Each ‘public’ area of the retreat is designed with its own particular ethos in mind, creating unique vibes and experiences out of which guests will find their own favourite haven, be it a hammock under the trees, a perch at the bar, or a dip in the main feature pool. 



  • Beach picnics / private dining experiences

  • Island Baobab nature walk

  • Mangrove Kayaking on nearby Sencar Island

  • Scuba Diving and scuba diving courses

  • Snorkelling and guided snorkelling trips

  • Deep sea fishing

  • Sea kayaking

  • Dhow sailing

  • Dhow Sunset Cruise

  Island hopping and remote beach picnics

  Cultural visits including nearby historic Ibo Island

  Tours of the working coconut plantation on Quirimba Island and the local


The Lodge

Azura Quilalea

The retreat consists of only nine seafront villas, accommodating eighteen guests. The villas are built from natural coral stone and makuti thatch, and have all been revamped to increase comfort and make better use of the interior space, with natural finishings, indoor/outdoor showers, private decks stretching out to the beach, daybeds and sun-loungers for relaxing.  

Azura Quilalea is a hidden gem, somewhere to retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily life, with a relaxed and understated ‘Robinson Crusoe’ castaway style that belies the comforts and experiences on offer. Attention to detail, as ever with Azura, is paramount in the design, the finishes, and the overall wow factor of the island experience.

Azura Quilalea Private Island is a private, wholly uninhabited island paradise surrounded by the

pristine waters of a marine sanctuary.