The island’s ecosystem includes fresh water lakes with crocodiles, fish, and migrant wading birds, and flamingoes. There are also remnant forests along the dunes, grasslands, and swamps which house a variety of bird life and mammals.
Activities at Azura Benguerra center around enjoying the Indian Ocean. Snorkeling, diving, fly-fishing, or big game fishing take in the incredible variety of reef fish to angling for marlin, sailfish, tuna, and giant trevally. There are also opportunities to swim with dolphin and track migrating humpback whale. The resort’s Padi 5-star dive center has all new Scubapro equipment and a full range of instructional courses. Guests can also enjoy sunset dhow cruises, bird watching on the island, picnics on the beach, and day trips to Vilanculos.
The main communal area sits right on the beach and houses a lounge, star bar, media room, boutique, and the Jellyfish restaurant. Dining focuses on the fresh, local seafood and meals can be enjoyed everywhere from the restaurant to picnic lunches on remote islands to candlelit dinners on the beach. Wine tasting events feature the hotel’s fine selection of wines includes those from the owner’s own chateau in the Loire Valley. For even more decadence, the Azura spa has a wide menu of relaxing treatments available.