Double Bay boasts of a variety of activities to do, restaurants to try out, and accommodations to stay at. It’s a stylish and modern harbourside location in Sydney’s east. Not yet familiar with the place? Let us help you out with this list we’ve prepared on the things to know about Double Bay.
1. Getting there is a breeze.
There are different modes of transportation available that will take you to Double Bay. You can take the bus or the train. The most recommended way to get to Double Bay, however, is via ferry. Just hop on a ferry at Circular Quay, and you’ll be at Double Bay Wharf in less than 20 minutes. Enjoy the view and the breeze on the way to here.
2. Double Bay is a shopping haven.
Double Bay has a lot to offer the fashion-forward crowd. Browse the haute couture stores along the leafy retail streets. Spot the latest jewelry designs of Jan Logan. Did you know that his works have been worn by celebrities? You can also checkout Nerida Winter’s bespoke hats, handwoven fabrics, and many more. Most of the boutiques are on Bay, Knox, and Cross streets as well as in side streets, arcades, and the lovely Transvaal Avenue.
3. The art scene is vibrant.
Be inspired with artworks from different local artists. Bask in the striking colours of paintings or marvel at exceptional sculptures from the internationally renowned Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize.
4. Water sports are a favourite.
Feel your heart pumping as you witness the various racing and sailing events scheduled year-round. Racing and sailing are some of the favourite activities in Double Bay, with various events lined up through-out the entire year.
5. You’ll never go hungry.
Double Bay has several restaurants along boulevards and laneways. One of the busiest and most famous is Indigo. Drop by and say ‘hi’ to their friendly staff. Try out anything on the menu and pair it with a glass of wine from their comprehensive list. You can choose from a wide array of cuisines, from Italian to Chinese and even Thai. Go ahead and satisfy your craving.
6. Grab a drink and take a well-deserved breather.
There are a few bars in the area. You can choose to spend the night at a wine bar or marvel at the selection of gins from all over the globe at the Stillery in the InterContinental. Beautifully restored bars are all around the area too.
7. Unwind at the beach.
Double Bay has its own beach called the Seven Shillings Beach which is located on the northeast part of the area. Seven Shillings Beach includes Redleaf Beach and the Murray Rose pool, an enclosed tidal swimming pool with two floating pontoons.
8. Have a quite picnic time on a garden.
Blackburn Gardens, a beautiful heritage garden, is just a walkway away from the beach. It is perfect for a picnic with friends and family. You’ll get front seats to the Sydney Harbor view. There’s a sundial and a water feature on the garden as well. You may even opt to play hide and seek in the secret garden.
9. There are tours that fit your preference.
There are several tour options you can choose from. Feeling a bit adventurous? Rent out a seaplane and witness the beauty of Sydney from a bird’s eye view. You can also opt to experience the Sydney Harbor from the water by going on a sailing tour. Private and exclusive tours are also offered so you can experience living like a local.
10. Excellent Sydney accommodations can easily be booked!
Double Bay boasts of excellent accommodations, and the Savoy Hotel is no exception. With 40 rooms available and a location right in the heart of Double Bay, it’s the perfect choice to stay at in Sydney. We also offer personalised services to ensure that your stay is comfortable.
Excited to visit Sydney? Book a room today at The Savoy Hotel in Double Bay!