Azura Marlin Beach

Benguerra Island, Bazaruto and the south coast, Mozambique

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  • Stretch your legs along the 1 km stretch of white sand beach in front of the lodge.

  • Marvel at the incredible sunsets across the ocean from the beach and rooms.

  • Experience paradise in this amazingly remote and unspoilt location on Benguerra Island

  • Try your hand at fishing in this famously prolific area.

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The Bazaruto Archipelago is warm and sunny year round with temperatures averaging 25° C in the winter months (May – August) and over 30° C in the summer months (December - March). Rain is possible from November to March, usually in short bursts. The sea temperature varies with the seasons and currents, and ranges between 22° C and 32° C.

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Sitting on the white sands of the Bengurra Island’s southern shore, Azura Marlin Beach offers just ten villas within reach of the reefs, sandbars and tropical waters of the Bazaruto Archipelago Marine National Park.

With a breathtaking location on the dazzling sands of Bengurra Island in Mozambique’s Bazaruto Archipelago, Azura Marlin Beach is a five-star boutique property looking out over the gin-clear waters of the Indian Ocean. A PADI Five Star dive centre, restaurant, lounge bar, pool and spa create a relaxing and indulgent escape with access to the wildlife of the island’s interior, the marine life of the ocean and the stunning beach.

The villas are spread along the coastline, each offering mesmerising views of the ocean and their light, bright interior echoes the tones of the surrounding landscape. A butler-host service allows you to sit back and relax, while the decking offers space to unwind and soak in the views. The family villa, Villa Vista, provides two bedrooms and a plunge pool for families or groups of friends.

Dine on the beach, poolside, or in the shade of the restaurant, enjoying the flavours of the sea in the fresh fish and shellfish. The bar and plenty of lounging areas invite you to unwind on a daybed, in between cooling dips in the pool. Treatments in the Marlin Beach Massage Pavilion use traditional ingredients and techniques in signature massages while a PADI dive centre and watersports centre provide the equipment that allows guests to explore the reefs and clear waters of the archipelago.

Activities at Azura Marlin Beach revolve around the beach, the ocean and the tropical interior of the island. Guests can try deep sea fishing for marlin, tuna, sailfish and barracuda on a catch and release policy, take a PADI course under the tuition of expert instructors, or slip away for a picnic on a deserted sandbar. Island hopping boat trips offer the opportunity to spot dolphins, turtles and a colourful kaleidoscope of marine life. Children and teens can enjoy their own range of specially designed activities, though there is no specific kids club.

This stylish beach resort is small enough to feel welcoming and exclusive, yet large enough to boast extensive amenities, activities and space to unwind. Its enviable location and picturesque beachside setting creates the conditions for an idyllic island escape, catering well to both couples and families.

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  • Dive the Bazaruto Archipelago

    Diving in an area of deserted pristine white beaches, with dolphins, whales and sharks, in warm turquoise seas, a place for truly world-class diving.

  • Sand bank island trip

    Spend a day on a private sand bank island in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Eat delicious seafood under a shady canopy with no one in sight! For honeymooners this is an ultimate experience and a great photo opportunity! 1 per stay.

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Location & directions

Benguerra Island, Bazaruto and the south coast, Mozambique

Azura Marlin Beach is located on the southwest coast of beautiful Benguerra Island, set amongst Mozambique’s pristine Bazaruto Archipelago. Vilanculos International Airport is just a short, 5-minute helicopter flight from Benguerra Island.

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