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The Best Places To Stay in Byron Bay, Australia

The Best Places To Stay in Byron Bay, Australia

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Updated: 5 December 2017

Byron Bay has everything you might want for a beach holiday. It’s right on a stunning crystal clear beach, has a bustling coffee and shopping scene, and is a short drive from beautiful hinterland towns with mountainous views. This is going to be a once-in-a-lifetime holiday so you want to make it count. Stay somewhere that will blow you away and make everyone following your Instagram ridiculously jealous. We’ve rounded up the best places to stay in Byron Bay.


Not far from the stunning Wategos Beach, Rae’s is the perfect luxury escape for those after easy access to the beach and Byron Bay town centre. Rae’s has an amazing spa using some of the best quality products in incredibly designed surroundings. You can’t go wrong dining in the al fresco restaurant, which has some of the best fresh seafood around.

The Cactus Rose

This bright and airy villa is everything you love about Byron Bay – relaxed, coastal, and totally Instagrammable. It features a solar heated pool, free WiFi, a dreamy outdoor shower and everything else you might require for your self-catered holiday in the beautiful Northern Rivers region.

Morning view at our @cactusrosevilla via @kirstycane 🌵

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28 Degrees Byron Bay

An easy two-minute walk to the heart of Byron Bay town centre and just five minutes from the beach, the rooms at 28 Degrees leave little to be desired.

Inside each room you’ll find king-sized beds decked out with organic French linen, free WiFi and optional private gardens. Not to mention a mini-bar complete with amazing locally sourced products.

Morning's in our Garden room. No need to get up, just relax… #barefootluxury #luxuryaccommodationbyronbay #byronbay #28degreesbyronbay

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The Lord Byron

A short 10-minute walk from the beach, guests staying at the Lord Byron are lucky enough to enjoy a tennis court, outdoor swimming pool, and complimentary WiFi.

This is the place to stay if you want easy access to town as it’s a short 500m walk.

Meet you for a vino before dinner. Who’s your partner in wine? 🌴☀️💦🍷 #thelordbyron

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Elements Of Byron

This hotel is a part of the Sofitel group, which means it certainly delivers on facilities. It’s everything from family-friendly to total luxury and romantic for a couple’s getaway. It’s even perfect for a spa weekend with the gals. There are several one- and two-bedroom villas to choose from with varying features but all are stunningly designed. Situated right on Byron Bay’s Belongil Beach, you couldn’t be in a better location for the total Byron experience.

A fine place to perch this Summer. 🏊‍♀️👙🌸🌞☀️ #elementsofbyron

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Abelia House

This is the perfect place to stay if you’re wanting to keep clear of the touristy crowds that come with Byron Bay at peak season. This gorgeous hotel has wildlife right at its front door, elegant suites, and beautiful flora in its immediate vicinity. It doesn’t get more relaxing than this. This one isn’t for the kids or if you’re after a weekend watching TV (there are none). Instead it’s an opportunity to truly kick back and switch off from the world.