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Azura Benguerra, Rainbow Kids Christmas Party, December 2016
Have a look at this cute video of the Azura Benguerra Rainbow Fund kids Christmas party. Their smiley faces will make you smile. They enjoyed a day full of fun activities, singing and dancing with our guests and staff. And what would a Christmas party be without food and gifts from Santa?
International Childrens Day at Azura Benguerra, June 2016
For International Children’s Day on 01 June 2016 the Rainbow Fund children on Benguerra Island enjoyed traditional games and lunch organised by the Azura team. The Azura Team together with the Azura guests also donated clothes to the children and community on the Island.
2 New Royal Beach Villas opening at Azura Benguerra,Mar 2016
We are excited to announce that Azura is launching a new villa type: The Royal Beach Villas. At 172 square metres they are the largest and most lavish of our villas, and are packed with features, including a 10m infinity pool and adjoining Jacuzzi that spans the entire front deck, a separate lounge area with TV and 2nd bathroom, two spacious outdoor relaxation pavilions, as well as all the normal features of an Infinity Beach Villa that you are used to.
Stella Bettany, Owner of Azura, commented, ‘we are always seeking to raise the bar at Azura, which is why I designed these 2 new Royal Beach Villas. They are our most luxurious yet, with fantastic locations and all the space and facilities our most top end clients would be looking for’.
The 2 Royal Beach Villas are located at the northern end of our property next to the Presidential Villa, with large landscaped gardens for a sense of total privacy and exclusivity, and 30 metres of picturesque beach frontage with magnificent sea views.
Opening in July 2016, the Royal Beach Villas are bookable now at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on +27 11 467 0907.
They offer the next level of comfort with even more outdoor space for the discerning Azura guest to enjoy. The main bedroom and bathroom area is similar to the existing Infinity Beach Villas and guests can now delight in the luxury of their own lounge area connected together via a walkway with glass sliding doors, and surrounded by our indigenous gardens. The lounge comprises of comfortable sofas around a flat screen television, and has its own bathroom, as well as a tea/coffee area with minibar and nespresso. The sofas can be converted to two beds for any children that may want to share.
Outdoor areas are astounding, offering a 10m rim flow pool with a Jacuzzi on the one end, and a poolside sitting pavilion on the other, from which guests have access straight into the pool. The villa also has a double daybed under latte roof, as well as a single daybed on the deck, dining area, and beachside sala, all of which are perfect for relaxing and enjoying your own private space. Download floorplan below:
"Gym In A Bag" at Azura Benguerra
There is definitely no need to worry about missing your gym routine anymore when on holiday with us. We have now introduced “GYM IN A BAG” at the villas at Azura Benguerra and yes we know you will love it as much as much as we do. The gym in a bag consists of a yoga mat, small weights and resistant bands. We have so many lovely spaces around the villas where you can use the gym equipment; from inside the villa to the lovely deck next to the pool, or the sundeck where you will have the beautiful views to the beach side for more fresh air.
Update on Azura Selous, July 2014
Our team on the ground has been hard at work in the closed season refurbishing the Camp, with a new lick of paint throughout, as well as new decking and gumpoles for the tents and main area. Our Group General Manager Thomas has been onsite for the past couple of weeks, checking all our maintenance works were complete, and welcoming the first guests to what will soon be Azura Selous. We are in a period of transformation which is expected to be complete 1 August, when all the legal work is done and the camp will be fully Azura-ized! Our vision for Azura Selous design wise is ‘bringing the outside inside’, and we are delighted to show you the mood boards for the first 9 tented villas we will refurbish.
Our new look is on its way
Our Elephant tents reflect the bright greens of the surrounding bush, and the vibrant pinks and yellows of the sunsets we see while enjoying sundowners on the banks of the Ruaha.
‘Bringing the Outside Inside’
The Monkey tents reflect the earthy deep rust tones of the soil, as well as the riverbed rocks that are scattered all around, tempered by the calm aqua shades of the river, home to our resident hippos.
With an Azura Chic Twist
The Zebra tents speak for themselves, with a lime green and yellow twist to add the unexpected. Watch out for our next update to see the crocodiles we are planning for the main area!
Azura Selous Game Reserve opening 1 June, May 2014
We are delighted to announce that Azura is expanding into Tanzania from 1 June this year. The first to open of a potential 3 new projects in the Country will be Azura Selous Game Reserve. Azura will be taking over and refurbishing an existing top end property, Amara Selous, which is located on the banks of the Ruaha River. The 12 luxury tented suites, each with private pool and river views, will be upgraded to reflect Azura’s unique boutique-chic styling over the course of the next few months. Equally, Azura’s standards of cuisine, hosting, and the ‘wow’ experiences we are known for, will be introduced.
Just 60 minutes flight from Dar es Salaam, an easy connection to Azura Quilalea Private Island
The landing strip at Azura Selous is just 60 minutes light aircraft flight from Dar es Salaam, with several scheduled flights per day. Azura is sponsoring 2 flights a week from Dar es Salaam to Quirimba Island Mozambique with Coastal Aviation, on Wednesdays and Saturdays, to facilitate the connection between the 2 properties for a bush and beach combo.
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New Beach Villa at Azura Benguerra, April 2014
At Azura Retreats we like to constantly improve our facilities for our guests. Over the past couple of months, we have quietly been renovating and upgrading our properties, to ensure the high standards your guests expect have been maintained. At Azura Benguerra we have added a new Beach Villa, which will be opening 10 April. Popular demand for the existing Beach Villa made it an easy decision for us to add another, now offering a choice of 17 villas in total.
And not only that, both Beach Villas have been given a substantial upgrade, with a new entrance hallway with tea/coffee station and minibar, a huge outside undercover daybed area for relaxing, and a new double outside shower area off the bathroom with better privacy. These 2 villas are super private and perfect for honeymooners. The Presidential Villa has also received some TLC with the 16 meter swimming pool being retiled and the kitchen area upgraded.
Easy arrival for Azura guests at new Pemba Airport, Jan 2014
For guests staying at Azura Quilalea, travel in and out of Pemba is now much easier with the newly built Pemba Airport having opened its doors recently. The completely new building now has all mod cons, air-conditioning throughout the building, an excellent size arrival hall, customs area, domestic and international departures halls.