Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort and Spa

Luxury on a Private Island

The inviting Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort is positioned on its own private island, just 1km long by 300m at its widest, in the stunning Quirimbas Archipelago off the northern Coast of Mozambique. This island paradise is ideal for forgetting the outside world even exists.

Arrive in style by flying in on helicopter, enjoying the amazing views below. The island is home to just 12 thatched boutique beach villas all with breath-taking views of the Indian Ocean. Here simply relax on the beach, rejuvenate in the famous Anantara Spa, kayak around the crystal clear Quirimbas waters or scuba dive in some of the best dive sites in the world.

To escape even further, enjoy a picnic on Quissanga Island. Travel by private boat to the white sand island, stroll around this tiny island, take a swim and enjoy a picnic prepared by the restaurant chefs.  

This truly is barefoot luxury, an untouched castaway paradise.

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
Hotel Category
Indulgent
Location Type
Beach
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 234 Reviews
a bird sitting on a beach near a body of water

Hotel highlights

  • Private Island
  • Anantara Spa
  • Just 12 Beach Villas
  • Sunset Cruise

Hotel Features

General Information

  • Check-in Time:
    14:00
  • Check-out Time:
    10:00
  • 12 rooms
  • Transfer duration: 45 minute flight from Pemba airport

Main Facilities

  • Diving
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Watersports
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Boutique
  • Private island

Board Basis Options

  • Full Board

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort and Spa

  • Beach
  • 45 minute flight from Pemba airport
234 Reviews 88% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 208
  • Very Good 12
  • Average 10
  • Poor 2
  • Terrible 2

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Dec 02, 2019

Paradise found

johannesburg

If you have come across this hidden gem, start packing your bags! This is a tiny island is a marine park in the Quirimbas Archipelago, quite spectacular. The hotel is small, along with the island, you can walk around it in 45 minutes. The water is warm the views are spectacular. The water sport activities were numerous, with all the equipment in good condition. The rooms are all separate, stylish decor, with their own swimming pool and lounge area, the rooms have A/C, with indoor and out door showers , and a bath you are spoiled for choice. The hospitality on the island is incredible, Jose and Abdul set our eating table in beautiful locations around the island making each meal memorable. The chef and his pastry chef were quick to follow with the most incredible sea food dishes and Portuguese pastries. If you are wanting a relaxed, idyllic getaway that is incredibly special...the worst part will be having to leave.
Nov 30, 2019

Wonderful stay !!!!

Province of Varese, Italy

I enjoyed my stay at this resort and the experience was so wonderful !! Perfect location, spacious and modern room and friendly staff ..it is the perfect location and the resort if you need some rest and escaping from stress .. Definitely I am recommending Anantara Medjumbe !
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Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort and Spa

Facilities

Loft Lounge

Ascend to our rooftop lounge to snuggle into a sofa or armchair and read a good book from the library.Enjoy an afternoon tea, play games or simply relax as you gaze over the sweeping bay and glorious Indian Ocean.

Scuba Diving

The clear waters of the Quirimbas Archipelago are warm year round, ranging from 25 - 29 degrees Celsius, with an average visibility of 20 metres reaching as far as 50 metres in summer, creating ideal scuba diving conditions.Explore dazzling reefs that are only accessible from our island, and as we only take out small groups of divers, these reefs remain pristine and healthy for future generations to enjoy. A range of scuba courses cater for beginners and qualified divers looking to take their skills to the next level.While certified divers can book excursions to experience some of the best coral life in the world, with a series of incredible dive sites all within a 15 minute boat ride of our resort.

Bird Watching

The naturally secluded island of lush tropical landscapes and tidal pools is an ornithologist’s delight for spotting rare bird species, a vast range of Palaeartctic migrants and a variety of waders.

Whale Watching

Between July andOctober, humpback whales from the Antarctic migrate to the warm tropical waters of the Quirimbas Archipelago to give birth to their calves, and a few months later these young whales make the long journey back to their Antarctic feeding grounds. Embark on an inspirational boat trip to be greeted by whales swimming peacefully alongside, watching these majestic creatures arching gracefully over the waves.

Sunset Cruises

Set sail aboard ahand crafted dhow sailing boat for a voyage of ocean discovery at the most romantic time of day.See theidyllic island from a unique perspective and marvel as a mesmerising sunset unfolds. Making this cruise even more indulgent, tailored beverages and canapés can be requested for you to savour in a world of your own.

Water Sports

The Quirimbas Archipelago is the perfect place to try a wide range of water sports.Snorkel in a captivating underwater world and go deep sea fishing for prize catches.Water ski, wakeboard, kneeboard and go tubing at exhilarating speed.Glide at a serene pace in a kayak or on a stand up paddle board.Sailing enthusiasts can enjoy Hobie cat excursions.

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, spa time is a highly exclusive experience. Hideaway in theirbeachfront spa villawhich features a treatment suite and en-suite bathroom.Let intuitive hands pamper you with an enticing spa menu of treatments, each carefully selected for their deeply relaxing and rejuvenating benefits. Cleanse, detoxify, soothe and hydrate skin with body treatments that incorporate nourishing indigenous elixirs. Wind back the years with a pampering facial to promote youthful radiance. Melt into a heavenly massage, choosing between the most revered eastern and western techniques.Discover a haven of luxurious discovery, thanks to unique therapies such as the Glacial Marble Massage which combines the wellness properties of cooling stones with the ancient healing powers of touch to release specific points of stress, and the Moya Crystal Experience comprising salt poultice exfoliation, a crystal gem massage, followed by hair and scalp therapy. Salon treatments offer a beautifying touch and indulging in the ultimate “Me Time” is a richly personalised journey, with bespoke treatment sequences tailored precisely to meet your goals and mood. Spa treatments in the privacy of your own villa are also available upon request.

Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort and Spa

Room Types

Beach Pool Villa

Each Beach villa has direct access to the beach and personnal plunge pool, plus the following:

-Private outdoor deck with table and chairs, sun loungers, hammock and plunge pool
- Private outdoor shower
- Four poster bed with mosquito net drapes
- En-suite bathroom featuring a separate bathtub and shower
- Tea / coffee facilities
- Mini bar
- Air conditioning
- Ceiling fans
- International satellite television
- Hair dryer
- Personal electronic safe

Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort and Spa

Food & Drink

Bahrain Lounge Bar

Bahari offers one of the most incredible views in the Quirimbas and is open throughout the day and evening so that you can enjoy the evolving ambience. Relax in an open plan layout that allows the ocean breeze to drift in.Sit around low tables, or gather at the bar on high stools to watch our bartender concoct your favourite tipple.

Board Basis Options

Full Board with a selection of activities. Excludes certain brands of drink.

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