South Sands is an ultra chic 22-bedroom beachside hotel that has boldly made its mark in the picturesque seaside town of Salcombe since its opening during the summer of 2010.
Salcombe is buzzing with families and tourists during the summer but winter can be the loveliest times to visit for blissful romance. This time of year, the town becomes a secluded winter sanctuary with picture-perfect beaches, stunning coastal paths and cosy pubs; the perfect back drop to enjoy pure indulgence at South Sands Hotel.
At South Sands a romantic getaway begins on arrival. Staff can greet guests with champagne and red roses whilst bedrooms are adorned with rose petals and candles delicately placed around the sea-facing bath. Deeply passionate about the area, the friendly team is dedicated to ensuring guests enjoy the best of it and will go the extra mile by organizing a gourmet picnic basket for a day’s walking, hot-air balloon rides over the estuary or a private yacht charter from the South Sands hotel jetty to explore the coastline whilst wrapped cashmere rugs.
After a day of activities indulge in a head-to-toe massage in one of the beautiful bedrooms named after classic boats – J-Class, Dragon, Yawl, Enterprise and Optimist – with tranquil views across the bay and elegant decor inspired by the sea. For the ultimate romantic experience, stay in a fabulous J-Cass room, and relax in the twin-set slipper baths that over look out to the sea. Or cosy up in front of the fire at South Sands bar, for afternoon tea or cocktails and oysters.
For an indulgent Valentine’s dining experience, the restaurant at South Sands offers a cosy cocoon with a dramatic seaside backdrop. Soak up the panoramic views over the estuary and enjoy Chef Stuart’s 5-course tasting menu which includes scrumptious delicacies such as: celeriac veloute with poached apples and curry oil, scallop baked in the shell with crab and herb crust, duck liver and foie gras parfait, red onion compote and pain d’epice.
End your evening with a night cap on the candle-lit balcony, taking in the magnificent views of South Sands award-winning beach whilst snuggling up under the stars wrapped in a soft blanket. Feel a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of life, enclosed in a romantic cocoon for two.