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Islands and beaches

Mozambique beach holidays

Introduction

Mozambique's magical offshore islands are the East African country's standout attraction. Travelling to these islands can be a Mozambique travel highlight in itself - via a dreamy dhow cruise or a scenic flight that reveals sweeping views of an azure sea interrupted by white sand bars and palm-lined isles down below.

The islands are perfect for a luxury beach holiday in their own right, with some top class hotels and island lodges in which to stay. Another option is to build a tailor made itinerary, with an island holiday following a safari in Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique, or another wildlife reserve in neighbouring Tanzania and South Africa. Some of the islands, such as Ibo and Ilha de Moçambique, have faded historic churches, forts and other buildings from the days of Portuguese rule.

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Islands of Mozambique

10-day tailor-made holiday from £5,450 pp incl. flights

This ten-day tailor-made holiday provides a great introduction to the beauty and nature of Mozambique's Quirimbas Archipelago, a series of 27 palm-fringed islands located off the country's beautiful northeastern coast in the azure waters of the Indian Ocean.

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Top places to stay in Islands and beaches

Azura Quilalea Private Island, Quirimbas Archipelago

Small & intimate resort

This hidden gem, located in the breathtaking Quirimbas Archipelago, offers guests a unique ‘Robinson Crusoe’ experience and the very best of barefoot luxury living in one of Mozambique’s most spectacular island destinations.

Ibo Island Lodge, Quirimbas Archipelago

Small & intimate hotel

Three historic mansions, each more than 150 years old, have been lovingly restored to create a boutique island experience on beautiful Ibo Island in the heart of the Quirimbas Archipelago that exudes colonial elegance and style.

Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort & Spa

Contemporary resort

This delightful resort and spa is located on the beautiful, 37 kilometre-long private island of Bazaruto, in a jewel-like archipelago off Mozambique’s sparkling Indian Ocean coast, not far from Vilanculos

White Pearl Resorts Ponta Mamoli, Mozambique

Contemporary resort

Experience elegant simplicity at this exclusive beach resort set in the dunes of the untouched shores of southern Mozambique.

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Where to go in Islands and beaches

Ibo Island

Ibo Island is a former Portuguese settlement and slave port in the Quirimbas Archipelago. Arab traders had previously held sway on the tropical island, but under the Portuguese it became the second-most important settlement on the Mozambique coast, after Ilha de Moçambique.

Quirimbas Archipelago

The Quirimbas Archipelago is a group of around 30 islands off the northern coast of Mozambique, stretching from the town of Pemba towards the Tanzania border. The remote Quirimbas islands are regarded as one of Africa's finest beach holiday destinations, with unspoilt and secluded beaches, mangrove…

Bazaruto Archipelago

The Bazaruto Archipelago is a narrow chain of five idyllic islands off the Mozambique coast, plus surrounding islets and coral reefs. It's accessed via the coastal town of Vilanculos at its southern end and the fishing village of Inhassaro, to the north.

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