The Byron at Byron is a beautiful resort set in an 18-hectare rainforest just outside Byron Bay in northern New South Wales.

An early-2018 refurbishment of the public areas brought this iconic 91-suite property up to speed with some of the best in the town; its Luchetti Krelle (Longrain Tokyo, Banksii, Za Za Ta) design is anchored by a striking copper island bar and populated by Italian furniture, European lighting from Space, antiques and a series of paintings of native botanicals by Archibald Prize-winner Julian Meagher. Such a luscious do-over has given the resort a peaceful, residential quality.

The suites are a lazy stroll away along a meandering boardwalk. Each has a roomy living space with a kitchenette, bath and enormous bathroom. If you can, arrange a room close to the beach at the south-east corner of the resort – it’s a 10-minute walk away – but a sun lounge by the pool surrounded by the forest is just as inviting. If you want to go deep relaxation, book an appointment at the spa, which offers facials, body treatments (including some designed especially for men), massages and body wellness sessions.

You’re a short cab ride away from the town’s best bars and eateries, but set aside a night to enjoy a meal at the resort’s winsome restaurant, which prepares locally sourced produce in Asian, modern-Australian and European styles.

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Updated: January 9th, 2024

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