Azura is a stunning luxury eco-boutique retreat on Benguerra Island, Mozambique. The island forms part of the Bazaruto Archipelago, some 800 km north of Maputo, near the town of Vilanculos. Azura Benguerra Island is the first eco-friendly resort in Mozambique, was hand-built by the local community, and is operated in partnership with them.
Just 20 villas are nestled along one of the last undiscovered stretches of beach in the world, with all the creature comforts you could wish for. Each air-conditioned villa has its own infinity plunge pool and beachside sala and has all the creature comforts and designer touches expected from a luxury boutique resort, set off by beautifully carved beams and traditional artwork beneath a local thatch roof. Each villa at Azura Benguerra is a stone’s throw from the beach but has been designed with privacy in mind. Nestled among native trees and shrubs, the villas have been carefully designed to create your own private sanctuary!
Why we like it
The ocean is a few metres away from your doorstep
Private plunge pools
The helicopter flight over the estuary to the lodge is breathtaking
The involvement of the local community
Crystal blue sea and whites beaches which can hardly be beaten anywhere else
Visit Paradise island
Dhow sunset cruise