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 576 Reviews
a bird sitting on a beach near a body of water

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
576 Reviews 90% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 492
  • Very Good 47
  • Average 18
  • Poor 14
  • Terrible 5

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Oct 19, 2019

Azure ocean, white sand.

Maputo, Mozambique

We thoroughly enjoyed our 5-night stay at Azura Benguerra. Management run a tight ship and staff are attentive. We didn’t want to leave our Infinity Suite but delicious fare beckoned us. Excellent excursions, remote picnics. Heaven.
Sep 24, 2019

Honeymoon heaven

London, United Kingdom

This is a magical place. It truly met our hopes for an African beach paradise, even given how expensive it is. The seas are a beautiful aqua and usually very calm, there are long stretches of deserted white sand and the beach villas are luxurious but have a natural feel. But two things in particular stand this hotel apart. First, the staff are wonderfully friendly and make you feel so special. Your host looks after your every need and serves you at every meal, so you can get to know them a bit, which we loved. Thanks so much to Abel, Simoes and Eric for making our stay so perfect! Second, although the resort is very quiet and secluded, we liked that local people live and work on the island, so you can experience something of Mozambique culture which doesn’t happen at other island resorts. The hotel is very involved locally, helping to sponsor an island primary school and health clinic and many of the staff are islanders. We really enjoyed the complimentary island drive where Eric showed us all of this, as well as the indigenous wildlife and plants. The restaurant is supplied by local fishermen and the school children came and danced and sang one evening. Other points to note: the food is superb. It’s not as fancy as some might expect for the price tag of the hotel, but we preferred that. The menu changes every day depending on what has been caught that day - the freshest seafood we have ever eaten! The menus are really appealing and the chef is fantastic at both local dishes and more western ones. Other reviews complain about the tides going out. This was not an issue at all. The tide is in for the majority of the day and when it is out you could walk out to swim if you want. The helicopter transfer was very smooth and great views! I do not like flying at all and it was completely fine (and only about 7 mins long!) As well as the complimentary island drive, we did the free dhow sunset cruise, which was really fun. I get seasick and the water was so flat we had no trouble at all! We only did one paying activity, as they are very expensive (and the winds got up on a couple of days so I thought the sea might be a bit choppy for me). It was the tour to Paradise Island, which was totally brilliant. A 45 min speed boat ride but across completely flat seas. A pod of dolphins played around our boat in both directions! We then snorkelled with Eric in crystal clear water, seeing masses of rays (including a manta ray), turtles and tons of beautiful fish. We then walked around the island, and had a perfect picnic on the beach. Overall, a very special stay - thank you to everyone there! We are sad to have left and hope very much to come back one day.
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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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