Review: Bangalay Villas 

As we’re nudging closer to the finish line of 2020, a well-earned (local) break is on the cards. Whether you’re craving a romantic escape, a girls’ weekend or on the hunt for a family-friendly holiday spot, then a visit to Bangalay Villas is guaranteed to tick every box. And what’s more, it’s a neat 2-hour drive south from Sydney.

Architecturally designed to maximise space and privacy, each of the 16 villas are bathed in natural sunlight and boast a timeless palette of crisp white, timber and charcoal interiors for a refreshingly modern, Nordic-meets-beach accommodation vibe.

Once you recover from the beauty of the villa, you’ll soon realise it’s the location of the boutique accommodation that’s the real hook. Whether you’re craving time away to rest and recharge, or keen to stay active over the break, Bangalay and the Shoalhaven region have so much on offer.

With Seven Mile Beach National Park on the doorstep, you can kick-start your day with a leisurely walk along the beach or schedule a game of golf at the neighbouring Shoalhaven course, before making your way back to Bangalay’s on-site restaurant venue, Bangalay Dining, for your morning coffee. Then if you’re craving some quaint village vibes, the neighbouring townships of Berry, Gerringong, Kangaroo Valley and Gerroa are lined with more cafes and bakeries than we've had hot breakfasts. There's also an abundance of patrolled beaches all within short driving distance from the villas.

Or, you can slow things right down by making a beeline straight to Bangalay’s pool for the afternoon before ordering a sundowner (or two!) from the bar. In maintaining the pursuit of next-level relaxation, we opted to have dinner delivered to our villa, made happened thanks to Bangalay Dining’s 3 Course Table D’Hote Room Service. That way once we were finished dining on our deck, all that was left to do was take a hot shower before sinking in to the sofa with a good book for the evening.

Verdict: worth the splurge! Proof you can have the best of both worlds, Bangalay Villas offers all the relaxation and calm you crave in a country escape, with the luxuries and conveniences of a beachfront resort.

Notes: Perfect for couples or families, Bangalay Villas offer a range of one and two bedroom villa options, in addition to a four-bedroom holiday house.

Location: 30 Staples Street , Shoalhaven Heads

To book: www.bangalayvillas.com.au or 4448 7729