A relaxed boutique hotel near Australia's iconic surf sanctum: Bondi Beach

The creative coastal community around one of the world’s most famous beaches.

Bondi is a sanctum for fitness and surf lovers - falling into the latter category myself, an early morning run on the Bondi to Bronte coastal walking path was the perfect start to our day.

After a few months living in Paddington, my husband and I sought out a beach weekend before Christmas and decided on iconic Bondi, the northern most beach on the south head of Sydney’s Pacific coastline. 15 minutes from the city and a 20 minute stroll to one of the world’s most famous beaches, you’ll find The Baxley Bondi, a clean and minimalist hotel hidden on a tree lined street in this neighborhood of surfer lovers and laid-back creatives, along with young families, all comfortable enough to live or visit this sought after destination. The hotel definitely falls into the ‘luxury for less’ bucket, with beautiful coastal design, small but comfortable living spaces, and various room options (opt for a room with shared bathrooms to save money - the shared facilites are pristine, private, and plentiful). The area of Bondi is filled with shopping, beautiful dining options, a park, sun, surf, fitnesses, and sand. Bondi is a sanctum for fitness and surf lovers - and falling into the latter category, an early morning run on the Bondi to Bronte coastal walking path was the perfect start to our day.


TRAVEL GUIDE

*Indicates I was not able to go, however I have been recommended

GET A ROOM…

The Baxley Bondi

Minimalist boutique hotel

44 Flood Street, Bondi

Website

(+61) 2 9388 0895

QT Bondi*

Chic oceanside boutique accommodation

6 Beach Road, Bondi

Website

+61 2 8362 3900

WHILE YOU’RE THERE…

EAT

Totti’s Bondi

Italian cuisine in a Mediterranean setting

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Bill’s

Sunny and stylish, easy-going brunch

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Bondi Tony’s Burger Joint*

Rock ‘n roll casual-fun burger joint

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Gusto*

Espresso Bar

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Rocker Bondi

Surfer chic Brunch - Dinner

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Milky Lane

Instagram friendly milkshakes

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Speedo’s Cafe

Casual beach cafe with healthy beautiful fare and a view

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Bennett’s St. Dairy

Casual & healthy cafe

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Bondi Icebergs

Swim, fine dining, coffee or casual terrace seaside fare with iconic beach views

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North Bondi Fish

Modern seafood and cocktails with a view

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The Pacific Club*

Beachclub & Bistro

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EXPLORE

Bondi - Coogee coastal walk

Bondi Icebergs

Bondi Beach

Bondi Farmer’s Market, Sat 9am-1pm

Beach Flow Bondi Yoga

Gould Street boutique shopping

Bondi Junction big box shopping