Vamizi Island - Mozambique

Vamizi Island - Mozambique

Luxury Spas in Africa, Africa

This collection of luxurious private villas offers a complete escape into paradise where all you need focus on is yourself. On Vamizi Island, the emphasis is on enjoying a remote and private experience, with private yoga sessions and spa treatments being carried out within the comforts of your own villa. Let yourself unwind and bask in the natural beauty of the island, where the calm azure waters gently lap against the pristine shores and provide you with the ultimate relaxation soundtrack. Go on a guided nature walk and enjoy the tranquillity of your environment, or inject some fun into your fitness routine with one of the water sports offered by the resort – here wellness and paradise are perfectly blended to create your ideal retreat. Vamizi Island does not just promote the wellbeing of their guests, but also of the planet with conscious conservation efforts; even the products used in the spa treatments use ingredients sourced locally from the island as far as possible – and when they don’t they are brought in from the Mozambican mainland instead. At Vamizi Island you can rest assured that your mind, body, soul, and planet are all well looked after.

Room Types

Accommodation at Vamizi Island is in one of the private villas, each of which included a 4x4 car with driver, a chef, and hospitality team.

Kipila: This 5 bedroom villa can sleep up to 12 people. 4 of the rooms are double/twin sized and are ensuite, while the other room is the children’s room and can sleep up to 6. The villa is set within 3 acres of grounds and has over 125 metres of pristine beachfront. The villa has a spacious lounge and dining area, as well as a swimming pool. There is also a children’s room which contains table tennis, a TV, books, and board games.

Suluwilo: This 5 bedroom private villa can sleep up to 12 people, with 3 double/twin ensuite rooms and 2 children’s rooms with either bunk or single beds. It lies within 3 acres of forest along a pristine white beach. The communal area consists of a spacious lounge and dining room that opens onto hardwood decking and a swimming pool. 

Casamina: This 6 bedroom villa can sleep up to 8 adults and 8 children, with 4 double/twin ensuite rooms and 2 children’s rooms with 2 sets of bunk beds and their own shared bathroom. It lies within 3 acres of forest and has over 125 metres of pristine beachfront offering absolute exclusivity and privacy. The villa has stunning views of the ocean from its communal area, which features open sides and a thatched roof to create a true sense of island living.

Casa Mariani: This 5 bedroom villa can sleep up to 6 adults and 6 children in 3 ensuite double/twin rooms and 2 children’s rooms set back in the forests with their own ensuite bathrooms. It lies within 4.7 acres of forest and has over 130 metres of beachfront offering exclusivity and privacy.

Tartagura: This 5 bedroom private villas can sleep up to 14 adults and children in 3 ensuite double/twin rooms and a further 2 rooms with 3 single beds which can convert into 2 super kings and a single.

Papilio: This 6 bedroom private villa sleeps up to 16 adults in 6 bedrooms, 4 of which are double/twin rooms with their own private decks and living areas, and the other 2 which have been built as ‘treehouses’ accessible by a suspended walkway. There are large communal areas, as well as a pool set in a hardwood terrace.


On Vamizi Island there is no spa as such, instead treatments are carried out within the luxurious confines of the guests’ private villa by highly trained specialists.

Treatments offered include:

  • Swedish Massage
  • Aromatherapy Massage
  • Deep Tissue Therapeutic Massage
  • Arnica Muscle Melt Massage
  • Soul of Africa Body Conditioning Massage
  • Intonga Amasatchi Massage
  • Bespoke Body Massage
  • Lymph Drainage Massage
  • Heated Herbal Stone Massage
  • Reflexology
  • Exotic Lime & Ginger Salt Glow
  • Mozambican Honey & Spice Exfoliation Ritual
  • Africology Rejuvenating Facial
  • Vamizi Journey of the Senses
  • Manicure or Pedicure Ritual

Each villa comes with a private chef who will prepare food for guests upon request.

You can also enjoy a destination picnic.

On the bi-annual wellness retreat a specially crafted menu will be offered to guests, including detox juices, freshly caught and prepared sashimi, and fresh salads and soups.

  • Spa Treatments
  • Yoga
  • Guided Nature Walks
  • Water sports (diving, kayaking, sailing, whale watching & more)
  • Sunset cruises
  • Turtle watching and releasing
  • Community visits
  • WiFi
  • Private spa treatments
  • Daily laundry service

Sweeping the Quirimbas Archipelago - barefoot chic doesn't come close. Sandy paths to lead your way and clear azure so bright sunglasses are a necessity. Vamizi Island is pure paradise.

After flying to Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) or Pemba (Mozambique) airport, you will be transferred by private charter flight to the island. The flight from Dar es Salaam is approximately 4 hours, while the flight from Pemba is just 45 minutes, both provide scenic views – you may even be able to sport whales swimming down below when the planes fly low enough. Once on the island you will be transferred by vehicle to the private villas, a journey of 25-45 minutes.

Insider's Tips
  • Make the most of the water sports equipment offered by the resort complimentary to guests.
  • If you are staying during the right season you can get help with releasing newly hatched turtles back into the sea.
  • The guided nature walks can be a tranquil experience, as well as giving you the chance to learn about the flora and fauna and wildlife that the island is home to. 
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