NEWS: The Bower Pool is Here!

THE BOWER GUESTS-ONLY SWIMMING POOL IS FINISHED AND IT IS, QUITE SIMPLY, DAZZLING, FROM THE BEAUTIFUL LINES OF ITS EXQUISITE CIRCULAR DESIGN TO THE 5 METRE HIGH PALMS, CRANED IN TO CREATE THE LUSH AND DYNAMIC POOL SURROUNDS. THE ONCE LARGE RECTANGULAR LAWN AT THE HEART OF THE BOWER COMPOUND IS NOW A 5 STAR TROPICAL POOL OASIS WHICH ECHOES THE BOWER'S DESIGN THEME OF TROPICAL BEACH MODERNITY WITH A DECISIVE NEW YORK TWIST. IT'S INSTANTLY IG-WORTHY, AND A CREDIT TO THE VISION OF THE OWNERS AND ARCHITECT JOHN BURGESS, WHO ALSO PUT HIS STAMP ON THE SPECTACULAR MAKEOVER OF THE BOWER SUITES AND BOWER HOUSE.

No smelly, harsh chemicals here! Ours is a heated, natural mineral pool and that means a luxury, rejuvenating, relaxing swimming experience, with softer, silkier, clearer water.  It's gentler on the skin and gentler on the environment.  Win-win in our books.
 
The pale grey concrete terrace surrounding the pool, blends seamlessly with the soft blue/green glass bead internal pool finish, making the pool appear to be carved out of its surrounds. And the sweeping, gently curved steps and shallow beach area is the place to sit and chill and immerse yourself in the quiet and calm of another sun-soaked Byron day. The littlies, not so adept at swimming, will be drawn here too for a bit of splash and giggle - unforgettable family time to stash in the memory bank. 
 
There's a zen-like outdoor rain shower nestled into the tropical garden which is abundant with Heliconias, Kentia, Bangalow, Rhapis and Cabbage palms and one very majestic Canary Island palm which sits like a giant sentinel at the entrance to the pool gate.
 
Then there are the day beds.  No ordinary daybeds these!  The individual private booths, separated by tables and soon, billowing curtains, their seats covered in soft, water-proof upholstery with backrests inclined just so, sit under a black canopy emblazoned with the distinctive Bower logo.  The striking canopy references the imposing awnings on the buildings in the The Bowery in NY that provided the inspiration for our 5 star luxury compound. But you can also stake a claim on one of the bench seats, loungers and picnic tables on the large, private lawn area. 
 
Why not create your own picnic lunch with the freshest of local produce, cheeses, charcuterie meats, seafood and artisan bread from the local markets.  Or really in holiday mode?  Right next door is the The Byron Bay General Store, which has something for everyone, whether you're a rusted-on carnivore or Vegan, Vegetarian or Gluten Free. There are dishes for the health conscious and the sugar junkie and truth be known, we've been both.  Our picks: Peanut Butter Cacao Bowl, Brekkie Box, Buckwheat Waffle, Waffle Fries / Rustic Kumura chips and the WASA – B-L-T.
 
Wash it down with a bottle of bubbles, a local beer, a fresh pressed juice or a steaming cup of coffee or organic tea. We're just in the process of selecting the very best wines, champagne and local drinks to have available in-house from the mini bar so you can enjoy your beverage poolside.  It's all about the choices isn't it?  A magazine and a glass of wine and just you time, or a picnic on the grass with family or some of your closest buddies with all the chatter and laughs that involves.  
 
Did we mention the towels because there's a story there... Woven textures, natural fibres, sustainable materials and a superior level of quality and craftsmanship are essentials shared by both The Bower and Dharma Door, one of our favourite local businesses, and it was Shannon Sheedy from Dharma who sourced our bespoke Bower towels.  They are hand loomed from 100% Turkish Cotton before dying them charcoal using environmentally friendly, ecological certified dyes and then washed with pumice stone to achieve a beautiful bespoke stonewashed effect.
 
So that's a wrap.  All we need now is you to come with your partner or a bunch of family and friends, to bring life to this special place.  A place that is truly the jewel in The Bower crown.