Quirimbas Island holiday
The previously inaccessible Quirimbas Islands are one of the most remote and untouched beach holiday destinations in the world. Located off the coast of northern Mozambique, this collection of 27 coral islands extends 250 km along the coastline and offers some of the most pristine tropical holiday locations.
Ibo Island is probably the best known island in the Quirimbas, and in addition to a magical island setting complete with swaying coconut palms and powdery beaches, the island offers a unique blend of culture and architecture. Visit Ibo Island for a glimpse into the fascinating history of this island "“ and yes, this includes tales of pirates and adventure on the high seas. Head to the Quirimba National Park, which contains 11 of the southernmost islands of the archipelago where you can explore the waters of this marine reserve in search of whale shark, dugongs and humpback whales.
As one would expect from such an idyllic tropical location, scuba diving and snorkelling are highly recommended, as the warm waters are home to colourful coral reefs and a magnificent array of marine species. Other activities to enjoy on your Quirimbas island holiday include sailing trips, fishing excursions, and sunset cruises on traditional dhows.Your Quirimbas island holiday can be as relaxing or fun-filled as you choose, while the almost deserted stretches of beach invite you to spend lazy days soaking up the sun or enjoying romantic picnics for two.