The perfect castaway retreat with a fresh coastal palette
Drawing inspiration from its breathtaking tropical surrounds, &Beyond Vamizi hosts Villa Kipila (meaning “plover” in Kimwani) residing in a refreshing palette of blues and greens that accentuate its earthy brown finishes and pitched Balinese-style timber shingle roof.
In a tropical forest of acacia and hibiscus trees that line a vast stretch of private beachfront, Villa Kapila on Mozambique’s Vamizi Island is an idyllic spot for a post-safari wind-down. The perfect castaway retreat to reconnect with family members!
Designed as a shipwreck shack for the 21st century, Villa Kapila is a casual collection of five bedrooms, ample living spaces, an aquamarine swimming pool, an exciting children’s games room and a lofty lookout tower inspired by the old Portuguese lighthouse on Vamizi – all connected by sun-bleached and shadow-dappled walkways, making the property an adventure of its own. The bathrooms have been creatively designed to feature elegant gardens within them, bringing the lush surrounds of the villa indoors, meaning you can watch the antics of the island’s bird life from the comfort of a luxurious oval bath or spacious walk-in shower!
Constructed mostly from hardwoods with lattice screens, peaked roofs and classic island-style shutters, Kapila manages to be airy and cosy, rustic and modern, all at the same time. Oversize light fittings and Warhol-inspired maps of Africa co-exist happily with lazy ceiling fans, woven hanging chairs and a palette inspired by the ebb and flow of the Indian Ocean that is mere footsteps away.
Spacious and comfortably furnished living spaces flow easily throughout the villa. Tucked up above the dining room is a children’s game room, complete with table tennis, board games, a TV and a library to keep little ones entertained. Ample daybeds are dressed in blue stripes and low occasional tables are perfect for keeping a cold drink, snack or engrossing book close to hand.
Languid moments can be spent lounging in the spacious sitting room, cooling-off in the sparkling lap pool or enjoying a game or two in the entertainment area. Your personal villa chef will take up residence in the modern, fully-equipped kitchen to produce delicious cuisine throughout your stay – try seafood caught fresh or Mozambique’s famous piri-piri chicken. When you are not enjoying the hospitality provided by your in-house staff, head out to explore in your chauffeur-drive 4×4, take out a kayak, sail on the Indian Ocean breezes or wish another day farewell with a sunset dhow cruise.
This large beach villa is ideal for multi-generational groups who want access to a variety of water sports but also complete privacy with a ‘home from home’ feel. All rooms are sea facing with private verandas and louvers that allow the cooling, fragrant ocean breezes in on Vamizi Island.
Vamizi Private Island is in the Quirimbas off the coast of northern Mozambique. Ideal for laid-back island holidaying. Turquoise waters beckon you in for dreamy snorkelling and diving! For divers, there is a sheer-walled canyon that falls to kilometre below the surface – a hidden secret that is thrilling to uncover.
A wood walkway connects the villa to the white coral beach, at daybreak or sunset, climb the lookout to get great shots of the ever-changing landscape. Plan your ultimate Mozambique holiday to here soon.