Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort, Quirimbas Archipelago

You already know this, but occasionally it is worth reminding yourself that when you give yourself less to do, life slows down but somehow becomes much fuller. So if your vacation strategy is to seek out that textbook desert (and virtually deserted) island you should definitely head to Anantara Medjumbe during your luxury, tailor-made holiday to Mozambique. And cast yourself adrift.

Powder-soft white sand stretching alongside the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. Coral reefs offering spectacular diving. Palm trees and tropical gardens. Luxurious private villa overlooking the Indian Ocean. Superb local and international cuisine with a focus on fresh seafood. Romantic cruises on a traditional dhow. Plus a range of watersports that mean you can add a splash of excitement to your recipe for perfect relaxation.

Aanatara Medjumbe Island Resort, at a glance

  • Luxurious, exclusive boutique resort on a far flung, Indian Ocean island
  • Just 12 thatched villas designed in harmony with the island’s flora
  • Private plunge pools
  • Tented, king-sized beds
  • Rustic-chic interior décor
  • Elegant en suite bathrooms
  • Outdoor decks with hammocks
  • Jahazi restaurant serving local food and delicious sea views
  • Tailored dining experiences for true romantics
  • Lounge bar

For leisure and pleasure

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Anantara Spa with a wide range of relaxing and rejuvenating treatments
  • Superb diving, snorkelling and fishing
  • Hobie cat sailing and sea kayaking
  • Water sports like skiing, kneeboarding, tubing, kite surfing and paddle boarding
  • Sunset cruises on a traditional dhow
  • Whale watching from mid-July to mid-October
  • Bird watching
  • Picnics on Quissanga Island
  • Loft library and games room 
  • It has been wonderful to discover that there remain places like this in the world, where one can find peace amid wild nature. This has been the highlight of our stay in Colombia and we look forward to telling our friends about it.

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    ZA, Colombia, 2014