Medjumbe Island

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

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.

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]


  1. ^ "Medjumbe Private Island". Rani Resorts. Retrieved 2011-10-17.
  2. ^ Mary Fitzpatrick (2010). Lonely Planet Mozambique. Lonely Planet. p. 158. ISBN 1-74104-888-5.
  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 0-470-50070-0.