Imagine of a pristine island located within a Marine National Park. miles of pristine white sand beaches that are desolate. Seas of brilliant turquoise, crisscrossed by local dhow boats going about their business. gentle breezes, swaying palms, sunny days, and starry nights. Warm greetings from Azura Benguerra Island.

Only 20 spacious “beach-chic” designer villas, each with a private pool that extends out to the Indian Ocean beyond and is situated just steps from the immaculate white sand beach, were fully handcrafted in partnership with the local community. With handcrafted king size beds, bathrooms with indoor and outdoor showers, air conditioning, daybeds, lounging decks, and salas right on the beach, they provide our discerning visitors with every comfort. The best escape in this spectacular setting was intended for them.

Why you will love Benguerra Island

A paradise discovered

There are only 20 villas along one of the last undiscovered stretches of beach in the world, with all the amenities you could ask for, sparkling private pools, Mozambican butler-hosts to take care of your every requirement, fresh fish and seafood from the ocean, an awesome range of activities and experiences, an African spa to unwind in, and all at a community-based project where the local islanders benefit as much as you do. The island of Azura Benguerra is a paradise.

Award-Winning Luxury

Discover the island as it was intended to be, at its best at all times. The World’s Best Awards Survey from Travel + Leisure magazine includes Azura Benguerra Island. A recognition any offering will be very pleased with. As a result of nominations from loyal guests, Azura Benguerra Island is participating in the World Luxury Hotel Awards! This alone is testament why you must experience this award winning hospitality.

Available amenities

The public spaces on Azura Benguerra Island are oceanfront and close to the beach. From the cozy lounge area to the buzzy Star Bar to the great wine cellar offering a selection of the owner’s wines, especially flown in from their Chateau in France, numerous separate zones for your enjoyment and relaxation have been created. The Jellyfish Restaurant serves elegant dining and brunch. A media area with TV and internet access, a boutique at the front desk, and the Padi 5 Star dive center with the best Scubapro gear are all available.

The Climate on the Island

Azura on Benguerra Island enjoys warm, sunny weather all year round. Even at night, temperatures rarely drop below 20 degrees Celsius and are typically in the upper 20s to low 30s. The water’s temperature, which averages from 24 to 30 degrees plus, is delightfully warm. There can be months of the year when there is no rain at all on Benguerra Island, which typically receives a fraction as much rain as the mainland does on average. This challenges the native gardens and water supply while also making the landscape incredibly parched. However, guests are usually very pleased with the climate.

Luxury Beachfront Villas

The hand-built villas combine contemporary style with Mozambican culture. Despite being only a few feet from the beach, each of our 20 villas were created with privacy in mind. They have built your very own retreat, complete with private infinity pool and breathtaking beachfront vista, hidden among native gardens. a sanctuary for leisure and relaxation where you can reconnect with nature.

INFINITY BEACH VILLAS – 10

Locations closest to the beach

There are ten Infinity Beach Villas at Azura. They have afro-modern furnishings and spectacular views of the beach and ocean beyond an infinity pool. They relish the best beachside locations on the island.

 Facilities & Amenities  
  • Beachfront location and views
  • Mozambican Butler-host service
  • Beachside sala
  • King size bed with down duvet
  • Mini bar
  • Nespresso machines
  • Bathroom with shower & bath
  • Outside his and hers showers
  • 110m2 under roof
  • Private 5 meter swimming pool
  • Private undercover deck
  • Daybed and sun loungers
  • Air-conditioning and fans
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • Gym in a bag
  • Separate toilet
  • Double vanities & dressing area
  • 650m2 private area

BEACH VILLAS – 3

Fabulously Private

Three beachfront villas are available at Azura, which are ideally situated near the spa at the end of the property. They are quite private and ideal for honeymooners. The Beach Villas are the property’s smallest villas, yet they still have all the amenities.
Facilities & Amenities
  • Beachfront location and views
  • Private undercover deck
  • King size bed with down duvet
  • Bathroom with shower & double vanity
  • Beachside sala
  • Mini bar
  • Private plunge pool
  • Separate toilet
  • Outside his and hers showers
  • Mozambican Butler-host service
  • Day bed and sun loungers
  • Air-conditioning and fans
  • Tea/coffee making facilities

LUXURY BEACH VILLAS – 3

Within Steps of the Beach

Azura includes three luxurious beachfront villas that are closer to the beach and furnished in a modern way. They have a bigger private undercover deck than the Beach Villas and are slightly larger.
Facilities & Amenities
  • Beachfront location & views
  • Private undercover deck
  • Beachside sala
  • King size bed with down duvet
  • Bathroom with shower & double vanity
  • Outside his and hers showers
  • Mozambican Butler-host service
  • Mini bar
  • Private plunge pool
  • Day bed and sun loungers
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • Air-conditioning & fans
  • Separate toilet
  • Double vanities & dressing area
  • 100m2 under roof
  • 450m2 private area

ROYAL BEACH VILLAS – 2

Highest level of privacy and uninterrupted views

Two of Azura’s Royal Beach Villas include infinity edge pools and breathtaking ocean views. They are the largest and most opulent of all the villas, measuring 172 square meters, with 30 meters of stunning beach frontage on a sizable, exquisitely manicured plot. They are located at the northernmost point of the property, providing complete privacy and unobstructed views. The discerning Azura guest can experience the highest level of comfort thanks to them. Guests can now enjoy the pleasure of their own living area that is connected to the main bedroom and bathroom areas by a hallway with glass sliding doors. The main bedroom and bathroom areas are comparable to the existing Infinity Beach Villas. The lounge contains comfortable sofas arranged around a flat-screen television, a minibar, a nespresso machine, a tea/coffee area, and its own bathroom. For any kids who desire to share, the sofas may be converted to two beds. Exceptional outdoor spaces include a 10 m rim flow pool with a smaller sitting pool on one end and a sitting pavilion by the pool on the other, where visitors can access the water easily. The villa also features a dining room, a seaside sala, a double daybed under a latte roof, a single daybed on the deck, and other amenities that are ideal for unwinding and enjoying your own private place.
Facilities & Amenities
  • Beachfront location and views
  • Private undercover deck
  • Day bed and sun loungers
  • Air-conditioning and fans
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • Gym in a bag
  • 10 Meter fully tiled swimming pool
  • Several relaxation areas
  • Mozambican Butler-host service
  • Beachside sala
  • King size bed with down duvet
  • Mini bar
  • Lounge area with guest bathroom
  • Nespresso Machines
  • Bathroom with shower & bath
  • Outside his and hers showers
  • Double vanities and dressing area
  • Separate toilet

VILLA AMIZADE

Fantastic for Families

In our native Portuguese, “Villa Amizade” means “Villa of Friendship.” The westernmost villa on the property, with stunning views of the sea and the setting sun, has two bedrooms and an en suite. Families or couples that need extra room and amenities would love it. There is a sitting area with a flat-screen TV, DVD player, Sound Dock, and a variety of games, which opens to a large deck with seating, dining, and leisure facilities, as well as a “wine bar.” A private chef service is an option and is charged extra. Every standard Azura design feature and finish. Five guests at most, including children, are accepted.
Facilities & Amenities
  • Beachfront location and views
  • Mozambican Butler-host service
  • Beachside sala
  • Air-conditioning and fans
  • Ensuite bathroom with freeform bath
  • Bathroom with shower & bath
  • Small kitchenette
  • Outside showers
  • Master bedroom with king size bed
  • Private undercover deck
  • Daybed and sun loungers
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • Gym in a bag
  • Second bedroom with lounge
  • 10 Meter fully tiled swimming pool
  • Large beachfront garden
  • Nespresso Machines

PRESIDENTIAL VILLA

The height of class and sophistication

One of the finest villas in the Indian Ocean is the Presidential Villa at Azura, according to reviews. It has a very private setting, about 150 meters down the beach from the main Azura, and it has a butler-host and private chef all to itself. Your ideal beach residence has finally come true. The pinnacle of design and luxury features 3 en-suite bedrooms, indoor and outdoor baths, a media room, a sitting/dining space with a “wine bar,” and a massive infinity pool that extends over the front of the villa.
Facilities & Amenities
  • Beachfront location and views
  • Master bedroom with sitting area
  • Gym in a bag
  • 2nd Bedroom Infinity Beach Villa
  • 3rd Bedroom twin
  • Complete privacy
  • Treehouse with views
  • Private Chef
  • Helicopter landing area
  • Several relaxation areas
  • Outside showers
  • Air-conditioning and fans
  • Nespresso Machines
  • Ensuite bathroom with freeform bath
  • 425m2 under roof
  • Two Beach Salas
  • Private Mozambican Butler/Host
  • 16 Meter swimming pool
  • Guest toilet
  • Day beds and sun loungers
  • Wi-Fi
  • 1075m2 private area

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The Benguerra Island Experiences

Children and Teenagers

There are many options for kids and teenagers to do at Azura when they come to visit. Kids can take part in a variety of activities that are offered and supervised by Azura’s guides, hosts, and activity coordinators. Children can take pleasure in viewing fascinating marine life both above and below the surface of the water, look for pansy shells on an island that appears at low tide, engage in cultural interactions, climb dunes, keep an eye out for crocodiles (from a safe distance), sample the island’s fruits, and pick up a few new skills.

Deep Sea Fishing

Some of the best bill, reef, and large game fishing in the Indian Ocean can be found in the Bazaruto Archipelago. Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna/Bonito, King/Queen Mackerel, Prodigal Son, Wahoo, Dorado, and Barracuda are some of the species. The regional specialty, Giant Trevally (GT), frequently weighs more than 25 kg. Azura offers services for both novice and seasoned fisherman and women, and it strictly adheres to the tag-and-release method for endangered species. With one of Azura’s guides or an independant guide who offers fly fishing, jigging, and popping, you can go trolling, popping, or jigging. Bookings for fishing should be made well in advance due to its high popularity.

Horse Riding

For horse enthusiasts, riding the horses stationed on Benguerra Island near the water’s edge and then returning along some of the island’s tracks and trails is an unforgettable experience. After the ride, you have the option of swimming with the horses. There are 9 horses available for riders of different skill levels, starting with absolute beginners. Please be aware that Mozambique Horse Safaris, a third party company, is responsible for conducting this activity.

Island Soccer

Africa as a whole is obsessed with soccer. There’s an Island League here on Benguerra Island, which consists of teams from the lodges and local island teams. The local community considers this to be a very significant event, and much pride is at stake. Come see one of Azura’s soccer team’s weekend games, typically on a Sunday afternoon. A refreshments tent will be set up, and you can even participate in the game if you want to! The whole family will enjoy it immensely.

5 Star PADI Dive Centre

The Scubapro equipment at Azura’s 5 Star PADI Dive Center is of the highest caliber. Before heading to the reefs, you can practice snorkeling in our practice pool or brush up on your diving techniques. Divers of all skill levels can find a variety of depths and reef morphology in the Bazaruto Archipelago. We have a PADI Instructor and a wide selection of courses for instruction. Before your vacation, we strongly advise that you finish the theory component of your course at home. By doing this, you’ll be prepared to begin diving as soon as you get there and get to spend more time discovering the island’s surrounding seas. Additionally, Azura is a DAN (Divers Alert Network) Business Member, giving all divers taking introductory courses access to fundamental dive insurance protection.

Scuba Diving

On the East Coast of Africa, the marine life and corals are frequently said to as the best. Loggerhead, green, and hawksbill turtles, reef sharks, stingrays, devil rays, moray eels, as well as a variety of reef fish are frequently seen, including grouper, batfish, surgeons, puffers, moorish idols, parrot fish, clown fish, trigger fish, and chocolate dip fish. Seasonal visitors include whale sharks, manta rays, and humpback whales and their calves. There are many of hard and soft corals, as well as Christmas tree anemones and nudibranchs for divers who enjoy finding the smaller creatures.

Southpoint Beach Drive & Picnic

Explore the lovely Southpoint Beach. Our guides will inform you along the way about the island’s vegetation, fauna, geomorphology, and native culture. The eastern side of Southpoint, the island’s southernmost point, faces the Mozambique Channel and the Indian Ocean with crashing waves, while the western side has calmer, more tranquil waters. The location is striking especially with the driftwood tree trunks that are peacefully on the pristine white sand. Arrive at the swimming and beach picnic location after walking through the miniature sand dunes. A lovely picnic lunch will be set up for you, complete with drinks and shelter.

Red Dune & Crocodile Lakes Drive

Go on an island excursion by a 4×4 game viewer! As you go across the island’s many villages, you may run into some of our native island populations. Wild fruits from local trees are available for tasting along the way. Look out for the wide diversity of insects, birds, and reptiles, some of which are unique to this area. The enormous Nile crocodiles that reside in the three lakes can also be seen. You can stroll along the beach on the “Wild Side,” where the Mozambique Channel and the Indian Ocean bring powerful winds and waves ashore. For breathtaking views of Benguerra Island, take a short easy hike up Red Dune.

Speedboat Island Hopping

Welcome to Azura’s hallmark activity: a quick trip to Bazaruto Island where you may climb Bazaruto Dune for unparalleled 360-degree views of the Archipelago. From here, we frequently travel to Two Mile Reef, where we can view a variety of turtle species as well as humpback whales on their yearly migration. The reef is home to hundreds of species of tropical fish, coral, rays, and crustaceans. Dolphin sightings are frequent, and if you’re lucky, the dugong—a species of gentle giant that is critically endangered—may appear. Arrive at North Point for a mouthwatering picnic and a swim in the cool, clear waters after snorkeling.

Speedboat to Paradise Island

Take a speedboat from Azura to Paradise Island in the far north of the Bazaruto Archipelago. The trip takes an hour. On the journey, keep an eye out for dugongs and dolphins. This island, which was given the name Paradise Island because of its stunning white beaches and excellent snorkeling, is home to a decrepit hotel from the time of Portuguese domination. Your guide will tell you the historical tales as they point out the interesting remnants of the ancient hotel and church. After that, have a picnic lunch on a white beach that is uninhabited. The snorkeling is fantastic but different from the reefs closer to Azura, so slow down a bit for a few hours.

Private Beach Dinners

Azura Staff are talented individuals. A private supper will be prepared by your host in front of your villa on the beach, with candles placed around it. You can also decide to eat this candle-lit dinner on your deck or in your sala. If you would rather have it done another day, please let your host know. They typically like to do it on visitors’ last night at Azura. We provide the first of these complimentary as part of your stay, but you may upgrade to a seafood BBQ for a nominal surcharge and we’ll prepare fresh fish in front of you while you relax under African skies!

Other Experiences

Take a dhow cruise at dusk or join one of our rangers on a dune hike. Island-hop and stop for lunch at Pansy Island, or have a picnic lunch delivered to the sandpit at Benguerra North point. Alternately, head out on a guided snorkeling expedition or, during the right season, go whale watching. The availability of the boat, Land Rover, and guides, as well as the weather and tidal conditions, will all influence the activities.

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