Recently completely over-hauled and upgraded, Azura at Quilalea Private Island is the ultimate Eco-Boutique Retreat. The style is barefoot luxury with a relaxed and understated ‘Robinson Crusoe’ feel. Located on a coral outcrop on an uninhabited malarial free island, it has only 9 handcrafted chalets built from natural coral stone and makuti thatch and natural finishings, indoor/outdoor showers, private decks stretching out to the beach and panoramic Indian Ocean views with daybeds and sun-loungers for relaxing. The lodge is situated on a peninsula at the northern tip of the island with pristine beach surrounds and turquoise waters. For this reason Azura at Quilalea has implimented a unique
energy saving project and guests are able to control their own energy consumption through a wall switch at their villa. They can opt for ‘ECO’ or ‘LUXE’, Eco resulting in power for the bare minimum requirements for the room, such as basic lighting and fan, or Luxe providing all mod cons including Aircon. The coral reefs here are among the best in the world thanks to the fact that the island is situated in the WWF-approved Quilalea Sanctuary. Keen snorkelers and divers will enjoy the opportunities for both shore and boat excursions, ranging from shallow excursions for novices to wall dives for adventurous deep water explorers. Activities include : Beach picnics, Mangrove Kayaking, Scuba Diving and scuba diving courses, Snorkelling and guided snorkelling trips, Deep sea fishing, Sea kayaking, Dhow sailing and Dhow Sunset Cruise, Island hopping, Cultural visits to historic Ibo Island.
The Spa has a stunning location on the Island’s headland where there is a natural rock alcove with rhythmical splashing of the water at high tide to aid in the relaxation process.