The Bungalow offers amazing seaside stays in Plettenberg Bay

The Bungalow

The Bungalow Plett by Raw Africa Boutique Collection is a luxury beachfront accommodation in the stunning town of Plettenberg Bay, I was delighted to be granted the chance to spend some time here and it made for a memorable experience.

As my friends and I made our way into Plett, a town I haven’t visited in roughly seven years, the prospect of a stay at the Bungalow began to come alive. Having worked alongside the Raw Africa Boutique Collection, formerly Cape Summer Villas, for some time now, I knew that were in for a luxury experience.

As we drove down the winding road towards the beach we saw the restaurant and colourful façade. We arrived a bit early to check in so we decided to spend our time in the best way we knew how, lounging about on the beach. It was definitely a perfect start to our stay. We kept looking back to the property as our anticipation began to grow for our stay.

As we made our way from the beach to the entrance and up the stairs it is evident that the styling of the property is in keeping with its surroundings- the beach. The chic patterns and high end décor add that little bit extra, after all this is not your everyday beach rental.

Jasmine checked us in and she showed us to our apartment for the night. Her cheerful nature made us feel welcomed immediately. She wanted us to have that ‘wow factor’ upon entering the apartment and that is exactly what we got!

Accommodation at the Bungalow Plett

We were staying in the Bay Apartment, it was upmarket and elegantly styled. This apartment has unobstructed views of the beach. Although the living room was filled with high quality furniture and a large smart television, the best thing to watch was simply the 180 degree view of the crashing waves.

The living area was generous in size but the attention to detail when it comes to the styling makes it feel somewhat homey and a comfortable living environment. The adjoining dining room is the perfect place for families to gather after a day of fun-filled activities thanks to the amazing dining room table, it was a showstopper.

The bedrooms maintain the sense of quality whilst keeping a gentle feel, a difficult balance between comfort and luxury. The main bedroom opens up onto the patio and there is no better way to start the day then to walk outside and enjoy view of the Plettenberg Bay beachfront. Two of my friends regularly pointed out the quality of the furnishings as they have both worked in the furniture industry.

We made our way back to the restaurant in the morning as we enjoyed the final moments of our stay. Guests can choose from any of the breakfast options on their menu. We sat on the table facing the beach as we wanted to enjoy these views one final time before departing. As we tucked into our tasty breakfasts and sipped our coffees we began reflecting on the memories that the Bungalow had given us. The staff were very attentive and they took several photos of us, memories to last a lifetime.

Dining at the Sky Villa

My visit included the option of enjoying a dinner at the Sky Villa Boutique Hotel and it was an opportunity I snatched with both hands. My mother had previously visited the hotel for a work event and she was in awe of what she saw.

When I mentioned to my friends that we would be enjoying an evening at the Sky Villa, they were also filled with excitement.

The Sky Villa Boutique Hotel also forms part of the Raw Africa Boutique Collection, so they and the Bungalow are essentially sister properties in Plett and are amongst the most luxurious in town.

We made our way to the hotel as the sun was setting. The town of Plettenberg Bay was beginning to quieten down but we were ready for what the night had in store. The drive up to the hotel is a beautiful one, the fact that it is one of the highest properties in the town means it makes for surreal views – views which simply need to be enjoyed in person.

The entrance consists of concrete architecture that will take your breath away. Everything within is just as impressive. We were shown to our table by Mark, our waiter for the evening. We chose to sit at a table which overlooks the town. This was probably the best view I have had whilst eating at a restaurant.

The gentle lighting created an atmosphere of relaxation, as when one visits such a restaurant you need to enjoy the experience. The restaurant consisted of upmarket postmodern styling, it was certainly unique.

The menu was diverse yet simple, simple in meaning that it covered most of the popular food types. I opted for a Cape Malay Lamb Curry paired with a glass of Durbanville Hills wine. This was not an unfamiliar meal, but a meal that I really felt like.

My curry came with crispy poppadum and an array of side dishes. These two facets added perfectly to the flavoursome lamb, which was really tender. The merlot was somewhat of a palette cleaner for the curry, which allowed me to enjoy the bursts of flavour again and again.  

After our meal we walked around the property for a little while as we began to notice the detail in the styling, it amazed us.

My stay at the Bungalow and dining experience at the Sky Villa were nothing short of exceptional and I cannot wait to visit again in the future.

The Bungalow is located at 5 Meeding St, Plettenberg Bay. Here is their location on Google Maps. For bookings, call +27 (0) 44 533 1864; email them on Facebook HERE or on Instagram HERE.


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