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Azura Benguerra Island

Azura Benguerra Island

  • Aerial Shot of Presidential Villa
  • Beach Villa Pool
  • Villa Amizade Bathroom
  • Infinity Beach Villa
  • Infinity Beach Villa Exterior
  • Villa Amizade
  • Dining View
  • Beach Restaurant
  • Presidential Villa Bathroom

Prices

low season

7 nights price fr £3,135pp

shoulder season

7 nights price fr £3,135pp

Prices are based on two adults sharing a beach villa on all inclusive basis, and include helicopter transfers from Vilanculos, flights to Vilanculos from Johannesburg, and flights to Johannesburg with British Airways in world traveller class. Prices for 2015 based on South African Airline flights.

Prices are for guidance only and are subject to change.

Description

Imagine an unspoilt island within a Marine National Park. Miles of deserted beaches with soft white sand. Sparkling turquoise seas, crisscrossed by local dhows plying their trade. Swaying palms, gentle breezes. Sunny days and star studded nights. This is Azura Mozambique.

Azura is the area’s first luxury eco-boutique retreat. Built entirely by hand in partnership with the local community, it has just 16 villas, each with their own private pool stretching out to the Indian Ocean beyond, and designed for the ultimate undiscovered getaway. With wonderful cuisine, friendly Mozambican service and a vast range of activities and experiences, including a unique African spa, it’s the perfect island escape.

Azura’s villas blend modern chic with all that is traditional in Mozambique. The creature comforts you would expect from a luxury boutique resort are there, set off by beautifully carved furnishings and traditional artwork beneath a local thatched jekka roof. Each is just footsteps from the beach at Azura, yet designed with seclusion in mind. A haven of rest and relaxation, where you can feel at one with the environment. A fusion of indoor and outdoor space where time becomes your own. Wander down to the pristine beach and welcoming azure sea beyond. Relax on your daybed and have your local Mozambican butler-host serve you drinks. Tan in private then cool off in your sparkling Azura pool. Sip a cocktail in your beachside sala as the sun goes down, then shower beneath the stars before dining in private on your deck.

All of the villas are a welcoming place to stay. You may not want to leave them at all!

LOCATION

Benguerra Island - reached by a 15 minute helicopter ride from Vilanculos, which in turn is reached by a 2.5hr flight from Johannesburg.

Accommodation

Beach Villa

Azura has just 1 Beach Villa, set in a fantastic location at the end of the property next to the Spa, it is wonderfully private and perfect for honeymooners. The Beach Villa is the smallest of the villas, but still offers all of the creature comforts.

Luxury Beach Villa

Azura has 3 Luxury Beach Villas, furnished in contemporary style and just steps from the beach.

Infinity Beach Villa

Azura has 10 Infinity Beach Villas. They are furnished in afro-contemporary style and look out over a stunning infinity pool towards the beach and sea beyond. They have the best of the beachfront locations.

Villa Amizade

This 2 bedroom en-suite villa is located at the western end of Azura, 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.

Presidential Villa

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 main Azura, and comes with its own Butler-host and private chef. It's the beach house of your dreams.

Facilities

Beach Dining

Dining

The aim at Azura is for you to never eat in the same place twice - from breakfast at the water’s edge, to a picnic on a remote sand island, to dining on a candle lit beach beneath the stars. The Butler-hosts take huge pride in their innovative dining set-ups, and little touches to make your stay special.

Menus are based on what is fresh and available, with a focus on light meals, simple ingredients, and lots of fresh fish and seafood. It’s a simple understated affair. A choice of dishes is always on offer, and the chef will happily try to accommodate any personal requests.

Lunches may be a picnic if you are out enjoying an activity, or informal dining at the Star Bar deck. Dinner is always a special event, eaten on the beach by candlelight beneath the stars whenever possible. A variety of special dining options are also offered, including secluded beach picnics or romantic private beach dinners at your villa.

Star Bar

Star Bar

Enjoy your favourite cocktail whilst gazing at vast tracts of the Milky Way, or simply a great place to watch the sunset.

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 or diamond dust, covered head to toe with tamarind and aloe, or gently massaged with warm marula oil.

Dhow

Leisure & Activities

Guided bird watching / walking trails, Oceans sea museum, Dugong / Whale Tracking, Land Rover island drives, Cultural encounters, Beach walks with a picnic, Star gazing events, Scuba Diving, Guided snorkelling trips, Deep sea fishing in custom built boat, Fly fishing, Shore based fishing, Sea kayaking, Dhow sailing, Dhow Sunset Cruise

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