Magaruque Island, formerly Ilha Santa Isabel, is part of the Bazaruto Archipelago, off the coast of Mozambique. It is located 5.6 km south of Benguerra Island, and 9.9 km east of Ponta Chuè on the mainland of Mozambique.
Visitors can walk around this small island in an afternoon and see hundreds of pansy shells exposed by the low tide. The island has a deep channel running just metres from the western shores, which provides excellent snorkelling and scuba diving. On most afternoons dolphins pass by within metres of the beach.
Things to See & Do
* Scuba diving
* Dolphin watching
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Mozambican metical (MZN)
Language – Portuguese
Land Area – 2 km² approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT plus two hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 258
Travel Links - Magaruque Island is easily accessible from Benguerra and Vilanculos.