Aussie destinations are often located beachside. Of course, Australia is a continent that is also an island, and ordinary Australians have their pick of pristine and stunning public beaches. But there are some beaches that rate highly on the index of desirability among surfers and sun lovers alike, and one of these is Byron Bay. On the East Coast of Australia, in New South Wales just south of the tropical Queensland border is a seaside town that has been favored by celebrities, backpackers, spiritualists and artists for decades, such is its energy and allure.
On a piece of prime oceanfront real estate some years ago, the Club Med folks hoped to erect a thriving resort, but their plans never made it past the blueprint stage because Byron, as it's known to locals, is a sacred spot amongst "greenies" and environmentalists, and local council would not consent to a structure not in full harmony with the natural environment. Blissfully, today on the same site is a gorgeous, low-rise luxury resort known as Elements of Byron, which does indeed blend in with the elements of earth, sky, and sea. Nestled just past the dunes and wetlands of Belongil Beach, this lovely rambling resort of Eucalyptus gardens, discreet pathways, and minimalist chalet-style villas decorated in simple coastal style is beckoning you.
The stunning centerpiece of Elements is a massive multi-sectional pool featuring giant hanging pod-shaped lounges, chaises, and cabanas from which you can order from the Drift Bar sumptuous treats such as a glass of local sparkling wine or beer paired with fresh local oysters. The service is friendly and sunny, just like Australia itself.
Treat you and your love with a visit to Osprey Spa for a special spa treatment featuring the lovely and invigorating products made by Appelles Apothecary & Lab. This Australian brand of luxury skincare products such as Vitamin B3 Bath Caviar and Dead Sea Salt Body Soak feature essential oils, natural ingredients and vitamins that will leave you feeling fresh and renewed.
After a relaxing day just being and doing all things Byron, which might mean anything from kayaking with dolphins, to hiking to its famous lighthouse, book a table at Graze At Elements, which is so lively, romantic and yet casual that even the locals make a detour to dine here. Try the legendary wood fired pizza paired with local wine and enjoy being all the way Down Under, in amongst the elements.