Medjumbe Private Island

From: $295 p. p. n. sharing

Medjumbe Private Island is a small and exclusive island located within the Quirimbas Archipelago in northern Mozambique. The island is only 1 kilometer long and 500 meters wide. This pristine island is a castaway dream come true, ideal for couples and diving enthusiasts.  This little island is surrounded by a coral reef, and is world renowned for offering barefoot luxury, ultimate privacy and a unique beach holiday.

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Medjumbe is smaller and more exclusive than its Matemo neighbor: In fact, the island is so remote and exclusive that it has no local village with permanent inhabitants. The focus of the Medjumbe experience is warm hospitality, simplicity and slow pace living. The main attraction of Medjumbe Private Island is the powdery white beach and warm turquoise waters. The lodge itself has a rustic charm and is very comfortable, but in staying true to the castaway dream the lodge opted out of having all the frills of a grand city hotel. The interior has been designed with a chis Moroccan theme, with polished wood trimmings.


The stand out and most appreciated feature of the chalets are the private plunge pools where visitors can cool down and relax the day away. Decks and patios are situated all over the resort, creating many private little nooks for maximum privacy. There are 13 thatched chalets, each with en suite bathroom, indoor and outdoor showers. The rooms also have air conditioning, beach hammocks, ceiling fans, mosquito nets, mini bar, safe, satellite television plus tea and coffee making facilities.


  • Restaurant
  • Swimming pool
  • Cocktail bar
  • Lounge
  • Activity center
  • Gym
  • Internet access


Mozambique is famous for delicious seafood that comes in big portions. Medjumbe serves meals both indoor and outdoors, and guest are often treated to candle lit dinners. Mozambique is a Prawn lover’s haven, and fresh seafood always guaranteed.


The island has numerous coves to explore, and it goes without saying that diving and snorkeling is world class: There is even a PADI instructor and dive master on location. These tropical waters seldom drop below 26 degrees Celsius/ 79 degrees Fahrenheit, making it a great destination for water sports all year round. Guests will not be limited to snorkeling, diving and sunbathing alone: The Quirimbas have a very rich and colorful colonial history. There are many intriguing historical sites to explore, such as the old fortresses on Ibo Island and its many ruins.

Other activities on offer include:

  • Dhow boat trips at sunset to the sandbar
  • Whale and dolphin watching
  • Various water sports such as knee boarding, skiing, surfing, sailing, kayaking and windsurfing
  • Beach volleyball
  • Scuba diving


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