Poised high on a cliff facing out over Walker Bay in Hermanus, The Marine is a spectacular South African honeymoon destination. Thanks to its location, overlooking a carefully preserved whale sanctuary, the hotel offers the best land-based whale watching in the world, but that is just one of many reasons to make this your accommodation of choice. The Marine is home to 40 individually decorated guestrooms and suites set against a majestic natural backdrop, not to mention unforgettable wining and dining venues, and a world-class spa where you can savour a blissful pampering in between sightseeing.
Honeymoon resort information
Double Rooms22-44sqm Double Rooms are cosy but stylish hideaways perfect for couples on honeymoon or a romantic break. All of them feature the hotel’s chic signature décor and come with under-floor heating and air-conditioning; some of them also open out onto enchanting private balconies. Opt for one of these rooms and some of the amenities you can expect to enjoy include complimentary WiFi, chocolates at turndown and sparkling wine for honeymooners, hot water bottles during winter and tea and coffee making facilities.
Luxury Double Rooms with Sea ViewsThese stunningly decorated rooms provide you with sweeping views over Walker Bay, affording you plenty of chances for spotting resident dolphins and whales. With their gleaming en-suite bathroom and intimate sitting area, they provide you with an idyllic little home-away-from-home in which to enjoy your honeymoon.
Premier SuitesThe Marine’s 10 opulently furnished Premier Suites are each individually decorated and are blessed with spectacular views over the bay. Measuring between 46sqm and 87sqm they offer a spacious romantic haven in which couples can enjoy peace and privacy and a variety of modern comforts. Two of the suites come with private balconies and two come with their own fireplaces, but all of them consist of a lavish bedroom, elegant sitting area with DVD player and flat-screen TV, and a sleek modern en-suite bathroom.
Marine SuitesFantastic sea views and intricately furnishings bless the Marine Suite. Individually decorated and prepared for spaciousness in mind, luxury is at the heart of the Marine Suite.
Even if the weather is a little chilly, you can refresh yourselves with an enjoyable dip in the heated saltwater pool, with its adjacent loungers and outdoor shower. You can find the pool located in The Marine’s well-manicured internal courtyard.
Another great way to unwind is with a trip to Carchele Beauty Spa, with its soothing white décor, its couples massage treatment rooms, DermaLife Capsule and steam room. The spa offers a decadent menu of treatments guaranteed to leave you feeling relaxed and replenished from head to foot; these include massages, body wraps, full body exfoliation, facials and manicures.
If you want to purchase some souvenirs to take home to friends and family before the end of your sojourn in this seaside South African paradise, simply pop into the hotel’s elegant The Collection Boutique. Here you will find a wide range of products including stunning jewelry, Ardmore Ceramics, artworks, clothing and sculptures.
SeaFood at The MarineUnsurprisingly, this elegantly furnished restaurant specialises in delectable fresh seafood dishes, ethically sourced from the Overberg region. Some of the delicacies you can expect to savour include octopus carpaccio, plump oysters, and beer-battered hake with hand-cut chips. Talented Chef Chad Blows also has a mouth-watering secret masala sauce up his sleeve for guests who enjoy a top-notch curry every now and again.
The PavilionThe Pavilion is an opulent breakfast room designed to reflect the glamour of the roaring 20’s. Come here each morning for a resplendent morning meal including hot options, fresh fruit and freshly baked patisserie items guaranteed to tempt your taste buds, and savour the dramatic cliff views while you eat.
The Sun LoungeIf you are hankering after some tasty snacks or a refreshing beverage then be sure to repair to The Sun Lounge, with its warm, cheerful colour scheme and comfortable seating. Here you can indulge yourself while sitting back, relaxing, and soaking up the majestic views of Walker Bay spread out before you. Afternoon tea and an impressive selection of wines are also served here, making it the perfect venue for pre or post dinner drinks.