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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
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 06/07/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Azura Benguerra Island
Updated 06/07/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 2 in Benguerra Island
Travelers' Choice
Imagine staying in some of the world’s most undiscovered, pristine environments. Completely private and removed from the rest of the world. Where authenticity of the experience, without compromising on standards, is the key. Where there is a philanthropic goal of both protecting the environment and giving back to the local community. Azura offers some of Africa’s ultimate private luxury hideaways for just a discerning few to discover. Privately owned and managed, our hotels are small and personalised, with award-winning 'eco-chic' villas, delicious local cuisine, and a whole range of unique experiences to enjoy. The Azura team is ready to welcome you, as they love to go out of their way to make every visitor's stay special. Our core philosophy is that each day should be different, and that we ‘wow’ you in some way during your stay with us. We are very proud of our guestbook, which is full of comments from happy guests, many of whom return to stay with us time and again.
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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 Coffee
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
Mosquito net
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
Ironing 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
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Inhambane Province 1304 Mozambique
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Alain D wrote a review May 18
Gaborone, Botswana247 contributions46 helpful votes
Calling Azura Retreat idyllic is an understatement. My wife and I just got back from a trip there and couldn't have enjoyed ourselves more. From the moment we arrived the entire team was dedicated to making sure we had a great stay. We had an all-inclusive stay, so meals and standard drinks and many activities were included. We both enjoyed the food immensely especially the fresh seafood (which we don't get much of in Botswana.) We paid extra to dive and for some spa treatments, but the price was fair. We had some scheduling difficulties during our stay, but they were resolved to our satisfaction which just reinforced their commitment to guest satisfaction. If you are a diver, you won't be disappointed by the aquatic life off of Tuma Reef. Josh and Rhys were excellent guides. And the final night seafood barbecue on the beach in front of our villa was the piece de resistance. Hassane really outdid himself. Throughout GM Brian was checking in with us to make sure that we were enjoying ourselves and being properly looked after. I can't recommend it enough.
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Date of stay: May 2022
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: All the rooms are the same and face the beach. You can't go wrong!
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Chris D wrote a review May 11
Johannesburg, South Africa20 contributions1 helpful vote
The staff were incredible, helpful & sincere but not overpowering. The location is breaktaking and far better than most international locations in the Mediterranean & Bahamas in my experience. Loads of fun activities & amenities available to suit everyone’s needs.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Bring some reef shoes. Wide brimmed hat. A rash vest. Insect repellent. Lots of sun cream and...
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anthonytT3710GG wrote a review Apr 2022
28 contributions23 helpful votes
We have just returned from a most wonderful week at Azura Benguerra. Amazingly just a 1h20m flight and a short hop to the island from Johannesburg and we were transported into a tropical paradise. The island; hospitality; weather (warm and sultry); food and activities made the week blissfully fly past. Highlights included a wonderful trip to Paradise Island where the snorkelling was so fabulous that the need for scuba diving was eclipsed. Throw in some great game fishing; unbelievable food (especially the seafood); a fascinating island tour and a sea temperature that probably averaged 27 degrees and it couldn’t have been better. Already looking forward to a return holiday.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
Arlene B wrote a review Mar 2022
1 contribution
We visited this Island to celebrate our friends wedding. We were wonderfully surprised by how lovely this little piece of land is. What made it especially enjoyable besides the special occasion was the lovely staff with their good service and friendliness. They graciously attended to our every wish! We did not know about this tranquil and peaceful part of the world and are sure to visit again.
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Date of stay: March 2022
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: We were happy with the location and view of our room. Nothing to fault.
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Aline Pereira wrote a review Feb 2022
24 contributions1 helpful vote
This is heaven on earth! Stunning location with a rich and fun itinerary and friendly helpful staff. We did moon light dinners/ dhow cruise with sunset / diving in the reef / day party at Peri peri beach / the tour for the village and got to know the project the hotel has with the kids/ picnic at the remote island ! Honestly this is a holiday for the books , I cannot wait to come back again
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Come with Hapiness you may have found heaven
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Response from Chelsie Kirman, Guest Services / Front Office at Azura Benguerra Island
Responded Feb 14, 2022
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 we are happy that you enjoyed our activities that we offer. We hope to see you soon again!
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susielou2015 wrote a review Feb 2022
Breasclete, United Kingdom16 contributions7 helpful votes
5 days of pure relaxation in idyllic surroundings . Our infinity pool villa was private , very comfortable with direct access to the beach . The kindest, most considerate and thoughtful staff. Great Snorkelling at various reefs accessible by boat . Wonderful seafood
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled
Response from Chelsie Kirman, Guest Services / Front Office at Azura Benguerra Island
Responded Feb 14, 2022
We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us. We are lucky to be located in such a pristine environment, where the beach is just steps away from your private villa. Thank you for such kind words on all aspects of your stay, and we too, hope to see you again at Azura Benguerra Island!
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LRRR wrote a review Jan 2022
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa7 contributions2 helpful votes
This was our 3rd visit to Azura in the past 12 months. I know it is exceptional, so I really did not expect anything to have changed. Surprise....... even better than before. Catering superb with dishes even better prepared than before and presentation more sophisticated. Congratulations to the chef. As before, exceptional world class service from our butler, Mino. The addition of Josh, as the watersports manager,is probably the most significant improvement. What a pleasure dealing with this motivated and pleasant man. Overall...what can I say.... this place is the hidden gem, a stones throw away from Johannesburg. Will we go again....undoubtedly yes...many times. Well done and thank you to everyone at the resort.
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Date of stay: January 2022
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: all rooms superb.
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Response from Chelsie Kirman, Guest Services / Front Office at Azura Benguerra Island
Responded Feb 14, 2022
It was a pleasure welcome you back to Benguerra. We thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time at Azura Benguerra Island again and we really appreciate your lovely review. I will pass your feedback on to the rest of the team and they will be so pleased you had such a wonderful time at Azura Benguerra Island. We will see you soon again!
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Jayselle N wrote a review Dec 2021
San Fernando, Trinidad1 contribution
Azura is a hidden gem! My family and I spent Christmas holidays there. The stay was definitely an experience we would always remember. Staff go above and beyond to ensure your stay is comfortable and enjoyable. On arrival we were given a rapid PCR test, this is ensure everyone was safe and had the option of being mask free! You are given a host, who attends to you during your stay. This personal touch really makes a difference because they pay attention every detail and cater to your individual needs. I have a food allergy and everyday I had a special menu prepared for me to ensure I could also enjoy the meals. The food was delicious, we looked forward to eating. Local dishes were prepared for us to try. The sound of the waves, being right in front of the beach, at night under the stars just made meal times relaxing and romantic. Holiday activities were planned for guests. On Christmas Day, there were presents under a Christmas tree! The kids were very excited to see that Santa visited the Island. There was a lavish Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinner! We did an island hopping tour, this was the highlight of our trip! Snorkeling was phenomenal! Please Azura can you rent underwater cameras for guest to take photos of the corals and marine life! We wished we had this option since it was the first time we saw such an active reef. Peri Peri beach club had an amazing view. It was nice to have a change of environment and visit somewhere ‘new’. The level of customer service is remarkably. Kudos to the team, you are doing and excellent job. We were able to relax, unwind and enjoy all the island has to over. It was such a pleasure staying there. I highly recommend visiting, it is definitely one of those trips you would always reflect on because of all the fond memories made during your stay.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled
Response from Chelsie Kirman, Guest Services / Front Office at Azura Benguerra Island
Responded Feb 14, 2022
Thank you kindly for taking the time to write this lovely review. We are lucky to be situated in such a beautiful environment, with a team that prides itself on giving our guests unique experience accompanied with great food and service. We are glad that the kids had fun and what better place to have Santa visit you. Thanks for the suggestion of underwater cameras this is a great idea and we will look into that. We are glad you had a lovely relaxing holiday and hope to see you soon again.
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Ama wrote a review Dec 2021
Accra, Ghana41 contributions12 helpful votes
What a place! Outstanding! Landscapes, colors, birds and other animals are mindblowing. The resort is really well done, you have all the comfort of a 5 stars but in a natural, authentic and warm environment. Definitely one of the few paradises on earth. Thank you Azura team, we really enjoyed our time with you. PS: worth the trip in helicopter for a breathtaking flight over the archipelago. Diving conditions were not the best but we had a very nice snorkeling, the reef is super healthy.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled
Response from Chelsie Kirman, Guest Services / Front Office at Azura Benguerra Island
Responded Feb 14, 2022
Thanks for your review, we are glad that you enjoyed your stay on beautiful Benguerra and had the opportunity to experience the beautiful colours, landscape and island style living. We enjoyed having you here with us and look forward welcoming you back.
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BrittanyAvalon wrote a review Nov 2021
Cape Town Central, South Africa21 contributions5 helpful votes
We had the most magical time at Azura. From the special star gazing, to the spectacular beach set ups, and incredible food with world class service we were surprised time and time again with the level at which the resort operates. We will never forget our time there and hope to return again in the future. I would highly recommend the stay at Azura and would suggest taking the helicopter ride in and out of the Island as that was breathtaking.
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Date of stay: November 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: beach villa
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Response from Chelsie Kirman, Guest Services / Front Office at Azura Benguerra Island
Responded Feb 14, 2022
Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. . Our chefs pride themselves on creating simple and delicious menus focusing on local ingredients, and I will pass you kind words onto them and the entire island team. The helicopter ride is incredible way to get the Benguerra. We hope to see you soon again!
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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 airport transportation?
Yes, Azura Benguerra Island offers airport transportation 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.