How to get there: from South Africa, fly directly to Pemba with SA Airlink from Joburg or LAM from Nairobi or Dar es Salaam. Air transfers can be arranged to Medjumbe island. Cost on request. International flights must be booked by the client, transfers can be booked by TMC.
Idyllically located on a tiny private island in the jewel-like Quirimbas Archipelago off the northern coast of Mozambique, Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort offers a paradise escape that is naturally exclusive. Drift from a lazy morning by the pool to refresh in the waves, before retreating to Anantara Spa’s intimate beachfront villa to indulge in uniquely sensual therapies. Savor tastes of island life with tantalizing local cuisine and seafood plucked fresh from the ocean, or succumb to the finest world flavors, served with extraordinary ocean views. Beyond the dazzling view, the waters surrounding Medjumbe Island offer an oceanic playground for a wide range of water sports, whale watching boat trips, intimate cruises and remote island picnics.
There are only 12 Beach Pool Villas which line the beach and all have panoramic ocean views enjoyed from the deck. Each have their own plunge pool.
BEACH POOL VILLA:
Each villa has direct beach access and overlooks the Indian Ocean.
There are two units with twin beds, and 4 with queen sized beds, and 6 with king sized beds.
They all have a private outside deck with table and chairs, sun loungers and a plunge pool with outdoor shower.
The ensuite bathroom has a separate bathtub and shower.
There are tea & coffee facilities in the room, as well as air conditioning and international satellite television.
COST: from $600 per person per night sharing.
Includes : Accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, soft drinks, bottled water, house wine, local beer and selected house spirits, tea/coffee, mini-bar, non-motorized activities / equipment and emergency medical evacuation.
Excludes: International / domestic flights ex Pemba airport, airport taxes, visas, return light aircraft transfers from Pemba, specialized and/or premier brand beverages, food and beverage services to villas, laundry, motorized water sports and all activities not specified, gratuity, park fees and all items not stated above.
WHAT’S TO DO:
For such a small island, Medjumbe provides an extremely large variety of activities.
The array of non-motorized, complementary activities include kayaks, snorkeling and stand up paddle boarding.
The motorized activities are whale watching (seasonal), snorkeling, deep sea fishing charters. Full recreational scuba diving and courses.
Other activities include island hopping by helicopter to Ibo Island for a historical and cultural experience.
Not to be missed is a picnic on Quissanga island (15 minute boat ride away), or even sleep under the stars on the star bed!