Azura Benguerra Island
As the untouched gem of Africa, Mozambique is famous for its abundant sea life, pristine undeveloped beaches and idyllic island life. In the warm and sparkling turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, the Bazaruto Archipelago islands are true tropical paradise getaways. Benguerra Island, the second largest island in the Bazaruto Archipelago, is characterized by inland lakes, high sand dunes and miles of deserted beaches. The ultimate luxury lodge to perfect the art of laid-back lounging and experience beach bliss is Azura Benguerra Island.
Benguerra Island lies some 14km north east of Vilanculos within a marine national park. Transfers from Vilanculos to Azura Benguerra Island are normally by Helicopter, an exhilarating 10 minute flight.
Conscious of the pristine natural environment and the need to preserve it, Azura Benguerra Island is the country’s first luxury eco-boutique retreat. With just 16 rustic villas, fantastic food, friendly Mozambican service and a vast range of activities and experiences, Azura Benguerra Island is the perfect island hideaway for honeymooners, romantics and divers.
Built entirely by hands of locals, each of Azura’s luxury thatched villas is separated from the lapping Indian Ocean by its own private pool, sundeck and outdoor sala. The 2 bedroom en-suite Villa Amizade and the Presidentential Villa – the epitome of style and luxury – are the ideal choice for families or a group of friends. Furthermore, all the exclusive houses are just footsteps from the beach, yet designed with seclusion in mind. Your African-chic beach villa is your own domain where you can truly relax, switch off and simply dream. Lounge on your daybed, melt into the sea’s countless shades of turquoise, dip in the pool, while your butler-host serves you a tropical cocktail. How chill is that?
Other highlights of your stay include Azura’s dining experience. Dine somewhere remote and romantic, laid back on the beach beneath the stars, order room service or head to the restaurant for a gastronomic adventure. They spoil you with lots of fresh fish and seafood plus other culinary delights.
Enough of soaking in the sun and building sandcastles? A kaleidoscope of sea life awaits for those who wish to snorkel or scuba dive, while for those who wish to stay on land, you can hit the unique African spa. Whether it is island hopping, sailing, whale watching, exploring the island, shopping at Azura’s store, reading in the library, fishing or just simply walking along the shore, Azura Benguerra Island has it all.
Life is a beach!