FOR ME, HOLIDAYS INVOLVE A WHOLE LOT OF NOTHING. I LIKE PEACE, I LIKE QUIET AND, MOST OF ALL, I LIKE BEING ABLE TO QUIET MY MIND AND ENJOY A MOMENT OR TWO OF CALM – WHICH IS JUST WHAT YOU WILL FIND AT THE LIGHT HOUSE BOUTIQUE SUITES IN PAARL.
Paarl, the biggest town in the Cape Winelands, offers a myriad activities for every type of traveller, from wine aficionados and rooibos tea connoisseurs to those interested in a crocodile encounter or two.A town filled with history, Paarl can keep you busy from the start of your trip right to the end, but no visit to the town would be complete without a stay at The Light House Boutique Suites.
Located on a leafy green hillside in suburban Paarl, the white vista of this stylish house stands out starkly from its surroundings. The duck-egg blue window arches and shutters give The Light House a distinctly American flavour, and it’s not hard to picture it surrounded my manicured
lawns in the affluent Hamptons area in upstate New York.
The décor is what I like to describe as “effortlessly chic”, with every surface occupied by candles, bowls of fresh flowers, ornate trinkets and lovely fabrics.
A SUITE FOR ANY TASTE
All of the suites atThe Light House offer guests a sanctuary of peace and calm, and include all the modern amenities expected at a luxury guest house, such as a wonderfully comfortable bed, a spacious bathroom, a television, mini-fridge, hair dryer, safe, tea station and free Wi-Fi.
The most intimate room at The Light House is aptly called “The Hamptons”.This blue-hued escape boasts uncomplicated sophistication. Its view of the Drakenstein Mountains guarantees that guests will not want to leave the comfort of this room.
The Afro Chic suite is an ode to our beloved continent. Neutral tones pair with accents of animal print and tasteful splashes of colour to provide the same kind of calm as the other suites, but with an added touch of playfulness that reflects the soul of Africa.
The Manhattan Suite mirrors the design and innovation of one of the greatest cities in the world, New York. The uncomplicated design aesthetic shows off the Art Deco influences in the theme’s cosmopolitan nature.
The Mayfair Suite sees the elegance of Georgian England paired with the most luxurious of modern design trends.The room is accented with antique metallic and soft grey tones.The opulence and glamour of this suite lends an even greater sense of romance to The Light House experience.
The Bedford Manor Suite is the biggest suite on the property and is ideal for lovers and newlyweds – its main focus is very much on the mahogany four-poster bed.The décor is a modern interpretation of the traditional Cape Dutch home.The classic “olden-day” feel of the décor transports guests to another time – which gives you and your partner a lovely sense of seclusion in luxurious comfort.
The Light House Boutique Suites provides visitors to Paarl with true rest and relaxation. Pack your bags, and prepare to recharge your batteries like never before. Happy holidaying!
For more information, visit thelighthouse.co.za.