Azura Quilalea Island Resort

Azura at Quilalea is the second luxury Indian Ocean Retreat from the Azura Retreats group, bringing Azura’s trademark African-chic style to Quilalea Private Island, a private, wholly uninhabited island paradise surrounded by the pristine waters of the Quirimbas Archipelago marine sanctuary.

Azura at Quilalea is a hidden gem, somewhere to retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily life, with a relaxed and understated ‘Robinson Crusoe’ castaway style that belies the comforts and experiences on offer in the 9 seafront villas.

Azura Quilalea Accommodation

The villas are built from natural coral stone and makuti thatch, and have all been completely refurbished by the Azura design team to increase comfort and make better use of the interior space, with natural finishings, indoor/outdoor showers, private decks stretching out to the beach, daybeds and sun-loungers for relaxing…. read more

Azura Quilalea Directions

Quilalea Private Island is located in the Quirimbas Archipelago in Northern Mozambique.

The nearest International Airport is at Pemba, which can be accessed from South Africa with flights from Johannesburg on SA Airlink and LAM… read more

Azura Quilalea Activities


There are some amazing dive sites in the surrounding waters, with walls and drop offs for the more adventurous. We are lucky enough to have humpback whales from July to November, nesting turtles from November through to April, and pods of dolphins for company in front of your villas year round…. read more

Azura Quilalea Dining


Cuisine at Quilalea is focused around the natural produce available locally, in line with the island’s ‘Green Ethos’. Lots of fresh fish and seafood dominate the menu, with dining a relaxed and laid back affair…. read more

Azura Quilalea Facilities


The main areas at Quilalea offer plenty of comfortable spaces to relax and unwind, with new additions being a clifftop pool, wine cellar and state of the art watersports centre. The Spa on the headland offers Azura’s signature African treatments, or relax and be pampered in your own villa…. read more

Azura Quilalea Gallery


The vision is to provide the ultimate in private luxury hideaways in stunning undiscovered destinations. Attention to detail, as ever with Azura, is paramount in the design, the finishes, and the overall wow factor of the island experience…. read more