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Marlin Lodge, Benguerra Island
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ADDRESS
Benguerra Island
Bazaruto Archipelago
Mozambique
CONTACT DETAILS
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+27 (0)12 940 4212
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ACCOMMODATION TYPE
Lodge
AMENITIES
Swimming Pool
Water Sports
Dive Center
Fishing
Restaurant
Snorkeling
 
 
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Marlin Lodge, Benguerra Island

 

Photo by Alfredo De Simone

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It's hard to knock Marlin Lodge. This once fishing lodge is situated on a remote stretch of sand. With just 17 chalets the atmosphere is intimate. The thatched wood and reed chalets are spacious and spotless. The staff is helpful and friendly. The dive club is excellent. At high tide, it's possible to snorkel from shore. The snorkel and dive trips as well as the angling excursions are well worth the extra money. Kayaking, sailing and windsurfing are complementary. The one disappointment is the food. It's just ok. Family Travel Tips: All suites have an ocean view and direct access to the beach. There is no animation and all's quiet by 10 pm. Water socks are recommended at all times and fundamental at low tide. The lodge was completely rebuilt in 2007. The clientele is predominately couples.
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More than a fishing lodge

Submitted on 13 September 2007 by snowedunder from Monza, Italy
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We spent a week at Marlin Lodge in late August and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The food was excellent and there was plenty of variety even at lunch, which is smorgasbord. The rooms were spacious and clean and the chalets far enough apart to ensure privacy (some chalets have two rooms with a shared terrace). The trip to Pansy Island and private picnic on the southern tip of Benguerra Island are not to be missed. We also went a full day fishing trip and caught 3 king mackerel. We didn't see any whale but we were treated to several pods of dolphin. The only disappointment was the snorkeling trip. By the time we arrived at the reef it was beyond low tide and the reef was too far below too really enjoy. The lack of a kids club and other structured children's activities didn't faze our daughter in the slightest. By the end of the first day she had made several new friends and was in a rush to get to the bar an hour before dinner to play Uno, kids only. Bring your beach shoes, at low tide you really do need them!
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