Bristol-based colour photographer and content creator Jess Siggers makes a break for the Bay.
A warm welcome
I always think the sign of a great hotel is when you arrive and the staff are not only smiley and friendly, but clearly happy to work there. This is the first impression I had on arrival at the Watergate Bay hotel! And the good impressions just kept coming.
Within the first two hours of our arrival we enjoyed a delicious lunch within The Living Space, had a grand tour during which we all made serious ‘heart-eyes’ at the Swim Club, Beach Hut and Zacry’s and had a great chat with Neil Haydock, Executive Chef. And this was all before I’d seen my room…
Walking into a room decorated simply but beautifully and in my favourite nautical colour palette, with the sun bouncing off the sea and casting dancing sparkles across the walls is something I’ll never forget. But after an hour or so of staring incredulously at the view, it was time to get ready for the Beach Hut tapas evening!
What followed was a great night of lovely food, buzzing atmosphere and an absolutely cracking White Russian or two.
Dreaming of waffles
Saturday went by in a blur of delicious breakfast at Zacry’s (still dreaming about those waffles), a blustery beach walk, seeing James Otter of Otter Surfboards do his thing in the events space, the loveliest of lazy lunches at the Living Space and then some chill time in my room before it was time for yet more amazing food, this time a three-course dinner back in Zacry’s. We all agreed that the food was incredible and eventually fell into our respective beds, stuffed and happy (long after the restaurant had closed for the night…oops!).
I woke Sunday morning to the sound of the sea, refreshed and ready for more waffles and my treatment, which was an utterly blissful massage from Roxy at Swim Club. Seriously did not want to check out of Watergate Bay…I’ve been recommending it to everyone and will definitely return later this year with my family. Thank you for such a fantastic weekend! X
Jess Siggers @porthjess
Jess stayed at the beginning of March 2017.
Jess Siggers is a Bristol-based content creator, consultant, social media influencer & photographer. She provides Instagram/smartphone photography workshops for both individuals & groups, and has been featured by the BBC, Time Out, The Chromologist, The Guardian & Mollie Makes. She became one of Instagram’s ‘Suggested Users’ and also runs the Bristol Instagrammers network (@IGersBristol).