Infinity Beach Villas Azura Retreats

Choose one of 10 exquisite, thatched Infinity Villas on the sunny shores of Benguerra Island for your special package deal at Azura. Beautifully furnished in contemporary African-Mozambique style, they boast glorious 5-meter infinity pools merging with the endless Indian Ocean horizon. It’s the kind of place where you can completely lose track of time, as you relax into the slow rhythm of island life.

The villas peep out from the indigenous trees and bushes where they have been painstakingly created to offer you your own private sanctuary where you can feel at one with serene nature.

Stroll directly onto the pristine white beach, your playground, or simply lounge around on plump cushions while your host serves thirst-quenching teas and ice-cold drinks Dine on an inspiring private deck, or sip a cocktail in the beachside Sala as the sun sinks crimson into the sea. Lie in the large bath and gaze at the stunning sea view, or shower beneath the stars.

Azura means ‘beautiful blue’ – a truly apt name for this ‘barefoot luxury’ eco-lodge. Azura lodge lies on one of Benguerra’s best beaches within a Marine National Park, surrounded by miles of pure white sand and tranquil turquoise seas. Bazaruto and Benguerra Islands are the largest islands in the Bazaruto Archipelago in mesmerising Mozambique waters.

From the main lodge, it’s a short stroll across powdery sand onto the polished wooden floors of one of 10 Infinity Villas at Azura Retreats Benguerra. Decor is colourful and contemporary: splashes of blue, green and tangerine against a neutral background, with wood and wicker furnishings. Spacious, cool and super comfy villas where you can simply kick back and chill for the duration of your stay – you won’t want to go home!

Through the large sliding doors, find a stylish bedroom and living area decorated with cool, textured cottons. Both air-con and fans keep you cool and luxurious touches abound (including gorgeous Molton Brown toiletries in the wet room-like bathroom with its bath big enough for 2!) Immersed in nature, the outdoor area leaves you with delicious decisions like whether to read your book on the sun lounger next to your infinity pool (which really is long enough to swim around in), or whether to wander a few steps further to your shaded daybed on the beach.

Inside your luxurious infinity villa: open-plan with a freestanding roll-top tub and a massive shower area set with mosaics and coloured hanging beads – plus the twin showers outside, subtly obscured from the beach.

All rooms feature a hand-crafted king-sized bed with quality bed linen, soft duck down duvets, and 4 poster mosquito nets. Tea/coffee making facilities with Nespresso machines, Hairdryer, Mosquito repellent and bug spray, Multinational plug points, Telephone, 24-hour Security, Battery Charging Facilities, Internet Access (complimentary). Tuck into the well-stocked mini bar, offering complimentary soft drinks and beer.  

Hand crafted by the local community, your infinity villa blends designer modern chic with all that is traditional in Mozambique, including local wooden beams and thatched jekka roofs. Azura plays a major part in the community uplifting and conservation efforts. It is the first luxury “eco-boutique” retreat in Mozambique and has been recognised worldwide for its sterling environmental efforts.

Staying in the Infinity Beach Villas means that you get to enjoy a tranquil cruise as the sun sets on a traditional wooden dhow, as well as an island drive to meet the local villagers, see the school and get a feel of the magic of the island. Join in with island life and help out with one of the many conservation projects, or just sit beside the clear blue lagoon and watch the tide roll in and out.

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