'Vamizi island is a pearl in a thousand miles of crushed shell'
AA Gill
View of Vamizi Island's beautiful beaches and the azure blue of the Indian Ocean.
'in the deep space of the sea I have found my moon'
Jacques Cousteau
Aerial view of Vamizi Island, Mozambique and the Indian Ocean.
'Without a doubt, this ... is one of the best dives in the world'
Tim Ecott, The Guardian
A diver hangs in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Vamizi Island.
'As romantic as a tale of sinbad'
Tim Ecott, The Guardian
Paolo walks down down a Vamizi Island beach with a dorado on his shoulder.
'The ultimate idyllic getaway'
Lady Helen Taylor
A view of the beach from a villa bedroom on Vamizi Island.

SLENDER AND CRESCENT-SHAPED, VAMIZI ISLAND
NESTLES WITHIN THE QUIRIMBAS ARCHIPELAGO, A STRING
OF ISLANDS ALONG THE LENGTH OF MOZAMBIQUE’S REMOTE
NORTHERN COAST, SOMETIMES KNOWN AS THE NEW MALDIVES.
THE ISLAND IS A SANCTUARY, SMALL AND INTIMATE,
OFFERING THE DEFINITIVE BAREFOOT LUXURY OF
YOUR OWN PRIVATE ISLAND.

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Vamizi Island is nestled within the Quirimbas Archipelago and is made up of a string of islands that lay along the length of Moizambique’s remote northern coast. Slender and crescent shaped, its sheer beauty, serene environs, and a long list of activities keep even the most active souls happy. The sparkling turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean lap gently at the shore of this private island retreat, one of East Africa’s best kept secrets.


Reaching Vamizi is easier than you might think. The planes fly low enough to provide exquisite views and enable the guests to spot giant rays and whales in the clear ocean and a mosaic of reefs, sandbanks, river deltas, mangrove forests and fishing villages.


Scenic views, wonderful climate all through the year, world-class fishing and deep sea diving, along with the luxury of beautiful Private Villas bring guests from all around the globe to this part of the world.


Of all Vamizi’s attractions, its white sand beaches are undeniably one of its greatest, and its six Private Villas are strung loosely along them. Snorkeling trips, castaway picnics, whale watching expeditions, kayak trips, traditional dhow sunset cruises, wellness treatments, nature walks, community visits and miles of unpadded sand beaches are waiting to be explored….


Vamizi’s Private Villa collection attracts guests in search of a rare and authentic wild African island experience. A stay here is a reminder that nature is the most powerful spa of all to unwind from the stresses of everyday life. Vamizi Island offers the definitive experience of barefoot luxury in Africa.