Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort & Spa
Written by Oryx
Nestled on a tiny private island in the Quirimbas Archipelago off the northern coast of Mozambique, Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort & Spa offers an exclusive paradise escape.
The Quirimbas Archipelago is one of Mozambique’s best-kept secrets – a 250km string of 32 tropical islands that are surrounded by dazzling coral reefs and a wealth of untouched marine life. Each with direct beach access, and a private pool and hammock, the boutique collection of 12 thatched Beach Pool Villas line a postcard-perfect beach with panoramic Indian Ocean views.
The resort’s Jahazi Restaurant serves local specialities and refined Western classics, or for a truly unique dining experience, guests can indulge in Anantara’s signature Dining by Design experience. Choosing from a selection of gourmet options or collaborating with a dedicated chef to craft your own menu, dinner is served at a table for two in an idyllic location, with a private butler tending to your every need.
The Anantara Spa is a private retreat featuring a treatment suite and en-suite bathroom, where an enticing spa menu encompasses Eastern and Western techniques. The indulgent ‘Me Time’ personalised journey offers bespoke treatment sequences tailored to your goal and mood.
With an astounding diversity of marine species, the resort boasts some of the finest diving in the world. The 12 known dive sites take in coral banks, fringing reefs, and vertical and sloping reef walls. Above water, a handcrafted dhow sailing boat invites guests on a sunset voyage or to a remote island for a private picnic.
Distance: 6,025 km
Flight Time: 10 hours, 35 mins
Frequency: 3 flights a week via Johannesburg