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Quirimbas Islands

Soon to be listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Quirimbas Archipelago is fast becoming Mozambique's new tourist hotspot. This island chain - 31 in total, stretching south from Cape Delgado for 200 miles (320km) - is not only home to some fantastic sun-soaked beaches, incredible fishing opportunities, and world-class diving sites, but some truly fascinating cultural sites as well. Easily accessed from Pemba, the Quirimbas Islands should be one of the first destinations on any tourist's Mozambique travel itinerary. Whether you choose to go diving or snorkelling from one of the 1,300-foot (400m) drop-off sites sprinkled around the archipelago, or you choose to hide away from the world in a wooden chalet on the resort-island of Medjumbe; whether you decide to go exploring around historic Stone Town on Ibo Island or you choose to head to the mangrove-fringed Quirimbas National Park, you are sure to leave this little corner of paradise vowing to return. The fishing and scuba diving are extremely rewarding, and the islands make a wonderful honeymoon destination. Beautiful, exotic and full of exciting things to do, Mozambique's Quirimbas Islands are one of the surest bets for an unforgettable beach holiday you'll find anywhere in the world.