Located in the hinterland of Byron Bay, at the crest of a
dramatically twisting road, Emerald Valley Villa resembles a sumptuous
retreat in Ubud. Teak furniture, marble floors, thatched cabanas
and stone friezes depicting Hindu deities, evoke the kind of exotic
headiness that typically requires an international flight. The fact
that such splendour comes in an eco-sensitive package makes it even
more appealing, as judicious travellers search for ways to pamper
themselves and preserve the environment at the same time.