It is quite a process getting to Vamizi Island, but that makes it all more worthwhile as this is a paradise destination. Go and play with the turtles, birds, whales and monkeys, along with the traditional fishermen and the tides. Vamizi promises you a five star Quirimba island holiday!
Few mod cons but many luxuries
Vamizi is aptly described as a barefoot luxury spot in Mozambique – spot on! There are no televisions, no docking stations, no ice cream shops or cafes. There is only sublime cooking coming from a magical kitchen, manned by expert and compassionate local chefs. The food is superb, the set menu seafood-oriented, but the chef goes out of his way for those with special dietary needs.
Your five star Quirimbas holiday will be spent in the villas, or Kitalas, magnificently decorated and immensely private. The 17 serene, stylish villas are right on their own bit of white beach, with breath-taking views of the ocean. Imagine spacious living areas, full of sun and air, soft sofas, huge beds covered in soft quality linens, marble showers and large sun deck for whiling the days away. The sea is the swimming pool, so close you can almost throw a stone into the waves from where you lie! Read about the private villas right here.
Five star diving at a five star lodge – the healthy corals, numerous sharks and turtles show that Vamizi Island cares about the conservation of its biodiversity. You may find parrot fishes and other such fish which mesmerise divers for long minutes. Neptune’s Arm is a dive site coveted by divers from around the world who go there to simply drift and look.
Look beyond your comfort zone
Walk with the turtle monitors to see the turtles lay their eggs in season. Watch the variety of island birds and monkeys from your villa during the warm days. This luxurious island getaway offers more activities than you would expect on a Quirimbas island! Spend time at the Lighthouse Picnic Spot with sumptuous meal inviting true relaxation in a tranquil zone.
Your Quirimbas five-star holiday will be spent in tune with nature on Vamizi Island. Look for butterflies on one of your walks around the island or try shore fishing on a catch and release basis. Cruise on a wooden dhow with a cocktail in hand, listening to the silence, watching the sky turn pink. This is the life, this is Vamizi Island in the fantastical Quirimbas Archipelago.
In between relaxing, get to know the Maluane community project, linking conservation and people. Ecotourism is about sharing natural resources in a way that sustains them and the people who depend upon them.