Chin-chin! Sundowners with a view in Plett
Let’s not pretend that sipping an expertly prepared drink against the aquamarine backdrop of the ocean isn’t one of the coolest things to do. It simply insists that you relax and take in the scenery and cool, zesty flavours. It’s one of those iconic seaside holiday traditions and is practically a right of holiday passage in Plettenberg Bay. To get you dreaming and planning your next vacay, here’s where to get the best of both in Plett.
BEACON ISLAND’S SEA LOUNGE
This often-overlooked nook of the Beacon Island Hotel offers uninterrupted views of the bay, as the lounge is quite literally suspended over the rocks and ocean. With floor to ceiling windows, superb cocktails and an excellent chance of seeing dolphins in the waters below, this is an iconic stop when you’re in Plettenberg Bay.
La Vita è Bella at Enrico’s Restaurant in Keurboomstrand. Located overlooking one of Plettenberg Bay’s six Blue Flag beaches, Enrico’s is a summer foodie must-visit. From the terrace, you can look out over the beach and bay towards Robberg, with some of the best sunset views to be found in the area.
Stumbling upon an unexpected treat is one of the joys of travelling and, for those who have frequented Plett over the years, Sky Villa will be an exciting addition to your usual dining experiences. Located above town with simply stunning views over the lagoon and coastline to the Tsitsikamma Mountains, Sky Villa offers an elegant and relaxed coastal vibe for a real holiday treat.
If you’re someone who loves the vibe of being at the centre of the action, then Moby Dick’s, on Central Beach, should be your choice for a sundowner. Central Beach is an interesting hub of activity and you can watch the boats launching and beaching, scuba divers on their way to a dive site and the talented sand artists working their magic on the beach below.
The vibrant seaside atmosphere continues further down the beach at The Bungalow. This trendy spot is effortlessly cool with a deck and funky plunge pool for long, lazy afternoons enjoying that Plett feeling!
Settle in at Lemon Grass, there is so much to see: mountains, ocean, lagoon and river are your only neighbours when visiting this seaside restaurant. Sip colourful cocktails as you watch the gulls swoop and glide on the cool, coastal breeze.
When you tire of our ocean views, if that’s possible, take a trip to Emily Moon River Lodge for a drink at their exquisitely decorated Emily’s Restaurant. The restaurant overlooks the meandering Bitou River and wetland which transforms into a magnificent golden landscape as the sun sets.
SEAFOOD AT THE PLETTENBERG
Another hidden gem in Plettenberg Bay is SeaFood at The Plettenberg Hotel. The hotel is located on a cliff overlooking the beach, bay and mountains beyond. The views are sublime and the elevated position makes it ideal for whale and dolphin watching as you sip a chilled cocktail.
The Lookout Deck is a Plett institution. Many returning visitors treat their first beer at “The Deck” as a totem that their holiday has finally begun! It’s a perfect place to watch the surfers and the whales, as Plett’s colourful sunsets add a hint of tropical colour to your cocktail.