Azura Quilalea Island Resort is the second luxury Indian Ocean Retreat from the Azura Retreats group, bringing Azura’s trademark African-chic style to Quilalea Private Island, a private, wholly uninhabited island paradise surrounded by the pristine waters of the Quirimbas Archipelago marine sanctuary. 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 in the nine seafront villas. The main areas at Quilalea offer plenty of comfortable spaces to relax and unwind, with new additions being a clifftop pool, wine cellar and state of the art water sports center. Cuisine at Quilalea is focused around the natural produce available locally, in line with the island’s ‘Green Ethos’. Lots of fresh fish and seafood dominate the menu, with dining a relaxed and laid back affair. Guests receive Azura’s trademark Mozambican butler/host service, where they try to make the dining experiences different through a range of unique and special venues and set-ups. The villas are built from natural coral stone and makuti thatch, and have all been completely refurbished by the Azura design team 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. The Spa on the headland offers Azura’s signature African treatments, or relax and be pampered in your own villa.