Medjumbe Island

Coordinates: 11°48′59″S 40°36′14″E / 11.816276°S 40.603924°E / -11.816276; 40.603924

Medjumbe Island is one of the Quirimbas Islands off the northern coast of Mozambique, within the Quirimbas National Park. It is privately owned, operated as an exclusive resort.[1] Accommodations are 13 thatched wooden chalets.[2] The island is 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) long and 500 metres (1,600 ft) wide. It is surrounded by spectacular coral reefs.[3] Tourist activities include diving and snorkeling, windsurfing and deep sea fishing.[4]

Medjumbe Lighthouse was built in the 1930s, worked for 3 months, broke down and has been there ever since without working.
View from the Island resort pool deck.


  1. ^ "Medjumbe Private Island". Rani Resorts. Retrieved 2011-10-17.
  2. ^ Mary Fitzpatrick (2010). Lonely Planet Mozambique. Lonely Planet. p. 158. ISBN 978-1-74104-888-9.
  3. ^ "Medjumbe Private Island". Go2Africa. Retrieved 2011-10-17.
  4. ^ Holly Hughes; Alexis Lipsitz Flippin; Sylvie Murphy; Julie Duchaine (2009). Frommer's 500 Extraordinary Islands. John Wiley & Sons. p. 173. ISBN 978-0-470-50070-5.