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Azura Benguerra


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

Nestled along the beach offering all the creature comforts you could wish for: private sparkling pools, Mozambican butler-hosts to look after your every need, fresh seafood straight from the ocean and a relaxing African spa.

With just 17 luxury beachfront villas hand built by the local community and no shops on the island, a stay at Azura Benguerra allows you to truly escape. Azura Retreats' vision was to provide the ultimate in private luxury hideaways in stunning undiscovered destinations which they have achieved with Azura Benguerra. 

Perfect for a beach holiday add-on to your African safari or for honeymooners. 


Lodge Overview

Three Beach Villas.
Three Luxury Beach Villas.
Ten Infinity Beach Villas.
One Villa Amizade.
One Presidential Villa.


Children of all ages are welcome at Azura Benguerra. Villa Amizade and the Presidential Villa are best suited to accommodate children. Children’s rates apply. Max 1 child sharing with 2 adults.

When to visit Benguerra Island?

Open all year round.

(Relax in a paradise of white sandy beaches and deep blues).

Why visit Azura Benguerra?

An award-winning boutique escape on one of the hippest islands of Mozambique.

Azura Benguerra is paradise found.

Individual beach villas, Villa Amizade and the exclusive-use Presidential Villa all have direct access to the white sandy beach, their own pools and a Mozambican butler-hosts to look after your every need.

Discover the area with a fantastic range of activities including snorkelling and scuba diving, islands hops and private picnics on tidal sandbars.

(Your private villa looks directly out to the Indian Ocean).

Azura Benguerra is located 14km northeast of Vilanculos and is accessed via helicopter transfer from Vilanculos.

(Arrive at your paradise island in true VIP style).

By Air:

Guests can fly from Johannesburg (daily), Maputo (daily) or Kruger/KMIA (twice weekly) direct to Vilanculos.

From Vilanculos vis Helicopter transfer:

Guests take a scenic 10-15 minute Helicopter transfer to Azura Benguerra landing at the resort.

(Guests can explore the island with a guide and the lodges Land Rover Defender 110's).