Over the last year, we have seen some incredible new developments pop up around Byron Bay. An ever-exciting place to be; it is inspiring to witness the growth and change within our community, welcoming all walks of life as our beloved town gracefully evolves over time. From chic restaurants, one of a kind boutiques to state-of-the-art accommodation, let’s explore what these new beautiful builds have to offer.
The Bonobo, located on Jonson Street, is born from the genius behind Raes on Wategoes, so you know it has excellent genes. This contemporary establishment consists of forty-one unique hotel-style apartments designed for those with an eye for raw natural beauty and impeccable style. This space has been carefully thought through to the finest details, harmoniously balancing a beachside boho vibe and luxurious living. Each light-filled room is peppered with greenery, organic materials and comfortable furnishings for the ultimate place to put your feet up. An inspired range of sophisticated amenities means you can indulge in only the finest of facilities right on your doorstep. Browse the designer retail spaces, enjoy a spot of lunch from one of the lower lobby dining establishments before heading to the rooftop pool, large sun deck and wellness centre. It offers a central location, so you can slip off on an adventure from every direction, walk to Main Beach, cycle up to the Pass and climb the iconic Cape Byron Lighthouse Walk. The Bonobo presents a unique opportunity to enter the ever-popular and competitive retail market that exists in Byron today. The combination of a five-star hotel’s convenience, matched with the privacy of an apartment build, makes it a step above the standard property setup. Here, a piece of paradise awaits!
A stone’s throw up the same street is the latest precinct, ideally suited for the buzzing energy of central Byron, Jonson Lane. This elegant glass structure is home to some of our favourite local brands; exclusive flagship shop fronts mean you can get your hands on the latest and greatest in boutique fashion. Byron-born labels like Nagata and Deiji Studios neighbour the likes of Saturday Surf NYC and Venroy for the ultimate shopping experience. Artist Jack Bailey has also taken up residence with an intimate gallery space, showcasing his abstract landscape photography. In good company, next door Bloe Bar is another heavenly destination, founded by hair gurus Jaye Edwards and Jesse Furlan. Step in for a transformative appointment and pamper session with their gorgeous glam squad. Finish up with the choice of two decadent eating establishments, a foodies dream. Jonson Lane is home to the latest Lightyears, an institution in Byron’s restaurant scene; this Asian fusion sensation is always full to the brim and it's easy to see (and taste why). Their adventurous menu is a fun and flavourful take on oriental style food in a setting of pink perfection. However, if Italian is what you crave, Pixie Food & Wine presents a divine range of classic dishes with a modern-day twist. With a strong focus on coastal-style cuisine, expect fresh produce from local suppliers, which switches daily, so be ready for some surprise specials! Jonson Lane is certainly a new hub of beauty, style and dining, and we are here for it.
In addition to The Bonobo and Jonson Lane, the next luscious local making its way to the centre of town is Bohemian. Bohemian is designed to provide something for everyone by reinventing a premium piece of real estate. This fine architectural area will be home to a wide variety of eateries. The traditional hawker's markets inspire Spice Lane found all around Asia, comprised of al fresco cafes and vibrant restaurants. Making it the perfect place to sit and catch up with friends, set up a meeting for like-minded creatives or have a solo coffee in the sun. There will be a strong emphasis on supporting local artisans, breweries, and providores, which sit at the centre of this delicious emporium and shopping plaza. Above will sit a forty-four-strong curated collection of modish apartments with spacious balconies overlooking the tree-lined courtyard. On the rooftop, a pristine pool paired with private cabanas and sunbeds sits next to a sundrenched garden space. Make the most of the private gym facilities before a well-deserved recharge in the spa and sauna, the perfect way to end the day in Bohemian.