Luxury Byron Bay Accommodation for a Chic Stay
Dreaming of a stylish getaway? Take inspiration from our edit of luxury accommodation in Byron Bay.
As one of Australia’s most beloved holiday destinations, Byron Bay comes steeped in adventure and charm. From spiritual healing to hikes and wildlife trails, to buzzing culinary hotspots, this free-spirited beachside gem really has it all. Whether you want to relax atop the pristine sands or find your inner yoga zen, Byron Bay is a haven of beauty and relaxation celebrated for its breathtaking seascapes and restorative powers.
But for those who want to escape reality with a few of life’s little luxuries, Byron Bay has plenty of stylish boutiques, hotels and luxurious retreats tailored to both the spiritual and indulgent. From whimsical Moroccan-style hideaways to spruced-up Manhattan-inspired motels, take inspiration from our Insta-worthy edit of luxury accommodation in Byron Bay.
In the Hinterland of Byron Bay lies a brand-new luxury escape that’s been dubbed the ‘hotel of good times.’ And it’s fair to say, that’s somewhat of an understatement. Located on 55 acres of lush, rolling hills and an exclusive 350-metre creek frontage, Sun Ranch is an other-worldly oasis that seamlessly fuses the laid-back allure of a 1970s Californian ranch with a Spanish twist.
The brainchild of creative powerhouses Jamie Blakey, former Creative Director and Founder of One Teaspoon, and Julia Ashwood, Founder of The Vista, Sun Ranch was dreamt up to serve as the ultimate destination for creative souls to recharge and unwind.
From $850 per night
17 Byron Creek Road, Coopers Shoot
As if we needed another excuse to hit the road for a trip to Byron, Hotel Marvell recently opened its doors and might we just say, it's lush. Located right in the heart of town, this 5-star hotel is luxe all the way, rest your head on gorgeous linens after a busy day sipping cocktails at their rooftop bar & pool or treat yourself to a meal you won't forget at Bonito restaurant. Helmed by renowned chef Minh Le, expect a curated menu that fuses his heritage and passion for seafood and plant-based cuisine, whilst showcasing the best locally sourced produce from trusted suppliers. Start with Oysters in a Japanese dressing adorned with tobiko, Hiromasa Kingfish glazed with a spiced soy sauce and served with shallot relish and Petuna trout roe.
From $505 per night
4 Marvell Street, Byron Bay
The Swell opened in mid-2023 and has been causing quite a buzz amongst locals and visitors ever since. Epitomising relaxed coastal vibes fused with a luxe 70s feel, think natural elements blended seamlessly with vintage glamour, this is where you come to stay when you want to unwind, recharge and indulge. Conveniently located just a few moments from Main Beach and the centre of town, however, the allure of the pink marbled-tiled pool area and infrared sauna and ice bath will make it hard to peel yourself away. Did we mention it's adults-only? Tick.
From $495 per night
11 Butler Street, Bryon Bay
Raes on Wategos
A tropical oasis tucked away in a quiet pocket of Byron Bay; this beautiful boutique comes with all the trimmings that you would expect from luxury accommodation in Byron Bay. From its idyllic beachfront setting overlooking the glistening turquoise waters of Wategos Beach, to the wistful Moroccan-Mediterranean-style interiors – think monochrome muted palettes, obscure artworks, pops of greenery and rustic Sisal rugs – Raes on Wategos possesses a sense of earthly beauty that will instantly transport you to exotic faraway lands.
And in this dreamlike wonder you shall stay – there really is no need to leave the premises. Everything at Raes is so carefully considered, we guarantee you’ll want to revel in all its understated glory.
Special touches run throughout – you’ll find Aesop skincare products, sleep-inducing pillow mist and a selection of art and design books scattered inside every room – and the friendly staff go above and beyond to ensure every guest’s stay is nothing short of magical.
Sprawl out by the pool on pink Lucy Folk beach towels, enjoy a massage at the spa, stroll down to the private beach, or book in a long lunch at Raes’ renowned restaurant. With an open-window framed view of Wategos beach, surrounding headland and famous lighthouse walk, Rae's is undeniably one of Byron Bay's most luxurious accommodations.
From $1050 per night
6/8 Marine Parade, Byron Bay
When Sydneysiders Kim Amos and Steve Eakin made the move to Byron, they took over a collection of bayside cottages and transformed them into glamorous guesthouses oozing with coastal kitsch. Fast becoming one of the most laid-back luxury accommodations in Byron Bay, The Atlantic's whitewashed boards and scattered surfboards add an element of retro surf-chic, but inside is a more modern affair with simple, sleek, minimalist interiors that really capture the essence of laid-back Byron living. The Atlantic is the definition of understated cool.
During the summer months, the glimmering pool beckons seductively, while the lush exotic gardens give you plenty of room to roam.
From $316 per night
13 Marvell Street, Byron Bay
There’s no denying that a trip to Byron is guaranteed to soothe the soul. But for anyone wanting to take their self-healing to the next level, a stay at Crystalbrook Byron will transport you to places you’ve never been before.
A haven of tranquillity, this secluded sanctuary is where wellness and luxury combine. Nature surrounds you at every corner, so even without the spa, yoga and meditation sessions, you’ll feel instantly grounded by the surrounding rainforests and wandering wildlife that come to nest under the canopy of Bangalow Palms.
The luxury accommodation in Bryon Bay is sprawling, so even though there are 92 suites they’re so spread out and isolated, you’ll feel like you're in your own private residence. Suites are spacious and come with two outdoor decks – another chance to soak up the stunning natural surroundings – and for foodies, look forward to a fresh and elegant take on Byron’s regional produce, infused with a touch of Asian, modern Australian and European flair.
From $345 per night
77-97 Broken Head Road, Byron Bay
Redefining the concept of a no-frills Aussie motel, The Bower has pushed the boundaries of beachside boutique, bringing a touch of New York glamour to the laid-back bohemia of Byron Bay. Transformed from a retro ‘60s motel into a collection of chic contemporary abodes, The Bower effortlessly combines the essence of Byron with an edge of Manhattan urban cool - that alone has made this one of the best luxury accommodations in Byron Bay.
Decked out in a cool palette of fresh, neutral tones and a minimalist design scheme, there are 14 suites, a secluded barn, quaint cottage and spacious family house to choose from. But for the ‘wow’ factor, book the Bower Barn. The freestanding bath exudes romance – a glass ceiling is positioned directly above, where guests can gaze up at the swaying palm trees by day and the twinkling stars by night.
From $270 per night
28 Bangalow Road, Byron Bay
Boasting whimsical views of Wategos’ serene, tranquil beachfront, Watermark’s prime position guarantees a weekend of unadulterated – and undisturbed – relaxation. Particularly at night – the only thing standing between you and the beach itself are the stars and the soothing sounds of crashing surf swell.
This luxury accommodation in Byron Bay has three stylish beach suites to choose from – one larger ocean view apartment and two stunning beachfront studios – as well as the private residence, with two master bedrooms and a twin room (sleeping six in total), or for larger groups, there’s an interconnecting door to the Ocean View Apartment. This has girls’ getaway written all over it.
Interiors are light, bright and airy with a beachy, coastal theme running throughout, and each room is finished with a few luxe touches, like stone kitchen benchtops, marble-dripped bathrooms with Egyptian cotton bathrobes, and elaborate four-poster beds. But despite the dreamy interiors, the biggest draw is the sun-drenched patio, where you can enjoy an early morning breakfast overlooking Byron’s glorious gem of a beach. Let the smugness of your perfect luxury Byron Bay accommodation ensue.
From $805 per night
29 Marine Parade, Byron Bay
If you're looking for luxury group accommodation in Byron, be sure to book in at Temple Farmhouse. This private residence has five bedrooms and can sleep up to 9 guests. There are 75 acres to explore and 360-degree views to devour.
The property is ideal for little kids and big kids alike with a mud kitchen, herb garden, lap pool fire pit and swings to enjoy. Soak up incredible sunsets from the comfort of your accommodation from somewhere new each night.
From $1200 per night
Exact location shared upon booking
Elements of Byron
As the only beachside resort in town, Elements is the very definition of indulgent. Nature-inspired with a lavish dose of bling, this blissful sanctuary is one of Byron’s main draws. What makes this one of the most luxurious accommodations in Byron Bay? Easy, the beautifully designed eco-villas, which come surrounded by acres of lush rainforest and interwoven waterways, glistening lagoon pools, white cabanas and pop-up taco vans. Cabins have private access to Belongil beach, and there’s also a swanky restaurant onsite along with a pampering day spa. Pure bliss.
From $435 per night
144 Bayshore Drive, Byron Bay
An eco-conscious hideaway sprouting with lush greenery, 28 Degrees combines low-key luxury with comfort, sustainability and effortless style. Inside this ultra-glam 1940s cottage – located just a stone’s throw from Byron’s bustling Jonson Street – you’ll be welcomed to the laid-back, barefoot vibes of Byron’s boho lifestyle. Cue swaying palm trees, beach-style whitewashed woods and gentle wafts of fresh sea air. The beach is just minutes away, along with access to many of Byron’s main boutiques bars, and cafés, but, as one of Byron Bay's luxury accommodations, this stunning property demands all your attention.
Sleek interiors come courtesy of designer-owner Debbie, and her eye for style shines through in every room. Modern with a touch of boho charm, you’ll find on-point scatterings of Danish furniture, from Eames chairs to suspended pendant lights, amid a palette of crisp white, pastel pink and soft charcoal greys.
Bedrooms are secluded and romantic, and if you’re feeling particularly indulgent you can request an in-room massage after a dip in the private plunge pool or long soak in the claw-foot bath. Local organic delicacies are served daily, but for a real treat, order the local cheese platter with a glass – or bottle – of Champagne.
From $600 per night
12 Marvell Street, Byron Bay
For a group getaway, Ayindi is a guesthouse that ticks every box when it comes to luxury accommodation in Byron Bay. Located above Clarkes Beach and The Pass, Byron’s world-famous surf beach, this sprawling beachside property sleeps eight in total and has plenty of space to really spread out. There are two open-plan living rooms – one of which comes with a roaring fireplace for the cooler winter months – and the designer kitchen and dining space is geared up for the most lavish of dinner parties.
Stroll down to the nearby beach, take a dip in the outdoor plunge pool or gather the troops for cheese, red wine and game time next to the flickering fire.
From $1750 per night
166 Lighthouse Road, Byron Bay
The Villas of Byron
Set against a breathtaking backdrop of lush coastal rainforest, The Villas of Bryon are a beauty unbeknownst. Impeccably styled and oozing with romance, this Byron bolthole is the ultimate in glam getaways. Relax in your own secluded, private oasis, these villas offer everything you could ever desire – from outdoor heated mineral pools and trickling waterfalls to candlelit dinners and pampering spa treatments – one night at The Villas and you’ll feel instantly revitalised.
When selecting your luxury accommodation in Byron Bay, you can choose from one or two-bedroom villas, each of them drenched in opulence – think heated marble floors and elegant bedrooms with lavish four-poster beds. Byron’s draws are literally on your doorstep, but when your bedroom opens up to a private tropical courtyard, you’d be forgiven for never stepping a foot outside.
From $695 per night
19-23 Gordon Street, Byron Bay
Bask & Stow
Discreetly tucked away just 10 minutes from Byron's buzzing dining and shopping strip, this bright and sunny guesthouse is all about style and simplicity. Laid-back and effortlessly chic, the casual beach vibe wafts through Bask & Stow as cool as Byron's fresh sea breeze. This laid-back luxury accommodation in Byron Bay has towering palm trees, swaying hammocks and clusters of cacti, all of which bring a taste of coastal living. And there's a small plunge pool with umbrellas where you can cool down from the sweltering summer heat.
From $300 per night
40 Marvell Lane, Byron Bay
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