Medjumbe is smaller and more exclusive than its Matemo neighbor: In fact, the island is so remote and private that it has no local village with permanent inhabitants. The focus of the Medjumbe experience is warm hospitality, simplicity and slow pace of living. The main attraction of Medjumbe Private Island is the powdery white beach and warm turquoise waters. The lodge itself has a rustic charm and is very comfortable, but in staying true to the castaway dream, the lodge opted out of having all the frills of a grand city hotel. The interior has was designed with a chis Moroccan theme, with polished wood trimmings.
The standout feature of the chalets are the private plunge pools where visitors can cool down and relax the day away. Decks and patios are situated all over the resort, creating many private little nooks for maximum privacy. There are 13 thatched chalets, each with ensuite bathroom, indoor and outdoor showers. The rooms also have air conditioning, beach hammocks, ceiling fans, mosquito nets, mini bar, safe, satellite television plus tea and coffee making facilities.
- Swimming pool
- Cocktail bar
- Activity center
- Internet access
Mozambique is famous for the delicious seafood. Medjumbe serves meals both indoor and outdoors, and guests are often treated to candlelit dinners. Mozambique is a Prawn lover’s haven, and fresh seafood always guaranteed.
The island has numerous coves to explore, and the diving and snorkeling are world class: There is even a diving instructor on location. These tropical waters seldom drop below 26 degrees Celsius (79 degrees Fahrenheit), making it an excellent destination for water sports all year round. Guests will not be limited to snorkeling, diving and sunbathing alone: The Quirimbas have a vibrant and colorful colonial history. There are many intriguing historical sites to explore, such as the old fortresses on Ibo Island and its many ruins.
Other activities on offer include:
- Dhow boat trips at sunset to the sandbar
- Whale and dolphin watching
- Various water sports such as kneeboarding, skiing, surfing, sailing, kayaking, and windsurfing
- Beach volleyball
- Scuba diving