On arrival in Pemba, make yourself at home in our beautiful guesthouse Bahia Azul (Blue Bay) with 3 en-suite double rooms leading onto to our private spacious wooden deck.  Relax in the pool or jaccuzi overlooking the ocean.  Bahia Azul is situated on the beach so feel free to take a stroll.  The deck has comfortable seating area, pool table, dart board for entertainment and on request meals are prepared with top quality ingredients by exclusive chefs.

 The owner Andre Vonk, is a Dutch expat who has been working and doing business in Mozambique for more than 30 years and runs the operation from Bahia Azul.  His hospitality and knowledge is a great way to welcome in your journey. 

Contact Andre Vonk at or tel: +258 823017310


The privately owned “Driftwood Guesthouse” on the farm is the base from where all the boat trips to various islands around Quirimba start. The main building consists of four en suite bedrooms with air condition, a big entertainment room, open plan kitchen and a veranda. Another building with two bedrooms and a bathroom to share is also available, should the need arise.

From Pemba, Quirimba Island (Difficult to get to, difficult to leave) can be reached by plane (998m air strip), by boat and by a car/boat trip combination. Depending on the condition of the road, Quissanga can be reached by car via Metuge or Bilibiza. From Quissanga and at high tide, an hour trip with a long tailed motorized dhow will take you to Quirimba.

Like most of the islands in the Archipelago, Quirimba is also a tidal island. Most water activities depend on the times and heights of the tides. It is therefore recommended, to visit Quirimba within a ten day period during/over the full – or new moon time.

Guests are hosted by Rainer and his staff and besides early morning coffee/tea, brunch and dinner are served daily, prepared mainly from ingredients available or grown on/around the island.

Contact Rainer Gessner at or tel: +258 86 144 3964