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Bali at the Bay, Shoal Bay

Style: Beach Retreat

As the name suggests, Bali at the Bay is a blend of Indonesian style to rejuvenate mind, body & soul in the peaceful setting of Shoal Bay. Balinese statues, tinkling fountains, incense & flowers in every room welcome you to this retreat. With a native bushland aspect you can choose either a hammock under the shaded verandah from the Shinto apartment or four separate balconies from Nirwana to steal a quiet corner and surrender to the beauty and transport yourself to paradise.

What we love:

  • Endless thoughtful touches...Bose music system, ipod docking station, welcome cheese platter & first morning breakfast
  • Bathrooms with deep spa baths & garden bay with illuminated statues

In the Know:

  • Adult only retreat
  • Hosts are next door providing peace of mind
  • Quiet Shoal Bay Beach perfect for hand in hand walks, is footsteps away

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Bali at the Bay, Port Stephens

Bali at the Bay, Port Stephens
Bali at the Bay, Port Stephens
Bali at the Bay, Port Stephens
Bali at the Bay, Port Stephens
Bali at the Bay, Port Stephens
Bali at the Bay, Port Stephens
Bali at the Bay, Port Stephens
Bali at the Bay, Port Stephens
Bali at the Bay, Port Stephens
Bali at the Bay, Port Stephens

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Location: 1 Achilles St Nelson Bay

Arrival Time: 14:30 | Departure Time: 10:30

Relax in Balinese style.  Featuring spa baths, spacious living & wide verandahs to catch the seabreezes, Bali at the Bay is every inch the haven its name implies.

Welcome to Bali at the Bay. 2 x 2 bedroom fully self-contained Balinese Themed luxury apartments. Forty four panels of carved teak doorways and windows surround the property spilling out onto gardens bringing the outside in. Double Spa rooms have their own garden bays with statues lit up at night. Candlelight, Flowers, Incense, aromatherapy oil and spa gels for the bubbles simply enhance the experience.

A two minute walk alongside the Bush Reserve will place you at the waters edge at the quiet end of Shoal Bay beach.

Fresh linen, bathrobes and towels are provided. Complimentary breakfast items include plunger coffee, fruit juice, tea, milk, cereals etc. Champagne and Indonesian beer (Bintang) are chilling awaiting your arrival.

Rates are for 2 people, extra person charge $50 per person per night.


  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Spa Bath
  • Full Kitchen Facilities
  • Entertainment - CD & Ipod docking station
  • Linen Provided
  • Luggage Storage
  • Adult Retreat
  • Onsite parking
  • Nespresso Coffee Machine
  • Free In-house Movies
  • Masseur on request
  • Non-Smoking Establishment
  • BBQ facilities
  • Continental Breakfast Included
  • DVD Player
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Gay friendly


Just 2 1/2 hours drive from Sydney on the F3 Freeway heading towards Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, which is well signposted. Upon arrival in Nelson Bay drive along the waterfront past the Marina and turn right into Shoal Bay Road. Continue past the Nelson Bay RSL Club and take the second street on the left into Harwood Avenue alongside the bush reserve. We are on the first corner.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations or changes to bookings must be made at least 7 days prior to the check in date and time or you will be charged the full amount of the first charged or cancelled night.

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Room Configuration: Powered Site
Max # of Persons: 6
No infants permitted.
No children permitted.

Shinto Garden Apartment

Closer to Nature with a feeling of the earth, the apartment features the colours of a New Zealand Paua Shell polished concrete floor.
Javanese sandstone verandahs flow out into the garden where you can sit or swing gently in your hammock to the sounds of birds from the bush reserve opposite. Stone feature walls with statues lit up in alcoves at night.
A garden spa room in Javanese Green stone, Carved teak entrance doorways and red cedar lead light doors are but some of the features.

Two x two bedroom fully self contained luxury apartments.
One Queen Bed and One King Bed.

FEATURES:- include off street parking, air-conditioning, Asian Style Ceiling Fans, Large Balinese Bamboo Lounge, Hammock with BBQ Facility, a two person spa bath, Smart TV with Foxtel and a music library of over 1000 songs. Modern fully equipment kitchens including dishwasher.

Quality Fresh Linen, bathrobes and bath towels are provided, Candles, Incense and complimentary spa gel.
Includes: Complimentary Brookfarm muesli from Byron Bay, 1 litre of fresh milk, a selection of Twinnings teas, Nespresso machine and coffee pods.
A bottle of quality sparkling wine and Bintang beer on arrival.

Local Eating & Drinking:

Stroll up to Sandyfoot Café & Bar (35-45 Shoal Bay Rd, Shoal Bay 02 4981 1555) for café style alfresco breakfast overlooking stunning Shoal Bay Beach. 

Work off breakfast by cycling the myriad bikeways in the Bay, pick up wheels at Shoal Bay Bike Hire (63 Shoal Bay Rd, Shoal Bay ph: 02 4981 4121). 

Reward your efforts with icecream at Baskin Robbins (Magnus St, Nelson Bay 02 4984 1984) and browse the laid back shopping precinct including Homebody (16 Stockton St, Nelson Bay 02 49 81 2277) and Earthquirks (128 Magnus St, Nelson Bay 02 4984 9789). 

Keep it local with hearty Italian cuisine at Marco’s (59 Shoal Bay Rd, Shoal Bay 02 4981 2980) and stroll home under the moonlight to you Balinese haven.

alluxia approved retreats have been visited personally by the alluxia team and given their seal of approval.  As soon as the team have returned from their stay at this retreat, a full review will be updated. 

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