[Azura Marlin Beach] What, where, why, how?
26 February 2020

Hello, Azura Marlin Beach! What are you all about?

If Azura Quilalea is the private one and Azura Benguerra the adventurous one, then brand-new AZURA MARLIN BEACH with its cool interiors, laidback lounge areas and relaxed attitude, is the fresh, funky and fun one.

Opening on the 15th July 2020, Marlin Beach is the latest addition to the Azura Retreats portfolio and complements their vision of providing fabulous luxury in stunning destinations perfectly.

Now, here's your WHAT, WHERE, WHY and HOW for booking Azura Marlin Beach anytime & anywhere.


Beach Villa interior at Marlin Beach
  • 10 bright and breezy villas with a funky Mozambican touch:
    • 6 x Beach Villa - 100m2
    • 3 x Beach Villa Grande - 132m2
    • 1 x Villa Vista - a staggering 380m2 2-bed villa with plenty of space for families.
  • Incredible range of activities from marine walks to island hopping, picnics & snorkelling on Two Mile Reef (the same as Azura Benguerra).
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  • Located on the southwest shore of beautiful Benguerra Island, 15km northeast of Vilanculos.
  • Part of the Bazaruto Archipelago that has just come under the management of African Parks.
  • Each villa is mere footsteps away from a 1km stretch of bright white sand.
  • Elevated on a dune for the best views, at sunset & always.
Island hopping in the Indian Ocean
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View of Marlin Beach from above
  • An incredble beach experience for an extremely affordable price:
    • Starting from US$ 695 pps
    • Villa Vista US$ 2 950 for the 1st 4
  • Even better opening specials until 15 Dec 20:
    • Starting from US$ 595 pps
    • Villa Vista US$ 2 750 for the 1st 4
  • Half board rates are available.
  • Heli flights from/to Vilanculos only US$ 175 pp per way.
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  • Excellent flight access:
    • 5 flights/week from Nelspruit (excl. Tues & Sat) to Vilanculos with Airlink.
    • Daily Airlink flights between Johannesburg & Vilanculos.
    • 15-minute scenic heli flight between Vilanculos & Benguerra Island (stops at Azura Benguerra first).
  • Combine Marlin Beach with a wild safari in Zimbabwe - have a look at our SUGGESTED JOURNEY to find out how.
Sunset beach dinner at Marlin Beach
Please note we have new, good-looking online availability calendars for Azura Retreats.

Whilst we're being extra, here's a couple more...

Azura Marlin Beach is included in all Azura Retreats offers, and 2 of them are even better than before:
Special Offer
  1. HONEYMOON HEAVEN: at Marlin Beach, the spouse stays for 50% off on stays of 3 nights or more (at Benguerra & Quilalea it's from 5 nights).
  2. LUXURY FOR LESS: from 01 November, couples pay for only 1 person on stays of 7 nights or more (at Benguerra & Quilalea, the offer starts 25 November).


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Suzanne Bayly-Coupe
Classic Portfolio
Sustainable Africa

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