Azura Benguerra Island

Azura Benguerra Island

Enjoy luxury for less at Azura Benguerra Island. A chic luxury Eco-boutique retreat and the ideal Mozambique honeymoon or beach vacation destination.

Built entirely by hand in partnership with the local community, this design is modern chic with a Mozambique influence. With just 20 x villas, each with its own infinity pool stretching out to the Indian Ocean beyond. For the ultimate holiday of pampering and privacy. With unsurpassed levels of cuisine, friendly service, and a vast range of activities and experiences. To top it off, a unique African spa, making Azura the perfect island escape. Importantly, where the local islanders benefit as much as you do.

Azura is located on Benguerra Island, the second-largest island within the Bazaruto Marine National Park. Benguerra Island lies 14km northeast of Vilanculos. The nearest town and site of the international airport. Benguerra Island is famous for its unspoiled white beaches, remarkable dive sites, and excellent fishing.

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Azura Benguerra Island Accommodation

There are 3 x Beach Villas, 3 x Luxury Beach Villas, 10 x Infinity Beach Villas, 2 x Royal Beach Villas. For exclusive use, book one of the Villas. Either the 2-bedroom Villa Amizade, or the 3-bedroom Presidential Villa. In total it can sleep up to 46 people. All the villas are very spacious and offer guests their own private pool, beach frontage, and outdoor Sala. Mini bar, tea/coffee making facilities, air conditioning, fans, and host service.

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Beach Villas

Azura’s Beach Villas are set in a fantastic location at the end of the property close to the Spa, it is wonderfully private and perfect for honeymooners.

The Beach Villas are the smallest of the villas, but still offer all of the creature comforts:
A private plunge pool (2m x 2.5m x 1.2m deep),
King-size bed with oversized mosquito net (Can also be configured as a twin),
Bathroom with double vanity and separate toilet,
Indoor and outdoor panoramic showers,
Large private undercover deck with deck chairs,
Sundeck, and a beach side sala.

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Beach Villa pool and deck
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Beach Villa view from villa

Luxury Beach Villas

The Luxury Beach Villas, furnished in contemporary style and just steps from the beach:
More than 100m2 under roof, 650m2 private area,
A private plunge pool (2m x 3m x 1.2m deep),
A king-size bed with down duvets, Egyptian cotton sheets, and an oversize mosquito net. Some of these can be configured as twin beds,
A large bathroom with a feature shower, dressing area, and separate toilet,
His and her outdoor showers,
Large private undercover deck with daybed and dining facilities,
Poolside sundeck, and a beachside sala.

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Luxury Beach Villa private pool
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Luxury Beach Villa interior

Infinity Beach Villas

The Infinity Beach Villas are furnished in Afro-contemporary style and look out over a stunning infinity pool towards the beach and sea beyond. They have the best beachfront location:
120m2 under roof, 650m2 private area,
A private 5-meter infinity pool (5m x 2.5m x 1.4m deep),
Large private undercover deck with a daybed and dining facilities,
A king-size bed with a down duvet, Egyptian cotton linen, and oversize mosquito net (some can be configured as a twin),
Indoor / outdoor his and hers showers,
Large bathroom with panoramic free-form bath, dressing area, and separate toilet,
Garden sundeck, and a beachside sala.

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Infinity Beach Villa interior
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Infinity Beach Villa – private plunge pool

Royal Beach Villas

The Royal Beach Villas feature infinity edge pools and magnificent sea views. They are 172 square meters; making them the largest and most lavish of all the villas, with 30 meters of picturesque beach frontage on a large beautifully landscaped plot; for a sense of total privacy and exclusivity. The Royal Beach Villas are at the northern end of the property next to the Presidential Villa.

They offer the next level of comfort with even more outdoor space for the discerning Azura guest to enjoy. The main bedroom and bathroom area are similar to the Infinity Beach Villas and guests can delight in the luxury of their own lounge area connected together via a walkway with glass sliding doors, and surrounded by indigenous gardens. The lounge comprises comfortable sofas around a flat-screen television and has its own bathroom. As well as a tea/coffee area with a minibar and Nespresso machine. The sofas can be converted into two beds for any children that may want to share.

Outdoor areas are astounding, offering a 10m rim-flow pool with a Jacuzzi on the one end, and a poolside sitting pavilion on the other; from which guests have access straight into the pool. The villa also has a double daybed under a latte roof. As well as a single daybed on the deck, dining area, and beachside sala. All of which are perfect for relaxing and enjoying your own private space.

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Royal Beach Villa private pool
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Royal Beach Villa lounge

Villa Amizade

Villa Amizade means friendship villa in the native Portuguese and was featured in Conde Nast Traveller as “Best Beach Villas in the World”.

This 2 bedroom en-suite villa is located at the western end of the property. With fantastic views out to sea and towards the setting sun.

It is perfect for families or a couple requiring more of a private residence feel:
285m2 under roof, 975m2 private area,
Master bedroom with King size bed, indoor/outdoor feel with doors opening up on 2 sides of the room to lounging decks, en-suite bathroom with free-form bath, indoor and outdoor showers, air-conditioning.
Second en-suite bedroom with King or Twin beds, sitting area (with sleeper couch for a maximum of 1 child), feature indoor/outdoor bathroom, look through sea view and air-conditioning,
Sitting area with a flat-screen TV, DVD, Bose Sound Dock, and selection of games, opening onto extensive decking, dining and relaxation areas, including a ‘wine bar’,
A 10m fully tiled swimming pool,
Large beachfront garden with daybeds and a hammock, wonderful views of the sea and sunset,
Guest toilet,
Small kitchenette (for children’s meals). A private chef can also be booked at an additional cost.
All the normal Azura design touches and finishes,
These villas are particularly suited for families.
Maximum occupancy 5 people including children.

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Breakfast enjoyed on the deck
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Family dining

Presidential Villa (490m2 under roof, 1075m2 total private area)

The Presidential Villa at Azura has been described as one of the best villas anywhere in the Indian Ocean. It has a very secluded private location. Some 150m down the beach from the main Azura. It comes with its own entrance, helipad, Butler host and a private chef. It’s the beach house of your dreams.

The epitome of style and luxury, with its own unique decor. There are 3 x en-suite bedrooms, indoor and outdoor bathrooms, a media room, a sitting/dining area with ‘wine bar’. A roof terrace with spa hot tub, lounging area, sun loungers and 300 degree views. A huge (16m) infinity pool spanning the front of the villa.

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Aerial view of Presidential Villa
Presidential Villa
Master suite

The Presidential Villa is just footsteps from the beach and at the end of the property to ensure maximum privacy. There is a fantastic treehouse to catch the afternoon breezes. And a beachfront sala lounging area and sundeck with panoramic views to Bazaruto Island and the Indian Ocean beyond.

The villa has a Nespresso machine and is air conditioned with ceiling fans. The 3 bedrooms all have a ‘gym in a bag’ and their own minibars.

Quick facts about the Presidential Villa

The oversized Master suite has its own sitting area. A massive bathroom with panoramic free form bath & shower, separate toilet, and a dressing area. His & hers outdoor showers make this a real luxury suite.
The 2nd Beachfront bedroom is the same gorgeous layout as the Infinity Beach Villas. It can be setup as either a twin / king room.
A 3rd Bedroom is a full-size spacious room with a partial sea view. It has it’s own private terrace with daybed and seating area. The bathroom features a gorgeous new outdoor bush bath. As well as double outdoor showers. It can be setup as either a twin / king room.

All are linked by wooden walkways and screened by natural indigenous vegetation,
Stylish separate sitting room with fireplace, flat-screen TV, DVD, and Bose Sound Dock,
A private kitchen and your own personal chef included,
Guest toilet,
Extensive sundecks, relaxation areas, daybeds, and beach Salas,

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3rd bedroom luxurious outdoor bush bath
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Rooftop terrace with spa tub

Activities at Azura Benguerra Island

It’s all about your experience at Azura Benguerra Island, doing things a little differently. Knowledgeable and passionate guides share their knowledge and enthusiasm for the pristine environment of Azura’s backyard. It’s all about making the most of your stay. Whether it’s diving into the ocean’s depths or simply relaxing with a picnic on a private island.

A kaleidoscope of color greets you above and below the sea on the island. Beautiful coral reefs for diving and snorkeling. As well as nesting turtles on the island’s outlying coastlines. The ocean is home to migrating humpback whales, dolphins, and the elusive and protected dugong. As well as Marlin, Sailfish, and Tuna for all sports anglers. There is also a diverse range of birds, unique cultural exchanges with the locals. And of course; a starry night sky that is quite breathtaking.

Azura’s uniquely African spa offers signature treatments based on local ingredients and traditions. These include being rubbed down with ground coconut shells or diamond dust. Covered head to toe with tamarind and aloe, or gently massaged with warm Marula oil.

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Included Activities

Island Drive

The island drive is remarkable in so many ways. Because it covers such a wide range of fascinating aspects of island life. Not only does it take you through the communities. Where you are able to appreciate the local people’s simple, yet happy way of life. But you also stop by the school, built by Azura’s Rainbow Fund. Where 400 children now have the opportunity of primary education. Learn about flora and fauna. Much of it indigenous to only this island and climb the magnificent Benguerra red sand dune on the ‘wild side’. To take in the breath-taking panoramic views of the island. This 2-hour activity is available twice a day. Departing from Reception at either 9 am or 3 pm. It is guided by a local islander, with refreshments available on board the vehicle.

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Exploring the island

Island Football (Soccer)

The whole of Africa is football (soccer) mad and on Benguerra Island, it’s no different. There is an Island League made up of teams from different lodges and villages. It is an important event amongst the local community with lots of pride at stake. Come and support the Azura team at one of their matches over the weekend. We will set up a tent with refreshments and, if you fancy it, you can even join in the game. It’s great fun for everyone. Duration approximately 2 hours on a Sunday afternoon.

Lantern Lit Private Dinner

Your host will make the most beautiful set up for a private dinner. On the beach in front of your villa on your last evening. Alternatively, you can choose to have this candle-lit dinner on your deck or beneath your sala. The private dinner is included once per stay. However; for a small additional cost you can do it a second time. Or; you can upgrade to a seafood barbecue (yum, yum). And they’ll come and cook fresh seafood in front of you. Most of the seafood is locally sourced and is subject to availability. Therefore; we require at least 24 hours notice for any special requests.

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Romantic beach dinners

Star Gazing

Join the Sky Guides who will guide you through an informative presentation and discussion about the African night skies. Using a telescope, you will be shown constellations such as Orion, Scorpio, Hydra, and the glittering Milky Way. Learn about astronomical phenomena, and stellar events from Nebulas to Gas Clouds and Black Holes! Learn how to orientate direction from constellations; such as Orion and the famed Southern Cross to locate North and South. Sky Guides will be equipped with laser pointers reaching 1.5km into the skies, and an 8-inch reflecting telescope. If we’re lucky we can point our telescope toward Mars, Jupiter, our Moon, and even Saturn’s icy rings. The presentation will be conducted on the beach with comfortable beanbags and cocktails/drinks.

Kayaking and Sups

Kayaks and Sups are available for your pleasure at any time. Please ask the water sports center for paddles and safety equipment.

Dhow cruise

Sit back, relax and join our boat crew at sunset for our traditional Mozambican dhow cruise. Enjoy seeing the island from a different perspective. While you sip on a sundowner and sail along the leeward side of Benguerra Island.

A dhow is a traditional sailing vessel, still widely used all along the East African coast. The crew will show you how they are able to navigate this incredible vessel by using a lateen sail. A triangular sail set on a long yard mounted at an angle on the mast. This enables the vessel to tack “against the wind’. For centuries they have been used as trading vessels carrying heavy loads such as water, fruits, and merchandise. The dhow will set sail from in front of the main area of the lodge an hour before sunset. No shoes are needed. Your first dhow trip is complimentary.

Azura Benguerra Island Dhow

Activities at an additional cost

Guided Island Hop

This is Azura Benguerra’s signature activity. It is a fantastic combination of some of the best activities they have to offer! Departing by boat you will head to the Bazaruto dune. The expression ‘on top of the world’ will come to mind once you reach the summit of the dune. As you will enjoy the most incredible panoramic views of the northern tip of Benguerra island. And of course; of Bazaruto itself. Surrounded by the stunning azure waters of the archipelago.

From there you hop across to Pansy Island. This tiny spit of sand all but disappears during high tide. Then when the tide draws back it reveals numerous delicate pansy shells.

The next hop is across for an amazing snorkel on the shallow side of 2 Mile reef. The reef is literally teeming with fish life, turtles, and rays! It is snorkeled on a low tide. So that you are closer to the reef. And; so that the sun’s rays can light up this undersea paradise.

Your final hop will be to North Point, the northernmost tip of Benguerra. Where you will be greeted with a beautifully set up picnic lunch to feast on. The departure time varies depending on the tide and the whole trip will take approximately 4 hours.

Paradise Island (Hotel Santa Carolina)

Located on the smallest of the five islands which make up the Bazaruto archipelago. Explore the incredible ruins of the once magnificent Hotel Santa Carolina. Where Bob Dylan composed his famous song on Mozambique. The hotel opened its doors in the early 1950s but closed in 1973. As you wander through the ruins you can only imagine how glamorous it all must have been in its heyday. After exploring the ruin,s enjoy a relaxing few hours on this magical island. Stroll straight off the beach into the sea and enjoy some unparalleled snorkeling. Often seeing turtles on the abundant reefs. Once you have finished snorkeling, delight in a mouth-watering picnic lunch set up on the beach.

Departing in the morning, the boat ride is approximately 45 minutes. With dolphins and sometimes the rare Dugong spotted along the way. You will return to Benguerra late afternoon. Archipelago Charters also offers the opportunity to whisk you to and from Paradise Island by helicopter. For a supplement enjoying a scenic trip on the way.

South Point Picnic

Imagine endless deserted white sand beaches. And in the distance; a table and chairs set up under the shade of an umbrella. With a bottle of wine chilling in an ice bucket. Welcome to South Point. Stroll along the beach which takes you from one side of Benguerra Island to the other, around the southernmost tip. Drink in the unimaginable range of blues that the waters surrounding the island offer you. Then go ahead and immerse yourself in it. Finally, delight al fresco in an array of beautifully prepared food. The drive to South Point takes approximately 30 minutes in a Land Rover.

North Point Picnic

Enjoy an incredible picnic lunch at stunning North Point. This is the northernmost tip of Benguerra Island. The ever-changing colors of the sea, as the tide moves in and out, are just spectacular! Stroll along the white sand beach, swim in the calm waters, and finally feast on delicious picnic fare. For a special treat ask the team about having a chef prepare a seafood BBQ. The departure time is flexible.

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North Point beach picnic

Horse Riding

Horse Riding on Benguerra Island is an incredibly unique experience. Ride along the beautiful shoreline, venture across to the ‘wild side’ using the island’s tracks and trails. Or even go for a swim with the horses (tide permitting). An unforgettable experience. The horses suit all experience levels, from beginner to experienced. Duration is dependent on which ride you choose to do.

Mozambique horse riding on the beach
Horse riding on the beach

Scenic helicopter flights

Explore the scenic wonders of the Bazaruto Archipelago with any of our popular helicopter flights and transfers. Treat yourself and discover the magic and beauty of the Mozambique islands from the air. Various scenic helicopter flights are available.

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Bazaruto Archipelago Scenic Helicopter flights

Snorkeling at 2 Mile reef

Immerse yourself in the underwater world. 2 Mile reef is a flourishing reef, abundant with marine life, located within a Marine National Park. A guide will join you in the water and point out things of note. Turtles are often seen at this spot. The reef is best enjoyed at low tide therefore the departure time will reflect that. The round trip is approximately 2 hours.

Azura Benguerra Island snorkeling

Whale Watching

Trips to watch humpback whales are available in season (from July to October). If you are lucky; you will see these beautiful animals breaching and lob tailing. Sometimes they are even spotted swimming past in the deep waters just off the beach. Dolphins can be spotted all year round. The site is known to be an important nursery area for bottlenose and humpback dolphins.


The Bazaruto Archipelago offers some of the best big game, reef, and bill fishing in the Indian Ocean. Species include Black Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna and Bonito, King/Queen Mackerel, Prodigal Son, Wahoo, Dorado, Barracuda, and Giant Trevally. Which can often tip the scales at over 25kg. Fishing is a sport for everyone, from beginners to totally hooked. Azura operates a strict tag and release policy for all Billfish and other protected species. You can either choose to go trawling with experienced local guides. Or, use a third-party specialist fishing guide. They offer Saltwater fly fishing, jigging for Giant Trevally, and other specialist techniques. Fishing is very popular and should be booked well in advance.

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Mozambique fishing holiday

Main Fishing Seasons in Bazaruto Archipelago

MarlinSailfishTuna/ BonitoKing MackerelQueen Mackerel
JanuarySomeFewExcellentGood ChanceGreat
AprilGood ChanceGood ChanceGreatExcellent
JulyExcellentGood Chance
NovemberGood ChanceExcellentGood ChanceGood Chance

Kingfish/ Giant Trevally are found all year round.

Scuba Diving

The reefs within the Bazaruto archipelago offer some of the most sublime diving in Mozambique. Being in a Marine National Park the coral life is especially healthy with a huge diversity of marine life. Including turtles, moray eels, and rays, plus a wide variety of each fish species. This is always indicative of a healthy reef. For the small stuff, look for incredible nudibranchs and several species of shrimps. The topography of the reef is also stunning with a ridge running along for approximately a kilometer and scattered bommies. Teeming with life, dotted along the edges.

It is all drift diving, with the dive leader carrying a reel attached to a surface buoy. This means the boat always knows where you are and comes to collect you at the end of the dive. We ask that appropriate certification/medical certificates be shown prior to diving.

The PADI 5 Star Dive Centre at Azura Benguerra also offers dive courses. It is also a Diver’s Alert Network (DAN) Business Member. Which entitles all divers doing entry-level courses to basic dives insurance coverage.

We highly recommend that you complete the theory portion of your course at home, before your holiday. That way, you’re ready to start diving; as soon as you arrive. And will get to spend more time exploring the waters around the island.

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Scuba diving

Wining & Dining at Azura Benguerra

Azura Benguerra aims for you to never eat in the same place twice. Dining is all part of the experience. From breakfast at the water’s edge. To a picnic on a sandy island or, to dining on a candle-lit beach beneath the stars. Hosts take huge pride in their innovative dining set-ups, and little touches to make your stay special.

There is a fabulous wine cellar for special wine-tasting events and themed dinners. And even a selection of the owner’s wines; specially flown in from their Chateau in the Loire Valley, France.

Menus are based on what is fresh and available. With a focus on light meals, simple ingredients, and lots of fresh fish and seafood.

Lunches may be a picnic if you are out enjoying an activity, or informal dining at the pool deck. Enjoy sipping the cocktail of the day in a variety of surprise locations. Nothing beats watching the sunset from the headland; while the moon rises behind you, with drinks and snacks in hand.

Your dinner is always a special event, eaten on the beach by candlelight beneath the stars whenever we can. Azura Benguerra can offer a variety of special dining options too. Including secluded beach picnics or romantic private beach dinners at your villa.

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Dinners on the beach

Peri-Peri Beach Club

Peri-Peri Beach Club is located about a kilometer along the beach from Azura Benguerra Island. It offers five-star cuisine, a pizza oven, lounging pavilions, and raised sala areas. The bar has been beautifully designed in that subtle yet stunning Azura way. With Portuguese tiles, natural furnishings, pure African elegance, an alluring swimming pool, and breathtaking views over the Indian Ocean. Private use for parties and celebrations can be arranged on request.

Azura Peri-Peri Beach celebrates Mozambique’s Portuguese history. Therefore; Portuguese influences can be seen in both the décor and the menu. Based on famous beach clubs like Club 55 in the South of France; Azura Peri-Peri Beach is a similar space. For people to enjoy this beautiful stretch of beach in style. It has a relaxed yet sociable feel so guests can spend the day just enjoying the space. With great cocktails and magnums of rose from the Chateau in France. Or dine on Mozambican specialties like Crab Casquinhas, Piri-Piri Chicken and Prawns. The tables open up to reveal personal charcoal grills for sizzling Steak and Prawns. There is also a pizza oven for serving gourmet pizzas Azura style.

Azura Peri Peri Beach Club offers an amazing experience. Voted as one of the world’s top beach clubs by Condé Nast in 2020 and again in 2021

Peri-Peri Beach Club
Peri Peri Beach Club – Personal grill

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Azura Benguerra Island Child Policy and Activities ↓

Children are welcome at Azura, however, guest privacy must be respected.

There is an undeniable magic that comes with the idea of an island getaway. Surrounded by sparkling turquoise waters and pristine beaches all on a remote location. What better way to experience this than with your family and friends.

Royal Beach Villas, Villa Amizade and Presidential Villa are perfect for families with children of all ages. While the family adventures ensure that each day can be jam-packed with an itinerary that meets all your needs.

Young children should dine in the villa.

Family Vacations at Azura Benguerra Island

Children and teens at Azura will be spoiled for choice when it comes to spending time here. A host of activities are available. Many can be done without parents. As they will be supervised by Azura’s guides, hosts, and activity coordinators. One of the obvious focuses is on the amazing pristine environment at Azura. Children can enjoy learning about interesting marine life; above and below the water. Experience cultural encounters, climb dunes, look for crocodiles; from a safe distance, taste the island’s fruits. And perhaps learn a new skill or two. With miles of deserted beach… it’s paradise here for families.

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Kids activities

Included Children’s Activities at Azura Benguerra

Marine Life Walk

Join one of Azura’s local guides and explore the tidal flats during low tide. The diverse marine life is explained. During this walk, you may chance across Sand Anemones, Ghost Crabs, Pansy Shells, Starfish, Bivalves. And all different types of small creatures which call this place ‘home’. Get your checklist signed to take home with you. This is a real favorite with all children and those interested in discovering the smaller marine life along our shores. Duration approximately 1.5 hours.

Football (Soccer) Inclusive

You will find children all over Africa kicking a football about with great enthusiasm. Often barefoot and on uneven playing fields. The Azura team plays against one of the other teams from the Island just about every Sunday. All guests and older kids are welcome to play in the team. Or just come along to watch and support the team. It’s a great afternoon out for the family! Azura provides the ride there and back plus refreshments.

Cookie Baking Inclusive

Join one of the team for a chocolate chip cookie baking session and of course; enjoy them afterward! The sharing of cookies with parents is optional but highly recommended.

Children’s Activities at an additional cost

Azura School Visit

A visit to Azura is not complete until you visit the school. EPC1 Benguerra was built by Azura, at the same time that they built the hotel. Through Azura’s nationally registered charity; the Rainbow Fund. Before then the community had little to no access to education whatsoever. To meet the school teachers is inspiring. To see how proud the children are to be at school is heart-warming. This is an incredible cultural exchange for your kids.

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Visit the local school on Benguerra Island

Learn to Snorkel

Kids can learn how to snorkel or refresh their skills at the Watersports Center. The team there will teach kids the correct techniques in the pool. There is also a selection of smaller masks and snorkels. Duration approximately 45 minutes.

Learn to Dive

For the budding Jacques Cousteau in your family, Azura has everything you need to take the plunge!

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Kids scuba diving


Fishing guides will happily take kids out for fishing trips. There are rods and tackle to suit all ages and abilities. Head just offshore to catch a variety of fish. Or go trawling the deep seas at the gap to catch the family’s supper. Duration is approximately 1-2 hours.

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Junior Fishing

Azura African Spa

Children are welcome at the spa and the range of treatments on offer differs per age group.

Getting to Azura Benguerra

There are daily flights from Johannesburg International airport (OR Tambo) to Vilanculos International Airport. It connects well with the major international flights to Europe. The flight time from Johannesburg is 2 hours.

Transferring to Azura Benguerra Island
A state-of-the-art 6-seater Eurocopter helicopter transfers you from Vilanculos to Benguerra Island. The flying time is approximately 10 minutes and will connect with your arriving / departing flight. This should be booked at the same time as your accommodation and is at an additional charge.

For those with an aversion to air travel; Azura will transfer you by speedboat on request and subject to availability. Transfer time is 15 minutes by minibus to the port.  Then 25-45 minutes by boat depending on sea conditions. Guests choosing to transfer by boat should be prepared for a knee-deep walk through the sea.

Benguerra Island does have a short grass strip that can accommodate smaller private aircraft. You should check suitability and conditions in advance. The runway lies in a wetland area and conditions are not always suitable for take-off and landing.

Azura Benguerra Island 2024 Accommodation Rates Per Night

6th January 2024 – 5th January 2025

Beach Villa

Per AdultUS$ 805

Luxury Beach Villa

Per AdultUS$ 995
Child 6 – 16 sharing with 2 adults (max 1 child)50%
Child 6 – 16 in their own villa (min 2, 3rd is free)90%

Infinity Beach Villa

Per AdultUS$ 1 295
Child 6 – 16 sharing with 2 adults (max 2 children)50%
Child 6 – 16 in their own villa (min 2, 3rd is free)90%

Royal Beach Villa

Per AdultUS$ 1 750
Child 6 – 16 sharing with 2 adults (max 2 children)*35%

Villa Amizade

Villa (up to 4 persons in villa)US$ 5 295

Presidential Villa

6th January – 21st March, 10th April – 30th July, 1st -30th September, 1st November – 15th December 2024 (up to 6 persons in villa)US$ 7 595
22nd March – 9th April, 1st -31st August, 1st -31st October, 16th December 2025 – 5th January 2025 (up to 6 persons in villa)US$ 8 595

Azura Benguerra Island 2025 Accommodation Rates Per Night

6th January 2025 – 5th January 2026

Beach Villa

Per AdultUS$ $905

Luxury Beach Villa

Per AdultUS$ $1 115
Child 6 – 16 sharing with 2 adults (max 1 child)50%
Child 6 – 16 in their own villa (min 2, 3rd is free)90%

Infinity Beach Villa

Per AdultUS$ 1 375
Child 6 – 16 sharing with 2 adults (max 2 children)50%
Child 6 – 16 in their own villa (min 2, 3rd is free)90%

Royal Beach Villa

Per AdultUS$ 1 850
Child 6 – 16 sharing with 2 adults (max 2 children)*35%

Villa Amizade*

Villa (up to 4 persons in villa)US$ 5 715

Presidential Villa**

6th January –  10th April, 5th May – 30th July, 1st November – 15th December 2025US$ 7 995
11th April – 4th May, 1st – 31st October, 16th December 2025 – 5th January 2026US$ 8 995

A minimum of 5 nights is required over the Festive season (between 22nd December & 5th January) and supplements apply.

Single Supplement 50% Surcharge on above rates on all room types. Except Villa Amizade or Presidential Villa as it is a villa rate.

*Villa Amizade accommodates 2-4 persons at the above rate. A 5th adult will be charged the Infinity Beach villa per adult rate. 1 additional child (0-16) is free of charge. A private chef is at an additional cost.
**The Presidential Villa accommodates 6 persons at published rates. 2 additional children (up to 16 years of age) sharing with adults can be accommodated free of charge. The Presidential Villa rate includes a private chef. Plus additional premium spirits and sparkling wine.

Children 0-5 years sharing with 2 adults stay free of charge in Infinity, Luxury or Royal Beach Villas. Royal Beach Villa accommodates 2 children sharing in lounge. A 3rd child can sleep in the bedroom with parents.

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Azura Benguerra rates include

All meals including main beach dinners,
Local beers & spirits, and a selection of house wines,
Soft drinks, tea & coffee, water,
Sunset cocktail of the day served to your Sala,
Use of Peri Peri Beach Club,
Mozambican Butler / Host Service,
WiFi access from the public areas and in the rooms,
A scenic land rover Island Drive,
A sunset Dhow cruise,
‘Try Scuba’ session in the pool,
Use of snorkeling equipment,
Use of kayaks and paddle boards,
Various honeymoon special treats,
Various Children’s Activities,
EVAC Medical Insurance.

The Presidential Villa also includes:

Signature Activity – Island Hop for the whole group once during stay
Premium Spirits & Cocktails
Private Chef

Azura Benguerra rates exclude:

Bazaruto National Park levy (approx. US$15 per person per stay),
Visas if required,
Premium spirits, cocktails, wines, and champagnes,
Specialist guided activities, day trips, deep-sea fishing, boat hire,
Reef snorkeling, Island hopping, Scuba diving, and Scuba courses,
Spa treatments, laundry, personal gifts, and staff gratuities,
An optional $20 per villa per night Rainbow Fund contribution,
17% government tax on all extras purchased locally,
Travel Insurance (recommended).

Azura Benguerra Island Accommodation Special Offers

A Free Nights on Us

Stay 6 nights and only pay for 5 nights

This stay, pay offer at Azura Benguerra is valid from 6th January – 15th December every year.

Family Fun Offer:

3rd child stays for free when 3 children share a villa.
Valid all year


2 children sharing a villa with parents stay free of charge.
Valid from 6th January until 21st March, 25th November until 15th December 2024

Only the Family Fun special can be combined with Free Nights on Us and Luxury for Less.

Luxury for Less Offer:

2 for the price of 1 on stays of 7 nights or more (i.e. 1 person free!).

The luxury for less special offer is valid: 6th January until 21st March, 25th November until 15th December every year.

Honeymoon Heaven at Azura Benguerra Island

All honeymooners at Azura receive a range of special amenities. These include:
A bottle of sparkling wine on arrival,
An upgrade if available,
Romantic turndown,
Dhow cruise at sunset

And if you stay for 4 nights or more, one partner receives a 50% discount on accommodation rates*. Plus 50% off activities, spa treatments, and Champagne
*In 2025, the 50% honeymoon discount is valid in the Infinity Beach Villas or Royal Beach Villas only.
We will need proof of marriage prior to travel (within 12 months).
The Honeymoon Heaven 50% discount on activities does not apply to fishing. It can be used for diving if both people dive.
Valid: 6th January until 15th December 2024 & 2025.
Honeymoon Heaven in 2024 and 2025 excludes Villa Amizade or Presidential Villa.

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