Lodges

Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort

The jewel of the Indian Ocean

Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort

This small tropical island, only one-kilometre long and 300 metres wide, will be your comfortable castaway home for a while. It’s remote, gobsmackingly beautiful and one of the smaller islands of the Quirimbas Archipelago. The location is topped off by the simple luxury of your private beach hut, the wealth of sea life on the colourful reefs and no screaming children. Yes folks … it’s adults only.

At the lodge

The hotel

The main lodge area is set under a thatched roof of impressive architectural proportions. It has a restaurant, lounge with wooden couches and coffee tables, a mezzanine area overlooking the ocean with books and games, as well as a colourful restaurant serving local and international cuisine. Some evenings dinner is hosted in a new and unique location. Shh … we’re not telling, Even though you have your own plunge pool you can also hang out at the lodge swimming pool on the stone terrace overlooking the beach. There are loungers, tables and chairs and the bar is nearby.

The rooms

We love the private beach chalets at this lodge, they’re comfortable and tastefully decorated. They are raised off the beach and have a wooden deck, sun loungers, hammock, private plunge pool and palm-thatched roof. Sound sweet? It is. Amenities include an en-suite bathroom with indoor and outdoor shower, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, mosquito nets, hair dryer, mini bar, satellite TV and tea/coffee making facilities. Did we mention you walk off your deck directly on the beach?

On safari

Experiences

For such a small island you’d imagine boredom setting in after a few days but adventure and activity abounds at Medjumbe if you’re into it. There are watersports, including snorkelling, diving, fishing, water skiing, hobie cat sailing, sea kayaking, and stand up paddle boarding. For something more relaxed, go on a dhow sunset cruise, enjoy a remote island picnic or book at moya crystal experience at the Anantara Medjumbe Spa.

When to go

The Quirimbas by month

January

Season: Wet

February

Season: Wet

March

Season: Wet

April

Season: Wet

May

Season: Dry

June

Season: Dry

July

Season: Dry

August

Season: Dry

September

Season: Dry

October

Season: Dry

November

Season: Dry

December

Season: Wet

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