Azura Benguerra
Mozambique,  Travel

Azura Benguerra: Your Eco-Friendly Island Escape

Welcome to Azura Benguerra, Mozambique’s first eco-friendly resort, hand-built by the local community and operated in partnership with it. Step into a world of pure bliss on an unspoiled island nestled within a Marine National Park. Imagine deserted beaches of glistening white sand stretching for miles, with turquoise seas criss-crossed by local dhows adding to the enchanting scenery.

Your own Sanctuary at Azura Benguerra:

Experience paradise at one of the 20 villas, nestled along one of the last undiscovered stretches of beach in the world. Each villa seamlessly blends modern chic with Mozambican tradition, offering creature comforts beyond your dreams. Picture sparkling private pools, attentive Mozambican butler-hosts, and delicious fish and seafood straight from the ocean. At Azura Benguerra, you’ll find a fantastic range of activities and experiences, an African spa for ultimate relaxation, and a commitment to benefiting the local islanders.

Azura Benguerra suite

Azura Benguerra delicious local cuisine:

At Azura, dining is an integral part of the experience, offering a variety of unforgettable settings. Start your day with breakfast at the water’s edge, indulge in a picnic on a remote sand island, or enjoy a candle-lit beach dinner beneath the starry sky. Our hosts take pride in creating innovative dining setups and adding special touches to make your stay truly memorable. Don’t miss the fabulous wine cellar, featuring a selection of the owner’s wines flown in from their Chateau in the Loire Valley, France.

Azura Benguerra table with food

Family experiences to remember:

Azura Benguerra Island is the perfect destination for a memorable family holiday. Choose Villa Amizade or the Presidential Villa for the best family experience. While we don’t have traditional kids’ clubs, we offer a host of supervised activities for children and teens. From marine life adventures to cultural encounters, the little ones will be spoiled for choice. For dining, we ask younger children to dine “in villa” to respect the privacy of other guests, and our chef will cater to any specific dietary needs.

Azura Benguerra family fun on boats in the water

Fun Things to Do

Embrace the beauty of Azura Benguerra Island’s public areas right on the beach. Relax in the comfortable lounge area, unwind at the vibey Star Bar, or explore the fabulous wine cellar with its exclusive French wines. Embark on thrilling adventures such as the Red Dune & Crocodile Lakes Drive, where you can encounter the island’s rich wildlife and panoramic views. For water enthusiasts, try Island Hopping by Speedboat or Scuba Diving to witness the stunning marine life and coral reefs that thrive off the East Coast of Africa. Horse Riding along the water’s edge is another unforgettable experience.

Ultimate relaxation at Azura’s spa:

Indulge in ultimate relaxation at Azura’s spa, where signature treatments draw inspiration from local ingredients and African traditions. Treat yourself to a ‘Butter me up’ wrap using prized Mongongo Nut Oil, followed by a massage with the beauty miracle, Marula Oil. The Tribal Traditions massage with olive and shea butter will leave you feeling rejuvenated, as if the beat of African drums echoes within you.

Azura Benguerra Spa

What to Wear:

Dress comfortably for the warm and sunny weather on Benguerra Island. Light and breathable clothing is perfect for the daytime, with a light cover-up for cooler evenings. Don’t forget your beachwear for the delightful ocean activities.


English and Portuguese are widely spoken on Benguerra Island, ensuring smooth communication with the friendly locals.


The local currency is the Mozambican Metical (MZN), but US Dollars and South African Rand are also accepted at Azura Benguerra.


Experience the bliss of hot and sunny weather year-round, with temperatures ranging from the upper 20s to low 30s Celsius. Even at night, the temperature rarely falls below 20 degrees. The warm waters, with temperatures between 24-30 degrees Celsius, invite you for a refreshing dip in the ocean. Benguerra Island receives only a quarter of the rainfall of the mainland, making it an arid landscape that complements your idyllic stay.


Azura Benguerra Island prioritizes the safety and well-being of its guests. With a team of attentive staff and a secure environment, you can enjoy your vacation with peace of mind.

Getting There:

To reach this paradise, take flights on Airlink or LAM from Johannesburg International airport (OR Tambo) to Vilanculos International Airport (VNX), a short 1½-hour journey. Convenient daily flights connect major international flights to and from Europe. Regular flights are also available from Maputo (MPM) on LAM. From Vilanculos, it’s a short 14 km journey to Benguerra Island.

Discover your own sanctuary at Azura Benguerra, where a magical island escape awaits you. Immerse yourself in the beauty of Mozambique’s untouched beaches, the warm hospitality of the local community, and the wonders of an eco-friendly resort where luxury and nature harmoniously coexist. Create unforgettable memories on this paradise found – Azura Benguerra Island.

Azura honey moon couple on beach

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