Azura Benguerra Island

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Deserted beaches of pure white sand that extend for miles, sparkling turquoise Waters crisscrossed by local dhows plying their trade, sunny days and star studded nights…this is Azura Mozambique.An unspoilt island within a Marine National Park.

The lodge has 18 villas that are nestled along one of the last undiscovered stretches of beach in the world, with all the creature comforts you could wish for, sparkling private pools, Mozambican Butler-hosts to look after your every need, fish and seafood fresh from the ocean, a fantastic range of activities and experiences, an African spa to relax in, all at a community based project where the local islanders benefit as much as you. Azura is paradise found.

The villas were hand built by the local community, and blend modern eco-chic designs with all that is traditional to the local environment. Interiors are cool, spacious, comfortable, and designed to reflect the moods and textures of Africa. Outside there are plenty of lounging areas to relax in, with views that rival some of the best in the world.

Activites are plentiful as a kaleidoscope of colour greets you above and below the ocean. Magnificent reefs for diving and snorkelling, home to the turtles that nest on the island’s outer shores. Migrating humpback whales, dolphins, and the elusive and protected dugong ply our waters, along with marlin, sailfish and tuna to tempt the sports fishermen. We have a vast array of birdlife, our local people make for fascinating cultural encounters, and the starry night sky is quite magnificent to behold.


Why Visit  

  • You will be allocated a Mozambican host during your stay who will be entirely responsible for “adopting” you and creating an unforgettable holiday experience 

  • Diving and snorkelling pristine Indian Ocean coral reefs 

  • A marine national park with the possibility of seeing Dugongs

  • Horse riding , Dhow sailing and sunset cruises to soothe your soul 



Rates: valid 1 Jan – 31 Dec 2017


Beach Villa                $   655.00

Luxury Beach Villa:      $   875.00

Infinity Beach Villa:     $ 1050.00

Royal Beach Villa:        $ 1595.00

 *Rates are in USD, per person sharing per night


Villa Amizade:            $ 4250.00

*Rates are in USD, includes up to 4 people sharing per night


Presidential Villa:        $ 5950.00

*Rates are in USD, includes up to 6 people sharing per night


Special offers:

Stay 6 nights and only pay for 5 nights

*Valid 9 Jan 2017 – 17 Dec 2017

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

*Valid 9 Jan – 31 March 2017; 27 Nov – 10 Dec 2107


Quick Facts


Summer (December-March)

  -Daytime temperatures above 34˚C/ 94˚F

Winter (June-September)

  -Night-time temperature rarely drops below 21˚C/70˚F

Best time to travel

All year round

Recommended for Children

Children are welcome.

Lodge Capacity

20 luxury beachfront villas comprise of 3 Beach Villas,  3 Luxury Beach Villas, 10 Infinity Beach Villas, 2 Royal beach villas, 1 Villa Amizade and 1 Presidential Villa.


Portuguese, English


Dugong, turtles, whales, dolphins, tropical marine fish, game fish


Mozambican metical


Scuba Diving, Guided snorkelling trips, guided tours of the island, visits to Vilanculos and its market, deep sea fishing, spa treatments, Leisure flips in the Helicopter to various destinations, horse riding, dhow sailing and sunset cruises, beach picnic and private dining 


Getting Here

SA Airlink and LAM operate direct flights from Johannesburg to Vilanculos, while LAM also runs flights between Maputo and Vilanculos. Flying time from Johannesburg is approx. 1hr40 mins on modern aircraft. This is followed by  a short 15 min helicopter transfer to  the lodge.




What's Included

Rates Include:

All meals including main beach dinners, local beers & spirits, selection of house wines, soft drinks, tea & coffee, waters, Mozambican host service, wifi access in the public areas (not in rooms), Land Rover island drive, a sunset dhow cruise, use of snorkelling equipment, use of kayaks and paddleboards, various children's activities, EVAC medical insurance


Rates Exclude:

Premium spirits, cocktails, wines and champagnes, specialist guided activities, day trips, deep sea fishing, boat hire, reef snorkelling, island hopping, scuba diving and scuba courses, spa treatments, laundry, personal gifts and staff gratuities, Bazaruto National Park levy (approx. US$15 per person per stay), 17% government tax charged on local extras, visas if required, Travel Insurance (recommended)


Guest Reviews

"Very personal service from arrival to departure"
Our host Anderson looked after us for our whole stay with charm and wit
great excursions from snorkelling to diving to fishing and exploring the unspoilt paradise the whole area provides. Rooms have the most idyllic setting overlooking the perfect sandy beach Its more like an upscale safari lodge than formal 5* hotel.
John F, Ipswich, United Kingdom.

“ We couldn't have asked for anything more"

This was truly one of the most relaxing and breath-taking experiences I've had in my years of travel. Beyond the amazing service, friendly staff, and over the top resort, you are treated to the most amazing views and offered experiences that simply can not be found anywhere else.

MWollack, Berkshire, Michigan.


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