I’m just going to put it out there, change is great but a getaway to Australia’s eastern most destination, dripping in white sandy beaches, artisan markets and healthy gourmet bistros has got my vote any day. Whoever said ‘change is as good as a holiday’ has possibly never travelled to one of my favourite getaways, Byron Bay.
Entering 2018 at a pace that could rival the speed in which a luxury hand bag gets snapped up on Boxing Day, had left both myself and my favourite team members a little tuckered out. Don’t get me wrong the year has been off to a great start and an exciting one, but sometimes a girl just needs to work on her tan..well actually just the beginning of one would be a great start.
The call of Byron’s sparkling blue waters and sleepy bed and breakfasts seemed like just the right kind cure for this girls weary feet and so, with friends in tow we hit the road. Checking into our little cottage it felt so good that you would almost never want to leave, and after the first nights sleep getting out of bed seemed like the days first serious task. You see, if you’ve travelled with me before you’ll know that I have a love for crisp sheets and sleeping in, so thanks to my friends at Tommy Hilfiger this was one part of the holiday that was sorted from the get go.
Mornings spent bushwalking around Cape Byron’s picturesque lighthouse, afternoons spent lazing on fluffy Tommy Hilfiger towels overlooking one of Byron’s most beautiful beaches and evenings spent sipping margaritas under the fairy-lights of one of my favourite streets, were all on my very busy list of ‘things to do’. Further rigorous activities were also on the agenda, but you can blame the luxury of a good sleep in on that one, and not the margaritas … I promise.
So thank you to Tommy Hilfiger for providing this sleeping beauty with the kind of linen that dreams are made of, and for now it’s back to reality… I’m off to find my prince.. x
And with love, I’ve put together my top 5 Lazy List of things to do in Byron .. I hope that you enjoy.
1. The Byron Bay Lighthouse Walk
Now I know that I promised lazy so don’t be concerned, this walk is one of the most picturesque seaside trails on the East Coast of Australia and is only a 3.7km loop to the lighthouse from town and back again.No need to take a packed lunch, just some comfy shoes and your camera. Be prepared to spot wild dolphins or a koala or two.
2. Lunch at Rae’s On Wategos
One of the most insta-friendly restaurants in Byron Bay and tucked away in the lush tropical Watego’s rainforest, this restaurant has played host to celebrities and the fashionable creative alike. With a view looking out over the beautiful Wategos beach, it’s the perfect location to indulge in some of Australia’s bountiful fresh produce and enjoy a drink with a view.
3. Surf Patrol at The Pass
Whether you ride or surfboard or not, The Pass is one of Byron’s best beaches for watching the waves roll in. The Pass is also one of the most beautiful and easiest parts of the coastline to take your first surf lesson, but let’s be honest this list is about being lazy, so just watching the surfing will suffice.
4. A Massage at Comma
Located just a little out of the main township, Comma is a sublime slice of heaven. The backdrop is modern and aesthetically pleasing (a prerequisite for the everyday instagrammer ), while the massages are heavenly.
5. Sunset Margaritas and Mexican at Miss Margarita
Fun, easy and delicious with a true Byron vibe, this cute little restaurant looks out across one of Byron’s busiest streets so it’s great for people watching and trust me, the Fish Tacos are a must have.