In a fittingly charming backstory for a charming motel, The Isla was opened in April 2022 by a group of life-long friends who grew up holidaying on the New South Wales’ South Coast. Co-founder Yanna Dascarolis says they had been longing for a destination where they could all get together – so when they saw an old-school motel up for sale in Batehaven, they couldn’t pass up the chance to put a new spin on a timeless classic.
‘We wanted the motel to be a modern homage to the way we used to holiday on the iconic NSW South Coast, perfectly balanced by our love for European summers,’ Yanna adds.
Those Architects helped them bring the building back to life. Now, the 18-room motel is a breezy and relaxed getaway right across from the beach!