Discerning honeymooners in need of Robinson Crusoe-style privacy may venture off the grid at Azura Quilalea. An enclave of indulgent luxury in Mozambique’s Quirimbas Archipelago, the resort features a mere nine seafront villas: intimately exotic, nearly inaccessible, and totally romantic.
Sixteenth century Portuguese conquistadors once navigated the cerulean waters of the Quirimbas Archipelago, a spattering of coral outcroppings. Should couples need space even from each other, they may find it at one of the resort’s two private beaches. As equally eco-boutique as it is très chic, Azura Quilalea’s striking location in a marine sanctuary offers an undersea romance with creatures such as dugongs, whales, and nesting turtles.
This well-preserved, fascinating environment is reflected by Azura Quilalea’s eco-conscious construction and stylish design. The exclusive villas are crafted from natural stone and makuti thatch, with cool floors of polished concrete and chic decor best explored barefoot.
Trade winds carry blissful hammock-swinging breezes; though guests may also enjoy the air conditioned luxury awaiting inside their private villas. Goan Almond trees and ancient indigenous Marula trees surround private terraces; the property teems with romantic interlude and starlit surprises coordinated by dedicated personal butlers. From torchlit beach picnics to private dining in the cool seclusion of the resort’s wine cellar, Azura Quilalea can provide every brand of romantic extravagance for any couple.