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…

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.

Our Social and Environmental Commitment

Minimising our footprint on the environment is always at the forefront of all our decisions.

We seek to find the right balance between the comfort and enjoyment of our guests and sustainable practices. This is always a work in progress and we’re continually trying to improve our eco friendliness. 

Prioritising local products and services is also really important for us.

We have partnered with Goodwill Wines to harness a social impact while buying local wines. 

We also work with Platypi Chocolates in nearby Forrest to offer ultra-local and ultra-delicious treats. You’ll get to enjoy their sparkling wine and chocolates as a welcome gift. 

Guests also receive a beautiful breakfast hamper with locally sourced goodies included in your stay. 

We’re Here to Make Your Stay Amazing

Although you check-in independently and there are no onsite staff, we live in Apollo Bay with our two young daughters. We’re readily available to help if there’s anything else you need.  

We look forward to hosting you at our little piece of paradise at Chocolate Gannets.

Warm regards,

Liliana & Xavier