Daniel Resnik finds a luxurious guest house in Byron Bay
Byron Bay is located on the far north eastern corner of NSW. Surrounded by some of the cleanest surf waves in Australia, it’s bordered by lush farms and hinterland. It’s also home to Australia’s most Eastern point, made iconic by the ‘Cape Byron Lighthouse’.
A two-hour hike from town to the lighthouse is one of the best of Byron Bay’s numerous activities because of the Pacific Ocean views. There is no better vantage point whale watching.
Recently I had the privilege of staying at 28 Degrees Byron Bay, an adults- only five-star private eco-friendly guest house situated in the centre of town. This guest house is only a few minutes walk to the main beach, restaurants, shops and everything else this magical town has to offer.
Upon arrival I was met by the bubbly owner, Debbie Garske who described her property as ‘Barefoot Luxury. Surrounding the property were lush tropical plants giving a feeling of real peace and serenity.
Garske has an eye for design apparent in the wide recycled dark stained French oak timber floorboards, the warm white timber panelled walls, the organic linen sheets and the uber comfortable King Beds. Natural local beeswax candles, striking artworks show a considered eye for detail.
28 Degrees Byron Bay comprises One Luxury Master suite, a Main Master room and a Main Classic room that form the main house. These rooms share a lap pool with an outdoor deck, a gourmet kitchen, two lounge areas, a dining room and access to complimentary bar items along with a daily breakfast of gluten free granola and a homemade compote.
There are also three Private Plunge Pool rooms and a Lighthouse room with views to Cape Byron Lighthouse, each with 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.
Massages, yoga, baby moon, honeymoon packages and champagne can also be arranged to suit any occasion.
I spent four delightful nights at 28 Degrees Byron Bay and each evening I’d stroll into town with my partner and dine at Garske’s recommended restaurants. We were never disappointed.
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