Medjumbe Private Island
In 2004 and 2005, two sister-resorts opened in the Quirimbas Archipelago - each on its own island. The first was Matemo, and the second was Medjumbe Private Island – which was originally named 'Medjumbe Island Resort'. This is the smaller and more exclusive of the two – and in many ways it's the flagship of Rani Resorts in Mozambique. The island of Medjumbe lies about 130km north of Pemba, and perhaps 40km north of Matemo.
Our view of Medjumbe Private Island
We though the island of Medjumbe was stunning – the beach was a pristine powdery white and the sea a perfect turquoise blue. We loved the fact that Medjumbe Private Island is so small, as it makes it feel really exclusive. In regards to the location and surroundings it is probably our favourite island in the Quirimbas.
That said, although the island is very beautiful ... the lodge itself is slightly less memorable. The rooms are quite close together and there is a lack of coherency in the furnishings. But if you can live with the slight disappointment of the lodge on Medjumbe, and especially its rooms, then the island is well worth a visit.
Medjumbe Private Island is situated privately on the Quirimbas Archipelago.