Azura Benguerra Island
Azura Benguerra, the first eco-friendly resort in Mozambique, was hand-built by the local community and is operated in partnership with it. With just 20 villas, each sporting a personal infinity swimming pool, thatched roof and spectacular beachside location, Azura offers an enchanting seaside escape.
This unspoilt island is located within a Marine National Park and boasts deserted beaches of pure white sand that extend for miles, sparkling turquoise seas criss-crossed by local dhows plying their trade, sunny days and star studded nights.
Azura Benguerra Island consists of 20 spacious ‘beach-chic’ villas with all the creature comforts you could wish for, including sparkling private pools, Mozambican butler-hosts to look after your every need, fish and seafood fresh from the ocean, a fantastic range of activities and experiences, an African spa to relax in, all at a community based project where the local islanders benefit as much as you. Azura Benguerra Island is paradise found.
The villas are broken down as follows: 3 x beach villas, 3 x luxury beach villas, 10 x infinity beach villas, 2 Royal beach villas, Villa Amizade (ideal for families) and a Presidential Villa (3 bedrooms). Public areas are right on the beach and include a comfortable lounge area, the vibey Star Bar, and a fabulous wine cellar which offers a selection of the owner’s wines, especially flown in from their Chateau in France. The Jellyfish Restaurant offers breakfast and more formal dining. There is a media room for those needing TV and internet access, a boutique at reception, and a Padi 5 Star dive centre with top of the range Scubapro equipment.
Why we like it here
Spend sun-drenched days fishing, snorkelling or diving protected reefs, watch the migrating whales and dolphins that ply these waters.
Indulge in African spa treatments.
The starry night sky is magnificent to behold.
The island’s climate is blessed with hot and sunny weather year round.
Each of the villas comes with a Mozambican butler-host who will ensure you the ultimate in personalised service during your stay, while the Presidential Villa has the addition of a private chef.
Things to be aware of
Children can be accommodated in the Royal Beach Villas, but will be staying in the lounge area as opposed to a separate bedroom.
One of the bedrooms in the Presidential Villa is located at the back of the villa and has no sea views.
The island is in a low risk malaria area and guests are advised to make use of the insect repellent provided, as well as sleeping under the mosquito nets.