andBeyond Benguerra Island

ndBeyond Benguerra Island provides its guests with access to miles of pristine beaches, a sheltered lagoon and untouched coral reef absolutely teeming with marine life

Set on the largest island in the sun-drenched Bazaruto Archipelago off the coast of Mozambique, andBeyond Benguerra Island provides its guests with access to miles of pristine beaches, a sheltered lagoon and untouched coral reef absolutely teeming with marine life. Scuba diving and snorkelling are exceptional here, with the region harbouring whales, dolphins, huge schools of tropical fish and Africa’s only population of dugong.

To preserve the resort’s atmosphere of seclusion and exclusivity, andBeyond Benguerra Island offers just 10 casitas, 2 cabanas and a three-bedroom house set in its own garden designed to accommodate families. Cool, airy and undeniably chic, each of these structures feature high ceilings, large shuttered windows and expansive timber decks with private plunge pools. Bathrooms contain oversized tubs, whilst guests can fall asleep either in generous canopied beds or in hammocks strung up in every unit.

andBeyond Benguerra Island’s evocative bar is inspired by a traditional sailboat known as a dhow, whilst dining takes place beneath shady, swaying palms with the ocean mere metres away. Swim in the sparkling central pool, go on a diving or snorkelling excursion, kayak the deep blue waters, go horseback riding along the beach or sail by dhow to a deserted sandbar – your options for exploring your surrounds are limited only by your imagination.

Location

How to get to andBeyond Benguerra Island

Guests can fly from Johannesburg, South Africa or from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport to Vilanculos airport in Mozambique where they are met and transferred by helicopter to andBeyond Benguerra Island.

Activities at andBeyond Benguerra Island

  • Snorkelling and scuba diving excursions
  • Dhow cruises and castaway picnics
  • Sea kayaking
  • Horseback riding
  • Island explorations and community tours

*Some activities are available at extra cost.

andBeyond Benguerra Island Highlights

  • An exclusive luxury resort in Mozambique’s stunning Bazaruto Archipelago
  • Accessible by helicopter from the mainland
  • Sensationally secluded, with chic guest chalets featuring private pools
  • Spectacular snorkelling and scuba diving opportunities
  • A wide range of activities from sea kayaking to sunset dhow cruises

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Below are some of our preferred beach resorts in Mozambique. Please contact us to tailor accommodation options to suit the style of your trip and your budget.

Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort & Spa

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Azura Benguerra Island

Surrounded by a pristine marine national park and miles of pure white sand, Azura Benguerra Island offers guests luxury, total seclusion and an unbeatable location steps from an ocean seething

Mozambique Overview

Why should you travel to Mozambique?
Mozambique has many superb stretches of beautiful coastline and a multitude of sandy islands offshore which are perfect settings for an idyllic beach holiday. With warm clear waters, some of the best coral reefs on the planet and incredible marine life, the area is renowned for excellent scuba diving, fishing and snorkelling. Although relatively remote, the Bazaruto Archipelago and the mainland’s north coast offer a number of luxurious eco-resorts to choose from, ideal for those wanting to get away from it all.

What is the culture of Mozambique?
For centuries, Mozambique’s Indian Ocean coast was an important trading route and a melting pot of Arabic, Indian, African, Chinese and Portuguese peoples, creating a fascinating and rich culture.

What is the climate in Mozambique?
The islands can be visited throughout the year. October to March is hot and humid with some rain, whilst May to October is dry with warm days (average 27°C) and cooler nights.

What can I combine Mozambique with?
Mainland Mozambique, the Bazaruto and Benguerra islands can be combined with a safari in Southern Africa. The north coast of Mozambique is very close to Tanzania and can be reached from Dar es Salaam thus combines conveniently with an East African safari.

How to get to Mozambique
Mozambique is easily accessed by air from Johannesburg. The Bazaruto Archipelago is reached by light aircraft or helicopter from Vilanculos. A network of air charters links Maputo (the capital) with the north coast, which can also be reached from Dar es Salaam in Tanzania.

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