Arajilla Retreat is perfectly positioned on the northern sheltered end of Lord Howe Island’s Lagoon, nestled under a canopy of Kentia Palms and Banyan Trees just behind Old Settlement Beach.
Free yourself from your busy life as you meander through sub-tropical rainforest and exquisite gardens, relax in peaceful tranquility, delight in luxury and personalised service, indulge in the Island’s finest and freshest food, and treat yourself to the Island’s only Ayurvedic Spa.
Just under two hours by plane from Sydney or Brisbane, Lord Howe Island is a paradise that has been World Heritage listed since 1982. This tiny island is 11 kilometres long and 2.8 at its widest point.
The island has been described as the most beautiful in the Pacific, with a landscape of plunging cliffs and imposing mountains, sub tropical rainforests, beaches, a lagoon, and the world’s southernmost coral reef containing over five hundred species of fish.
With a permanent population of 350 and a speed limit of 25kph the Island is too remote to receive mobile phone coverage. At the tiny local village there is a post office, a couple of shops and a cafe where you may enjoy great coffee, whilst further afield there is a nine hole golf course and a bowling green.
Kentia Suite - these one bedroom suites are nestled amongst the Kentia Palms and Banyan Trees. The Kentia Suites are spacious with high ceilings, separate living areas, large private decks, king or single beds and ensuite.
Banyan Suite - one bedroom suites featuring a mezzanine ‘treetops lounge’, a large north facing deck overlooking the Kentia Palms and Banyan Trees. Louvre windows allow guests to make adjustments to catch the Pacific Ocean breezes. Relax in simple luxury with the silence of the forest and the calming sounds of the ocean.
Arajilla Suite - immerse yourself in nature in one of these beautifully appointed suites with 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 soothing sunbeds to take advantage of the serenity and privacy of the rainforest.
Arajilla Restaurant - Head Chef, Dennis Tierney sources premium ingredients locally and from the mainland to keep the menu fresh and interesting. Arajilla’s kitchen garden produces organic vegetables, herbs and greens.Dennis and his team at the restaurant bake their own bread, source artisan cheeses, and use only pasture-fed meats and free range eggs.The waters of Lord Howe Island are a protected marine park, and inhabiting those waters is an abundant supply of many species of fish including; Yellowfin Tuna, Kingfish and Wahoo.Guests who have been lucky enough to catch their own dinner may send it to Dennis to be prepared to their liking.
Ayurvedic Day Spa - housed in a traditional yurt under a majestic Banyan Tree forest, this is the perfect setting to relax, unwind and enjoy all that this space has on offer. Choose from one of the many treatments on offer that are therapeutic in nature. You receive the benefits on all levels connecting your mind, body and soul. Keeping within Ayurvedic principles and creating balance within the body. Ayurveda is an ancient Indian science originating over 5000 years ago. This science of life is one of the worlds oldest health care systems - not only a health care system but an entire philosophy that encourages the pursuit of a healthy lifestyle .