When asked to dream up an idyllic, intimate and utterly romantic African private island holiday, Mozambique should come to mind! And if you had a choice of islands in northern Mozambique to escape to, Vamizi Island should be on your wishlist. Think miles and miles of long sandy beaches, uninterrupted turquoise waters, and pure barefoot luxury on your own private ‘Robinson Crusoe’ island … Our friends at andBeyond expanded their private island resorts footprint to include Vamizi Island.  Their Mozambique islands portfolio already includes Benguerra Island located in Mozambique’s Bazaruto Archipelago and Mnemba Island, situated just off the coast of Zanzibar.

Vamizi Island Suluwilo Arial View
An aerial view of a villa on andBeyond Vamizi Island epitomises ‘getting away from it all’

Vamizi Island lies on Mozambique’s northern coastline, part of the spectacular Quirimbas Archipelago (also known as the new Maldives) and we think it’s one of East Africa’s best kept secrets with its extraordinary marine life and world-class diving.

Six Unique Luxury Villas

Perfect for families or those in search of the ultimate private island vacation, Vamizi Island boasts six luxury villas (for up to 10 or 16 guests), each one individually designed by award-winning South African architects, with its own dedicated staff on call, as well as a private vehicle to explore the island and its many castaway picnic spots.

Vamizi Island Castaway Picnic
This is your castaway picnic spot – turquoise water,  white sand and complete privacy

Elegant in style, hidden from view with breathtaking vistas of the ocean and beach, the villas create an intimate and peaceful setting ideal for those in search of the ultimate Mozambique honeymoon or bonding family time away from technology.

Vamizi Island Tartaruga Bedroom
Simple stylish elegance – Vamizi is all about barefoot luxury

The long list of activities on offer at Vamizi promises to keep even the most active of visitors entertained. Take your pick from castaway picnics on secluded stretches of beach, snorkeling trips through turquoise waters and glittering schools of tropical fish, whale watching expeditions, romantic dhow sunset cruises, kayaking trips, community visits and walks down seemingly endless pristine sandy beaches.

Vamizi Island Dhow Cruise
Amongst many activities on offer at Vamizi is a romantic dhow cruise

Marine Sanctuary

The island forms part of a marine conservation area, and the ocean surrounding it boasts some of the world’s best diving sites as well as the Indian Ocean’s most pristine coral reefs with over 400 species of reef fish and 180 species of coral. Here you have the chance to experience diving with leatherback turtles, giant stingrays, or even whales to explore this magnificent underwater wonderland.

Vamizi Island Scuba Diving2
Vamizi not only boasts some of the most pristine coral reefs but also some of the best scuba diving in the world!
Vamizi Island Scuba Diving
Experience diving with leatherback turtles in this magical underwater wonderland

andBeyond is renowned for its conservation ethos and sustainable developments. You can rest assured that their land-based conservation expertise will extend to conserving our marine life and dwindling oceans.

“With its strong conservation background, Vamizi Island perfectly aligns with our values of Care of the Land, Care of the Wildlife, Care of the People,” explains Joss Kent, CEO of andBeyond. “The new addition is part of a broader strategy that will promote the conservation of the Indian Ocean from Zanzibar in the north to the southern tip of Mozambique. Home to one of the world’s great marine archipelagos, this entire area is under threat. We intend to use our influence and expertise to protect it, focusing on reef conservation and on creating safe migratory routes for the endangered species that travel this coastline, from turtles to whale sharks.”

Vamizi Island beach walk
Vamizi truly offers the best private African island getaway

Vamizi Island is perfect for private island getaways to escape the gloomy winter months, unwind from the daily stresses of life, or for those simply wanting to end their safari on a high note on the beach. With superb weather all-year-round, scenic views, world-class deep-sea fishing, and diving this is barefoot African beach luxury at its very best! Contact us to start planning your dream Mozambique vacation.