The island is approximately 86 acres (35 hectares) in size and apart from Azura at Quilalea staff and guests, it is completely uninhabited.
It has one of only a few safe deepwater moorings in the area, where the Portuguese and Arab traders traditionally found sanctuary for their dhows. Along with its sister island Sencar, it is one of the few properties in the entire Archipelago to lie within a fully protected marine reserve, ensuring an abundance of marine life.
Azura at Quilalea is an Eco-Boutique Retreat and consists of only nine seafront villas, accommodating 18 guests. The villas are built from natural coral stone and makuti thatch, and have all been revamped to increase comfort with natural finishings, indoor/outdoor showers, private decks stretching out to the beach, daybeds and sun-loungers for relaxing.
There are just 9 seafront villas on this private uninhabited island, accommodating a maximum of eighteen guests in absolute privacy.
They are hewn from local materials, with natural coral stone walls, carved wooden beams, makuti thatch roofs, and timber wooden decks.
Windows have no glass, but have shutters made from local reed that can be opened to allow the breezes through, or closed for privacy at night.
Inside, there are handcrafted oversize beds, comfortable, all natural, designer ‘beach-chic’ finishings and furnishings, and spacious bathrooms with baobab tiled showers with a view out to sea.
Open all year round
This is paradise for lovers of marine life and offers snorkeling and scuba diving straight off the beach in front of your villa.
Kayaking, deep sea fishing, African spa experiences, exclusive picnics and beach dinners can all be organised.
Guests at Azura dine in different locations every night.
All guests receive Azura’s trademark Mozambican Butler/Host service.