Guest Comments

If you have stayed with us before we would love to hear what you have to say. Please read below what other guests have said and if you want to leave a comment of your own, please scroll down to the bottom of the page.


  1. Denise

    We had a wonderful time at Outrigger Bay. Beautiful Beach just two minutes away and a nice pool with the greatest Bean bags. There is a very friendly and laid back atmosphere. The management David and Jan are very warm and nice people.

  2. Rob

    I’ve just returned from a three night stay at the Outrigger Bay. It is honestly one of the nicest places I have ever stayed in. The apartments are very large and well furnished, the pool was absolutely beautiful and the staff who worked there were all incredibly welcoming and professional.
    The location is fantastic – a minute’s walk to the Byron’s beautiful beach and two minutes from the cool bars and restaurants the town has to offer. The only difficulty was trying to decide whether to stay by the pool or go to the beach each day!
    I understand that Outrigger Bay describes itself as a family resort and was initially a bit apprehensive about this as I was worried that there would be lots of screaming toddlers and teenagers. However it wasn’t like that this at all – all of the guests, young and old, just seemed to be focused on relaxing and enjoying themselves whilst still being respectful of each other.
    Overall, a fantastic trip and many thanks to the team at Outrigger for a great holiday. I’m just sorry that I live so far away (in the UK) otherwise I’d be back every year!

  3. Salvo.

    Stayed here for three nights. The apartments are spacious and clean with everything you need when away from home. The staff and owners are friendly.
    Location is perfect with beach access via back security entrance. Nice resort style gardens and pool with BBQ area. I’d definitely come back to this place.

  4. Kaz.

    I’ve stayed at few places in Byron now and this is the best do far. Front desk staff short friendly on check in and I was pleasantly surprised by the room- very spacious, modern and nice. Lots of hanging space in cupboards, Had washing machine too so could do washing. great pool and spa area and backs onto the beach!! Just walk out back of resort and you’re on main beach. 5 mins walk to beach hotel. We walked up to lighthouse both days along beautiful beach path- was very pretty. You don’t need a car at all if staying here.

  5. Kev and Christine.

    We enjoyed 3 nights in a 2 bedroom apartment. Large balconies front and back overlooking the pool from the front and ocean glimpses from the rear. The apartment was very nicely appointed. It was spacious and clean. As other reviewers have said the resort has direct beach access and is a short walk to the heart of Byron Bay. I would recommend this resort particularly to families with children who will enjoy the apartments centered around the pool area.

  6. FelB.

    Great family spot. Pleasant pool/spa and walk to beach. Walking distance to everything. Managers always available – Lovely busking musician in BBQ area on Friday afternoon – very social and accessible to all guests. Good car garage and beach and pool balls/boogie boards and indoor games available for free.

  7. Paul

    We spent the week before Christmas 2015 here with our 3 boys. We all loved the accommodation the facilities/pool/proximity to beach and Byron Bay Centre. The whole family absolutely enjoyed the time we spent in Byron Bay. The management were lovely and always available and the apartment complex was always clean an tidy.

    With out any hesitation we would recommend “Outrigger Bay Apartments” – Byron Bay to anyone wanting to stay in Byron Bay, we also will share our experience with family and friends and recommend that they consider “Outrigger Bay Apartments”.

    We plan to visit Byron Bay regularly and will always stay here.

  8. Sam S

    I stayed for 5 nights with my family (2 children: 8 and 6) during school holidays and this was one of the best places that I have ever stayed. The core elements were great (friendly staff, clean and spacious apartments, pool, spa, parking, BBQ facilities, beach access, location to town, reasonable rate) however it was the little things that made this especially considerate for my family – like borrowing a bucket and spade (or board, or goggles) for the beach, or stocking the kitchen with essentials such as oil, salt, pepper, tea, coffee, sugar, detergent, sponges, etc, etc. Would stay again and have already recommended it to my family and friends.

  9. Christine M

    Our sixth visit to this amazing resort which ticks all the boxes- location, friendly staff, clean and well appointed apartments, safe and great for all ages. We love walking everywhere and everything is close by. Jan and David can always provide what is needed from umbrellas to boogie boards, games, buckets and spades and even sunscreen. Can’t wait to go back next year- only about 51 weeks to go!

  10. Rachel B

    This was our family’s second stay at Outrigger Bay and we wouldn’t stay anywhere else. Jan and David are wonderful hosts who go to great lengths to ensure their guests have a wonderful stay. The location is fantastic with direct access to the beach and a short walk to shops and restaurants. The rooms are spotless and have everything you need. We found the pool area to be a lovely social spot for adults and children. We’ll be back soon.

  11. The Hardy family

    We have stayed at the Outrigger Bay apartments in a 3 bedroom apartment on several occasions over the last 10 years and it has always been of high standard, that can’t be faulted. From the beautifully decorated, clean interiors, the layout with plenty of room for a large family and the beautiful, clean pool and the friendly service from the staff. The location is also perfect with only a few minutes walk to both town or the beach. Great place to stay!

  12. Jane and Andrew

    We only just finished our holiday with you and wanted to let you know what a lovely time we had. It was a much more personal experience than our usual holiday stay and we loved all the little touches… The pool toys and beach equipment for use, the extras in the apartment that make it more like home… Glad wrap, proper salt and pepper, tissues. I know it sounds like little stuff but it makes a difference!!
    We loved the friendliness of all who worked there. Our kids absolutely loved it, with our 7 year old crying as we left!!
    Thanks for the lovely holiday.
    Kind regards,
    Jane and Andrew

  13. Lauren F

    We had a wonderful experience at the Outrigger Apartments. The apartment was the perfect size, very spacious. The kitchen was equipped with everything you would need for your stay. The pool and amenities were great and kept very clean and tidy. The location was perfect, especially if you don’t have a car. It was only a 2 minute walk to the centre of town and with direct access to the beach what more could you want.
    I would recommend staying here and would definitely come back again.

  14. Sheryl L

    To all at Outrigger Bay,
    Thank you for an enjoyable holiday with my family at your apartments from the moment we arrived you could not do enough for us. The standard you keep your apartments is a credit to all. The extra things that you supply in the kitchen, glad wrap, oil, salt & pepper etc is something you don’t normally get.
    The pool is heated to a great temperature that the kids can swim and not get cold and a great place for them to enjoy. The toys you have for use is great when you fly you cannot bring buckets, spades, boogie boards etc again thank you to all, we will be back again.

  15. Anonymous

    Absolutely had a fabulous time here. The location is superb – backs on to the beach (2 mins walk) and a 5 min casual stroll into town. The staff are extremely friendly and always willing to help out. We stayed in a 3 bedroom apartment on the top floor with 2 young children (2 and 4 yrs) and they frequently helped carry the pram for us up the stairs and offered tool/beach toys for the children. And then helped us with all the luggage as we were leaving. The pool was clean and warm, and the spa was also a great hit. It was never too crowded and lots of other families around for the children to play with. The apartments themselves were very clean, spacious, had more utensils/cutlery than the norm and doors/windows which opened up widely to allow fresh air in. The price for the stay was also very reasonable – may have helped that it was the low season. Will definitely be back and recommend it – a great experience.

  16. Bianca B

    Apartments are spacious and clean. Staff are welcoming and friendly. We will definitely stay here again.

  17. Tanya

    We stayed as a family of 3 with a toddler in July 2016 and had a great time. A short 5 min walk to the heart of town. Everything you could need provided in the apartment plus pool/beach toys. Office staff are helpful and the owners are onsite for any needs. They even organised some live music in the gardens for the guests on Sat night. Highly recommend staying here!

  18. Anon

    What do you want to do on holidays?” I serendipitously ask my 3 year old…

    “P O O L P O O L P O O L!” the oft replied mantra and in this respect Outrigger Bay Apartments did not fail to accommodate. Even in the depths of an Australian Winter, the heated outdoor pool to my daughter’s delight proved to be one of the holiday’s highlights.

    For those of us not so obsessed with the life aquatic, what, you may ask makes the Outrigger Bay Apartments an ‘excellent’ choice for a Byron Bay stay; well there are several key factors, not least of which is the outstanding hospitality provided by David and Jan. Both local and expert in all things Byron their notification board in reception provides up-to-date info on all seasonal activities and of course they are always available to answer any questions or help the occasional tourist may have.

    Next there is the rooms themselves, or more accurately the generous apartments with separate sleeping, laundry facilities and ample outside seating to take in the private gardens. Yet each apartment is but a short stroll to either car parking or the pool and spa. Further there is a BBQ area and plenty of common space in which to relax.

    The most demonstrative benefit of Outrigger Bay however is its locality, here’s the secret, because it is not located on the NON-CBD side of the old (disused) train line it has the advantage of an ‘out of town feel’ BUT it is less than 250meters from the centre of town… FACT! it took less than 3 minutes to walk to the roundabout on Lawson St with two kids, that’s without crossing roads! Again that out of town feel has a bonus, from a back gate and short wonky trail over a sand dune you are less than 1 minute to a stretch of almost-private beach… a luxury the CBD side apartments can not offer… The secret is now out, however assuming you’ve read this far that’s OK because you’re probably going to stay

    We will be back when next in Byron!

  19. Simon H

    We stayed for 4 nights July 2016. Great location; short walk to everything. Apartment spotless and well maintained, as were pool and spa. Beds comfortable, good water pressure in shower! No issues with noise. Would definitely stay again. Thanks for a hassle free stay.

  20. Vered

    Outstanding apartment. This was the best ever apartment. We have enjoyed the pool, the Jacuzzi, the private short access to the beach. Best location so close to Byron center and beach. Best facilities. Clean and neat. very friendly.

  21. Fiona M

    Wonderful stay, friendly helpful staff, very handy location, clean and comfortable accommodation. loved being able to access the beach through the back gate. Thanks for a great venue for our recent holiday.

  22. Merilyn S

    I would stay here again in a heart beat. Lovely accommodating Hosts. Very very helpful and ready to help however they could. Thank you so much. Late checkout on Sunday for us was very very helpful. Everything was great. Good parking. very tropical secluded garden areas and units.

  23. Wayne H

    This is our second time back and once again David and Jan made you feel right at home. We had a spacious well presented ground floor two bedroom apartment and my only negative comment was that our stay was not long enough.

  24. David B

    We found Outrigger Bay a well-appointed apartment. It was very comfortable and in an excellent location that enabled us to walk everywhere. It had very good on site amenities and the staff were very helpful and pleasant to deal with. Overall a five out of five and I would be very happy to stay here again.

  25. Peter H

    1 week stay in 3 bed apartment on beach side. Quiet, roomy and comfortable. Very clean and stylish. Short walk to shops and easy walk to lighthouse. A few minutes walk to beach via secure gate. Friendly, helpful staff and well managed. All this in the middle of paradise. Would recommend to tourists looking for a base to explore Byron on foot.

  26. Adam Y

    Stayed at the outrigger for the third time and as always had an awesome time there. Direct beach access, a great room, close to everything and very pleasant operators! I would highly recommend staying with these guys ?

  27. Anon

    This is possibly the best place we have ever stayed. Location couldn’t be better with a few minutes walk to the town. Direct access to a wonderful beach was also brilliant. Short distance from the busy town centre was also good as it was quiet at night time, which helps on a family trip. Very highly recommended.

  28. Kate C

    We couldn’t fault the place. The management and staff are fantastic, very helpful and friendly. The apartments are very clean and comfortable. The complex is small enough that nothing gets over crowded i.e the spa, pool or BBQ. And the best bit is the location. Drive to Byron, park your car in the undercover parking and leave it there. Town centre is a 4-5 min stroll away. Definitely stay there again the next time we head back to beautiful Byron Bay.

  29. Soph

    This is the second time we’ve stayed at Outrigger Bay in Byron. We’ve stayed other places in town also but this is where we’ll keep coming back to with kids. The rooms are really comfortable and spacious, and robust enough to host several small kids. The access to the beach is a huge advantage in Byron, as is the short walk to town, especially in peak seasons. The kids love the pool too. Would recommend it to anyone who’s heading to Byron with their family.

  30. Shelly

    We recently stayed at this lovely establishment which is right on the beach with our two kids. Great facilities, clean rooms and everything needed in the kitchen to be self sufficient. Loved having a washing machine and dryer to deal with the sandy mess that a holiday makes! Will definitely stay again.

  31. Claire

    We stayed here as a family of 3, and I would happily return again. The location was excellent – especially with the little beach access gate, which we used all the time with our toddler. And a short walk around the corner to the shops and playground. The apartment was immaculate, clean and modern with everything you need. The beds were the most comfortable I have slept in (and we’ve traveled a LOT). It was just wonderful. We loved the little outdoor patio and enjoyed afternoons and mornings in the sun, where our little one could happily and safely play. The noise level was always on the quiet side, especially after 8pm which was much appreciated. Security parking was handy with our hire car, and just in general… fabulous place, with helpful staff.
    I’ve already recommended Outrigger to family and friends.

  32. Jason

    This is our second time staying at Outrigger Bay Apartments and if we’re ever back in Byron Bay we’ll stay here again. It’s only a short walk to the heart of Byron Bay and to the Woolworths supermarket too so a car is not required. It’s also excellent value for money, particularly given its location and the direct beach access (which is very handy given how busy the roads around Byron Bay can get and the fact you generally have to pay for parking to get to beaches such as The Pass). The apartments are well appointed and have most things you need for a beachside holiday, including an excellent BBQ and facilities. Book well in advance though as it books out fast during the key times of the year.

  33. Carmel M

    Our extended family have been holidaying at Outrigger Bay for the past eight years. This September school holidays we had 7 apartments and feedback back from everyone, including first-timers was that it was awesome. The apartments are spotless, with comportable beds and a well equipped kitchen. The pool is beautifully maintained, BBQ and communal areas in excellent condition. Jan and David do a superb job oversighting the resort operations in a low key way. They promote it as a ‘family resort’ and actively discourage loud partying after 10pm. The large patios are perfect for gatherings and the spacious apartments enable us to move inside, someone after gentle prodding from Jan and David (holiday-makers don’t wear watches!!). Thank you Jan and David for helping us create beautiful memories of our Outrigger Bay holidays.

  34. Lorraine

    We stayed for 8 glorious nights, the staff were friendly, accommodating and very helpful. The appartment was very clean, extremely spacious and we had everything we needed. Only 50mtre away from the beach, and a short walk to town, this is definitely the best place to stay. I will definitely book again on my next visit.

  35. Chris B

    Stayed recently over the Australia day long weekend. We are a family of 4, with 2 small kids and it was perfect. Plenty of space in the apartments and a short walk to cafes/restaurants and the beach. The staff were all very helpful and friendly too. Would definitely stay there again.

  36. Anon

    We come back year after year to these apartments that are spacious and clean , in a very convenient location to beach and restaurants as well as maintaining a quiet and friendly atmosphere. Our top pick with a family of 5 in Byron.


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