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Was staying at the InterContinental Resort for a conference. The beach was beautiful all times of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kgalalelo M
Johannesburg, South Africa
Nice beach with great sunset views

Nice, although dominated by big hotels. Some fish to see snorkelling just off the beach, but better... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Was staying at the InterContinental Resort for a conference. The beach was beautiful all times of the day. Calm seas that one could swim in, crystal clear waters and very warm.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Kgalalelo M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice, although dominated by big hotels. Some fish to see snorkelling just off the beach, but better if took a boat out to the reef.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mont1e
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

As mentioned in my story I posted on trip advisor. Myself and my family was bitten with some kind of bed bugs called (pinese) in Mauritian language. Managers didn’t seem to be concerned about the problem and was pretty relax about the situation. I had...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank peter4340
Reviewed 17 December 2018

This beach is better than the one immediately in front of Westin Hotel which has quite a bit of sharp coral on it. Good for swimming at Balaclava Beach

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank susief1386
Reviewed 12 December 2018

With so many hotels along the Balaclava beach, it's difficult to find somewhere to relax! The public beach is ideal for those who want to get away from the busy hotels and crowded beaches. There are no restaurants or bars, but packing a family picnic...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 12brigitte29
Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

Very beautiful, with good quality with reasonable cost sea foods. Short beach side so tanning is going to be challenge.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank M7904TU_
Reviewed 21 November 2018

The Beach is situated close to a road and there is sufficient parking. The beach is clean and safe to swim from.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dras N
Reviewed 19 November 2018

I enjoy swimming in the sea and this could not ne done at Balacalva which was quite dissapointing. Not interesting for children either.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank g0naz
Reviewed 21 October 2018

We spent a couple of evenings on this beach . Easy access for the nearby hotels. Clear water and calm waves. Lots of stray dogs around. Not every one is a dog lover , but if you see them show them some kindness .

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Janette W
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

This is a very small beach...very stoney in parts. Not much to be seen in the way of shells etc a few small crabs. Some great water sports going on at this beach. Beautiful Sunsets 🌅

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank littlevMedway
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29 August 2017|
Response from Adventureseeker524 | Reviewed this property |
As there were all inclusive resorts here dotted around the beach, we did not see any restaurants apart from the ones linked to the hotels.
28 September 2015|
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Response from Maria T | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are part of the hotel grounds. You can reach them by passing the kiosk on the beach where you book boat trips etc, then follow the path along side the river up to the ruins. There are also waterfalls near there but... More