Blue Marlin Hotel is situated in Scottburgh, about 50 kilometres south of Durban, on the coast of Kwazulu-Natal in South Africa. Nestled in sub-tropical gardens, with a sparkling pool, and ocean views to take your breath away, the Blue Marlin is one of those excellent, family oriented, hotels where guests intermingle and return year after year.
The resort is 800 metres from the beach and overlooks Scottburgh's main beach, one of the best on the coast, offering safe swimming in the warm Indian Ocean. The water temperature is seldom under 20C. Professional lifeguards are constantly on duty, and there are shark nets installed offshore. Surfing is also a big attraction with waves reaching between 4 and 5 feet high.
A daily walk along the beach is the order of the day for guests with the Greenpoint lighthouse, not too far away, making for a decent target and an interesting resting place before heading back.
The world reknown Aliwal Shoal is located five kilometres directly offshore from the hotel and has much to offer the diver. As one of the premier dive sites on the planet, the Aliwal Shoal boasts excellent shark diving, whale and dolphin spotting, and the reef itself.
The many experienced dive charter companies in the area offer regular courses, and scuba gear hire. So, why not learn to dive while you are on holiday and experience a whole new world under the sea!
There are four golf courses within an easy 20 minute drive of the hotel. Two of these golf courses are ranked within the 100 best golf courses in South Africa. Each has its own charm and magnificant scenery, ranging from wild buck to spectacular sea views and frequent whale sightings. The courses range in difficulty and prestige. Special golf packages can be arranged through the hotel.
The hotel boasts 120 en-suite rooms with telephone, TV with MNET (South Africa's equivalent of cable TV) and a ceiling fan.
As this is a hotel there are no catering facilities, although there are coffee and tea making facilities in each room. There are discounted meal packages for guests to choose from with breakfast, lunch or dinner.
On-site facilities include a games room with table tennis, pool and darts. There is a swimming pool, curio shop, hairdresser and beauty salon. Adjacent to the main pool is a 'splash' pool for the very young, and a children's play area with a trampoline, swings and jungle gym.
There is also a daily entertainment programme and baby sitting plus a kiddies programme during season.
The Tourist Information Centre situated at the hotel can arrange trips and tours.