Azura Benguerra Island

Beach Front Luxury

Benguerra Island is the second largest of the five islands in the Bazaruto Achipelago and offers sheer elegance. With just 18 villas, each with its’ own infinity swimming pool and spot on the beach, Azura is perfect for escaping the crowds and truly unwinding.

A relaxed and inviting atmosphere greets arriving guests at this luxury boutique retreat. Each individual villa is spacious with a thatched roof and allocated a personal host who is responsible for catering to your needs to create a truly unforgettable holiday. The interiors are bright with the décor a wonderful mix of modern and traditional Mozambique design. The villas are intertwined with lush indigenous trees and vegetation providing privacy from the neighbouring villa. Dine in the restaurant or with your feet in the sand whilst sampling the wonderful local produce and freshly caught sea food cooked to traditional and international standards. 

Whether wanting to simply lay back and relax or take part in one of the many activities on-site and around the island such as spa treatments, fishing, horse-riding, dolphin spotting, dhow boat cruises and visits to the mainland plus many more, Azura Benguerra meets all your needs.

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Hotel Category
Luxury
Location Type
Beach
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Tripadvisor rating 580 Reviews
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Hotel highlights

  • Helicopter Transfer to the Island
  • PADI Dive Centre
  • Spa
  • Host Service for each villa
  • Range of water and land based activities offered

Hotel Features

General Information

  • Check-in Time:
    13:00
  • Check-out Time:
    10:00
  • 18 rooms
  • Transfer duration: 10 minute helicopter transfer from mainland to Benguerra Island
  • Minimum age: 16

Main Facilities

  • Diving
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Watersports

Accommodation Type

  • Authentic
  • Barefoot style
  • Boutique
  • Hidden gem
  • Lodge
  • Luxury Collection
  • Off the beaten track

Board Basis Options

  • Full Board

For Families

  • Family Rooms

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Azura Benguerra Island

  • Beach
  • 10 minute helicopter transfer from mainland to Benguerra Island
  • Beautiful island paradise
580 Reviews 90% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 494
  • Very Good 49
  • Average 18
  • Poor 14
  • Terrible 5

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Dec 05, 2019

Azura Benguerra is a fabulous hotel

United Kingdom

Really great hotel. Brilliant service but very unobtrusive. Great food and lovely rooms. Probably the most laid-back place we have ever stayed in. Julio was our host and was marvellous. Peter and Chelsie ran a terrific dive shop. Just wonderful.
Nov 25, 2019

Paradise

From the helicopter take off to the return trip 6 days later this was a wonderful experience , the island is a stunning and private retreat. Initially I thought it slightly jaded but then decided it was definitely shabby chic in the best possible way. If you are looking for glitz 5 star this will not suit it is relaxed and not at all pretentious... this suits us, what it does it does well. The rooms are well appointed and bright with nice outdoor seating areas though portable sunbeds are a must, when I requested one it was brought over. The infinity pools are plunge pools and I was surprised that there wasn't a swimming pool as the tide goes out for ever and the sea is only accessible for part of each day. The restaurant and bar areas are beautiful and they create a variety of ways for you to dine which rings the changes. The food is excellent , I can be quite choosy but everything was cooked beautifully and with good variety, if you requested something not off the menu they aimed to please. It was really faultless though they did run out of a few items on our last day. The snorkelling was excellent on the reef so many varieties of fish, all shapes and colours....the excursions are overpriced and I was told its aimed at the American market and there is a bit of a sell on them. We were happy to go relax, enjoy the surroundings and the food so this didn't bother us but it didn't encourage us to do anymore. Our host was delightful and was so keen to please. We loved being able to get some insight into the local life of the island through their free visits as there is more to Benguerra than Azura which is helping the local communities
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Azura Benguerra Island

Facilities

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Scuba Diving

Azura Benguerra area 5 Star PADI centrewith dedicated dive training pool.

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Activities on offer

There are numerous activities available which can be booked (subject to weather conditions)and paid for on arrivalthese include: - Guided snorkelling trips - Island visits - Guided tours of the island and its natural beauty, as well as visits to the community and school - Visits to Vilanculos and its market -Deep sea fishing in a custom built boat - Shore based fishing - Leisure trips in the Helicopter to various destinations -Horse riding -Dhow sailing and sunset cruises - Guided marine shore walks -Star gazing events - Guided bird watching / walking trails -Dolphin sightings (year round) - Dugong sightings -Whale sightings (in season, June-Oct) -Cultural encounters - Local football matches

Spa

Azura's uniquely African Spa offers signature treatments based on local ingredients and traditions. These include being rubbed down with ground coconut shells, covered head to toe with tamarind and aloe, or gently massaged with warm marula oil.

Azura Benguerra Island

Room Types

Infinity Beach Villas

The Infinity Beach Villas have a prime position, largebathroomwith freeform bath and a5mlong infinity pool.

The villas are all nestled amidst the indigenous trees and vegetation and have been created to offer guest their own private sanctuary where they canfeel at one with the environment.

Presidential Villa

Luxury Villas

The Luxury Beach Villas each have 3.5m plunge pools.

The villas are all nestled amidst the indigenous trees and vegetation and have been created to offer guest their own private sanctuary where they canfeel at one with the environment.

Royal Beach Villa

Villa Amizade

Azura Benguerra Island

Special Offers

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Platinum Package

The the Platinum Package andreceive the following per couple:
- 60 minute massage per person
- Private wine cellar dinner with paired wine
- 'Sparkling Breakfast Spoil' signature villa breakfast with French sparkling wine
- 'Try Scuba' pool session for two
- Private dhow cruise
- Customized local gift

- Platinum packages are offered as an addition to the booking
- Must be booked at least 14 days prior to arrival
- Two seperate massage sessions will be arranged if only one therapist is available
- If any of the items listed are not available, Azura reserves the right to substitute for another experience of same value

Free nights

Luxury For Less

- Stay 7 nights or more and the partner satys for FREE!

Valid on all villa types

Sale campaign

Honey Moon Heaven

Brides receive discount on accommodation for stays of 5 nights or more

- Includes various honeymoon special treats
- Not available at Villa Amizade or Presedential suites
- Proof of recent marriage is required

Free nights

6 Nights for Price of 5

Stay 6 nights and only pay for 5

Valid for all villa types

Sale campaign

Honey Moon Heaven

Brides receive discount on accommodation for stays of 5 nights or more

- Includes various honeymoon special treats
- Not available at Villa Amizade or Presedential suites
- Proof of recent marriage is required

Sale campaign

2 for the price of 1

2 stay for the price of 1 on stays of 7 nights or more

Valid for travel dates 09.0.2017 - 31.03.2017 and 27.11.2017 - 10.12.2017

Sale campaign

2 for the price of 1

2 stay for the price of 1 on stays of 7 nights or more

Valid for travel dates 09.0.2017 - 31.03.2017 and 27.11.2017 - 10.12.2017

6 Nights for Price of 5

Stay 6 nights and only pay for 5

Valid for all villa types

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