Byron Bay is a place that offers respite, without ever compromising on convenience or luxury. Here's our list of places to stay in one of Australia’s most sought-after destinations.

By the sea

A plush beachside oasis that has long been a haven for celebrities, Rae’s resembles the whitewashed villas of a secluded Greek island and overlooks Wategos, a surf beach just five minutes’ drive from Byron Bay’s town centre. The rooms – a mix of suites, penthouses and a private villa – are spacious and luxurious, with tasteful European and Moroccan-influenced furnishings.

6-8 Marine Parade, Byron Bay

Three Best Places to Stay in Byron Bay

Among the trees

Situated on a two-hectare forested property a few minutes out of Byron Bay, Azabu is a tranquil Japanese-inspired retreat that’s perfect for a romantic getaway or for those looking to relax. The hotel offers yoga classes and has a day spa and five open-plan suites that are also inspired by Japanese architecture.

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317 Skinners Shoot Road, Skinners Shoot

Three Best Places to Stay in Byron Bay

In the hills

Graciosa, less than 15 minutes’ south-west of Byron, is a stunning century-old farmhouse combining rustic charm with a luxurious twist. The farmhouse itself features five double bedrooms and two bathrooms but, if your party is smaller, book the studio, which accommodates two.

752 Bangalow Road, Talofa

Three Best Places to Stay in Byron Bay

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