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.
WHILE YOU’RE THERE…
Italian cuisine in a Mediterranean setting
Sunny and stylish, easy-going brunch
Bondi Tony’s Burger Joint*
Rock ‘n roll casual-fun burger joint
Surfer chic Brunch - Dinner
Instagram friendly milkshakes
Casual beach cafe with healthy beautiful fare and a view
Bennett’s St. Dairy
Casual & healthy cafe
Swim, fine dining, coffee or casual terrace seaside fare with iconic beach views
North Bondi Fish
Modern seafood and cocktails with a view
The Pacific Club*
Beachclub & Bistro
Bondi - Coogee coastal walk
Bondi Farmer’s Market, Sat 9am-1pm
Beach Flow Bondi Yoga
Gould Street boutique shopping
Bondi Junction big box shopping