Azura Benguera bids a hearty Mozambican welcome to all who visit this elite eco-boutique lodge, found on the lush, tropical shores of Benguerra Island, not far from Vilanculos. Nestled in the 12 000 hectare Bazaruto Archipelago Marine National Park, Azura Benguerra offers exclusivity and privacy to those looking for a seaside oasis in an unspoiled, luxurious environment. The lodge has 18 contemporary beach villas, including the secluded Villa Amizade and opulent Presidential Villa. All of the accommodation features traditional Mozambican design with a chic, modern twist and was built using sustainable practices, local labour and renewable materials from the surrounding area.
From the start environmental experts made sure that the development would tread lightly, while offering a superbly luxurious experience.
Eco-friendly detergents, a state of the art wastewater treatment plant and the use of recycled water in the gardens are some of the initiatives in place to ensure your stay is as harmless to the environment as possible.
Private infinity pools, beach frontage, indoor and open-air solar-heated showers, sundecks, daybeds and outdoor salas are standard features of all the villas; as are full bathrooms, plush king size beds and a butler service.
Azura Benguerra is considered a model for ethical community based tourism, and the staff at this premier establishment are all local folk. In addition, Azura’s Rainbow Fund supports several social and environmental projects, so rest-assured that your time at this resort is contributing to local development.
Food is one of the highlights of your stay and freshly caught seafood accompanied by fine French wines makes up most meals, beautifully presented in various locations, such as your private dining area, on picnics to nearby sand islands, or down at the water’s edge.
Azura Benguerra’s public areas include a dining room, beach bar and grill, lounge, library with internet and a star bar. Here you can book water sports, fishing and diving excursions, or take a turn in the 40-foot traditional dhow reserved for guests’ exclusive use.
Scuba divers and snorkelers are in their element while fishermen can try their luck out on the ocean or from the shore, allowing those who prefer to relax to simply lap up the sunshine, cocktail in hand. Walks along the beach are a delight, visits to nearby villages are a treat, and you will love tracking whales and dugongs with a local expert, taking a guided bird trail, or embarking on a thrilling 4×4 outing.
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