Searching for the best accommodation in Yamba? You’ve come to the right place.
The laid back beach town of Yamba, has long been considered one of NSW’s best-kept secrets, and rightly so. It’s awash with gorgeous stretches of coastline, a blossoming food and wine scene, a long list of fantastic things to do and some rather lovely hotels to boot; here are five of the town’s best, for every kind of traveller.
For luxury – The Surf Yamba
This boutique hotel, open since September 2021, is set to become a bit of a Yamba landmark. Its crowning glory, a sunlit rooftop terrace with striped sun loungers and a heated plunge pool, overlooks the golden crescent of sand that is Yamba’s Main Beach. But there’s plenty more beyond to fall in love with at this boutique, 12-room property. From its gorgeous whitewashed curved exterior, to the retro feel of the interiors (hello terrazzo flooring, blush pink and muted turquoise accents, and brushed brass fittings). You’ll also find Australian-made, botanical-infused toiletries from Leif; luxury linen bathrobes from Bemboka; and artworks from Melbourne-based artists Elizabeth Barnett and Caroline Walls.
The Surf is set to become a bit of a Yamba landmark.
Address: 2 Queen St, Yamba, NSW, 2464
Phone number: +61 2 5626 2021
For groups – The White House Yamba Luxury Retreat (Airbnb)
A two-storey four-bedroom residence that sleeps up to eight, The White House Yamba is an ideal retreat for groups. Situated on the southern edge of town, just a 10-minute walk to all of Yamba’s cafes and restaurants, and a five-minute walk to Yamba’s best surfing beach, Pippi, you won’t be left wanting when it comes to location.
The house itself is modern and minimalist, and a true home from home. There’s an open-plan kitchen/dining room, plus an outdoor entertaining and lounge area with a Weber barbecue and dining table. You can also alternate between three different lounge areas. But it’s the little luxuries that make this Yamba Airbnb a cut above the rest: the free-standing bath tubs, the generous Smeg oven, the Smart TVs and the Tempur mattresses that all add up to a super comfortable stay.
The White House Yamba is an ideal retreat for groups.
For location – Pacific Hotel Yamba
Perched just on the northern edge on Main Beach, this adults-only Yamba hotel offers Pacific Ocean views and some smart – if cosy – guest rooms. You can plump for one of two ‘wings’ here, depending on your needs and budget. The nine rooms in the northern wing, renovated in early 2021, feature a modern, stylish and streamlined design; think white walls, blonde wood furnishings and matte black fittings and fixtures. They also all have en suite bathrooms, and some feature private balconies too. The remaining ‘pub rooms’ are a touch more basic, featuring slightly more dated white furniture and shared bathrooms, but equally, more appealing prices.
Guests at the Pacific Hotel Yamba don’t have to venture far if they need a feed either: the downstairs bistro features a roll call of all your favourite pub classics (steak and chips, beer battered fish, schnitties and parmas) not to mention stellar ocean and foreshore views.
Find the Pacific Hotel etched into Yamba’s escarpment.
Address: 18 Pilot St, Yamba, NSW, 2464
Phone number: +61 2 6646 2466
For families/pet-friendly – Blue Dolphin Holiday Resort
Travelling with the troop? The Blue Dolphin Holiday has you covered. Situated just outside the centre of town, this holiday resort has a wild abundance of family friendly facilities. Just try tearing the kids away from the onsite water park with its slide, toys and fountains – or don’t. After all, there’s a swim-up pool bar located right next door, where weary mums and dads can still keep an eye on little ones. Water babies can also enjoy the resort pool with its two waterslides, while tweens and teens might opt to while away the day in the tropical pool. Or if you’d rather spend a bit of time together as a family getting closer to nature then simply pootle along the resort’s 300 metres of riverfront, from where you can swim, fish, crab, water ski, jet ski, sail or kayak. Otherwise, there’s a pump track, climbing wall, snooker hall, games room, or go-karts; aka, plenty to keep everyone occupied.
Moreover there’s an array of different accommodation categories to choose from at this Yamba resort, which can sleep up to eight. Choose from a dog-friendly villa, a camping or caravanning site, a spacious river-view unit, or one of the many other options in-between.
Family paradise at Blue Dolphin.
Address: Yamba Rd, Yamba, NSW, 2464
Phone number: +61 2 6646 2194
For romantics – Beach House Yamba (Airbnb)
You’d be hard pressed to find a more idyllic beachfront spot, or a more immaculately styled space, than this Yamba Airbnb. And what the studio lacks in size, it more than makes up for with its thoughtfully curated spaces that feature all the mod cons, and killer sea views to boot. Design junkies will adore the luxe linens, glass bifold doors, whitewashed walls and reclaimed timber furnishings. It’s basically the ultimate ultra-chic beach shack that’s perfect for a romantic weekend away for two.
You’d be hard pressed to find a more idyllic beachfront spot.