The Chocolate Gannets Story
Situated along Victoria’s Great Ocean Road, Chocolate Gannets offers a choice of four unique, luxury beachfront villas.
The villas provide a secluded beach holiday experience, only five minutes’ drive (or a peaceful beach walk) from the relaxed fishing village of Apollo Bay,
Each comfortable villa has two bedrooms, a wood-fireplace, spa bath to die for, and the most dreamy beds and linen.
Chocolate Gannets has everything you could ever want for a romantic getaway, honeymoon or family retreat.
A Proud History
When Chocolate Gannets was built in the early 2000s, it was the first luxury accommodation on the Great Ocean Road. Our villas really were quite the sensation!
In 2003, Chocolate Gannets won 1st place in the New Tourism Development category of the Victorian Tourism Awards. Not a bad achievement given Melbourne’s newly built Federation Square received second place…
Gannets are marine birds, found along our Victorian coast, known for their life-long romantic partnerships and spectacular diving technique which has given them the reputation of voraciousness. Local legend has it that the first owners’ nickname for their young daughter was Chocolate Gannet due to her voracious appetite for chocolate; the name is an ode to her. Our two young daughters have happily filled the space being little Chocolate Gannets themselves!
Chocolate Gannets came into our loving care in September 2019. We have adored every minute, even the challenging ones.
The Chocolate Gannets Experience
We fell in love with Chocolate Gannets the first time we ever stayed as guests. Now we love to provide our guests with the simple luxury of enjoying a relaxing and restoring stay in an idyllic location.
For us, luxury is not necessarily about opulence, but rather about enjoying the simple things in life. It’s about all the little things that make you feel great. Help you to take a pause. And appreciate the natural beauty of the environment and people around you.
We hope you find this luxury here.