Azura Paradise, Mozambique Holiday

This is a Mozambique beach vacation that commences with a flight from Johannesburg to Pemba, followed by a scenic helicopter ride to the tranquil Azura—a serene tropical retreat nestled within Mozambique’s stunning Archipelago. This expansive paradise boasts soft-sand beaches and is a haven for diving enthusiasts eager to explore vibrant coral reefs teeming with a captivating array of marine life.

Bazaruto Archipelago

Discover the allure of Mozambique with its inviting coastline, swaying palms, rich traditions, diverse cultures, vibrant atmosphere, and adventurous opportunities. This lesser-known Southeast African gem, often overlooked by many travelers, unfolds its wonders to those who choose to explore its shores. Experience the untouched beauty of Benguerra, the second-largest island in the Bazaruto Archipelago, approximately 11km x 5.5 km, situated 14 km northeast of Vilanculos. Benguerra Island is renowned for its pristine white beaches stretching for miles, exceptional dive sites, and superb fishing experiences.

Day 1: Azura Benguerra IslandAzura Benguerra Island

From O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, it is time to fly to Pemba from where you’ll take a helicopter ride to Bazaruto –exclusive beach resort set on Private Island in Mozambique’s Bazaruto.

As you, step outside of your private sea-front villa, you’ll be welcomed by dozens of tiny hermit crabs sprinting between the edge of the warm water and their homes in the sand.
Go on snorkelling straight from your villa or explore beautiful coral reef along with turtles and fish unique to this island through day and night guide scuba diving.

If you want to stay above water then deep-sea fishing, ocean ride, and kayaking will provide you with an unforgettable experience. As you head back to the villa, expert Michelin chefs will be ready to serve you with unique beach barbeques dishes as you fit your toes-in-the-sand and enjoy the beautiful sea view.

Accommodation: Azura Benguerra Island

Meals Included: Breakfast

Azura Benguerra Island

Imagine an unspoilt island within a Marine National Park, deserted beaches of pure white sand that extend for miles, sparkling turquoise seas criss-crossed by local dhows plying their trade, sunny days and star-studded nights. This is the enchanting island escape you always imagined. Azura Benguerra, the first eco-friendly resort in Mozambique, was hand-built by the local community and is operated in partnership with it.

Paradise Found

Just 20 villas are nestled along one of the last undiscovered stretches of beach in the world, with all the creature comforts you could wish for, sparkling private pools, Mozambican butler-hosts to look after your every need, fish and seafood fresh from the ocean, a fantastic range of activities and experiences, an African spa to relax in, all at a community based project where the local islanders benefit as much as you. Azura Benguerra Island is paradise found.

Award-Winning Luxury

Experience the island as it is meant to be, always at its very best. Azura Benguerra Island, Mozambique, has been included in the Travel + Leisure magazine’s World’s Best Awards Survey. We are really pleased with the recognition. We’re also incredibly excited to be participating in the World Luxury Hotel Awards! Thank you to our loyal guests for the nomination.

Hotel Amenities

Azura Benguerra Island’s public areas are right on the beach and open to the sea. We have created several different zones for your enjoyment and relaxation, from the comfortable lounge area, to the vibey Star Bar, and our fabulous wine cellar offering a selection of the owner’s wines, especially flown in from their Chateau in France. The Jellyfish Restaurant offers breakfast and more formal dining. There is a media room for those needing TV and internet access, a boutique at reception, and our Padi 5 Star dive centre with top of the range Scubapro equipment.

Island Climate

Azura on Benguerra Island is blessed with hot and sunny weather year round. Temperatures are generally in the upper 20′s to low 30′s celsius, and rarely fall below 20 degrees even at night. The water temperature is gloriously warm, and ranges from 24-30 degrees plus. Benguerra Island tends to receive on average a quarter of the rainfall that the mainland does, and there can be several months of the year when there is no rain at all. This makes our landscape very arid, and challenges our indigenous gardens and water supply, but usually makes our guests very happy!

Day 2 :Enjoy Azura Benguerra IslandGet hold of a unique marine experience

Azura Retreats offers you the ocean safari, from excellent diving sites, fun water activities, and whale-watching, to fishing for local species, educational guided marine walks, where crowds of ghost crabs scuttle by, and incredible turtle sightings, our 5-star Mozambican destinations will help you create unforgettable memories. If you are interested in learning to dive, contact our dive instructors. We highly recommend that you complete the theory portion of your course at home, before your holiday. That way, you’re ready to start diving as soon as you arrive and will get to spend more time exploring the waters around the island.

Family Adventure

On your ocean safari family adventure at Azura Benguerra Island you will be given the rare opportunity to dive or snorkel in some of the most spectacular scuba diving spots in the world, allowing you to discover an underwater world that is visited by just a few lucky divers each year. Bleach-free coral reefs and the deep drop-off of the Mozambican shelf, means that you and your family will be able to dive in some of the healthiest coral reef systems in the world.

Whale Watching

From July to October each year, the oceans surrounding Benguerra Island come alive with Humpback Whales, as they make their way to warmer waters. Take to the ocean to capture this incredible work of nature, and watch as dolphins catapult themselves out of the water, mingling with their friends and providing wonderful entertainment for onlookers.

Fantastic Game Fishing

Fishing, a wonderful activity for beginner and experienced fishermen/women alike, which is a favourite pastime at Azura Benguerra Island. The location makes it a superb spot for year-round fishing. Azura Benguerra is very well known for its Sailfish and Marlin. We adhere to a strict catch and release policy, in the interest to preserve the marine life in Mozambique.

Delight in Ocean Fresh Flavours

A day spent fishing for much sought after native fish such Yellowfin Tuna and King and Queen Mackerel, may very well become a delightful feast for dinner. Share your favourite recipe with the chef, and delight in fresh flavours and local ingredients set against the beautiful backdrop of the African sky lit up.

Most people seek the ocean knowing that it holds something special for them and with Azura Retreats Ocean Safari it does, there’s no better option then to merge your safari on land with a safari of a different kind.

Accommodation: Azura Benguerra Island

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3: Departure

See you soon Mozambique!
It’s time to say goodbye as you fly back to O.R Tambo Airport and onto towards your flight home

Price Includes

All internal flights
All accommodation as per itinerary

Price Excludes

International flight tickets and visa
Tips
Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)

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