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Luxury surf side sanctuary and retreat in Byron Bay bliss

Learn to surf in Byron Bay's blissful luxury












Embark on a 7-night retreat tailored for women seeking the pinnacle of luxury at Crystalbrook Byron Bay. Immerse yourself in opulence while exploring the natural beauty of the region, engaging in scenic coastal walks, and savouring the laid-back atmosphere of Byron Bay's renowned shopping scene.

Whether you're a seasoned surfer or a novice, our expert female surf coaches, will guide you through the exhilarating experience of catching waves. Balance the thrill of surfing with moments of serenity through yoga sessions, spa treatments, and relaxing massages, all available at Elemé Spa within the resort.

Design your retreat to perfection by incorporating an exclusive blend of luxury, adventure and relaxation in the heart of one of the world's most beautiful destinations.

Key retreat highlights

  • Stay in 5-star luxury at Crystalbrook Byron, 45-acres of magical subtropical rainforest that is a celebration of nature, responsible luxury accommodation and the local environment

  • Indulge in a welcome dinner at Forest, an avant-garde restaurant showcasing the best of Australian cuisine with a distinct focus on local and regional flavors

  • Enjoy a farm-to-table culinary experience at 3 Blue Ducks in Byron Bay, where lunch becomes a delectable journey featuring fresh, locally sourced ingredients in a picturesque farm setting

  • Provide your guests with something different and experience multiple learn to surf sessions across the week, with our experienced female surf coaches

  • Unwind with optional daily yoga, relax poolside or even opt to use the fitness centre

whats included

Included in your retreat

The Woman Explore Byron Bay learn to surf retreat is just what you need! A luxurious 7 nights of coastal walks, surfing, gourmet delights and relaxation all in a 5-star luxury rainforest retreat

  • 7 nights accommodation at 5-star Crystalbrook Byron Nestled within 45 acres of enchanting subtropical rainforest, Crystalbrook Byron stands as a captivating testament to the harmonious blend of opulence, nature, and eco-conscious accommodation. This exclusive 5-star haven in Byron Bay serves as a tribute to the environment, providing a retreat that effortlessly intertwines with the verdant surroundings. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the rainforest floor within the lavish confines of a soothing Rainforest Suite, offering a private sanctuary amid the lush beauty of nature.

  • Learn to surf with introduction to surfing sessions from experienced female surf coaches, including beginner surfboards, transfers and photos and videos for your guests to keep.

  • Welcome dinner at Forest, the Byron’s contemporary and distinctly Australian restaurant that embraces the region’s abundance of stunning ingredients.

  • Culinary delights included in your retreat: - Daily breakfast in the Forest Restuarant - Welcome dinner at the Forest - 2 x lunches, including one at 3 Blue Ducks, The Farm

  • 30-minute Accomplices Treatment from Elemé Spa

  • Ample opportunity to relax, unwind or enjoy the vibe at pristine beaches around Byron Bay

  • All transfers to activities and events are included

  • Complimentary eco-transport (aka bikes) to explore the surrounding rainforest grounds or head into town

  • Additional resort facilities and amenities include: swimming pool with poolside food and drinks, daily yoga, infrared sauna, Staycast by Google for video streaming, complimentary Wi-Fi in all public and in-room areas, fitness centre, complimentary parking (limited spaces) with Tesla charging stations, and complimentary resort shuttle.


Customer Reviews

See why learning to surf is such a great way to break down barriers

I have always wanted to learn to surf


"And now, in my 50's and armed with a burning desire to live life on my terms, I went looking for a surf school. But what I found was so much more. Without any hesitation I jumped at the chance to learn to surf in Bali over a 7 day retreat with 9 other women. As we shared our goals at the start of the retreat (mine was to stand up - at least once - by the week's end), our incredibly passionate and talented coach, Serena, gave me a cheeky grin and said 'Oh Kate, you'll be carving it up by week's end.' And that completely set the tone for the week. The team could not be more passionate, authentic, empowering, encouraging and talented. We were filmed and photographed every day - to document our progress - but also so our coaches could share with us the changes we needed to make to improve on our surfing. I could not believe it when I stood up on day TWO! And while carving it up will have to be my next surfing goal, by day 3 and onwards I was catching waves on my own. Every single woman on our trip caught waves and stood up and the joy and euphoria was like nothing we have ever experienced. This stuff is truly addictive. Aside from the surfing, every part of the trip was exceptional - from our accommodation, meals, transport and Balinese coaches to the additional little touches that just make a trip like this truly magical - such as yoga, massages and the company of 9 other wonderful women. We laughed, sang, cheered for each other and came away with new friendships. My heart is full."

Kate | Melbourne, Australia | Bali Surf Retreat

Frequently asked questions

Is there a min. number of guests to set up a retreat?

For a successful retreat, we recommend inviting a minimum of 8-10 guests in most cases. This ensures the best value for you and your attendees. Minimum guest requirements may vary by destination, but reaching out to our team can help address situations with fewer guests, and we'll assist where we can.

How long do I have to sell my retreat to my guests?

To allow ample time for us to fulfil our commercial commitments with accommodation and activity providers, we require that your tour guests confirm and pay in full 90 days before the retreat begins. This ensures a seamless and well-coordinated experience for your guests, allowing us to plan all necessary details in advance.

How do I make money from my retreat?

We've cultivated partnerships with top-notch hospitality and activity companies globally. With automated booking platforms and decades of business expertise within our team, we craft retreats that capitalise on these resources. This not only ensures excellent value for you but also allows you to add a profitable margin to your guest charges.

How do I start creating my very own retreat?

Explore our diverse destinations, select one (or a few), and if you're unsure, we can assist based on your goals. After narrowing down your destination, pick a time and tentative dates for your retreat. Let us know your thoughts and our team will create a draft model and guide you through the next steps to bring your dream retreat to life.

Create your dream retreat experience

Are you ready to make your dream retreat a reality? Take the first step and enquire about how you can create a unique retreat experience with Woman Explore.

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