Discover the ultra-chic coastal town of Byron Bay, bustling with bohemian retailers, cosy cafes and arguably some of the dreamiest beach bungalows and trendiest holiday homes on the East Coast of Australia. With so many options, we’ve made things a little easier with our roundup of the Best Accommodation in Byron Bay, from charming guest houses to boutique resorts, all serving up major interior design goals.
Experience the true spirit of Byron Bay living with 28 Degrees, where a barefoot luxury experience awaits you! Just minutes from the stunning Main Beach, this luxury guesthouse features impeccably styled rooms cloaked in a canopy of tropical greenery – some offering lighthouse views, or your very own private plunge pool.
Fuel up for a day of exploring with a DIY breakfast of granola, house-made compote or yoghurt, and return to Byron Bay’s finest restaurants and bars, right at the doorstep of your home away from home.
- Prices for 28 Degrees Byron Bay, one of the best hotels in Byron Bay, start at US $268++ per night. Click for best available prices.
Live like a local at Atlantic Byron Bay, a boutique hotel nestled within swaying palm trees by the ocean. An oasis consisting of four open plan beach houses, you’ll find plenty of space to unwind on the deck, whip up a hearty lunch with fresh produce, or enjoy an evening tipple by the fire pit.
Hop on one of The Atlantic’s bikes and explore the streets of Byron, its amazing cafés and white sandy beaches! Must-visits: The iconic Cape Byron Lighthouse and Main Beach, both just short drives away.
- Prices for the Atlantic Byron Bay, one of the best hotels in Byron Bay, start at US $164++ per night. Click for best available prices.
Look no further than Raes On Wategos for Byron’s undoubtedly most iconic stay in an idyllic beachfront setting! Choose from 2 penthouses and 7 suites, all elegantly designed to emulate the tranquility of Wategos. Expect pared down interiors adorned with natural materials, handwoven rattan furniture and distinctive curved walls.
Relax and reinvigorate yourself at Rae’s day spa, or take a dip in the outdoor pool. Just steps away is the incredible Wategos Beach, or venture a little further and you’ll discover The Pass, another picturesque spot to watch the sunset. Return to the hotel for award-winning Australian-Mediterranean cuisine, alfresco style!
- Prices for Raes on Wategos, one of the best hotels in Byron Bay, start at US $436++ per night. Click for best available prices.
The barefoot ambience of Byron Bay meets New York boutique elegance at The Bower Byron Bay, a revamped 1970s motel tucked amidst palm clusters! This hotel boasts minimalist interiors adorned with wood and brass elements across a selection of 14 sleek suites, the Cottage, House and Barn. (For couples seeking an intimate retreat, the cosy Bower Barn would be the ideal choice!)
Enjoy a lazy afternoon by the natural mineral pool in a private daybed, or arrange for an in-house massage. Then, head next door to The Byron Bay General Store for a scrumptious brunch, before you take a leisurely stroll to beautiful Main Beach! Alternatively, head East to discover the secluded Tallow Beach.
- Prices for The Bower Byron Bay, one of the best hotels in Byron Bay, start at US $195++ per night. Click for best available prices.
Situated in central Byron Bay, The Cactus Rose Villa is a dreamy, one-bedroom holiday villa that sits atop the iconic designer store, Spell. This Instagram-worthy private haven features an attic-style bedroom, as well as a covered outdoor space to dine and lounge in! A flight of stairs connect you to the private in-ground pool, the perfect spot to spend a sunny afternoon in.
Rent the villa’s vintage-inspired bikes to explore your surroundings Byron style – be sure to stop by Green Garage café for a hearty, healthy brunch! For a day of adventure, the best attractions in the region include Arakwal National Park and Cape Byron Lighthouse.
- Prices for The Cactus Rose Villa, one of the best hotels in Byron Bay, start at US $295++ per night. Click for best available prices.
Discover your own relaxing rainforest retreat just a stones throw from the bustling main strip at Satara Byron Bay. Set across 5 acres of lush vegetation, this beautiful beach house is the perfect place to put your feet up while you’re in Byron. Explore the abundance of shops and restaurants in town before returning to your cosy hideaway and delight in its serenity.
If you’re looking for the perfect property to host you during your next family getaway, look no further. Available for exclusive reservations, families of up to eleven can call Satara home for a minimum of a week. Enjoy king size beds, indoor and outdoor living areas, private bathrooms in all four rooms and an extension to the villa with even more space for entertaining.
- Prices for Satara Byron Bay, one of the best hotels in Byron Bay, start at US $125++ per night. Click for best available prices.
Luxury in privacy – that’s why the Villas of Byron are all about. Get lost amidst your own private oasis set against the charming background of the Byron Bay coastal rainforest. You’ll soon forget there are other guests once you step foot in your secluded oasis, and we urge you to indulge in the one-bedroom Grand Villa for a little extra romance and luxury.
Every amenity and facility has been thought of to ensure every comfort is met during your stay, from heated mineral pools and outdoor rain showers to oversized bedrooms complete with lavish ensuite bathrooms. Turn your night in into date night with a decadent dinner put together by your dedicated chef in the comfort of your villa and indulge in a signature treatment from the Pamper Menu to end your perfect night.
- Prices for The Villas of Byron, one of the best hotels in Byron Bay, start at US $321++ per night. Click for best available prices.
Settle into the heart of Byron Bay at the Lord Byron Hotel, conveniently located on Jonson Street. Nestled amongst the plentiful boutique stores and coastal cafes sits one of the best hotels in Byron Bay, offering guests the finest accommodation infused with the famous laidback Byron vibe. Choose anything from a deluxe queen room good for couples to an ultra-spacious three-bedroom apartment featuring two bathrooms, full kitchen and indoor and outdoor living spaces.
If you’re looking for an activity that isn’t the typical shopping, trekking or beach lazing that Byron is known for, why not check out the full sized tennis court at the Lord Byron Hotel and get your cardio minutes up? After a hot game of tennis, take a dip in the large outdoor pool and relax poolside with the drinks service brought to you!
- Prices for The Lord Byron, one of the best hotels in Byron Bay, start at US $108++ per night. Click for best available prices.
Tucked away in the Byron Bay hinterland amidst 22 acres of rainforest sits Soma Byron. Soma Byron is undoubtably more than just a hotel, it’s a way of life, a holistic experience intended to elevate creativity and consciousness through a number of activities. Discover a modern yet warm property designed to encourage guests to recharge their batteries and truly forget the existence of the world beyond the rolling hills of Soma.
For a proper Soma escape, attend a weekend wellness retreat where you’ll part ways with your phone and partake in daily group yoga sessions, moonlit cinemas, massages and more. During free time, explore the property and its surrounds, or simply relax by the fresh water infinity pool or pick up a book and settle into the shared living space.
- Prices for Soma Byron, one of the best hotels in Byron Bay, start at US $369++ per night. Click for best available prices.
Experience the finest luxury within the stunning surrounds of nature at Blackbird, nestled into the Byron Bay hinterland. This boutique bed and breakfast is undoubtedly one of the best hotels in Byron Bay and has been thoughtfully designed to give guests somewhere to escape the ordinary. Delight in champagne on arrival and artisanal local produce in your room as the perfect welcome to your home away from home and enjoy breathtaking views of Cape Byron and the Pacific Ocean beyond.
Your private living pavilion is a luxurious space to put up your feet and enjoy the serenity of nature, and is the perfect base to explore the surrounding rainforest and waterfalls nearby. Explore the rest of the region through walking, kayaking and mountain-biking before returning to the comfort of your pavilion each evening.
- Prices for Blackbird Byron, one of the best hotels in Byron Bay, start at US $325++ per night. Click for best available prices.
Delight in a classic Australian beach house transformed into a coastal-chic holiday home at Barbara by Kinsfolk. Inspired by the Mediterranean style of Majorca, Corsica and the Greek Islands, this bright and light space has maintained its original charm through the clever use of natural stone and timber. Enjoy two levels of luxury offering ample space to accommodate up to fourteen guests throughout five bedrooms and three bathrooms. There’s plenty of room for entertaining in two living areas, a large kitchen with ocean views and an outdoor swimming pool and deck area.
Across the road from Barbara is the pristine and more secluded Clarke’s Beach, a perfect spot year round for swimming, snorkelling and enjoying the waves. The main strip of Byron is just a few minutes walk away where you can enjoy shopping and dining, or for the more active take the trek up to the Cape Byron Lighthouse and the easterly most point of Australia where you might even spot the annual whale pilgrimage.
- Prices for Barbara by Kinsfolk, one of the best hotels in Byron Bay, start at US $616++ per night. Click for best available prices.
Reconnect with nature and recharge your batteries at Elements of Byron Resort & Spa, one of the best accommodation offerings in Byron Bay. This award-winning luxury retreat is the very definition of barefoot luxury and sits beachfront in a secluded part of Byron at Belongil Beach, surrounded by native Australian bushland. Discover a range of villa options, carefully designed to complement nature and offer guests well-deserved peace and quiet.
Elements of Byron has given guests every reason not to leave the resort, with an abundance of facilities and activities to keep you as busy as you like. Take a swim in the enormous lagoon pool or the exclusive adults only pool, try your hand at a game of tennis or revitalise at the Osprey Spa. For the adventurous types, explore the forest trails by foot or enjoy a horse ride on the beach or through the rainforest.
- Prices for Elements of Byron Resort & Spa, one of the best hotels in Byron Bay, start at US $256++ per night. Click for best available prices.
Come home to Byron at Byron, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort nestled amongst 45 acres of lush Australian rainforest offering guests a secluded retreat from the outside world. Enjoy the ultimate relaxing experience when you book the Deluxe Spa Suite, located in a private area of the resort, accessible via a short walk through the forest where you’ll reach your suite at Tallow Beach. Each Deluxe Spa Suite is equipped with a deep soak spa bath to ease your tensions, as well as spacious living areas, a large kitchen and two balconies.
Byron at Byron has a focus on supporting the local community through its sublime menu with ingredients and produce sourced through local farmers. Each seasonal dish is infused with modern Australian, Asian and European influences and crafted using only the freshest ingredients. The menu is complemented by a perfectly paired wine list of local, sustainable and organic wines ensuring to cap off your indulgent dining experience.
- Prices for Byron at Byron, one of the best hotels in Byron Bay, start at US $256++ per night. Click for best available prices.
Beachfront luxury awaits you at Watermark at Wategos, a charming coastal retreat at one of Australia’s most beautiful and famous beaches, Wategos Beach. Perched against the mesmerising backdrop of Cape Byron Headland Nature Reserve and the iconic and historic lighthouse, Watermark at Wategos is in a postcard perfect location. From your balcony, keep an eye out for dolphins and humpback whales that pass through the area and enjoy this rugged coastal region.
Perfect for families or couples travelling together, live it up in luxury in The Residence, Watermark’s most lavish apartment. Your group can spread out in this three-bedroom apartment and delight in marble ensuites, plush beds and linen and the most updated technology so you can do as much or as little as you want.
- Prices for Watermark at Wategos, one of the best hotels in Byron Bay, start at US $256++ per night. Click for best available prices.
Cape Beach House is the dreamy coastal bed and breakfast you need for your ideal beachside escape. Locally owned, this charming guest house offers an authentic Byron Bay experience and has been thoughtfully designed to reflect the laidback and relaxed lifestyle that Byron has become known for. Each private suite is a light and airy space with white washed walls, timber floors and high ceilings making it the perfect place to relax and enjoy the sounds of the ocean.
Soak up some sun poolside with a drink or two and take a refreshing dip in the lap pool, or why not settle into a book in a cosy corner in the abundance of living areas. Take a walk along the nearby beachfront and make your way down to Main Street where you can wander through boutique retailers and enjoy coffee and a bite to eat at one of many charming cafes.
- Prices for Cape Beach House, one of the best hotels in Byron Bay, start at US $256++ per night. Click for best available prices.
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