Welcome to Botanica Day Spa Retreat near magical Byron Bay
Want a private escape in a place you will never forget? Want to be pampered, nourished? Fed delicious food? In a place you will simply love?
You can share our secret!
Body Ritual Packages
Start with our traditional Norwegian wood fired sauna, chemical free hot spa and horizon edge saltwater pool with pure water from mountain spring. 1.5 hr massage/scrub and a light organic meal.
Deluxe Mini Body Ritual
As per Mini Body Ritual, plus facial & foot treatments, Cleopatra’s Milk & Rose petal bath with Essential Oils and lunch prepared to your requirements. 5 to 6 hours of transformation!
Body Scrubs & Wraps
Baths - 30 minutes
Cleopatra’s favorite. Choose between almond, oat or cows’ milk and essential oils for a skin nourishing, exquisitely relaxing soak at the end of your treatment session.
Epsom Salts Aromatherapy
Bathing with epsom salts and aroma therapy oils is a wonderful synergistic combination. Aromatic baths can provide relief from stress and anxiety and assist with muscle aches and pains.
What better surprise and present could you give to someone special, someone you love!
Send them to a realm of pampering and pleasure, a slice of heaven that is Botanica Spa & Retreat.
They will have no doubt you care.
There is a whole range of treatment options from a simple exquisite, invigorating massage to facials, body wraps and beauty treatments.
Ask about our special detoxes and winter savings.
About The Botanica Rainforest Day Spa
We are situated on 9 hectares, which we have owned and cared for since 1990 and has been certified organic since 1998. Set in a beautiful and secluded rainforest valley Botanica’s landscape is rich with native wildlife, birds and flowers. It’s music is the wind and racing sky. The short journey here, is in itself, magical.
And in winter, it is just gorgeous, warm days, blue skies and crisp nights.
We are a small family-run business with a strong commitment to a healthy, organic lifestyle.
You can come for the day or even half.
You can stay overnight in your own very private suite in the rainforest with all the creature comforts.
And we can cook for you.
The in-house Italian cook creates delicious light cuisine – Venetian style using only the very best organic produce from our own certified organic garden or our local suppliers and farmers markets for which the region is renowned.
The land is also planted with citrus trees, tamarillos, avocados, ginger, turmeric and flowering plants in abundance.
As for our beauty treatments Botanica selects only ultra premium botanical skin care products and fresh organic fruit and vegetables all of which feed, nourish and uplift not only your skin but your entire self.
All our water is sourced from the mountain spring high up on the property.
We would like to acknowledge the local Arakwal Bundjalung people and the greater Bundjalung Nation as traditional owners and custodians of this land and pay our respects to elders past, present and future.
What Our Clients Say
This place is more than a day spa, we loved the drive from byron through the hinterlands and we're pleasantly welcomed by Gemma at her amazing retreat. Private spa, sauna, plunge pool, freshly picked fruit from the property, green tea and sunshine over looking the valley to start, followed by a delightful massage. We'll definitely be back and might even stay the night!
We came here for the day for my best friend's hen's weekend. It was so beautiful and relaxing and exactly what we were looking for! There were 7 of us and we were all catered for perfectly! I had a massage, facial and a foot treatment and it was so divine. We were able to choose the treatments that suited us all, and the surroundings helped us relax even more! We had the whole place to ourselves and spent the day between treatments in the sauna, spa and plunge pool. And the lunch was also delicious. Highly recommended for a couples retreat or group event! Gemma was an excellent host. We came here for the day for my best friend's hen's weekend. It was so beautiful and relaxing and exactly what we were looking for! There were 7 of us and we were all catered for perfectly! I had a massage, facial and a foot treatment and it was so divine. We were able to choose the treatments that suited us all, and the surroundings helped us relax even more! We had the whole place to ourselves and spent the day between treatments in the sauna, spa and plunge pool. And the lunch was also delicious. Highly recommended for a couples retreat or group event! Gemma was an excellent host.
From the time of the booking Gemma and Stefano were incredible ! From the instructions to get there and checking what type of food we would like the service was impeccable ! From the lunch/ dinner and breakfast , the spa sauna and infinity pool and Sunday morning yoga , the massages just perfect! To top it off the serene and stunning surroundings we couldn't have wished for a better girls pamper weekend ! I can't thankyou enough for your total package of perfection ! I will come back again and again ... Definitely heaven
I was very fortunate to enjoy an incredible day at the retreat. From the beginning to the end, the entire unique experience was one I'll never forget. Gemma made me feel so welcome, the retreat was picture perfect, the treatments were absolutely amazing and never have I felt so relaxed and to top it off I enjoyed a traditional Italian lunch made from Stefano's organic garden. I would definitely recommend the retreat / experience to anyone looking to relax, escape the hustle & bustle of busy lives, a romantic getaway or a girly weekend. Can't wait to go back 🙂
I needed a break from everything and this was the perfect retreat to recharge. Completely secluded in the rainforest, a hidden gem. The treatment was sublime, the food delicious and wholesome. Gemma massaged all the stress and tension away and Stephano cooked food from his organic garden which was absolutely divine. I felt totally taken care of and away from all the busyness of life. The location is so quiet, peaceful and gorgeous. A swimming pool filled with spring water, a luscious spa, wood fired sauna and a beautiful studio which overlooks the rainforest. I will be regularly coming here to nourish my mind body and soul.
Gemma and Stefano have thought of everything. Very private and tranquil setting. Not only do you have access to the loft but also the bath house (incl sauna, infinity edge pool and spa over looking the valley and bath tub and massage tables). The attention to detail was awesome: the meals were tailored, perfect to our food requirements, they noted what food we were eating and replenished it before we ran out and the spa is emptied between guests and filled with spring water so no chemicals needed, wow! They were very generous with their time helping us make outside fire pits.
Finding Botanica was like striking gold! I was keen to find a day spa during a week's trip to Byron Bay. While there were plenty to choose from across the price spectrum, Botanica Rainforst appealed because it involved a little journey into the rainforest and was completely secluded. The day spa, with its sauna, spa and plunge pool is only available to one person or couple at a time! Despite its small size, the experience and expertise was up there with any high-end luxury spa. I had a one-hour massage followed by a facial, I felt fantastic after. The hilly rainforest surrounds were incredible, even the drive there was relaxing. Packages started from $130, very reasonable given the quality and in comparison to the higher-priced spas in Byron Bay. There is also adjacent accommodation available. A very special and memorable experience thanks to the outdoor setting, lovely staff and having everything to ourselves.
Once we arrived we were treated to a swim, spa and sauna complemented by freshly squeezed organic tangerine juice and herbal teas. I was then indulged with the best body scrub and massage i have ever had followed by a walk around the lovely grounds and to top it all of we were absolutely delighted with a beautiful lunch made with organic produce from the garden, i savoured every bite. Thanks you so much for such a lovely unforgettable day, i would highly recommend this experience to anyone wanting to escape to heaven for a day or even a night.
Wow, just back from an overnight stay in beautiful Botanica spa with 3 girlfriends. What an inspiring , amazing place. Gemma and Stefano , as hosts, were impeccable in their service and hospitality with great attention to detail and fantastic food delivered to our table. The surrounding vista is sooo relaxing and inspiring and lying in the infinity pool looking out over the hinterland was dreamlike. Massage and yoga were top notch and sauna and spa a delight. Would highly recommend this experience to anyone and will definitely go back with my hubby for a couples treat.
Our Beautiful Team
After teaching Bikram Yoga for the last 12 years, I now focus on Wellness Courses/Retreats and Personal Coaching. My life purpose is to teach, educate & Inspire from my own experience. Food: Raw Food Chef, Yoga: Bikram Yoga, Surya Yoga, Kriya Yoga, Body: Aromatherapy massage, Lomi Lomi massage, Swedish massage, Reiki; levels 1,2 and 3 Mind: Clinical Hypnotherapy, Thought Field Therapy
- Deep Tissue
Hi, I'm Jodie, I perform a nurturing and restorative form of massage, which incorporates whole body techniques to create a meditative state of deep relaxation and balance. Intuitive Balinese Massage is a holistic treatment, encouraging healing on all levels of your being: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. The hands on body work includes: • gentle stretching of muscles, joints and tissues to create space and opening; • a combination of short and long flowing strokes, skin rolling and kneading, to promote stimulation and circulation of the lymphatic system, remove toxins and restore vitality; and • deep tissue work to release stress, knots and tension. I also practice as a Registered Nurse and I'm a qualified Yoga Teacher. I enjoy combining my integrated knowledge and experience to convey a holistic approach to healthcare and create a deep connection with each individual.
- Remedial, Reiki Healing
Diploma in Remedial Massage 2008 My specialty is relaxing deep tissue that releases stress and brings a sense of peace and calm.
- Deep Tissue, Lomi Lomi, Relaxation Massage
Hi, I'm Magida, Bodywork therapist for 35 years. Started as beautician and massage therapist and then learnt other styles of massage - reflexology, remedial/deep tissue/Lomi Lomi and relaxing massage. Also am trained Alexander Technique Teacher and Feldenkrais Pracitioner for helping with movement/postural awareness and structural alignment. Other therapies I use are Reiki, Acupressure and Acutonics (sound therapy on acupuncture points). I listen to your personal needs and work intuitively feeling into your tense areas and creating release, relaxation and postural alignment.
- Pregnancy Massage
Hi, I'm Hunwi, I've been practicing Cultural Bodywork for 13 years & I'm a keen Afro-cuban & Hula dancer who loves to bodywork everyone especially pregnant women. The heart of my work is love and respect for others, with deep gratitude for this bodywork, its historic roots & for those who shared by teaching them. This bodywork is all about touch. Touch imparts caring, nurturing and support. It is with this nurturing that your muscles will be soothed while your energy flow-lines (meridians) will open, which also releases myofascial stress. Ensuring that you will float off the table !
- Swedish Massage
Hi I'm Alli, I've a Bachelor Degree of Naturopathy from Southern Cross University with majors in Nutrition, Herbal medicine and Massage. I'm about to undertake a Masters degree in Human Nutrition. I'm also the owner of an organic wellness and specialty tea business called ‘For the Love of Tea’, based in beautiful Byron Bay. I've worked at Botanica day spa since 2011, practising Swedish/therapeutic massage. I'm passionate about helping people relax and unwind and thoroughly let go of all of life’s troubles during their time at the spa.
- Reflexology, Hot Rock Massage
Hi, I'm Kim. I've been in the Northern Rivers for over 20 years and have had a very varied massage career, from markets to 5 star spas. I love massage and have tried to expand my skills along the way. Starting with Reiki 1 & 2, thirty years ago in Melbourne. I now can offer reflexology sessions, pregnancy massage, and my favourite Hot Rocks massage. My style has elements of Kahuna (Hawaii massage), Swedish and remedial massage, and I love to see people relax... Come to Botanica and experience the peace!