Africa Middle East AndBeyond adds private island off Mozambique coast By Dorine Reinstein / January 29, 2016 Share 1 An aerial view of AndBeyond Vamizi Island. -- AndBeyond has added a Vamizi Island, located in the Quirimbas Archipelago off the coast of northern Mozambique, to its portfolio. AndBeyond will take over the management of the island with its six luxury private villas on March 1.Vamizi’s six individually designed luxury villas provide an intimate setting for up to 12 people, making them the perfect choice for families, small groups or high-profile guests in search of a private vacation. Each villa comes with a dedicated team of staff as well as a vehicle that can be used to visit one of the island’s five secluded picnic sites or to explore the mangrove lagoons.“These exclusive houses are very different to what we have to offer at either AndBeyond Mnemba Island (off the Tanzania coast, near Zanzibar) or AndBeyond Benguerra Island (off the Mozambique coast), adding yet another dimension to our portfolio. They represent the ultimate private beach hideaway for individuals, families or groups looking to escape winter or to end their safari on this very unique island,” said Joss Kent, AndBeyond CEO.Set in a marine conservation area, the waters surrounding AndBeyond Vamizi Island boast some of the most untouched coral reefs in the Indian Ocean, with over 180 species of coral and more than 400 kinds of reef fish, making this one of the world’s top diving sites. Vamizi’s marine sanctuary covers most of the eastern side of the island, extending almost two miles out to sea.Reservations for Vamizi Island are handled directly by AndBeyond. The island can be easily added onto a trip to either East or Southern Africa and can be accessed via a scheduled or charter flight from Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, Nairobi in Kenya or Johannesburg in South Africa to Pemba in Mozambique. From there, a charter flight in a light aircraft takes travelers directly to the island.To find out more, log on to www.andBeyond.com.