Each one of these luxury villas has been handbuilt by the local community, combining modern designer chic with wooden beams and thatched roofs made from local materials.
Benguerra Island is located nine miles off the shore of mainland Mozambique, a stunning picturebook location of palm trees, rippling ocean and white sand beaches. Each of the private villas, nestled amidst indigenous vegetation, lies just a few steps from the beach. It will really feel like you’re staying in your own private sanctuary.
Accommodation & Facilities
There are 18 beachfront villas to choose from at Azura Benguerra, and although they range in size, each one boasts king-size beds, a private deck and pool, fully stocked mini bar, beachside sala and service from your own personal Mozambican host. Boasting top-of-the-range amenities and interior design that blends the contemporary with the traditional, this is truly luxury accommodation that is isolated enough to ensure peace and quiet while close enough to mainland Mozambique to facilitate easy access to safari activities. At the main lodge, you can also make use of the restaurant, bar, lounge area, media room, shopping boutique and African spa, with signature treatments based on local traditions and ingredients, including tamarind, aloe and marula oil.
The culinary team at Azura Benguerra cook an array of delicious signature dishes, all made where possible with fresh, local produce. Although guests can choose to dine in the onsite Jellyfish Restaurant, most meals are served outside in a range of charming venues, from repurposed dhow boats to private candlelit dining tables right on the water’s edge. Special weekly dining events can also be enjoyed, including seven-course tasting menus and Mozambican seafood evenings.
If you’re able to tear yourself away from the bliss-inducing views, there are a wide range of activities on offer at Azura Benguerra. Guests can visit the nearby islands, go horse riding, go fishing along the shore or in the deep sea, partake in an indulgent spa treatment, take a guided beach walk and even stargaze at nighttime. For those seeking wildlife encounters, you can also choose to go scuba diving and look out for dolphins, whales and dugongs while sailing in a dhow.
Children of all ages are welcome at Azura Benguerra, with a range of activities and meals available for younger guests.