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Azura Benguerra Islands

Award Winning Luxury Island Lodge in Mozambique
Azura is located on Benguerra Island within the Bazaruto Marine National Park. Benguerra Island lies 14km north east of Vilanculos, the nearest town and site of the international airport.
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Imagine an unspoilt island within a Marine National Park, deserted beaches of pure white sand that extend for miles, sparkling turquoise seas criss-crossed by local dhows plying their trade, sunny days and star-studded nights. This is the enchanting island escape you always imagined. Azura Benguerra, the first eco-friendly resort in Mozambique, was hand-built by the local community and is operated in partnership with it.

Just 20 villas are nestled along one of the last undiscovered stretches of beach in the world, with all the creature comforts you could wish for, sparkling private pools, Mozambican butler-hosts to look after your every need, fish and seafood fresh from the ocean, a fantastic range of activities and experiences, an African spa to relax in, all at a community based project where the local islanders benefit as much as you. Azura Benguerra Island is paradise found.

Experience the island as it is meant to be, always at its very best. Azura Benguerra Island, Mozambique, has been included in the 2020 Travel + Leisure magazine's World’s Best Awards Survey.

Azura Benguerra Island's public areas are right on the beach and open to the sea. They have created several different zones for your enjoyment and relaxation, from the comfortable lounge area, to the vibey Star Bar, and the fabulous wine cellar offering a selection of the owner’s wines, especially flown in from their Chateau in France. The Jellyfish Restaurant offers breakfast and more formal dining. There is a media room for those needing TV and internet access, a boutique at reception, and our Padi 5 Star dive centre with top of the range Scubapro equipment.

The luxury hand-built villas blend modern chic with all that is traditional in Mozambique. Each of our 20 villas is just footsteps from the beach, yet designed with seclusion in mind. Nestled amidst indigenous gardens, each villa is your own sanctuary, with a personal infinity swimming pool and spectacular beach-side view. A haven of rest and relaxation, where you can feel at one with the environment.

At Azura it’s all about your experience. About doing things a little differently. About the experienced guides sharing their knowledge and passion for the pristine environments that they are lucky enough to have around them. About the guests getting the most out of their stay, whether it be plunging the ocean’s depths or just relaxing with a picnic on a private island.

Special SADC Rate - Beach Villa


per person sharing per night. Valid 10 April - 31 July, 1 Nov - 15 Dec '24

Special SADC Peak Period Rate - - Beach Villa


per person sharing per night. Valid 22 March - 09 April & 01 August - 31 October

Children's Rates

Children 17 years and over = full price
• Children 6 - 16 years in their own villa pay 90% adult rate (min 2, 3rd child free of charge)
• Children 6 - 16 years sharing with 2 adults pay 50% adult rate (max 2 children)
• Children 0 - 5 years sharing with 2 adults stay free of charge

Standard Rate


per person sharing per night

    Accommodation in sea-facing villas
    • All meals including main beach dinners and in villa dining
    • Local beers, spirits and a selection of house wines
    • Soft drinks, water, tea & coffee
    • Sunset cocktail of the day served to Sala
    • Weekly speciality gin bar
    • Mozambican host service
    • WiFi access in the public areas
    • Use of snorkelling equipment
    • Use of kayaks and paddleboards
    • Stargazing
    • Various honeymoon special treats
    • Various children's activities (see activity sheet)
    • EVAC medical insurance
    Complimentary Tuk Tuk transfer between Vilanculos Airport and boats.
    3+nights stay include complimentary sunset dhow cruise and a scenic island drive.
    Special rates and add-ons for stays of 7 nights or longer, please contact us for these special rates

Each villa has its own host to look after you during your stay. They’ll take care of you during your time at Azura, including serving your meals, setting up your lunch table at the water’s edge, or serving the cocktail of the day to your beachside sala as the sun goes down. The hosts have a genuine warmth and are friendly, and will delight in looking after you. They have big smiles and even bigger stories to share with you.

Magnificent reefs for diving and snorkelling, home to the turtles that nest on the island’s outer shores. Migrating humpback whales, dolphins, and the elusive and protected dugong ply the waters, along with marlin, sailfish and tuna to tempt the sports fishermen. There is a vast array of birdlife, the local people make for fascinating cultural encounters.

At Azura, dining is all part of the experience, from breakfast at the water’s edge, to a picnic on a sandy island, to dining on a candle lit beach beneath the stars. Our hosts take huge pride in their innovative dining set-ups, and little touches to make your stay special.
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