Azura – Benguerra Island

From: $595 p. p. n. sharing

Azanzi Beach Resort is an intimate, boutique hotel, where guests are pampered on a personal level along a perfectly sprawling beach.

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Azura on Benguerra Island is a luxury hideaway built by the local community  on the second largest island in the Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique. The island forms part of the Bazaruto National Marine Park with a great emphasis on responsible tourism and environmental protection. Benguerra Island has no shops (apart from a small trading post), providing guests with an authentic feeling of seclusion. Azura offers guests a great way to experience both Africa and the Indian Ocean in one unique combination.

Why choose Azura:

  • Luxurious and secluded
  • Situated on the beach
  • Fresh local seafood
  • ‘Newest’ beach lodge on the Bazaruto Archipelago
  • Intimate with only 16 Villas
  • Eco and community friendly
  • Excellent for diving and snorkeling

Accommodation:

Perhaps most alluring about the Villas is that they are all mere small steps away from the beach. All 16 Villas feature the luxury amenities you would expect from a boutique resort. The Villas are divided into 1 Beach Villa3 Luxury Beach Villas10 Infinity Beach VillasVilla Amizade and the Presidential Villa.

BEACH VILLA:

This is the smallest of the villas, and very private, making it great for honeymooners. The villa feature air- conditioning, fans, indoor and outdoor showers, private plunge pool and a private undercover deck.

LUXURY BEACH VILLAS:

These contemporary beachfront villas feature air- conditioning, fans, private plunge pool, outdoor and indoor shower, minibar, undercover deck and poolside sundeck.

INFINITY BEACH VILLAS:

These Villas have the best of the beachfront location; each with a stunning infinity pool that stretches out towards the beach. The villas feature air- conditioning, fans, 5 meter long pool, undercover deck, indoor and outdoor showers, minibar and sundeck.

VILLA AMIZADE:

Villa Amizade was featured in Conde Nast Traveller as “Best Beach Villas in the World”. This 2 bedroom en-suite villa is located at the western end of the property, with incredible sea views. The Villa features air- conditioning, indoor and outdoor showers, sitting area, television, extensive deck, wine bar, beachfront garden with daybeds and hammock, small kitchenette and 10 meter swimming pool.

Villa Amizade is perfect for families or couples needing a more private abode.

PRESIDENTIAL VILLA:

The Presidential Villa is very secluded and has a private location approximately 150 meters down the beach from main Azura, and comes with its own Butler-host and private chef.  The villa has even been described as possibly one of the best villas anywhere in the Indian Ocean.

The Villa has its own secluded beachfront location and features 3 bedrooms, air- conditioning, sitting room, fire place, dining area, wine bar and 16 meter swimming pool. One special feature is the raised tree-house lounging area with fantastic views to Bazaruto Dune and the ocean.

Facilities:

  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Library
  • Star Bar
  • Public areas
  • Trading store
  • Satellite Television
  • Restaurant
  • Wine Cellar
  • Internet Access
  • Mozambican Butler/Host service
  • Air- conditioning
  • International Plug Points

Dining:

The Azura menus are based on what is fresh and available, with a focus on light meals, simple ingredients, and lots of fresh fish and seafood. Dining is all part of the Azura experience: Breakfast at the water’s edge, picnic on a remote sand island, and even dining on a candle lit beach beneath the stars. The Butler-hosts takes much pride in their innovative dining set-ups, and little touches to make your stay special.

Activities:

Benguerra’s beaches are not only ideal for swimming, walking or relaxed sunbathing, but also opens itself up to an array of other activities: Scuba diving and snorkeling is a must in the marines reserve, while deep sea fishing on a custom built boat will provide you with an entirely different experience.

You can also indulge in some shore based fishing and horse riding.  The local community will welcome you with cultural tours, local soccer matches and island visits. No matter what your interests are, Azura and Benguerra Island will have something on offer for your enjoyment.

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