This is an incredible place and we can’t wait to return! The cottage was just right, with everything that we could have needed during our stay. Having a kitchenette meant that we had the option to have breakfast and simple lunches on our private patio, as well as enjoying great food at the many restaurants and tavernas that are just a short drive away. The attractive setting of the gardens and the lovely pool could mean that you choose never to leave BanSala. The location is beautiful and peaceful, with incredible views across the shimmering sea. Vounaria is a quiet, unspoilt village, that is an excellent base from which to explore the many beaches and other attractions of the peninsula. We especially enjoyed a trip slightly further afield to Ancient Messene and also had great day’s sailing with AreonSail. Finally, the care, personal attention, tips and recommendations for every guest from John, the owner, made this an even more special place to stay. We certainly plan to return.…
Great location, next to an amazing beach with a really warm and clean sea! Madeleine and John were most welcoming, and their restaurant recommendations were the best ( I wish we asked them on day 1 as some other places we walked into were a little disappointing!) The phone signal in the entire area is on and off, so we had a real Internet detox, but Bansala was so cosy, with that lovely infinity swimming pool, delicious figs fresh from the tree, and aperitives at the bar. 10 days just was not enough!... Every summer we go to new places in the Med, but we'd definitely like to come back to Bansala!
We chose Bansala based on a friend’s recommendation. It was everything they said and more. The limited number of villas means more personal attention and a really un-hotel like feel. As a family, we don’t get to stay at super luxurious hotels but Bansala made us feel pretty special. The owners were friendly and nothing was too much trouble - from drinks by the pool to restaurant recommendations and even a poolside plate of freshly picked figs! We explored the rustic and rural surrounds of the region and returned to our sanctuary each evening.
BanSala is such a beautiful and quiet piece of paradise. The villas are stylish with beautiful views. John was lovely and constantly checking in on us and bringing us fresh figs while we lay by the pool. There are plenty of local restaurants for real Greek food nearby and the beach is a small stroll down the hill. The perfect place to read plenty of books!
We were a group of six and stayed for four nights in this wonderful idyll in this beautiful part of the Peloponnese. The villas are exquisite, very comfortable with all that we needed and more. Wonderful views of the coast and the Mani over the sea, swallows swooping over the pool in gulps, fresh figs picked from the tree by John, drinks at the bar, tips and chats with the owners and sandy beaches within easy walking distances. Local beach bar and restaurant at Akti beach with best calamari of our holiday. Perfect.