8 romantic getaways in Byron Bay for sun, surf and sunsets

From cosy cabins to upscale boutiques, check out the most luxurious Byron Bay accommodations for couples.

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There's nothing like a few days away to rekindle the romance – and Byron Bay has all the makings of the perfect couple's getaway. It's quiet and relaxing and has sparkling water, sugar-soft sand and a lush hinterland to get lost in. Plus, it's easily accessible from the Gold Coast and Sydney.

Here are a few suggestions on where to stay to make that romantic getaway one to remember.

Our top romantic getaways in Byron Bay

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1. Blackbird Luxury Accommodation

Escape the ordinary by heading away from the beach and toward the Byron Bay Hinterland. This bed and breakfast offers the ultimate in opulence. Spend warm days soaking in the magnesium mineral pool before clinking glasses on your deck over a backyard of native wildlife.

  • Star rating: Not rated.
  • Romantic features: Outdoor mineral pool, champagne on arrival, complimentary local produce in your room and a sundeck with views of Cape Byron and the Pacific Ocean.
  • Why do we love it? Spa and massage therapies can be organised for you. Creatives are supported with facilities to support musicians and artists.

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2. The Atlantic Byron Bay

Taking inspiration from its surroundings, The Atlantic is a bright and airy hotel with a beach and nautical theme. To its name are four cottages, a well-groomed lawn and palm trees that really set the scene.

  • Star rating: 4 stars.
  • Romantic features: Lap pool, terrance, barbeque area and a bonfire in the winter.
  • Why do we love it? Between the gourmet kitchens in each cottage, the communal barbeque and the fresh produce in Byron, you'll be cooking up a storm daily.

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3. Shambhala @ Byron

Stay exactly where the forest meets the sea. Shambhala is surrounded by greenery and just moments from that soft Belongil Beach sand. All four cottages are elevated amongst the treetops and connected via boardwalks.

  • Star rating: 4 stars.
  • Romantic features: Outdoor baths, on deck dining, floor-to-ceiling windows and hot rock saunas.
  • Why do we love it? Shambhala draws from Buddhism which can be seen in the many statues and water features throughout the property. This gives it a sense of calm and peace. Its giant Brazillian amethyst also exudes protective and healing qualities.

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4. Elements of Byron

Less boutique though no less luxurious, Elements is a MGallery property with Instagram-worthy spaces. Its rooms have timber finishings, its lagoon pool is surrounded by bures and hanging lounges and the beach is right on its doorstep.

  • Star rating: 5 stars.
  • Romantic features: Lagoon pool, spa baths in rooms, in-house spa and an adults-only exclusive pool.
  • Why do we love it? Elements is the jumping off point for any adventure. From here you can access the beach, forest trails, horse ranch and the Byron Bay solar powered train.

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5. The Watermark

Want to wake up to the sound of the ocean from your balcony? Then check into The Watermark. Its tropical island vibes are made complete with its high ceilings, beachfront positioning and hinterland surroundings.

  • Star rating: 4 stars.
  • Romantic features: Private balconies with 180-degree sea views, fully equipped kitchens and Italian marble bathrooms.
  • Why do we love it? Guests rave about the location which is literally on the doorstep of Wategos Beach.

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6. The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa

Settle in amongst the green as you take in all 45 acres of this sprawling property. It's shining glory is its day spa, but for those who are eco-conscious, The Byron at Byron has made a commitment to sustainable travel. It uses upcycled, recycled and local materials where possible and its new restaurant showcases sustainable and local produce.

  • Star rating: 5 stars.
  • Romantic features: Sauna, infinity pool, Eleme Day Spa, in-house restaurant and infrared sauna.
  • Why do we love it? This resort is all about local, from the produce used in its restaurants to the Indigenous products at the Eleme Day Spa.

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7. 28 Degrees Byron Bay

Kick off your thongs and soak up that sun in one of four light-filled boutique villas. They're fresh, modern and just moments away from Byron's best beaches. Not that you'll be there in a hurry, with pamper packages and a plunge pool at your fingertips.

  • Star rating: 5 stars.
  • Romantic features: Plunge pools and antique claw baths in select rooms, private gardens, lap pool and complimentary in-room mini bar with healthy snacks like granola.
  • Why do we love it? Complimentary bike hire makes for the perfect date activity.

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8. Cape Byron Retreat, Adults-Only

Leave the kids and all your other responsibilities behind at Cape Byron Retreat. This adults-only paradise is set on three acres of land and has more private "nooks" then you can count. Where will you retreat to?

  • Star rating: 4 stars.
  • Romantic features: Outdoor pool, private decks, sweeping views of Mount Warning, outdoor spa baths and beauty treatments available to book.
  • Why do we love it? All guests have access to the outdoor spa baths where you can trade your worries for wistful views.

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How did we pick these Byron Bay stays?

Our editorial team selected these Byron Bay stays on this list based on price, location and real customer feedback from booking sites and review platforms. Where applicable, we used our own personal experiences in Byron Bay to make recommendations.

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