Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort

Quirimbas archipelago accommodation

Please note Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort is temporarily closed

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 renowned for offering barefoot luxury. Privacy, unparalleled hospitality, delicious seafood, and exceptional diving are also Medjumbe trademarks. 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. Enjoy panoramic Indian Ocean views from your outdoor deck as you refresh in your private plunge pool. Spend sunny days taking in the changing hues of the ocean or in the shade of the cabana.

The ensuite bathroom has a shower and a separate bathtub with a view. There is also a private outdoor shower. 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
Beach Pool Villa

Villa features
Tea and coffee facilities
Air conditioning and ceiling fans
International satellite television
Hairdryer and personal electronic safe

Child Policy
This is an ADULT ONLY RESORT (16yrs and older). If you book exclusive use of Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort, all ages are welcome.

Luxury Mozambique accommodation
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. 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. Enjoy the many Palaearctic migrants and waders that frequent the area. Nature lovers can spend time exploring the island’s pristine shores.

Quirimbas beach holiday at Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort
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. 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 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. They come ashore to lay their eggs on the sandy island beaches; sometimes right in front of the beach chalet rooms.

Things to Do ↓

Diving – Quirimbas Archipelago

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.

Experience the magic of scuba diving in Mozambique, whether you are a novice or accomplished diver. A range of diving courses is offered at Medjumbe. 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 (8-15m), you are likely to see resident reef fish. Some of these include 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); you will encounter species such as Napolean Wrasse, Groupers, Black and White Tip Reef Sharks, Snappers, and Unicorn Fish. Some examples of deeper dives are Sambi Sambi, the Edge of Reason, or Cliffs of Insanity. 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.

Mozambique Scuba diving
Scuba diving at Medjumbe Island Resort

Fishing around Medjumbe

Around the Quirimbas, deep water is accessed close to the islands. This means one doesn’t have to travel far for thrilling encounters with big game fish. 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. This is between September and April. Sailfish peak season is usually in winter. This is between May and September.

Mozambique deep-sea fishing
Medjumbe fishing charters

Water Sports at Medjumbe Private Island

Dhow sailing boat lessons offer couples an invigorating bonding experience. The option of both taking up the challenge of mastering traditional techniques; or relaxing onboard and cheering on their partner as a team of skippers explains how to work the ropes, check for wind direction, and control the sail and steer. Sunset cruises on the 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.

For guests who enjoy water sports, Medjumbe is a natural playground. Providing endless action-packed fun. Medjumbe offers sailing, windsurfing, water skiing, tubing, wake, and knee boarding. While stand-up paddle boards and kayaks provide the perfect way to explore the crystal clear Quirimbas waters around Medjumbe.

The Quirimbas’ marine riches can also be explored by snorkeling around the island’s stunning coral reef. Guided and unguided snorkeling is available.

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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. With beverages, and barbecue delights, your personal waiter and chef prepare a picnic at a shady table, or a relaxed picnic on cushions. After lunch, couples can stroll around the tiny deserted island, swim in the 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.

Anantara Spa

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. Let intuitive hands pamper you with an enticing spa menu of treatments. Each is carefully selected for its 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 has a treatment suite, en-suite bathroom, plus indoor and outdoor rain showers. There is 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
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. The cuisine is a rich blend of indigenous, Arab, and Portuguese influences.

Best crayfish dining in Mozambique
Yummy crayfish dining

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
Romantic dining

Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort Accommodation Rates

Please note Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort is currently closed. We’ll post the rates as soon as we have an opening date to announce.

Rates include
Accommodation, Return Air Transfers,
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,
Soft drinks, bottled water, house wine, local beer, selected house spirits, tea / coffee, minibar,
Non-motorized activities / equipment,
Emergency medical evacuation.

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

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

Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort Accommodation Special Offers

We’ve left the 2023 offers here as when it opens, the special offers should be similar / the same.

Early booking Offer

All bookings made up to 21 days in advance, will get a 15% discount.
Full pre-payment is required and is non-refundable.

Long Stay Offer

Stay 4 or more consecutive nights and get a 25% discount. Or, get a 30% discount if you book for 8 x nights or more.

Both offers are valid:
1st February until 31st July 2023,
1st September until 26th December 2023, and
6th January 2024 until 31st January 2024

Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort Honeymoon Offer

Book 4 nights or more and get a 25% discount on your honeymoon accommodation at Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort.
Plus the bridal couple receives the following Honeymoon Added Value inclusions:
A special welcome with a fruit platter and a bottle of wine in the villa
1 x Dining by Design experience per couple per stay, including selected wines
A 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 4 nights 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 honeymoon offer is also valid for same-sex marriages and wedding anniversaries.

The honeymoon offer is valid all year.
We will need a copy of the wedding certificate or proof of marriage upon booking.
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 (at an additional cost); for this special occasion.

The Robinson Crusoe Romance Experience 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
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.

This combo offer can be combined with any other special offers and therefore offers great value.

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