In the '70s, Byron Bay was a hippy hangout, attracting surfers and artists. While it now attracts a more well-heeled crowd, that chilled vibe still pervades this beach town in eastern Australia.
The best beds are at The Byron At Byron Resort and Spa. This place is studiously relaxed, from the spacious, clean-lined suites to the 25m infinity pool.
Start the day with a complimentary yoga session, or take a sunrise walk to the breathtaking, isolated Tallow Beach.
Laze by the pool with Byron Bellinis made with Australian sparkling wine, or tuck into Aussie cuisine at The Restaurant.
WOW FACTOR Try the indulgent Elements of Nature couples' massage surrounded by the rainforest and the sound of birdsong.
FLIGHT TIME: 23 hours.