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Byron Bay sure is blissful. Especially when you know where to go to escape the crowds! While I thought I knew the best spots, turns out James and I had wayyy more to explore. Our latest trip to Byron Bay was absolutely amazing. We stayed right in the heart of Byron at Reflections Clarkes Beach and our days were still relaxed, sun-filled and extremely chilled out. (And we were staying right next to The Pass!) 


Our delightful abode literally had the beach as the backyard with the timber patio overlooking Clarkes Beach. We had views all the way out to The Pass through the ceiling to floor windows in our room, feeling immersed in nature whilst living in luxury. It was amazing.

The design

The Premium Villas have all been architecturally designed to perfection. (I was seriously taking notes for my future home). With touches of what looked like a “butternut” timber, to neutral light greys and blues, the villa had a real calm feel to it. It was an atmosphere created for pure relaxation.


Besides all of these captivating features, my other favourite aspects were the white stone freestanding bath, the most comfortable queen size bed (which felt like a cloud) and the fact that everything was SO CLEAN.


Clarkes Beach 

With Clarkes Beach only a stones throw away, we spent time here everyday. Whether it was when James went droning, or just for a swim, it was a great beach to have as our backyard.


As sand dune restoration is important for beach conservation in Byron Bay, accessing the beach from the villa isn’t allowed. Instead, beach access is only 20 metres away and still from within the park.

Beautiful mornings 

James and I were lucky enough to experience some pretty awesome sunrises while we were here. All watched from the comfort of our villa. Each morning was spent on the patio, drinking coffee, chatting about the day ahead and our recent adventures travelling around Australia.


Coffee mention

One of the beauties of being on holiday is not having to use your car. (Being a coffee addict I will venture out daily to get a coffee from a local barista). Staying right next to Beach Byron Bay meant a good morning coffee was only a short stroll away. The coffee here really is good and the best part is you don’t have to drive anywhere! It’s literally right next door to Reflections Clarkes Beach. 


Outdoor shower

I’ve always dreamt of having an outdoor shower so this post wouldn’t be complete without mentioning it! I just love that the villas featured these!! (And that the shower head was large too). It was such a nice, refreshing way to rinse off after the beach. It also meant we didn’t bring sand into the villa.


A place to slow down 

Byron Bay really is the place to “cheer up, slow down and chill out”. If you’ve ever been to this small town before you would have seen this sign on your drive in. It’s an ideal reminder to just “be” when you come here. Reflections Clarkes Beach truly is the place for that. 


Kaede Ker and James Knight are avid #vanlifers travelling around Australia, capturing all of the beautiful destinations as they go. Follow along with their adventures on Instagram @aero.aus and @kaedeker. They stayed as guests of Reflections Holiday Parks Clarkes Beach. All photography by James Knight at Aeroaus.


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