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I was left truly spellbound by this gorgeous destination!
To say Azura Benguerra is jaw-droppingly beautiful would be a massive understatement. It started with our helicopter flight from Vilanculos Airport to Benguerra Island. I have never seen a stretch of ocean so stunning in my life! A hundred shades of blue and turquoise, with streaks and swirls of the ocean floor creating the effect of an artist’s brush as you hover over to the retreat. Landing at Azura, we were greeted by a host of friendly staff who were ready to attend to our every need from the moment we left the helicopter. We were promptly shown to our villa where the surprises continued – a massive comfy bed, beautiful decorations and all the amenities we needed for a comfortable stay. The outside showers were a particular treat, as was the private splash pool and sala, under which we relaxed during the hot afternoons and enjoyed our refreshing sunset cocktails delivered by our personal host (Ronaldo). The meals were divine – lobster, prawns, beef fillet, sushi, curry – the only problem was that we came back a few kilos heavier! As for activities, we went for the island hop, which included a visit to Pansy Island, snorkelling and a private picnic – an experience I’ll never forget. The snorkelling in particular was out-of-this-world – the water was crystal clear and the reef we visited was full of vibrant colours, teaming with sea creatures of all shapes and sizes. The cherry-on-top was our visit to Peri-Peri Beach Club, which was apparently a new addition to Azura. There we enjoyed cocktails, pizzas, and seafood, all while cooling off in the plunge pool and mixing with the other guests. From there, we returned to the main lodge and were treated further to singing and dancing performed by the local school children – each as charming and adorable as the next. I honestly cannot find fault with this place – a truly one-of-a-kind experience that I would recommend to anyone. The worst part was having to leave – we only stayed three nights which was definitely not enough! I am already planning our return, and also hope to visit their Marlin lodge on Benguerra that we were told about during our stay. Thank you Azura and we will definitely see you soon!
Best trip in a long time!
I had been to Azura before and decided to go again on our honeymoon. It was beyond expectation once again. Great food, friendly staff and our own personal host (if you get Hessane consider yourself blessed), attention to detail, great cocktails, beautiful stargazing at night, the diving was incredible - oh and the new peri peri beach bar! I could spend every summers day there. Thanks for a great honeymoon!!! Looking forward to going back real soon.
Azura Benguerra is a fabulous hotel
Really great hotel. Brilliant service but very unobtrusive. Great food and lovely rooms. Probably the most laid-back place we have ever stayed in. Julio was our host and was marvellous. Peter and Chelsie ran a terrific dive shop. Just wonderful.
From the helicopter take off to the return trip 6 days later this was a wonderful experience , the island is a stunning and private retreat. Initially I thought it slightly jaded but then decided it was definitely shabby chic in the best possible way. If you are looking for glitz 5 star this will not suit it is relaxed and not at all pretentious... this suits us, what it does it does well. The rooms are well appointed and bright with nice outdoor seating areas though portable sunbeds are a must, when I requested one it was brought over. The infinity pools are plunge pools and I was surprised that there wasn't a swimming pool as the tide goes out for ever and the sea is only accessible for part of each day. The restaurant and bar areas are beautiful and they create a variety of ways for you to dine which rings the changes. The food is excellent , I can be quite choosy but everything was cooked beautifully and with good variety, if you requested something not off the menu they aimed to please. It was really faultless though they did run out of a few items on our last day. The snorkelling was excellent on the reef so many varieties of fish, all shapes and colours....the excursions are overpriced and I was told its aimed at the American market and there is a bit of a sell on them. We were happy to go relax, enjoy the surroundings and the food so this didn't bother us but it didn't encourage us to do anymore. Our host was delightful and was so keen to please. We loved being able to get some insight into the local life of the island through their free visits as there is more to Benguerra than Azura which is helping the local communities
Azure ocean, white sand.
We thoroughly enjoyed our 5-night stay at Azura Benguerra. Management run a tight ship and staff are attentive. We didn’t want to leave our Infinity Suite but delicious fare beckoned us. Excellent excursions, remote picnics. Heaven.
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