Mozambique’s exclusive adults-only Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort has reopened following an extensive refurbishment, which has included fresh décor, luxury villa upgrades, and new signature experiences, and will soon become the only African island resort to use 100 per cent solar energy.
Situated on the secluded and pristine Medjumbe Island in the Quirimbas Archipelago off the northern coast of Mozambique, the intimate resort offers tranquility and privacy in a secluded paradise which is accessible by a 45-minute light aircraft transfer from Pemba International Airport.
Extensively refurbished with a vibrant palette of colourful patterns and shades of aqua blue, the new décor reflects the local African island culture and landscape. The 12 Beach Pool Villas open onto soft powdery sands and feature newly designed private splash pools with a built-in Champagne step from which to enjoy a beverage and admire the Indian Ocean view.
Throughout the villas and public spaces, internationally acclaimed interior designers Savile Row have produced custom-designed lighting and furniture, with various accessories and artwork sourced from around Africa for a culturally authentic look and feel.
At just one kilometre long and 300 metres wide, the postcard-perfect island is surrounded by Quirimbas National Park, which boasts untouched coral reefs and abundant marine life, making it a prime spot for snorkelling, scuba diving and dolphin and whale watching, while resident turtles come ashore to lay their eggs, often right in front of the resort’s villas.
In addition to the natural experiences on offer, plenty of memorable experiences and activities can be enjoyed, from thrilling water sports and dhow sailing boat lessons, to romantic deserted island picnics, Champagne sunset cruises, and sleeping under the stars on a lush four-poster bed thanks to the all new Robinson Crusoe-style star bed experience.