The lodge is the first of its kind in the area: a luxury eco-boutique retreat built entirely by hand in partnership with the local community. 18 carefully designed and decorated villas (each with their own glinting swimming pool), a quaint wine cellar and unique African spa sprawled over the soft shoreline make up Azura Benguerra Lodge. However it is the uninterrupted panoramas of the surrounding area that are most remarkable: no other hotels or development for as far as the eye can see. If you have always yearned for a truly secluded beach holiday, this is the closest it gets.
Much like the accommodation, dining at Azura Benguerra Lodge is an intimate but elegant affair. The interior comprises of a fine dining restaurant, while the exterior offers a more casual setting with a sprawl of wooden dining tables and chairs scattered over a sun kissed wooden deck and spilling out onto the soft sands of the surrounding beach.
Only fresh local Mozambican ingredients are used to create contemporary dishes that will delight even the most discerning of guest.
For those celebrating honeymoons, weddings or simply wanting to experience romantic candlelit dining beneath the stars, an exclusive butler is dedicated to creating innovative dining set ups right on the ocean’s edge and picnics on remote sand islands.
Benguerra Island is located about 14 kilometres off shore from mainland Mozambique and stretches for 55 kilometres across the serene teal waters of the Indian Ocean.
Declared a national park in 1971 and boasting a canvas of diverse tropical forest, picturesque savannah, glittering fresh water lakes and wetland eco systems teeming with extraordinary biodiversity it’s no wonder the Bazaruto Archipelago has been dubbed “Pearl of the Indian Ocean”.
The waters surrounding the Bazaruto Archipelago are also home to the rare dugongs, an encounter that is sure to thrill divers and marine lovers alike.
Located within the Bazaruto Marine National Park, Benguerra Island is home to just a handful of lodges, a rarity in a world plagued by mass development. As a result, the lodge is gifted with undisturbed landscapes and a quiet calm that will stir the soul and ease the mind. At Azura Benguerra Lodge, instead of the typical hustle and bustle, the rhythmic sounds of nature reign: the intermittent crashing of waves mingled gloriously with the chatter of lesser crested terns and swaying trees.