Book your safari with peace of mind: 100% flexible, no cancellation or deferral fees See our COVID-19 policy

Azura @ Quilalea Private Island

4.9 /5
Feefo Widget starFeefo Widget starFeefo Widget starFeefo Widget starFeefo Widget star

Based on over 1000 Verified Reviews.


Azura @ Quilalea is an exclusive beach resort set on a beautiful private island in Mozambique's Quirimbas Archipelago. It is 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 is the ideal place to relax on pristine beaches and take in postcard-perfect views but there is 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


  • Beach activities
  • Day tours
  • Deep sea fishing
  • Guided walks
  • Kayaking
  • Picnics
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Dhow cruises
  • Bird watching
  • Boat excursions
  • Star gazing
  • Sunset cruises
A place that in one word can only be described as magic. Meals are enjoyed in a different location each evening, and the food can only be described as outrageously delicious. Romantics and honeymooners be warned, once you have visited this island chances are that you will return again and again – its really that good!
Lauren Johansson

Lauren Johansson

Africa Safari Expert

Help me plan


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.


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.

General facilities

  • Dive centre
  • Wi-fi available
  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
Listing icon

Traveller Reviews

Azura @ Quilalea Private Island

Jean-Sebastien Bres

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.
Show more down arrow

Why travel with us

  • Independent experts since 1998
  • Our best price promise
  • Full service, flights included
  • Complete financial protection
  • 24/7 on-safari support
Connect with an expert
Listing icon

Nearby Accommodations

That may be of interest
arrow Back to Map