[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).
View fact sheet


  • 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
New images


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.
View 2020 rates


  • 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).


Happy selling!

Suzanne Bayly-Coupe
Classic Portfolio
Sustainable Africa

DO NOT FORGET: 3 easy actions for you

  1. CLICK — a short review of all our 2020 Special Offers,
  2. CHECK — the best online availability itinerary building tool,
  3. CONNECT — with our amazing team.



Your perfect itinerary planning tool is our online portal showing availability across Classic Portfolio. Choose your camps and start building unforgettable journeys.


This is by far the best snapshot of all you need to know across our hotels, lodges, jungle discoveries and island escapes. Please save the environment and do not print.

Republic of the Congo & Central African Republic

WHAT WE LOVE: The Republic of the Congo and Central African Republic, both former French colonies, are 2 of the 6 countries across which the Congo Basin expands. Second in size to the mighty Amazon, the forests of the Congo Basin contain the greatest number of mammals, primates, birds, amphibians, fish and swallowtail butterflies in Africa. More than a 1,000 species of bird can be found here. The basin is a total of 3.7 million km2 and is home to some of the largest undisturbed stands of tropical rainforest on the planet, in addition to large wetlands. Connecting two of the most iconic locations - Odzala-Kokoua and Dzanga-Sangha National Parks - within this rainforest wilderness offers the most exciting opportunity to discover a part of Africa in a truly pioneering way, while making a significant contribution to the long-term conservation and community sustainability of this region. This is no longer the 'Heart of Darkness'. This is Africa unmasked, beautiful and powerful. This is the most exciting destination to be opening to tourism. This is CONGO CONSERVATION COMPANY waiting for you to discover the most remarkable and unspoilt natural wonders of the continent.


Odzala Discovery Camps

If you think you know Africa, come to the Congo for a perspective-altering experience. Here, your mind is blown by the sheer vastness of the Congo Basin and your lungs are filled by the freshest air in the world. Between rainforests, savannahs, rivers, mineral-rich baïs and swamps, you undertake an epic adventure of gorilla-tracking, game drives, boating, kayaking, forest walking, and river-wading to discover rare and endangered species.