Your holiday home away from home – Byron Bay, NSW
Cosmopolitan, vivacious and dynamic, likes walks on the beach, surfing and yoga; this resplendent coastal town could easily be mistaken for the ultimate personals ad. With all the modern amenities, combined with the most impressive seaside backdrop, holiday accommodation, holiday villas and other holiday rentals in Byron Bay remains a firm favorite, as the locals have managed to retain their small town charm and have become renowned for their hospitality. Byron Bay has many annual festivals, including the Byron Bay International Film Festival. This is a popular 10 day short film festival, well worth visiting.
What to do in Byron Bay
The diversity of activities in this Bay, are unbelievable and there is literally not enough time to do everything. The town is well known for its enthusiastic approach to Health and Wellness, and you can enjoy a hot stone massage or a Tai Chi class on the beach. Yoga retreats are held throughout the year and one can even take a Pilates class in between, enquire about the health practitioners giving treatments in the comfort of your beachfront holiday villa.
Once you are well rested and balanced, you can head on down to some of the all year round rave and music festivals, and even if you may need another holistic massage after a few all night parties, you can be rest assured that the parts you are able to remember will be worth every minute, and when you eventually make it back to the neglected inner confines of your gorgeous self-contained holiday accommodation, you can kick back and let the incredible view replenish your soul. What's more, plenty of pet-friendly and family-friendly options are available.
When you are ready to really relax, you can hurl yourself off a cliff with the other adrenalin junkies and their hang gliders, or you can head on down to some serious surf down at the Wreck, the Pass, or the Wategoes. But really there can be no better way to let the strains and tribulations of modern life wash away, like snorkeling the reefs in crystal clear waters of the bay, exploring the mountainous regions by foot or just the feel of the sun on your skin, the sand in the pages of your book and the ice melting in your lunch time libation.
Coastal Weather Conditions for Byron Bay
Another section of this regions perfect personal ad is definitely the weather, perfect sunrise and sunset every day of the year, with mild winters and balmy summers. The cool, coastal breeze taking the edge off of the humidity, and the summer rains from December through February, make the time to enjoy your holiday villa on the beach, anytime of the year. Although it tends to get busy with holiday accommodation getting pretty full during the height of the tourist season, from September to March, be sure to book your beach houses in advance, so that you don’t be that guy that ends up missing out.
The Best Route to Byron Bay
Pick the flight from any of the international departures in the UK; all the airports have daily flights into Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne on weekdays. Catch a connecting flight into Ballina, and then drive along the picturesque and rugged coastline through the cane fields, stopping along the way at Lennox Head and head on in to your perfect beachfront holiday villa for the holiday of a lifetime.
Read what some of our travellers had to say about Byron Bay
First, from L.
Byron Bay is my favourite travel destination! It is a mixture of beautiful relaxing beaches and spas, along side a hive of activity. The busy restaurants offer a huge variety of cuisines, particularly the Byron Beach Cafe set right on the beach. Perhaps my favourite thing about Byron Bay is the stunning walking tracks from the beautiful lighthouse to the dolphins at Belongil Beach.
The main centre of Byron is a beautiful hinterland town with great shops and cafes. The markets are amazing. There are really unique craft stalls along side the most delicious and fresh produce I have ever seen. It is great to go along and pick up groceries to make a yummy meal back at your accommodation.
My favourite trip to Byron was last year when on one of these walks with my boyfriend. We came across a remote beach and decided to go for a swim. It turned out to be a very special swim because he happened to be carrying a diamond ring which I now wear proudly as his wife. This place became even more special to me as we returned last month to get married on the same beach. In my mind it will forever be the most romantic place in the world.
Now, from D.
Byron Bay provided us with the best week ever! After running the City to Surf in Sydney we took a week in Byron Bay. We enjoyed a beautiful massage at the Byron Spa. We booked accommodation in a fabulous house that was in walking distance to restaurants, beaches and the fabulous lighthouse.
We lucked out because we have amazing weather and the coast to ourselves. There are many things to do in Byron Bay such as kayaking, swimming, whale watching, and simply enjoying this piece of paradise. The vibrant cafes had wonderful coffee and fresh food, as well as a multicultural feel with many visiting travellers from all over the world. We got to experience the local market Sunday which exploded with local handicrafts, food, entertainment and fresh produce.
When we did venture in the car we explored beautiful rain-forests within a 45min drive. Additionally we ventured up to the city life on the Gold Coast, which again was only about an hours drive. We usually travel overseas for our annual holiday but this year we stayed local and are so pleased we did. We would certainly like to visit Byron Bay for at least a week next year as well.