Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas opens new resort in Mozambique

9 October 2014

The Minor Hotel Group of Thailand, which controls Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas, has opened its second resort in Mozambique, located on a small island in the Quirimbas Archipelago in the north of the country, according to Thai media reports.

To reach the Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort & Spa, which had just 12 villas, requires a 45-minute flight from Pemba International Airport, which has domestic links to Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, and international links to Johannesburg, South Africa and Dar es Salaam in Tanzania.

The Quirimbas Archipelago, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a group of 32 islands stretching over 250 kilometres, and its waters are a sanctuary for sea turtles, dolphins and whales as well as tropical fish.

The Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort & Spa is the Minor Hotel group’s second resort in Mozambique, after it acquired the Anantara Bazaruto Island Reort & Spa in December 2013.

A third resort will be added in 2015, with 24 villas on Matemo Island, which is currently closed for modernisation work. When it starts operating its name will change to Anantara Matemo Island Resort.

These three properties are part of the strategic long-term partnership between the group and the Minor Hotel Rani Investment LLC company to own and manage assets in Mozambique. (macauhub/MZ)