Suluwilo (meaning ‘forest weaver’ in Kimwani) is a 5 bedroom private villa, sleeping up to 12 people. It lies within 3 acres of forest along a pristine white beach. There are 4 en-suite double/twin rooms and 2 children’s rooms (2 bunks in 1 room and 2 single beds in the other).
The communal area consists of a spacious lounge and dining room that opens onto hardwood decking and a swimming pool and a children’s games room with table-tennis, TV, books and board games sits above the dining room.
One of the double/twin rooms is at first floor level with its own balcony, whilst the rest are on ground level with private decking and intimate pathways leading to the beach.
There is also a sunken Arab courtyard and a ‘lookout’ tower with spectacular views across the ocean. A beach gazebo offers the perfect setting for beach barbeques. Suluwilo’s real charm is in the ‘dhow sail’ roofs, inspired by the traditional dhow fishing boats in the area. The palm thatched roofs are carefully angled to catch the sea breezes, keeping the villa cool and fresh throughout the year.
A slender coral island just off Mozambique’s remote northern coast, Vamizi Island is part of the Quirimbas Archipelago, sometimes called the new Maldives.
Immersed as it is in the Indian Ocean, Vamizi is easier to reach than you might think, considering how castaway it is – and with miles of deserted coastline and a tropical ocean to cross, it’s all part of the adventure.
The villa is staffed with a private chef and hospitality team (villa manager, butler and housekeepers) and has its own 4×4 car with driver.
An array of sailing boats and kayaks are available to its guests along with fishing, diving, nature walks,community visits and picnics.