The Best Holiday Apartments to Rent in Byron Bay, New South Wales

Wake up to sea views and head down to the beach for a morning surf with a stay in this gorgeous rental
Wake up to sea views and head down to the beach for a morning surf with a stay in this gorgeous rental | Courtesy of Gosamara Apartments /
Nick Dauk

We’d tell you all about the surfing, scuba diving and sun-soaking that Byron Bay is famous for – but we have a feeling you’ve already packed a suitcase full of swimsuits before you’ve even booked an apartment. With so many hotels in Byron Bay to choose from, let us help you find the cool coastal condo that will perfectly cater to your vacation. From luxurious apartments to dog-friendly accommodation in Byron Bay, Australia, these holiday apartments will make you, your family and your closest friends feel right at home – bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Bayview Beachfront Apartments, for the ultimate surf holiday


The outdoor pool area at Bayview Beachfront Apartments
Courtesy of Bayview Beachfront Apartments /

Bring your board for your stay at Bayview Beachfront Apartments – where you’ll scope the swells from the balcony of your two-bedroom suite. These holiday apartments to rent in Byron Bay are perfect for surfing groups, but you don’t need to fancy yourself a Mick Fanning facsimile to enjoy your stay. The pool and barbeque are great for laid-back lounging and the beach is always waiting to welcome your two-piece just a few steps away.

2. Byron Bay Beach Haven U8, where you can lounge like a laid-back local


The outdoor pool area at Byron Bay Beach Haven U8
Courtesy of Byron Bay Beach Haven U8 /

These Byron Bay holiday rentals aren’t lying when they call themselves beach havens. Your studio apartment is a cool 10-minute walk from Main Beach. All that stands in your way is an oyster bar, which comes in handy after working up an appetite while working on your tan. Shopping and snacking is also within reach, so try not to spend all of your time snoozing by the sparkling pool.

3. The Butter Factory Byron Bay, for sunseekers


A modernly finished interior of the Butter Factory Byron Bay
Courtesy of the Butter Factory Byron Bay /

The Butter Factory is going to slather you with luxury. Vacation rentals in Byron Bay don’t come as cool and unique as the three-bedroom Warehouse Apartments. Three levels include kitchens, dining areas and chill living spaces. The only reason you’d not drop your bags in these cool quarters is that you were lucky enough to snag the poolside apartments that let you lounge in a pair of boardshorts from sun up to sundown.

4. A Perfect Stay at Quiksilver Apartments, where wave riders will rejoice


A modern sitting room interior of a PERFECT STAY - Quiksilver Apartments
Courtesy of a Perfect Stay – Quiksilver Apartments / Expedia

If you’re already rocking the cresting wave and snow-capped mountain logo on your gear, then you’re going to love an awesome stay at Quiksilver Apartments. Grab your Roxy-wearing girlfriends and get ready to explore the Wreck’s protruding shipwreck just offshore. Onshore, Quiksilver Apartments are anything but. Light-filled spaces with nature-inspired tones will lure you out into the sun-soaked patio for a few Fosters with your friends.

5. East on Byron, when only a penthouse – or three – will do

Apartment, Villa

The outdoor pool area at East on Byron
Courtesy of East on Byron /

Booking vacation rentals in Byron Bay is supposed to be easy, but we guess no one told East on Byron. They’re putting visitors in the difficult position of having to choose between six luxurious apartments. How is one supposed to decide between a beach house and a poolside villa when all they want to do is spend all day in the sun? You’d think that simply choosing the penthouse would be a sure bet – but East on Byron has three, each with an exclusive outdoor space that’s too good to be true. Our advice? Spend a week staying in them all.

6. Aloha Byron Bay, for unforgettable beach house parties


The outdoor pool area at Aloha Byron Bay
Courtesy of Aloha Byron Bay /

Say hello to holiday apartments to rent in Byron Bay that are so dreamy, you’ll hardly believe you’re awake. Seriously, the poolside kitchen is just too awesome – who wouldn’t want to take a dip in the pool while the bacon sizzles to perfection? The king studio is more than enough for sunseekers who need to be within the strides of Belongil Beach. Got the whole crew riding with you? Rent the entire Kahale Beach House out and all eight of your friends can cannonball into the private pool all day long.

7. Byron Quarter Holiday Apartments, where you’ll find everything you need


The kitchen and lounge area of Byron Quarter Holiday Apartment
Courtesy of Byron Quarter Holiday Apartment /

Cheap accommodation in Byron Bay doesn’t need to be a cab ride from the ocean. Byron Quarter Holiday Apartments proves that you can stay close to the shore without burning through your budget. A one-bedroom standard apartment will treat you like old mates, letting you lounge with full access to a private kitchen, laundry facility and bathroom. You’ll also be able to save while spoiling yourself at the BodyMindLife yoga studio next door followed by a dip in the heated plunge pool.

8. Gosamara Apartments Byron Bay, for spoiling yourself


The outdoor pool area of Gosamara Apartments Byron Bay
Courtesy of Gosamara Apartments Byron Bay /

Does your holiday wish list read like this: beaches, barbeques and back massages? Then, Gosamara Apartments takes the cake. We’re not going to say that the luxurious Aqua Therepe heated mineral spa is the crown jewel of the property – but we’ll admit that it’s hard to argue with the bubbly jets. Parents with little ones will be relieved that everything from high chairs and prams to child car seats and trundle beds can be easily added to any apartment.

9. Atlantic Byron Bay, for easy-breezy holidays


The outdoor area of Atlantic Byron Bay
Courtesy of Atlantic Byron Bay /

As if the swaying palm trees and sounds of the shoreline weren’t enough to lull you into a tranquil trance, the Atlantic just had to place ultra-comfortable king beds in every room. Granted, the surf shack styled Cabana room is easiest to escape, as the small yet sufficient space was made for surfers on the move. Good luck vacating the Tropical room, though – the private verandah is where we’d spend all of our free time.

10. Victoria's at Wategos, for refined dining and relaxation


A double room at Victorias at Wategos
Courtesy of Victoria's at Wategos /

Who said you can’t book a Tuscan style guesthouse when reserving Byron Bay holiday rentals? Victoria’s at Wategos will leave you astounded with their rooms, each containing spa bathrooms surrounded by rich marble and stone. Peer outside your window and find the Cape Byron Lighthouse signalling you out to the shore. We’d wager that you’d spend all day on the beach –wave riders were it not for the delicious canape plates at Victoria’s restaurant.

Need to cast the net out a little further? See the best places to stay in Byron Bay and book with Culture Trip.

Culture Trips launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes places and communities so special.

Our immersive trips, led by Local Insiders, are once-in-a-lifetime experiences and an invitation to travel the world with like-minded explorers. Our Travel Experts are on hand to help you make perfect memories. All our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.?>

All our travel guides are curated by the Culture Trip team working in tandem with local experts. From unique experiences to essential tips on how to make the most of your future travels, we’ve got you covered.

Culture Trip Spring Sale

Save up to $1,656 on our unique small-group trips! Limited spots.

Edit article