Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort

Quirimbas archipelago accommodation

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.

This pristine island; with its breathtaking coral reefs and ocean views; is world-renowned for offering barefoot luxury, privacy, unparalleled hospitality; delicious seafood, and exceptional diving. A ‘can-do’ attitude and slow pace make Medjumbe both remarkable and memorable. Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort has earned its enviable reputation as Mozambique‘s best-kept secret.

The central dining area, decks, and patios are designed for privacy and barefoot luxury. Lounge around the pool overlooking the translucent ocean, sip cocktails in the bar areas; you have to try the delicious caipirinhas or ensconce yourself upstairs in the informal lounge; where you can gaze out at paradise while you sip espressos; check your email (if you truly have to!), read or play games.

Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort Accommodation

Luxury Villas in a Castaway Island. Experience rustic luxury in natural harmony with the tropical island and ocean surroundings. A boutique collection of 12 x thatched Beach Pool Villas line a ‘postcard perfect’ beach and reveal panoramic Indian Ocean views; enjoyed from your outdoor deck as you refresh in your private plunge pool. Spend sunny days on your deck taking in the changing hues of the ocean. Beautifully furnished interiors blend comfortable luxury with Anantara’s signature modern amenities, to offer the ultimate island hideaway. In the evenings, unwind with a cocktail in hand, until the stars beckon a sumptuous dinner.

Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort Accommodation
Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort Beach Pool Villa

Villa features
12 x villas with direct beach access overlooking the Indian Ocean
A private outdoor deck with table and chairs, sun loungers, and plunge pool
A private outdoor shower
En-suite bathroom featuring a separate bathtub and shower
Tea and coffee facilities
Air conditioning
Ceiling fans
International satellite television
Hairdryer and personal electronic safe

Child Policy
Regret, no children 16yrs and under – ADULT ONLY RESORT; unless a booking is made for the exclusive use of Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort.

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Beach Pool Villa with direct ocean access

Activities on offer at Medjumbe Private Island

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. In addition to private beaches, countless coves to be discovered and blissful surroundings to be experienced; Medjumbe also offers numerous activities. For example; the coral reefs surrounding Medjumbe are one of Mozambique’s ‘best kept’ secrets. The untouched marine environment allows for constant new discoveries; whatever your passion is. Set sail for adventure, cruising alongside majestic whales or towards a hypnotic sunset. Bird watchers can head to the island’s tidal pools to spot exotic and rare bird species; watching the many Palaearctic migrants and waders that frequent the area. Nature lovers can spend time exploring the island’s pristine shores.

Quirimbas beach holiday
Can you picture yourself on this deserted beach on your next Mozambique holiday?

The underwater conditions here are excellent. Warm all year; the water temperature hovers between 25 to 29 degrees Celsius, and the average visibility of 20 meters; reaches as far as 50 meters in summer. The vibrant coral reefs and bountiful marine life in this part of the Indian Ocean; are only accessible from Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort.

Dolphins are frequently encountered here while Humpback Whales can be sighted between August and October. Leatherback, Loggerhead, and Green Turtles are often seen in the water, coming ashore to lay their eggs on the sandy island beaches; sometimes right in front of the beach chalet rooms.

Diving – Quirimbas Archipelago

Medjumbe Diving

Medjumbe offers some of the finest diving in the world with untouched coral reefs and an astounding diversity of marine species. A dazzling array of fish, from Moray Eels and Stingrays to Barracuda, Kingfish, and other pelagic gamefish can be seen while diving here.

Whether you are a novice or accomplished diver we will help you experience the magic of scuba diving in Mozambique. A range of diving courses are offered such as Discover Scuba, Open Water, and Advanced Open Water and the experienced diving instructor coordinates the diving courses and plans every diving trip; taking care of all the details.

Dive sites offer a range of diving experiences that is simply breathtaking; taking in fringing reefs, coral banks, and vertical and sloping reef walls. On shallower dives of 8-15 meters, you are likely to see resident reef fish such as Sweetlips, Pufferfish, Angelfish, and Triggerfish. Anemones filter the waters with the resident clownfish often insight. You may also see turtles making their way out to deeper waters.

On deeper wall dives (up to 40 meters) such as Sambi Sambi, the Edge of Reason, or Cliffs of Insanity; you will encounter species such as Napolean Wrasse, Groupers, Black and White Tip Reef Sharks, Snappers, and Unicorn Fish. Here you can experience the feeling of flight as the wall gives way to deep blue waters beyond. As Medjumbe’s waters are so little explored; there are always new diving sites to discover (they are often named after the guests who discover them).

One thing you will be guaranteed on any dive at Medjumbe is that very few people have ever dived here before you.

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Scuba diving at Medjumbe Island Resort

Fishing around Medjumbe

Medjumbe Fishing

Around the Quirimbas, deep water is accessed close to the islands; which means one doesn’t have to travel far for thrilling encounters with big game fish. Still little explored, the protected waters around Medjumbe produce some of the most exciting gamefish to catch; species such as Kingfish, Barracuda, Dorado, Queenfish, Serra, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna and Sailfish.

The archipelago has a strong conservation policy of tag and release that ensures sustainability, and many a prize catch.

One of the world’s most renowned fishing destinations is accessible from the Quirimbas, St Lazarus Banks, a sea mountain 20 x 30 km in extent, rises from 2,4 km deep to within six meters of the ocean surface; bringing together a fascinating combination of marine life.

The season is pretty much year-round. Big game and heavy tackle fishing are at their best in the summer months; between September and April. Sailfish peak season is usually in winter; between May and September.

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Medjumbe fishing charters

Water Sports at Medjumbe Private Island

Water sports enthusiasts can water ski, wakeboard, or kneeboard across sparking waves. Dhow sailing boat lessons offer couples an invigorating bonding experience; with the option of both taking up the challenge of mastering traditional techniques; or one relaxing onboard and cheering on their partner as a team of three skippers explains how to work the ropes, check for wind direction, control the sail and steer.

For guests who enjoy water sports, Medjumbe is a natural playground; provides endless action-packed fun. We offer sailing, windsurfing, waterskiing, tubing, wake, and kneeboarding. Stand-up paddleboards provide the perfect way to explore the ocean.

Kayaks are available for guests to explore the crystal clear Quirimbas waters around Medjumbe or the reefs around nearby Quissanga Island.

The Quirimbas’ marine riches can also be explored by snorkeling around the island’s stunning coral reef. Guided and unguided snorkeling is available, with equipment custom fitted at the Activities Centre.

Sunset cruises on a local sailing dhow provide the perfect form of relaxation at the most romantic time of day. Watch the Mozambique sun sink over a perfect natural paradise; with sparkling wine and finger foods and after nightfall lie back and marvel at the island’s celestial treasures.

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Sunset cruise on a dhow

Picnic On Quissanga Island

From one isolated paradise to another, Quissanga Island is just a 15-minute boat ride away. A picnic here offers a tailored menu of salad and barbecue delights with beverages, and your personal waiter and chef at a shady table in a coconut plantation, or a relaxed picnic on cushions. After lunch, couples can stroll around the tiny deserted island, swim in crystal clear waters, and snorkel amongst tropical fish before the journey back to the resort.

For an unforgettable night alone, the Star Bed sleep-out experience invites couples to reconnect with the beauty of nature and one another, sleeping outside in a four-poster bed under the stars.


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 Island Resort, 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.

Guests have a choice of treatment options in your villa or at the private beachfront spa villa. The private beach spa villa is inclusive of a treatment suite, en-suite bathroom, indoor and outdoor rain showers, a relaxation deck overlooking the ocean, and a plunge pool.

Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort Dining

Savor the tastes of island life at an exotic Mozambique restaurant, away from it all. World flavors, local specialties, and fresh seafood are served alongside extraordinary ocean views.

Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort dining on beach
Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort dining on beach
Dining Choices at Anantara Medjumbe Island

Jahazi – Alfresco island dining

A setting of rustic elegance surrounded by ‘wall to wall’ views. Breakfast overlooking the ocean. Dine on the catch of the day brought in by local dhow fishermen. Sample the spices and aromas of Mozambique, a rich blend of indigenous, Arab, and Portuguese influences.

Yummy crayfish dining in Mozambique
Yummy crayfish dining in Mozambique

Bahari Lounge Bar – Drink in the view

It all starts with the flow of a pristine ocean view, framed by the iconic island architecture. Settle into oversized couches. Sample distinctive house cocktails and mocktails, all infused with the fresh sea breeze.

Room Service – Dining at ease

Create your own sense of island time with room service delivered to your villa. Laze with breakfast in bed. Share an intimate meal of seafood delights out on your pool deck. Don’t forget to order your favorite bottle for a special toast.

Dining by Design – Private dining in alfresco settings

Dining by Design customizes romance with a personal chef crafting the ideal menu. Savor in the privacy of your villa or on a quiet stretch of beach; at sunset, or under the stars.

Explorers can enjoy a gourmet picnic on a deserted island. Sparkling wine is served with finger foods on a dhow sunset cruise.

Choose an inspiring setting to toast a special occasion, pop the big question, or simply celebrate a dream escape. Dine in barefoot luxury; beside the waves.

Anantara Medjumbe Island romantic dining
Anantara Medjumbe Island romantic dining

Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort Accommodation Rates

Please note the below are international rates PER VILLA so if you are from the SADC region, please let us know.

The rates do not include discounts we offer on our special offers and honeymoon package.

Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort Rates PER VILLABeach Pool Villa
Standard Season:
1st February until 31st July 2022,
1st September until 26th December 2022, and
6th January 2023 until 31st January 2023
$ 1535
High Season:
1st until 31st August 2022
$ 1825
Festive Season:
27th December 2022 until 5th January 2023
$ 2065
Rates Include / Exclude

Rates include
Accommodation, Return Air Transfers, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,
Soft drinks, bottled water, House wine, Local beer, and Selected House spirits, Tea / coffee, Minibar,
Non-motorized activities / equipment, and Emergency medical evacuation.

During the standard season the rate will also include one 60-minute spa treatment per person per stay.

Rates exclude
Specialized and / or Premium Brand beverages, Food and beverage room services to Villas, Laundry, Motorized water sports and all activities not specified, Gratuities, and all items not stated above.

Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort Accommodation Special Offers

Early booking Offer

All bookings made up to 90 days in advance, get a 15% discount.
Valid in Standard Season, and is non-refundable. Full pre-payment is required.

Long Stay Offer

Stay 5 or more consecutive nights and get a 25% discount or; get a 30% discount if you book for 10 nights or more.
Valid in Standard Season

Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort Honeymoon Offer

Book 4 nights or more and get a 25% discount on your honeymoon accommodation at Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort.
Plus the bridal couple receives the following Honeymoon Added Value inclusions:
Special welcome with a fruit platter and a bottle of wine in the villa
One Dining by Design experience per couple per stay, including selected wines
Tailored romantic sunset picnic with gourmet canapes and drinks served at Medjumbe Point
One snorkeling trip for two (not private)
Romantic last night turn down, includes bath filled and bed flower decoration

Honeymooners staying less than 5 nights are welcome to use our long stay offer (4 nights) and they will receive:
A Welcome card, exotic fresh fruit bowl, bottle of sparkling wine on arrival, a romantic turndown, and canapes with a glass of sparkling wine at 5 pm once during your stay.

The Offer is also valid for same-sex marriages and wedding anniversaries.
A copy of the wedding certificate or proof of marriage must be presented; upon booking or at the time of check in for honeymooners and wedding anniversaries. This must be dated not more than 12 months prior for honeymooners and; within a month pre or post date of the anniversary.

We would recommend adding on the Robinson Crusoe Romance Experience; for this special occasion which includes:
Quissanga Island Picnic and Star bed once during your stay
Anantara Signature Massage once during your stay
Private Dining by Design once during your stay
One Special Sunset Cocktail once during your stay

Quissanga Island Romantic Night Under The Stars
Quissanga Island – A Romantic Night Under The Stars

Combo Offer at Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort and Royal Livingstone Hotel at Victoria Falls

Spend at least 2 nights at two Anantara Southern Africa properties, and get an extra 5% discount. This includes Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort, Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort, or the Royal Livingstone Hotel in Livingstone; on the Zambian side of Victoria Falls.

The combo offer can be combined with any other special offers so offers great value.

Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort
Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort
Quirimbas Archipelago Cabo Delgado Province Mozambique

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