5 Star ★★★★★
ⓘ About The Sands at St Francis Bay
The Sands at St Francis is a luxurious African beach house, located in the picturesque seaside village of St. Francis Bay and offers five spacious en-suite bedrooms, all with uninterrupted views of the majestic Indian Ocean and the endless stretches of pristine coastline.
All bedrooms are air-conditioned and offer luxury and style. Each bedroom opens onto a private deck with stunning views of the beach and infinity pool below. The honeymoon suite offers an extra outdoor shower and Jacuzzi in its deck, from where spectacular sunsets can be enjoyed.
The glass-fronted Octagon Restaurant has a thatched roof, central fireplace and surrounding timber deck and provides a breathtaking 270-degree panoramic view of the bay. Octagon serves breakfast, light lunches and a la carte dinners.
Set in the exclusive enclave of St Francis Bay, the luxury getaway of choice for many of South Africa’s who’s who, as well as a favourite playground for sun and sea seeking holidaymakers. The Sands @ St Francis makes the most of its ideal setting, just minutes from the village’s centre, and with unrivalled access to a pristine beach just below.
Making the Most of the Beach
In fact, the beach takes pride of place in this boutique five-star guesthouse. Large picture windows flood the upstairs lounge, restaurant and cocktail bar with spectacular ocean views as well as that delicious fresh sea air that beach holidays are made of. A wide second floor veranda encourages guests to rest their elbows on its smooth wooden balustrades and quietly contemplate the ebb and flow of the tide below.
Each of the guest house’s five luxuriously appointed en-suite bedrooms also make the most of the addictive sea views, with large sliding doors and private decks strewn with comfy furniture. Once night falls, guests can sink into the glorious comfort of a steaming Jacuzzi bath before wrapping themselves in thick robes and enjoying the treat of a king sized bed, decked out in the finest Percale linen and topped with fluffy goose down duvets.
Dining at The Sands is an equally inviting prospect, thanks in part to the spectacular view and mainly due to the talents of the resident chefs. Breakfasts consist of a well stocked continental buffet and an interesting array of cooked breakfast options. Light lunches (think fresh salads, sandwiches and wraps) are available on request.
While the a la carte menu has an eclectic range of options, guests would do well to sample one of the many seafood dishes on offer, not only to taste some of the freshest seafood in the country, but also to experience the restaurant's’ speciality. To complete the meal, the staff are happy to recommend a bottle (or two) of fine South African wine from the well stocked Director’s Cellar.
Sun and Sea Seeking
When not enjoying the ample comforts of their rooms, guests have access to not one, but two swimming pools, one overlooking the ocean, the other tucked away for those who prefer a bit more privacy. The guesthouse also boasts a steam room, plus in suite spa treatments can also be arranged for guests who feel in need of some added pampering.
There is no doubt that visitors to St Francis Bay are always spoilt for choice when it comes to ways to enjoy the great outdoors, and what makes a day in the sun and sea even better is coming home to your very own luxurious beachside hideaway at The Sands @ St Francis.
✔ Room service available from 07h00 - 22h00
✔ Porter service and luggage storage facilities
✔ Dry Cleaning services available
✔ Valet service
✔ Airport transfers
✔ Tours and excursions arranged
✔ 2 Pool Decks
✔ Pool deck lunch and beverage service
✔ A steam room and Jacuzzi
✔ The Octagon Restaurant
✔ Director’s Cellar
✔ Guest Lounge
✔ Golf clubs, tennis racquets, kayaks, boogie boards and bicycles available for guests to use