As a relaxing treat before welcoming Baby Hutcho to the family in a couple short months, my mum travelled up from Adelaide to join me for a beautiful pre-baby retreat in Byron Bay!

It's been a busy few months for Mahiya, so it was such a luxury to take a short road trip south to one of my favourite areas of Australia and enjoy some much needed pampering in a gorgeous natural setting.


Treats & Retreats in Byron Bay

With amazing boutique shopping, healthy restaurants, chic hotels, prime surfing conditions and friendly locals, Byron Bay is always on our recommended list for anyone visiting or travelling through Australia. 

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Byron at Byron Retreat Packages

Located only a 10 minute drive south of Byron Bay, the Byron at Byron Resort & Spa is set on 45 acres of a subtropical rainforest. We chose the Three Day Byron Break, which includes the following amenities: 
  • 3 Nights in a Superior Suite
  • Daily Onsite Breakfast Buffet
  • Complimentary Alcoholic Welcome Beverage
  • 1 Hour Relaxation or Remedial Massage
  • Gourmet Dining Voucher for the Onsite Restaurant
  • Complimentary Daily Yoga
  • Complimentary Daily Bike Hire
  • Free Wifi

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*Photos above taken by Byron at Byron Resort & Spa

The level of service from every single staff member completely blew us away, and we couldn't get over how helpful and friendly everyone was. It definitely made the retreat that much more memorable.

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Pictured: Ambrosia Wallet

The daily brekkie buffet was also super delicious - we wanted to eat everything! We took plenty of walks throughout the property, including along their rainforest boardwalk, and had plenty of time to relax in the pool area, which was so pretty and serene.

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Pictured: Harlow Fringed Bag
Finally, we got to experience the spa! I requested a special pregnancy massage, which was the perfect way to unwind and end the retreat on a soothing note.
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Pictured: Demelza Dress

Shopping, Eating & Places to See in Byron Bay

There's plenty of activities and points of interest to keep you entertained in Byron, but some of our favourite areas and shops are listed below.

The Lighthouse

The most iconic landmark of Byron is the Lighthouse. Located at the most easterly point of Australia, this is the perfect place to whale watch in winter months, and enjoy a coffee while looking out over the beautiful Pacific Ocean.

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Wategos Beach

Located just northwest of the lighthouse, Wategos Beach is often protected from strong wind, making it one of the best places to enjoy a relaxing sunbathing session on the beach, a romantic picnic or beachy outing with friends. Don't forget your sunscreen!

The Farm

If you appreciate healthy, farm-fresh food and want a unique experience in Byron, head to The Farm to enjoy yummy pastries and brekkie treats from their produce store, take a guided or self-guided farm tour, watch the kiddos play at their onsite playground, and even browse their seedlings to start your own garden at home!

The Beach Hotel

A centralised hangout and perfect place to enjoy a cocktail with a view, The Beach Hotel offers specialised entertainment such as moonlight movie nights, live music performances, daily food specials and more.

Balcony Bar & Oyster Co.

One of the most romantic and atmospheric bars in Byron, the Balcony Bar & Oyster Co. serves up a splendid assortment of fresh oysters, tapas, classic cocktails and an extensive wine menu. 

Spell & The Gypsy Collective

Visit Spell's beautiful flagship store in Byron Bay, and shop their gorgeous range of bohemian wears, from swimsuits to maxis and more.


Another local favourite, be sure to browse the collections at Arnhem Clothing and go home with an Australian souvenir. 

Mister Zimi

One of our favourite colourful brands, Mister Zimi showcases an amazing assortment of bold prints and stunning silhouettes. 


What are your favourite Byron Bay attractions that we missed? Be sure to let us know in the comments below, and as always, thank you for reading! A huge thanks to Byron at Byron Resort & Spa for hosting such a magical weekend, and I hope to be back again. 

August 24, 2017 — Alex Longstaff

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