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Where to stay amongst the stars in Byron Bay

This resort is right in the heart of the celeb-favourite coastal town.

By Gabriella Del Grande
It's like there's been a mass exodus in Hollywood, with a slew of stars including Zac Efron, Natalie Portman and of course, adopted local Chris Hemsworth relocating to New South Wales' hottest beach destination, Byron Bay.
And unlike Tinsel Town, the likelihood of spotting these celebrities on your visit is pretty high. In fact, we've heard Hemsy doesn't mind a quick selfie!
So if you're keen to go celeb-spotting, you're going to need the perfect place to stay, right?Enter: Elements of Byron.
Imagine kicking back at Elements' dreamy Botanica beach club. (Image: Jason Loucas)
Nestled on a slice of the infamous Belongil Beach (where Zac is rumoured to be living with his new Aussie girlfriend Vanessa Valladares) just five minutes' drive from Byron's town centre, the serene, eco-resort is one that you won't want to leave – aside for in search of some famous faces.
The spectacular acreage is surrounded by native fauna, wetlands and, as mentioned, a delightful stretch of sand and is perfect for a full-family or adults-only getaway.
Case in point - they've got an all-ages lagoon pool for you and the kids to enjoy but also an 18+ pool with a swim-up bar and cosy cabanas if you want some solo or couple time - which former Bachelorette star Georgia Love has enjoyed.
Oh, and you've also got direct and private access to the beach if you'd prefer. You can treat yourself to a cocktail post dip at the gorgeous Botanica bar.

And the villas? They're fully functional with a full kitchen and bathroom/s, not to mention a fire place on your private, sheltered balcony.
Some even have a separate bath house, so it'll feel like you're in a day spa in your room!
Of course there's an actual day spa called Osprey on-site, so you can go and enjoy one of their bespoke treatments which include hydrating body wraps and La Gaia facials.
A peek inside one of the stunning Elements villas. (Image: Lauren Bamford)
When you're ready to head to reception for either a bite to eat at the delectable restaurant Azure Bar & Grill (open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily) or to continue on out to explore more of Byron Bay, simply give the concierge a buzz from your room and one of the (ridiculously sweet!) staff will come and collect you on a golf buggy.
Convenient, much?
If you're feeling like you've been on the buggy a little too often and need to get your body moving, you can make use of the gym, join one of the morning yoga classes or have a hit at the tennis court.
How breathtaking is their Osprey Spa?! (Image: Elements of Byron)
Elements are actually currently running a dreamy wellness package which includes five nights' accommodation (Sunday to Friday) with daily yoga, outdoor exercise sessions, guided rainforest walks, daily breakfast at their Azure Bar & Grill use of the tennis court, unlimited in-house movies and a concierge to help you book any additional third party activities.
Starting from $655 per person (quad-share) for stays from January 2021, visit elementsofbyron.com.au or call 02 6639 1500 for more information.
Always check government travel guidelines and restrictions before booking any travel at health.gov.au.

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