The Beautiful Medjumbe Island

 In Northern Mozambique lies the amazing, breath-taking Medjumbe Island. Measuring just one kilometer long and five hundred meters wide, this private island is among the smallest islands out of all the 32 islands in the Quirimbas Archipelago. The white sandy beaches and the turquoise waters make this island a gem despite its small size.

The calm atmosphere, great environment and the warm sun refreshes anyone who visits this little gem. In addition to this, there are many activities that you can take part in during your visit. Get the best out of your trip by taking part in activities such as diving and snorkeling. If you are not a professional diver, do not worry because there are shallow reefs available for those who are not very experienced.

Courses are even offered by an accredited PADI dive center. Snorkeling will give you the opportunity to look at various marine species in the waters. Other water sports are available including water skiing, kite surfing, sea kayaking, sailing and going on paddle boats. If you love fishing, challenge yourself trying to catch the bone fish which is very popular although a wide range of pelagic fish are also present. 

You must love being pampered, which is one of the reasons why you will visit Medjumbe islands. To pamper you even more, a great spa is located on the island. Its location is quite convenient since it is right on the beach. A wide range of massage and body treatments are available for you to choose from including aromatherapy massage, Maya hair and scalp treatment, Swedish massage, shiatsu, manicure and pedicure among many others. If you are not comfortable going to the spa, arrangements can be made to have the treatments done in the room in which you are staying.

This beautiful island should definitely be among your top vacation destinations. In addition to spending you vacation there, you could also use it as a place to hold special occasions such as a beach wedding or your honeymoon. Whatever the occasion, you will have a memorable time.

Why should one travel to Massinga Beach?

Massinga Beach offers great opportunities to the guests to experience the amazing beauty of Mozambique in a very luxurious setting. The beach is located 80 kilometers north of Inhambane, a historic city. It is situated above a stretch of unending, private beach that overlooks the azure Indian Ocean. Spectacular ocean views, mouthwatering local cuisine and wonderful luxurious accommodation make the rest of the world fade away. Whether you are looking for a romantic honeymoon, a secluded escape or even a great underwater diving experience, you can be absolutely sanguine that the highly trained staff will take full care of you.

Accommodation

The lodge can boast of thirty rooms in total that are either ocean view suites or ocean front rooms. Priority is given to comfort in the ocean front deluxe rooms from where one can absorb the 180 degree view of the amazing coastline. There are two restaurants in the lodge, one of which is casual and the other a bit more formal. Apart from these there is also a bar, as well as, a pool deck on the premises. Food that will be served to you will comprise of fresh seafood and the traditional Mozambican recipe. Nearby the boulders which have been chiseled attractively by the elements do provide a unique shade and feature for picnics.

Activities

There is a range of fantastic diving sites, which are both shallow and deep. Also you can do deep sea fishing here. Catches include Tuna, King Mackerel, Barracuda, Dorado, needle scale queen fish and Wahoo. There are also facilities for snorkeling trips off the shore, as well as sea safari, whale and dolphin watching. You can also involve yourself in beach games, walks, beach picnics and swimming in the Indian Ocean. Day tours can be arranged to the historic city of Inhambane. Apart from these, you can pass your time playing board games, pool tables, table tennis, etc. If you like stargazing, then you will be provided with telescope on the Leisure Center deck. It is also possible to view whales frolicking from your deck while you sip exotic cocktails.

How to get there

Tourists can fly directly from the O.R. Tambo airport in Johannesburg to Inhambane and then transfer to Massinga Beach Lodge. Also, they can self-drive for 7 to 8 hours on road from South Africa or Maputo. Secure parking is available in the town.