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Azura @ Quilalea is an exclusive beach resort set on a beautiful private island in Mozambique's Quirimbas Archipelago.It's a classic 'desert island' destination, and in keeping with the original Azura Lodge, Azura @ Quilalea has become equally famous for its exceptional service, luxury accommodation and divine culinary experience.

It's the ideal place to relax on pristine beaches and take in postcard-perfect views but there's plenty of opportunity to get active by going snorkelling and scuba diving, or choosing from one of the many watersports offered at the watersports centre.


  • A private island with very few guests
  • In the remote Quirimbas Archipelago
  • Fantastic food served in various settings
  • Incredible snorkelling & diving 
  • Sunset kayaking 
  • Dhow sailing & deep sea fishing
  • Perfect for special occasions

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The resort offers a stylish front-of-house with a relaxation area as well as a state-of-the-art TV and media room.

You can enjoy an ice-cold drink from the bar while savouring the views over the island's pristine beaches. Your complete relaxation is guaranteed with 24-hour room service and ever-attentive staff.

General Facilities

    Swimming Pool


The à la carte restaurant at Azura @ Quilalea offers a superb culinary experience provided by a Michelin-experienced chef who left the gourmet restaurants of Europe to join the Azura team to add a delightful Portuguese flavour to the menu.

Surf-fresh seafood dominates the choice of dishes at Azura, and beach barbeques are held regularly.

Room Description

The resort offers nine luxurious villas, each with spacious bathrooms, natural furnishings, 24-hour room service and decorated in pure African elegance. There are four Kaskazi Villas, each with a stunning sea view.

Other Room Types

The four Kusi Villas with their premium locations offer a bit more opulence than their Kaskazi cousins such as an on-the-beach sala and refreshing outdoor shower. For those looking for exceptional luxury, the Villa Quilalea has a private cliff-top location and comes complete with a plunge pool, outdoor shower, and breathtaking views over the Indian Ocean.


  • Beach activities
  • Cultural tour
  • Day tours
  • Deep sea fishing
  • Guided walks
  • Kayaking
  • Local village visits
  • Picnics
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Dhow cruise
  • Birding
  • Boat excursions
  • Star-gazing
  • Sunset cruise

Traveller Reviews

  • Villas: The Villa No. 5 had a nice view and we enjoyed the location which was a bit secluded and intimate. It was a bit colder, mostly at night, because of the wind. The villa No. 8 has a great location and great sunset view. The advantage was to be able to go snorkelling just in front of the villa. Service was perfect. Robson was a great host. Food & beverage was excellent!!! We enjoyed each of our meals. They had a very good chef. I loved the Chocolate springroll, the wraps, everything else and particularly the soups. Diving and Activities: Snorkelling could be a bit more 'guided' to show people the different species and tell them more information about them. Turtle Beach is definitely a place to go at high tide. The picnic on Quirimbas was great becuase the island was beautiful and we were glad to discover that place however it was not as intimate as Turtle Beach. Spa Treatments were great and relaxing.

    Jean-Sebastien Bres, October 2013

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Liesel van Zyl

Liesel van Zyl

Product Manager

"The adventure to get there makes you realise how wonderfully isolated you are; a true private island experience where you can snorkel straight from the island. Service & food will meet the highest expectations."

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