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Diamonds Mequfi Beach Resort is set on the most beautiful and immense beach in the sandy dunes of rural Mozambique. Imagine a massive beach leading down to a huge blue ocean. Above is a clear blue sky that goes on and on. Diamonds Hotels & Resorts modern 5-star resort feels both remote and elite. Here you are blessed with luxury accommodation, but what really sets this resort apart is its location with never-ending vistas in all directions.

Wherever you decide to stay, book via our luxury travel concierge. We offer free upgrades, free breakfasts, and free perks at hotels, including Four Seasons, Aman, Belmond, Hyatt, Ritz-Carlton, Marriott, InterContinental, and more. You also get your usual Marriott Bonvoy Hyatt, loyalty points, and status benefits when you book with our concierge.

Location

Discover Mozambique’s unspoiled natural beauty. This new up-and-coming destination is absolutely worth considering in your travel plans, thanks to its unexplored natural parks and breathtaking beaches. Diamonds Mequfi Beach Resort is based in one of the most unspoiled corners of the country and grants its guests maximum privacy and relaxation but also for the more adventurous, spectacular, and moving excursions.

Situated on the southern Peninsular of Pemba, close to the Quirimbas National Park, Diamonds Mequfi Beach, is a luxury 5-star resort built on the sandy dunes of the stunning Mecufi Bay. The Resort lies about an hour’s drive from the international airport of Pemba, which is connected to South Africa, Kenya, and Tanzania, with 3 to 4 flights a week and daily flights to the capital city of Maputo. Diamonds Mequfi Beach is a one-hour drive from Pemba airport. A transfer service to and from the resort and airport is available.

Mozambique, a former Portuguese colony that gained independence in 1975, is now a state of East Africa with a population of around 25.2 million residents. The capital is Maputo, and the state borders to the north with Tanzania, Malawi, and Zambia; to the east with the Mozambique Channel, which divides it from Madagascar; to the south with South Africa; to the west with Zimbabwe and Swaziland. Mozambique is considered a developing country that is emerging as an exclusive and exceptional destination for its unspoiled landscapes.

From the second half of the nineties, Mozambique moved to establish protected areas, creating national parks and nature reserves. The wildlife in this area is very diverse, notable examples being the Old World monkeys and certain lemurs, but also lions, leopards, and jackals. There is no shortage of elephants, rhinoceros, zebras, buffalo, and antelopes of various species such as wildebeest, antelopes, and giraffes. For nature and animal lovers, this is an exceedingly rich destination, yet you will also find friendly and welcoming locals and enchanting beaches, colonial towns and hut villages, baobab and mangrove forests, and unspoiled archipelagos.

Ngorongosa Park is considered one of the most important safari destinations and offers spectacular scenes of the diverse ecosystems represented in the park: huge plains interrupted by patches of acacia trees, expanses of savanna, forests, and season water basins. Inside the park, it is possible to observe thriving wildlife composed of herbivores, carnivores, and birds. Depending on the time of year, it is possible to choose different activities through which to discover the park’s beauty based on the weather conditions: the months between July and September are the best for photographic safaris, while in the wet season, when the plains are flooded and inaccessible, the park can be explored by canoe or mekoro log boats. In the park, it is common to spot herds of elephants and buffalo, wildebeest, kudu, hartebeest, zebras, impalas, monkeys, and baboons. If you wish to see hippopotamuses and crocodiles, head for the shores of Lake Urema. The park also offers excellent bird-watching possibilities. It is possible to plan a fully tailored journey with the park’s guides to make your experience of Mozambique even more rare and unique.

The Quirimbas National Park extends along the northeast coast of Mozambique and covers 750,639 hectares of coastal and mangrove forests, thriving coral reefs, and rich marine life including sea turtles, dugongs, and hundreds of species of fish. The park was founded in 2002 to protect the region’s natural resources.

A passport with an expiry date in excess of six months is required. Your passport must have at least two empty white pages. An entrance Visa must be applied for before departure. If you wish to visit nearby countries before returning back to Mozambique, apply directly to the Mozambique Embassy for a multiple-entry visa.

Style & Character

Mozambique has a coastline extending for 2,500 km, composed of the coasts lapped by the warm currents of the Indian Ocean, well-preserved coral reefs, mangroves, and a niche tourism industry that makes this destination one of the most exclusive in the Indian Ocean. Mozambique is home to some of Africa’s most beautiful beaches. Beaches is what Diamonds Mequfi Beach Resort is all about.

Rooms

Diamonds Mequfi Beach Resort features white beach bungalows hosting large private verandas with ocean views and an open-air outdoor shower. Guests can choose to stay in one of the 40 Deluxe rooms built as twin bungalows or ten spacious beach suites built as single bungalows with separate bedrooms and comfortable separate living room.

Bungalows, rooms, and suites are all tastefully decorated by incorporating local materials and modern designs. They feature four-poster beds or twin beds with mosquito nets, a comfortable sofa bed, a desk, air conditioning, and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels.

Service & Facilities

Daily water sports activities include windsurfing, catamaran sailing, stand-up paddleboard, kayaking, cart sailing, snorkeling, and kite surfing.

The Spa offers a balanced oasis to calm the body and senses with pampering by the skillful hands of our experts at the wellness center. Capturing the beauty and magic of the African environment, Mvua African Rain Spa offers the guests of Diamonds Mequfi colors and images of the African landscape in a relaxing and welcoming environment that invites them to savor a unique and precious experience. The treatments are based on ancient African, Asian, and European traditions with the single aim of reinvigorating the body and soul and enlightening the mind. After visiting the warm and welcoming atmosphere of Mvua African Rain Spa, you will feel that this experience should never end, and you will return time and time again.

Whale watching is something very special that you can experience at Diamonds Mequfi Beach Resort. The best months for spotting migrating whales are August and September. They cut through the waters by the shore in the winter period (European summer).

Food & Drink

The Resort offers Half Board packages with breakfast and dinner. Guests can upgrade to all-inclusive packages. The all-inclusive packages include a full meal plan, soft drinks, water, juice, house wine, local beer, coffee, and tea during meals and at the bar, and a minibar service in the room with soft drinks, water, and local beer. Snacks are offered during the day at the Brisa do Mar Restaurant.

The Assinatura Restaurant is set on an elevated deck, with a spectacular view of the stunning swimming pool and the entire resort. It serves a sumptuous daily American breakfast buffet plus à la carte lunch and dinner offering international dishes and local specialties. Sea You Restaurant is open for dinner and serves a seafood fusion menu in a refined and peaceful ambiance. Bela Baia Bar is located near the swimming pool and serves refreshing drinks, cocktails, wine, and beer throughout the day and into the night.

Conclusion

Diamonds Mequfi Beach Resort is the perfect choice to unwind in style after a safari journey in the great African outdoors and to discover the untouched beauty of Mozambican nature, the unexplored ocean, and open beaches.

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