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? It's the people behind the properties and their stores which shine through here.
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. We feel it's important to know this as it's often the story that makes a location and that is apparent here. There's a feel, a taste, a warmth, a heritage.
Built in the 1980s, &Beyond went under an expensive renovation in 2015, perhaps due to Azura's arrival in 2007.
Azura Benguerra is privately owned and managed by Christopher and Stella Bettany, who first opened this chic retreat in September 2007. Fuelled 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 and thus created Azura.
Pricing themselves above both &Beyond and Azura, could Kisawa Sanctuary be Benguerra's ultimate beach escape? We will find out soon.
This is a funny problem as they are both excellent, and each justifies its price tag. There's no best or obvious answer. Please contact us to discuss it in more detail.