600 kilometers east of mainland Australia, less than two hours' flight northeast of Sydney, the Arajilla Retreat is located on the island of Lord Howe amid forest, mountains and lagoon. Arajilla Retreat nestles within a beautiful Kentia Palm forest beneath towering Banyan trees at the sheltered northern end of the island, just minutes from the sparkling waters of Old Settlement Beach. QantasLink operate regular flights between Lord Howe Island and Sydney or Brisbane.
Nestled under a canopy of Kentia Palms and Banyan Trees just seconds from the beach, Lord Howe's Arajilla Retreat offers a lucky few guests a haven of tranquility and relaxation. Arajilla's spacious suites, renowned restaurant and sublime wellness spa form the perfect base to discover the extraordinary scenery and wildlife of World Heritage listed Lord Howe Island. With visitor, numbers restricted on the island life is relaxed. You can be as active or as passive as you like – bushwalk, swim, dive, fish, cycle around the island, play golf, lie on a deserted beach, enjoy a massage, savor fine food and wine or simply take an afternoon nap – it’s up to you!
Only a short walk to Old Settlement Beach, the one bedroom Kentia Suites sits cozily between the Kentia Palms and Banyan trees. Kentia suites feature high ceilings, separate living areas, large private decks as well as a King-sized beds and en-suites. Your stay includes full breakfast, light lunch, afternoon tea, selected pre-dinner wine, a sumptuous three-course dinner and room service until 10.00 p.m.
Sitting cozily amongst the forest of Banyan Trees and Kentia Palms, these beautiful suites offer a ground floor bedroom with a King-bed, large en-suite bathroom and treetops living room. A large deck faces north looking over the Kentia Palms and Banyan Trees. The suites are well ventilated with Louvre windows, are light and airy and have been very recently refurbished and made soundproof. Your stay includes full breakfast, light lunch, afternoon tea, selected pre-dinner wine, a sumptuous three-course dinner and room service until 10.00 p.m.
Beneath the Banyan trees the spacious two bedroom Arajilla suites offer luxury, attention to detail and thoughtful design. Each of the units features two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a separate living room and a large outdoor deck with comfy loungers, creating relaxation, serenity and privacy amongst the forest. Your stay includes full breakfast, light lunch, afternoon tea, selected pre-dinner wine, a sumptuous three-course dinner and room service until 10.00 p.m.
Arajilla Restaurant has some of the best food on the Island which is mainly due to Chef Dennis. He believes a good menu is all about clever, inventive responses to local fresh ingredients. That's why Arajilla's menu changes every day. The restaurant bakes its own bread and uses the best ingredients around - artisan cheeses, pasture-fed meats and free-range eggs. The fresh vegetables and herbs come from the hotel’s own veggie patch. Living on the Island means a constant supply of fresh fish like local Yellowfin Tuna and Kingfish are readily available. If you've been out fishing and caught your own supper, Chef Dennis will prepare it for you.
The Lounge is right in the forest and amongst the Kentia palms. It’s a welcoming place to relax with a good book. The Lounge is also a bit of a communal hub where guests meet up. This is where you’ll come to sample Kim and Janne’s freshly baked cakes for afternoon tea. Every evening the Lounge hosts all guests for casual pre-dinner drinks and canapés before dinner, served in the Arajilla Restaurant. Enjoy a nice cold beer, a glass of wine or maybe a cocktail. After dinner, you can linger here for a delicious coffee.
Within an octagonal wooden Yurt under the shade of magnificent Banyan Trees, the Wellness Day Spa offers soothing ancient Indian Ayurvedic techniques to give you pure relaxation and healing. The spa is a first for Lord Howe Island and features an extensive Spa Menu and Wellness Program offering a full range of treatments designed to pamper, relax and revitalise as well as promote natural wellness.
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