Vamizi Island

Location: Quirimbas, Pemba & the North Coast | Mozambique

An untouched island haven, Vamizi offers true barefoot style on one of the finest beaches in Africa.  Think airy villas with billowing muslin, panoramic views of glittering turquoise sea and lunches with your toes in the sand.
Perfect forThe discerning traveller looking for untouched beauty coupled with castaway chic.
In the knowVamizi Island has been voted one of the top ten dive sites in the world, noted for its vibrant unbleached coral reefs. See green turtles nesting and hatching throughout the year and humpback whales calving (from July to September). Fishermen will not go disappointed. Several of our guests have voted the deep-sea fishing here amongst the best in Africa.
NB. Vamizi Island closing periods are 11 May - 23 June, and 2 November to 7 December.

Recommended for...

  • Honeymoon
  • Luxury Hotel
  • Snorkelling & Diving

Hotel Overview


The Quirimbas Archipelago off the remote coast of northern Mozambique.  Vamizi Island can only be accessed by light aircraft – 1 hour from Pemba & 2.5 hours from Dar es Salaam.

Rooms at Vamizi Island

13 huge villas, set on 8km of private beach, are made from palm thatch and local timber each with their own living room, spectacular bathroom and breezy verandah. Five Villas have two bedrooms making them ideal for family groups.

Food and Facilities

Meals can be enjoyed in a range of locations, from beachside barbeques, remote island picnics or sophisticated lantern- lit glamour. There’s also “Muntu Nkulu” the South Beach bar and restaurant for those wanting a change of scene.

Activities at Vamizi Island

A host of water based activities are available on Vamizi Island. Diving, snorkelling, blue water and shore-based fishing, sea kayaking, Hobie Cat sailing, windsurfing and sunset dhow sailing.  Beach picnics can be arranged and holistic therapies and yoga are also on offer.

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Good time to travel (but some limitations)

Travel is possible (but it’s not the best time)

Travel is not recommended

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