Many a scary movie is based around the last man alive scenario, focussing on the single hero stumbling bravely through a lonely world. Conversely, there’s nothing quite like those rare moments when you’re alone on the beach and you feel like you’re the only person in the world. Proclaim yourself king of your own quiet patch of secret sandy paradise with a three-day beach escape at Prana Lodge Private Beach Estate for R4500 per person sharing.
Serenely nestled on its own seventeen acres of private beach estate, complete with indigenous dune forests and an unspoilt twenty one kilometre stretch of beach, Prana Lodge is like something out of a blockbuster movie with a high CGI budget; you’d think it was impossible for scenery that scenic to exist in real life. It’s not only the location that’ll leave you feeling you stepped into the movies and the friendly staff of Prana will ensure that’ll you’re treated like an A-lister straight out of Hollywood. The premier suites are a luxurious escape from commercial hotels with white walls and whiter cotton sheets and whether you’re snuggling up under the downy covers on your bed or chilling in front of your satellite DSTV linked flat-screen television, you’ll feel like the most spoilt kind of diva.
Not only are the suites the kind of comfortable you read about in celeb gossip, you’ll also be treated to a fruit and snack platter in your suite, which is far better than the fruit baskets and mini-muffins most famous people get. Though no one’s going to be kissing your feet, you and your special someone will receive a complimentary Thai foot scrub which is either just as good, or far better. If the foot scrub leaves you eager for a little more pampering, a quick duck into the wellness spa will provide you with all the indulgence you could ask for. Whether it’s a traditional Thai massage or a virgin coconut oil facial, you’ll be able to treat your body and mind to the soothing atmosphere and a mahala treatment up to the value of R700.
If your belly is crowing for the same type of treatment as the rest of you, skip on down to the restaurant and feast your eyes, taste-buds and tummy on a four-course meal for two prepared by the executive chef, Jaycee Ferreira. Considering you’re going to be there for three whole days, one four-course meal just isn’t enough for belligerent bellies. The easiest and tastiest way to put a stop to incense mumbles and grumbles from your middle is the daily High Tea which is more than just lace doilies and cucumber sandwiches.
Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway to woo your true love or you just feel like getting away from dishes, dusting and morning traffic for a long-weekend, the private beach estate at Prana Lodge is the perfect way to do it. Spend all day cocooned in your luxurious room or stroll along the unspoilt beach staring into the glimmery ocean distance with your snoochypoo at your side. If one spa treatment wasn’t enough, beach sand is like nature’s own free foot scrub and rubbing some drippy beach between your palms is like a mini massage.
Sandy Fact: An ancient scroll found buried under a large boulder in the Nevada desert makes mention of a place called সৈকত হোটেল which, in English translates to ‘The Great Basin Beach Hotel’. This has led some scholars to believe that there was once an ocean nearby.