Azura Benguerra Island

Azura Benguerra Island

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Unwind at the exclusive Azura Benguerra Lodge on the western coast of Benguerra Island. One of Mozambique’s best kept holiday secrets, the lodge was built in partnership with local people in the Bazaruto Archipelago. Your booking ensures the perfect beach holiday in paradise and contributes to sustainable tourism at Benguerra. Try an array of water sports and stroll the long white beaches. Bliss. Beach picnics and drinks at the star bar make your day.

Imagine an unspoilt island within a pristine Marine National Park. Miles of deserted beaches with soft white sand. Sparkling turquoise seas, crisscrossed by local dhow boats plying their trade. Swaying palms, gentle breezes, sunny days and star studded nights. Welcome to Azura Benguerra Island.

Built entirely by hand in partnership with the local community, we have just 20 spacious ’beach-chic’ designer villas, each with their own private pool stretching out to the Indian Ocean beyond, and located a few steps from the pristine white sand beach. They offer our discerning guests every comfort, with handcrafted king size beds, feature bathrooms with indoor and outdoor showers, air-conditioning, daybeds, lounging decks and salas right on the beach. They were designed for the ultimate getaway in this magnificent beach paradise.

Our 2 bedroomed Villa Amizade is perfect for families, friends, or those requiring a little more relaxation space, with the benefit of its own lounge and dining areas, ‘wine bar’, and larger swimming pool. The 3 bedroom Presidential Villa has its own beachfront location for complete seclusion and privacy. It has a magnificent master suite, as well as 2 further en-suite bedrooms, and is perfect for a family stay. There is a vast infinity pool, great entertaining space from the lounge bar to the treehouse deck, and a private chef and Mozambican villa host for the ultimate in personalised service during your stay with us.

We offer a vast range of guided activities and experiences for you to enjoy, including world class snorkelling, fishing and scuba diving from our Padi 5 star dive centre. Take a tour of the island, visit the community, and the school that our Rainbow Fund registered charity built for the islanders. Go Island hopping by boat or by helicopter, enjoy a cocktail in your beachfront sala, drinks in the star bar, dinner in our wine cellar, or a relaxing massage at our unique African Spa. Your days are tailored around your wishes, to do as much or as little as you would like. Our ‘designed to give back’ ethos, whereby we support a range of community initiatives for our décor items, is evident throughout Azura, and provides an added area of interest for our guests.

At Azura, we believe that dining is all part of the experience, from breakfast at the water’s edge, to a full service picnic on a sandy island, or romantic dining on a candle-lit beach beneath the stars. Our Mozambican hosts take huge pride in their innovative dining set-ups, and little touches to make your stay special. They are what our guests comment about the most, and are there to personalise your stay, as well as providing a unique insight into all things Mozambique.

With wonderful cuisine, ever smiling Mozambican service and a vast range of activities and experiences, Azura Benguerra Island is the perfect island escape. How you spend your time with us is your choice, but getting the small things right that will make the difference is ours.

Imagine an unspoilt island within a National Park, deserted beaches of pure white sand, sparkling turquoise seas crisscrossed by local dhows plying their trade, swaying palms, sunny days and starry nights… and you have Azura Benguerra.

Azura Benguerra was built entirely by hand by the local community and is operated in partnership with them, it has just 20 villas each with a Private Mozambican host service for the duration of the guests stay.

The handbuilt villas blend modern chic with all that is traditional in Mozambique. They offer our discerning guests every comfort, with handcrafted king size beds, feature bathrooms with indoor and outdoor showers, air-conditioning, daybeds, lounging decks and salas right on the beach. They were designed for the ultimate getaway in this magnificent beach paradise.

Experience magnificent reefs for diving and snorkelling, and turtles that nest on the island’s outer shores.

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Highlights
  • The second largest island in the Bazaruto Archipelago.
  • Offers the best scuba diving and snorkelling in the world.
  • Freshwater lakes and their crocodiles.
Overview
Slow down and switch off at the exclusive Azura Benguerra Lodge on the western coast of Benguerra Island. One of Mozambique’s Holiday secrets, the lodge was built in partnership with local people who now also help to manage it.
 
Guests to this Bazaruto Archipelago Island retreat choose one of 16 large trendy villas with infinity pools, luxurious linens covering king size beds, twin outdoor showers and elite toiletries. The fantastic Beach Villa, Luxury Beach Villa and Infinity Beach Villas are all very similar but never dull.
 
Deluxe Mozambique Accommodation in the two bedroom Villa Amizade boasts a huge pool and wine bar while the Presidential Villa has a tree house lounge, 18m infinity pool, private chef and butler!
 
Romantics can dine on the beach with candles and stars for company. Learn more about the Bazaruto Archipelago Marine National Park and biodiversity at this eco resort – rare dugongs, humpback whales, dolphins and coral reefs are conserved and marvelled at.
 
The freshest of seafood and other traditional dishes prepared by an award-winning chef satisfy every palate; private beach picnics are definitely recommended!
 
Daily outings on one of seven boats include diving, snorkelling and fishing where unbelievable corals glow and fish swim. When the day is done, guests can head to the African spa for a massage or beauty treatment.
Tasteful bar and lounge areas with outside patios overlook a dreamy beach and a chill-out room with TV and library suit all tastes. Get out of that hammock and explore all that Azura Benguerra has to offer!
Facilities
  • 16 Villas
  • Satellite TV and DVD player
  • Air-conditioning
  • Mozambican Butler/Host service
  • International plug points
  • Internet access
  • Restaurant
  • Wine Cellar
  • Star Bar
  • Library
  • Trading Store
  • African inspired Spa
From $695

PER PERSON SHARING PER NIGHT


ACTIVITIES

  • Scuba diving
  • Island visits
  • Deep-sea fishing on a custom built boat
  • Shore based fishing
  • Spa treatments
  • Horse riding
  • Dhow sailing and sunset cruises
  • Beach walks/picnic
  • Private dining on the beach
  • Guided bird watching and walking trails
  • Guided Island Hopping
  • Snorkelling
  • Trip to Pansy Island
  • Dune Boarding

INCLUDED

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • All local drinks including alcoholic drinks
  • Personal butler
  • Wifi
  • Land Rover Island Drive
  • Dhow Sunset Cruise
  • Use of non-motorised water sports
  • Medical evacuation insurance

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Richard Tice

Family Traveller

All worked perfectly and Azura was the most magical place on earth! We will be back! Thanks for all your help.

December 11, 2017