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Gaia Retreat & Spa

933 Fernleigh Rd, Brooklet, New South Wales 2479 Australia
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Surrender to the beauty and healing cultures of Gaia Retreat & Spa. Australia's most awarded boutique lifestyle pamper retreat is nestled in the breathtaking Bundjalung Country hinterland of Byron Bay, Northern NSW Australia. Gaia is the perfect place to renew, refresh, and restore. Poised on the highest point in the shire and set on 25 acres, Gaia has 22 beautifully appointed retreat style bungalows, suites and villas set in lush sub tropical gardens. This unique property will seduce you into infinity with its endless views and beautiful vistas. your life... your retreat... your choice...
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Free parking
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Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Tennis court
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Yvonne L wrote a review Nov 2023
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From the food, to the staff, the only way I can describe it is an earthy opulence. I hope to host a retreat here some time soon. They made our retreat memorable at every opportunity and I hope to make others feel the way I was made to feel here.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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andrew j wrote a review Sept 2023
Pocklington, United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
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Came up to Gaia for a the day spa and was not disappointed The most amazing Anti-Oxidant facial and head & arm massage followed by lounging by the pool Once owned by Olivia Newton-John this is a little slice of heaven just outside of Byron If you are visiting Byron this is a must
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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bilby2009 wrote a review June 2023
Sydney, Australia163 contributions99 helpful votes
This was my second visit to the retreat. Staff were excellent and were attentive. The chief cooked meals were excellent and the team cater to your dietary needs. Lots of spaces to go for a quiet walk and relax, amazing to watch the sunset going down at night as well. Spa facilities are excellent and treatments were awesome (I had a royal kahuna massage). When upon booking you need to advise them if you require a transfer from your airport - they pick up at Ballina and Gold Coast at set times and they also do transfers to the airport as well. This is included in your cost. Definitely a relaxing place to be, also good to note that you can have tea and coffee there, and in the evening you can order wine with meal etc (alcohol is a separate cost though, its not included in your package). There is activities you can do which is included at the retreat ie things like Yoga, Sound Healing, Dance class etc. The teachers are all good. The classes on offer are not mandatory if you don't feel like doing them. Accommodation was excellent and the bed was very comfortable to sleep in. They have a herbal teas and kettle in your room, with a full lemon and lime in provided as well, with a few bottles of water included in small bar fridge. As part of your retreat package you get a little gift placed on your bed, I also filled out a survey and they also provided a gift of a few little chocolates with it. Nice touchings all around the retreat of flowers, bubbling foundations and other things which is really nice. Definitely felt rested when leaving there.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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861melissa wrote a review May 2023
Benowa, Australia129 contributions77 helpful votes
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Each time I return to Gaia it gets better. I didn’t think they could improve their service and food but they did. Each meal was a delicious journey of flavours and the chefs must be complimented. At the spa I was totally spoiled by a new therapist called Kate. You have amazing skills in making someone feel relaxed and pampered. Special mention to the gorgeous Valentina who looked after us so beautifully in the restaurant. Overall and incredible stay.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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VandG11 wrote a review Nov 2022
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Highly recommended for a rejuvenating short break. Stunning surrounds, fabulous food and lots of activities, but the staff are what make this place truly special. They take the trouble to remember your name and have a little chat: the service we received was very good. There were quite a few solo travellers while we were there and the dining room staff always took the trouble to make them feel comfortable. We were in an Acala room and I had a bit of trouble walking to it from the main gathering areas due to recent surgery, but the manager immediately saw the problem and arranged for me to be picked up by a golf buggy whenever I wanted to go anywhere, which made my stay so much more enjoyable. The spa treatments were excellent, but the beauty of Gaia is you can do as much or as little as you like. I was very happy floating around in the pool while my friends were at yoga or a cooking class. While the food was generally wonderful, with fresh and healthy produce, my only quibble would be that we had fish at every evening meal for the 3 nights we were there. Sometimes for lunch as well! And the vegan at our table had a potato for entree one evening, followed by gnocchi. Our villa, and particularly the bathroom, could definitely do with a refresh and that is why I've given 4 stars, rather than 5. But overall, highly recommended.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Sweet Orange wrote a review Sept 2022
London, United Kingdom48 contributions10 helpful votes
Gaia advertises itself as a retreat rather than a hotel, but other than the spa, it isn’t clear what is really being offered to make it such. A couple of additional classes in the morning and evening don’t really justify the (exorbitant) cost — over $3000 for a basic room for three days. The room has no bath and no television, and the fitout is dated and tired. For that amount of money I’d expect a lot more. To the good stuff — Claire in the yoga Studio is a total star and deserves more praise. Gaia’s kitchen team is excellent and the meals are plentiful and delicious. Definitely no starvation rations here. They are also adept at catering for a myriad of dietary requirements and the option to include coffee is a good one, though I’d suggest investing in a a Nespresso machine if you won’t hire baristas. Again, touches like this would go a long way to justify the incredibly high prices charged. Spa at staff very pleasant and treatments are great, although the male therapists are much more competent at massages than their female counterparts. The “wellness consult” at the beginning is a bit of a joke and is basically a confirmation of your spa appointments. Would I come back? For lesser prices, yes. But not at current ones. It’s not worth it without more. For the money I could get a five star hotel room and associated spa treatments anywhere in Byron.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Ben D wrote a review Sept 2022
Byron Bay, Australia22 contributions5 helpful votes
So I must admit that myself and my wife are Gaias most prolific guests with well over 200 visits After being away for over six months and with a change of ownership we reluctantly are very reservedly decided we would go back expecting things to be quite different Well I must say I had the most pleasant surprise not only had everything stay the same as good as it was before but there were only improvements and updates and after being told what the new owner had planned I was absolutely astonished It is a place for us for contemplation somewhere between the wall in the wilderness and without a doubt there is only and will only ever be one Gaia Day Spa There is nothing perfect in this life and there is no pretense of this place it’s not the Hilton nor the Sheraton or the Ritz And thank goodness for that but it is where one can go to restore and rebalance with an energy and harmony combining the best of nature and the best of the world that there is to offer I can honestly say travelling the world and experiencing this that it is one of the kind and truly amazing place for anybody who needs a sabbatical or reconsider and contemplate their life for their future Cheers and thank you Gaia Day Spa all the staff and the new owners and all of the old ones for the amazing love and energy that they have done to create such a wonderful place for us
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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TravelJunky2010 wrote a review Aug 2022
Aussie in the UK35 contributions5 helpful votes
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I’ve just had two nights at Gaia. I will definitely be back and for a longer stay next time. Everything was lovely, but special shout out for the cuisine just excellent. Thank you team Gaia can’t wait to be back!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Beth521 wrote a review Apr 2022
Brisbane, Australia9 contributions5 helpful votes
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This was a third time lucky visit as travel restrictions had disrupted two previous dates of my booking and it was definitely worth the wait. I had many telephone conversations with Reception staff and they were helpful and accommodating when I wanted to add an extra night to my booking. The individual fruit platter and tea on arrival as you check in really sets the tone for a nurturing time. I stayed 4 nights in a Komala Villa and it was luxurious and comfortable. The food is outstanding and every meal is an absolute delight of taste and presentation. My daughter had some dietary requests and everything was handled perfectly. I love how the wait staff use you name and patiently explain the ingredients each time. Spa time is calming and soothing and again the tea and fruit is a nice touch. All therapist are respectful and make each treatment feel special. The start of the week was very quiet and yoga and meditation classes were peaceful . The instructor was lovely and individualised parts of the class to the participants. Even though I have stayed at Gaia a number of times I had never managed to make it to a cooking class with Dan, but this time I timed it right! If you get the chance, this is a must. Another wonderful stay. Thank you Gaia. See you next time.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 26 May 2022
Beth thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are so glad to hear that you finally made it to one of Dan's cooking classes! I will be sure to pass on your lovely feedback. It is always our pleasure to ensure our guests have a remarkable stay and come away feeling nurtured. We hope to see you again soon. 🌿
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Amy X wrote a review Mar 2022
Brisbane, Australia3 contributions1 helpful vote
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I spent 4 nights at Gaia and have come home feeling rested, rejuvenated and cared for. The location of Gaia is simply stunning. I stayed in a Komala Villa which was luxurious and had the most amazing outlook. The day spa was beautiful and the food was amazing at every meal - truly delicious. There are daily activities and yoga, but no pressure to participate if it’s not your thing. Every single staff member I met during my time at Gaia was lovely. They were friendly, warm and attentive. I will absolutely be returning to this piece of paradise.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 26 May 2022
Oh Amy, thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are so happy to hear you loved every meal and had an amazing time. I will make sure that your feedback is passed on to our team. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. 🌸
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gaia Retreat & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Gaia Retreat & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Bangalow Market (5.6 km), Bhavana Organic Farm + Cooking School (0.6 km), and Killen Falls (4.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Gaia Retreat & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Gaia Retreat & Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Gaia Retreat & Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Gaia Retreat & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Harvest Newrybar, Butcher Baker, and Red Ginger.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Gaia Retreat & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Gaia Retreat & Spa have airport transportation?
Yes, Gaia Retreat & Spa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.