Byron Bay is located on the far northeastern corner of NSW and is recognised as being one of Australia’s premier holiday destinations. Surrounded by some of the best beaches offering great surf it’s bordered by some of the state’s lushest farms and hinterland. It’s also home to the famous and recognizable ‘Cape Byron Lighthouse’.
A two-hour hike from town to the lighthouse is one of the best of Byron Bay’s numerous activities. From here the expansive Pacific Ocean views are spectacular and for whale watching there is no better vantage point.
Recently we had the privilege of staying at 28 Degrees Byron Bay which is an adult only five-star private eco-friendly guest house situated in the centre of town. This superb guest house is only a few minutes walk to the main beach, restaurants, shops and everything else this unique and magical town has to offer.
Upon arrival we parked our car in their private parking area and were met by the amiable and bubbly owner Debbie Garske.
Our first impression of 28 Degrees Byron Bay at a glance was very pleasing as it’s surrounded by lush tropical landscaping and upon entering the property the feeling was one of immediate peace and serenity. ‘Barefoot Luxury’ is their policy.
We were shown through to our beautifully appointed suite and once settled in we soon got an understanding as to why it’s a five-star rated property. Every detail has been thoughtfully designed and decorated by the interior designer owner Garske; from the superb wide recycled dark stained French oak timber floorboards to the warm white timber panelled walls to the luxurious organic linen sheets and bedding covering the plush and uber comfortable King Beds. Natural local beeswax candles, striking artworks and books have been strategically placed to make you feel right at home. Every detail has been considered to ensure each guest has the most indulgent and luxurious stay.
The accommodation comprises of: One Luxury Master suite, a Main Master room and a Main Classic room that form the main house. These rooms share the elegant lap pool with an outdoor deck area, a state-of-the-art gourmet kitchen, two lounge areas, a dining room and access to complimentary bar items along with a delicious daily breakfast comprising of gluten free granola, lactose free yoghurt and a homemade compote.
The other rooms are: three Private Plunge Pool rooms and also a Lighthouse room with views to Cape Byron Lighthouse, each having a private complimentary mini bar along with the delicious daily breakfast.
Breakfast and mini bars are replenished daily at no extra cost. There are also quality complimentary pushbikes available for guests, along with beach towels and umbrellas, luxurious hand soap, gin-based hand sanitisers and complimentary Wifi. Everything has been extremely well thought out and it’s all these small touches that set a high standard to ensure a stress free and exceptional stay.
Massages, yoga, baby moon, honeymoon packages and cheese platters with Champagne can also be arranged to suit any occasion.
Salmon Champagne – the perfect accompaniment to our gourmet cheese
We spent four delightful nights at 28 Degrees Byron Bay and each evening we’d take a short stroll into town and dined at great restaurants that were recommended to us by the knowledgeable and obliging owner.
The only part of the stay that was unpleasant at this beautiful guesthouse was when it was time to leave.
Find out more: 28byronbay.com.au
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