Quirimbas holidays gives you the chance to get away from it all, and find a secluded little piece of paradise to live out your Robinson Crusoe fantasies – in luxury. Whether you’re on african safari honeymoon, wanting a bit of solitude, an avid diver or part of a group of friends or family.
It’s not often the world gets a new corner to explore, but the relatively unknown Quirimbas Archipelago is rapidly becoming Mozambique’s hottest destination. Seclusion, a laidback rhythm of life, a rich marine world and crystal clear water – these are a few of the draw cards of a Quirimbas island holiday.
The archipelago is made up of 27 coral islands strung along Mozambique’s northern coast, from Pemba to the Tanzanian border. Many are uninhabited, and Quirimbas accommodation is limited to a handful of luxurious lodges and romantic beach bungalows, so it’s easy to find an empty stretch of beach or virgin reef all to yourself.
Pick Your Tropical Island
Previously inaccessible, this has now changed with increased flights opening up this magical world of beautiful tropical islands.
Coconut palms and powder-white beaches line small private islands like Matemo and Medjumbe. Add to this bucketfuls of luxury and a fantastic range of activities – from thrilling scuba diving to peaceful dhow cruises – and you’re looking at the perfect off-the-beaten track escape.
Ibo Island is probably the most visited of the islands due to its unique blend of culture and architecture, and fascinating history.
11 of the southernmost islands are included in the Quirimba National Park, established to help protect the wide range of marine life that includes whale sharks, humpback whales, dolphins and dugongs.
The best time for Quirimbas holidays is during the cooler, drier winter months.