Staying in a five star property which exudes luxury brings with it an instant sense of calm. It’s like taking a long breath out, a sigh… ahh! The Villas of Byron is just such a property.
The villas are completely private and surrounded by a 9ft high rendered wall. A carved wooden door acts as the entrance to an inner sanctum. Opening the outer Balinese style door of the villa gives guests the first insight into the tranquility which lays beyond.
A pond complete with fish, lilies, a water feature and four grey stepping stones is revealed. Crossing the paved steps which stand just centimetres above the water line lies the entrance to our home for the night.
I may have only taken a few steps inside the villa, but I already felt the busyness of the day leave me. I was one with this oasis.
The water moat surrounds most areas of the villa and is visible from the lounge and one of the bedrooms. This serene landscape served to bring the tranquillity of the outside into each of these rooms.
Attached to the pool was the Spa which was heated to a glorious 30 degrees. I marvelled at the raked, white pebbles which gave the space a real “zen” feeling. Plantings were lush and green, which completed this private paradise beautifully.
Again the view of this picturesque scene could be enjoyed from most living areas inside the villa. Large expansive windows brought the outside indoors.
Also in the loungeroom were two six seater lounges, they were adorned with the most sumptuous warm blankets, in case of cooler weather. I can imagine how luxurious it would feel to cosy into a blanket with a glass of sparkling and my hubby. Given we were having warmer weather we didn’t need to utilise the blankets.
The second master bedroom was every bit as large and beautiful as the first. There would be no second best if you were enjoying a weekend away with another couple. Each of the two bedrooms were dressed to please and included a full size bathroom, walk in closet and private courtyard.