Azura Retreats

BENGUERRA ISLAND, MOZAMBIQUE

The perfect safari combination, a truly African island escape with 20 villas and a beach club

here you are warmly welcomed by Mozambican hospitality and discover island life through dhow cruises, snorkelling, diving, fishing, island drives, Peri Peri Beach Club, and a dedicated Mozambican host.

PARADIse found

Azura Benguerra Island is an eco-friendly award winning boutique hotel in the uniquely beautiful country of Mozambique. 

Mozambique is still rather undiscovered and renowned for its relaxed, tropical atmosphere and exceptionally friendly people. Its biggest draw cards are without a doubt, its expansive beaches, secluded islands and spectacular marine life. The setting for this experience is hard to beat.

With just 20 luxury beachfront villas hand-built by the local community and no shops on the island, a stay at Azura Benguerra Island allows you to truly escape. Each villa offers  all the creature comforts you could wish for: private pools, Mozambican butler-hosts to look after your every need, fresh seafood straight from the ocean and a relaxing African spa. Azura Retreats’ vision was to provide the ultimate in private luxury hideaways, in stunning undiscovered destinations, which they have achieved with Azura Benguerra Island.

Founded by Christopher and Stella Bettany in 2007, Azura Retreats is the product of a love affair with the country of Mozambique and its people, combined with the desire to create a destination that would appeal to honeymooners and families alike.  Azura Benguerra Island was born out of the island’s authentic natural beauty, and the connection to the local people and cultures.

FAST FACTS

RATES

Beach Villas:
US$ 695 – US$ 1 575
per person per night

Exclusive Use Villas:
US$ 3 595 – US$ 6 575
per villa per night

ACCESS

Fly:
Daily flights between Johannesburg and Vilanculos. A few weekly flights between Nelspruit and Vilanculos.

10-min scenic helicopter flight between Vilanculos and Benguerra Island

CHILDREN

All Villas:
All ages

A safe paradise  for children of all ages. Highly recommended as there are numerous activities and experiences  geared for guests of all ages.

Classic Portfolio Since 1993

What we love

Classic Portfolio Since 1993

chic mozambique

Stylish villas suited to couples and families.

safari & beach

Perfect combination with a safari in Southern Africa.

Island Hopping

Marine safaris, snorkelling, diving, and island picnics.

African hospitality

Charming private hosts look after your every need.

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The impact of your stay

Azura Benguerra is one of the few resorts where the community are major stakeholders and contribute to every aspect of the project.  The resort’s dedication to conservation and the community lies at the heart of everything they do. Their primary focus is on the community and the preservation of the pristine environment in which they operate.

Every stay contributes through:

  • Paying US$ 20 per villa per night (optional and above the room rates) contribution to The Rainbow Fund.
  • The Rainbow Fund supports local and environmental projects including the island clinic and school.
  • The Fund also supports over 20 scholarships for island children to have further education on the mainland.
  • By staying at Azura Retreats you are supporting their carbon-neutral pledge as they offset by planting trees for every guest.
  • Enjoying the fresh produce which is purchased for the hotel guests from local fisherman who sustainably harvest fish, lobster and crab.
  • Paying the US$ 10 per person per stay Bazaruto National Park fee, a marine reserve managed by African Parks.
 
Furthermore, Azura Retreats is now 100% solar powered and no fossil fuels are used in powering the resort.

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Luxurious beach hideaways

BENGUERRA ISLAND

Azura Benguerra Island

Nestled along the beach offering all the creature comforts you could wish for, are 18 villas each with a beachfront location, en-suite bathroom, outdoor shower, beachside sala and a private plunge pool. Each villa has a dedicated Mozambican butler-hosts to look after your every need. 

The 3 Beach Villas are the most affordable option and are wonderfully private. Larger than the Beach Villas, but with the same amenities, the 3 Luxury Beach Villas are perfect for honeymoon couples.  The 10 Infinity Beach Villas are extremely popular and suited to couples who want to linger in their own private space. The villas are romantic and give a real sense of relaxed beach life. 

The newest and largest additions are the 2 Royal Beach Villas which come complete with a full lounge, a 10m rim flow infinity pool, jacuzzi, a poolside sitting pavilion, and a daybed, as well as a beachside sala. These are ideal for families and the sofas in the lounge area can be converted into two beds for children under 16 years. These villas also have 2 bathrooms. Children in the lounge do not share a bathroom with their parents. 

Azura Retreats’ vision was to provide the ultimate in private luxury hideaways in stunning undiscovered destinations.

SEASONALITY: Open all year.

CHILDREN: All ages

Azura Benguerra Island

18 Villas

from US$ 695 per person per night
All meals and house drinks.
Dedicated Mozambican host.
Specified land & water activities.
Use of Peri Peri Beach Club.
Island hoping and picnics (extra).
Scuba diving (extra).
Fishing (extra).
Horse riding (extra).
Spa & massages (extra).
WiFi

Villa Amizade

EXCLUSIVE USE
2 bedrooms

from US$ 3 595 per villa per night
All meals and house drinks.
Dedicated Mozambican host.
Specified land & water activities.
Use of Peri Peri Beach Club.
Island hoping and picnics (extra).
Scuba diving (extra).
Fishing (extra).
Horse riding (extra).
Spa & massages (extra).
WiFi

BENGUERRA ISLAND

Villa Amizade

Villa Amizade means friendship in the native Portuguese. This 2 bedroom en-suite villa is located at the western end of Azura Benguerra Island, with fantastic views out to sea and towards the setting sun.

It is perfect for families or couples requiring more space and facilities. It offers a sitting area with flat screen TV, DVD, Sound Dock and selection of games, opening onto an extensive deck for dining and relaxing, including a ‘wine bar’.

You can opt for a private chef service, available at a supplement. All the Azura design touches and finishes complete this private villa. Maximum occupancy 5 people including children.

SEASONALITY: Open all year.

CHILDREN: All ages

Presidential Villa

EXCLUSIVE USE
3 bedrooms

from US$ 6 575 per villa per night
All meals and house drinks.
Dedicated Mozambican host.
Private chef
Specified land & water activities.
Use of Peri Peri Beach Club.
Island hoping and picnics (extra).
Scuba diving (extra).
Fishing (extra).
Horse riding (extra).
Spa & massages (extra).
WiFi

BENGUERRA ISLAND

Presidential Villa

The Presidential Villa at Azura has been described as one of the best villas in the Indian Ocean. 

It has a secluded and completely private location, some 150m down the beach from main Azura, and comes with its own butler-host and private chef. It is the beach house of your dreams. The epitome of style and luxury, with its own unique décor, there are 3 en-suite bedrooms, indoor and outdoor bathrooms, a media room, sitting/dining area with ‘wine bar’, and a huge infinity pool spanning the front of the villa.

It is located just footsteps from the beach with a fantastic treehouse to catch the afternoon breezes and panoramic views to Bazaruto Island and the Indian Ocean beyond.

Perfect for families or an extended group of friends who value their privacy. 

SEASONALITY: Open all year.

CHILDREN: All ages

 

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FEATURED OFFER

Let's Travel Again!

2 guests stay for the price of 1 on 5+ nights.  Bookable now through 30 Nov 2021 for travel until 30 June 2022.

VALID: until 3o June 2022

Azura Retreats
featured journey

Safari Sandwich & Island Unwind

We call this our "slam-dunk" combination as it offers fantastic diversity, easy access and is available all year round. It is also suitable to couples and families alike.

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Getting there

FLY

Daily flights between Vilanculos and Johannesburg. A few weekly flights connect Kruger from KMIA to Vilanculos.

10 min scenic helicopter flight between Vilanculos and the island.

COVID TRAVEL

Azura Retreats complies with well-considered SOP’s to provide the safest possible environment for guests and staff while ensuring a truly authentic experience.

PCR testing can be managed at Azura for guests requiring this for international return flights.

Availability

Contact

Email:
reservations@azura-retreats.com

Tel:
+27 76 705 0599

Office Hours:
8:00 to 18:00 Monday to Friday, and 8:00 to 12:00 on Saturday. Based in Johannesburg.