Azura at Gabriel's Benguerra Island

Found on the idyllic Benguerra Island in the Bazaruto Marine National Park, Azura is a combination of 16 villas, set against a backdrop of clear turquoise waters and unspoilt white beaches. The area is a natural oasis that presents itself as the ideal place for you to spoil yourself.

Sailing Dining on the beach Pool

The 16 villas are divided between 10 Infinity Beach Villas, 3 Luxury Beach Villas, 1 Beach Villa, Villa Amizade and The Presidential Villa. Each of the accommodation options provides incredible beachfront views and air conditioning. The infinity beach villas (with infinity pools) and luxury beach villas are ideally positioned the latter mere steps away from the beach. The smallest of the accommodation on offer is the beach villa; a perfect choice for honeymooners, making up for its smaller size with close intimacy and guaranteed romance.

The atmosphere is relaxed and tranquil, reflected in the cool design of the main area of the lodge, which is open, breezy and calm, lose yourself in a good read or stay in touch with the outside world via the internet found in the library. Azura affords guests their own butler host who will cater to your every need, including serving all of your meals in an array of locations from the beach to a sandy island to your beachside sala. Wherever you eat the food is fresh and delicious.

Getting There

2 hour flight from Johannesburg to Vilanculos followed by a 10 minute helicopter transfer to Benguerra Island.


Cultural interaction, scuba diving, snorkelling, fishing, sailing, lodge spa and visits to Pansy Island.

Read what our previous clients thought of Azura at Gabriel's Benguerra Island

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Kate Randall & Diego Gomez

Benguerra was absolutely stunning and we liked the fact the hotel had a bare-foot luxury feel but was low-key at the same time. We thoroughly enjoyed the school visit, dhow trip and visit from the school children to sing and dance for the Azura guests. It really sets the scene on island life. It is a very special place which is perfect for total relaxation. As mentioned above, the activities…

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Local staff was amazing. Never been treated with such attentiveness and care before. Lodge was beautiful and very luxurious. One gripe was management which didn't seem authentic in their care and attention but as we didn't see them much it didn't take away from the experience.

05/11/2018 Read full trip review

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