Mar 18, 2019
If the sound of waves crashing doesn’t lull you to sleep at this waterfront hideaway on Byron Bay’s coveted Wategos Beach, the four-poster bed surely will. With just seven suites and two luxury penthouses, this newly revamped escape feels like it leapt off the pages of a romance novel. Raes Dining Room focuses on food that’s equally poetic, plating up everything from Fraser Island crab spaghetti to spicy tuna with Fuji apple, lap cheong and lemon. Designed for two, the one-bedroom penthouse is made up of marbled floors, a sunken bath and a light-filled atrium, plus Byron’s iconic ocean, headland and lighthouse views. — J.H.
raes.com.au; doubles from $463.