2. Eco-chic: Azura, Benguerra Island, Mozambique

Located in a national marine park, Mozambique eco-escape Azura is a covetable collection of 16 thatched villas overlooking the Indian Ocean. It's also Mozambique's first carbon-neutral hotel, and is committed to sustainable and responsible fishing, as well as building projects to help the local community. The Rainbow Fund was used to build the island's school, and there are plans for a clinic. Azura also sponsors the island's football team, and provides English lessons as part of its Khani Kwedho, or 'Our Home' programme. A non-compulsory charge of US$10 a room a night goes toward the Rainbow Fund.
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