Byron Bay

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Byron Bay, or just ‘Byron’ is probably one of Australia’s best known beach towns.  It’s got the spectacular beaches that this whole strip of coastline has, but it’s also got a wonderfully relaxed vibe which flows down from the hippy communities in the hills surrounding the town - Nimbin being the most famous.  So it’s fun and relaxed, which is what a lot of people are looking for when they visit Australia… And of course the surfing is excellent.  The best places to stay in Byron Bay can be found both grazing the ocean and up in the hills where the views are spectacular and the breezes much cooler.  

Cape Bryon Lighthouse marks Australia’s most easterly point, and if you can get down here for daybreak you’re in for a beautiful sight.  In fact one of our Guru’s recommendations for the best places to stay in Byron Bay is just a few minutes stroll away.  And that’s the best way to do things in Byron, take strolls, enjoy your food at a leisurely pace, relax into the evenings, amble along the beach and don’t come in until it’s really time for bed.

Byron Bay’s natural assets don’t stop at the coast and the sunrise though, there’s great diving, opportunities for whale watching, or to surf in amongst dolphins, and a wonderful interior just ripe for exploration.  

Byron Bay is just 175kms south of Brisbane and 800kms north of Sydney, so it’s a very popular place to stop along the Pacific Highway, and has a reputation for visitors who turn local, beguiled by the community spirit, reputation for home-based businesses and of course the famously relaxed lifestyle.

Byron is also a bit of a mecca for spiritual pilgrims, and you’ll find plenty of meditation workshops, yoga classes and the like.  

The Best Places to Stay in Byron Bay

The Best Places to Stay in Byron Bay to Escape!

  • The Bangalow Guesthouse is a heritage property just up the ‘hill’ from Byron Bay in Bangalow.  There are only four rooms, and the decor is elegant, with clean, white lines and original artwork.  Enjoy breakfast overlooking Byron Creek from the verandah.
  • The Victoria's at Ewingsdale is also just outside Byron Bay, set in four acres of lush gardens near Ewingsdale.  The rooms and suites all have their own balconies, or else open on to the courtyard.  Breakfast is served on the terrace by the palm fringed salt-water pool.

The Best Value Places to Stay in Byron Bay

  • The Byron Palms Guest House is a nine bedroom beach house B&B just ten minutes stroll from the centre of town.  The house is calm and peaceful and the decor is simple, but smart and spacious.  A communal breakfast is served in the sunny garden.  And rooms start from around £60 per night.  

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  • Victoria's at Wategos is right on the beach just minutes from the Cape Byron Lighthouse.  It has just ten guest rooms, most with private terraces and wonderful ocean views.  The interiors are stylish - expect four-poster beds, marble bathrooms with spa baths, and subtle shades of cream, plus there are open fires in the cooler months.  
  • The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa is a 92 room luxury resort hotel set in 45 acres of rainforest just minutes from the beach.  The rooms are light and airy and some have their own kitchens and/or huge freestanding bathtubs.  As well as the pool and spa they also offer daily yoga classes.  

Still not sure which is the best place to stay in Byron Bay for you?  Browse though our list of all the best places to stay in Byron Bay, or contact one of our friendly Gurus for advice.  

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  • Byron Palms Guest House

    Byron Bay

    Stylish beach house B&B just a 10 minute walk from the centre of Byron Bay. Bedrooms are smart and spacious and the house feels calm and peaceful. Enjoy communal breakfasts with owner Peter and relax in the sunny garden before exploring everything Byron has to offer.

    9 rooms from $77
    Value chic
    Surfing  -  Surfing Lessons with Black Dog Surfing
    Kayaking  -  Go Sea Kayaking Byron Bay
    Restrictions on children  -  No children
  • Bangalow Guesthouse

    Byron Bay

    A heritage property in landscaped gardens, a stone's throw from the centre of Bangalow. Four elegant bedrooms with clean white lines and original artwork. Wide shaded verandas provide the perfect spot to enjoy breakfast whilst overlooking Byron Creek. A stylish base for exploring the area.

    4 rooms from $143
    Sights nearby  -  The ideal base for exporing both coastline and interior. Minyon Falls are easily accessible
    Views  -  Lovely views over Byron Creek
    Great walks  -  Explore Byron Bay
    Local markets  -  Bangalow Market
  • The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa

    Byron Bay

    Set in 45 acres of tropical rainforest and minutes from the beach, this luxury hotel offers comfort and style in surfing town Byron Bay. Rooms are light, airy and all have private balconies, kitchens and massive freestanding bathtubs. Great facilities include daily yoga, pool & spa.

    92 rooms from $193
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Sailing  -  Can be booked nearby.
    Fishing  -  Excellent fishing nearby.
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith
  • Victoria's at Ewingsdale

    Byron Bay

    Country manor styled luxury guesthouse just outside Byron Bay, set in four acres of lush gardens. Chic rooms and suites feature private balconies or open onto the courtyard. Breakfast is served on a terrace by the pool and picnic hampers can be organised.

    9 rooms from $197
    Swimming Pool  -  Palm fringed outdoor salt water pool
    Local markets  -  Byron Bay weekend markets
    Great walks  -  To Cape Byron Lighthouse
    Restrictions on children  -  Must be 12 or over
  • Victoria's at Wategos

    Byron Bay

    Located by the beach and minutes from the Cape Byron Lighthouse, ten guest rooms boast private terraces with wonderful views. Stylish interiors feature four poster beds, white and cream furnishings and marble bathrooms. Fully air conditioned, and open fires for the cooler winter months.

    10 rooms from $267
    Private Hot Tub  -  All bathrooms have their own spa baths
    Great walks  -  Cape Byron Lighthouse 15 minute walk
    Sights nearby  -  Close to Byron Bay centre
    Restrictions on children  -  Must be 16 or over
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