When a friend proposes a trip to Byron Bay, I certainly don’t need to be asked twice. Byron holds a special place in my heart, as it’s where I first met my fiancé and partner in crime of seven years, Sammy.
A few weeks back, I stumbled across a newly opened hotel on Instagram, Halcyon House. Dreaming of a winter escape, I made a mental note of wanting to visit it on my next Byron adventure. I then proceeded to take numerous sun-drenched screen shots so as not to forget the name of that-really-cool-place-near-that-really-cool-beach-somewhere-near-Byron.
Retaining its former 1960’s Australian motel structure, Halcyon House is a one-of-a-kind luxurious boutique property set on the pandanus lined shores of Cabarita Beach. Driving around an unsuspecting street corner, its white washed facade made for a pretty cool first impression.
RETAINING ITS FORMER 1960’s AUSTRALIAN MOTEL STRUCTURE, HALCYON HOUSE IS A ONE-OF-A-KIND LUXURIOUS BOUTIQUE PROPERTY SET ON THE PANDANUS LINED SHORES OF CABARITA BEACH.
Passing a row of beach cruisers on the way to the poolside restaurant, Paper Daisy, I was tempted to check in and explore. Named after the wildflowers that grow locally, Paper Daisy saw us tucking into freshly shucked oysters and local seafood within an hour of touching down on the Gold Coast. If you love oysters as much as I do, be sure to arrive early, as by 2 o’clock these popular beauties were already running dangerously low!
Relaxed and surrounded by palm trees, it suddenly dawned on us that we seemed a little out of place. While everyone was in their Sunday best, we were sporting our favourite all black ensembles, true Melbourne style, with distinct lack of colour.
Filled with beach house style and European charm, Halcyon House has me dreaming of an endless Summer. I’ll definitely be back to this little pocket of paradise to take advantage of the pool, the waves and those beach cruisers. I’ll just be sure to leave the leather jacket behind.
Next stop, Byron Bay!
LOCATION Halcyon House, Cabarita Beach, NSW, Australia
PHOTOGRAPHY 1 & 2 halcyonhouse.com.au 3 & 4 Jae Lin
INSTAGRAM @_halcyonhouse @_paperdaisy_ @baeboo