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Let food and relaxation heal you!

Breakfast is always a special occasion at Vilacqua.

“Fa che il cibo e il ‘relax’ ti guariscano” – “Let food and relaxation heal you!”

Bonjourno! Welcome to Vilacqua, your bella e tranquila boutique guest villa in the picturesque seaside nook of Plettenberg Bay, on the Garden Route. Here we celebrate all that is uplifting, restoring and packed with Italian deliciousness. I am Loretta Bevilacqua and I fully intend to spoil you rotten with good, wholesome food, gregarious chatter and first class accommodation. Hospitality runs deep in my veins.

If you find yourself in Huddersfield in the UK, be sure to pop in and experience first-hand our family stalwarts, Da Sandro Pizzeria and Restaurant and The Briar Court Hotel where nothing is too much trouble and only the best will do. For a taste of Italy direct visit Villa Prati in Le Marche.

Here in the jewel of South Africa, Plettenberg Bay, we surround our guests with luxury and excellence on all fronts and a dining experience which is second to none!  Fresh, local produce lovingly prepared with flair, is beautifully presented and I put my unique Italian take on all menu items.


Winter Special

This time round my team and I are focussing on saying “Ci rivediamo a presto” – “See you again soon” to summer. Come spend a few days with us at Vilacqua and enjoy the last days of summer and warm autumn months the Plett way.

To make this a truly memorable getaway, Vilacqua is offering you the special promotion of a weekend stay of three nights and you only pay for two! If you have already made plans for this month, don’t fret because this promotion is valid until the end of June 2017. Among the rolling hills, indigenous forests and sprawling vineyards on our beautiful coast, you will find fantastic restaurants and a plethora of outdoor activities – hiking, biking, swimming in the tepid Indian Ocean, surfing and SUP’ing, beach walks in Plett, whale watching and so much more. Make us your base and explore all the treasures this region has to offer.

A beautiful autumn view from our verandah at Vilacqua.
A beautiful autumn view from our verandah at Vilacqua.


Pink Loerie Mardis Gras and Arts Festival

A call to all you fabulous Pink Loeries pruning your feathers for the Pink Loerie Mardi Gras and Arts Festival, why not ‘kill two birds’ with one stone? Party in Knysna and rest and recoup in Plett at Vilacqua. With our fantastic, satisfying Italian fair and a touch of hospitality magic, you will be ready to face the most stringent of party schedules, head on. Our stylish and relaxing décor will replenish your weary bones as Mamma Loretta soothes your tired senses.

So book now, make use of this amazing offer and say “Buona note!” to the setting summer sun.