Feeling a little out of balance? When your body and soul need a recharge, Byron Bay is the place to come. Long known as a place of healing, Byron Bay – cradled by surrounding rainforest, facing one of Australia’s loveliest stretches of coast - is widely considered Australia’s wellness capital, a place where you can find a way to cure whatever ails you. Many holiday hotspots will offer places where you can enjoy a massage or a facial, but in Byron you will find a whole lot more on the menu, from chakra balancing to reiki and reflexology.
One of the loveliest things about Byron is the number of multi-day retreats it offers. Whether you want to immerse yourself in yoga, meditation or other mindfulness practices, experienced therapists will lead you through programs designed not only to have you explore inward, but also enjoy the therapeutic effects of Byron’s beautiful natural surrounds.
There are plenty of places to choose from, including the revered Gaia Retreat & Spa and newcomer Soma, with its much talked about meditation dome inside a bamboo forest. Whichever one you opt for, relaxation is guaranteed.