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Lord Howe Island – Arajilla Retreat


  • TV
  • DVD & CD
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Wi-Fi
  • Ayurvedic Spa
  • Laundry Service
  • Airport Shuttle
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service

Overview – Arajilla Retreat

Arajilla Retreat is a beautiful boutique hotel nestled under a canopy of Kentia palms and banyan trees at the northern end of Lord Howe Island’s turquoise lagoon.

This family-run property is surrounded by subtropical gardens and close to picturesque Old Settlement Beach where sea turtles can often be seen in the shallows. Arajilla Retreat offers excellent accommodation, personalised service, the island’s only Ayurvedic spa and 12 spacious suites, each with a private outdoor deck to take in the peaceful surroundings.

The property is perfectly placed to enjoy Lord Howe Island’s many enchantments, from cycling quiet roads to snorkelling in sheltered lagoons, walking the many trails or sunbathing on deserted sandy beaches. With just 400 visitors at any given time, Lord Howe Island is the ultimate escape from the pressures of daily life. Abundant with unique flora and fauna, the island is a UNESCO World Heritage Site whilst the seas are a protected marine park providing exemplary snorkelling, scuba diving, fishing and boating. Explore earth’s southernmost coral reef or take a boat trip to Ball’s Pyramid, the world’s tallest sea stack.

At the end of the day’s activities, wind down in the guest lounge with complimentary pre-dinner drinks and canapés before an indulgent three-course dinner in the restaurant. The kitchen turns out delicious gourmet meals each day, concocted from fresh local ingredients including homemade bread, artisan cheeses, pasture-fed meats, free-range eggs, the island’s abundant fresh fruit and vegetables (including produce from the hotel’s own veggie patch), as well as local line-caught fish, such as kingfish, yellow-fin tuna and wahoo.

Meals include a gourmet breakfast, light lunch, tea and coffee, selected pre-dinner wines from 5:30 – 6:30pm and a three-course dinner with the menu changing daily. Take a romantic picnic to one of the many scenic spots located across the island such as under swaying palms at North Bay, on the sand at Ned’s Beach or in front of the hotel on the grassy knoll at Old Settlement Beach.

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Rooms – Arajilla Retreat

Arajilla Retreat offers 12 serene suites nestled amid the rainforest. All have a lounge area, ensuite bathroom, outdoor deck, TV, DVD player, CD, telephone, iron, minibar, tea and coffee, hairdryer, telephone, toiletries, ceiling fan, internet and bathrobes.

Kentia Suites 44m²
These uniquely Australian hideaways have louvered windows and high ceilings, offering peaceful shelter beneath shady palm trees. The Kentia Suites feature a spacious living area and bedroom fitted with a king-sized bed and modern ensuite.

Banyan Suites 75m²
The Banyan Suites offer simple luxury in the serenity of the rainforest. These north-facing suites have a private tree-top lounge on the mezzanine level and a ground floor bedroom with a king bed and a large ensuite bathroom.

Arajilla Suites 85m²
The beautifully appointed Arajilla Suites have a separate living room, two bedrooms fitted with king-sized beds or optional single bedding, two contemporary bathrooms and a private timber outdoor deck furnished with sun beds.

Arajilla Retreat
Arajilla Retreat

Facilities – Arajilla Retreat

  • 12 private suites
  • Restaurant
  • Lounge
  • Ayurvedic spa
  • Room service until 10pm daily
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest lounge
  • Bicycles
  • Light fishing gear
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Return airport transfers
  • Please note there is no mobile/cell reception on Lord Howe Island.
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Activities – Arajilla Retreat

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Bird watching
  • Swimming
  • Relaxing on secluded beaches
  • Beachcombing
  • Snorkelling
  • Hand feeding the fish at Ned’s Beach
  • Swimming with the turtles at Old Settlement Beach

Activities at extra cost:

  • Guided Mt Gower Trek
  • Guided environmental tours
  • Glass Bottom Boat trip on the lagoon
  • Scuba Diving
  • Fishing
  • Golf at the 9 hole course at the Lord Howe Island Club
  • Boat cruises
  • Tennis

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Getting There

Lord Howe Island is a two hour flight with a Qantaslink 32-seat Dash 8 aircraft from Sydney or Brisbane. A seasonal service also operates from Port Macquarie. A 14kg luggage limit per person applies on all Lord Howe Island flights. There are luggage storage facilities at Sydney Airport (Terminal 3).

Combine With

Part of the state of New South Wales, a visit to Lord Howe Island fits well with other highlights of eastern Australia such as Sydney, the Blue Mountains, and Far North Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest.

  • Steps from idyllic Old Settlement Beach
  • The island’s only Ayurvedic spa
  • A family-run island retreat
  • Remoteness, tranquillity and timelessness
  • Unique eco-systems, rare flora and fauna
  • Spectacular scenery
  • Mount Gower, one of the world’s best day treks
  • Ned’s Beach fish feeding
  • Ball’s Pyramid

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