Fill your soul with music and laughter the moment you step off your scenic helicopter flight and onto the white sandy beaches, azure water stretching far as the eye can see. This is the ultimate in remote luxury. 9 stunningly designed villas dot Quilalea Island, part of the Quirimbas Archipelago in Mozambique, hidden just behind a fringe of tropical trees and bushes to make sure you have total privacy.
The style of this camp is totally within keeping of the uninhibited nature of the island. The overall retreat consists of these nine simple and stunningly chique villas accommodating up to 18 guests in total. All the villas have been expanded and revamped with natural furnishings, totally private decks dotted with several day beds and sun loungers and all stretching out over the beach with fabulous views out towards the Indian Ocean.
The overall style of the camp is a sort of glamourous Robinson Crusoe castaway. For divers and avid snorkelers, this getaway is brilliant – slip off your private decking straight into the crystal-clear waters or wander off the main beach Halle Berry style into the warm sea. It even has its own house reef abundant with endless exotically coloured tropical reed fish. Not only is the marine wildlife out of this world, but the island is home to more than 50 giant baobabs and 180+ migrating birdlife.
At Azura Quilalea they are fully equipped with a PADI Dive and Watersports Centre which is fantastic for those who have always wanted to give scuba diving a go, you can do with the full knowledge you have the top experts looking after you and teaching you about the surrounding aquatic eco-system.
The Quirimbas Archipelago is blessed with a totally tropical climate meaning temperatures rarely go below 24 degrees c. The water also reflects this and is almost like hopping into a dreamy warm bath. The East African Trade winds bring a welcoming cool breeze throughout certain times of the year and the 9 villas are placed just so you can benefit from this. There are several months throughout the year when there is barely any rain that falls upon the island meaning the landscape is arid and can often challenge the overall water supply.
This secluded and totally remote destination of Azura Quilalea is truly a once in a lifetime place to enjoy ultimate seclusion at a luxurious level.