Azura Benguerra Island is the Mozambique’s first luxury eco-boutique retreat and it has already established itself as a world-class destination. Alluringly remote, Azura is only accessible via helicopter or boat—and once you arrive, it can be hard to believe such a far-flung paradise exists. Though it is thoroughly luxurious, the resort was built within strict eco-conscious guidelines by local craftsman, and is operated in partnership with the local community. The 15 villas—just a few steps from the beach and designed to provide the utmost in privacy—each have their own infinity plunge pool, luxurious seaside sala and a private deck. Inside your villa, the soft, pastel furnishings create a tranquil atmosphere, and the en-suite bathrooms allow ocean views from the bathtubs or private showers. Azura is renowned for its deeply personal service—as evidenced by the dedicated butler service afforded each individual villa—as well as its fine cuisine. Yet it is not only the food that is superb, but the diverse settings: enjoy breakfast at the water’s edge, a picnic on a remote sand island, or dining on a candle-lit beach beneath the stars. And there are so many activities to keep you busy: snorkeling, scuba diving, big game fishing or simply watching the sunset as you sail on a graceful dhow.