Sabi / Binalong Bay
Bay of Fires has been on my bucket list for so long – I’ve always wanted to visit this area, known for it’s perfectly pristine beaches and crystal clear water. It did not disappoint!
We were lucky to be amongst the first few guests to stay at new-ish Airbnb Sabi, in Binalong Bay. Honestly, this is one of those places that is SO special, you hardly want to let anyone know about it. But I just CAN’T help myself, so here we are.
Sabi is a historic stone cabin, lovingly transformed by its owners Jess and Fred into a one-of-a-kind Japanese-inspired accomodation offering. It’s a serene, minimalist space – but every detail is perfect. From the speciality Japanese knives and handcrafted ceramics in the kitchen, to the cosy wood fire, bespoke handcrafted furniture, and onsen-style bath, this is a space where every detail has been perfectly considered.
Perched in a slightly elevated spot, just up the hill, the front verandah is the perfect spot to take in beach views through the pine trees, whist sampling local oysters (the freshest, juiciest oysters you’ve ever tasted, naturally).
Oh and DID I MENTION that it’s 5 minutes walk from spectacular Binalong Bay beach? We stayed 3 nights here and left already planning our return. It was just magic.
Other things to do around here – explore the many beautiful beaches around Bay of Fires (Jeanneret Beach, Cosy Corner South and Cosy Corner North are all gorgeous!), buy freshly shucked oysters from Lease 65 Oyster farm for $20 a dozen. Meresta restaurant is a basic but decent local restaurant, with amazing elevated views of the beach at Binalong Bay – get the fish and chips or a woodfired pizza.
SABI – Luxurious Cabin in Binalong Bay.
We’ll be running a more in-depth feature story about Sabi in the coming weeks – stay tuned!