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Club Mykonos – Your Langebaan Paradise In The Sun

Club Mykonos in Langebaan is a lovely getaway spot quite close to Cape Town and fully inspired by Greece and is located on the West Coast Way Foodie Route and Tractor Route

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It caters to families that want their kids to run freely and in the safety of a resort, couples that want to snuggle up in the privacy of one of their rather fancy four-star Marina Village apartments or friends that want to have a holiday together. There is also the possibility of having a conference in their conference centre. So, dust off you fancy clothes and pack them, if you are up for betting on your lucky stars.

Club Mykonos – Your Langebaan Paradise In The Sun

Club Mykonos is the closest you can get to a Greek island holiday for a fraction of the price compared to the real deal and it is definitely worth a visit. Imagine white washed houses, sea air, the safety of a resort and an incredible holiday vibe. I have never visited a resort before, so I was in for a bit of a culture shock as Club Mykonos basically caters to all your needs. This starts with a local small super market selling popcorn and bread, a laundry, various pools (including a heated one), tennis courts, a gym, a spa, several restaurants, a shop for essential holiday items (imagine you forgot your bikini!!!), yoga classes and carries on with outdoor activities such as fishing, diving, jet skiing, sailing, golfing, playing tennis and many many more.

Overwhelmed by all the possibilities, I even had to make a little schedule for our two days. Of course, I did not want to miss anything. But I am getting ahead of myself.

On a rather stunning sunny winter Friday, my husband and I took the drive up the West Coast. It’s one of my favourite drives as it passes Route 27 Roosterkoek, which I never am able to pass by. My hubby had never tried them, so I promised him we would stop on our way back (they were closed already, Boohoo!). Honestly, the best money you can spend on a lunch break!

4-Star Self-Catering Accommodation

We continued our drive, following the sun that slowly disappeared on the horizon. We made it just before sunset and checked in. This scenic drive from Cape Town will only take roughly 90 mins.

We were given the keys to one of their brand spanking new Marina-Village apartments. These are mostly 2 bedrooms facilities that are very fancy and are equipped with everything your heart desires. The two of us really wanted reconnect and this was very easily possible in the lovely apartment we had the pleasure to stay at. The best part of the apartment was the balcony, which overlooked the Marina with all their sailing boats neatly and peacefully anchored next to each other. A glorious sight while sipping on a glass of wine and leaving the worries of your week behind you.

So that is exactly what we did. While chatting away we made some pasta and then had it on the balcony. The week had been rough on me with lots of trips out and about. Snuggling up on the couch was just the right medicine for us. Eventually we even made it into those very comfy beds.

The next morning, I woke up quite early. I made myself a coffee and started reading a book on the balcony to start off my day. At 9 am I went for an early morning yoga session. Two other girls and I waited for the instructor. Yoga matts are provided with hygienic yoga towels and off we went. The instructor was fabulous and pushed my beginner yoga knowledge. I love to practice quite a bit but mostly do that in the comfort of my own home. He showed us some very tricky postures that kept us engaged and on our toes. Afterwards I went for a swim in their heated pool. So great!

Ready for an actual breakfast, I returned to the apartment and my husband and I went looking for a great coffee place. We found a tiny coffee place that offered great coffee and yummy chicken mayo sandwiches overlooking the Marina harbour.

Well-fed we ventured out and about to see Langebaan and its surroundings. It’s a sleepy little place that makes you feel at home immediately. The beach is never far, and you can smell that in the air. As we were quite cold, we drove to the mall that is a convenient 5 min drive from Club Mykonos. There we purchased warmer cloth and groceries for the rest of our stay. We got some Greek style tapas and Nachos. When it is freezing cold all you long for is comfort food and cheesy goodness followed by hot chocolate as desert.

Upon return I decided to visit the spa on the resort. I had booked a hot stone massage at the La Vita Spa (R 600 for 80 mins). A little treat to myself and the perfect choice for chilly winter days. The spa is tucked away behind the heated swimming pool and I was welcomed with hot tea and my treatment. Stress and worries just melted away under those very capable hands and you simply are in the here and now. A beautiful way to relax and a definite must try for those with tense muscles.

Happily, I walked back to our apartment where my husband had prepared our meal for the evening and we nibbled away on our goodies with hot coco in hand. The huge couch was super snug, and this is where we watched some movies. As it was our last night of the weekend we did feel like making the most of it and kept up late.

In the morning, we hit the road quite early but not without stopping at Route 27 Roosterkoek. This is where we had piping-hot coffee and amazingly satisfying Roosterkoeks. They were so yummy we even bought some padkos.

My recommendation to you as fellow traveller would be to definitely give Club Mykonos a try. It is not only affordable but extremely convenient for a weekend away with your loved ones. You will find something for everyone and almost every taste. I generally love self-catering in my home away from home and the apartment we stayed in was exceptionally well equipped. So, give them a go if you plan a trip to Langebaan.

Why stay there?
Because staying here immediately gets you into a holiday vibe and you can kick back and enjoy your vacation in 4-star self-catering accommodation. It’s quite a big resort with plenty of options to walk and explore and if you get tired just get a massage at their local spa or play Bingo at the pool while sipping away on one of their delicious cocktails. It is very safe and offers quite a lot of entertainment options.

How much does it cost?
A one-bedroom apartment (3 stars) cost currently R 1000 (R 500 per person) a night during the week and the price goes up a little over the weekend. The two-bedroom apartments start at R 1100 (R 275 per person). You can find them online under Athenian Cascades and Terraces. The fancier four-star options named are also going for a comparable price as winter special. I got to stay in one of these with my husband and loved it! The apartments are all self-catering and include all amenities, cooking utensils and braai spots.

Special offer
Book a stay with them between now to 7 of August and you can safe a massive 30% on your little piece of Greece. There is also an early booking offer with a 20% in case of you booking more than 60 days ahead.

Can I take the kids?
Absolutely! In fact, this is a perfect spot to make sure that parents as well as children get a holiday. There is plenty of activities for the little ones and you can relax knowing that your precious offspring is well taken care of while you can kick of those heels.

Find Club Mykonos in Langebaan on the West Coast Way Foodie Route and Tractor Route

Accommodation • Restaurant • Conferencing • Child-Friendly • Water & Land Activities • Spa

Open 7 days a week | Booking Essential
Where: R27, Mykonos Access Road, Langebaan
Contact: +27 (0) 22 707 7000 |  info@clubmykonos.co.za |  www.clubmykonos.co.za

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