Azura means ‘beautiful blue’ and Azura Benguerra Island could not be a more apt name for this ‘barefoot luxury’ eco-lodge. Azura 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 the mesmerising Mozambique!
A remote retreat of luxury in these 10 exquisite thatched Infinity Villas on the sunny shores of Benguerra Island. 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 are all nestled amidst the indigenous trees and bushes and have been painstakingly created to offer guests their own private sanctuary where they can feel at one with the serene surroundings.
Guests need only take a few steps to the pristine white beach or they may choose to just lounge around on plump cushions and have their host serve them tea and ice cold drinks. They can dine on the private deck, or sip a cocktail in the beachside Sala as the sun goes down. Lie in the large bath and gaze at the stunning sea view, or shower beneath the stars.
A glittering coral coast stretching as far as the eye can see; off to the north, an ocean shaded in eighth notes of aquamarine punctuated by sandbar swirls; the island itself absolutely luscious with palms…some of the very best Benguerra Island Accommodation available!
From the main lodge, it’s a short stroll across powdery sand and onto the polished wooden floors of one of 10 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 wonderfully luxurious 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 of your villa you’ll find a stylish bedroom and living area decorated with cool, textured cottons. There’s both air-con and fans to 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! The private outside 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 private villa: they are open-plan with their bathrooms at the rear – the spacious two-car bathroom features double sinks, large mirrors, a separate toilet, a freestanding roll-top tub and a massive shower area set with mosaics and coloured hanging beads-plus the twin showers outside, which are only just obscured from the beach.
All rooms feature a hand-crafted king-sized bed with quality bed linen made from Egyptian cotton, 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).In those luxurious en-suite bathrooms feature: Soaps, shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, ear buds, cotton wool and nail files; all of which are eco-friendly natural products, and are the same top quality products used in the spa.
You will find a Mini bar, stocked with complimentary soft drinks and beer – all other drinks are served by the Butler/Hosts, many of which are also complimentary; such as the sunset cocktail of the day served to Sala -and don’t forget room service!
Azura at Benguerra was hand built by the local community, and 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.
All guests are treated like royalty at Azura Retreats so look forward to your personalised service from your Mozambican Butler-Host. 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 by the clear blue lagoon and watch the tide roll in and out.
The beaches are silky and soft, the water is warm and clear and you could spend a lifetime just lounging about. A secluded sanctuary for total escapism. This luxury hotel on Benguerra Island provides a haven of relaxation and rest.
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