• Anantara Medjumbe is a small and secluded resort, surrounded by swirls of aquamarine sea, with a relaxed, beach-house feel.
  • The most untouched archipelago in the Indian Ocean.
  • Romantic sleep-out under the stars.
  • Activities such as whale and dolphin-watching, snorkelling, scuba diving, fishing, wakeboarding and paddleboarding.
  • Beach villas with private plunge pools.
  • Skiing, wind surfing & sailing, with breath-taking coral reefs to explore.
  • The Jahazi restaurant serves lots of fresh fish and seafood – grouper, prawns and calamari are most popular.


We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.

  • Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
  • Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
  • Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
  • Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
  • Complimentary private airport transfers.
  • Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
  • Early check-in and late check-out.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi.
  • Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.

A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.


Scuba Diving

The tropical waters around Medjumbe Island are one of Mozambique’s best-kept secrets. Here, in clear waters that reach more than 30°C in summer and rarely less than 25°C in winter, you will discover a marine ecosystem that is absolutely pristine. As a result, Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort & Spa offers some of the finest diving in the world with unexplored coral reefs and an astounding diversity of marine species. A dazzling array of fish from Moray Eels and Stingrays to Barracuda, Kingfish and other pelagic gamefish can be seen whilst diving here, and dolphins are commonly sighted. Leatherback, Loggerhead and Green Turtles are often seen in the water, coming ashore to lay their eggs on the sandy island beaches – often right in front of the beach chalets. Humpback Whales also frequent the island waters between August and October.


The Quirimbas Archipelago offers some of the most spectacular fishing in the world. Unspoilt and largely unexplored, the Indian Ocean here with its deep Mozambique Channel harbours some of the most exciting game fish to catch – species such as Kingfish, Queenfish, Barracuda, Dorado, Sierra, Wahoo, Sailfish and Yellowfin Tuna. Around the Quirimbas, deep water is accessed close to the islands, which means guests do not have to travel far for possible thrilling encounters with big game fish. The island’s fishing boat, N’Jovo is a Gulf Craft 31’ Dolphin Super Deluxe, which has been especially adapted with an extended T-Top to shield guests from the tropical sun. Rani Resorts operate a tag and release policy and support the Durban Oceanographic Research Institute’s tagging programme.


The pristine marine environment offers fantastic Snorkelling with untouched coral reefs in crystal clear, warm waters. A perfect vista of endless white sand and translucent sea mesmerizes all who visit Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort & Spa. Its untouched marine environment, allowing for constant new discoveries – whether your passion is diving, fishing, snorkelling or simply exploring unspoilt beaches. Anantara Medjumbe is a nature lover’s paradise and most of our activities enable our guests to delight in the island’s natural wonders.

Whale and Dolphin Watching

We are blessed to have Arctic humpback whales migrate from July to October through the tropical waters around Medjumbe Island. Dolphins, meanwhile, can be found flying through the waves year-round.

Fishing Expedition

We are blessed to have Arctic humpback whales migrate from July to October through the tropical waters around Medjumbe Island. Dolphins, meanwhile, can be found flying through the waves year-round.

Sunset Cruising

Set off for the horizon in a traditional dhow boat, Champagne in hand and a light breeze blowing. Take in the mesmerising colours of Mozambique.

Non Motorised Sports

Our island water sports centre offers complimentary non-motorised toys, from kayaks to stand-up paddleboards. Explore the perimeter of the island, gazing at the coral life below.

Adrenaline Thrills

For journeys at speed, try your hand at waterskiing, monoskiing or wakeboarding. Expert instruction is on hand to make sure you get a custom blend of wet and wild fun.

Chat with one of our expert travel designers today to begin planning your perfect vacation

Call: +852 9465 4577


Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort

Medjumbe is a small private island, part of the protected Quirimbas Archipelago that stretches along Mozambique’s northern coastline. Here, the horizon is an endless swirl of white sands, turquoise lagoon and Indian Ocean blue. And with only 12 beach villas dotting our island, cast away in luxury Robinson Crusoe style.Set sail in search of whales and dolphins. Dive some of the world’s best reefs. Laze on deserted stretches of beach as sea turtles come to shore to lay their eggs.The inviting Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort is positioned on its own private island, just 1km long by 300m at its widest, in the stunning Quirimbas Archipelago off the northern Coast of Mozambique. This island paradise is ideal for forgetting the outside world even exists.

Arrive in style by flying in on helicopter, enjoying the amazing views below. The island is home to just 12 thatched boutique beach villas all with breath-taking views of the Indian Ocean. Here simply relax on the beach, rejuvenate in the famous Anantara Spa, kayak around the crystal clear Quirimbas waters or scuba dive in some of the best dive sites in the world. To escape even further, enjoy a picnic on Quissanga Island. Travel by private boat to the white sand island, stroll around this tiny island, take a swim and enjoy a picnic prepared by the restaurant chefs.

The 12 palm-thatched villas are dotted along the beach, offering a charming stay with added luxury. They are sophisticated yet simple and offer everything you need for a private, secluded stay. Rooms are decorated in crisp blues and whites and offer a spacious, comfortable seaside haven. The full en suite bathroom has both an indoor and outdoor shower and the room has air conditioning, ceiling fans, mosquito nets and a mini-bar. Walk out to find a private plunge pool overlooking the ocean and a hammock for complete relaxation.

Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort Beach Pool Villa
Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort Beach Pool Villa View
Anantara Medjumbe Island Bathroom

Beach Pool Villa

All Beach Pool Villas are beautifully furnished and with en-suite bathrooms fitted with indoor shower and separate bath as well as a private outdoor shower and plunge pool. All Beach Pool Villas are equipped with air conditioning, outdoor sun deck and lounge area with hammock, ceiling fans, hair dryer, mini bar, personal electronic safe, satellite TV and the convenience of tea-/coffee-making facilities. Thatched-roof simplicity meets vibrant African prints, and views of the ocean feature from every angle. Spend sunny days on your deck taking in the changing hues of the ocean. Bathe with a view, soaking in a tub or rinsing under your garden shower.

Savour the tastes of island life, away from it all. World flavours, local specialities and fresh seafood are served alongside extraordinary ocean views. Medjumbe Private Island is known for its delicious seafood. The restaurant serves meals both indoors in the dining area and on the outside deck. Sit down to delicious, sunny breakfasts and dinners by candlelight, indulging in local seafood and many other scrumptious meals.

Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort Jahazi Restaurant

Jahazi Restaurant

Each day begins with a breakfast of hearty favourites and delicious, nutritious temptations. A la carte lunch and dinner menus are accompanied by sumptuous three course set menus, which change daily for our guests’ dining pleasure. Savour local specialities, refined western classics and delectable fresh seafood feasts.

Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort Bahari Lounge Bar


Admire one of the most astounding views in the Quirimbas throughout the day and evening. Relax in an open plan layout that allows the ocean breeze to drift in. Sit around low tables, or gather at the bar on high stools to watch our bartender concoct your favourite tipple.

Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort Dining by Design
Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort Dining by Design

Dining By Design

Choose an inspiring setting to toast a special occasion, pop the big question or simply celebrate a dream escape. Dine in barefoot luxury beside the waves. Pick up a gourmet hamper for a private island picnic. Dining by Design invites you to collaborate with a personal chef to create a menu as unique as the surrounding scenery. Your butler for the event perfects each detail.

The many decks and shaded verandas are positioned in a variety of locations around the grounds to create private spots for relaxing and reading a book, enjoying a refreshing cocktail or select spa treatments. The informal lounge area found upstairs is the ideal place to escape the sun, enjoy the magnificent views, and play games, or enjoy espressos or caipirinhas at the bar. This area also has Internet access.

Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort Pool
Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort Pool with Ocean Views
Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort Plunge Pool


The resort pool is blissfully quiet, and perfect for laps. Sunbathe overlooking the ocean with a cocktail in hand. Relax afterwards in a plunge pool.

Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort Spa


Anantara Spa brings healing to an island paradise. Indulge in couples’ spa journeys and treatments inspired by indigenous ingredients. Massage overlooking the ocean. Relax afterwards in a plunge pool. Alternatively, opt for spa treatments in the privacy of your villa.

Area & Location

Area, Country
Medjumbe Island, Mozambique
Nearest Airport
Pemba International Airport
Local Currency
Mozambique Metical (MZN)
Time Change
GMT +2
Best time to go
June through October.

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