Azura Benguerra: Information from the owner
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For Expert Africa's view, see our own report, which contains our own observations and views.
|No. of rooms||16|
Main description of Azura Benguerra
Imagine an unspoilt island within a National Park, deserted beaches of pure white sand, sparkling turquoise seas crisscrossed by local dhows plying their trade, swaying palms, sunny days and starry nights… and you have Azura Benguerra.
Azura Benguerra is the country’s first luxury 'eco' boutique retreat. Built entirely by hand by the local community and operated in partnership with them, it has just 16 villas each with a Mozambican Butler/host for the duration of the guests stay.
The handbuilt villas blend modern chic with all that is traditional in Mozambique. The creature comforts you would expect from a luxury boutique resort are there, set off by locally sourced wooden beams and traditional artwork beneath a thatched jekka roof.
Experience magnificent reefs for diving and snorkelling, and turtles that nest on the island’s outer shores.
Azura Benguerra: Facilities
|Property facilities||24-hour Security|
|Room facilities||Tea / Coffee, Private Pool / Jacuzzi, Shower, En-Suite, Verandah, Outside Shower, Air Conditioning, Mini Bar, Deck, Dressing Gowns, Pure Cotton Linen|
|Available services||Room Service, Laundry Service, Credit Card, Babysitting Service|
|Activities on site||(some activities may be seasonal) Bird Watching, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Walks, Fishing, Gourmet Picnic, Horse Riding, Kayaking, Massages, Catch-and-release Fishing, Child Friendly Activities, Cultural Tours, Deep Sea Fishing, Fly Fishing, General Sightseeing, Helicopter Rides, Kayaking / Paddling, Whale Watching|
Room types at Azura Benguerra
Azura has 2 Beach Villas, set in a fantastic location at the end of the property next to the Spa, it is wonderfully private and perfect for honeymooners. The Beach Villa is the smallest of our villas, but still offers all of the creature comforts. Amenities: Beachfront location and views Mozambican Butler-host service Private undercover deck Private plunge pool Beachside sala Day bed and sun loungers King size bed with down duvet Air-conditioning and fans Mini bar Tea/coffee making facilities Bathroom with shower and double basin Separate toilet Outside his and hers showers
Infinity Beach Villa
Azura has 10 Infinity Beach Villas. They are furnished in afro-contemporary style and look out over a stunning infinity pool towards the beach and sea beyond. They have the best of our beachfront locations. Amenities: Beachfront location and views Private 5 meter swimming pool Mozambican Butler-host service Private undercover deck Beachside sala Day bed and sun loungers King size bed with down duvet Air-conditioning and fans Mini bar Tea/coffee making facilities Bathroom with shower & bath Separate toilet Outside his and hers showers Double vanities and dressing area 110m2 under roof 650m2 private area
Luxury Beach Villa
Azura has 3 Luxury Beach Villas, furnished in contemporary style and just steps from the beach. Amenities: Beachfront location and views Mozambican Butler-host service Private undercover deck Private plunge pool Beachside sala Day bed and sun loungers King size bed with down duvet Air-conditioning and fans Mini bar Tea/coffee making facilities Bathroom with shower and double ... Separate toilet Outside his and hers showers Double vanities and dressing area 100m2 under roof 450m2 private area
The Presidential Villa at Azura has been described as one of the best villas anywhere in the Indian Ocean. It has a very secluded private location, some 150m down the beach from main Azura, and comes with its own Butler-host and private chef. Its the beach house of your dreams. The epitome of style and luxury, with its own unique décor, there are 3 en-suite bedrooms, indoor and outdoor bathrooms, a media room, sitting/dining area with ‘wine bar’, and huge infinity pool spanning the front of the villa. It is located just footsteps from the beach at the end of our property to ensure maximum privacy, with a fantastic treehouse to catch the afternoon breezes and panoramic views to Bazaruto Island and the Indian Ocean beyond. Amenities: Beachfront location and views Air-conditioning and fans Master bedroom with sitting area Ensuite bathroom with freeform bath 2nd Bedroom Infinity Beach Villa 3rd Bedroom twin Complete privacy Two Beach Salas Treehouse with views Private Mozambican Butler/Host Private Chef 16 Meter swimming pool Helicopter landing area Guest toilet Several relaxation areas Day beds and sun loungers Outside showers Wifi 425m2 under roof 1075m2 private area
Villa Amizade means friendship villa in our native Portuguese. This 2 bedroom en-suite villa is located at the western end of the property, with fantastic views out to sea and towards the setting sun. It is perfect for families or couples requiring more space and facilities. It offers a sitting area with flat screen TV, DVD, Bose Sound Dock and selection of games, opening onto extensive decking, dining and relaxation areas, including a ‘wine bar’. You can opt for a private chef service, available at a supplement. All the normal Azura design touches and finishes. Maximum occupancy 5 people including children. Amenities: Beachfront location and views Mozambican Butler-host service Private undercover deck Beachside sala Day bed and sun loungers Air-conditioning and fans Tea/coffee making facilities Master bedroom with kingsize bed Ensuite bathroom with freeform bath Second bedroom with lounge Bathroom with shower & bath Separate toilet 10 Meter fully tiled swimming pool Small kitchenette Large beachfront garden Outside showers