Easter weekend getaways: why the coast is best

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Easter weekend getaways at the beach are good for you, here’s why…

Finally there’s proof! If you’re undecided about taking Easter weekend getaways annually, you can now turn to scientific fact for encouragement. There’s increasing evidence that coastal holidays are good for your health and the health of your family. A survey of 2000 adults found that the fastest and most effective way to ease stress was the sight of the sea… of course!

Easter weekend getaways Knysna

The Easter long weekend is the perfect time for a coastal getaway

Here are the numerous reasons why more and more people are choosing Easter weekend getaways at the sea:

– Personal trainers rate swimming in the sea as great exercise, working every muscle in the body
– Sea water lowers your core temperature just the right amount, putting less strain on your heart
– Sea water contains kelp [seaweed] extracts that help combat fat cells and reduce cellulite
– Sea salt, a natural exfoliator, contains silicon for smooth, tighter skin
– Iodine in the sea promotes hair shine and growth
– Seafood dishes are good for your waistline and your heart (they’re full of omega-3 fatty acids)
– Oysters, mussels and prawns contain zinc, which helps immunity and fertility
– Strolling where the waves break on the beach enriches oxygen to your skin, muscles, brain, heart and other organs

It seems that a holiday destination at the coast is a healthier option than holiday destinations inland…

Don’t miss this: Annually for Easter, the quaint town of Sedgefield (21 minutes from the Knysna heads) hosts The Slow Festival 2015 from the 3rd to the 5th of April. As the name suggests, this Easter festival is all about taking it slow and relaxing. This is a great opportunity to see local art, crafts, live music, sample delicious cuisine and take part in an event or two. Have a look at the event calendar here. The dress code is ‘black and white with a touch of orange’ so be sure to pack a festive outfit to get into character. Make a note of this event if you want to enjoy what life has to offer at the coast! Tel +27 (0) 72 949 3002 | info@slowfestival.co.za

Choosing the coast for Easter weekend getaways: now is the time to plan!

Easter is around the corner – so make sure you have a coastal destination picked and luxury rental property booked. Here’s a stunning luxury property in Knysna that may interest you. Best of all, it’s currently free for the Easter weekend in South Africa (3rd April – 6th April).

Sea House is located in a prime location high above the spectacular Knysna Heads. This is living in nature’s playground, with a view like the Gods. Sea House sleeps 8 people maximum, but is just as appealing for a romantic, fun-loving couple. Sea House is surrounded by lush forest and Fynbos outside and has an heart-stopping infinity pool. Luxurious amenities include a gas fireplace, solid wood floors and beautifully equipped kitchen. Each of the 4 bedrooms features a private patio or balcony. The 3 double rooms have stylish en-suite bathrooms, whilst the twin has a separate shower room.

Easter weekend getaways Knysna

When is Sea House available for booking? Currently, it’s available for bookings for the Easter weekend! Anytime during the period 17th March to 8th April (2015) is available*. The period 15th April to the 30th April (2015) is also open*. The month of May (2015) is currently free for bookings in advance*. To avoid missing out, book now! For more information on this luxurious rental and to make your bookings, click here.

*Dates stated correct at time of publication of this article, but the property may have been booked for these dates in the interim. Please check the availability calendar of the property featured above.