Elements of Byron is Byron Bay’s newest resort, and it is a gorgeous place to stay:
I just stayed at The Elements Resort in Byron Bay with my family, and it’s one of those rare Aussie holiday finds, as it’s just as fabulous for adults as it is children. I am not sure who had a better time – me or my 9 year old twins.
It’s a resort that lives up to its name – the design and feel of the place encapsulates the natural elements of the Australian beach-front rainforest in which it sits.
From a world class pool to a trendy ocean-front caravan on the beach-front for cocktails from 4pm, to stunning room interiors, a spa, and upmarket food, this is a relaxing place to stay.
The only problem when staying at Elements is that the place is so good there’s no point in leaving to explore the amazing streets of Byron Bay and its plethora of hidden coffee shops and restaurants as Elements has it all.
This is a place to escape the world, not to keep re-entering it for a new restaurant experience each night in town, given the restaurant within the resort itself is of a high standard with everything from pizza to sushi. (Next time I will spend a few nights staying in Byron town centre, then move to Elements and bunker down).
Accommodation at Elements is in spacious villas raised from the ground on small stilts, in an Australian rainforest style setting filled with gumtrees. It’s calming and pretty. Overseas visitors would love it, as it is so Australian. Rooms are filled with natural light and stunningly furnished.
Each features marble, huge beds, blackbutt floors, a large bath, separate shower and stone and timber elements reflective of the outside environment. There is even a microwave, and in-room iPad.
The resort is filled with helpful, attentive staff, particularly at the front desk, where nothing is too much trouble.
A simple buffet breakfast is included, and pool staff bring cocktails and snacks all day long. The resort has access to a multitude of activities, daily yoga is free on site every morning at 7am, horse riding on the beach is available at additional cost just 100 metres up the road, and surfing lessons are close by too.
The pool furnishings are elegant and luxe, which makes the setting feel luxurious and elegant, and provides the perfect place to truly relax and let go of life for a while.
The best thing about the place is the kids have as good a holiday as adults, and there are not many places in Australia where you can leave after a week saying that.