Stunning Ocean Suite - stunning beach - lovely food...yet the restaurant had no atmosphere so it spoilt it for us.
The ocean suite is just stunning - the view, the bathrooms, the bubble bath with view. The balcony is totally private. If you're lucky to have nice weather. We didnt unfortunately - maybe that's why the atmosphere - or lack of it - spoilt it for us.
The beach is also stunning - unspoiled, empty and just huge. The 4x4 ride to it is also unique.
Don't come for the "safari" - it's very zoo like and rather childish. Our "ranger" kept telling us how expensive they are to buy! We did it to kill some time as the weather wasn't very nice.
The restaurant set up is rather strange. The music was tacky texan music with Christmas songs mixed in ( it's March for **** sake!). There is a small room with about 3 small tables - then a huge American looking horseshoe style bar that looks totally out of place and was empty - then at the back two large tables. On the first night we were set up - the 2 of us at the end of one of the large tables - even though the food was lovely it felt extremely odd. The texan music booming in the background didn't help. We also felt rather uncomfortable having to ask which of the wines where included in our package. The girl helping didn't even know and had to ask in the kitchen. Lucky the next day we could have dinner on a smaller table in the other room but the Christmas music made the evening rather surreal.
My advise would be - if you are on your honeymoon - book an Ocean Suite. Ask if all your meals can be served in your suite or on the beach - hope for stunning weather and you'll have a stunning time. For those couples who have been together slightly longer, like us - this may not be for you.
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- Oceana Beach & Wildlife Reserve is the product of a man who was brave enough to live his dream, and he extends an invitation to those who need a place to dream, be pampered, rejuvenate, relax, discover and be delighted by.After traveling the world, I discovered the place closest to my heart, Oceana. The first time I beheld the collection of natural wonders, something extraordinary happened, as I embraced the expanse of its exotic beauty, it embraced me. Rip Miller - Owner ... more less
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