Ensconced on a tiny private island in the remote Quirimbas Archipelago off the northern coast of Mozambique, Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort takes full advantage of its idyllic location with the romantic allure of welcoming adults only. Indeed, privacy is a signature hallmark, and the resort won the 2015 World Travel Award for Africa’s Leading Private Island Resort.

Untouched and authentic, paradise is naturally intimate. Medjumbe Island is a mere one-kilometre-long and 300 metres wide. Lush vegetation frames the softest of white powdery sands, lapped gently by the azure waves of the Indian Ocean. Tranquil seclusion reigns supreme. Yet the feeling of being in a world of one’s own is conveniently accessible with a 45-minute light aircraft transfer from Pemba International Airport, which can be reached from Mozambique’s capital Maputo or international flights from Johannesburg or Dar es Salaam.

Bird’s eye views flying over the Quirimbas Archipelago conjure images of escaping to a deserted beach, plunging into warm crystal clear water and exploring the hidden charms of island life.

Idyllically located on a tiny private island in the jewel-like Quirimbas Archipelago off the northern coast of Mozambique, Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort offers a paradise escape that is naturally exclusive. Feel soft powdery sands sifting through your toes as you stroll along a pristine beach lapped by the turquoise Indian Ocean. Drift from a lazy morning by the pool to refresh in the waves, before retreating to Anantara Spa’s intimate beachfront villa to indulge in uniquely sensual therapies. Savour tastes of island life with tantalising local cuisine and seafood plucked fresh from the ocean, or succumb to the finest world flavours, served with extraordinary ocean views.


Experience rustic luxury in natural harmony with our Tropical Island and ocean surrounds. A boutique collection of 12 thatched Beach Pool Villas line a postcard perfect beach and reveal panoramic Indian Ocean views, enjoyed from your outdoor deck as you sunbathe, refresh in your plunge pool. Beautifully furnished interiors blend comfortable luxury with Anantara’s signature modern amenities, to offer the ultimate island hideaway.


Wake up to a view of endless blue stretching as far as the eye can see, and perhaps a cool dip in your personal plunge pool. Spend a lazy morning basking under the African sun or strolling along soft powdery sands and dipping your toes in the azure Indian Ocean. In the evenings, unwind with a cocktail in hand, until the stars beckon a sumptuous dinner.


  • 12 villas with direct beach access, overlooking the Indian Ocean
  • 2 with twin beds, 4 with queen size beds and 6 with king size beds
  • Private outdoor deck with table and chairs, sun loungers, and plunge pool
  • Private outdoor shower
  • En-suite bathroom featuring a separate bathtub and shower
  • Tea I coffee facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fans
  • International satellite television
  • Hair dryer
  • Personal electronic safe

A paradise for romantic escapades, ocean thrills and natural treasures both above and below the water, the startling beauty of the Quirimbas Archipelago comes with a sense of extraordinary adventure.


With our secluded hideaway coaxing you into the tranquil rhythm of island life, you may find it hard to tear yourself away from heavenly relaxation. Enticing you to hop from one kind of paradise to another, our Robinson Crusoe style escape comes with the temptation of a gorgeous picnic on the idyllic island of Quissanga.


Just a 15 minute boat journey away, Quissanga Island offers a seductive escape that is yours to treasure in blissful privacy. Enjoy a stroll around your tiny private island, followed perhaps by a cool swim and a spot of snorkelling, feeling fully refreshed before the journey back to the resort.


Ease into a day of sunbathing – a refreshing beverage in hand and the cool waters of the oceanfront pool only a step away. Dip into a different kind of day with a wide range of water sports to suit every mood and passion. Set sail for adventure, cruising alongside majestic whales or towards a hypnotic sunset.


Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort offers spectacular scuba diving courses. With our diving experiences, you will discover and explore dazzling reefs that are only accessible from our island. You will come face to face with a 15 metre shelf leading to a sheer vertical cliff dropping off into the depths of an abyss. This stunning wall dive is covered in huge gorgonian fans and features small caves. Admire a huge school of giant sweetlips who hang motionless as you swim by, green turtles, honeycomb and giant morays, ribbon eels, longnose hawkfish and leaf fish among other sea life.


Step into the luxurious world of Anantara Spa to put your beauty and wellness needs in the hands of a highly trained therapist. At Anantara Medjumbe, spa time is a highly exclusive experience. Hideaway in our beachfront spa villa, which features a treatment suite and en-suite bathroom. Let intuitive hands pamper you with an enticing spa menu of treatments, each carefully selected for their deeply relaxing and rejuvenating benefits.


Our naturally secluded island of lush tropical landscapes and tidal pools is an ornithologist’s delight for spotting rare bird species, a vast range of Palaearctic migrants and a variety of waders.


Embark on an inspirational boat trip to be greeted by Humpback whales swimming peacefully alongside, watching these majestic creatures arching gracefully over the waves.


Set sail aboard our hand crafted dhow sailing boat for a voyage of ocean discovery at the most romantic time of day. See our idyllic island from a unique perspective and marvel as a mesmerising sunset unfolds.


The Quirimbas Archipelago is the perfect place to try a wide range of water sports. Snorkel in a captivating underwater world and go deep sea fishing for prize catches. Wakeboard, kneeboard and go tubing at exhilarating speed. Glide at a serene pace in a kayak or on a stand up paddle board. Sailing enthusiasts can enjoy Hobie cat excursions.