Mindfulness Motel: Bateman’s Bay welcomes The Isla

Bateman’s Bay will soon be home to a new luxury motel, with The Isla opening next month.

The retro-inspired accommodation was “designed by friends, for friends”. The Canberra friends behind this property wanted to meet the needs of the modern traveler seeking a vacation “rooted in mindfulness” as they explore Australia’s coastal cities.

Isla co-founder Yanna Dascarolis said many travelers have fond memories of Batemans Bay and want to provide a stylish new environment from which to rediscover the area.

“I have fond memories of vacationing in Batemans Bay as a child and since having children on our own we have fallen in love with the beautiful, unspoiled Australian beaches and the warm community again,” Dascarolis said.

“It was important for us to stay in touch with the things we love about Batemans Bay and to create something that reflects its charm well.”

Lowkey living at The Isla in Bateman’s Bay

The Isla has 18 rooms, including three suites, the largest of which has its own private pool. While an old garage on the property has been transformed into a pool lounge which flows into a communal dining area.

The color palette features sunset hues and natural textures, as well as deep indigo blues to mimic the sea of ​​the Spanish coast, a nod to the founders’ European roots, while the modern design incorporates amenities for travellers, such as contactless check-in via their mobile phone.

L’Isla champions local suppliers, including award-winning architects THOSE, whose founders are all based within 90 minutes of the holiday destination.

Guests can also sample locally sourced artisan products, such as Dangerous Ales beer, Poor Toms Gin cocktails, and ST ALi espresso martinis through The Isla’s Cantina vending machine.

Nicholas E. Crittendon