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New escape: Azura at Quilalea, a private island hideaway, offers nine butler-serviced, thatched-roof villas built entirely by locals.
Fabulous find: Visit the silversmiths at the Fort of St. Jao Baptista on the archipelago's main island of Ibo to pick up a handcrafted silver bracelet made from melted-down old coins.
Go local: Spend a day island-hopping aboard a dhow, a type of traditional fishing vessel that has been used to ply the archipelago's waters for centuries.
Meet the natives: Dive the coral reef-filled waters around Quirimbas with Mozambique Yacht Charters to see an explosion of fish (more than 300 species).