Azura Benguerra Island


Stretched along the shoreline of Benguerra Island within a marine national park, Azura Benguerra Island is the ultimate escape. Hand-built and operated by the local community, this eco-friendly resort offers award-winning luxury, pristine beaches and world-class diving.

Twenty beachfront villas line the shore, surrounded by gardens. Each has a comfortable bed draped in mosquito nets, lounge, en suite with bath and shower, outside shower, and private infinity pool with sun deck. Villa Amizade and the Presidential Villa are ideal for families, and all villas have a dedicated Mozambican host.

The Jellyfish Restaurant serves fresh seafood complemented by a French wine list, and guests can opt for private beach dining. There’s also a lounge bar and spa.

Go snorkelling or scuba diving amongst turtles, dolphins, dugong, manta rays and tropical fish, island hop by speedboat, and enjoy a sunset dhow cruise. Horse riding, cultural visits and whale watching can be arranged.

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.


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.

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Why we recommend Azura Benguerra Island

It’s personal and luxurious. Each room has a comfortable bed, lounge, en suite with bath and shower, outside shower, and private infinity pool with sun deck. Villa Amizade is ideal for families. Larger groups should opt for the Presidential Villa which boasts its own pool and party deck.

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