Nestled within the Quirimbas Archipelago in northern Mozambique, Vamizi offers particularly idyllic barefoot island luxury with endless white sandy beaches. Being within one of the top 10 dives sites in the world, the island offers world-class fishing, excellent snorkelling and scuba diving and has a conservation project protecting a threatened wildlife habitat with record numbers of coral and reef fish.
Two types of endangered turtles nest on its shores and in season, humpback whales can be seen passing along the shore. The elegant thatched Kitalas are the epitome of castaway chic - each with a large living room, bathroom and breezy veranda. The houses are spaced well apart and look out to sea from the shade of the island's inner forest, with four-poster beds dressed in muslin, marble-clad bathrooms and private verandas. There is also a collection of private villas, complete with personal staff.
Why we like Vamizi Island Lodge
Vamizi is an eight-mile long island, fringed by perfect beaches and pristine coral reefs. It is about as luxurious and exclusive as you get without wearing shoes.