Villa Amizade is located on the Azura Benguerra Island in the tropical waters of Mozambique. This pristine island sanctuary falls within a marine national park, allowing you to revel in the untouched treasures of the natural world.

The unobtrusive design of the villa combines local architecture with simple, bare-foot luxury. Two bedrooms and spacious living areas make it perfect for small groups or families seeking the privacy of a home-away-from-home with all the lavish extras.

Rich local culture, massive sand dunes and island lakes await to be discovered by you on a walking tour or from a 4x4 vehicle. Other exciting extras such as stargazing, snorkelling, diving, boating and fishing set this island destination a cut above the rest.


  • Complete privacy on Benguerra Island
  • Classic luxury island living
  • Eco-conscious & relaxed atmosphere
  • Personal butler host & chef
  • Gold-rated PADI dive centre
  • Ideal for families or groups
  • Featured in Conde Nast Traveller as “Best Beach Villas in the World"
  • Extensive decking, dining and relaxation areas, including a ‘wine bar’
  • Large beachfront garden with daybeds and hammock

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Located right on the beachfront with panoramic views of the ocean, living and deck areas are equipped with a day bed, sun loungers, satellite TV, a docking station, DVDs, games, a wine bar, and a small kitchenette with a Nespresso machine. Outside in the tropical garden is an extra-length swimming pool and beachside sala. Other facilities include butler-host service, air conditioning, outdoor showers and ‘gym in a bag’. At the main lodge guests can pick up a local handicraft at the Trading Store, indulge at the African Spa, and connect to Wi-Fi from the library.

General Facilities

    Swimming Pool


The Azura menu is inspired by an ample supply of fresh fish and seafood, and is prepared with contemporary flair. Enjoy themed dinners in the main restaurant and choose from a prestigious selection of wine from the cellar. Signature seafood dishes promise to impress, however any dietary requirements are happily catered for wherever possible. Romantic or private dinners can be arranged in a number of scenic spots, the favourite being on the beach under the night sky.  Villa Amizade offers the option of a private chef service at a supplemented rate. 

Amizade Villa

Fully air-conditioned Villa Amizade has two spacious bedrooms - a master bedroom with a king-sized bed and a second bedroom with twin beds. The master bedroom has a lovely indoor/outdoor feel and opens out onto two lounge decks. It comes complete with a spacious en suite bathroom with a free-form bath and indoor and outdoor showers. The second bedroom has a comfortable seating area, a stylish indoor/outdoor bathroom and stunning views of the Indian Ocean.

Amizade Villa AMENITIES

    24-hour room service
    Air conditioning
    En-suite bath and shower
    Mini bar
    Outdoor shower
    Outdoor area


  • Fly fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Dhow cruises
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 10 Jan 2016 - 21 Dec 2016 $1275 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 06 Jan 2017 - 08 Jan 2017 $1275 Fully Inclusive Plus

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • We had another fantastic trip. I think this was Kathleen’s favorite beach trip yet….it checked all of her boxes. Weather was perfect and the service was fantastic. Still think I lean toward the Seychelles, but if you having this debate….you’re pretty fortunate

    Bill Gilliam, October 2014
  • Benguerra Island, Azura Retreat - This lodge was nice but definitely did not meet our expectations for a 5 star resort and their 5 star price tag. The food was absolutely terrible and Roger even had food poisoning here as well. We would not recommend this resort to anyone based on the food and the price tag for what you get.

    Roger Hall, November 2011

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Monique Wilson

Monique Wilson

Africa Safari Expert

"A spectacular 2 bedroom en-suite villa that is perfect for families or small groups, offering fantastic views out to sea and towards the setting sun. This villa is ideal for those seeking a ''home away from home'' private residence experience."



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