Azura Benguerra Island is off the coast of Mozambique. The country’s first eco-friendly resort, it was hand built in partnership with the local community, who continue to have a say in its operation. Many of the staff working here are Mozambican, so you will experience authentic local hospitality.
The natural setting is simply sublime. The waters are turquoise - that’s no exaggeration - and the sand on the beach gleaming white. Inland the vegetation is green and lush; you can taste the wild fruits from the trees, hike up Red Dune and watch Nile crocodile swimming in the lakes.
Azura Benguerra has 20 beachfront villas, each of which is just footsteps from the beach and benefits from the most remarkable Indian Ocean views. Nestled in patches of tropical gardens, villas have their own swimming pools. Inside, they are furnished in a contemporary African style which pays homage to Mozambique’s rich culture. Highlights of the villas include indoor and outdoor showers, private decks with sun loungers and attentive butler service.