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“Stunning location; excellent staff; great resort!”

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Beacon Island Resort
Ranked #4 of 13 Hotels in Plettenberg Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Stellenbosch, South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“Stunning location; excellent staff; great resort!”
Reviewed 13 July 2014

It's very hard to fault the BI. This is our 4th stay at the resort - three in July, one in December - and all have been great. The hotel's grounds are immaculate; the rooms have been recently revamped; the restaurants offer good food at good prices; but best of all are the staff - at all levels - who are without exception genuinely friendly and helpful.

Plett has a very mild climate, and we've always had a least one or two days when the kids can swim even in July - mid-winter here - so bring along your swimming costumes, no matter what time of year you are coming!

BI is a time-share resort - unoccupied units may be available for rental - and a measure of its success is that for the December peak season, there are NO units available for purchase - at all - and precious few at other holiday times.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Resort Manageme... G, General Manager at Beacon Island Resort, responded to this review, 19 September 2016
Dear David

Thank you for taking the time to complete the tripadvisor review for The Beacon Island Resort.

Your comments and feedback is valuable and important to us. The only way we can improve and truly be the best Resort is by receiving feedback from our valued Guests.

We are truly glad that you have enjoyed your stay and thank you so much for your great feedback!

Can’t wait to welcome you back!

Kind regards

Reinhard Visser
General Manager

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Western Cape, South Africa
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

What an WOW expereince,this is probally the best holiday resort by far in South Africa.The facilities, staff and location infact the whole package is good value for money.Well located and such a lot to do within a 50km raduis.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Resort Manageme... G, General Manager at Beacon Island Resort, responded to this review, 19 September 2016
Dear Louis

Thank you for taking the time to complete the tripadvisor review for The Beacon Island Resort.

Your comments and feedback is valuable and important to us. The only way we can improve and truly be the best Resort is by receiving feedback from our valued Guests.

We are truly glad that you have enjoyed your stay and thank you so much for your great feedback!

Can’t wait to welcome you back!

Kind regards

Reinhard Visser
General Manager

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

We arrived exhausted after an eight hour car trip and were greeted by very friendly staff. Not having been at this hotel for quite a few years - we were blown away by the amazing sea view and the ever present rolling sounds of the waves; always smiling staff; great breakfast room and breakfasts and lots and lots of kids's activities. Up to date renovated rooms made the rooms a pleasure to be in and use. Price-value equation is fantastic for families.

Room Tip: Try to get sea-facing - and by far most rooms do actually face the sea or beach and sea.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Resort Manageme... G, General Manager at Beacon Island Resort, responded to this review, 2 July 2014
Dear Valued Guest and traveller
I would like to personally thank you for taking the time to write a response on Trip Advisor. We really appreciate your feedback. We are truly glad that you have enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcome you back to our Resort in the near future.

Until we meet again


Reinhard Visser - General Manager
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Cape Town
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91 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2014

My husband, daughter and I spent a wonderful week at The Beacon Isle in Plett and were again reminded what a special hotel this is. The hotel is well-run and every aspect offers one the opportunity to just relax or participate in the various activities on offer. The special food offers, encourage holiday makers to eat at the hotel at a reasonable price. The R25 breakfast was excellent. The staff were all very friendly and there was nothing that was too much trouble, including lending us crockery, crockery and glasses when we wanted to go for a braai one evening. The manager of the restaurant, (her name escapes me at the moment), was amazing and she went out of her way for us. I would not hesitate to go back, a few times a year if possible.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Resort Manageme... G, General Manager at Beacon Island Resort, responded to this review, 2 July 2014
Dear Valued Guest and traveller
I would like to personally thank you for taking the time to write a response on Trip Advisor. We really appreciate your feedback. I will pass your great comments on to the staff and the restaurant manager. We are truly glad that you have enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcome you back to our Resort in the near future.

Until we meet again


Reinhard Visser - General Manager
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Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

A dream holiday at this stunning hotel! All the amenities you can dream of, a spectacular view, entertainment for the whole family and a live band at night. Spoil yourself and stay at the Beacon Island!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Hennie L
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Resort Manageme... G, General Manager at Beacon Island Resort, responded to this review, 2 July 2014
Dear Valued Guest and traveller
I would like to personally thank you for taking the time to write a response on Trip Advisor. We really appreciate your feedback. We are truly glad that you have enjoyed your stay with us (felt “spoilt”) and we look forward to welcome you back to our Resort in the near future.

Until we meet again


Reinhard Visser - General Manager
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
91 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2014

This must be one of the best kept secrets of the South Africa holiday scene! One could not get closer to sleeping near the sea if you tried. The hotel is situated on a rocky outcrop with the waves crashing all night. The staff are a delight and trying all the time to make your stay as pleasant as possible. The food is well priced and not trying to be fancy which is such a nice change. The rooms are well appointed with views no matter which side you are situated. A must visit for a great holiday.

Room Tip: Try to get a sea facing room if you can.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Resort Manageme... G, General Manager at Beacon Island Resort, responded to this review, 2 July 2014
Dear Valued Guest and traveller
I would like to personally thank you for taking the time to write a response on Trip Advisor. We really appreciate your feedback. We hope that you will break the secret and tell all your friends about us... We are truly glad that you have enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcome you back to our Resort in the near future.

Until we meet again


Reinhard Visser - General Manager
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

The staff was great, truly eager to help out, beautiful setting and not overly crowded this time of year. The food and service was very nice. We were right on the beach with a good walking surface and views of the bay as well as the point.
Two single beds pushed together not ideal.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Resort Manageme... G, General Manager at Beacon Island Resort, responded to this review, 2 July 2014
Dear Valued Guest and traveller
I would like to personally thank you for taking the time to write a response on Trip Advisor. We really appreciate your feedback. We will look at the pillow tops on the beds to ensure that it meets and exceeds your expectations on your next visit. We are truly glad that you have enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcome you back to our Resort in the near future.

Until we meet again


Reinhard Visser - General Manager
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Property: Beacon Island Resort
Address: Beacon Isle Drive, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Plettenberg Bay
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Plettenberg Bay
#3 Romantic Hotel in Plettenberg Bay
#4 Family Hotel in Plettenberg Bay
#4 Luxury Hotel in Plettenberg Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Beacon Island Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 200
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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