Raes on Wategos Beach in Byron Bay. Australia's most iconic boutique Hotel, Dining Room, Spa and Cellar Bar. The iconic seafront boutique hotel full of exotic charm.. Beautifully set overlooking one of the most idyllic locations in Australia, and perched on a grassy knoll just a rolling wave from Wategos Beach, rests Raes… Built in the 1970s, the whitewashed villa is the perfect blend of modern luxury and bohemian grandeur. With its beachfront open-air restaurant, exotic décor, mother of pearl day spa, climbing fuchsia bougainvillea and laid-back coastal charm; it is the ideal destination for couples and families alike as it offers a unique and unforgettable Byron Bay experience. Raes is blessed with extraordinary surroundings, but it is not only the location that is responsible for the boutique hotel’s worldwide acclaim. Behind the whitewashed walls, the Moroccan-inspired Mediterranean villa has just seven suites and penthouses, each with its own signature style and all of them private, plush and adorned with unique interior artworks by resident artist, David Bromley. Raes is a positively dreamy location for those drawn to the serene coastal charm of Byron Bay.