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Azura Retreat Island

20 beachfront villas

Azura Benguerra is an ultimate, undiscovered private luxury hideaway in the Indian Ocean. The resort buildings and the 20 beachfront villas are hand built by the local community in fusion of modern chic and traditional Mozambique style.


Excellent cuisine, warm Mozambican hospitality, stunning luxury villas, a wide range of activities and magical African experiences ensure that you will have an unforgettable holiday. Azura is the perfect getaway for romantics, nature lovers and marine enthusiasts, as well as families with plenty of facilities for children. Your island stay at Benguerra can be combined with an exciting safari at Azura Selous in Tanzania – to complete your great African experience. Location Benguerra is the second largest island in the Bazaruto archipelago, about 60 km2 in size. It is famous for its pristine white beaches, spectacular shifting dunes a variety of habitats for exotic and endemic species, remarkable diving sites and excellent fishing grounds. The island is a truly secluded paradise with no stores as in Western civilization, please bring everything you need, especially medicines. You can reach Benguerra with a comfortable two-hour flight from Johannesburg.


Azura offers 20 luxury beachfront villas with:

3 Beach Villas

3 Luxury Beach Villas

10 Infinity Beach Villas

2 Royal Beach Villas,

Villa Amizade

The Presidential Villa.

All the villas are very spacious

Beach Villa – for 2 adults

In a fantastic beachfront location at the end of the property near the spa with plenty of privacy – a great retreat for honeymooners. Villas feature a private plunge pool, day bed, sun lounger, king-size bed, shower room, separate toilet and outdoor showers for him and her.

Luxurious beach villa - for 2 adults

The modern villas are located just a few steps from the beach on 450 sqm floor space and 100 sqm living area – with 1 double bedroom with shower bath and an outdoor shower

Infinity Beach Villa for 2 adults

These villas are decorated in Afro-contemporary style and overlook a stunning infinity pool to the beach and sea beyond. They feature the best of our beachfront locations. 650 sqm of private space and a 5m infinity pool are the highlights.

Royal Beach Villa – for 2 adults and 2 children

Features an infinity pool and stunning ocean views. With 172 sqm of living space, it is the largest and most spacious of all the villas and has a 30-metre-long picturesque beach area on a large, beautifully landscaped plot. The bedroom is connected to the living area via a passageway with sliding glass doors and is surrounded by native gardens. The living room consists of comfortable sofas around a flat-screen TV and has its bathroom the sofas can be converted into two bedrooms.

Villa Amizade for 4-5 persons

The name of this villa means “friendship villa” in the local native language, Portuguese. 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 couples requiring more space and facilities. It offers a sitting area with flat-screen TV, DVD, Sound Dock and a selection of games, opening onto extensive decking, dining and relaxation areas, including a ‘wine bar’. You can opt for a private chef service, available as a supplement.

Presidential Villa for 6 persons

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, and comes with its own Butler-host and private chef. The epitome of style and luxury, with its unique décor on 450 sqm with 3 en-suite bedrooms, indoor and outdoor bathrooms, a media room, a 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 at the end of our property to ensure maximum privacy, with a fantastic treehouse to catch the afternoon breezes and panoramic views of Bofaruto Island and the Indian Ocean beyond.

Relax and Dine

Azura's public areas are right on the beach and open to the sea. There are different zones for relaxation, from the comfortable lounge area to the vibey star bar. The Jellyfish restaurant serves breakfast and more formal dining experiences. In the media room, you will find a TV and internet access to keep in touch with the rest of the world if you need it.

The Spa

Spa Azura's uniquely African Spa offers signature treatments based on local ingredients and traditions. These include being rubbed down with ground coconut shells, covered head to toe with tamarind and aloe, or gently massaged with warm marula oil. There is one treatment room at the Spa and couples treatments are usually possible, depending on how many therapists are on the island. In Villa, treatments are done as a compliment.


Guests will have a Mozambican Host during your stay that is entirely responsible for creating an unforgettable holiday experience. The generosity and kindness will be difficult to have elsewhere.

In-Villa amenities and services

Mozambican Butler-host service, Air-conditioning and fans, Mini bar, Tea/coffee maker.

Resort facilities

Restaurant, Beach lounge, Bar, Boutique, African Spa.


Watersports, Fishing, Diving and snorkelling, Marine park experience, Wildlife experience, Private island picnic. 

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