Luxury Villas in Vamizi Island, Mozambique

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If you are looking for a luxury villa hideaway off the beaten track, you don't get much more remote than Vamizi Island.

Vamizi is a small but delightful island sitting off the north coast of Mozambique a million miles from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

There is a collection of gorgeous villas, each one unique and tucked away in its own little piece of paradise. But never fear, you still have the impeccable service from the team of staff.

Villa Kipila
Vamizi Island, Mozambique

Set within 3 acres of grounds and with over 125 metres of pristine beachfront, Villa Kipila offers the ultimate in exclusivity. With it’s pitched ‘Balinese-style’ timber shingle roof, high ceilings and elegant bathroom gardens it epitomises luxury...

5 Bedrooms
Sleeps 12
Price : On request

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Villa Casamina
Vamizi Island, Mozambique

Casamina is a six bedroom private villa located within 3 acres of forest and with over 125 metres of pristine beachfront, offering absolute exclusivity and privacy. The unique style of architecture focuses on sustainable development and draws on the...

6 Bedrooms
Sleeps 16
Price : On request

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Villa Casa Marjani
Vamizi Island, Mozambique

Casa Marjani, meaning ‘coral’ in Vamizi’s native language of Kimwani, lies within 4.7 acres of forest and has over 130 metres of pristine beachfront offering absolute exclusivity and privacy. It prides itself on beach-facing en-suite bedrooms with...

5 Bedrooms
Sleeps 12
Price : On request

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Villa Suluwilo
Vamizi Island, Mozambique

Suluwilo meaning ‘forest weaver’ in Kimwani is a five bedroom private villas which lies within 3 acres of forest along a pristine white beach. It is one of a handful of beautifully appointed beach houses, allowing you to step into a world of powder...

5 Bedrooms
Sleeps 12
Price : On request

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Destination Guide: Vamizi Island

About Vamizi Island

Vamizi Island is an exquisite beach destination that lies off the north coast of Mozambique in the Quirimbas Archipelago. The crescent shaped island is small and intimate and Vamizi Lodge offers guests the definitive experience in barefoot luxury.

Of all Vamizi’s attractions, its beaches are undeniably one of its greatest, especially as the Private Villas are strung loosely along them. At times the sea can be so mirror calm that the silence of a beachcombing walk is not even punctuated by the sound of waves. Vamizi Island offers an excellent opportunity to dive among colourful corals and tropical fish. There is also superb snorkelling and swimming right at your fingertips. Try your hand at deep-sea fishing, enjoy an array of activities or just lounge back on your deckchair, sip your ice-cold cocktail and have a relaxing tropical island holiday.

Historically, there is evidence of Vamizi having been a stopping place for Arab dhows in the 15th century, when the island, then known as Amisa, had a Muslim population and a prolific weaving industry producing a fine fabric known as Maluane cloth. This attracted Portuguese traders. Most of Vamizi’s historic remnants are relics from the Portuguese era including a church, a fort, several wells and a lighthouse.

As well as fabric, Vamizi offered trade in indigo, ivory, timber, manna (an edible gum) and turtle shells. Today the turtle population is protected rather than exploited. The island’s most recent settlers are the owners of an award-winning luxury lodge established in 2005, who have also initiated community projects and a conservation initiative. The Lodge and the Private Villas have attracted guests from all over the world, in search of a rare and authentic wild African island experience.

Vamizi Island is located 100 kilometres south of the Tanzanian border, in the Quirimbas Archipelago. The island is approximately 12km long and 2km wide with its main axis lying east to west from 11°01’S 40°36’E to 11°00’S 40°43’E.

Best places to eat and drink in Vamizi Island

All the food served on Vamizi is very fresh and generally seafood seems to be the main order of the day. We've heard the lobster is particularly good!

Best time to visit Vamizi Island

Vamizi’s climate is described as tropical. Its low-lying offshore position means that it is not strongly affected by local weather patterns and is protected from extreme weather. The hottest months are October to April with a monthly average between 27°C and 30°C. From January to March there can be tropical rain showers. The drier months are June to September with a monthly average between 26°C and 27°C.

There are two trade winds that prevail along the Mozambique coast: the Kusi (Southern trade wind) blows from April to November and the Kaskazi (Northern trade wind) blows from December through to March. The water temperature is at its warmest from January to March (28°C to 29°C) and at its coolest from July to September (25°C to 26°C).

What we love about Vamizi Island

Despite being located in one of the wildest places on earth, set among the Quirimbas Archipelago in the calm, cyclone free waters off the coast of northern Mozambique, Vamizi offers the definitive experience of barefoot luxury in Africa.