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.…
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.…
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.
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.