Azura Quilalea


The ultimate private luxury hideaway is the younger sister of the award-winning Azura Benguerra.

There are just nine beach-front villas all designed and decorated in the same Afro-chic style; cool and cosmopolitan in a singular island setting. Some are perfect for sunrise, others face the dramatic sunsets, but all have private decks and butler service. Guests also have a plethora of land and water-based activities to choose from.


Our Thoughts

The northern sister of Benguerra’s Azura, it was previously a private island retreat accessible to no-one, but now it can be rented by the room to the wise traveller. Guests can choose between staying in the sunrise or the sunset villas, with the astronomy lectures on offer fascinating.

  • Air-conditioning
  • Public areas, equipped with hammocks
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming pool
  • Wine cellar
  • TV and media room with internet access
  • PADI Dive and water sports centre
  • Boutique offering local crafts and beach wear
  • African-inspired Spa with luxurious treatments

Guests are spoilt with Azura’s trademark Mozambican Butler/Host service, and dining experiences range from unique and special venues and set ups. For wine connoisseurs, Azura has a wine cellar stocked with fine wines, including bottles flown in from Azura’s own Chateau in France’s Loire Valley.

Sunrise or Sunset Villa

  • Beachfront location and views
  • All villas can be set up as king or twin sharing
  • Air-conditioning and fans
  • Egyptian cotton sheets and oversize mosquito net
  • Bathrooms which feature indoor/outdoor shower, double vanities, separate toilet and bidet
  • Private undercover deck with daybed
  • Sundeck with loungers
  • The sunset villa also has an outdoor shower and sala


  • Master bedroom with King size bed, indoor/outdoor feel with door opening up to lounging deck
  • Bathroom with freeform bath, feature handmade mosaic shower, doors opening onto the deck
  • Separate toilet and bidet, walk-in wardrobe
  • Extended sitting area
  • Private plunge pool
  • Private undercover deck with daybed
  • Sundeck with loungers
  • Private dining area with views over sea
  • Private alcove for swimming with step ladder leading into the sea
  • Beach picnics / private dining experiences
  • Island Baobab nature walk
  • Mangrove Kayaking on nearby Sencar Island
  • Scuba Diving and scuba diving courses
  • Snorkelling and guided snorkelling trips
  • Deep sea fishing
  • Sea kayaking
  • Dhow sailing
  • Dhow Sunset Cruise
  • Island hopping and remote beach picnics
  • Cultural visits including nearby historic Ibo Island 
  • Tours of the working coconut plantation on Quirimba Island and the local village

Although there is no kids club, children are welcomed. However Azura at Quilalea is seen as a grown up environment. 

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