A Tropical Escape

The Ballito MagazineDecember 19, 2023

Imagine yourself surrounded by the smell of the sea, your skin kissed by the sun, and a delicious cocktail in hand as you dip your toes into a shimmering pool. It’s the stuff dreams are made of, and Ballito is blessed with a boutique hotel that brings that dream to life. The Beach Wood Boutique Hotel & Resort beckons with its stunning white facade, inviting you to step into a paradise unlike any other.


Since its grand opening last December, this haven has captured the hearts of holidaymakers and locals alike, offering a much-needed escape from the ordinary. If you haven’t experienced its allure yet, take a moment to settle into a seat on the deck, right beside their heated infinity pool, and try Skippies Restaurant’s delicious dishes and refreshing cocktails. The warm and welcoming staff is ready to ensure your complete relaxation while you savour a delightful meal.


Meeting the diverse tastes of Ballito can be quite a challenge, but Skippies rises to the occasion with an extensive menu that caters to everyone, including the littlest members of the family. No matter what your cravings may be, they have you covered with a tantalising array of options, ranging from sushi to burgers, pasta dishes, pizza, and even salads.


They understand the importance of accommodating various food lifestyles, offering choices like the naked burger for those embracing a keto diet. Whether you have a favourite dish or are feeling adventurous enough to try something new, Skippies provides a divine culinary experience that leaves a lasting impression.


When it comes to drinks, Skippies doesn’t disappoint either. Their collection of signature cocktails is a gateway to a tropical paradise, transporting you with just one sip. Indulge in their bespoke range of drinks crafted to awaken your senses and add an extra touch of bliss to your visit.


As the day turns to evening, Beach Wood transforms into a sanctuary of tranquility, perfect for a romantic setting, but the experience doesn’t stop there. Beach Wood goes above and beyond to create an immersive and vibrant ambience for its guests. Whether it’s the enchanting melodies of live music or a carefully curated selection of new and old mixes resonating through the surround sound speakers, there’s always something captivating in the air. Stay tuned and follow their social media channels to stay in the loop and discover the upcoming vibes that will enhance your time at Beach Wood.


The incredible hospitality extends seamlessly to their stunning boutique hotel. With 13 exquisitely designed rooms, each radiating its own distinct charm, you’ll find yourself enveloped in an atmosphere of sophistication and warmth. Every room is thoughtfully adorned by the owners, showcasing unique decor, beautiful furnishings, and soothing colour combinations. It’s the perfect setting to transform your culinary journey into a serene weekend getaway or a blissful holiday escape.


Nestled just a stone’s throw away from the ocean, you can drift off to sleep serenaded by the soothing sounds of waves crashing along the shore. As the morning sun rises, wake up to the delightful melodies of chirping birds, welcoming you to a new day. With Beach Wood Boutique Hotel & Resort as your sanctuary, paradise is right at your doorstep, ready to be embraced.


032 946 1585


49 Compensation Beach Road, Ballito 

Words by Kai Coates