The Perfect Beach Break
Marlin Lodge at the the unspoilt Bazaruto Archipelago
The itinerary starts in Johannesburg when you board the flight to Vilanculos, Mozambique. A helicopter whisks you away to Benguerra Island where you spend 6 nights at a new luxury beach lodge that opened in 2020.
The idyllic islands of the Bazaruto Archipelago in Mozambique are known for their unspoilt beauty and diverse ecologies. The pristine coral reefs are home to more than 2000 fish species as well as whales and dolphins. Needless to say, the diving and snorkelling in the Bazaruto Marine National Park is superb and sought after by many travellers. Benguerra Island in Mozambique is the second largest island in the Bazaruto Archipelago. The island is approximately 11km long x 5.5 km wide, and lies 14km offshore. Portuguese explorers also gave the island the name Santa Antonio. It is famous for its unspoiled white beaches, dive sites, horseback riding and fishing. Benguerra Island comprises forest, savannah, freshwater lakes and wetland eco-systems that sustain a diverse population of fauna and flora. Fresh water crocodiles can be found in the three lakes, bearing testimony to the island's mainland past. The island, which is home to approximately 140 bird species, was declared a National Park in 1971
where miles of magnificent-white sand and warm, turquoise waters await.
Marlin Lodge is located on the Southwest shore of Benguerra Island within the unspoilt Bazaruto Archipelago, where miles of magnificent-white sand and warm, turquoise waters await. It really is the island paradise escape you have been dreaming of. Marlin Lodge is on a one-kilometre-long stretch of white-sand beach in the Bazaruto Archipelago Marine National Park, an area which recently came under conservation management by African Parks. It has an elevated position on the dunes with fabulous sunset views across the ocean. Its island location means it’s close to the reefs and picnic spots to be found just off Benguerra Island for those who can leave the comfort of their daybed to enjoy the vast array of experiences on offer. Just 10 villas are nestled along one of the last undiscovered stretches of beach in the world, with all the creature comforts you could wish for, including Mozambican butler-hosts to look after your every need, fish and seafood fresh from the ocean, a fantastic range of activities and experiences, an African Massage Pavilion for relaxation, all at a community based project where the local islanders benefit as much as you.
A haven of rest and relaxation, just steps from the magnificent white sand beach that we are named after, with the warm sea beckoning just beyond.
Our villas blend modern styling with traditional African prints. Each of the 10 villas overlooks the bay with uninterrupted Indian Ocean views. A haven of rest and relaxation, just steps from the magnificent white sand beach that we are named after, with the warm sea beckoning just beyond. Azura Marlin Beach offers 6 Beach Villas (100m2), each airconditioned with a sea view and just steps away from the beach. Light, bright and airy they have a king-size or twin bed with romantic netting and a sitting area. The bathroom has an indoor and outdoor shower allowing you to clean off the beach sand before enjoying a Mozambican sunset on your deck. Marlin Beach’s public areas face the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. We have created several different zones for your enjoyment and relaxation, from the vibey lounge bar to extensive outdoor areas with comfortable four poster daybeds. Guests can enjoy breakfasts and dinner at the main restaurant, with lunch usually served by the sparkling pool area to enjoy the sun-drenched days. Beach dinners with your feet in the sand and the weekly beach BBQ are a highlight for most of our guests.
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