Azura Benguerra Island

Beach Front Luxury

Benguerra Island is the second largest of the five islands in the Bazaruto Achipelago and offers sheer elegance. With just 18 villas, each with its’ own infinity swimming pool and spot on the beach, Azura is perfect for escaping the crowds and truly unwinding.

A relaxed and inviting atmosphere greets arriving guests at this luxury boutique retreat. Each individual villa is spacious with a thatched roof and allocated a personal host who is responsible for catering to your needs to create a truly unforgettable holiday. The interiors are bright with the décor a wonderful mix of modern and traditional Mozambique design. The villas are intertwined with lush indigenous trees and vegetation providing privacy from the neighbouring villa. Dine in the restaurant or with your feet in the sand whilst sampling the wonderful local produce and freshly caught sea food cooked to traditional and international standards. 

Whether wanting to simply lay back and relax or take part in one of the many activities on-site and around the island such as spa treatments, fishing, horse-riding, dolphin spotting, dhow boat cruises and visits to the mainland plus many more, Azura Benguerra meets all your needs.

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
Hotel Category
Luxury
Location Type
Beach
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 584 Reviews
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Hotel highlights

  • Helicopter Transfer to the Island
  • PADI Dive Centre
  • Spa
  • Host Service for each villa
  • Range of water and land based activities offered

Hotel Features

General Information

  • Check-in Time:
    13:00
  • Check-out Time:
    10:00
  • 18 rooms
  • Transfer is a fantastic 10 minute helicopter ride from mainland
  • Each villa has a personal butler

Main Facilities

  • Diving
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Watersports

Accommodation Type

  • Authentic
  • Barefoot style
  • Boutique
  • Hidden gem
  • Lodge
  • Luxury Collection
  • Off the beaten track

Board Basis Options

  • Full Board

For Families

  • Family Rooms

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Azura Benguerra Island

  • Beach
  • 10 minute helicopter transfer from mainland to Benguerra Island
  • Beautiful island paradise
584 Reviews 90% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 498
  • Very Good 49
  • Average 18
  • Poor 14
  • Terrible 5

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Feb 18, 2020

I was left truly spellbound by this gorgeous destination!

Johannesburg, South Africa

To say Azura Benguerra is jaw-droppingly beautiful would be a massive understatement. It started with our helicopter flight from Vilanculos Airport to Benguerra Island. I have never seen a stretch of ocean so stunning in my life! A hundred shades of blue and turquoise, with streaks and swirls of the ocean floor creating the effect of an artist’s brush as you hover over to the retreat. Landing at Azura, we were greeted by a host of friendly staff who were ready to attend to our every need from the moment we left the helicopter. We were promptly shown to our villa where the surprises continued – a massive comfy bed, beautiful decorations and all the amenities we needed for a comfortable stay. The outside showers were a particular treat, as was the private splash pool and sala, under which we relaxed during the hot afternoons and enjoyed our refreshing sunset cocktails delivered by our personal host (Ronaldo). The meals were divine – lobster, prawns, beef fillet, sushi, curry – the only problem was that we came back a few kilos heavier! As for activities, we went for the island hop, which included a visit to Pansy Island, snorkelling and a private picnic – an experience I’ll never forget. The snorkelling in particular was out-of-this-world – the water was crystal clear and the reef we visited was full of vibrant colours, teaming with sea creatures of all shapes and sizes. The cherry-on-top was our visit to Peri-Peri Beach Club, which was apparently a new addition to Azura. There we enjoyed cocktails, pizzas, and seafood, all while cooling off in the plunge pool and mixing with the other guests. From there, we returned to the main lodge and were treated further to singing and dancing performed by the local school children – each as charming and adorable as the next. I honestly cannot find fault with this place – a truly one-of-a-kind experience that I would recommend to anyone. The worst part was having to leave – we only stayed three nights which was definitely not enough! I am already planning our return, and also hope to visit their Marlin lodge on Benguerra that we were told about during our stay. Thank you Azura and we will definitely see you soon!
Feb 16, 2020

Best trip in a long time!

I had been to Azura before and decided to go again on our honeymoon. It was beyond expectation once again. Great food, friendly staff and our own personal host (if you get Hessane consider yourself blessed), attention to detail, great cocktails, beautiful stargazing at night, the diving was incredible - oh and the new peri peri beach bar! I could spend every summers day there. Thanks for a great honeymoon!!! Looking forward to going back real soon.
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Azura Benguerra Island

Facilities

a small boat in a body of water

Scuba Diving

Azura Benguerra area 5 Star PADI centrewith dedicated dive training pool.

a boat in the water

Activities on offer

There are numerous activities available which can be booked and paid for on arrival, these include: - Guided snorkelling trips - Island visits - Guided tours of the island and its natural beauty, as well as visits to the community and school - Visits to Vilanculos and its market - Deep sea fishing in a custom built boat - Shore based fishing - Leisure trips in the Helicopter to various destinations -Horse riding -Dhow sailing and sunset cruises - Guided marine shore walks - Star gazing events - Guided bird watching / walking trails - Dolphin sightings (year round) - Dugong sightings -Whale sightings (in season, June-Oct) - Cultural encounters - Local football matches

Spa

Azura's uniquely African Spa offers signature treatments based on local ingredients and traditions. These include being rubbed down with ground coconut shells, covered head to toe with tamarind and aloe, or gently massaged with warm marula oil.

Azura Benguerra Island

Room Types

Infinity Beach Villas

The Infinity Beach Villas have a prime position, largebathroomwith freeform bath and a5mlong infinity pool.

The villas are all nestled amidst the indigenous trees and vegetation and have been created to offer guest their own private sanctuary where they canfeel at one with the environment.

Presidential Villa

The Presidential Villa has 3 en-suite bedrooms, sitting room and dining room and is set in it's own private gardens with huge infinity swimming pool. The Villa provides a butler/host as well as a private chef.

Luxury Villas

The Luxury Beach Villas each have 3.5m plunge pools.

The villas are all nestled amidst the indigenous trees and vegetation and have been created to offer guest their own private sanctuary where they canfeel at one with the environment.

Royal Beach Villa

The largest of the Azura Benguerra villas, the Royal Beach Villas measure 172 square metres, and feature a 10 metre infinity pool and adjoining Jacuzzi, separate lounge area and two outdoor relaxation pavillions as well as private beach frontage.

Villa Amizade

This private villa has 2 en-suite bedrooms, it is set in it's own garden with stunning 10 meter infinity pool.

Azura Benguerra Island

Special Offers

Minor offer catch all

Platinum Package

The the Platinum Package andreceive the following per couple:
- 60 minute massage per person
- Private wine cellar dinner with paired wine
- 'Sparkling Breakfast Spoil' signature villa breakfast with French sparkling wine
- 'Try Scuba' pool session for two
- Private dhow cruise
- Customized local gift

- Platinum packages are offered as an addition to the booking
- Must be booked at least 14 days prior to arrival
- Two seperate massage sessions will be arranged if only one therapist is available
- If any of the items listed are not available, Azura reserves the right to substitute for another experience of same value

Free nights

Luxury For Less

- Stay 7 nights or more and the partner satys for FREE!

Valid on all villa types

Sale campaign

Honey Moon Heaven

Brides receive discount on accommodation for stays of 5 nights or more

- Includes various honeymoon special treats
- Not available at Villa Amizade or Presedential suites
- Proof of recent marriage is required

Free nights

6 Nights for Price of 5

Stay 6 nights and only pay for 5

Valid for all villa types

Sale campaign

Honey Moon Heaven

Brides receive discount on accommodation for stays of 5 nights or more

- Includes various honeymoon special treats
- Not available at Villa Amizade or Presedential suites
- Proof of recent marriage is required

Sale campaign

2 for the price of 1

2 stay for the price of 1 on stays of 7 nights or more

Valid for travel dates 09.0.2017 - 31.03.2017 and 27.11.2017 - 10.12.2017

Sale campaign

2 for the price of 1

2 stay for the price of 1 on stays of 7 nights or more

Valid for travel dates 09.0.2017 - 31.03.2017 and 27.11.2017 - 10.12.2017

6 Nights for Price of 5

Stay 6 nights and only pay for 5

Valid for all villa types

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