Jeremy and I we’re invited to spend a night at The Byron at Byron and upon entering the sanctuary like grounds found ourselves on the verge of a stillness, all of our crazy week just a faded distant memory. With the sound of the ocean splashing off the walls of our tropical rainforest retreat, the abundant birds chirping stories to each other and the smell of fresh cut lilies filling the air – we had found a bayside nirvana.
The Byron at Byron is situated a short bicycle ride out of the main village of Byron Bay and is skirted by the beautiful and long stretches of Tallows beach. Of all the places and spaces in Byron it’s Tallows that has my heart, this dog friendly beach stretches it’s pure white sands tentacles long up the coast and wraps itself along up to the lighthouse at the eastern most point of Australia. With excited and playful barks tempering the air, families bonding over the surf dumping them on the shore and the odd cyclists gliding by on the hard sand – these scenes are best kind of beach to me.
Situated on 48 hectares the resort features 90 bungalows sprawled amongst 3 uniquely different ecosystems. A wetland, comprising of a lake and river inlets filled with pops of bright blue water lilies, a dappled light filled forest of pine trees and a lush tropical rainforest all make for a perfect space in which to stroll hand in hand experiencing the wonder and changing landscapes melting together with your significant other.
The resort has taken the ecosystems and continued the elements through the décor of the rooms and common areas’. Staying in any of the bungalows has you in amidst an ecosystem with secluded views onto the picturesque surrounds.
As one would expect from a spa resort, it is fully equipped with every spa facility imaginable and we can highly recommend indulging in a relaxing treatment and finishing with a dip in the spa bath. Topped with with a superb meal at the restaurant and you’ve just had the perfect Byron day.
The Byron at Byron is best reached by flying to Ballina then transferring straight to the resort. They offer hire bikes to get you into the centre of town. Thank you to the Byron at Byron for hosting us & giving us a much needed reprieve from the bustle of our week.