Benguerra Island, Mozambique
Azura is the ultimate barefoot escape. Built entirely by the hands of the local community on the unique island of Benguerra, Azura lies within the beautiful Bazaruto National Park framed by powder white sands and the sparkling ocean.
The 14 pool villas, footsteps away from the beach, each come with a personal Mozambique host, ready to cater to all your needs. With a seamless fusion of indoor and outdoor space, the villas are a sanctuary of rest and relaxation, allowing you to feel at one with your environment.
Azura is well placed to make the most of the Bazaruto Archipelago. Pamper yourself with an African massage at the Azura Spa on the beach, explore the island on a Land Rover, snorkel at the glorious reef, or sail a dhow and go dugong or whale watching. As for the cuisine, it is simply delicious. The 7-course weekly dinner, where the chef showcases his favorite creations is definitely a highlight not to be missed.
“Arriving onto the island by helicopter – true James Bond style whilst also having the rare opportunity to spot dugongs and dolphins from the air”
Lightfoot Travel provides tailor-made itineraries that include daily tours and excursions, restaurant recommendations and bookings, and can incorporate Mozambique into a greater African holiday. Take a look at The Best of Southern Africa as an example of a bespoke itinerary that we can create for you.
Azura Benguerra Island Information
- Location & Getting There
Off the coast of Vilanculos on Benguerra Island, located within the Bazaruto Marine National Park, the lodge is accessible via a 2-hour flight from Johannesburg in South Africa to Vilanculos International Airport, followed by a 15-minute helicopter transfer.
The 17 beachfront villas that make up the accommodation at Azura Benguerra Island are spacious, luxurious, and situated on a private concession, right on the Indian Ocean. The Luxury Beach Villas feature a superb plunge pool and amazing views over the Bazaruto Archipelago. Infinity Beach Villas look past glorious 5-meter infinity pools towards the endless Indian Ocean horizon and contain en-suite bathrooms which feature deep bathtubs. The single Island Beach Villa is the smallest and most private place to stay, perfect for honeymooners. Offering all the comforts of the other beach villas, it is conveniently situated at the end of the property, next to the African Spa. All villas comprise indoor and outdoor bathrooms, as well as panoramas over the Indian Ocean and Benguerra Island.
- African spa
- Fitness centre
- Outdoor pool
- Dining: 1 restaurant
A wealth of activities await at Azura, including scuba diving, guided snorkelling trips, island visits, shore-based fishing, star gazing, horse riding, dolphin and dugong sighting, dune boarding and dhow sailing.
Children are welcome but guest privacy must be respected, and there are no specific facilities available.