An understated ‘Robinson Crusoe’ barefoot luxury style retreat
Quilalea Island rests in a marine sanctuary as part of the Quirimbas Archipelago in Mozambique. The island has direct access to the tropical Indian Ocean and offers complete seclusion and privacy, with the only residents being the hotel guests and staff. Unlike the rest of Quirimbas Arquipelago, Quilalea is malaria-free. It also offers excellent diving on your doorstep.
The island resort accommodates 18 guests in 9 luxury ‘island villas’ overlooking the sparkling Indian ocean. Each villa opens onto a private veranda with panoramic sea views. Natural rock walls, air-conditioning as well as colonial ceiling fans, and gentle sea-breezes, keep you cool by day. A king-size bed draped in netting completes the romantic African Arabian luxury and all villas are ensuite.
Set on a peninsula at the north end of the island, the restaurant and lounge offer beautiful ocean views to both the west and the east. Indulge in the flavours and spices of Mozambican cuisine influenced by Portugal and Goa, including delicious and huge local tiger prawns. Also enjoy five-star dining on the beach. The perfect place for swimming, snorkelling and diving.
Why we like it
- Remote and relaxed
- Private island retreat
- Marine life paradise
- The spa & villa
- Turquoise water & white sandy beaches