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Azura Benguerra Island

Azura Benguerra Island

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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.

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

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Luxury

Location Type

Beach
  • 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
  • Weddings

Accommodation Type

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

Board Basis Options

  • Full Board

For Families

  • Family Rooms
Location Highlights

Azura Benguerra Island

  • Beach
  • 10 minute helicopter transfer from mainland to Benguerra Island
  • Beautiful island paradise

Things to do

Being explorers at heart, we believe in getting out and about to get the most from your trip. Browse through our selection of attractions and excursions available nearby that will enhance your holiday experience.

Snorkel or scuba dive

Saltwater fly fishing or big game fishing

Dhow cruises

Spot dolphins, who are regular visitors to the beach, or track humpback whales (seasonal)

450 Reviews 90% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 385
  • Very Good 34
  • Average 17
  • Poor 10
  • Terrible 4

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Jan 18, 2018

Perfect end to an African Adventure

London, United Kingdom

We stayed for 6 nights at Azura Benguerra, which was the end of our trip to Southern Africa. This truly is 5* luxury on a private island. The adventure starts with the helicopter transfer which is brilliant! When we arrived we were surprised and delighted with the offer of an upgrade to the two bedroom villa with a large pool and excellent area to enjoy lunch. The staff, as always, are who makes a holiday. The service was great. The food was delicious and the diving and other activities were brilliantly organised. My only suggestion based on the other resorts we stayed in would be that the “house” wine list could be expanded and upgraded and some additional spirits could be included. The partnership the resort has with the locals is inspiring and the future of tourism. Overall a perfect end to the holiday and I hope that I am lucky enough to revisit one day.
Jan 12, 2018

The loveliest place and people

New York, New York, United States

We spent 5 days at Azura before New Years, and had a very special time. Our villa housed the five of us, and we had our own butler and chef - the impeccable Anderson and Chef Orlando. Every day they presented us with the most beautiful meals - the catch of the day as well as anything else we could want. What made it so special was the people who work at the resort, their genuine interest in us and their pride at delivering wonderful, personal service. The resort is incredibly comfortable and luxurious, but in a very down to earth, eco sort of way. The diving off the reef was excellent. My daughter and I got to try diving for the first time, first in the pool with the kind and calm Reynaldo, who taught us how to use the equipment, and then in an actual dive where we were at a depth of 30 feet. We both caught the bug and want to get certified. The manager, Jason, took our son, an avid kiteboarder, to a secluded beach on the other side of the island, four times in two days, because he loves to kiteboard and wanted to show our son one of the best places on earth to do it. The resort employs mostly locals from the island and is totally committed to caring for the local population, both through their own charitable contributions and their low-key solicitation from guests. We all loved it and would return without reservation.
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Azura Benguerra Island

Facilities

Scuba Diving

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

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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