The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa
Byron Bay, Queensland, Australia
At a Glance
This property has a unique rainforest position and its setting just back from Tallow Beach is superb
Byron Bay is well known for its great range of restaurants and certainly the resort’s restaurant competes with the best
The property is not on the beach, it is a few minutes walk and across one quiet road to Tallow Beach
The apartment style accommodation provides the facilities to cook simple meals
Set beside the tranquil beauty of the rainforest, The Spa offers the perfect opportunity to relax and rejuvenate
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In the southern half of Australia the seasons are the opposite of those in the northern hemisphere: spring comes in September, summer is from December to February, autumn runs from March to May, and winter begins in June.
Byron Bay is in northern New South Wales and has one of the best climates in the country. Mild all year round with particular warm and dry weather between October and April although it is still possible to enjoy the outdoors in the winter months. Whale-watching season is from May to October.
The neighboring town of Bangalow is just a 25 minute drive from The Byron at Byron Bay, along glorious winding country roads, dotted with dairy farms. This tiny vibrant town hosts a few really wonderful eateries and coffee houses, perfectly showcasing the regions delicious produce. If you are here over the weekend the head chef at the Byron organizes trips to the Sunday market to sample these regional delights.
To start planning your vacation to The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa
The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa is a wonderful eco resort set in an area of outstanding natural beauty designed for rest, relaxation and enjoyment of its unique surroundings. Guests can lounge, eat well, swim, spa or venture out and explore the area.
Set beneath the canopy of lush rainforest within stunning wetlands, The Byron at Byron is a beautiful resort designed to stir the senses. On a magnificent 45-acre site only 5 minutes drive south of the Byron Bay township and near the beautiful Tallow Beach, this environmentally sensitive, luxury haven and stunning resort has been designed to feel at one with nature, to relax, rejuvenate and revive your senses.
The 92 Superior Suites and Deluxe Spa Suites are spacious and self contained, incorporating fresh design and fantastic facilities including plasma TVs and stand-alone bath tubs. The Superior Suites are centrally located and perfect for those wanting easy access to the pool, spa and restaurant whereas the Deluxe Spa Suites are a five minute walk from the hotel's facilities but just a four minute walk to the lovely Tallow Beach.
Nestled among the lush grounds of The Byron at Byron Resort, The Restaurant at The Byron truly does set a new standard in contemporary alfresco dining in Byron Bay. The focus is on fresh, locally farmed produce and menus change seasonally to reflect the diversity of the region's offerings. The wide verandas are just perfect for lounging for cocktails or tapas while the large open-plan open-air restaurant serves delicious fresh food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Meals can also be served by the pool and the emphasis here with regards to dining is on relaxation and flexibility.
The Spa & Wellness Center welcomes you to a world of natural healing and relaxation. The Spa offers six luxurious treatment rooms, a relaxation area, steam room, Vichy shower, Lithos hot stone massage, body wraps, serenity facials, hydrotherapy treatments and specialized spa therapies.
Activities at the Byron at Byron Resort and Spa include complimentary daily yoga sessions.
The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa has 92 spacious light modern suites. The contemporary one bedroom Superior Suites are located near the resort's main facilities and offer a galley kitchen, L-shaped day lounge, plasma TV, DVD, king size bed and two enclosed balconies. The Deluxe Spa Suites are the same layout and design but have the addition of a spa bath in the bathroom and are in a more secluded area, only a four minute walk to Tallow Beach.
Located in close proximity to the resort’s central area and mostly on the upper floor, the one bedroom Superior Suites are ideal for those who wish to take advantage of the resort’s many facilities including the pool, sauna, Restaurant and the luxurious Spa and Wellness Center.
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Located in a private and secluded area of the resort, the Deluxe Spa Suites are a ten minute stroll from the resort’s central facilities and only a short five minute walk to Tallow Beach.
Located in close proximity to the resort’s central area and mostly on the ground floor, the one bedroom Standard Suites are ideal for those who wish to take advantage of the resort’s many facilities including the pool, sauna, Restaurant and the luxurious Spa and Wellness Center.
Children are very welcome at The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa and sliding screens and flexible furniture in all of the one bedroom suites provide alternate sleeping options for families sharing. The hotel is more than happy to arrange babysitting on request.
The Restaurant is a stunning open plan building with wide verandas for lounging, eating and drinking. Meals here are fresh and seasonal and menus might include snapperfish and chips, risotto, octopus or try the 5 course degustation menu with complementing wines. There is a lovely 25 meter infinity pool, soothing spa and wellness center with six treatment rooms and steam room, sauna, tennis court and fully equipped gym. There is also a library equipped with books and games.
Byron at Byron offers guests complimentary daily yoga sessions, rainforest and beach walks and there is a free shuttle into Byron Bay three times a day. In addition, golf, bike hire, surf lessons, kayaking, diving, whale watching, scenic flights, sky diving, hot air balloons and eco tours are all available within easy reach of the resort.
Charlotte Winter (Staff)
Stephen Legg (Staff)
Located on Australias East Coast, this once old whaling town has definitely thrown of its darker past and has transformed into a buzzing bohemian town. Byron Bay is now full of surfers, artists and others seeking the laid back lifestyle while enjoying some of Eastern Australias most spectacular beaches. This is where dolphins frolic in the surf while migratory whales breach just beyond bathing vacation makers.
A 15 minute drive from this sun lovers mecca is the wonderful Byron at Byron Bay. Set in 45 acres of rainforest, tended by national park staff, each of the resorts suites is located within forested groves, where kookaburra and cicada provide a riotous cacophony at dawn and dusk.
Each beautiful suite is cleverly designed, providing an open planned living and sleeping space that can be closed off with sliding doors for privacy when traveling with children. A gorgeous deep spa bath added a touch of romance for couples. Wonderful decked areas both front and back ensure a feeling of being close to the bountiful nature, while screens mean that none of the critters can get in. Splashes of rusty earth red and individual nature inspired art-works add to the connection with to outside, while the smell of eucalyptus wafts on the breeze.
The 25 meter infinity pool surrounded by decadent loungers and day beds, spa, gym and daily yoga mean that there is plenty to keep everyone entertained. The contemporary open-sided restaurant and bar area serves delicious cuisine and draws on local seasonal produce.
Boardwalks meander through the towering gum trees, festooned with giant bromeliads and brimming with wildlife I bumped into the odd bush turkey or two. At the far end of the resort, a path leads out past a billabong and down a sandy track to sand dunes and miles of beach buffeted by wind and waves, sculpting miles of perfectly golden sands.
Outside of the resort Byron Bay offers opportunities to get up close with some of the resident marine creatures. Here you can swim with dolphins or kayak with migrating humpback whales. Take a coastal walk along towering cliffs to Byron Bay Lighthouse Australias most easterly point then watch the waves crashing against the cliffs while pods of dolphins play in the surf.
Olivia Cryer (Staff)
Located about 10 minutes from the township of Byron Bay, the Byron at Byron is a peaceful, laid back gem tucked away amongst tracts of native bush and tidal pools. Byron Bay has long attracted hippies, surfers, backpackers and those looking for a slower pace of life, and the Byron at Byron combines all these sensibilities into one quintessentially Australian resort. Modern rooms nestle amongst the gum trees, and being able to open them up to the outdoors allows you to be woken by the cackling Kookaburras and squawking Cockatoos.
Being in an area that fiercely supports the local, seasonal and artisan when it comes to produce, it came as no surprise that the delicious menu was peppered with local Bangalow pork, lemon myrtle, macadamia and regional lamb, adding to the holistic Byron feel. The small spa is not to be missed, with a variety of treatments ranging from your typical massages, through to Byronian influenced facials, massages and rituals, conducted using the best organic Australian products.
Being away from the daily melee of life in town, the resort has an infectiously peaceful vibe, helped enormously by the friendly, smiling Aussie staff who go out of their way to ensure you are settling in to the Byron pace of life. Strolling along the boardwalks of the resort will uncover tidal pools and creeks, surrounded by river gums, teeming with life. And in a mere 10 minutes, you can walk through the bush to Tallow Beach, a vast swathe of golden sand south of the lighthouse, with amazing views and pounding surf.
Amy Welfare (Staff)
Although the hotel is about 5 minutes drive south of Byron Bay, and it isn’t directly on the beach, I absolutely love this place. It has got a really great vibe and its setting on a lake, in a forest is very peaceful. It is just a 10 minute leisurely stroll through the trees to lovely Tallows Beach, one of Byron’s many beautiful bays. The suites are maybe a little boxy looking on the outside, but internally they are light and airy and have a large separate sitting room, making them great for families. There is also a small kitchen if you want to prepare food yourself. But to be honest I don’t know why you would as the food at the hotel is excellent, a real modern Australian & Asian fusion style of food. Or if that isn’t enough, Byron Bay has lots of great restaurants too. The hotel has picked up Byron’s alternative and laid back vibe and that combined with lots of activities such as surfing, diving and walking makes it a great destination for a break for couples or families.
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Location & directions
Byron Bay, Queensland, Australia
The Byron at Byron is situated 2km south of Byron Bay town center and is a 10-minute stroll from Tallow Beach. Byron Bay is on the east coast of Australia, 9-hours' drive north from Sydney and 2-hours' drive south from Brisbane.
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