Formosa Bay

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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Studio Apartment with Patio | View from room
Two Bedroom Apartment with Patio | Living room

Overview of Formosa Bay

Formosa Bay

3.0 star property
Family-friendly hotel in Plettenberg Bay with outdoor pool and restaurant

8.6/10 Fabulous

76 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Bathtub
  • Laundry facilities
N2 National Road, Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape, 6600
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor pool
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
  • Garden
  • Arcade/game room
  • Front desk safe
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Picnic area
For families
  • Playground on site
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Bathtub or shower

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About this area

Getting around

  • Plettenberg Bay (PBZ) - 11 min drive

About this property

Formosa Bay

3-star family-friendly hotel
At Formosa Bay, you can look forward to mini golf, a garden, and a playground. For some rest and relaxation, visit the sauna. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities such as an arcade/game room and laundry facilities.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Free self parking
  • An outdoor tennis court, barbecue grills, and a front desk safe
  • Guest reviews give top marks for the family-friendly amenities
Room features
All guestrooms at Formosa Bay have amenities such as free WiFi. Guest reviews speak well of the comfortable, spacious rooms at the property.


Afrikaans, English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 6 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 9 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free uncovered onsite self parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Barbecue grills

Traveling with children

  • Mini golf
  • Playground

What to do

  • Tennis
  • Mini golf
  • Beach nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Fitness center
  • An outdoor pool
  • Arcade/game room
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Sauna


  • Afrikaans
  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Bathtub or shower

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Breakage deposit: ZAR 1000 per stay
  • Spring Break deposit: ZAR 3000 per stay (for stays between 23 November - 14 December)

Renovations and closures

The property will be renovating from August 11 2023 to September 1 2023 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:
  • Select guestrooms
Renovation work will only be conducted on weekdays. Every effort will be made to minimize noise and disturbance.

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is professionally cleaned; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Please note: Each self-catering accommodation is equipped with a barbecue. Barbecues cannot be used by guests staying in other guestrooms. Portable barbecues are not allowed on the premises.
This property's onsite restaurant is independently operated.
Units booked may not be sublet or split between separate guests during the duration of the booking. Fees are incurred if the number of guests checking in varies from the number established at booking.
The minimum check-in age at this property is 25 years old from November 26 to December 4, 2021 and November 25 to December 8, 2022.

Also known as

Formosa Bay Condo Plettenberg Bay
Formosa Bay Condo
Formosa Bay Plettenberg Bay
Formosa Bay
Formosa Bay Hotel
Formosa Bay Plettenberg Bay
Formosa Bay Hotel Plettenberg Bay

Frequently asked questions

Does Formosa Bay offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Formosa Bay does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Formosa Bay?
As of 24 Sept 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Formosa Bay on 10 Oct 2022 start from AU$77, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Formosa Bay?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Formosa Bay?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Formosa Bay?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Formosa Bay?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Formosa Bay?
You can check in from 3 PM - 8:30 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Formosa Bay and nearby?
Practice your swing on the tennis courts. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a sauna and a fitness center. Formosa Bay also has an arcade and a picnic area, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Formosa Bay?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Down to Earth (3.2 mi), Heath Cafe (3.8 mi), and Thyme & Again (4.8 mi).

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

lovely place
lovely place with lots to keep you busy. Very good for families. We were lucky it was quiet when we went so great for a couple but definitely more of a family resort with free roaming bunnies all over the place and lots of activities to keep the kids busy.
Christos, 5-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Garth, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A jewel in Plett
Lovely place in a lovely town. A come back to it kind of stay.
Jazz, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Lovely property. Big spacious 2 bedroom cottage. Only negative was the noise heard from the neighboring houses.
Erica, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great stay overall and will return anyday again on my next business trip
ALAN, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Good hotel, clean
Renato, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great stayover, close to all the area has to offer
Lovely, spacious, two-bedroomed apartment with good quality linen on beds and beautiful and large bathrooms. Towels maybe a bit small and dated. Very clean overall, except for bread crumbs left behind on the toaster. Great for families! Lovely balcony with barbecue facilities. Kitchen well equipped. The staff was lovely and really friendly. Overall great stay!
T, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent resort, Friendly staff. My family really enjoyed the entire stay. Definitely going back there!
Craig, 4-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Fun place to stay
Negatives - the pictures for the studio room are misleading. There is no air-conditioner nor bathtub in the room, but in the pictures they do represent these amenities. Also if you book this resort with, instead of going direct, you will need to purchase a pass for the resort's games at a cost of R100. Positives- self catering studio apartment had all the necessary kitchen utensils. Bed was comfortable and the room was clean. Games area to keep everyone busy.
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Wonseok, 2-night trip with friends
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