Azura at Quilalea is the second luxury Indian Ocean retreat from Christopher and Stella Bettany. Just as the name suggests, it brings...
Azura at Quilalea is the second luxury Indian Ocean retreat from Christopher and Stella Bettany. Just as the name suggests, it brings Azura’s trademark African-chic style to Quilalea Island; a private, wholly uninhabited island paradise surrounded by the pristine waters of a marine sanctuary.
In keeping with the uninhabited nature of the island, the retreat consists of only nine seafront villas, accommodating up to 18 guests. The villas are built from natural coral stone and makuti thatch, and have all been revamped to increase comfort and make better use of the interior space, with natural finishes, indoor and outdoor showers, private decks stretching out to the beach, daybeds, and sun loungers for relaxing. Guests have a choice of three categories of villa, and the island may also be booked out in its entirety for a complete private island experience.
Azura at Quilalea is paradise for lovers of marine life and offers snorkelling and scuba diving straight off the beach in front of the villas. Kayaking, deep-sea fishing, African spa experiences, exclusive picnics, and beach dinners can be organized and all guests also receive Azura’s trademark Mozambican butler and host service.
Azura at Quilalea is a hidden gem, somewhere to retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily life, with a relaxed and understated Robinson Crusoe castaway-style that belies the comforts and experiences on offer. Whilst the Quirimbas Archipelago stretches from Pemba to the Northern border with Tanzania, only the very southern part of the archipelago, where Quilalea is located, forms a fully protected marine sanctuary.