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Azura retreat, Benguerra Island, Bazaruto Archipelago
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Azura retreat, Benguerra Island, Bazaruto Archipelago

Azura Lodge is located on Benguerra island, part of the amazing Bazaruto Archipelago.


Azura is the first of few luxury Indian Ocean Eco-island retreats.
The lodge was hand built by the local community and blends designer modern chic with all that is traditional in Mozambique, including local wooden beams and thatched jekka roofs.
The 20 luxury beachfront villas comprise of 3 Beach Villas, 3 Luxury Beach Villas, 10 Infinity Beach Villas, 2 Royal Villas, Villa Amizade and the Presidential Villa.
All villas are very spacious and private with the Infinity and Luxury villas covering a total private area of 650m2. 

The key difference between the Luxury Villas and the Infinity Villas is the prime positioning of the Infinity Villas, a larger bathroom with free-form bath, and the size of the villa pool. The Luxury Beach Villas each have 3.5m plunge pools whereas the infinity villas have a 5m long infinity pool. The Beach Villa is slightly smaller in all aspects but has an excellent location. All villas are equipped with telephone, multi national plug point, beach bag. 

The villas are nestled amidst the indigenous trees and bushes and have been painstakingly created to offer your own private sanctuary where you can feel at one with the environment. You only need take a few steps to the pristine white beach or choose to just lounge around on plump cushions and have your host serve you tea and ice cold drinks. You can dine on the private deck, or sip a cocktail in the beachside “Sala” as the sun goes down. Lie in the large bath and gaze at the view, or shower beneath the stars.


The public areas are right on the beach and open to the sea. Several zones have been created for relaxation, from the comfortable lounge area, to the “vibey star” bar. There is a media room for those needing TV and internet access, a library, spa and a boutique (the opportunity for shopping beyond this is very limited, please bring what you think you’ll be needed) at reception.
The Jellyfish restaurant serves a la carte breakfast and more formal dining experiences.


Families are very welcome at Azura. Villa Amizade and the Presidential Villa are best for families, although our Infinity Beach Villas can accommodate an extra bed without compromising guest space.
There is a range of children’s and teens activities at Azura, with activities very much based around our pristine natural environment. Children can learn to dive at Azura from age 8, fishing is a great activity for all, and our younger guests can also enjoy the Spa.
Children are requested to respect guest privacy and tranquility at Azura. Younger guests may be requested to dine in-villa. Our chefs can prepare a range of meals which are suitable for children of all ages. Please discuss your requirements on arrival.


Wildlife :Benguerra is a sand island which spectacular dunes and a divers range of habitats for exotic and endemic wildlife. On the land there are fresh water lakes; home to crocodiles, fish and migrant wading birds, the beautiful ‘greater Flamingo’, remnant forests along the dunes and grasslands and swamps which house a variety of bird life and mammals: dugongs (althought scarce), turtles, humpback whales from mid-June to mid-October, dolphins, whales sharks and manta rays from December to March.

Walking In the surrounding ocean there are near pristine offshore coral reefs; inshore sea grass beds, upon which the Dugong (the legendary mermaid) and turtles feed; good stocks of pelagic fishes and long stretches of sandy beaches ideal for swimming, walking or just relaxing.


Relax on spectacular beaches and be mesmerized at the incredible views  

Snorkeling, diving and swimming



Be pampered and indulge in ultimate barefoot luxury for a perfect tropical holidays. Azura is a luxurious heaven you willl never want to leave. Here everything is about your comfort and well-being.

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Hotel facilities

  • Minibar
  • Bathtub
  • King size bed
  • Air conditionning
  • Complimentary water in the room
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Twin beds
  • Internet access
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • Visa credit card accepted
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Mosquito net
  • Hair dryer
  • Swimming pool

Price terms and conditions

The rates are per person and per night for the beach villas, luxury beach villas and infinity beach villas. The rates are per villa and per night for the villas Amizade and Presidential 

From $695 per person sharing a beach villa

From $895 per person sharing a luxury beach villa

From $1.095 per person sharing an infinity beach villa

From $1.495 per person sharing a royal beach villa

From $4.595 in Villa Amizade (4 persons occupancy)

From $6.250 in Villa Presidential (6 persons occupancy)

The Rates include: 

  • All meals including main beach dinners 
  • Local beers & spirits, selection of house wines
  • Soft drinks, tea & coffee, water
  • Sunset cocktail of the day served to Sala
  • Mozambican Butler/Host Service
  • A Land Rover Island drive
  • A sunset dhow cruise
  • Use of snorkeling equipment
  • Use of kayaks and paddle boards
  • Selected Honeymoon special treats 
  • Various children’s activities 
  • Wifi access
  • EVAC Medical Insurance 

The Rates exclude:

  • US$15 per person per stay Bazaruto National Park levy (subject to change)
  • 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
  • Laundry, personal gifts and staff gratuities
  • Return transfers 
  • Optional $10 per villa per night Rainbow Fund contribution
  • 17% government tax is charged on all extras locally
  • Personal and travel insurances (mandatory)
  • Visa fee


Children are welcome at Azura, however guests privacy must be respected
Villa Amizade & Presidential Villa are particularly suitable for families

Single Supplement a 50% surcharge applies


From Vilanculos to Azura return are normally done by helicopter and will be booked automatically at $640 per person including taxes.
• Helicopter transfers valid between 12h00-14h00 only, any arrival/departure outside these times will be subject to private charter rates, quote on request.
• Rate for Helicopter transfers are subject to change without notice for reasons outside of our control.

Special offers

They are valid all year except during high season from December 15th 2019 to January 8th 2020 for stays in beach, luxury and infinity beach villas 


The bride only pays 40% of rate on stays of 5 nights or more


Stay 6 nights and pay only for 5 nights

Please contact us for our last minute offers, families specials and SADC rates