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
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.
317 Skinners Shoot Road, Skinners Shoot
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
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