Located on a remote private island – one of the many islands making up the Quirimbas Archipelago in Northern Mozambique – Medjumbe Island is the ultimate in intimate island accommodation, the ideal Mozambique island getaway for those who wish to experience exclusivity and privacy in a remote tropical location. This tiny pristine island with its breathtaking coral reefs and ocean views is world-renowned for delicious seafood, gracious hospitality and exceptional diving. A ‘can-do’ attitude and slow pace makes Medjumbe both remarkable and memorable.
Medjumbe Private Island has earned its enviable reputation as Mozambique’s best-kept secret. This tiny, pristine Quirimbas island with its bewitching ocean views and stunning coral reefs, is world-renowned for offering barefoot luxury, privacy and unparalleled hospitality. Its signature is stylish simplicity, with delicious seafood, some of the world’s premier diving and fishing, and a wealth of romantic delights combining to form a heady menu.
The 13 palm-thatched beach chalets on Medjumbe are the ultimate in sophisticated simplicity, just steps away from the warm Indian Ocean. Nestling on the white sands, they offer privacy and seclusion, yet are situated conveniently close to our guest areas. Each chalet is luxuriantly furnished in crisp blues and whites, offering a full en-suite bathroom with indoor and outdoor shower, and is refreshingly air-conditioned. Ceiling fans, mosquito nets, hair dryer, mini bar, an electronic safe, satellite TV and tea/coffee making facilities are included in every chalet.
Outside each chalet, a private plunge pool with stunning Indian Ocean views provides relief from the tropical Mozambique heat and a hammock ensures ultimate relaxation, the Quirimbas way. Ensconced in your private beach haven is as close as it gets to personal heaven.
Medjumbe Private Island offers some of the finest diving in the world with untouched coral reefs and an astounding diversity of marine species. A dazzling array of fish, from Moray Eels and Stingrays to Barracuda, Kingfish and other pelagic gamefish can be seen whilst diving here in tropical waters that seldom drop below 26°C. Dolphins are frequently encountered here whilst Humpback Whales can be sighted between August and October. Leatherback, Loggerhead and Green Turtles are often seen in the water, coming ashore to lay their eggs on the sandy island beaches – sometimes right in front of our beach chalet rooms.Whether you are a novice or accomplished diver, you will be able to experience the magic of scuba diving in the tropical waters of Mozambique. There are a range of diving courses, such as Discover Scuba, Open Water and Advanced Open Water on offer, the experienced diving instructor co-ordinates the diving courses and plans every diving trip, taking care of all the details.The 12 known dive sites offer a range of diving experiences that are simply breathtaking, taking in fringing reefs, coral banks and vertical and sloping reef walls. On shallower dives (8-15 metres) you are likely to see resident reef fish such as Sweetlips, Pufferfish, Angelfish and Triggerfish. Anemones filter the waters with the resident clown fish often in sight. You may also see turtles making their way out to deeper waters.On deeper wall dives (up to 40 metres) such as Sambi Sambi, the Edge of Reason or Cliffs of Insanity, you will encounter species such as Napolean Wrasse, Groupers, Black-and White-Tip Reef Sharks, Snappers and Unicorn Fish. Here you can experience the feeling of flight as the wall gives way to deep blue waters beyond. As Medjumbe’s waters are so little explored, there are always new diving sites to discover (they often name these after the guests who discover them).
Environment and Local Community
The Quirimbas have enormous cultural and historical value and are a melting pot of Arabian, Portuguese, and African influences. Ibo Island, with its coral reefs, mangroves and magnificent old fortresses, has a fascinating and disturbing history. With its prime location off the East African coast, the island became a significant trading post for gold, ivory and later slaves between the 16th and 19th centuries. Today visitors can visit relics from the slave trade and watch silversmiths hand-fashion intricate silver jewellery as they have for generations.
With the beach and spectacular views at your doorstep, it is hard not to enjoy your stay at Medjumbe. The resort has lots to do, but you can also just lounge around and soak up the island atmosphere while enjoying ice cold caparinias. Tony and his staff (Bacar, Salimo, Abacar, Steve…) went out of their way to accommodate our every need. The food was great and service was ALWAYS with a smile.
- Guide PriceFrom: $400 - $600 All Inclusive. Beach Chalet Room. (per person sharing)
- No. Rooms13
- Our Top TipIt is truly barefoot luxury as advertised. We would certainly return.