Like a giant ocean liner riding the waves - the gleaming, white superstructure of the landmark Beacon Island Resort Hotel is surrounded on three sides by crystal-blue sea, and stands in a picture postcard setting. The luxurious six-storey, 4-star resort was constructed in the 1970’s and has just undergone a multi-million dollar make-over. This is definitely the place to stay and is one of the most amazing resorts in the world.
The architectural design of the huge foyer - with its concentric, open corridors - is reminiscent of nothing less than a seaside version of Momo’s grand stairway in the Vatican Museum or Frank Lloyd Wright’s internal design for the New York Guggenheim! (I kid you not.) There are superb amenities - but it is the views of the distant, blue mountains, the private beach overlooking the sea and the rolling, sun-drenched lawns beside the pool that make this dream destination one of South Africa’s finest.
Added to the delights of this amazing venue are the hotel's superb restaurants offering freshly prepared sea-food, the succulent catch-of-the-day, sushi, and tasty traditional favourites.
A friendly welcome, a great climate, an over-abundance of sunny days, superb whale-watching and famous beaches are all guaranteed to delight.
The magic of Plettenberg bay resides in its coastal setting, its tidal energy and the intriguing rocks and caves that have been inhabited since the dawn of time. Go down to the sea and enjoy a drink on the rocks in the old ‘captain’s cabin’ on the Coral Reef: a fine-dining restaurant at the Beacon Island Hotel. Here, surrounded by nautical décor and long-stemmed roses - the timeless waves, behind the huge plate glass windows, will literally break around you.
Plett lies on latitude 34º. This idyllic stretch of coastline, sparkling beaches, white sands and virtually sub-tropical vegetation is as perfect a setting as planet earth can provide. It is the special combination of unspoilt, wild beauty; sweeping, blue vistas; intrinsic elegance and studied luxury that makes it so unique. (This is a village as well as an international playground!)
We have visited the Beacon Island Hotel for many years now, and, after travelling far and wide, have to rate it as one of the best holiday destinations in the world. Go there. Enjoy. Daphne Beames
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in Plettenberg Bay, one of the most visited of the picturesque Garden Route towns, the Beacon Island Timeshare Resort is a favourite amongst travellers to this region. Boasting spectacular ocean views, endless leisure activities a host of nearby attractions and beautiful bedrooms this is the perfect resort for you. Drive to Knysna to feed the elephants, shop till you drop or spend your days luxuriating alongside the pool just enjoy your stay! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Beacon Island Hotel Plettenberg Bay