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Beacon Island Resort
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Reviewed June 6, 2010

A two night stop over on a hectic two week schedule.
The Beacon Island Resort is just what it says. It's a resort, not a hotel. It's basically time share/call it what you like, but is run as a holiday resort.
The rooms are small but well used. Double bed, small bathroom.
The hotel amenities are excellent. The restaurants are good. There is no charging facility, so carry a card or cash at all times. A tad unusual but it is a resort style property. The restaurants are all run independently from the hotel itself.
As it is a resort, there is an arrival and departure day, which is a bit hectic if you get caught up in it, but the people who were on a resort package really enjoyed the group theme and there was a lot for them to get involved with, both grown ups and children.
As we were independent travellers, we really wanted it as a base to explore the area.
The location is superb. Set out on a rock on the Indian ocean with 360 views. Lovely grounds and swimming pool.
Plettenberg is a small town with a village like atmosphere, shops, bars and a few good restaurants. A few very expensive ones and the odd poor one!
A short drive away is Knysna, with the quays, and the superb views from Knysna heads. The whole area seems to be the in place to be for SA people with a good income to come to for some R & R and it's really very nice.

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 10, 2010

My wife and I stayed at the Beacon Isle for 5 nights. The hotel is located right alongside the stunning beaches and has the ocean on 3 sides. Great for listening to the waves in bed. Good pools, gym and facilities (including secure parking). Three onsite restaurants and bars are above average for a hotel.

Room was a good size, nice bedding, king size bed and 100% of rooms have an ocean / beach view. Small fridge too.

You do need a car - it is not an easy walk to other restaurants in the centre of town (away from the beach). But this is the best location by far! Having a beer in the bar with waves crashing on the windows is unbeatable (although the crowd isn't always the coolest).

A great resort for anyone looking to relax on the beaches / see the local area. We used timeshare which made it great value for us - peak hotel rates here can be very high.

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank nomad23
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Reviewed December 10, 2009

Wow, what a magnificent place! We have lived in Europe for 6 years and travelled widely including the States. I have yet to see such a perfect spot. The views and sea lounge will stay with me for a long time. Pure luxury to be served drinks while staff carry your lounge chair and umbrella to the 180 degree sea view. Enjoyed the music and Karoake evenings and children enjoyed the indoor heated pool and games. Where else can you walk for kilometers on beautiful, unspoilt beaches? Or watch the sun set over a picnic at nearby Robberg Nature reserve while the seals bark in the water below? Only negative, found the rooms small and had to get two for our family as the rooms only sleep 4.

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 3, 2009

When driving on the N2 towards Plettenberg Bay from Port Elizabeth you will suddenly see from far a big white graceful building through the trees. This very hotspot of romance and elegance is the Beacon Island Hotel. For South Africans this is also a time share hotel of a popular hotel group. The hotel has been upgraded over the past year and this is evident in the new foyer, restaurant area and gym. The rooms are airy and light and a beautiful ocean view with a mountain back drop is guaranteed if you have a pool side room, especially in the winter. All pool side rooms are north facing, whereas the Robberg side might be a bit cold in the winter. The rest of the hotel has a very stylish interior and there is always an entertainment and kiddies programme. The fabulous view from the sitting room is stunning and sipping coffee here will wind down all the stress of life. One thing of the Beacon Island that makes it special is the fact that it’s standing gracefully on its own on a rocky piece of land that gives it a feeling of total remoteness, although sitting in the middel of Plettenberg Bay. A real traveller’s treat!

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 25, 2009

Lovely time to be had, this is our 2nd time. It's been beautifully renovated. Great food and good service. Location cannot be better, on the rocks.

  • Stayed: January 2009, traveled with family
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