One of Vamizi Island's best kept secrets are its beautiful collection of luxury villas that have been designed by award-winning South African architects, renowned for their commitment to creative design, sustainable development and responsible tourism. These beliefs have come together to create a unique style of architecture that draws on the multi-cultural influences of Mozambique.
The private villas are perfect for family groups, friends travelling together or even couples wanting their own private hideaway on an unspoilt tropical paradise.
Each villa has its own unique elegant style and design with en-suite bedrooms, spectacular dining rooms and peaceful lounging spaces around private pools or the beach. The private chef and personal hospitality team will ensure all needs are met, from tailor-made menus to organizing fishing and diving, spa treatments or dhow sailing trips. There are currently four private villas to chose from: Kipila, Suluwilo, Casamina and Casa Marjani.
Kipila is a 5 bedroom private villa, sleeping up to 12 people. Set within 3 acres of grounds and with over 125 metres of pristine beachfront it offers the ultimate in exclusivity. There are 4 en-suite double/twin rooms, 1 children’s rooms that sleeps up to 6 including the nannie's room.
The rooms are all sea-facing, with private decking and intimate pathways leading to the beach. The communal area consists of a spacious lounge and dining room with ample hardwood decking and a swimming pool. Above the dining room is a children’s games room with table-tennis, TV, books and board games. A tower, inspired by the Portuguese lighthouse on Vamizi, offers spectacular views across the ocean; the perfect setting for a sun-downer. Kipila has a pitched ‘Balinese-style’ timber shingle roof with high ceilings in all of the rooms. The bathrooms epitomize outdoor living with elegant gardens set within them.
Suluwilo 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).
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. The communal area consists of a spacious lounge and dining room that opens onto hardwood decking and a swimming pool. 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 and a children’s games room with table-tennis, TV, books and board games sits above the dining room. 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.
Casamina is a 6 bedroom private villa, sleeping up to 8 adults and 8 children. It lies within 3 acres of forest and has over 125 metres of pristine beachfront offering absolute exclusivity and privacy. Three of the en-suite double/twin rooms are sea-facing with another set-back in a ‘tree house’. The children’s’ accommodation consists of 2 separate rooms, each with 2 sets of bunks, and a shared bathroom. The communal area, a split-level living, dining area and bar, is covered by an impressive thatch roof with open sides offering spectacular views of the ocean, and leading to the swimming pool.
There are unobstructed views of the island from the top of the tower, the perfect setting for breakfast, and a games room with TV, books and board games just below. A study room on stilts is nestled behind the master bedroom. The local coral limestone walls have been handcrafted and are a distinctive feature of this beautiful villa along with the spiral stairs leading up to the tree house.
Casa Marjani is a 5 bedroom private villa, sleeping up to 6 adults and 7 children. It lies within 4.7 acres of forest and has over 130 metres of pristine beachfront offering absolute exclusivity and privacy. The master bedroom has a magnificent view of the ocean, its own private pocket beach and an en-suite bathroom complete with walk-in shower. Bedroom 2 is also sea facing with its own deck leading down to the beach and an en-suite bathroom with walk in shower. There are 2 children bedrooms set back into the forest, both with en-suite bathrooms, and a spectacular elevated ‘tree house’ bedroom also with en-suite bathroom.
The main living area has a striking palm thatch roof and open sides. Its decking flows into the landscaped gardens offering the perfect outdoor dining setting with beautiful views of the ocean. A mezzanine level within the main living area offers the perfect hideaway with comfortable futons and bean bags.
There is an elevated study behind the master bedroom and an open courtyard complete with swinging chairs and hammocks just behind the main living area. The tower, adorned with star gazing chairs, offers uninterrupted views across the island and up to the night sky. Also set within the tower is a children’s room with TV and books and games. A beach gazebo, simply designed with a traditional dhow sail for shade, offers the perfect setting for relaxing on the beach.
The Villas are accessed as per the flight schedules for Vamizi Lodge