Are you planning a relaxing trip to the beaches of Byron Bay?

This is one of the most popular coastal destinations for Brisbane and Sydney’s visitors looking to cool down.

Though sunny conditions require astute planning and preparation.

If you find a place that’s literally a stone’s throw to the sandy beaches, it’ll make your holiday so much better! 

We got the inside scoop on the best luxury beach hotels located in and around Byron Bay…just for you!

1. Beach Suites

Located right on the front porch of Byron Bay’s scenic beach, check out Beach Suites.

With rooms practically on the beach sand themselves, this place is best for families.

Chill in their Garden Studio for 3 featuring 1 XL bed & 1 sofa bed or their massive Three Bedroom Apartment Penthouse.

This accommodation houses 3 XL double beds for 6 and offers direct private access to the beach.

Or come to the beachfront for the pool.

Stay at their 2 personal studio for beach views within your private plunge pool.

With an impressive offering of room variety, you’ll never get bored staying at a hotel with the family again!

  • Guest Rating: 9.5
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Address: 20 Bay Street, 2481 Byron Bay, Australia

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2. Bluewater on the Beach

Come for the sand, stay for the tropical gardens!

Bluewater on the Beach will let you have your own villa with balcony views in proximity to the ocean itself.

A mere 5-minute stroll from Byron Bay, this beachfront oasis will fulfill only the biggest of family gatherings.

From their 5 people Villa Bondi-Beachfront, expect the standard 1 double and 1 sofa bed, with the most scenic views you’ve ever seen.

Or add your extended cousins to the guest list and stay at their all-encompassing 7 people Laila’s Villa.

Beachwood interior vibes cater to big families.

They offer 3 bedrooms featuring 2 XL beds, and 2 single beds.

And rest assured, should your love for the beach expire, their private tropical gardens right out front should sweeten your stay aplenty.

  • Guest Rating: 9.2
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Address: 3 Don Street, Belongil Beach, 2481 Byron Bay, Australia 

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3. The Watermark

Up the beachfront class with a stay only 3 minutes away from Watergos Beach.

Stunning views alongside a gorgeous beach, plus a landmarked treasure in the form of Cape Byron Lighthouse.

The Watermark will suit any and all types of folks, as their 80’s crisp white room decor caters from 2 up to a whopping 10 guests.

Start small with their 2 person studio apartment with a sea view containing 1 large double bed.

Or splurge on their insane Residence Three-Bedroom Apartment.

This behemoth of a palace has 2 large beds coupled with 2 single beds.

All rooms will offer direct sea views – so you best never stray too far from your paddleboard!

  • Guest Rating: 9.1
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Address: 29 Marine Parade, 2481 Byron Bay, Australia

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4. WategosRent 

WatergosRent is another property that sits right at the tip of Byron Bay’s peak, overlooking the vast blue seas.

Couples and small families will enjoy this place best as their room options are limited.

Catering between 2 and 4 people, start at their smallest One Bedroom Option which offers 1 extra-large bed and 1 sofa bed.

Or opt for twin couples as you stay in their Two Bedroom Apartment offering 2 large double beds.

For a romantic stay, we highly recommend the studio apartment that offers direct sea views.

WatergosRent also caters to active guests.

Nearby, you can go hiking, cycling or explore their local garden.

  • Guest Rating: 9.1
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Address: 6 Palm Valley Dr, 2481 Byron Bay, Australia

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5. Byron Bay Beachfront Apartments

You gotta check out Byron Bay’s most loved beachfront apartments, as noted by countless rave reviews.

Minutes away from Main Beach, Byron Bay Apartments wedges itself between the beach and the famous Cape Byron Lighthouse.

This property caters to families best, offering scenic private patios/balconies, lush gardens, and modern furnishings.

Start “small” with their Two Bedroom Apartment and courtyard for 4.

This includes 1 large double bed and 2 single beds.

Or if you’d prefer one with an ocean view, opt for their Three Bedroom Penthouse.

This gargantuan of a room option offers 1 extra-large double bed and 4 single beds.

It can fit a maximum of 6 people.

  • Guest Rating: 9.0
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Address: 39-41 Lawson Street, 2481 Byron Bay, Australia

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6. The Terraces Main Beach

We’d be lying if we didn’t take a minute to include our beloved golf fanatics.

This hotel will cater to one of Australia’s most popular sports.

You’ll just be a few steps from Byron Bay’s Main Bech, and a short drive from Byron Bay Golf Club.

To put it simply, this place is a beast.

With massive “Cheaper by the Dozen”-Esque rooms and beds that’ll accommodate large families.

Their Terrace 4 Three Bedroom Superior offers 1 large double bed with 4 single beds.

Or you can upgrade for 8 people for their Terrace 2 three Bedroom Ocean Deluxe room.

It offers 3 large double beds and 2 bunk beds, with neighboring beach views and quaint palm tree gardens.

Best of all, guests can even enjoy Netflix for free.

  • Guest Rating: 9.0
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Address: 37 Lawson Street, 2481 Byron Bay, Australia 

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7. East On Byron

Come to East on Byron for modern lodging and clean views, as this hotel offers more than picturesque beach views.

All of their 26 luxury villas are designed to impress, all individually furnished with home comforts.

This includes polished timber floors, modern kitchens, a lagoon-style pool, and a hot tub.

But don’t fret, as your toes will still be able to relish in the sandy grounds of Belongil Beach – a mere 15 min walk away.

Choose from their 5 house/villa options, catering to families of 4-6 persons.

Their smallest option is the Two-bedroom Beach house for 5 including 1 XL bed, 1 L bed, and 1 sofa bed.

Or you can go for more luxury and opt for their Three Bedroom Bay Penthouse for 6.

This cherry on top will feature 2 extra-large beds, and 2 single beds, with an ocean view and gardens.

  • Guest Rating: 9.0
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Address: 35 Childe Street, Belongil Beach, 2481 Byron Bay, Australia

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8. Bay Royal Apartments

Arguably the closest “cool corner” to the beach on this list, Bay Royal Apartments sits at a mere 2-minute walk away from Bay Royal.

Offering self-contained apartments with balcony views, come to this property for its location.

Besides the beach, you’ll be close to Byon Bay’s main street, known for its cafes, restaurants, and shops.

They have just about every single room option combo you could imagine.

Their Deluxe One Bedroom Beachfront Apartment will house up to 3 guests, containing 1 extra-large bed.

Or top out at 7 persons by staying at their Premium Three Bedroom Beachfront Apartment.

This one holds 1 extra-large bed and 4 double beds.

  • Guest Rating: 8.9
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Address: 24-28 Bay Street, 2481 Byron Bay, Australia

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9. Shambhala @ Byron

Aptly wedged between Belongil Creek and the pristine coastline of Byron Bay’s Pacific Ocean – meet Shambhala @ Byron.

Hands down the views here will do more than impress, as you’ll literally have the most front row of seating available.

Guests will be able to lounge about lively from within Shambhala’s tropical gardens, whether it be atop a Balinese daybed or hammock.

It’s only a 5-minute walk to the nearby cafes, shops, and attractions – they kinda have it all.

Their room options begin with their Samadhi One-Bedroom Cottage for couples, offering a large double bed.

Or be sure to procure their 7 people 3 bedroom Beach House option for big families.

It features 3 double beds and 1 single bed.

And be sure to ask reception for the “special” rooms offering a private hot tub!

  • Guest Rating: 8.9
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Address: 14 Childe St, Belongil Beach, 2481 Byron Bay, Australia

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10. Bayview Beachfront Apartments

When the kids come to play, let ’em go nuts over at Beachview Beachfront apartments.

Situated a mere 50 meters from Bayview Beachfront, and in close proximity to the shops and attractions, this place has it all for the family!

And speaking of family, this fortitude of place caters to groups of up to 5, such as their Superior Two-Bedroom Apartment.

This spacious apartment will offer 1 large double bed and 2 single beds.

Though if you require a sea view, hit up their Apartment with Sea View option, which has 1 extra-large double bed & 2 single beds.

So behold the sea views from your apartment and the palm tree-laden maze that makes up the fortress of Bayview Beachfront!

  • Guest Rating: 8.7
  • Star Rating: 4 stars 
  • Address: 22 Bay Street, 2481 Byron Bay, Australia

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11. Beach Hotel Resort

Alright, you resort lovers, this one is especially for you!

Just 50 meters from Byron’s Bay main beach, envelop yourself within the lush tropics that is Beach Hotel Resort.

It has a luxurious sandal-wearing theme, best suited for couples.

So get cozy with your partner, by trying out their Classic King Suite (Pool Side) offering 1 extra-large double bed and 2 sofa beds.

Or opt for the same room option, with a sea view.

For even more luxuries ideal for couples, check out their Pacific King Suite, Penthouse Suite, and Superior Suite.

They also offer 1 option for families of 5, named the Loft Suite with Balcony.

This includes 1 extra-large bed, 2 single beds, and 1 sofa bed.

  • Guest Rating: 8.7
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Address: Bay Lane , 2481 Byron Bay, Australia

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12. The Crest Byron Bay

Meet the coolest quaintest crib around with Byron Bay’s The Crest.

The Crest cuts to the chase by offering the bare bones of blissful apartment-style living.

Offering beautiful rooms nestled within a little oasis of a garden, along with a pool – and 3 minutes away from Belongil Beach.

Another 5 mins walk from The Crest, you’ll find bars, dining joints, cafes, and even a golf club – available right down the street.

Stay at their One Bedroom Apartment, offering 1 large bed, a spacious lounge, and a private balcony.

Or choose between their Two Bedroom Apartment or Villa option, both include 1 extra-large bed, 2 single beds, and 1 sofa bed.

It caters to a maximum of 5 people.

  • Guest Rating: 8.7
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Address: 47-49 Shirley Street, Belongil Beach, 2481 Byron Bay, Australia

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13. Waves Byron Bay

Located 60m meters away from Main Beach, stay at perhaps the “cleanest” cut place around.

At Waves Byron Bay, guests can enjoy rooftop penthouses imbued with a resembling style of mid-century modern architecture.

Ideal for families of four, the rooms have spacious open floor plans with large windows.

You can stay in a cozy Boutique Suite, or go all out in their luxury Penthouse Suite.

The majestic Penthouse option will feature 1 extra-large bed and 2 sofa beds, hosting parties of up to 4 people.

The best part is their breakfast which offers morning muffins, snacks, and tasty assortments – free of charge.

So be sure to book your stay soon, as this place is highly rated amongst couples alike.

  • Guest Rating: 8.6
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Address: 35 Lawson Street, 2481 Byron Bay, Australia 

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14. Cavvanbah – Byron Bay

Cavvanbah at Byron Bay is perfect for romantic weekends.

It is 5 minutes away from Byron Bay town center, with direct access to the beach itself.

This exotic locale will knock your socks off.

For couples, you’ll love the Balinese-style outdoor baths.

Don’t worry about nosy neighbors, as Cavvanbah’s thick bushes, and towering walls will ensure complete privacy.

Even though the rooms suit couples more, Cavvanbah does offer impressively diverse room options.

Stay at their Queen Villa – Rio offering 1 single and 1 large bed for 3.

Or invite your neighbors as you all can stay in their 4-bedroom Villa offering 4 large, 3 single, and 1 sofa bed.

Fits a whopping 12 guests.

  • Guest Rating: 8.4
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Address: 1 Cavvanbah Street, Belongil Beach, 2481 Byron Bay, Australia

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What’s the best Byron Bay beach hotel for couples?

Cavvanba is the best beach hotel for couples due to their knack for privacy and discretion when it comes to room design.

And of course, their romantic outdoor hot tub is amazing too. 

Which Byron Bay beach hotels have the best private spa baths?

Shambhala@Byron and Cavvanba hotel will be your best bet.

Their special hot tub deemed rooms and Balinese outdoor-style bath for guests are perfect after long days exploring Byron Bay.

What’s the best Byron Bay beach hotel for families?

Watergos Rent will be the best place for families.

It features the most spacious of all room designs and is in close proximity to hiking/cycling trails, catering to varied family-oriented activities.

Which Byron Bay beach hotels have a private plunge pool?

Beach Suits features boutique styled apartments that offer rooftop pools exclusive to each residents own separate unit.

Which Byron Bay beach hotels has the best swimming pool on-site?

East on Byron has one of the most elegant pools in Byron Bay, which guests can easily access in the public area of the hotel.

Beach Hotel Resort is another good option with recliners and large beach umbrellas beside their pool.


Byron Bay Beach HotelsGuest Rating
Beach Suites9.5
Bluewater on the Beach9.2
The Watermark9.1
Byron Bay Beachfront Apartments9.0
The Terraces Main Beach9.0
East On Byron9.0
Bay Royal Apartments8.9
Shambhala @ Byron8.9
Bayview Beachfront Apartments8.7
Beach Hotel Resort8.7
The Crest Byron Bay8.7
Waves Byron Bay8.6
Cavvanbah – Byron Bay8.4
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