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Formosa Bay Resort

N 2 National Road, Plettenberg Bay 6600 South Africa
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#2 of 12 apartments in Plettenberg Bay
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Located only 3 km from the famous Plettenberg Bay Beach, Formosa Bay is a welcoming lifestyle resort with on-site attractions for kids of all ages. This resort, with its freestanding self-catering chalets is set in tranquil gardens and found in the heart of the Garden Route, where there are many sights to enjoy and places to explore. Ideal for a romantic getaway or a well-deserved family break.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Wifi
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Coffee shop
Game room
Mini golf
Children's playground
Parking
Free wifi in the business centre
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Sauna
Restaurant
Tennis court
Darts
Table tennis
Video game console
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Steam room
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Convenience store
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
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Room features
Additional bathroom
Desk
Dining area
Housekeeping
Kitchenette
Microwave
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans

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N 2 National Road, Plettenberg Bay 6600 South Africa
Formosa Bay Resort
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Mike_G6308 wrote a review 03 Feb
Cape Town, South Africa429 contributions50 helpful votes
Formosa Bay is timeshare/self catering resort in Plettenburg Bay. With well appointed chalets, clean and well looked after. There is lots activities at the resort even a warm water pool. Lots of furry visitors are there looking for a carrot to eat. The resort is not far from the beaches Lookout and Central, also the town is only a few kilometres away.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Mike, we're over the moon reading your amazing feedback! There's truly something special about the combination of sun, sand, and a short journey for a change of scenery, all of which are found right here with us 😎. Our resort strives to offer the perfect blend of relaxation and adventure, and it's great knowing that each aspect of your stay was to your liking. And certainly, our carrot-loving furry friends add a touch of charm to the property 🥰. Thank you for your support, and we hope to welcome you back soon.
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geezers2 wrote a review Jan 2024
geezers250 contributions62 helpful votes
This is a very friendly family orientated venue that is very nice and secure. The room we had was vast and very modern and comfortable with a nice balcony. Lots of fluffy bunnies running around, great for kids and very safe. As a couple we still enjoyed it, although the restaurant does shut very early (6pm). Plenty of car parking, very friendly staff and the food is very good. Very nice resort, no real complaints.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 07 Jan 2024
Hi geezers2, thanks so much for the lovely feedback. We strive to provide a modern yet comfortable holiday spot for our valued guests to enjoy and are thrilled that our fluffy friendly added to the charm. Creating a joyful experience for families and couples alike is our forte, and we look forward to welcoming you back for more wonderful moments 😎🌴.
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Leonard S wrote a review Oct 2023
Twickenham, United Kingdom82 contributions17 helpful votes
This is a good and accessible option to visit Plett. The staff are friendly and efficient. The cottages are a full one bedroom house, with lounge / sofa sleeping options for children. The kitchen is fully equipped, with a gas stove and there is a generator for blackouts. The bedding is high quality, the TV full package, but one negative the wifi is weak and another one has to leave one's bed to switch off the night light. The wifi is not sufficient for serious internet use. The patio with a great braai which is cleaned early every morning. Buy carrots for the bunnies, they're not that interested in cucumbers or tomatoes or lettuce, but are cute. The pool near the shop remained hidden till my last day, and is warm water. There is also a gym with a cupboard type sauna. Its a good venue.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 17 Oct 2023
Hi LeonardS405, thank you so much for taking the time to share this valuable feedback with us. It's wonderful that our friendly service and fully-equipped cottages provided you with a cosy home away from home experience 😊. Regarding the WiFi, while it is suitable for basic internet use and staying connected, we do not advise that it be used for streaming or bandwidth-intensive activities. Your mention of the patio is much appreciated – it's our pleasure to maintain a relaxing and welcoming environment for our guests. As for the bunnies, it's true; they have quite the preference for carrots! Lastly, we're happy to hear you made use of our gym facilities and the sauna. We strive to offer a variety of amenities to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. Once again, thank you for your kind words and for trusting us with your holiday. We hope to welcome you back in the future and make your next visit even more enjoyable 😎.
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irishmike60 wrote a review Aug 2023
South Africa267 contributions37 helpful votes
as a first time visitor to this resort, we were very pleasantly surprised. Check in was easy and effortless and staff very friendly. Our self-catering unit was comfortable and had all that we required for our 3 night week-end stay. A unique and rather different miniature golf course of 9 holes, that done twice makes up a good 18 hole experience. Also a family jumping pillow, in lieu of trampolines, was a feature. Swimming pools were clean and well laid out, even though being August we did not swim, the water being too chilly. Having said that we did swim in the sea which was cold but bearable. The rabbits that run around the complex "free-range" were a treat for children and adult alike. One minor gripe, and this is unavoidable - privacy was severely compromised by the layout of the property, and we , whilst sitting outside on the patio to braai, had folk passing by in very close proximity on occasion - but that did not detract greatly from our overall impression of the the resort. Staff were friendly and cordial, and the Waffle house was unique in the presentation of that choice on the menu. Also a mean cuppo coffee from the barristers on duty. We will be back !!!
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Some units are not very private, but do not let that detract from all this resort has to offer,...
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Responded 01 Sept 2023
Hi irishmike60, thank you so much for taking the time to share this wonderful feedback with us. It's amazing to know that your check-in experience was effortless, and you found our staff to be friendly – we take great pride in ensuring a warm and welcoming atmosphere for all our guests. The family jumping pillow is indeed a fun alternative to traditional trampolines, and we're pleased to hear it was a feature you appreciated 😀. Our resident free-range rabbits are indeed a charming addition to the resort, and we're thrilled they brought joy to both children and adults during your stay. We appreciate your feedback regarding the layout of the property and the potential privacy concerns. We will certainly take your comments into consideration as we continually strive to enhance the overall experience for our guests. We can't wait to welcome you back to our resort in the future!
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Valerie C wrote a review May 2023
Cape Town, South Africa21 contributions1 helpful vote
The resort is very neat and well maintained. Easy access to all amenities, via a paved walk way. Chalets are very modern. No wifi in chalets which is a downer especially if you want to work while on holiday. Sleeping space for children under 12 not suitable. Would prefer a proper sleeper couch or bunk beds. The benches are not safe as they can roll off. On site restaurant very nice with the most divine waffles and friendly staff.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Room Tip: No wifi in chalets.
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Responded 09 May 2023
Hi valeriecupido, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. Providing a comfortable, relaxing holiday environment for our guests to enjoy is super important to us, and we are really glad that this proved to be the case for you 😊. We have however taken your feedback on board for future developments, and appreciate you raising this with us. Next time you're looking to enjoy a wonderful breakaway with first-class service and delicious meals, we hope you'll stop by!
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#the_vacationist wrote a review Feb 2023
Minneapolis, Minnesota662 contributions232 helpful votes
A really nice place to stay on the garden route. Rooms are clean and spacious, with mini kitchen, fridge, glass door cabinets and subway tiled back splash. Bathrooms are large with walk-in rain shower. Small seating area, with wonderful pool views. That staff is exceptionally kind and helpful. The grounds are terrific. The spa feeling is awesome. Enjoy your booking here!
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Can’t check in until 3 pm
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Responded 01 Mar 2023
Dear Guest, thank you so much for trusting us with your stay and taking the time to leave us such a great review. We are glad you enjoyed the facilities at the resort as well as the hospitality from our resort staff. It is our aim to provide our guests with great and memorable experiences, as such we are delighted to know you had a wonderful time with us. We hope we get the pleasure of hosting you again soon.😍
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monadwbus wrote a review Jan 2023
George, South Africa3 contributions
Friendly staff awaits you at the gate and office. The houses are clean and well-stocked with all utensils. The flow of the house was well thought out and there is enough room for 2 couples and a child. Just remember that this house had a stair to the one bedroom and for small babies, it needed to be packed with something. There is enough area to walk and the recreation area offered a lot to do. There is a hot and cold swimming pool and a steam room which you can book. The waffle restaurant on the premises offers a small menu for a quick coffee or beer. They could look at the waffle though as it was not the best that I had. It is well situated so is in town or surrounds quick and easy.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Responded 17 Jan 2023
Hi monadwbus, thank you for reviewing your recent experience with us 😊. Here at Formosa Bay, we certainly try our hardest to provide the most comfortable and entertaining stay to all our guests - and it's wonderful that this was also the case for you. We have noted your suggestion about the waffle and will definitely work towards having this improved. We appreciate you trusting us with your pre-holiday and hope that you'll join us again soon for another stunning stay!
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hanns b wrote a review Dec 2021
hout bay398 contributions116 helpful votes
to stop over or spend time to explore Plettenberg Bay. We had some concerns as the Rage was supposed to be on but the staff managed the Covid restrictions very well. The rooms are spacious and offer everything one needs. We'll certainly come back
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Responded 08 Dec 2021
Hi Hanns, we appreciate your positive feedback about our resort. We are delighted to know you had an enjoyable stay with us. We do take pride in catering to our guests’ needs the best way we can and we are glad to know we made such a positive impression on you that you'd want to visit us again. Thank you for your support and we'd love to welcome you again for another memorable holiday in the near future. Regards. Formosa Bay
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Yuval B wrote a review Nov 2021
Petah Tiqwa, Israel8 contributions
we had a great time for two days the staff is very patient and helpful, and the fortune is very clean and comfortable we had a single standard room with breakfast and got out for trips and attractions - very close to main activities around.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Responded 23 Nov 2021
Hi Petah,thank you for paying us a visit. We are thrilled to know you a great stay with us and we are especially pleased to hear that our staff made your stay pleasant. We hope we get the pleasure of hosting you again in future. Regards, Formosa Bay
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alisonsZ628QY wrote a review Nov 2020
Cape Town, South Africa35 contributions27 helpful votes
We had an awesome stay, we booked the studio apartment as we were only two, lots of entertainment if you have small children, restaurant served an lovely breakfast, staff very friendly. The place centrally situated to you can go drive down to the beach in less that 5 minutes.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 03 Nov 2020
Dear Alison, Thank you for reviewing our resort. It's great to know that your family had a wonderful holiday and that our resort fully met your expectations. Kind regards Formosa Bay
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Frequently Asked Questions about Formosa Bay Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Formosa Bay Resort?
Nearby attractions include Cairnbrogie (1.0 km) and Poortjies Beach (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Formosa Bay Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at Formosa Bay Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Formosa Bay Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Formosa Bay Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Formosa Bay Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mugg & Bean, Sky Villa Restaurant, and Do Coraçăo.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Formosa Bay Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Is Formosa Bay Resort located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Plettenberg Bay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Formosa Bay Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Formosa Bay Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Old Timber Shed (1.8 km), Nelson Bay Cave (6.0 km), and Van Plettenberg Beacon (1.8 km).
Is Formosa Bay Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.