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Quirimbas Archipelago
Quirimbas Archipelago
Quirimbas Archipelago

Quirimbas Archipelago is an isolated and remote area.

Explore ecologically pristine marine environments and beaches.

It’s the perfect place to escape and relax.

Quirimbas Archipelago

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The Quirimbas Archipelago consists of 12 major and 20 smaller islands.
Within this the Quirimbas National Park was established in 2002, and includes 11 islands.
The whole area is very remote with pristine beaches and unexplored places.
Vamizi is currently the most luxurious beach lodge in the Quirimbas…
... although Quilálea Private Island is also the epitome of exclusivity...
... and ideal for both, active and relaxed holidays.
A feature of most islands is their coralline outcrops – especially Quilálea pictured here.
This lovely beach chalet is one of 12 at Medjumbe Private Island.
The historical Ibo Island is the largest in the Quirimbas...
… once very important for Portuguese and Arab traders.
Arab influences remain in much of the architecture in this region.
Ibo Island Lodge has recently been lovingly restored, and offers nine rooms.
Whilst activities include visiting the local residents and artisans…
… who still use traditional techniques to craft amazing silver jewellery.
The staff at all of the lodges are really friendly, and will always greet you with a smile.
Diving, snorkeling and dhow cruises are offered by most of the lodges.
Whilst some relaxing beachcombing can turn up interesting things too - like this coral.
The area is also known for its numerous possibilities for bird watching.
Sometimes you don’t even have to leave your lodge to see them!
Many lodges also have a sparkling pool…
... usually overlooking the sea.
The Quirimbas Archipelago is the perfect place to escape.
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The Quirimbas Archipelago consists of 12 major and 20 smaller islands.
The Quirimbas Archipelago consists of 12 major and 20 smaller islands.
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Within this the Quirimbas National Park was established in 2002, and includes 11 islands.
Within this the Quirimbas National Park was established in 2002, and includes 11 islands.
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The whole area is very remote with pristine beaches and unexplored places.
The whole area is very remote with pristine beaches and unexplored places.
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Vamizi is currently the most luxurious beach lodge in the Quirimbas…
Vamizi is currently the most luxurious beach lodge in the Quirimbas…
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... although Quilálea Private Island is also the epitome of exclusivity...
... although Quilálea Private Island is also the epitome of exclusivity...
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... and ideal for both, active and relaxed holidays.
... and ideal for both, active and relaxed holidays.
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A feature of most islands is their coralline outcrops – especially Quilálea pictured here.
A feature of most islands is their coralline outcrops – especially Quilálea pictured here.
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This lovely beach chalet is one of 12 at Medjumbe Private Island.
This lovely beach chalet is one of 12 at Medjumbe Private Island.
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The historical Ibo Island is the largest in the Quirimbas...
The historical Ibo Island is the largest in the Quirimbas...
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… once very important for Portuguese and Arab traders.
… once very important for Portuguese and Arab traders.
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Arab influences remain in much of the architecture in this region.
Arab influences remain in much of the architecture in this region.
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Ibo Island Lodge has recently been lovingly restored, and offers nine rooms.
Ibo Island Lodge has recently been lovingly restored, and offers nine rooms.
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Whilst activities include visiting the local residents and artisans…
Whilst activities include visiting the local residents and artisans…
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… who still use traditional techniques to craft amazing silver jewellery.
… who still use traditional techniques to craft amazing silver jewellery.
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The staff at all of the lodges are really friendly, and will always greet you with a smile.
The staff at all of the lodges are really friendly, and will always greet you with a smile.
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Diving, snorkeling and dhow cruises are offered by most of the lodges.
Diving, snorkeling and dhow cruises are offered by most of the lodges.
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Whilst some relaxing beachcombing can turn up interesting things too - like this coral.
Whilst some relaxing beachcombing can turn up interesting things too - like this coral.
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The area is also known for its numerous possibilities for bird watching.
The area is also known for its numerous possibilities for bird watching.
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Sometimes you don’t even have to leave your lodge to see them!
Sometimes you don’t even have to leave your lodge to see them!
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Many lodges also have a sparkling pool…
Many lodges also have a sparkling pool…
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... usually overlooking the sea.
... usually overlooking the sea.
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The Quirimbas Archipelago is the perfect place to escape.
The Quirimbas Archipelago is the perfect place to escape.

Our top beach holidays in Mozambique

Here are 3 great Mozambique holidays to inspire you.


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Azura Beach Holiday

6 days • 1 locations
VILANCULOS AIRPORT TO VILANCULOS AIRPORT

Stay in a stunning location on the western coastline of Benguerra Island. Elegant accommodation, a highly personalised level of care and a wide range of land and water-based activities make Azura a fantastic destination for all travellers.

US$4,710 - US$5,480 per person

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Anantara Beach Holiday

6 days • 1 locations
VILANCULOS AIRPORT TO VILANCULOS AIRPORT

Enjoy a range of land and water-based activities from Antanara Bazaruto Beach Resort and Spa. A great destination for families, there’s something to keep all ages entertained as well as ample opportunity for utter relaxation.

US$3,370 - US$6,350 per person

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Benguerra Beach Holiday

6 days • 1 locations
VILANCULOS AIRPORT TO VILANCULOS AIRPORT

This luxurious lodge offers a fantastic blend of total relaxation and more active pursuits. Explore your idyllic surroundings with a range of land and water-based activities before unwinding with a massage and sundowner drinks on the beach.

US$4,780 - US$5,520 per person

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Where to stay in Quirimbas Archipelago

Our suggestions for beach lodges in Quirimbas Archipelago


Azura at Quilalea

Azura at Quilalea

Azura at Quilalea is a small, high-quality lodge on a very lovely and remote private island - which has no malaria, but great snorkelling and diving right off the beach.


98% (18 reviews)
Ibo Island Lodge

Ibo Island Lodge

Ibo Island Lodge offers an amazing insight into traditional Mozambique island life, plus relaxing dhow trips and canoe excursions.


98% (8 reviews)
Vamizi Lodge

Vamizi Lodge

Vamizi Island is the ultimate barefoot getaway, with stunning beaches, wonderful private villas and fantastic food.


92% (5 reviews)
Ibo Dhow Safari

Ibo Dhow Safari

Island hopping safaris offer swimming in turquoise waters, stunning snorkelling, camps on sandy islands and beaches, and exploration of the islands' history.


100% (2 reviews)
Medjumbe Private Island

Medjumbe Private Island

Medjumbe Lodge stands on a tiny and fairly remote private island, in the middle of the Quirimbas. It's the flagship lodge of a small chain and the snorkeling and diving in this area is excellent.


No reviews yet
Vamizi Island Villas

Vamizi Villas

Vamizi Island Villas offers an exclusive beach getaway. The individual Villas are hosted by a dedicated hospitality team.


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Mogundula Private Island

Mogundula Private Island

Brand new to the Quirimbas Archipelago, Mogundula Private Island looks set to be a superb luxury option.


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