6 Days Azura Benguerra Island Mozambique US$3,420.-pp

Start your dream get-away by taking a helicopter to an offshore island paradise in the Indian Ocean.

Imagine an unspoilt island within a Marine National Park. Miles of deserted beaches with soft white sand. Sparkling turquoise seas, crisscrossed by local dhows plying their trade. Swaying palms, gentle breezes. Sunny days and star studded nights. This is Azura Mozambique.

Azura Benguerra Island, the first eco-friendly resort in Mozambique, was hand-built by the local community and is operated in partnership with it. With just 17 villas, each sporting a personal plunge swimming pool, thatched roof and spectacular beachside location, Azura offers an enchanting seaside escape.

Accommodation type: Luxury

BEST TIME TO GO

Tropical sunny year round with little or no rainfall through most of the year. December to March has chance of showers.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • One of the most romantic destinations in the world
  • Eco friendly resort in pristine turquoise waters
  • Beachfront location and views with private undercover deck
  • Helicopter flight to the resort
  • Private plunge pool
  • Candle lit beach dinners under the stars

ITINERARY MAP

Use the route map below to explore the destinations & accommodation on this tour

Accommodation Destination Nights Basis Room Type
Azura Benguerra Island Bazaruto Archipelago 5 FB 1x Beach Villa with private pool

Price

US$3,420.- per person double occupancy (marriage certificate required)
Price valid Jan 7 to Dec 15, 2019
Non honeymooners please add US$222pp

Key
FB: Dinner, bed, breakfast and lunch

Included

Helicopter flight from Vilanculos to Benguerra Island, all meals including main beach dinners, local beers and spirits, house wines, sunset cocktail served to your Sala, Mozambiquen host service, Wifi in public areas, a Landrover island drive, a sunset dhow cruise, use of snorkelling, kayaks and paddleboard,
Honeymoon special treats!

Excluded

International flights to Vilanculos, premium drinks, optional activities, reef snorkeling, island hopping, specialist guided activities, diving, spa treatments, Mozambique visa if required, travel insurance, Bazaruto National Park fee approx US$15 per person, per stay (charged directly on site),

FULL DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

Day 1:           Azura Benguerra Island, Bazaruto Archipelago

Day Itinerary

Board the helicopter in Vilanculos for your flight over the Marine National Park to Azura Benguerra Island. The turquois Indian Ocean colored with sand dunes in nothing but spectacular.

Mozambique

Mozambique beckons with its coastline and swaying palms, its traditions, its cultures, its vibe and – most of all – its opportunities for adventure. This enigmatic southeast African country is well off most travellers’ maps, but it has much to offer those who venture here: long, dune-fringed beaches, turquoise waters abounding in shoals of colourful fish, well-preserved corals, remote archipelagos in the north, pounding surf in the south and graceful dhows with billowing sails. Add to this colonial-style architecture, pulsating nightlife, an endlessly fascinating cultural mix and vast tracks of bush populated with elephants, lions and birds galore. Discovering these attractions is not always easy, but it is unfailingly rewarding. Bring along some patience and a sense of adventure, and jump in for the journey of a lifetime.

Bazaruto Archipelago

Renowned as the “Pearl of the Indian Ocean” the Bazaruto Archipelago offers peace, solitude and incredible sunrises and sunsets. These idyllic islands promise holidays full of fun, sea, sun and sand with superb diving, surfing, kite surfing, fishing, swimming, snorkelling or horseback riding on the beach.

Rare dugongs, sea horses, manta rays and whale sharks make their home in these warm Indian Ocean waters around Bazaruto Island, Benguerra Island, Magaruque Island and Santa Carolina (or Paradise) Island which are reached through Vilanculos. The coral reefs in these crystal clear waters offer some of the best diving in the world with dive sites reaching 30m/90 feet. Divers will feel like explorers in these uncrowded waters teeming with humpbacks, giant manta rays, turtles, dolphins, sharks and whale sharks.

October to the end of January is top notch Marlin fishing season and salt water fly fisherman will find plenty of bone fish.

Snorkelling above the splendid coral reefs is an unforgettable experience in this untouched paradise, which honeymooners present year round.

Kite surfing has taken a hold with beginners being able to stay in the shallow sheltered bays and experienced kite surfers can braze themselves for erratic tides and high winds on occasion.

Overnight: Azura Benguerra Island        View iBrochure

Imagine an unspoilt island within a pristine Marine National Park. Miles of deserted beaches with soft white sand. Sparkling turquoise seas, crisscrossed by local dhow boats plying their trade. Swaying palms, gentle breezes, sunny days and star studded nights. Welcome to Azura Benguerra Island.

Built entirely by hand in partnership with the local community, we have just 20 spacious ’beach-chic’ designer villas, each with their own private pool stretching out to the Indian Ocean beyond, and located a few steps from the pristine white sand beach. They offer our discerning guests every comfort, with handcrafted king size beds, feature bathrooms with indoor and outdoor showers, air-conditioning, daybeds, lounging decks and salas right on the beach. They were designed for the ultimate getaway in this magnificent beach paradise.

Our 2 bedroomed Villa Amizade is perfect for families, friends, or those requiring a little more relaxation space, with the benefit of its own lounge and dining areas, ‘wine bar’, and larger swimming pool. The 3 bedroom Presidential Villa has its own beachfront location for complete seclusion and privacy. It has a magnificent master suite, as well as 2 further en-suite bedrooms, and is perfect for a family stay. There is a vast infinity pool, great entertaining space from the lounge bar to the treehouse deck, and a private chef and Mozambican villa host for the ultimate in personalised service during your stay with us.

We offer a vast range of guided activities and experiences for you to enjoy, including world class snorkelling, fishing and scuba diving from our Padi 5 star dive centre. Take a tour of the island, visit the community, and the school that our Rainbow Fund registered charity built for the islanders. Go Island hopping by boat or by helicopter, enjoy a cocktail in your beachfront sala, drinks in the star bar, dinner in our wine cellar, or a relaxing massage at our unique African Spa. Your days are tailored around your wishes, to do as much or as little as you would like. Our ‘designed to give back’ ethos, whereby we support a range of community initiatives for our décor items, is evident throughout Azura, and provides an added area of interest for our guests.

At Azura, we believe that dining is all part of the experience, from breakfast at the water’s edge, to a full service picnic on a sandy island, or romantic dining on a candle-lit beach beneath the stars. Our Mozambican hosts take huge pride in their innovative dining set-ups, and little touches to make your stay special. They are what our guests comment about the most, and are there to personalise your stay, as well as providing a unique insight into all things Mozambique.

With wonderful cuisine, ever smiling Mozambican service and a vast range of activities and experiences, Azura Benguerra Island is the perfect island escape. How you spend your time with us is your choice, but getting the small things right that will make the difference is ours.

Beach Villa

Azura has 3 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 host service
Private undercover deck
Private plunge pool
Private 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

Activities

helicopter flight to island

Included

Full Board
All Drinks Included, except premium

Day 2:           Azura Benguerra Island, Bazaruto Archipelago

Day Itinerary

Relax in your private plunge pool in your oceanfront beach villa or partake in the many activities on offer.

Activities

Paddle Boards
Beach Dining

Optional

Diving
Guided Island Hopping
Fishing

Paddle Boards

Go on a self-guided adventure! Take a paddle board and explore the pristine waters off the Bazaruto Archipelago and ride along with the dhows. This is the best way to have fun while around the Island.

Beach Dining

Your host will set up a private dinner on the beach in front of your villa, surrounded by candles arranged in the sand, or you can choose to have this candle-lit on your deck or beneath your sala. The ultimate in romantic dining!

Diving

The reefs in the Bazaruto Archipelago are abundant with a variety of fish and corals, and offer a range of depths and reef topography to suit beginner and experienced divers and snorkellers alike. Azura is positioned closest to the reefs and hence access is quick and easy. Our marine life and corals are often cited as the best off the East Coast of Africa.
Azura has a PADI 5 Star Dive Centre with new top of the range Scubapro equipment. The training pool is perfect for refreshing your diving skills or even trying out snorkelling before you head off to the reefs, and for training they offer a full range of courses and have a PADI Instructor.

Guided Island Hopping

This is a fantastic day out and Azura’s signature activity! Snorkelling at Two Mile Reef, where there are hundreds of species of tropical fish, rays, invertebrates, the possibility of Sea Turtles, and Dolphins, humpback whales in season and possibly a dugong…
After snorkelling, arrive at Pansy Island for a tantalising picnic lunch. This  Pansy Island is an isolated sand-bar nestled between Bazaruto Island and the Mozambique Channel. Enjoy Pansy Island at your own leisure, bask in the sun, laze around on cushions and beanbags, and swim in the cool clear deep waters. From here it’s as short hop to Bazaruto Island, where we hike up Bazaruto Dune. An easy climb to the top offers unsurpassed 360 degree panoramic views of the Bazaruto Archipelago reef-system. For photography enthusiasts, this location is a must!

Fishing

The Bazaruto Archipelago has some of the best big game, reef and bill fishing in the Indian Ocean. Species include: Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna/Bonito, King/Queen Mackerel, Prodigal Son, Wahoo, Dorado, and Barracuda. Giant Trevally (GT’s), the local speciality, often top the scales above 25kg. Azura caters for beginner and experienced fishermen/women alike, and operates a strict tag and release policy on protected species. You can choose to go trawling with our local guides, or we can bring in the specialist fishing guides available in the area, who offer saltwater fly fishing, jigging for Giant Trevally, and other specialist techniques.

Included

Full Board
All Drinks Included

Day 3:           Azura Benguerra Island, Bazaruto Archipelago

Activities

Island Drive

Island Drive

We leave Azura on Game Drive vehicles toward Red Dune and Crocodile Lakes. En-route we will pass through the Island’s many villages where you have the chance to meet the local people of the local communities. The Island’s lifestyle, history and way of life will be explained to you. If you would like to we will visit Benguerra’s School (built by Azura’s Rainbow Fund charity, all donations are appreciated), and you may then have the unique opportunity to see the local children attend class, meet the teachers, and even the school’s Headmaster. If the drive is conducted on Sunday morning, the Guides may take you briefly to a village church service, which is attended by many of the local islanders.

Included

Full Board
All Drinks Included, except premium

Day 4:           Azura Benguerra Island, Bazaruto Archipelago

Activities

Dhow Cruise

Dhow Cruise

A Sunset dhow cruise is a beautiful ending to a day on the water, with views over the archipelago and a chance to experience the local mode of water transport.

Included

Full Board
All Drinks Included, except premium

Day 5:           Azura Benguerra Island, Bazaruto Archipelago

Day Itinerary

Optional

Horse riding

Horse riding

For those who like to ride, a trek along the water’s edge on the horses based on Benguerra Island and back along some of the island’s tracks and trails is an experience never to forget! Arranged through Mozambique Horse Safaris, there are 9 horses available to suit all levels, from complete beginner upwards.

Included

Full Board
All Drinks Included, except premium

Day 6:           Departure

Activities

Helicopter flight to Vilanculos

Note: Trip starts and ends in Vilanculos, Mozambique but it can easily be adjusted to add to safari.Marriage certificate no older than 6 month required to receive this special discount.
Terms and Conditions apply.

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