Bangalay Luxury Villas was the destination of choice for Married at First Sight’s ‘surprise couple’ Billy and Susie. A scenic two hours drive south of Sydney, our newly opened luxury resort offers a sophisticated. yet relaxed backdrop for lovers to escape and indulge in the finer (and fun) things in life. Here’s how Billy and Susie spent their honeymoon.
GOLF SESSION AT SHOALHAVEN HEADS GOLF COURSE
Billy was particularly excited to see Shoalhaven Heads Golf Course, which is located right next door to the villas. The happy couple made their way around the course, getting to know each other and sharing a few laughs on the highly regarded 18-hole links style course. The club welcomes visitors and we can arrange to have the carts delivered down to Bangalay, so you can tee off almost right at your doorstep during your stay at Bangalay.
HORSERIDING ON SEVEN MILE BEACH
There’s no better feeling than exploring our gorgeous area by horseback. Billy and Susie experienced an exhilarating ride with Monique from Regal Riding School. Monique makes everyone feel at ease with the horses. The glistening waves, warm sun, abundant birdlife, soft sand and the steady rhythm of the horse’s movements provides a powerful appreciation of and connection to nature which is always best shared with a loved one.
PICNIC AND WINE TASTING AT COOLANGATTA ESTATE
Bangalay is lucky enough to be within about 10 minutes drive of three of the major wineries on the South Coast. Coolangatta Estate, Mountain Ridge and Two Figs Winery are all located on nearby Coolangatta Mountain and foothills, offering stunning views at each location.
Billy and Susie enjoyed a romantic picnic at Coolangatta Estate, the South Coast’s most awarded winery, followed by a wine tasting of the estate grown wines at the cellar door. The Tannat was a firm favourite with the crew, whilst Susie thoroughly enjoyed the sweet frizzante rose. There is nothing more romantic than an afternoon spent wine tasting whilst watching the sunset.
You can add a little more adventure to your wine-tasting session at Coolangatta, with a tour beforehand on ‘Bigfoot’ – a bright yellow custom-built tractor which travels up to the summit of Coolangatta Mountain where you can look out over the picturesque South Coast.
TASTING MENU AT BANGALAY
Our onsite restaurant, Bangalay Dining is open to the public and offers premium dining in a relaxed coastal setting. Head Chef Brent Strong is passionate about the use of native ingredients and local produce, creating inspirational dishes celebrating the natural elements which surround us at Bangalay.
Billy and Susie enjoyed a three-course dinner paired with local wines, sharing their chocolate delice for dessert which was a favourite of the couple.
The six course tasting menu is highly recommended for a mouth-watering, native food experience. You can view our current menu here.
SURFING WITH SHOALHAVEN HEADS SURF SCHOOL
There were loads of laughs and spills as Billy and Susie took to the water, with Billy teaching Susie the ropes in the clear waters of Seven Mile Beach. You can learn the art of surfing with Michael from Shoalhaven Heads Surf School.
L O C A L H I G H L I G H T S
There are so many amazing experiences on offer here in the Shoalhaven on the South Coast. The region truly delivers to those who are seeking a bit of fun, excitement, inspiration and adventure. From world famous beaches to breathtaking lookouts atop picturesque wineries, our charming region provides an array of experiences including boutique shopping, incredible dining and indulgent pamper sessions. We have scenic adventure attractions, talented and passionate locals and fun activities in spades on the South Coast of New South Wales. We are only too happy to work with you to create your dream honeymoon itinerary at Bangalay Luxury Villas.
Inspired by the South Coast’s unspoilt natural beauty, Bangalay Luxury Villas are the epitome of laid-back luxury accommodation. At Bangalay you can return to nature and nostalgic beach holidays without compromising on comfort and style.
Comprising of 16 luxury villas thoughtfully designed to mirror the beauty and tone of the natural elements which surround. an equally sophisticated onsite restaurant, Bangalay Dining brings an entirely original vibe of earthy coastal luxury and sleek chic to the region.
Set amongst the natural coastal Bangalay Sand Forest distinctive to our region, a meandering boardwalk allows you to access each villa, and then up towards the beach creating an intimate coastal bungalow feel.
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