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Beach Suites

  • All en suite, each with a wooden walkway to the beach. (Read more about the Luxury Beach Suite here. Read more about the Superior Beach Suite here)
  • No room service available.
  • Coffee and tea facilities available.
  • Hairdryers available.
  • Electronic safes available.
  • No TV’s, but guests can be updated on the news upon request.
  • No telephones, but calls can be made in reception at a fee.

Malaria & First Aid

  • As Mozambique is a Malaria area, the use malaria prophylaxis is advised - please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Citronella mosquito repellent is provided in Suites and bar areas. Stronger options are available at the curio shop.
  • First aid kits are available from reception.

Facilities at Marlin Lodge

  • Marlin Lodge has a fully equipped Dive and Tackle Centre, with a PADI dive instructor and a Water Sports Manager.
  • A well stocked curio shop is available on site, where mementos, sun lotion and other goods are available.

What to bring

  • The dress code for dinner is smart casual.
  • When embarking and disembarking the boats for transfers to and from the Island, you will wade through water. We advise wearing short pants for this journey.
  • In summer the beach and walkways are very hot, so keep a pair of slip-on shoes handy for when arriving on the Island.


  • Cellular phone reception is available, but only with international roaming on you mobile.
  • Complimentary Internet access is available in our business centre.
  • Communication directly with the lodge: (This e-mail address is protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • In case of emergencies please call Elmaine or Christine at head office: + 27 12 940 4212/3/4 (08.00 am – 05.00 pm )
  • Or Colette Adams - Marlin Lodge PRO : 00258 84 3019890  ( DIRECT LINE )

Travel Information

  • Guests need to take out their own travel insurance. Marlin Lodge provides personal liability insurance only.
  • No visa requirements for South African guests, only a valid passport.
  • Non-South African guests require a visa to enter Mozambique. This can be purchased upon arrival at Vilanculos International Airport @ US$95 per visa. A US$3 form tax is also applicable for guests needing visas (may change without notice)
  • Airport Frontier tax of US$3.00 per person is payable on arrival (may change without notice)
  • National Parks Levy: 12 - 19 years old - $5, 19 and older - $10 (may change without notice).
  • Currency & Payments

    • We accept Visa & Mastercard credit cards only. Debit cards can only be processed if our electronic credit card machine has a link to the bank.
    • Cash payments in: USD, GBP, EUROS, SA RAND & MZM (Mozambican Meticas).
    • We accept traveller’s cheques.

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