Our location on Victoria’s Surf Coast, surrounded by natural beauty, is the ideal place to relax and renew your health and wellness.

Deśa Retreat is located:

  • 1 hour and 30 minutes drive from Melbourne
  • 1 hour and 30 minutes drive from Daylesford
  • 30-minute drive from Lorne
  • 20-minute drive from Barwon Heads
  • 10-minute drive from Anglesea
  • 10-minute drive from Torquay
  • 5-minute drive from Bells Beach

The ideal base from which to explore the Great Ocean Road, you’ll find many things to do nearby:

  • walk to the stunning beaches of Jan Juc and Torquay
  • walk the clifftop track
  • explore the bush
  • surf iconic breaks, Winki and Bells
  • or simply sit and watch the view from one of the many lookouts dotted along the beautiful coastline

It’s a short stroll to popular local spots, Swell Café, Cave Pizza, and the Bells Beach Hotel, so you can leave the car behind and discover the best of the Surf Coast, right here on our doorstep.

Or stay in and unwind in your private eco villa and allow us to look after you, and enjoy freshly prepared, plant-based cuisine, from our organic garden to your table.

We look forward to welcoming you at Deśa Retreat.

How to get to there

From Melbourne, head towards Geelong on the Princes Highway (M1). Continue on the M1 following the signs to the Great Ocean Road and Anglesea. Continue on Anglesea road and follow the signs to Torquay.

Drive through Torquay – past the surf shops and through the large roundabout – towards Jan Juc. Turn left onto Duffields Road, then follow Duffields until you reach Ocean Boulevard which runs along the cliff tops of Jan Juc.

Follow Ocean Boulevard until you get to Broadbeach Road. Deśa Retreat is on the corner of Broadbeach and Ocean Boulevard. You can enter via either the Ocean Boulevard or the Broadbeach Road entrance.

Places to Eat in Jan Juc and Torquay

Enjoy the quality produce on offer at our local cafés and restaurants in Jan Juc including Swell Café, The Cave Pizza and Bird Rock, all within walking distance from your villa. Or venture into Torquay for more options.

For those times when you would rather stay in and enjoy the surrounds of the retreat we offer a beautiful home-cooked dinner or breakfast delivered to your villa. Emma, your host, is a passionate garden-to-table cook who loves creating delicious, healthy plant-based meals from the Deśa Garden – gluten-free options available.

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