Luxe Locale: A Look Inside an Exclusive Byron Bay Retreat

Tucked away in an idyllic beachfront location, Rae's on Wategos is one of Australia's top boutique hotels. Described as "a Mediterranean escape located in Northern New South Wales" this iconic beachside retreat has "all the luxurious touchpoints of a world class experience". With a long history (originally built in the 1960s) Rae's has seen Byron Bay's transformation from a sleepy beachside town into a buzzing holiday hotspot. We love the location so much that we also chose it to be the backdrop for our first ever campaign shoot. Read on for all the reasons we love staying at Rae's as well as a sneak peek inside the luxe Penthouse Suite.


Tranquil Surroundings

One of the charms of Rae's is its ability to transport you to a place of complete calm. With sophisticated bohemian vibes throughout, the decor at Rae's complements the laidback coastal lifestyle. Whether you visit for the weekend or an extended stay, the experience will leave you feeling refreshed and recharged.

A look inside Penthouse 1.

A look inside Penthouse 1.


Luxe Accommodation

There are two Penthouses and five Suites to choose from at Rae's. We stayed in Penthouse 1 and can't recommend it enough. The hotel underwent a stunning refurbishment in 2017 so if you haven't visited in a while it's the perfect excuse to treat yourself to a return (or first time) stay.


Vibrant Dining

Whether you choose to dine in-room or at the elegant al fresco restaurant, you can't beat the dining at Rae's. Diners will be treated to a vibrant and fresh menu showcasing local ingredients. Rae's Dining Room is open for lunch and dinner, with bookings essential.

The Penthouse 1 balcony at Rae's.

The Penthouse 1 balcony at Rae's.


Idyllic Location

Tucked away on the Cape Byron Headland, Rae's has prime position on Wategos Beach - a favourite local surfing spot. It's also in walking distance to Cape Byron Lighthouse - situated on the most easterly point of mainland Australia and home to some spectacular sunrise views.


Stunning Day Spa

Rae's Day Spa offers a range of treatments and massages to help you feel rejuvenated after a long day exploring Byron Bay and its surrounds. With Vichy showers and mother of pearl detailing, the opulent spa rooms are the perfect place to indulge your senses.

Rae's on Wategos

6 - 8 Marine Pde, Byron Bay

NSW, 2481, Australia


First and last images by UNE PIECE, remainder supplied by Rae's.

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