About Azura Benguerra Island
Imagine an unspoiled island within a Marine National Park. Miles of deserted beaches with soft white sand. Sparkling turquoise seas, crisscrossed by local dhows plying their trade. Swaying palms, gentle breezes. Sunny days and star-studded nights. This is Azura Mozambique. Azura is the area’s first luxury eco-boutique retreat. Built entirely by hand in partnership with the local community, it has just 20 villas, each with their own private pool stretching out to the Indian Ocean beyond and designed for the ultimate undiscovered getaway. With wonderful cuisine, friendly Mozambican service and a vast range of activities and experiences, including a unique African spa, it’s the perfect island escape. How you spend your time with us is your choice but getting the small things right that will make the difference is ours. Azura’s villas blend modern chic with all that is traditional in Mozambique. The creature comforts you would expect from a luxury boutique resort are there and each is just footsteps from the beach yet designed with seclusion in mind. The epitome of style and luxury with its own unique décor, the Presidential Villa at Azura is one of the most secluded and luxurious private residences to be found anywhere in the Indian Ocean. With its own beachfront location, nestled in amidst the surrounding indigenous vegetation, it offers complete privacy for the most discerning of guests. The magnificent split-level master bedroom is immensely spacious with its own sitting and lounging areas, and panoramic bathroom with freeform bath and shower. There are a further 2 bedrooms. A kaleidoscope of color greets you above and below the ocean. Magnificent reefs for diving and snorkeling, home to the turtles that nest on the island’s outer shores. Migrating whales, dolphins, and the elusive and protected dugong ply these waters, along with marlin, sailfish and tuna to tempt the sports fishermen. On land, towering sand dunes give way to indigenous bush abundant with local flora and fauna, an interesting variety of birdlife, as well as the odd crocodile or two at the lakes. Spend sun-drenched days fishing, snorkeling or diving protected reefs; watch the migrating whales and dolphins. Or relax on the beach and indulge in African spa treatments while a Mozambican host looks after your every need. The island’s local people make for fascinating cultural encounters, and the starry night sky is magnificent to behold.