Nestled on the pristine shores of Sydney, Australia, Bondi Beach and Tamarama beckon travellers with their unique blend of urban sophistication and coastal charm. In this Hotelesque guide, we unveil the best of both worlds, offering a memorable journey through these iconic destinations.

Bondi Beach and Tamarama are more than just scenic spots; they are vibrant communities that epitomise Sydney's coastal culture. Whether you're a sun-seeker, culture enthusiast, food lover, or simply seeking relaxation, this guide will introduce you to the irresistible allure of these neighbourhoods.

Pack your sunscreen, don your shades, and immerse yourself in the beauty and sophistication of these coastal gems, where waves and cityscape converge for a memorable adventure.

The Essentials

Woolworths Metro Bondi Beach
184 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach

Scoop Wholefoods
The Pacific, G05/180 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach

Harris Farm Markets
61 Hall Street, Bondi Beach

Fruitologist Bondi
151 Bondi Rd, Bondi

Bondi Beach Cellars
50 Hall St Bondi Beach NSW 2026

Chemist Warehouse
Shop 2/164 to 172 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach

Francois Artisan Baker
91 Bondi Rd, Bondi




Whether you drop by for a takeaway coffee or lunch with a view, there’s no denying Promenade is set to impress. Sweeping ocean views, elegant decor and delectable dishes inspired by Bondi’s coastal charm are served up seamlessly. With options across three areas, the Kiosk, Front Yard Bar and Dining Room, there’s an option to satisfy at any time of day.

Shop 4, Bondi Pavilion, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Beach

Nestled in the heart of Bondi, this Italian eatery has become a neighbourhood icon. Indulge in delectable wood-fired pizzas, divine pasta dishes, and fresh local seafood, all crafted with passion and authenticity. Adorned with chic interiors and a vibrant ambiance, Totti’s effortless style and contemporary classic menu make it one to return to time and again.

283 Bondi Rd, Bondi



Charm personified, Sean's seamlessly blends laid-back elegance with a touch of sophistication, all overlooking the sun-kissed sands of Bondi. Indulge in a culinary journey that celebrates locally sourced ingredients and innovative flavours. Whether you're enjoying delectable dishes or sipping handcrafted cocktails against the backdrop of Bondi's breathtaking vistas, Sean's is a 'must-do'.

270 Campbell Parade, North Bondi




Centrally located in the Pacific Building, Lola’s is the perfect spot to stop for a glass of wine and a bite to eat, or linger longer and graze the wider menu, including plates of silky house-made pasta. Choose from a curated selection of premium wines from both local and international vineyards, or let the knowledgeable staff guide you to your next favourite drop.

Level 1, 180-186 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach


Rare Studio

This boutique yoga studio offers a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle, providing a space for relaxation, rejuvenation, and self-discovery. With a team of experienced and passionate instructors, Rare Yoga Studio offers a diverse range of classes suitable for all levels, from gentle flow to challenging vinyasa sequences. As a Hotelesque guest, you receive discounted access to the ‘The Rare Teaser’ – a 7 Day Intro Pass to find your favourite class.

Level 1, 180-186 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach


Bondi Icebergs Pool

Bondi Icebergs Pool is surely one of the most photographed landmarks in the area. With its breathtaking views, this historical landmark is a haven of relaxation and indulgence. Immerse yourself in the crystal-clear waters and feel the invigorating embrace of the sea. After your refreshing swim, unwind with the freshest of seafood and a drink while basking in the beauty of the beach.

1 Notts Avenue, Bondi Beach

Tamarama Beach

Tamarama Beach, affectionately known as "Glamarama," is a hidden haven for those seeking a blend of serenity and surf. This picturesque crescent of golden sand is tucked between Bondi Beach and Bronte Beach, offering a more intimate and exclusive coastal experience. With its powerful waves and rugged charm, it's a favoured spot for experienced surfers, and with a cafe, playground, barbecue area and amenities it's great for the whole family.

Tamarama Marine Drive, Tamarama


Bondi Golf Club

Experience 9 holes of golf, panoramic views, and millennia-old history at Bondi Golf Club, just a 5-minute walk from the beach. Located on an ancient Aboriginal ceremonial ground and whale watching site, the course features stone etchings by the Kamilaroi tribes, visible near the fifth hole. A visit to Bondi Golf Club should be high on your list for a unique blend of nature and history in one unforgettable outing.

5 Military Rd, North Bondi 


Playa by Luck Folk

Playa by Luck Folk is the Bondi outpost of its legendary designer’s namesake. With a collection of resort inspired clothing, elegant swimsuits, flowing kaftans, and the jewellery that started it all, the boutique caters to every coastal chic wardrobe need. Don’t leave without a keepsake pair of sunglasses or a timeless piece to add to your jewellery box.

Shop 3, 11-13 Hall Street, Bondi Beach



Founded by renowned photographer Eugene Tan, Aquabumps captures the essence of coastal living. The idyllic space showcases stunning ocean-inspired images, celebrating the beauty of Bondi and beyond. Browse through an exquisite collection of limited edition prints, before retiring to the peaceful garden at the rear while you mull over which pieces to take home.

151 Curlewis Street, Bondi

Bondi Farmers Market

If you’re at Bondi on a Saturday, it’s worth a trip to the Bondi Markets. Stock up on fresh fruit and vegetables, home grown meats, specialty wines and plenty of other delectable, eco-friendly goods to entertain your senses. Get caught up in the community atmosphere and treat yourself to food and drink products that are just simply good – for your tastebuds, your body and your soul.

Bondi Beach Public School, Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach



Sculptures by the Sea

If you find yourself in Bondi throughout October and November, Sculptures by the Sea should be top of your list. The art exhibition transforms the space between Bondi and Tamarama Beach into an open-air gallery of stunning sculptures set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Pacific Ocean. Wander along the coastal walk, where innovative and thought-provoking sculptures seamlessly blend with nature to inspire and delight.


Whale watching

From May to November, humpback whales make their annual journey north offering a thrilling display of breaching and tail-slapping against the backdrop of the sparkling ocean off Bondi. Find a prime spot on the beach to witness these magnificent creatures breach and play in the ocean, an unforgettable scene for locals and visitors alike.

Bondi coastline

Mackenzie's Bay

Known as Sydney’s ‘secret beach’, the sand bank ‘beach’ at Mackenzie’s Bay mysteriously disappears every seven to ten years, only to reappear again for an unknown time period, usually looking quite different in size and shape than it did before. There’s no telling how long this decade’s version of Mackenzie’s Bay beach will last, so make the most of it while you can – and of course make sure everyone knows you were one of the only people to check it out.



Slow House Bondi

Embrace the art of wellness in the tranquil oasis of Slow House Bondi, where self care takes centre-stage. This serene retreat offers a holistic approach to rejuvenation and relaxation, inviting guests to unwind via a range of services including infrared, traditional sauna & ice bath treatments. You can also choose from a menu of skincare services at sister venue Remedi Room to have you glowing from head to toe.

151 Curlewis Street, Bondi Beach