Byron Bay Less than an hours flight from Sydney, Byron Bay is the perfect beachside weekend escape. Whether traveling with friends, children, orfor a romantic getaway, there is something on offer for everyone. Here laid-back glamour meets healthy living and luxurious pampering,in the most idyllic of settings.
Stay Rae's on Watego beach is a charming boutique hotel bathed in bohemianglamour, where international celebrities like Elle Macpherson, Kate Hudson, Ashton Kutcher and Nicole Kidman flock to get mixture of coastal elegance and secluded luxury. With just seven Moroccan inspired rooms, each guest is ensured warm, personalised service and utmost attention to detail, as well as a home-away-from-home ambience. Breakfast on the vast terrace of your own room overlooking Watego's beach is a highlight. Eat Hippy Shake Naked Treaties promises the "best chai in the world" and they deliver. This raw, organic gluten, dairy and sugar free haven is brimming with health as well as shinny, happy people, positive affirmations and delicious sweet and savory raw delights, as well as super food juices and smoothies. Good Vibrations Bayleaf Cafe has a young, buzzy vibe. If Byron was a cafe it would be Bayleaf. Expect an eclectic crowd feasting on healthy salads andhearty breakfasts, of kale, greens and eggs. Burgerlicious Take a stroll up the hill to Top Shop for great views, a fun atmosphere and the most delicious vegetarian burgers, omelets, gluten free options and home made juices and smoothies. Luxe Overlook the beach as you dine alfresco on the most sumptuous seafood, fresh salads and perfectly cooked vegetables at Rae's own restaurant. Perfect for birthday parties and intimate celebrations. Work out The coastal walk is magical. Explore the sands as you walk along the beach, marvel at the lighthouse and breath in the lush air. Be carefully of the bluebottles when swimming and if game try the legendary surfing at Byron. For those more grounded types Byron Yoga will increase your zen and flexibility. Pamper Celebrity facialist Marionne De Candia has magic hands. Using her ownluxurious products, her facials are like no other, explaining her loyal clientele including Elle Macpherson. After an hour of cleansing, hydrating and treatment using her own bespoke techniques of lymphatic drainage, reiki and energy healing,your skin will glow like never before and you will feel relaxed, centered and calm. Make sure to book well in advance. Transport: Xcede Byron Bay have fast, reliable and inexpensive options from all surrounding airports to your hotel door. Bookings: 6-8 Marine Parade, Byron Bay NSW 2481
Ph: (02) 6685 5366 Website: www.raesonwategos.com
Tali Shine is an author and Beauty Editor. She specializes in beauty, travel, health and lifestyle topics and has written for numerous titles, inluding Harper’s Bazaar, British Vogue and Rescu.com.au. She is the author of The Glam Girls Guide to Sydney and New York Shopping, Life:Spa and has apeared as an on-air presenter for FashionTV, Rescu and Foxtel. Follow Talishine