The Sands, St Francis

South Africa

Eastern Cape

The Sand, St Francis

Contact An Agent

Why stay here?

Waking to the sound of waves crashing on the beach below; enjoying the view of the surfers making the most of the waves while you sip on a steaming cup of freshly brewed coffee on your private deck; and then slipping into the adjacent rim flow pool for a refreshing pre-breakfast swim. This is the kind of idyllic beach life that awaits visitors to The Sands @ St Francis.

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 is just minutes from the village’s centre, which makes it an ideal setting.

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.

Five-star Accommodation

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.

Delectable Dining

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.