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Inhambane Province 1304 Mozambique
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 21/03/30 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 21/03/30 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 2 Speciality lodging in Benguerra Island
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Azura Benguerra, was built entirely by hand in partnership with the local community, it has just 20 villas, each sporting a personal infinity swimming pool, and spectacular beachside location, Azura offers an enchanting seaside escape. Spend sun-drenched days fishing, snorkelling or diving in protected reefs; watch the migrating whales and dolphins that ply these waters. Or relax on the beach and indulge in African spa treatments while a Mozambican Butler-host looks after your every need. The island's local people make for fascinating cultural encounters, and the starry night sky is magnificent to behold.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Free internet
Free breakfast
Books, DVDs, music for children
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Plunge pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Horseback riding
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Neck massage
24-hour security
Gift shop
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
First aid kit
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Bath / shower
Bottled water
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Ajit S wrote a review 12 Apr
Nairobi, Kenya24 contributions6 helpful votes
It was a well planned trip in advance but got delayed due to lock-downs as well as total closure of airspace and was much anticipated to experience it as travel bans were lifted. The arrival to the resort was wonderful and experienced a nice wake-up call with very strong winds that were thrusting the doors as well as cutlery on the table was an indication that a cyclone was on the offing. However this lasted for about 3 hours and the sun was back shining hot. We were served with wonderful vegetarian dishes and the periperi beach club was really out of this world with a class of it's own. Making your Pizza was the highlight of the day at the beach club and the set-up was really nice overseeing the beautiful Indian Ocean with an unspoiled beach. The ocean was teeming with wildlife and on 3 occasions we saw a group of dolphins swimming by within vicinity of 100 feet from our villa. We had 2 complimentary activities. Dhow cruise was really wonderful on a calm ocean in the evening witnessing a beautiful sun-downer and having a sweet refreshing coconut water with dry fruits. The second excursion was the Island drive where we saw beautiful wildlife of Impalas and dikdik, 3 beautiful lakes with crocodile and flamingos and flora and fauna of the island very green with fresh air. We climbed a sand dune experiencing a wonderful panoramic view of the Indian Ocean where we had beach picnic. The ocean water was very warm and wonderful. Stargazing was also really beautiful. The villa was very comfortable with a plunge pool. Sadly we had cut short our holiday due to an approaching cyclone where our flight to Maputo by LAM was cancelled but the resort staff organized immediately a drive to the Capital as well boat ride to the main land. We managed to travel safely back home but really had a wonderful time and would wish to experience it again especially at Quilalea in the north which is closed now.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Response from Chelsie Kirman, Guest Services / Front Office at Azura Benguerra Island
Responded yesterday
Dear Ajit S, It was a pleasure to host you and your brother at Azura Benguerra Island and we are so pleased to hear you had such a great stay. Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review. I will pass on your kind words to the whole team. We are glad you enjoyed your vegetarian options and pizza-making at Peri Peri Beach Club. Watching the dolphins from your villa is a truly magical experience. We were sad to see you leave a little earlier than expected but were happy to help you organise your onwards travel. We hope to see you both again in the not too distant future!
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lturner641 wrote a review Feb 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa7 contributions
We spent 5 magical nights at Azura and loved every minute. The location is superb, the sunsets were magical, suites beautifully located and appointed and we dined on delicious fish and seafood. Out host, Hassani was amazing and his service was impeccable. The island is remote and still wild, very uncommercialized which we loved. Its gloriously romantic and just very special. One always needs to bear in mind that its Africa and manage your expectations accordingly. We loved the simplicity of the meals, particularly the glorious fresh fish and seafood. All suits are the same distance from the beach, some do have better views than others depending on the foliage in front of them. The snorkeling was amazing with prolific fish life and magnificent corals. We can not wait to go back! Its easy to get to from Johannesburg with seamless transfers to the resort and a very efficient COVID testing process for travel at this time.
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Date of stay: January 2021
Response from Chelsie Kirman, Guest Services / Front Office at Azura Benguerra Island
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear lturner641 We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at Azura Benguerra Island and thank you for writing such a positive review. We are lucky to be located in such a remote and pristine environment and, as you experienced, with such hard working and attentive staff. Our chefs love to work with the fresh local seafood available on our doorstep, and focus on simple and delicious Mozambican cuisine. And of course, 2 Mile Reef is fantastic! Thank you again, and we are looking forward to welcoming you back to Azura Benguerra Island soon!.
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LRAMP007 wrote a review Jan 2021
Sandton, South Africa5 contributions28 helpful votes
I had the privilege of spending 7 days at Azura Benguerra with my family. We have been very fortunate to have visited some of the best island resorts in the Maldives , Seychelles,Bahamas,Caribbean , Mauritius etc etc. At the end of this vacation I could only ask myself one question.....Why would you want to travel around the world when you have this quality of resort 90mins from Johannesburg. The booking experience with Karen was a lesson in professionalism and customer service at it's best. The management staff as well has entire team are simply exceptional. Our butler, Mino, elevates the term "personal service" to a new level. The rooms, catering, spa and excursions are exemplary. Are there any criticisms ?....there may be but they are so trivial that they are not worth mentioning. .Congratulations to you all and thank you. You will us all again very soon.
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Date of stay: January 2021
Room Tip: all rooms are magnificent.
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Response from Chelsie Kirman, Guest Services / Front Office at Azura Benguerra Island
Responded 14 Jan 2021
Dear LRAMP007, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a positive review - we are so happy you and your family enjoyed your holiday with us! As you experienced, all our staff work hard to give our guests an amazing holiday at Azura Benguerra Island and I will pass on your glowing feedback to the whole team. Thank you again, and we are looking forward to welcoming you all back to Azura Benguerra Island soon!.
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Capetonian14 wrote a review Jan 2021
Cape Town Central, South Africa153 contributions72 helpful votes
This is a piece of heaven, rustic but well-equipped, private, quiet (unless you have noisy neighbours) - offering excellent service. The staff are super helpful and attentive; and give personal touches according to the guests' preferences. For example, they noticed we didn't enjoy loud kids playing on the beach right on top of our beautifully laid out table at dinner - and it only had to happen once. Since that one night, they made sure we were seated in a quiet place, and changed the location so we could get surprised and delighted at almost every meal. They also have a great system of putting the guests on a what's app group which is a wonderful means of safe communication about all manner of things (sending menus, expressing a need in the room, weather forecasts, etc) while maintaining social distancing. The rooms are spacious, each an air conditioned bungalow ensuite, with an outdoor shower, a private deck with a plug pool kitted with chairs, tables and a lovely mattress scattered with many cushions; another little deck with sun loungers and yet another right on the beach, shaded with dry palms roof, mattress and pillows. Very pampering. They offer free and paid activities - water sports, tours, horse riding etc. All well organised.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from Chelsie Kirman, Guest Services / Front Office at Azura Benguerra Island
Responded 14 Jan 2021
Dear Capetonian14, We are all so glad you were able to enjoy our little slice of Paradise here at Azura Benguerra Island, and thank you for taking the time to write such great feedback. We are glad you experienced our daily different dining surprises and our personalized service. The team on the island work hard to ensure all our guests have the best stay at Azura and do their best to cater to your every need. The personal Azura WhatsApp groups are part of our COIVD-19 safety protocols and we are glad you found it a smooth and safe way to communicate with our management team whilst socially distancing. Thanks again for all your kind words, and we hope to welcome you back to Azura Benguerra Island again!
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Campbell Parry wrote a review Jan 2021
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visited Azura Benguerra with some close friends in the first week of January and can’t recommend it more highly. For those looking to do something a little special, to push the boat out at bit, Azura Benguerra will deliver on all those expectations, from the moment you step off the plane in Vilanculos to the time you board the departure boat. Adriaan, Kaylee, Chelsie and team gave us a holiday we’ll never forget: the food was outstanding (especially the desert) and well portioned, the accommodations discrete and super luxurious, our butlers Ronaldo and Julio hosted with world class precision (even our teenage kids were impressed), and the excursions offered were beautiful, exclusive and well guided. If it seems a little expensive, it’s only because the end to end experience that is delivered - from snorkeling to deep sea fishing to private island tours - is comparable with or better than you’ll find in similar resorts in Kenya, Thailand, the Caribbean and the Seychelles. Well done team Azura Benguerra! Thanks for giving us an unexpectedly gorgeous break!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from Chelsie Kirman, Guest Services / Front Office at Azura Benguerra Island
Responded 14 Jan 2021
Dear Campbell_Parry, It was an absolute pleasure hosting you and the rest of your group at Azura Benguerra Island. Thank you so much for taking the time to write such positive feedback. I will pass on your kind words to the entire team. As you experienced, our staff go above and beyond to create unforgettable holidays at Azura Benguerra Island and we are all so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming youall back in the not so distant future!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Azura Benguerra Island
What are some of the property amenities at Azura Benguerra Island?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Azura Benguerra Island?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Azura Benguerra Island?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Azura Benguerra Island?
Yes, paid private parking nearby is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Azura Benguerra Island?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Azura Benguerra Island have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Azura Benguerra Island offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Azura Benguerra Island?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Azura Benguerra Island have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.