Azura Benguerra Island Benguerra Island, Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique - AMQ010

Azura Benguerra is one of Mozambique's first luxury 'eco' boutique retreats, hand built by the local community on the Benguerra Island, offering a blend of modern chic with traditional local touches and charms, offering barefoot luxury.

17 Bedrooms, Sleeps 34

Pool - Yes
Restaurant - Meals All Included
Sea Views

Barefoot Luxury
Community Involvement
Direct access to white beaches
Honeymooner Retreat

Guest Book

April 2011
One of the most beautiful islands in the world - great service and location - fabulous villas with everything you need. Locals very involved in your experience which is lovely - also great excursions - lunch on a sandbank being our very top one as the sea rose around us!! West Family, United Kingdom

There are just 17 villas, all with direct access to the beach and their own private plunge pools. Private decks offer the perfect place to enjoy a sun downer. All the villas are air-conditioned with fans and have full en suite bathrooms with outdoor his/her showers. During your stay you will also be attended to by a local Mozambican host who will ensure that all your needs are taken care of.

There are 3 luxury Beach Villas (showers only) and 10 Infinity Beach Villas that are slightly larger and more spacious with 'front seat' beach location.

There is also a 2 bedroom 'Villa Amizade' ideal for families and also boasts a lounge area with television and selection of games. The villa also boasts a 10m swimming pool and large beachfront garden. This is ideal for a family of 4 or 2 couples travelling together.

The Presidential Villa is set away from the main lodge for extra privacy and offers 2 en suite bedrooms plus a third staff bedroom. There is a dining room with wine bar, infinity pool and offers uninterrupted views. This is ideal to take up to 6 persons.

All the main lodge areas open to the beach with uninterrupted sea views. The lodge is furnished with textures of Africa with a contemporary finish offering spacious and comfortable living areas. Relax with a book, sip cocktails on the beach with the sand between your toes or enjoy some fresh sushi (depending on the Fisherman's catch) at the Star Bar.

For those who have to stay in touch there is a television and internet in the library.

Breakfasts in the restaurant are 'made to order' with some special whilst lunches can be a picnic or dining at the Gekko Deck. Dinners are enjoyed on the beach by candlelight and the main course is local seafood as well as a 7 course tasting menu that shows off the chefs favourites.

Dining lends a variety of choices from enjoying at the main lodge or if you wish a romantic candlelit private beach dinner or 'eat in' and have your meal served at your private villa.

A selection of house wines, local beers and spirits is included in your stay as well as a cocktail of the day served at your Sala at sunset.

Focus is on relaxing and enjoying the beach surrounds. There are 2 treatment rooms to enjoy spa therapies, take a tour of the island which your Azura Mozambican host will be glad to share more about the island, take you on an Island Hopping Experience or you can explore the island in a landrover with a guide.

Enjoy snorkeling the coral reefs, diving from the 5 star PADI dive center, Dhow trips and fishing. Or you can just relax on the beach and enjoy the tropical surrounds and complete escape from the stresses of modern day living.

Honeymooners, couples and families are welcome at Azura Benguerra and there are special romantic packages for honeymooners. Families with younger children are encouraged to book either the 2 or 3 bedroom villas.

The island lies 14km offshore from the Mozambican mainland town of Vilanculos and extends for approximately 11km by 5.5km. From sand dunes, savannah, freshwater lakes and wetland eco-systems and acacia forests, the Benguerua island offers a diverse ecological gem. There are over 2000 fish specials and over a 100 coral species, you can be sure of a kaleidoscope of colour when snorkeling or diving in crystal clear waters.

Access to Azura Benguerra is possible with daily flights from Johannesburg to Vilanculos, followed by an exhilarating 10 minute helicopter flight to the lodge. Easily combined with a holiday to Kruger, do email us for the best way to include into your South Africa safari holiday.