Azura Benguerra Island, Bazaruto Islands Luxury All Inclusive Accommodation, Mozambique

Azura Benguerra Island

Azura Benguerra Island offers Luxury All Inclusive Holiday Villa Accommodation in Bazaruto Islands, Southern Mozambique

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Fact Sheet Facilities & what to expect at Azura Benguerra Island

In Brief

  • 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
  • Award-Winning Luxury
  • 20 luxury beach villas nestled along one of the last undiscovered stretches of beach in the world
  • Public areas are right on the beach and open to the sea
  • 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
  • Azura's spa signature treatments are based on local ingredients and traditions
  • Padi 5 Star dive centre with top of the range Scubapro equipment
  • Villas suited for families
  • Children and teens will be spoilt for choice when it comes to spending time here with us
  • Our hosts will serve your meals, set up your lunch table at the water's edge, or serve the cocktail of the day to your beachside sala
  • Dining is all part of the experience, from breakfast at the water's edge, to a picnic on a remote sand island, to dining on a candle lit beach beneath the stars and romantic private dinners at your villa
  • A perfect unforgettable island vacation for honeymoons and weddings
  • We regret to inform you that we cannot accommodate PETS due to Africa's National Park no-pet policy

Exciting Activities & Adventures

  • Red Dune & Crocodile Lakes Drive
  • Southpoint Beach Picnic & Drive
  • Island Hopping by Speedboat
  • Paradise Island by Speedboat
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Horse Riding
  • Island Soccer
  • Private Beach Dinners
  • Sunset dhow cruises, or have one of our guides lead you on a dune climb
  • Visit Pansy Island for lunch, or be dropped on the sandpit at Benguerra North point with a picnic lunch.
  • Guided snorkeling safaris
  • Whale watching in season

Peri-Peri Beach Club

  • Guests can spend days lounging at the beach bar or pool, enjoying their favourite Mozambican cuisine, magnums of French Rosé wine, or creating their own cocktails through the specially designed mixology menu

All Rates Include:

  • All meals including main beach dinners
  • Local beers & spirits, selection of house wines and standard cocktails
  • Soft drinks, tea & coffee, waters
  • Sunset cocktail of the day served to Sala
  • Mozambican host service
  • Wi-Fi access in the public areas and rooms
  • A Land Rover island drive
  • A sunset dhow cruise
  • Use of snorkelling equipment
  • Use of kayaks and paddleboards
  • Various honeymoon and special treats
  • Various Children's Activities
  • EVAC Medical Insurance.

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!

Luxury Beachfront Villa Accommodation

Our hand-built villas blend modern chic with all that is traditional in Mozambique. Each of our 20 villas is just footsteps from the beach, yet designed with seclusion in mind. Nestled amidst indigenous gardens, we have created your own sanctuary, with a personal infinity swimming pool and spectacular beach-side view. A haven of rest and relaxation, where you can feel at one with the environment.

All Rates Include: All meals including main beach dinners, Local beers, spirits, selection of house wines, Soft drinks, tea & coffee, waters, Sunset cocktail of the day served to Sala, Mozambican host service, WiFi access in the public areas and in rooms, A Land Rover island drive, A sunset dhow cruise, Try Scuba session in pool, Use of snorkelling equipment, Use of kayaks and paddleboards, Various honeymoon special treats, Various children's activities (see activities)

Beach Villas ~ Wonderfully Private

(Sleeps 2)

Azura has 3 Beach Villas, set in a fantastic location at the end of the property close to the Spa, it is wonderfully private and perfect for honeymooners. The Beach Villas are the smallest of our villas, but still offers all of the creature comforts.

  • Beachfront location and views
  • Private undercover deck
  • King size bed with down duvet
  • Bathroom with shower & double vanity
  • Beachside sala
  • Mini bar
  • Private plunge pool
  • Separate toilet
  • Outside his and hers showers
  • Mozambican Butler-host service
  • Day bed and sun loungers
  • Air-conditioning and fans
  • Tea/coffee making facilities

Infinity Beach Villas ~ Best Beachfront Locations

(Sleeps 2 adults and two children younger than 12)

Azura has 10 Infinity Beach Villas. They are furnished in afro-contemporary style and look out over a stunning infinity pool towards the beach and sea beyond. They have the best of our beachfront locations.

  • Beachfront location and views
  • Mozambican Butler-host service
  • Beachside sala
  • King size bed with down duvet
  • Mini bar
  • Nespresso machines
  • Bathroom with shower & bath
  • Outside his and hers showers
  • 110m2 under roof
  • Private 5 meter swimming pool
  • Private undercover deck
  • Day bed and sun loungers
  • Air-conditioning and fans
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • Gym in a bag
  • Separate toilet
  • Double vanities & dressing area
  • 650m2 private area

Luxury Beach Villas ~ Just Steps from the Beach

(Sleeps 2 adults and one child younger than 12)

Azura has 3 Luxury Beach Villas, furnished in contemporary style and just steps from the beach. They are slightly larger than the Beach Villas with a larger private undercover deck.

  • Beachfront location & views
  • Private undercover deck
  • Beachside sala
  • King size bed with down duvet
  • Bathroom with shower & double vanity
  • Outside his and hers showers
  • Mozambican Butler-host service
  • Mini bar
  • Private plunge pool
  • Day bed and sun loungers
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • Air-conditioning & fans
  • Separate toilet
  • Double vanities & dressing area
  • 100m2 under roof
  • 450m2 private area

Royal Beach Villas ~ Utmost Privacy and Uninterrupted Views

(Sleeps 2 adults and two children younger than 16)

Azura has 2 Royal Beach Villas, they feature infinity edge pools and magnificent sea views. They are 172 square metres, making them the largest and most lavish of all the villas, with 30 metres of picturesque beach frontage on a large beautifully landscaped plot. They are located at the northern end of the property, ensuring the utmost privacy and uninterrupted views. They offer the next level of comfort for the discerning Azura guest to enjoy. The main bedroom and bathroom area is similar to the existing Infinity Beach Villas and guests can now delight in the luxury of their own lounge area connected together via a walkway with glass sliding doors. The lounge comprises of comfortable sofas around a flat screen television, and has its own bathroom, as well as a tea/coffee area with minibar and nespresso. The sofas can be converted to two beds for any children that may want to share. Outdoor areas are astounding, offering a 10m rim flow pool with a smaller sitting pool on the one end, and a poolside sitting pavilion on the other, from which guests have access straight into the pool. The villa also has a double daybed under latte roof, as well as a single daybed on the deck, a dining area, and beachside sala, all of which are perfect for relaxing and enjoying your own private space.

  • Beachfront location and views
  • Private undercover deck
  • Day bed and sun loungers
  • Air-conditioning and fans
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • Gym in a bag
  • 10 Meter fully tiled swimming pool
  • Several relaxation areas
  • Mozambican Butler-host service
  • Beachside sala
  • King size bed with down duvet
  • Mini bar
  • Lounge area with guest bathroom
  • Nespresso Machines
  • Bathroom with shower & bath
  • Outside his and hers showers
  • Double vanities and dressing area
  • Separate toilet

Villa Amizade ~ Perfect for Families

(Sleeps 5 people including children)

Villa Amizade means friendship villa in our native Portuguese. This 2 bedroom en-suite villa is located at the western end of the property, with fantastic views out to sea and towards the setting sun. It is perfect for families or couples requiring more space and facilities. It offers a sitting area with flat screen TV, DVD, Sound Dock and selection of games, opening onto extensive decking, dining and relaxation areas, including a 'wine bar'. You can opt for a private chef service, available at a supplement. All the normal Azura design touches and finishes. Maximum occupancy 5 people including children.

  • Beachfront location and views
  • Mozambican Butler-host service
  • Beachside sala
  • Air-conditioning and fans
  • Ensuite bathroom with freeform bath
  • Bathroom with shower & bath
  • Small kitchenette
  • Outside showers
  • Master bedroom with kingsize bed
  • Private undercover deck
  • Day bed and sun loungers
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • Gym in a bag
  • Second bedroom with lounge
  • 10 Meter fully tiled swimming pool
  • Large beachfront garden
  • Nespresso Machines

Presidential Villa ~ Epitome of Style and Luxury

(Sleeps 6 people including children)

The Presidential Villa at Azura has been described as one of the best villas anywhere in the Indian Ocean. It has a very secluded private location, some 150m down the beach from main Azura, and comes with its own entrance, helipad, butler-host and private chef. It is the beach house of your dreams. The epitome of style and luxury, with its own unique décor, there are 3 spacious Ensuite bedrooms, indoor and outdoor bathrooms, a media room, sitting/dining area with 'wine bar', roof terrace with spa hot tub, lounging area, sunloungers and 300 degree views, and huge infinity pool spanning the front of the villa. It is located just footsteps from the beach at the end of our property to ensure maximum privacy, with a fantastic treehouse to catch the afternoon breezes, and a beachfront sala lounging area and sundeck with panoramic views to Bazaruto Island and the Indian Ocean beyond.

  • Beachfront location and views
  • Oversized Master bedroom with sitting area, bath, double outdoor showers & minibar
  • Gym in a bag in bedrooms
  • 2nd Beachfront bedroom with bath, double outdoor showers, outdoor daybed & minibar. Infinity Beach Villa styling. (Twin/King setup)
  • 3rd Bedroom (look through sea view) with bath, twin outdoor showers, feature outdoor bath, private deck with daybed & minibar. (Twin/King setup)
  • Complete privacy
  • Treehouse with views
  • Large lounging beach sala
  • Private Helipad
  • Private Mozambican Butler/Host
  • 1075m2 private area
  • 490m2 under roof
  • Wi-Fi
  • Air-conditioning and fans
  • Nespresso Machines
  • Several relaxation areas
  • 16 Meter swimming pool
  • Guest toilet
  • Day beds and sun loungers

Hosting you

Your Azura Hosts

At Azura we care about making your stay special. That starts with providing hosts to look after you during your stay. They'll take care of you during your time with us, including serving your meals, setting up your lunch table at the water's edge, or serving the cocktail of the day to your beachside sala as the sun goes down. Our hosts have a genuine warmth and are friendly, and will delight in looking after you. They have big smiles and even bigger stories to share with you.

Azura Benguerra Island Facilities

Our public areas are open to the beach and sea with amazing vistas across calm blue waters to the Indian Ocean beyond. Furnished with cool contemporary cottons and the textures of Africa, they are open to the breezes, in harmony with nature. Comfortable, simple, spacious and chic. Wander in and out as you please. Find a quiet corner to read a book, or a place to share the stories of your day with others. Sip the cocktail of the day on the beach with your feet in the sand, or relax in the Star Bar over a game of Bau. The mod cons are there too if you need them, with TV and internet discreetly tucked away in our library.

Family Holidays at Azura

Azura Benguerra Island is a wonderful place for a family holiday, with Villa Amizade and the Presidential Villa being the best choice. Children and teens will be spoilt for choice when it comes to spending time here with us. Whilst we don't have the traditional kids and activity clubs you find in larger hotels, we offer a host of activities for children and families to participate in. We do ask that younger children should dine 'in villa' to respect the privacy of our other guests, and our chef will meet with you on arrival to discuss any particular dietary needs you may have.

Azura African Spa

Azura's spa signature treatments are based on local ingredients and traditions, the treatments take their inspiration from the very heart of Africa. Try a 'Butter me up' wrap using a unique blend of African body butters and oils, including the highly prized Mongongo Nut Oil. Follow that up with a relaxing massage using the new beauty miracle, Marula Oil. Or try something different with our Tribal Traditions massage, where olive and shea butter is poured all over the body, and massage strokes mimic the beating of African drums. Nothing is hurried at the Azura Spa. Relax, lie back and be pampered.

Never Eat in the Same Place Twice

Our aim is for you to never eat in the same place twice. At Azura, dining is all part of the experience, from breakfast at the water's edge, to a picnic on a remote sand island, to dining on a candle lit beach beneath the stars and romantic private dinners at your villa. Our hosts take huge pride in their innovative dining set-ups, and little touches to make your stay special. We have a fabulous wine cellar for special wine tasting events and themed dinners, and even offer a selection of the owner's wines, especially flown in from their Chateau in the Loire Valley, France.

*Please note: All activities are subject to weather, tides, staff/boat availability and local regulations.


Red Dune & Crocodile Lakes Drive

Depart on a game viewer vehicle for some local island adventure! Pass through the Island's many villages where you have the chance to encounter some of our local island communities. Along the way you can taste wild fruits from indigenous trees. Keep an eye out for the rich variety of reptiles, birds, and insects some of which are only found here. There is also the chance to see some of the large Nile crocodiles that live in the 3 lakes. On the "Wild Side" you can walk along the beach with its strong wind and waves coming in from the Mozambique Channel & Indian Ocean. Hike up Red Dune, an easy climb, for amazing views of Benguerra Island.

Southpoint Beach Picnic & Drive

Head towards picturesque Southpoint Beach. En-route our guides will talk to you about the island's flora and fauna, geomorphology and local culture. Southpoint is the most southern tip of Benguerra Island, the eastern side faces the Mozambique Channel/Indian Ocean with crashing waves whereas the west side has calmer more tranquil waters. The location is dramatic especially with the driftwood tree trunks that lie resting on the perfect white sand. Walk through the mini sand dunes and arrive at our swimming and beach picnic spot. We will set up a wonderful picnic lunch for you with refreshments and shade.

Island Hopping by Speedboat

Welcome aboard Azura's signature activity - a short hop to Bazaruto Island to hike up Bazaruto Dune for unsurpassed 360 degree panoramic views of the Archipelago. From here we often head to Two Mile Reef where there are hundreds of species of tropical fish, coral, rays, invertebrates, as well as the possibility of seeing various species of turtle, or humpback whales during their annual migration. Sightings of dolphin are common and if you are lucky, the highly endangered gentle giants, the dugong, may make an appearance too. After snorkelling, arrive at North Point for a tantalising picnic, and swim in the cool clear waters.

Paradise Island by Speedboat

Depart Azura by speedboat for the 1 hour trip to Paradise Island in the far north of the Bazaruto Archipelago. Look out for dolphins and dugongs on the way. This island is home to a ruined hotel from the days of Portuguese rule, and was named Paradise Island for its beautiful white beaches and fantastic snorkelling. The ruins of the old hotel and church are fascinating and your guide will recount you the tales of yesteryear. Then settle down on deserted white beaches for a picnic lunch. Relax for a few hours here, the snorkelling is amazing, but different to the reefs closer to Azura.

Deep Sea 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 specialty, often top the scales above 25kg. Azura caters for beginner and experienced fishermen/woman alike, and operates a strict tag and release policy on protected species. You can choose to go trolling, popping or jigging with one of Azura's guides, or with an independent guide who offers fly fishing, jigging and popping. Fishing is extremely popular and should be booked well in advance.

Scuba Diving

Our marine life and corals are often cited as the best off the East Coast of Africa. We have seasonal visits from whale sharks, manta rays and humpback whales and their calves, and we regularly see loggerhead, green and hawksbill turtles, reef sharks, stingrays, devil rays and moray eels as well as a variety of reef fish such as grouper, bat fish, surgeons, puffers, moorish idols, parrot fish, clown fish, trigger fish and chocolate dip fish. Hard and soft corals are in abundance, with Christmas tree anemones and nudibranchs for those who like to spot the smaller stuff!

PADI 5 Star Dive Centre

Azura has a PADI 5 Star Dive Centre with top of the range Scubapro equipment. Our training pool is perfect for refreshing your diving skills or even trying out snorkelling before you head off to the reefs. The Bazaruto Archipelago offers a range of depths and reef topography to suit beginner and experienced divers alike. For training we offer a full range of courses and have a PADI Instructor. 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. Azura is also a DAN (Diver's Alert Network) Business Member which entitles all divers doing entry level courses to basic dive insurance coverage.

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! There is also an option to go swimming with the horses following the ride. There are 9 horses available to suit all levels, from complete beginner upwards. Please note that this activity is conducted by Mozambique Horse Safaris and is a third party company.

Island Soccer

The whole of Africa is soccer mad. Here on Benguerra Island we have an Island League made up of teams from the lodges and local island teams. This is a really important event amongst the local community and great pride is at stake. Come and support Azura's soccer team at one of their matches on the weekend, normally on a Sunday afternoon. We will set up a tent with refreshments, and if you fancy it you can even join in the game! It's great entertainment for all.

Private Beach Dinners

Azura Staff are creative souls. Your host will set up a private dinner on the beach in front of your villa, surrounded by candles arranged in the sand. Alternatively you can choose to have this candle-lit dinner on your deck or beneath your sala. They normally like to do it on guests last night at Azura but if you would prefer to do it another day please discuss this with your host. We offer the first of these included with your stay, but for a small additional cost you can do it again or upgrade to a seafood barbecue and we'll cook fresh seafood in front of you while you sit under African skies!

Other Experiences

Experience a sunset dhow cruise, or have one of our guides lead you on a dune climb. Island hop and visit Pansy Island for lunch, or be dropped on the sandpit at Benguerra North point with a picnic lunch. Alternatively take to the water for a guided snorkeling safari, or go out whale watching in season. All activities are subject to weather and tidal conditions as well as boat, Land Rover and guide availability.

Children & Teens

Children and teens at Azura will be spoilt for choice when it comes to spending time here with us. We offer a host of activities for kiddies to participate in, supervised by Azura's guides, hosts and activity coordinators. Children can enjoy seeing interesting marine life above and below the water, search for pansy shells on an island that appears at low tide, experience cultural encounters, climb dunes, look for crocodiles (from a safe distance), taste the island's fruits and learn a new skill or two.

*Please note: All activities are subject to weather, tides, staff/boat availability and local regulations.

Peri-Peri Beach Club

It's Hot!

Azura Retreats introduces the new Peri-Peri Beach Club, encouraging guests to spend days lounging at the beach bar or pool, enjoying their favourite Mozambican cuisine, magnums of French Rosé wine, or creating their own cocktails through the specially designed mixology menu. The new beach club and bar incorporates a range of activities including an ocean facing swimming pool, personal grills where guests can sizzle their own seafood and on selected nights an open-air cinema. The beach club also has a Spa pavilion for African-themed massages. It's a great spot for our guests to have lunch or spend the day in a sociable beach club environment.

Relaxed, Stylish, Sociable

Azura Peri-Peri Beach celebrates Mozambique's Portuguese history and Portuguese influences can be seen in both the décor and on the menu. We've always loved the famous beach clubs like Club 55 in the South of France and so wanted to create a similar space at Azura for people to enjoy our beautiful stretch of beach in style. It has a relaxed yet sociable feel so guests can spend the day just enjoying the space, with great cocktails and magnums of Rosé from our Chateau in France or dine on Mozambican specialities like Crab Casquinhas and Piri-Piri Chicken and Prawns. The tables open up to reveal personal charcoal grills for sizzling Steak and Prawns and we've also added a pizza oven for serving gourmet pizzas Azura style.

Subtle Azura Beach Elegance

Peri-Peri Beach Club is located about a kilometre along the beach from Azura Benguerra Island, Mozambique's leading luxury beach hotel. It was built from the ground up which involved redeveloping the entire infrastructure, creating new facilities including a bar, rest-rooms, a new kitchen in which to recreate Azura's renowned five star cuisine, pizza oven, lounging pavilions and raised sala areas - similar to those we have at each of the 20 Villas. The bar has been beautifully designed in that subtle yet stunning Azura way; with Portuguese tiles, natural furnishings and pure African elegance, and an alluring swimming pool and breath-taking views over the Indian Ocean.

Impeccable Service & Cuisine

Azura's attentive staff that have been one of the main attributes to Azura's success work very closely with management and the kitchen brigade to ensure that guests continue to receive the notoriously impeccable service and cuisine. The mixology cocktail concept is a first for Mozambique, with 5 steps to creating everyone's perfect cocktail: spirit, mixer, fruitiness, style and décor. Azura's management is in place to ensure everything runs as smoothly as the rest of our operations.

Hottest Spot on the Islands!

Peri-Peri Beach Club will be open to the public with prior arrangements as in-house guests always take first preference. There are daily packages available which include access to the bar and pool, meals and beverages. There are also fly-in helicopter packages available for guests in the surrounding area to enjoy the Club and Azura's world renowned hospitality. Private use for parties and celebrations can be arranged on request. Azura Retreats and Peri-Peri Beach Bar look forward to welcoming guests to the hottest spot this side of Two-Mile Reef.

Location of Azura Benguerra Island

Azura is located on Benguerra Island within the Bazaruto Marine National Park. Benguerra Island lies 14km north east of Vilanculos, the nearest town and site of the international airport. Co-ordinates: -21.853812, 35.425532

Getting There

There are flights on Airlink and LAM from Johannesburg International airport (OR Tambo) to the newly modernised Vilanculos International Airport (VNX). The flying time from Johannesburg is approximately 1½ hours. These flights are designed to connect well with the major international flights to and from Europe. There are also regular flights from Maputo (MPM) on LAM. Both Airlink and LAM offer daily flights from Johannesburg to Vilanculos.

Excellent Travel Combination

Azura Benguerra can be easily combined with a Kruger or Sabi Sands Safari; Airlink is flying from Nelspruit (KMIA) airport to Vilanculos daily. You will be able to enjoy a game drive in the morning and sip your cocktail on the Azura beach in the afternoon. Have a look at our Promotions to check out the offers for this excellent combination.

Visas Information

Visas are available on arrival (currently US$50 but note this is subject to frequent change). US Dollars, South African Rands and Mozambican Meticals are accepted in Mozambique. Please have cash for your visa available on arrival.

Where possible please obtain your visa in advance to speed your arrival through the airport.

Transferring to Benguerra Island

There is a state of the art helicopter operated by Archipelago Charters for the transfers from Vilanculos to Benguerra Island. The flying time is approx 10 minutes, and will connect with your arriving/departing flight. This should be booked at the same time as your accommodation.

Benguerra Island does have a short grass strip which can accommodate smaller private aircraft. You should check conditions in advance as the runway lies in a wetland area and conditions are not always suitable for take off and landing.

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Bazaruto Islands

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Santa Carolina (One of the Bazaruto Islands) hosted the popular and well known TV Show 'Survivor South Africa' in 2010.


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Northern Mozambique

The Island of Mozambique has played an important role since the 10th century in intercontinental trade to the East, in the 16th century is was an established and wealthy trading port for ships sailing on monsoon winds and where cargoes of ivory, gold and slaves were traded for fabrics and spices from India and Arabia.


Southern Mozambique

Tofo Bay is ideally situated along the well renowned Manta Coast - a popular dive site region for all levels of diving experience with over 30 dive sites to explore.

Santa Maria

Southern Mozambique

Find beautiful pansy shells off the beaches of Santa Maria during a spring low tide, full or new moon.


Southern Mozambique

Ponta Falsa (the tip of Pomene beach) has some great rocky cliff features including the "whole in the wall" and a huge blowhole. Explore the ruins of the Old Pomene Hotel which was once the holiday home of Samora Machel where one can admire beautiful bay views

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Categories Explained

For better understanding, we have put together a brief summary guide of what each category means and to also give you an idea of what each associated icon refers to when you see them on listings & adverts.

Listed in alphabetical order

Backpackers Lodge:

Those who are on a tight budget should keep a lookout for this category icon. This type of establishment offers dormitory (shared) bedroom accommodation with other "Backpackers" generally using either single beds or bunk beds with a communal kitchen and shared ablutions.

Bar On-Site:

Meaning the venue has its own bar on-site with staff serving alcohol/non-alcohol beverages and perhaps "pub-grub" included. They may offer satellite TV for bar patrons to follow the latest sporting fixtures live and may also host live music on certain days / evenings.

Bed & Breakfast:

If an establishment has this icon, this means they either include breakfast in their rates or offer the opportunity for you to choose to include breakfast during your stay which is usually served to guests in an on-site breakfast room dinette or restaurant. Some B&B's offer basic / light (continental) breakfasts, Full English breakfasts or buffet style breakfast options.

Campsite / Glamping:

Either they offer camping grounds for you to pitch your own tent if on a tight budget and / or they have their own pre-setup tents for you to camp in, some offering private facilities (aka "Glamping") within their tents such as beds, a fridge, sofa and bathroom.

Conference Venue:

This means the establishment has a dedicated hall room specially arranged and equipped with most facilities to host important business meetings, teambuilding events or any other occasion alike.

Disabled Friendly Accommodation:

Goes without saying. Any establishment marked with this icon and listed under this category offers facilities for those who have reduced mobility. They may have basic facilities for these conditions or advanced. Kindly enquire with them directly for more information and/or specific requirements you may need.

Dive Charter:

These are dive centres who are a team of qualified dive instructors (PADI which means Professional Association of Diving Instructors) offering SCUBA diving lessons for clients and excursions to some of the best dive sites in the region for an unforgettable underwater adventure.

Eco Lodges:

Environmentally friendly establishments built by local communities using naturally sourced / non-toxic materials with the objective of protecting the surrounding habitat. These types of lodges range from rustic bush and beach to luxury accommodation. Not only does this movement protect the environment, but it also helps support local families.

Fishing Charter:

This means the associated business offers professional paid-for deep sea fishing charters / outings and excursions for those fishing enthusiasts (and for newbies). They generally have a fully equipped fishing boat and all the fishing gear ready for clients to bait up and cast a line. Their expertize, knowledge and experience will reward you with some of the best fishing spots for an action packed deep sea fishing experience.

For Sale:

If you're looking to invest or buy property in Mozambique, keep an eye out for this category for the latest in the property market.

Full Board Accommodation:

Full Board means breakfast, lunch and dinner (also known as "All Inclusive"). If a venue is listed under this category, then they either offer guests the choice of a full board meal plan during their stay or their rates by default include full board meals. a lot of these establishments will have private personal chefs serving guests top class cuisine.

Group Accommodation:

Because this is a popular search and request amongst many, we have created this specific category for exactly that - group accommodation which is very much the same as our Holiday Homes category. These are establishments that can cater and accommodate for large groups of 8 people and up in the same house / unit offering most self catering facilities as if you are "home away from home".

Guest House:

Similar to a typical B&B, a Guest House is usually a private house offering very few accommodation units all within the main building structure (or some seperately). Some serve home cooked meals within their in-house dining room specially catered to seat all their guests and offer a lounge area where fellow travellers can interact, socialize and share stories.

Holiday Home:

This type of accommodation is usually ideal for large groups of people going on holiday being a "home away from home" with numerous bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen for your self catering needs, lounge, toilets, braai/BBQ area, some with a swimming pool and some offering exclusive privacy.

Honeymoon / Romantic Accommodation:

Very self-explanatory. A venue will be listed under this category if they offer a specific luxury, private honeymoon suite or because our admin has "hand-picked" the establishment to be perfect for such an occasion based on their location and facilities offered. However, you are the best judge when it comes to planning that special getaway with your loved one anyway. Pssst ... and it doesn't have to be expensive either to enjoy, right?!


A hotel is generally a large premises that can accommodate a large amount of guests in many adjacent rooms grading from standard 2 sleeper units to "executive" luxury suites offering more in-room space and facilities. They generally have a restaurant and bar on-site for all day meals and drinks (quite often offered on a buffet dining basis). Other on-site facilities may include a swimming pool, gym, spa, in/outdoor entertainment area for kids, a conference / wedding room for meetings / ceremonies and a small shop.

Restaurant / Personal Chef(s) On-Site:

This indicates that the establishment has a small / large restaurant on-site for their guests (they may also accept walk-ins for non-guests) or they have on-board catering staff serving guests in their own private space or in a designated dining area.

Self Catering:

This type of establishment offers guests facilities required to cater / cook on their own terms whether it be within a holiday home for example or on communal grounds.


This means the establishment has spa facilities and services offered to guests who are looking for personal treatments during their vacation.

Tours & Safaris:

These business services can range from swimming with dolphins, horse riding, city tours, boat tours, island tours, dhow tours to game drives and more. You'll have to click on their advert to find out more and what they have to offer.

Wedding Venue:

This means, the venue has all the on-site facilities and catering services to host large or small weddings and ceremonies. Depending on the size of the wedding, some may have enough units to accommodate all wedding guests.