Set among the Quirimbas Archipelago, in a marine conservation area off the coast of northern Mozambique, the idyllic coral island of &Beyond Vamizi beckons to lovers of sun, sand and azure waters. Blessed with a tropical climate and offering immaculate powder-soft beaches that rival those of the Maldives, Vamizi is the perfect escape for families and groups.
Six individually designed luxury villas are scattered along the edge of idyllic &Beyond Vamizi Island. Whether it’s right on the silky-soft beachfront or protected by the mottled shade of the island’s verdant forest, you will find the perfect hideaway for your ultimate beach getaway.
&Beyond Vamizi Island’s selection of luxury villas have been built according to stringent sustainability practices. Each villa has been creatively designed to offer unique architecture that blends effortlessly with the island’s idyllic surrounds, with hints of the multi-cultural influences of Mozambique.
The private villas are perfect for reconnecting with family and friends. Each villa is individually decorated in its own elegant style with ensuite bedrooms, spectacular dining rooms and peaceful lounging spaces around private pools or the beach.
The private local chef and personal butler will ensure all your needs are met, from tailormade menus to organising one of the many adventures available on the island.
&Beyond Vamizi Casamina
Relax in the vibrant setting of a 6-bedroom luxury villa and enjoy the many adventures of pristine &Beyond Vamizi Island. The contemporary, beach-chic atmosphere of &Beyond Vamizi Casamina offers a vibrant setting in which to enjoy the idyllic tropical paradise of the island. Here, stark white fabrics are accented by brilliant hues of turquoise and magenta – the perfect accompaniment to the villa’s warm wooden furnishings, contemporary décor and palm-thatch roofs.
&Beyond Vamizi Casa Marjani
Embark on a series of unforgettable island adventures and reconnect with loved ones from the spacious surrounds of a 5-bedroom villa. Meaning “coral” in Kimwani, the natural, earthy ambience of &Beyond Vamizi Casa Marjani blends seamlessly into its private beachfront setting. This magnificent “traveller’s hideaway” combines design elements which pay tribute to the island’s breathtaking surrounds and trinkets, lovingly collected from across the globe, that pay homage to the diverse cultural heritage of the atolls of Mozambique. Backed by a lush forest, this luxury villa boasts five bedrooms, making it the perfect retreat for families.
&Beyond Vamizi Kipila
Gaze out onto endless ocean views from a luxuriously appointed, 5-bedroomed villa, set within three acres of tropical surround. Drawing inspiration from its breathtaking tropical surrounds, &Beyond Vamizi Kipila (meaning “plover” in Kimwani) offers a refreshing palette of blues and greens that accentuate its earthy brown finishes and pitched Balinese-style timber shingle roof.
&Beyond Vamizi Papilio
Take in the wonders of &Beyond Vamizi Island from the tranquil surrounds of a luxury 6-bedroom villa. &Beyond Vamizi Papilio, aptly named after a genus in the swallowtail butterfly family, is a tranquil haven decorated in delicate hues of cream, muted blues and light wood furnishings. Spacious beyond measure, this light and airy villa offers the ideal refuge for families and groups to reconnect.
&Beyond Vamizi Suluwilo
Unwind with loved ones in the spectacular surrounds of a 5-bedroom villa, just a stone’s throw away from the ocean’s crystal-blue waters. Meaning “forest weaver” in Kimwani, the luxurious &Beyond Vamizi Suluwilo offers a spectacular blend of Arabic influences and contemporary finishes. Sweeping palm-thatched roofs draw inspiration from the sails of a traditional dhow, carefully angled to catch the cool sea breeze.
&Beyond Vamizi Tartaruga
Marvel at the seemingly endless vistas of sparkling azure waters and verdant forest from an exclusive 5-bedroom villa. Set within three acres of lush forest, with a vast stretch of unspoiled beachfront at its doorstep, the natural elegance of &Beyond Vamizi Tartaruga (meaning “turtle” in Portuguese) is highlighted in its earthy tones, with splashes of green, and driftwood finishes.
Seemingly endless stretches of wild, deserted beaches lend themselves to quiet hour-long walks and pristine Indian Ocean waters lap along the coastline, enticing snorkellers and scuba divers to explore its kaleidoscopic reefs. Tuck into a mouth-watering castaway picnic, toast the sunset from a traditional dhow, try your hand at deep-sea fishing and welcome the seasonal arrival of baby green turtles as they hatch from protected sites along the island. This a destination to be explored at your own pace. A setting to not only reconnect with loved ones but with yourself, and the opportunity to enjoy island living at its finest.
The waters surrounding &Beyond Vamizi Island boast some of the most significant and endangered habitats and wildlife in the western Indian Ocean, with over 180 species of pristine coral and over 400 species of reef fish. They have been deemed one of the healthiest coral reef ecosystems in the world, drawing in diving enthusiasts from around the globe – most notably to Neptune’s Arm, which features as one of the ultimate dive sites to explore. The island is also a sanctuary for mangrove forests, one of the earth’s most threatened habitats.
International scheduled flights to Pemba International Airport (POL) from Johannesburg, Nairobi and Dar es Salaam. This is followed by a one hour connection on a charter flight, aboard a mono-propeller plane to the Vamizi airstrip. Upon landing, guests will be collected by their personal chauffer for a 30 minute scenic drive to their villa.
Weather and Climate
Average daytime temperatures are 25 – 36˚C (77 – 93˚F) in summer and 21 – 32˚C (70 – 80˚F) in winter. Water temperature ranges from 26 – 31˚C (79 – 88˚F) in summer and 21 – 28˚C (70 – 82˚F) in winter
Summer: 25˚ – 36˚ C
Winter: 21˚ – 28˚ C
Mozambican metical. USD is also accepted on the island.
Visas and documents
Nationals of other African countries often do not require visas for Mozambique. Visitors must be in possession of a passport that is valid for at least six months from the date of travel and should have two blank pages available in their passport.