Destination Tuesday | Holiday in Quirimbas, Mozambique
The Quirimba’s Archipelago, Mozambique’s coolest Holiday and Honeymoon destination. With up to 32 stings of islands, Quirimbas Archipelago is filled with diverse beach resorts and hotels, sea grasses, sandy and rocky shores habitats which serves as an important feeding areas for turtle, crab plovers and migratory birds. Whales lives in the deep diving channels, dolphins and turtles breed on isolated sand banks and African Fish Eagles constantly scan the mangrove swamps. Landing in Pemba by flight from Mozambique gives you access to the archipelago.
Wander around the coast and you’ll see where the slaves were kept, find cannons on the battlements, and watch local artisans painstakingly make silver filigree jewellery to sell. It’s been nominated to be a ‘World Heritage Site’ and is a fascinating place to visit.
This small and untouched island offers a perfect start for the newly weds. Built with beautiful accommodation, romantic meals on the beach and complete solitude. It has been likened to a pearl discovered in an oyster shell by honeymooners!
Vamizi Island, set to compete with any island in the world, is the purest example of barefoot luxury. The island is lined by two lovely golden beaches, with amazing snorkeling and diving close to the shore. It is viewed as one of the best and most exclusive beach getaways on the coast of eastern Africa. It is currently the top beach lodges in the Quirimbas Archipelago.
For the perfect scuba diving to peaceful dhow cruises and the perfect off-the-beaten track escape, all these you get to enjoy at Ibo island. Here you see the crumbling old Portuguese villas, historic fort and silversmiths crafting intricate jewelry.
Set on a stunning and unspoilt stretch of the Indian Ocean, the 9 spacious tented bandas give panoramic views through the netted walls, createing a feeling of being outside while inside. It is said to be the trading place for the Arab and the Portuguese many decades ago.
For anyone looking for a very special Africa location and romantic holiday destination, then Quirimbas Archipelago it is!