The Byron at Byron Resort & Spa
About 75 minutes by air from Sydney, Byron Bay has long been known for its pristine sands and stunning headlands. Now, with this posh new Balinese-style eco-resort, the laid-back beach town has a hotel that’s worthy of the setting. Set within a 45-acre rain forest, Byron at Byron Resort & Spa was designed by local architect Ed Haysom to blend into the natural canopy. The open plan of the main building flows between indoors and out: wide, covered verandas are furnished with cane lounges and slow-turning ceiling fans. The alfresco restaurant serves mod Oz delicacies with a refined twist. Take a 10-minute tour through the rain forest to the unspoiled Tallow Beach, or just sit back at Byron’s infinity pool and poolside sauna and soak in the natural setting.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.