The name Sarita means princess in Hebrew. In Sanskrit, it refers to “fluent, flowing” or river. Sarita is also the name of a preserved female Inca mummy, believed to have been sacrificed to the gods, discovered in the mountains of Peru. Why not enjoy an interlude in Sarita and feel like royalty? Befittingly named as our largest cottage is located on the river side of the property, facing the fluent, flowing Belongil Creek.

Sarita 6Our largest and most versatile cottage, Sarita sleeps up to five guests. It’s perfect for a family getaway, or a friends retreat. Elevated into the treetops, the main floor features a large living space and full bathroom with laundry facilities. The large, well appointed kitchen is perfect to test your culinary craft and prepare a heavenly feast for loved ones. With lovely furnishings and modern décor, it’s an inspiring space to contemplate, write, sketch, or snuggle up with a good book. The keyless rear door of the cottage opens to the deck and barbeque area, which overlooks Sarita’s private spa garden. It’s adorned with Buddhist statues, a water feature, and elegant lighting. The main floor also contains a charming single bedroom.

The timber stars levitate guests to the second floor of the cottage. The upper level contains the master bedroom, equipped with queen sized bed, walk in closet, and flat screen television. French style doors open to reveal a rainforest view terrace. The third bedroom adapts to guest’s needs, as the king single bed allows us to prepare the sleeping arrangements to suit two singles or a couple. As with all bedrooms at Shambhala, it also features a flat screen television, DVD, and Austar pay television. The bathroom completes the second floor with shower and spa style bathtub.

You don’t need to be a prince, princess or even a god to experience the heaven on Earth that is Shambhala’s Sarita Retreat. Re-connect with loved ones, relax, and get your creative juices flowing like the creek upon which the cottage is aptly named, Sarita is Eden in Byron Bay.

“Happiness is not something ready made, it comes from your own actions.” Dalai Lama