Shangri-La is no longer a fictional place. It resides at Gaia Retreat in the sub-tropical hinterland of Byron Bay. Gaia is not a resort - it is a retreat with all the gentle offerings of peace and goodwill in the people that work there, and in the place itself. The early morning yoga. the fitness workouts, the massage treatments, the days beds with the top-of-the-world views and the serenity of the swimming pool. The bungalow villas were comfortably appointed. The meals are exceptional and hearty. The service was outstanding - considerate and insightful. The genuine smiles of welcome from the airport pick up to the farewell hugs have left me overwhelmed. Gaia Retreat, Greg Cave and his Gaia team of angels have achieved heaven on earth. Gaia - please continue to share the love.