AZURA Benguerra Island

Benguerra Island, Mozambique

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Amenities & Facilities

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Azura is situated on the Benguerra Island, the second largest island in the Bazuruto Archipelago in Mozambique. It is famous for its unspoiled white beaches, remarkable dive site and excellent fishing.

Azura is situated on the Benguerra Island, the second largest island in the Bazuruto Archipelago in Mozambique. It is famous for its unspoiled white beaches, remarkable dive site and excellent fishing.

There are 3 Luxury Villa’s, 10 Infinity Villa’s, 1 Villa Amizade and 1 Presidential Villa. All villas are very spacious and offers guests their own private pool, beach frontage, outdoor Sala, his and hers outdoor showers and/or full bathroom, king size beds, mini bar, air conditioning and butler / host service. Each villa is nestled amidst the indigenous trees and bushes and created to offer guests their own private sanctuary.

Guests can enjoy a variety of activities ranging from our beach picnics, private dining, guided bird watching / walking trials, oceans sea museum, Dugong/Whale tracking, land rover island drives, cultural encounters, beach walks with a picnic, star gazing events. Scuba diving guided snorkeling trips, deep sea fishing in custom built boat, fly fishing, shore based fishing, sea kayaking, dhow sailing and dhow sunset cruise.

Azura’s uniquely Africa spa which offers signature treatments based on local ingredients and traditions. These include being rubbed down with ground coconut shells or diamond dust, covered head to toe with tamarind and aloe or gently massaged with warm Marula oil.

Azura is located on Benguerra Island within the Bazaruto Marine National Park. Benguerra Island lies 14km north east of Vilanculos, the nearest town and site of the international airport.

How To Get There

There are daily flights from Johannesburg International airport (OR Tambo) to Vilanculos International Airport which connect well with the major international flights to Europe. The flying time from Johannesburg is 2 hours on a 42 seat ATR aircraft. On Tuesdays and Fridays these flights collect passengers from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, with an onward flying time of just 1 hour. This facilitates an effortless beach and bush experience.
There are also regular flights on Travelmax from Lanseria northern Johannesburg, LAM from OR Tambo, Lanseria and Maputo, and on Swazi Airlines connecting with Matsapha and Durban. Visas are available on arrival.

Transferring To Benguerra Island

Azura operates a state of the art 6 seater Eurocopter helicopter for the transfers from Vilanculos to Benguerra Island. The flying time is approx 10 minutes, and will connect with your arriving/departing flight. This should be booked at the same time as your accommodation.
Benguerra Island does have a short grass strip which can accommodate smaller private aircraft. You should check suitability and conditions in advance as the runway lies in a wetland area and conditions are not always suitable for take off and landing.

Child Policy

* Children are welcome at Azura, but guest privacy must be respected. Young children should dine in villa.
* Infinity Beach and Luxury Beach Villas
- Children 17 years and over = full price
- Children 9-16 years in their own villa pay 90 percent adult rate -min 2
- Children 7-16 years sharing bedroom with 2 adults pay 50 percent adult rate
- Children 3-6 years sharing bedroom with 2 adults pay 35 percent adult rate
- Children under 3 pay USD50 per night - max 1 extra child sharing with 2 adults per room in all cases
* Villa Amizade and Presidential Villa
- These villas particularly suit families,
- When booked by more than 2 adults entire villa rate applies, terms and conditions apply to bookings at the 2 person rate, please enquire
- For Easter, Christmas and New Year bookings entire villa rate applies
- Presidential Villa max 6 people, Villa Amizade max 5 people
- Villa Amizade 3rd child staying in the second bedroom lounge charged at USD475 per night
- Villa Amizade private chef can be booked at USD150 per day

Rates from:

Rates from:

Beach Villa
Rates on Request

Rate Includes:

* Accommodation
* All meals including main beach dinners
* Local beers and spirits, selection of house wines
* Soft drinks, tea and coffee, waters
* Sunset cocktail of the day served to Sala
* Mozambican host service
* Wifi access in the public areas not in rooms
* A Land Rover island drive
* A sunset dhow cruise
* Use of snorkelling equipment
* Use of kayaks and paddleboards
* Various honeymoon special treats
* Various childrens activities see activity sheet
* EVAC medical insurance

Rate Exclude:

* Premium spirits, cocktails, wines and champagnes
* Specialist guided activities, day trips, deep sea fishing, boat hire
* Reef snorkelling, island hopping, scuba diving and scuba courses
* Spa treatments, laundry, personal gifts and staff gratuities
* Optional USD10 per villa per night Rainbow Fund contribution
* Bazaruto National Park levy approx. USD15 per person per stay
* 17 percent government tax charged on local extras
* Visas if required
* Travel Insurance recommended
* Special event supplement charged at time of booking, children at 50 percent - USD175pp on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, USD200pp on New Years Eve.
* All flights, helicopters rides and transfers

Term & Conditions:

* Rates are subject to change and availability
* Rates are based on United States Dollar USD
* Christas and New Year surcharge is applicable

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