Facilities

Blue Marlin Hotel

Our excellent facilities mean guests return year on year for an exceptional family holiday. Meet new friends in our signature bar or sit down to a memorable meal at our Lighthouse Restaurant.

  • SWIMMING POOL
  • LIGHTHOUSE RESTAURANT
  • IBIS BAR
  • GAMES ROOM
  • CHILDREN’S INDOOR PLAY AREA
  • TWO OCEANS SCUBA ACADEMY
  • CONFERENCE FACILITIES
  • OUTSIDE PARKING
  • UNDERCOVER PARKING (R20 PER NIGHT)
  • FREE WI-FI (COMMON AREAS ONLY)
  • evening entertainment
  • children's entertainer in season
  • children’s outdoor playground
  • trampoline
  • pool bar

Blue Marlin Bar

Sip on a refreshing sundowner as you watch the sun set over the horizon. Our Blue Marlin Bar is well-stocked with ciders, wine, whiskey and local South African beers and the setting is simply exquisite. Enjoy one of our special cocktails or sip a G&T with the mesmerising sound of the ocean providing the perfect soundtrack to an evening of relaxation.

Lighthouse Restaurant

No need to venture far to enjoy a delicious meal. The Lighthouse Restaurant offers a set menu for dinners, brunches and lingering lunches in a modern, relaxed setting. Using only the freshest locally produced ingredients, we cater to all dietary requirements and even have kid-friendly options.

Outdoor Pool

Stay refreshed and take a dip in our sparkling swimming pool, decked with loungers where you can relax, and an on-site pool bar. Against the backdrop of the thundering surf below, this is a great venue option for cocktail parties and private events.

Wedding Venue

Say “I do” at The Blue Marlin. Our world-class venue has everything you need for your dream wedding, with a range of facilities of different sizes and a spectacular backdrop for  wedding receptions and banquets. What better way to celebrate this special day than against the perfect backdrop of the South Coast.

Conference Facilities

Whether it’s a small management gathering or a large event, our conference centre is versatile and caters to groups of various sizes in a variety of configurations. We offer state-of-the-art conferencing equipment and on-site catering for all types of events, including private functions and company launches. Just an hour’s drive from the city centre, The Blue Marlin is close enough to be convenient, but far away enough to get away and focus on the goal of your event.

The Blue Marlin Spa

Relax and rejuvenate yourself at our private spa, providing a tranquil space in which to enjoy a range of treatments from hot-stone and aromatherapy massages to facials, manicures and pedicures. We also have a range of special treatment packages for singles and couples.

Childcare Services

At The Blue Marlin, we offer babysitting and childcare services on request.  Our qualified caregivers are well trained and will keep a watchful eye over your little ones if you need a little time to yourself. There is also a children’s playroom, as well as a trampoline and outside playground facilities which will keep the kids busy during the day while you relax in the sunshine.

Dive Centre

Based right in the hotel, the Crystal Scuba Academy is a PADI 5 Star TM Resort that offers all levels of PADI Scuba Diving Courses from beginner to professional. You can rent your equipment and book your Aliwal Shoal dive as soon as you arrive. Opening times are from 7am-4pm.