Byron Bay Luxury Accommodation: The 10 Best Indulgent Escapes
When only the best will do, check yourself into one of these heavenly hotels, indulgent guesthouses, or plush resorts and recharge your batteries in style.
Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just living your best life, Byron has some ultra-dreamy places waiting to make your trip extra special. From private pools and in-room spa treatments to swim-up bars and ocean views, you’ll love your stay so much you won’t want to leave. To help you narrow down the options, here’s our pick of the best Byron Bay luxury accommodation to escape to.
28 Degrees is a stylish guesthouse offering elegant rooms, deluxe spa services, and easy access to the beach from its central Byron location. This adults-only property is a great option for couples looking to get away for a special occasion and features rooms with the option of a private plunge pool and views of Cape Byron Lighthouse.
All rooms are stocked with organic bed linen and Biology Skin products, while outside, you can unwind in the lounge areas furnished with a lap pool, reading area, and sun deck. If you prefer the beach, feel free to use the property’s complimentary beach towels, umbrellas, and bicycles.
You can also take advantage of special rates and additional amenities by booking a honeymoon, babymoon, aftermoon, or intimate package.
Beach Suites is a charming boutique hotel overlooking Main Beach and offers luxury beachfront studios, garden suites, and penthouses. Rooms are open and airy with an individualised style that complements their natural surroundings. The beachfront studios have private entrances for optimum convenience and privacy, and if you’re looking to indulge, four include their own plunge pool.
Its central location in town puts it within easy walking distance of many of the best restaurants in Byron Bay, plus a variety of bars, cafés, and shops. And you can also take advantage of hotel packages featuring special rates and exclusive perks on some of Byron’s best activities from whale watching to golfing. As an added bonus, Beach Suites is one of the few luxury pet-friendly hotels in Byron Bay and welcomes small dogs with cosy bedding and special treats.
Bluewater on the Beach
Situated on Belongil Beach, just a 10-minute walk from the town centre, Bluewater on the Beach is a mix of bungalows and beach houses that are either absolute beachfront or a stone’s throw away. Several of the villas offer stand-alone, two-level accommodation, great for families and small groups. In addition to stylish ocean-inspired interiors, the rooms have modern amenities, including WiFi, TVs, in-house movies, DVD players, and air conditioning.
If you like to get active on holiday, you can rent one of Bluewater’s surfboards or bikes, or you can simply relax and rejuvenate with an on-site massage treatment. The property is within walking distance of a variety of places to eat and drink, including the Treehouse on Belongil, which is ranked among Byron Bay’s best bars and restaurants.
Elements of Byron
The award-winning Elements of Byron resort is among the absolute best accommodation in Byron Bay. The beachfront resort features self-contained luxury villas with plenty of special features, including private bathhouses with freestanding tubs, gas fireplaces, and modern kitchens. Surrounded by a lush eucalyptus forest and framed by the ocean, this resort-style property feels like an oasis with a central lagoon pool, heated spa, private cabanas, and hanging day beds. For adults-only, there’s a separate pool with private cabanas, lounge chairs, and a swim-up bar.
The Azure Bar and Grill serves locally sourced dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and the Botanica Beach Club offers cold drinks and tasty appetisers exclusively for resort guests. The renowned Osprey Spa lets you choose from a full menu of personalised treatments. Or, if you prefer the beach, you can enjoy the hotel’s lounge chairs at Belongil Beach.
Cape Beach House
Cape Beach House is a boutique guesthouse opposite Clarkes Beach. This locally-owned property captures the essence of beach culture with its elegant seascape-inspired interiors and uniquely styled guest rooms. Rooms feature plush furnishings and luxurious linen covers alongside natural timber floors, high ceilings, and designer ensuite bathrooms created by Catherine of the Stables with all-natural bath products.
Amenities include WiFi, air conditioning, flat-screen Smart TVs, and small fridges. Cape Beach House is a great place to kick back and relax with its lap pool, sun deck, reading corner, and lounge area. And when you’re ready to head out and explore, Clarkes Beach is just steps away, or a ten-minute walk into the centre of town gives you all the best Byron Bay dining and shopping options.
Aabi’s at Byron
Aabi’s at Byron is a beautiful adults-only boutique hotel offering balcony and poolside suites that feature king-sized beds, ensuite bathrooms, and air conditioning. Relax and top up your tan in the tropical garden and saltwater pool areas, or venture out armed with local knowledge from the hotel’s on-site reception team.
Located just outside of the town centre, this family-owned property feels tucked away from the bustle of Byron Bay, so you can truly unwind in style. And it’s a great option for couples looking for a romantic Byron Bay getaway.
The Bower has taken Byron’s relaxed beach lifestyle and masterfully combined it with the sophistication and charm of upscale New York boutique accommodation. A variety of elegant rooms, houses, and studios feature ensuite bathrooms, air conditioning, Nespresso coffee machines, mini-bars, Smart TVs, and high-speed WiFi.
Located 2 km from Byron Bay’s town centre and 1 km from Tallow Beach, it’s a great base for exploring the local area. Or, if you’d rather hang back and relax, you can enjoy the property’s palm-lined grounds, solar-heated mineral pool, day beds, and outdoor rain showers. The garden bar, located near the pool’s entrance, serves cocktails daily from 10 am to 6 pm.
Exclusive guest services include luxury airport transfers, complimentary bicycle rentals, and gourmet food hampers for in-room and poolside picnics.
Located in the heart of Byron, the Atlantic features guest rooms in four open-plan beach cottages. Surrounded by lush tropical gardens, the cottages benefit from a fire pit and a lap pool.
The rooms are fun and beachy and include ensuite bathrooms with Grown Alchemist bath products, air conditioning, TVs, and king-sized beds. Themed rooms include The Tropical with a veranda and garden view and The Albatross with a private courtyard and outdoor shower. Each cottage has a shared kitchen.
If you’d rather spend the day at the beach, the Atlantic has you covered with McTavish surfboards, beach towels, umbrellas, and bikes, so you can enjoy the sun, sand, and surf in true Bryon style.
Cyrstalbrook Byron (formerly Byron at Byron)
Cyrstalbrook Byron is a five-star resort situated on 45-acres of subtropical rainforest just outside of Byron. The complex combines luxury with sustainability, and the team is committed to using environmentally friendly, upcycled, recycled, and locally sourced materials to create unique indoor and outdoor spaces.
Suites feature rainforest-enclosed verandahs, air conditioning, high definition TVs, WiFi, yoga mats, and rain showers. If you’re looking for privacy, opt for rooms fully equipped with kitchenettes, washer/dryer units, full-sized fridges, microwaves, and induction stovetops.
Its on-site Forest Restaurant serves contemporary Australian cuisine, and more than 80% of its ingredients come from local producers. You can also enjoy the Eléme Day Spa with personalised treatments inspired by the healing powers of the rainforest.
The Villas of Byron
Located within walking distance of Byron town centre, The Villas of Byron offers stunning one and two-bedroom accommodations ideal for couples and families. Each villa is designed with sanctuary in mind and has spacious rooms, ensuite bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen, and luxurious touches like heated marble floors and a Japanese bidet.
Outside in your private tropical courtyard, you’ll find a mineral pool and heated spa, waterfall, outdoor shower, and barbecue. Each villa comes with a variety of tech-friendly features, such as plasma TVs with Sonos wireless sound systems, Foxtel with in-house movies, Apple TVs, and free WiFi, plus a range of services designed to make your stay as relaxing as possible.
Enjoy a luxury spa experience delivered to your doorstep or arrange for the on-site chef to prepare a romantic, candle-lit dinner in the privacy of your own kitchen. The team can also organise a range of indulgent hampers for you to enjoy in your villa or take out to one of the many picturesque picnic spots in Byron.
Map of luxury accommodation in Byron Bay
To make it easier for you to find the ideal luxury accommodation in Byron Bay, you’ll find each of the properties listed here on the map below:
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