Stretch your sense of adventure. Play together in an unexplored paradise. Set sail in search of dolphins and whales. Become your own captain on land or sea. Explore a deserted island than an epic underwater world. Make friends with local traditions and the local wildlife… on an adventure all your own.
Rare birds of a feather flock together. The isolated tranquillity of Anantara Medjumbe calls in a vibrant world of feathered creatures. Stroll through a bird watching hotspot.
Abundant vegetation and tidal pools regularly attract migrating Palaearctic birds and waders to the island. Take in the gentle symphony of sounds and watch flocks of birds surveying the sea as they glide overhead.
Whale and Dolphin Watching
Arctic Humpback whales migrate from July to October through the tropical water around Medjumbe Island. Float near these graceful giants for an iconic whale watching experience.
Year-round dolphins can be found arcing gracefully over the waves alongside.
Participate in the ocean’s natural cycle of life. The uninhabited beaches of the Quirimbas Archipelago are important feeding and nesting grounds for many species of marine turtle with nesting and hatching season running between October and April.
While there are no guarantees, with some luck, you might just witness the magic of a baby sea turtle hatching. Make another memory of a lifetime at Anantara Medjumbe.
Go for a walk together and circumnavigate our island. Stretching 300 metres by 1 kilometre, it takes around an hour to walk in full. Take your time to explore at a leisurely pace.
Walk the narrow bank of sand that slivers into the sea on the northern side or dip into the island’s history on the southern side with a visit to the weather-worn 1930s lighthouse. All around inhale the ocean air and listen to the sounds of the sea for a naturally romantic stroll.
Take a refreshing dip then pick out the perfect spot to soak up some sun. Float to your heart’s content or swim some energising laps. Our beachside resort pool is just right for having some blissful pool time together. Read in the shade or relax on a lounger side by side, overlooking the sparkling India Ocean.
Water Sports and Dive Centre
Find your favourite way to get wet. Have some splashing fun thanks to our fully equipped beachside water sports centre. Pop on a snorkel and go for a swim or board your way to an adrenaline high. Dive deeper for an up-close aquatic experience.
Sail on, glide over and float in some of the world’s best waters. We are on hand to make sure everything is a perfect fit.
Take all the time you want to lounge. Ascend to our rooftop lounge loft for a tranquil space to relax. Plush sofas and armchairs let you pick your favourite spot to snuggle up with the horizon.
Challenge each other a game of cards or a colourful sunset version of I-Spy. Explore a library of stories read or reflect on your own over afternoon tea and the sweeping ocean view.
Peek into a world below. Snorkelling the warm waters around Anantara Medjumbe opens a window onto a vast underwater landscape – complete with thriving reef ecosystems and colourful creatures.
Swim with the fishes and float with the tides. It’s an easy way to get up close and personal with the celebrated local marine life living just a few steps outside your island door.
Skim the surface of the India Ocean at exhilarating speeds. You’ve always want to go fast and we provide the horsepower. Take to the water and perfect your classic style or learn a new skill, like monoskiing. Expert instruction is on hand to make sure you get a custom blend of wet and wild fun.
A classic ocean experience. Sit on the ocean’s surface and watch the sea life unfold beneath you. Slip along the turquoise water surrounding Medjumbe Island in a classic ocean kayak. Choose tandem strokes or individual explorations in one or two person crafts.
Practically walk on water. Try out stand-up paddle boarding for a unique way to experience the blue water, crisp horizon and epic sky around our island. Paddle side by side for a great workout at any level.
Build up your endurance with a vigorous endeavour or stretch your imagination and improve your balance with some gentle yoga poses. No experience needed to simply stand up and take it all in.
Wakeboard and Tubing
Fly through the water on your board of choice. Ride the waves or skip past the swells. Get your feet wet with an easy start or up your game at invigorating speeds. Get ready to hold on tight while our friendly instructors are on hand at all times.
Flow through the crystal water. Catch a tropical breeze. You’ve always wanted to sail the seas so we give you the perfect vessel. Set off on a catamaran adventure or follow the locals in a traditional dhow boat. Be your own captain or sit back and relax with one of our experienced crews.
You dream of gliding over water. We help you take the helm. Understand the true nautical freedom of skippering your very own vessel. Expert instruction helps you every step of the way as you learn to navigate beautiful blue waters and experience the thrill of the riding the wind.
An unforgettable end to another perfect day in paradise. Cruise under a sky full of colours with a sunset excursion. Feel the kiss of a tropical breeze as you relax on the deck of a traditional dhow boat. Sip champagne with someone special floating above the crystal blue. Take in the endless ocean as you bask in the endless romance.
Go deep-sea searching for a price catch. Head out for a sporting adventure with a fishing expedition. Put our top-class gear to the test in the mixture of shallow waters and deep channels make the Quirimbas Archipelago such a fantastic spot for big game fishing.
Reel in a Marlin, bait a Dorado or angle your way to a Barracuda. Practice sustainability as you catch and release your beauties back into the blue.
Head out through the water for some eco adventures. Cruise the ocean in search of dolphins. Watch giant whales swim with their young. Meet the animal inhabitants of seemingly deserted islands. This is local water wildlife at its finest.
Snorkelling & Diving
Bazaruto Marine National Park is one of the world’s premier snorkelling and diving destinations. Explore crystal clear waters and a range of dazzling soft coral ridges. Discover an underwater world that is home to over 100 species of coral, thousands of tropical fish species including kingfish, barracuda and manta rays, five kinds of dolphin, four types of whale and shark, all five marine sea turtle species, and the largest population of the rare dugong on the African east coast. Snorkel in tropical waters that seldom drop below 26 degrees Celsius.
Be in the middle of the underwater action. Plunge into an ocean full of life. Our surrounding waters in the Quirimbas Archipelago present a wealth of incredible diving locations for you to choose from. Charter a private excursion and submerse yourself in the unbelievable natural beauty of the India Ocean.