Every inch of Raes on Wategos magnificent hotel and spa, which is reminiscent of the Chateau Marmont on Sunset Boulevard, might have been lifted straight out of a Sofia Coppola film or the pages of Vogue. Every little thing has been thought of, from the sky blue beach chairs scattered around the pool to the wooden shutters, tropical garden, ocean vistas, and Mediterranean-inspired restaurant.
The suites are airy and light, with spacious bathtubs, fine linens, and towels created by Lucy Folk. Raes is the destination for you if you like your seaside, upscale, and exclusive.
Raes is located 70 kilometres from the Queensland border on Wategos Beach in northern New South Wales. Ballina Byron Gateway Airport is around 30 minutes south, and Gold Coast Airport is an hour’s journey north. The most easterly point on the Australian peninsula is only a short stroll from your lodging, which is five minutes’ drive from Byron Bay.