Azura Quilalea Private Island

Remote and uninhabited, Quilalea gives you an exquisite experience in the midst of the blissful Indian Ocean. You will feel like a true castaway relaxing on the idyllic beaches in this unique hideaway, totally enveloped in the comfort of your seafront villa. With barely any contact from the outside world and only local materials used to create this luxe beach style, you will feel completely removed from your hectic daily life. Our tip: chill out on your private deck soaking in the uninterrupted views of the endless azure sea.


North of Pemba, on one of the southernmost islands in the stunning Quirimbas Archipelago, Quilalea languishes within a fully protected marine reserve, offering you a vivid array of marine life. And with a maximum of just 18 guests, you will be able to snorkel or scuba dive in total peace and solitude. For nature lovers, the island is covered with lush vegetation, spawning beautiful flora and fauna, but for something truly special, head to the turtle beach to catch a glimpse of nesting turtles.

Your room

With just nine seafront villas to choose from, the feeling of seclusion and exclusivity is paramount at Quilalea. The sunrise villas, built from island materials blend into the natural surroundings, whilst the sunset villas hone in on African elegance and offer an outdoor shower and hammocks to unwind in. The Villa Quilalea tops the bill, with its cliff top views, private plunge pool and lavish living areas allowing you to create your own island home that is just too good to leave.

Why we love it

Aside from the sheer natural beauty of the Island, it’s the friendly staff at Quilalea that make your stay here so memorable. Attentive, warm and willing to create a completely bespoke service just for you, they ensure that every aspect, from your sunset dhow cruise to your private seafood dinner on the beach is an experience that you will never forget.

Azura Quilalea Private Island will reopen in 2023