Azura Benguerra Island

Location: Bazaruto & the South Coast of Mozambique | Mozambique

Price guide: £££££ More than £500 per person per night

Azura Benguerra Island is a luxury boutique eco-retreat built entirely by hand by the local community on unspoilt Benguerra Island. It offers a wonderful combination of pampering, conservation and pure barefoot escapism.
Perfect forThose who want to unwind at the end of an African safari, sand-and-sea fanatics looking for the latest place to hit the beach, honeymooners and divers.
In the knowFor a touch of romance, arrange a private beach barbecue by candlelight in front of your villa. Choose what you want to eat and the chef will cook it before your eyes under the stars.

Recommended for...

  • Barefoot
  • Beach
  • Chic Design
  • Honeymoon

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

Azura Benguerra Island is in the Bazaruto Marine National Park on Benguerra Island, off Mozambique’s Indian Ocean coastline. 

Rooms at Azura Benguerra Island

There are just 16 hand-built private villas that combine modern chic with rustic Mozambican touches, only steps from the beach. All villas at Azura Benguerra Island have a private plunge pool and come with your own butler.

Food & Drink

Dining is a simple, understated affair combining local ingredients with contemporary style and flair. Whenever possible, you’ll dine on the beach under the stars. 


There’s a unique open-air African spa and PADI dive centre, plus a boutique where you can buy local arts and crafts. 

Activities at Azura Benguerra Island

Relaxation is the order of the day here, but there’s plenty to do if you can get out of the hammock. Local guides can take you on bird watching hikes, you can island-hop by speedboat, dive and snorkel in pristine protected waters, try your hand at deep-sea fishing, visit local villages and in the evenings, take sunset cruises or stargaze with expert Sky Rangers.

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Hotel location

 Arrive at Azura in style by private helicopter, flying over the spectacular Bazaruto Archipelago from Vilanculos International Airport, wihich can be reached via a 1.5-hour flight from Johannesburg.  

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