Modern Australian Architecture Inspired by Mother Nature: Elements of Byron Bay

If you have never been to Byron Bay, put it on the top of your bucket list. This cozy beach town in New South Wales, Australia is known for it’s beautiful beaches and excellent surf, but it is also home to some pretty amazing design shops, fresh, healthy eats, and is crawling with good vibes. There is no place quite like it in the U.S., which is unfortunate, because I’d move there in a heart beat. 

To help experience Byron in all it’s glory, we partnered with recently renovated luxury resort, Elements of Byron. Playing on “elements” of earth, this little slice of paradise touts elegant, modernly designed freestanding villas that embrace the natural surroundings. 

"There is an emerging and strong desire to reconnect with nature in an authentic way; a way that reminds us we are human, flesh and blood, sensual and soulful. Places where our soul can play, that touch us and remind us of our essential humanity.” This is the architectural ethos behind Elements of Byron that is shared on their site. And one I can get behind.

We took full advantage of our secluded surroundings, taking a nature walk to the beach, getting bendy at sunrise yoga, and we especially loved getting sun-kissed at the Mexican-themed adult pool, Summer Salt. The cocktails were tasty and the tacos served from the converted airstream-like trailer were delish. We also got the spicy guac, because nothing goes better when your sipping a margarita poolside. Nothing. 

Element’s on-site restaurant, Graze, utilizes fresh produce from the hinterland and fresh, locally caught seafood to craft seasonal dishes with a “produce-first” approach, which is perfect after spending all day in the sun. 

We loved spending time relaxing at the resort, but when you do want to head to town, there is a solar train just down the street that drops you off right in downtown Byron Beach for $3 AUD!

It was refreshing to stay at a resort that embraces their surrounding natural environment as opposed to exploiting it. Elements of Byron gets 5 stars all around. We would highly recommend staying here during your next (or first!) stay in Byron.  

The Traveling Creatives (@travelingcreatives)

Photos by Carley Rudd + words by Jake Broselle


This post was created in partnership with Elements of Byron, but as always all opinions are my own, and I only promote properties I truly adore!