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Azura Mozambique, Vilanculos

Imagine an unspoilt island inside a marine conservation park. Miles of deserted beaches with soft white sand and clear turquoise seas, criss crossed by traditional African dhows plying their trade. Coconut palms sway on the gentle breeze. This is Azura Mozambique, a luxury eco-boutique retreat, perfect for a beach honeymoon.

Built as a partnership with the local community, Azura has just 16 guest villas, each with their own private pool and views stretching out to the Indian Ocean beyond. The pristine white sand beach has been voted by Conde Naste as the coolest beach in Africa.

With wonderful cuisine, friendly Mozambican service and a range of activities and experiences, including a unique African spa, it’s the perfect island escape.

Azura’s guest villas blend modern chic with traditional Mozambique style. The creature comforts you would expect from a luxury boutique resort are there, set off by beautifully carved furnishings and traditional artwork beneath a thatched roof. 

Each villa is just footsteps from the beach, yet designed with seclusion in mind for that special honeymoon experience. Wander down to the pristine beach and welcoming turquoise sea beyond. Relax on your daybed and have your butler-host serve you drinks. Tan in private then cool off in your sparkling plunge pool. Sip a cocktail in your beachside sala as the sun goes down, then shower beneath the stars before dining in private on your deck. This is the ultimate beach honeymoon location.

Indulge your desires with our dining experience. Fresh local Mozambican produce, much of it home caught, put together with contemporary style and flair. The top international chef’s signature dishes will delight even the most discerning palate.

There is always a choice of dishes, including lots of fresh fish and seafood, and staff will happily try to accommodate any personal requests you may have. The seven course tasting menu is a particular highlight. All meals and a large selection of house drinks are currently included in the rate at Azura. 

Where to eat is as much of a decision as what to eat. The main restaurant has magnificent uninterrupted views out to sea. The Gecko Deck offers informal dining with your feet in the sand. Or we’ll pack a picnic of your choosing and whisk you off to a secluded spot on your own. And nothing beats dining by candlelight on the beach beneath the stars.

The public areas 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 with your feet in the sand, or snack on fresh sushi in the Star Bar when the fishermen have been lucky with their catch.

Learn more about the environment you are in with our specialist guides or browse our collection of designer clothing, handcrafted artefacts and jewellery at the Trading Store. The mod cons are there too if you need them, with satellite TV and internet discreetly tucked away in our library. And the ultimate African spa if you feel in need of some pampering.

We recommend combining Azura with a safari in the Kruger. There are direct flights from the Kruger, so why not spend a few nights at one of the luxury safari lodges before continuing on to the coast for a few days relaxation? You can then fly direct to Johannesburg for your connecting flight home.

If you would like more information about African honeymoon safaris, please contact our experts on +44 208 249 5919 or email us at

  • Fully Inclusive Basis
  • Air Conditioning
  • A la Carte Dining
  • Bar
  • Private plunge pool
  • Private deck
  • Butler service
  • Watersports
  • Safe
  • Fan & Mosquito Nets
Getting There
The island is reached by helicopter transfer from the mainland airport at Vilanculos. Vilanculos is reached by daily flights from Johannesburg or Maputo and also direct flights from Nelspruit (Kruger).