The necessary precautions and restrictions put in place by the South African government to curb the spread of the coronavirus have in many cases negatively impacted our mental and emotional state. The saying that “change is as good as a holiday” has never been more true than in the last few months of lockdown. After being stuck at home for many months, the yearning for a change of scenery has become stronger than ever. Luckily, South Africans are blessed with world-class local accommodation that offers breath-taking views and luxury décor, such as On the Beach Guesthouse in Jeffreys Bay.
Sun soaked rooms, opulent décor, picturesque sea views and comfort made into an art, are just some of the ways I would describe On the Beach Guesthouse, which sets the benchmark for guesthouses in South Africa.
Their room options include deluxe, studio and the penthouse. I thoroughly enjoyed my sun-kissed and newly sanitised deluxe open-plan room, located on the ground floor with sliding doors leading onto a panoramic sea-view patio. My cloud-like king bed put the “luxury” in “deluxe,” with billowing bedding and fashionable furnishings that would have earned it a feature on Top Billing.
The secondary category, namely executive studio rooms include mini kitchenettes, a furnished outdoor patio and, as in the deluxe room, has an opulent bathtub fit for total relaxation for a bubble-bath king or queen.
The third option is to escape from the hustle and bustle of life in the sanctuary that is the exclusive penthouse. This includes wrap-around views, an executive work desk, state-of-the-art décor and an elevated view of the coastline that creates an atmosphere of luxurious indulgence.
Their speedy wifi, compatible plugs and ample work desks make On the Beach Guesthouse a suitable alternative when needing to “work from home” with a view.
The communal lounge area is a feast for the eyes with 180-degree views of the ocean. With a fully staffed kitchen this is the perfect spot to invite a friend to meet you to enjoy the views and order coffee.
On the Beach Guesthouse is filled with small details and touches, allowing guests to enjoy moment after moment of discovery. From a shelf stocked with books and board games, to a movie-nook, there are many ways to unwind.
Each room includes a personalised list of regulation-friendly activities to do in the area that further enhances the experience.
Breakfast included a full cold buffet and hot a’ la carte breakfast menu. I can recommend the egg benedict with creamy hollandaise sauce with confidence!
On the Beach Guesthouse in Jeffreys Bay is a perfect example of regulation adherence done right. From a temperature taking check-in system, to sanitation stations at every corner, to mask wearing staff and socially-distanced dining layouts, there are many ways that an overnight stay can be enjoyed without putting yourself or others at additional risk.
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