Book Your Dream Beach Stay This Winter at Raes on Watego in Byron Bay


If you’re dreaming about your next holiday or luxurious beach getaway, there’s no need to wait until summer to enjoy the stunning beaches in Byron Bay.  Spend your winter wisely and look no further than Raes on Wategos in Byron Bay. Located a two-minute walk from Wategos beach, enjoy the many features this luxurious accommodation has to offer. Located just a drive away from Sydney or Brisbane, or a short plane ride, fight the winter blues in the heart of every Australian dream location,

The hotel boasts two penthouse options, as well as multiple villa-style suites. Penthouses 1 consist of a one-bedroom top floor, ideal for a couple.  Immerse yourself in this tranquil retreat with a sunken bath, marble floors, an airy atrium overlooking the pool and garden, as well as three private balconies which offer views of the lighthouse, ocean and headland.

Penthouse 2 has two bedrooms and bathrooms to accommodate two couples comfortably.  From $2500 per night, king four-poster beds, and two balconies overlooking Wategos beach, this option is sure to provide everything needed for a relaxing stay. The multiple suites available at Raes include a two-level villa surrounded by tropical gardens and doors opening directly onto the pool; arched windows, private balconies and gas fireplaces ensure comfort in all weather and circumstance.


During your stay at Raes, you can choose to indulge in a deluxe spa treatment at Raes spa. The design nods towards traditional tiled Moroccan bathhouses, with a range of luxurious treatments available.  Raes is the only hotel and resort in Australia to offer Santa Maria Novella’s line of apothecary, which significantly enhances the indulgent experience.

The Raes Cellar Bar allows you to enjoy a range of quality seafood by sunset with views of the Watego surroundings, while the Dining Room has a seated reception for up to 55 guests, as well as a standing, cocktail style event. Enjoy exclusive access to the resort for private occasions such as a wedding.  Book all suites for a three-night minimum stay and enjoy sunrise swims and time relaxing by the pool in the days before and after your ceremony.


Unique to Raes is a fashion collaboration with Comma designer Richard Jarman. The program, named “Artist in Residence”, was first created by artist Stanislas Piechaczek in 2019 and was later supported by Richard Jarman in 2020. Richard’s resort-wear label Comma featured in Afterpay Australian Fashion Week 2021 with the iconic sunrise Tamarama runway show. Artists for this program are hand-selected by Raes and invited to create pieces inspired by the hotel. The Rae x Comma capsule collection is available to purchase online. It combines the natural surroundings of the Byron Bay beaches with the historical architecture of the hotel.  Have a look at the long and short-sleeved shirts ($330-$390), swim shorts ($290), walk shorts ($270) and bag ($180) for your next holiday outfit inspiration.

In addition, the Raes gift shop offers Raes branded items, such as caps, towels, keychain, robe, bags and apron. Santa Maria Novella spa products are also available, and designer Luca Gnecchi Ruscone sunglasses (pricing at approximately $500).  Finally, Raes x Maison Balzac limited-edition carafe and tumbler, inspired by traditional French drinkware and mouthblown from coloured glass, is designed to be placed on a bedside table and bring luxury to drinking water.

Whether your ideal holiday consists of lounging by the pool, eating seafood or drinking champagne with views of the ocean, Raes at Wategos will be able to create any experience you desire.