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Benguerra Island Soccer Fever

From the Azura Benguerra Team - July 2018

Once again, the FIFA World Cup has stirred up millions of passionate soccer fans around the globe. But it could be argued that Africa is home to the most enthusiastic supporters of the beautiful game. No matter where you go on the continent, you’re bound to come across a band of children (or adults) chasing a well-worn football across a field with a crowd of supporters cheering them on.

New Pre-bookable Experiences

From the Azura Team - June 2018

Launching this month, Azura Retreats, renowned for their award-winning luxury island and safari holidays, will introduce their first ever pre-bookable experiences in Mozambique, available at their Indian Ocean properties, Azura Benguerra Island and Azura Quilalea Private Island. In response to industry demand, guests will be able to pre-book a selection of unforgettable experiences prior to travel

The New Seychelles

From the Azura Team - May 2018

Five reasons Mozambique is the new Seychelles.

It’s time to explore this Indian Ocean gem with Azura Retreats. When it comes to an Indian Ocean escape, it’s time to look beyond traditional stalwarts The Seychelles, Mauritius and the Maldives and consider rising star Mozambique. Here’s why now is the time to visit...

10th Azura Day Celebrations

From the Azura Benguerra Team - February 2018

Azura Day is a time honoured tradition that takes place in early December each year with our owners, staff and local community. It celebrates the life of Azura, gives thanks for all we have achieved, and prays for good fortune in the future. It begins with the local church choir arriving en masse in a succession of boats, singing all the way across the sea from the mainland.

Azura Whale Migration

From the Azura Team - September 2017

All over the world, whales leap high into the air and crash back into the water, slapping their tails and fins on the ocean’s surface on the way down. This behaviour is called "Breaching", and is far more common when pods of humpback whales are far apart (at least 4,000 meters or 2.5 miles). Fin or tail slapping is more frequent as groups split or come together.

Gin and Tonic O’Clock

From the Owners - May 2017

There’s an amazing little gin bar I’ve known for years in a fishing village called Carvoeiro in the Algarve, where the glasses are the size of fish bowls, and the mixologist’s concoctions endless in their originality. At least that’s how it seems when you’re there. As someone who likes a G&T, the new craft gin revolution that’s recently been taking the world’s trendiest spots by storm hadn’t escaped me. Now there’s nothing quite like watching the sun go down at Azura with a gin and tonic in hand. At any of our Azuras, be it from the landrover in the bush at Azura Selous, from the dhow at Azura Benguerra, or the beach bar at Quilalea. So it was obvious - time for a craft gin bar at Azura!