Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Staying at Gaia Retreat & Spa

Approaching Gaia Retreat and Spa
The entrance to Gaia Retreat and Spa

From the Gaia Retreat & Spa website: Majestically poised on the highest point in the shire and set on 25 acres, Gaia boasts a dramatic backdrop of green valleys and undulating hills in the subtropical hinterland of Byron Bay. This boutique 19 room property will seduce you and capture your heart with its exquisite vistas.

Founded in 2005 by Olivia Newton-John, Gregg Cave, Ruth Kalnin and Warwick Evans, Gaia offers a retreat with tailored programs aimed to the individual. Gaia is run on a day-to-day basis with gracious hospitality by Gregg Cave, who along with the entire team at Gaia, is committed to your wellbeing.

Inspired by the healing culture of the Byron Bay region and its abundant and fresh local organic produce, Gaia Retreat & Spa is so much more than a healthy holiday; it is a unique retreat and spa experience – with heart.

Since opening in 2005 Gaia has received multiple awards and accolades including Winner of the prestigious 2008 Conde Nast Readers Spa Awards Favourite Overseas Hotel Spa - Australasia and South Pacific and Winner of the 2008 Australasian Spa Association- ASPA Award for ‘Best Destination Spa’.

Kukura House - main building and dining area
Just gorgeous.

Michael relaxing in the lounge at Kukura House
Travel critics have referred to Gaia's style as "barefoot Armani"

Even the entrance to the restrooms in Kukura House are gorgeous

One view from Kukura House

The view from Samira Lookout towards the ocean.
You can see Byron Bay on the horizon.

Michael and I atop Samira Lookout with the gorgeous landscape around us.
Olivia with co-owner Gregg Cave
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