Imagine an unspoilt island within a Marine National Park. Miles of deserted beaches with soft white sand. Sparkling turquoise seas, crisscrossed by local dhows plying their trade. Swaying palms, gentle breezes. Sunny days and star studded nights. This is Azura Mozambique.

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. 

Azura is the area’s first luxury eco-boutique retreat. Built entirely by hand in partnership with the local community, it has just 17 villas, each with their own private pool stretching out to the Indian Ocean beyond, and designed for the ultimate undiscovered getaway. It was the first of several luxury hotels owned and managed by Christopher and Stella Bettany. 

With wonderful cuisine, friendly Mozambican service and a vast range of activities and experiences, including a unique African spa, it’s the perfect island escape. How you spend your time with us is your choice, but getting the small things right that will make the difference is ours.


Accommodation at Azura Benguerra Island

  • 17 x villas

  • own private pool

  • Air-conditioning and fans

  • Mini bar

  • Tea/coffee making facilities

  • King size bed with down duvet

  • Private undercover deck

  • Outside his and hers showers

  • Bathroom with shower & bath

  • Separate toilet

  • Double vanities and dressing area

  • Mozambican Butler-host service

  • Beachside sala

  • Private undercover deck



  • All meals, scheduled activities & Accommodation


Child Policy:

  • All ages are welcome


Access Details:

  • There are flights on SA Airlink and LAM from Johannesburg International airport (OR Tambo) to the newly modernized Vilanculos International Airport (VNX).

  • The flying time from Johannesburg is approximately 2 hours. These flights are designed to connect well with the major international flights to and from Europe.

  • There are also regular flights from Maputo (MPM) on LAM. Airlink offers 5 flights per week, on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. LAM flies from Johannesburg to Vilanculos daily.

  • Azura Benguerra can be easily combined with a Kruger or Sabi Sands Safari; Airlink is flying from Nelspruit (KMIA) airport to Vilanculos every Thursday and Sunday.

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