Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort

Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort lies ensconced on a tiny private island in the remote Quirimbas Archipelago, off the northern coast of Mozambique. Medjumbe Island is a mere one kilometre long and 300 metres wide. Here tranquil seclusion reigns supreme, creating the sensation of being in a world of one’s own on an African Island Paradise. The resort is conveniently accessible with a 45-minute air transfer from Pemba International Airport. The airport can be reached from Mozambique’s capital Maputo or international flights from Johannesburg or Dar es Salaam.

This is the ultimate destination for couples, honeymooners and divers. Anantara Medjumbe’s remoteness assures untouched beauty and absolute privacy. With only 12 Mozambique villas on the island, enjoy the exclusivity of your private slice of paradise. Thatched-roof simplicity meets vibrant African prints, and views of the ocean feature from every angle.

Why we like it here

This is romantic exclusivity at its best, cast-away in luxury Robinson Crusoe style.

Quissanga Island is just a 15-minute boat ride away. A picnic here offers a tailored menu of salad and barbecue delights, served by a personal waiter and chef at a shady table in a coconut plantation. This can be followed by a stroll around the tiny deserted island, a swim in crystal clear water and snorkelling amongst tropical fish.

For an unforgettable night, the Star Bed Sleep Out experience invites couples to reconnect with the beauty of nature and one another, sleeping outside in a four-poster bed under a star-filled sky on the private island of Quissanga.

Dining by Design customises romance with a personal chef, crafting the ideal menu, savoured in villa privacy or on a quiet stretch of beach, at sunset or under the stars.

The Quirimbas Archipelago boasts some of the world’s most spectacular and undiscovered scuba diving opportunities. The vibrant coral reefs and bountiful marine life in this part of the Indian Ocean are only accessible from Anantara Medjumbe Island.

Humpback whales from the Antarctic migrate to the Quirimbas Archipelago between July and September. These colossal creatures often swim peacefully alongside passing boats, arch gracefully over the waves and expel air from their blowholes, thrilling Anantara Medjumbe guests with a truly majestic experience.

Things to be aware of

This is an adult’s only resort, and no-one under 16 years of age is allowed.

Where we are situated