Retreat. Just the word conjures up images of a serene place, far away from the rest of the world, where you can relax and revive. And this is exactly what Azura Retreats offers with its new luxurious bush-and-beach dual private villa honeymoon experience. If you’re looking for a unique honeymoon in some of the world’s most undiscovered, pristine environments, with unmatched service, accommodation and activities, then Azura Retreats will make your dreams come true.
Tailor-made itineraries are created for every guest to ensure that no day is the same. Upon arrival, each guest is asked what it is they’d like to achieve from their stay – whether it be relaxation, adventure, romance or fun. The Azura team then creates the ultimate itinerary, to ensure guests get exactly the experience they dreamt of. This in itself sets Azura apart from any other luxury retreat, which is why booking a luxurious bush-and-beach honeymoon with Azura will undoubtedly be the most memorable holiday of your life.
What to Expect:
Villa Twiga at Azura Selous
Set in wild and rugged Africa, surrounded by magnificent wildlife and mesmerizing nature, Azura Selous, is in an undiscovered wilderness. The luxury camp is located in the Selous, the largest game reserve in Africa, with the highest population of wild dogs in the world. At AzuraSelous you can choose from traditional 4x4 game viewing or a walking safari, which offers the experience of a lifetime, as well as fishing, star-gazing and many more activities. Villa Twiga is completely private at the Eastern end of the property, making it ideal for honeymooners. The villa is spacious, with stunning décor and facilities, including an outdoor sitting pavilion and a large private pool that overlooks the rapids of the river. The Giraffe theme throughout the villa is reflected in the décor, with sunny yellows and amazing patterns. The villa offers additional services, including butler service, a dedicated vehicle to transport you to and from game drives, a stocked minibar, a Nespresso machine and a ‘gym in a bag’, for use throughout your stay, as well as a covered outdoor area, which makes an excellent picnic spot right in front of the river.
All villas and the main camp overlook the Ruaha River, which is alive with hippo and crocodiles, and great for fishing. Enjoy private and romantic dinners in different locations every night; sip sundowners in the bush and choose from an array of activities to try every day in this unique environment. Space and privacy are Azura’s signature and at Selous, you really do get to experience authentic Africa at its very best.
Villa Quilalea at Azura Quilalea Private Island
After the ultimate bush experience in the Selous, a short flight will have you in Pemba, where you will overnight at the idyllic Avani Pemba Beach Hotel, followed by a helicopter ride the next day to Azura Quilalea. The helicopter flight is a bucket-list experience in itself, flying over the pure turquoise waters and island outcrops of the Indian Ocean. The remote island is the perfect spot to continue your honeymoon; expect warm ocean water abundant with sea life, unspoiled private beaches and coves, amazing cuisine served for breakfast, lunch and supper, and always in a different location – be it a beach picnic, dinner under the baobab trees or cocktails and tapas at the beach bar under the stars, with your feet sinking into the soft sand. Quilalea offers a selection of incredible experiences too; from a sunset cruise in a traditional dhow to kayaking in the mangroves, snorkeling directly from the beach or setting sail for epic diving. A historic and cultural tour to nearby Ibo Island can also be arranged.
After a day of activities, retreat to the luxurious Villa Quilalea, privately situated on a cliff-top, with direct access to the ocean from a step-ladder. Villa Quilalea offers incredible accommodation – spacious with indoor-outdoor living areas, a large bathroom with standalone bath, a walk-in closet, and the most magical views, especially at sunset. Couples will enjoy watching dhows sailing by while they sip cocktails on the extended outdoor deck or delight in a romantic candlelit dinner served in the villa’s private dining area. The villa has its own infinity plunge pool to cool off in. Time stands still on the island, and couples will revel in the serenity. Honeymooners at Azura receive a range of special treats, including a bottle of sparkling wine from the owners’ estate in France on arrival and a special dinner and honeymoon turndown; all meals and house drinks are included.
At each property, your personal hosts will cater to your every need and ensure individual attention, as you while away your holiday in the ultimate private luxury hideaway.
Azura Retreats is privately owned and each resort is small and intimate, ensuring the utmost attention to detail and the most phenomenal service – you are not ‘just another guest’ at Azura – and you will feel that warm hospitality from the moment you arrive!
You will be pleased to know that through your stay, you invest in the community through Azura's Rainbow Fund – the first registered charity of its kind in Mozambique. It supports a variety of social and environmental projects, large and small, from the building of a new school, to environmental protection initiatives.
Book this incredible honeymoon experience today to experience the ultimate in luxury and personalised accommodation.