Stab Magazine | There's A 5-Star Resort Right On The Sand At Skeleton Bay
1165 Views

There’s A 5-Star Resort Right On The Sand At Skeleton Bay

Who knew?

travel // Jul 18, 2018
Words by stab
Reading Time: 2 minutes

Did you know?

Along Namibia’s Skeleton Coast resides not only the best wave known to man, but also a 5-star resort for people who really really want to get away from it all.

The Pelican Point Lodge is a lighthouse oasis built upon Namibia’s most famous sandspit. Within the small structural confines are ten private suites, each of which offers a slightly different view of the point and/or interior aesthetic. Some of the suite names include: The Ocean Suite, The Seal Suite, The Oyster Suite, and The Captain’s Cove Suite.

Despite its remote location (the closest town, Walvis Bay, is over 20 miles by car), the Pelican Point Lodge offers world class amenities, including but not limited to: one to one service, scrumptious dining, complete privacy, and the sound of jackals howling as you make your nightly subconscious transcendence.

Daily activities at PPL  include:
– Guided walks with the seals, jackals, flamingoes, pelicans, cormorants, terns and many more.
– Sundowners at the tip of the Peninsula
– Guided Peninsula drives, featuring the Ramsar site, the Skeleton Bay surfers hotspot, the shipwreck, the Jetty, the absolute Point and the wildlife,
– Strolling on the beach on your own pace is strongly recommended and is part of the Pelican Point Lodge Experience.
– Shipwreck at walking distance

Now this all sounds fine and dandy, but if you’re already spending a few gees on flights just to arrive in Namibia, you might not want to break the bank on accom. So just how much does a night at the Pelican Point Lodge cost?

According to their site, the cheapest room is around $400 per night, per person, while the premium suite, which offers a 360-degree view of the point swings as high as $750 per head.  

Considering the Lodge’s proximity to the wave (walking distance!), this might be worth your while for a one or two night venture.

Just to be sure, we should check some of the hotel reviews:

“The place itself is magnificent. The sand peninsula was a marvel. The view extraordinary. The staff super. Every meal was a real treat. The best!” said Bente from Norway.

“We chose this place because it is located at the end of the world and very beautiful ! The road to get there is quite difficult and you need to master properly your 4×4. It was fun and unusual to drive on the sand! “ said Gabrielle from France.

PelicanPoint lodge

Quaint is an understatement. Remote hardly captures it.

Photography

PPL

And that pretty much settles it. If you love surfing and hate people, and you have money but don’t enjoy conventional ways of spending it, the Pelican Point Lodge might just be your dream surf destination. Just watch out for the jackals.

Comments

Comments are a Stab Premium feature. Gotta join to talk shop.

Already a member? Sign In

Want to join? Sign Up

Advertisement

Most Recent

“Airlines Hate Me:” Bad Boy RyRy’s Guide To Surf Travel

Want to get pampered at the pointy end of the plane for free?

Aug 17, 2022

7:11

What Happens When You Borrow A Pro’s Board?

Joyride: The Shrizz from PANDA surfboards.

Aug 16, 2022

2:17

Mick Fanning Samples California’s Finest Local Produce

Mayhem at Lowers.

Aug 16, 2022

Mountains Died So You Could Surf

The value of sand.

Aug 15, 2022

9:12

UPDATE: People Are Still Surfing ‘La Jetee’ in Reunion Island

Returning to the best & sharkiest air wave in the world, as seen in Mod…

Aug 14, 2022

These Are Your Favorite (Female) Surfers

What the Stab reader survey teaches us about taste.

Aug 14, 2022

2:14

Kelly and Local Gal to Win Teahupo’o?

Local insights and a firing forecast.

Aug 13, 2022

These Are Your Favorite (Male) Surfers

Insights from the 2022 Stab Reader survey.

Aug 13, 2022

16:04

Fear And Loathing in Mainland Mex

Parker Coffin, Harry Roach, and the Roark crew embark on an authentic Oaxacan (surf) trip.

Aug 13, 2022

Tahiti Preview: The End Of The Road For 72% Of The CT

And hello there, blob of swell.

Aug 12, 2022

3:24

While Everyone Flocked To Tahiti, Kelly Stayed in Jbay

...And proceeded to rip the hell out of it on a "borrowed" 5-finned Tomo.

Aug 11, 2022

1:38

Can A GQ Cover Boy Take Out Teahupo’o?

Kauli Vaast is your incredibly handsome Tahiti trials winner.

Aug 11, 2022

Watch: Ramble On With Caity Simmers 

An action-rich tour behind the scenes of her triumphant first voyage to Oz.

Aug 11, 2022

PSA: Surf Filmers Not Welcome In Nicaragua

Cameras and drones are being seized on arrival, Stab spoke with two recent visitors.

Aug 11, 2022

Inside The Alternative Surfboard Marketing Machine 

Two of the biz's best — Matt Parker and Blake Peters — spill many beans.

Aug 10, 2022

The Tragic Parallels Between The Murder Of Ricardo Dos Santos & 8x World Jiu Jitsu Champion Leandro Lo

Two Brazilian sporting icons killed brazenly by off-duty police officers.

Aug 9, 2022

The Pick-Up, Vans US Open: In The Belly Of The Beast

Finger flips, shaping with Zion Wright, slurpees, Hawaiian takeovers, and the king of Surfline rewinds.

Aug 8, 2022

Albee Layer Discusses His Not-So-Budding Acting Career And The Upcoming Film “Sweet Adventure”

"Matt and Nora were tripping a little harder than I was just because they weren't…

Aug 8, 2022
Advertisement