Case Study

&Beyond Benguerra Vs Azura Benguerra

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Ben Nelson
6 Feb
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There is a question almost every couple or family finds themselves asking when considering travel to Benguerra Island in Mozambique. Do I stay at &Beyond Benguerra or Azura Benguerra? Luckily, we have the answers.

Much the same, but different

Location, next to each other. Food, delicious at both. Service, fantastic at both. Activities, the same. Design, different yet similar. So how do they differ?

&Beyond Benguerra

This property has a pedigree. It long stood alone on Mozambique's stunning Benguerra island and became iconic. Built-in the 1980s, &Beyond Benguerra defined what a stay on Benguerra could be, its design coming from the island with a few &Beyond modifiers; a brand known for determining luxury in exotic locations worldwide.

Built in the 1980s, &Beyond went under an extensive renovation in 2015 and is having a soft refurb in 2024.
Casinha at &Beyond Benguerra
Casinha (outside) at &Beyond Benguerra - $1,265 per person per night in 2023

Casinha at &Beyond Benguerra
Casinha (inside) at &Beyond Benguerra - $1,265 per person per night in 2023

Azura Benguerra

Azura Benguerra is privately owned and managed by Christopher and Stella Bettany, who first opened this chic retreat in September 2007. Fueled by an evident passion for Mozambique, they fell in love with Benguerra's endless deserted beaches, pristine reefs, sparkling turquoise seas and the warm and welcoming people with never-ending smiles. They also believed there was room for another property on Benguerra, thus created Azura.

Azura Benguerra has more room types than &Beyond Benguerra. Azura's room prices start from $725 pppn and go to $1,625 pppn. &Beyond's start from $920 pppn and go to $1,265 pppn.
Infinity Beach Villa at Azura Benguerra
Infinity Beach Villa (outside) at Azura Benguerra - $1,225 per person per night in 2023

Infinity Beach Villa at Azura Benguerra
Infinity Beach Villa (inside) at Azura Benguerra - $1,225 per person per night in 2023


There's a 3rd option - meet Kisawa Sanctuary

Pricing themselves above both &Beyond and Azura, could Kisawa Sanctuary be Benguerra's ultimate beach escape? Opening in 2023, we will find out soon.

Can't decide between the options?

There's no best or obvious answer. Please contact us to discuss it in more detail.

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