Diaz Strand Hotel
Amidst all the splendour and scenic opulence of the Garden Route, lies a holiday hotspot that rivals the best in the world. The Diaz Strand Hotel & Resort is one of South Africa’s premier breakaway destinations, offering guests a combination of luxury living and country hospitality.
Apart from being situated amidst miles of open beachfront and endless stretches of ocean vistas, the hotel is situated close enough to shopping centres and the centre of town to secure easy access, but is also far enough from everything not to be perturbed by crowds of people and traffic jams. Mossel Bay also boasts one of the most temperate climates in the world, which all but guarantees a pleasant experience.
The 4-star Diaz Strand Hotel offers guests an all-round experience of luxurious rooms and suites, friendly service and a relaxing atmosphere with brilliant views of the calming Indian Ocean. Fall asleep to the gentle lapping of the sea against the shore, and awaken refreshed and revitalised to a gourmet buffet breakfast fit for a king (or a queen).
The Hotel offers guests an incredible range of activities, restaurants and things to do, whether you are 9 or 90. Their 3 on-site restaurants and coffee shop offer diverse menus sure to satisfy every taste under the sun, whilst the Convenience Market offers shoppers a taste of the good life with everything from the biggest selection of books in the Garden Route to delicious cakes and deli delights.
Brilliant views of the calming Indian Ocean from your own balcony.
An olympic size indoor heated pool
Mossel Bay boasts one of the most temperate climates in the world, which all but guarantees a pleasant experience.Bahia Dos Vaqueiros, Diaz Hotel & Resort’s fine dining restaurant with experienced Executive Chef, Michael Dewsnap at the helm, and its unique cuisine and elegant style, is poised to become one of the Garden Route’s leading restaurants.
The hotel's restaurant's ceiling is adorned with “The Fantasy of the Discovery of the World” - the largest ceiling fresco in the Southern Cape, painted by a team of artists led by André Knoesen, who was also responsible for artwork at Sandton City’s Mandela Square. The restaurant received The Award of Excellence from Diners Club International three years in a row (2005, 2006 and 2007). This is the highest award for a wine list in South Africa
Things to do and see
The Resort offers a wide range of leisure activities: The Outdoor Rim-flow Pool with its crisp clear blue water, is reserved exclusively for the use of hotel guests. There are ample deck chairs at the pool’s edge and under the palm trees; drinks and teas are served here for the convenience of our guests.The Indoor Heated Pool, situated next to the Jacuzzi Garden and Wellness Centre, is an Olympic-size pool.Resort guests are regularly treated to a dazzling range of live shows, hosted at the Pero Dias Theatre.
Within touching distance of the captivating coastline and the cool waves, Lazy River captures the essence of Diaz Strand - fun, action and excitement. Ride the tubes with friends, or simply wallow in the water, work on your tan and drift along without a care in the world.
Those who prefer a somewhat faster ride, can take in a superb high-speed view of the ocean whilst zooming down the seaside Supertube.Play a round on either of the two aptly-named Adventure Golf courses, or pick up a set of clubs and head out to the Mashie Golf course – all three courses have fantastic views of the beach and ocean.Helicopter rides can be arranged from Diaz Strand; the experience will afford you spectacular aerial views of Seal Island, the Point and the town of Mossel Bay.
Diaz Adventures, an on-site adventure company, offers a range of activities in and around the resort, boat trips around Seal Island, whale-watching, sea-kayaking, abseiling, and scuba-diving, either at sea or in the on-site training tank. Team-building adventures can be arranged.
- Number of Rooms: 86
- Children Policy: Children welcome
- Best time to visit: September - May