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Bazaruto Marine National Park, Benguerra Island, , Mozambique

On a powdery stretch of tiny Benguerra Island, 14 miles from the mainland, this resort pulls out all the stops: private plunge pools and dedicated butlers; a head chef imported from England’s Michelin three-starred Fat Duck. But as the first carbon-neutral property in Mozambique, the Azura is also eco-vigilant, with 15 thatch-fringed villas handmade from trees felled by past cyclones. Snorkel with the resident marine biologist, then visit the nearby school, one of the resort’s gifts to the local community.

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Azura Lodge

On a powdery stretch of tiny Benguerra Island, 14 miles from the mainland, this resort pulls out all the stops: private plunge pools and dedicated butlers; a head chef imported from England’s Michelin three-starred Fat Duck. But as the first carbon-neutral property in Mozambique, the Azura is also eco-vigilant, with 15 thatch-fringed villas handmade from trees felled by past cyclones. Snorkel with the resident marine biologist, then visit the nearby school, one of the resort’s gifts to the local community.