Anelia Resort & Spa: the ultimate Island-lifestyle foodie destination

Published Date: 25 Aug 2017

Burgers, braais and the beach. What more could you ask for? Feeling the soft, warm sand crunch under your feet as you take a walk from your lounger to the water’s edge is only made better by the fact that you don’t have to worry about going anywhere, because everything you need is just meters away.

Relaxing the day away and soaking up the Island atmosphere whips up more of an appetite than you’d think. That’s why Esplanade Beach Grill, the Burger Bar, the Sunset Bar and the Dolphin Bar are all just minutes away from where guests relax. Both bars offer unmatched views of the sun as it sets, while the Sunset Bar in particular pampers guests with their beach drink service—that’s right, if you’re in the mood for your favourite cocktail you don’t even have to get up from the comfort of your lounger. You could even be treated to the sight of dolphins frolicking in the waves while you sip away at a refreshing G&T or any other cocktail you can dream up.

Nothing says “laid-back” like enjoying a juicy burger or braai (“BBQ”, as those at the resort call it). The only thing that can take it to the next level is an ocean view. Whether it’s for a quick bite or to spend the afternoon soaking up the island sun, the Burger Bar delivers meaty home comforts that you’ll find yourself missing. All homemade and best enjoyed with one of the local beers, the Burger Bar unlocks the ultimate chill factor in allowing guests to enjoy their meal in casual or beach wear. Refreshing local beers, cocktails and mocktails will tickle your tastebuds too, and provide you with an Instagram-worthy drink to enjoy while taking in the stunning view. The Burger Bar also offers all their refreshments through the pool-side service, which means you don’t have to move an inch from your comfortable spot.

The more time you spend on the beach, the better. That’s why beach dinners are held twice a week and trade in the sight of the sun setting over the ocean for the moon reflecting off of it, where you can enjoy the sound of the ocean lapping at the shore as you enjoy delicious food. And there you have it, when you’ve got burgers, braais and the beach all waiting to be enjoyed, what else do you really need?

In the spirit of Anelia, try your hand at the delightfully easy burger recipe below.

American-Style Burgers

Serves: 4 | Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 12 minutes

500g Lean Mince
2T Ketchup
1T All-Spice Seasoning
2T Butter
1t Worcestershire Sauce
4 Hamburger Rolls

1. Mix your mince, ketchup, seasoning and Worcestershire sauce in a bowl until well-blended.
2. Split your mix into four patties.
3. Melt butter in a pan on medium heat, cook patties for 4-6 minutes per side.
4. Serve your burgers on toasted rolls with desired toppings and sauces.

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