Lord Howe Island, New South Wales
Nestled under a canopy of Kentia palms and Banyan trees, just moments from Old Settlement Beach on the sheltered northern end of the island’s lagoon, Arajilla Retreat delivers laidback luxury and a genuinely warm Lord Howe Island welcome.
An oasis of tranquility on lovely Lord Howe Island, Arajilla is a relaxed and romantic boutique island retreat, a perfect place to relax and rejuvenate, an ideal base from which to explore and indulge.
Just 12 generously proportioned one and two-bedroom suites with indoor lounging areas and spacious outdoor decks are connected by raised timber boardwalks to the retreat’s restaurant and day spa. Decorated in calming colours and fibres, each guest suite also includes thoughtful inclusions like beach towels and chairs, snorkelling gear and mountain bikes.
The tropically-inspired Arajilla restaurant draws from fresh island ingredients to serve up modern Australian cuisine for . The talented kitchen team will also happily cook your fishing spoils or pack a gourmet picnic hamper to be enjoyed in one of countless picturesque island settings; whilst evening drinks and canapes provide the opportunity to swap stories of the day’s adventures with your fellow guests.
Lord Howe Island calls to be explored: exhilarating hikes and easy tranquil bike rides, game fishing adventures and snorkelling in the sheltered lagoon, world-class diving and up-close wildlife experiences. Return to Arajilla Retreat’s tranquil day spa to enjoy indulgent massages and therapeutic Ayurveda treatments in a traditional yurt surrounded by majestic Banyan trees.
Lord Howe Island offers some of the life’s little luxuries that time has forgotten. Here, there is no mobile (cell phone) reception, no traffic lights or fast-food chains. Bicycles are the main mode of island transport, honesty boxes are common place and shoes are optional almost everywhere.
A stay at Arajilla Retreat is inclusive of all meals and non-alcoholic drinks, selected alcoholic beverages, return airport transfers and complimentary use of the retreat’s bicycles, fishing gear and snorkelling equipment. Arajilla Retreat welcomes families with children from 6 years.
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