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Azura On Benguerra

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8/10

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Highlights

- Super-luxurious eco-resort
- 20 beachfront villas with butler service
- Exquisite marine and bird life
- Spa, private plunge pools, lots of activities

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Overview

Azura on Benguerra is an ultra-luxurious, award-winning eco-resort located on Benguerra, the second largest of the five main islands in the Bazaruto Archipelago off the coast of southern Mozambique. This top-notch property operates very much in partnership with the local community who benefit from the resort’s operations just as much as those who stay here. There are 20 pristine beachfront villas (complete with butler service) dotted along this very pretty stretch of coast, all with direct access to the beach and the sparkling sea. The weather tends to be sunny and favourable year-round, and although the surrounding landscape can become quite arid, the bird and marine life is superb and there are a whole host of activities, water sports and excursions to enjoy in the area.

The 20 air-conditioned beachfront villas all come with a private infinity pool, a covered deck and plenty of conveniences such as a mini bar, double vanity units, tea and coffee making facilities, separate outdoor showers and sun loungers. They’re spaced well apart from one another to ensure plenty of peace and quiet and they’re beautifully presented in a chic, contemporary style, with touches of traditional Mozambican design. It’s also possible to make use of the delightful tree-top wellness spa which offers indulgent treatments along with healthy, light meals including fresh fish and seafood.

The cuisine is nothing short of excellent, and there’s an superb wine cellar to boot, with wines flown in from the Loire Valley in France. As well as in-villa dining, it’s also possible to dine right beside the sea or even out on a nearby sand island. Overall, the service at the hotel is highly bespoke and personal tastes and preferences will always be taken into account.

Some of the many activities on offer include island hopping throughout the archipelago, deep sea fishing, whale watching (seasonal) and scuba diving which reveals the exceptionally rich, colourful marine life. The intriguing Red Dune & Crocodile Lakes Drive is an adventurous island excursion that includes dune climbing, fruit tasting and village visits, and there might even be the chance to spot crocodiles and other native animals along the way.

While there is no designated ‘kids club’ as such, there are plenty of supervised activities to keep youngsters and teens busy, and for families to enjoy together. One such pastime is hunting for shells on an island that is revealed at low tide, others might be climbing sand dunes or playing football with the local team. Parents are advised to dine in-villa with their children and are reminded to ensure that their children remain under constant adult supervision due to the waterside nature of the property.

What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 497 reviews

(5.00/5)

  • It was FANTASTIC! Beautifully organised, everything worked like clockwork. We agreed that we had the best support team ever (and we have experience) - all delightful, very professional and nothing was too much bother.

    It clearly couldn't have been a better route, such a wonderful mix of landscapes. And plenty of acclimatisation time. Nonetheless, I was glad of my summit oxygen.

    Kit excellent. Double good mattresses made for most comfortable trek camping ever. Tents v good. Mess tent pretty windproof, which was vital for enjoyment. Best camp loo ever!

    My favourite day was Shira Cathedral. Amazing.

    MissingWilliam M reviewing Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route on 15 April 2020

  • Hi Lisa,

    The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.

    Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)

    Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!

    Best regards,
    Woan Chyi

    MissingWoan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019

  • We had a fantastic time and all the arrangements worked perfectly.
    We were very impressed with the quality and service levels of all 4 locations visited and it was truly a holiday of a lifetime.
    Thank you to you and to Lisa for giving us this experience.
    Particular highlights for us – really the whole experience, but of particular impact:
    Breathtaking scenery at Cathedral Peak Hotel
    Rhino Ridge game drives incredible, thanks to guide (we had their head guide, Hala, who’s knowledge, enthusiasm, kindness, interaction, ability to spot wildlife was out of this world)
    Luxury of Rhino Ridge (shower, food, views, service)
    Immersion in nature, torch lit meal on last night and beach trip at Kosi Forest Lodge
    Level of service, quality of food throughout

    MissingCatherine F reviewing South Africa Safari, Beach and Wetlands on 04 September 2019

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