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Arajilla Retreat

4.5 out of 5.0
  • Free full breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and ...
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Recent guest reviews

Great staff and food was a pleasant surprise .Not many places to eat so pleased thrilled this place provided all meals.The cocktails meeting other guests was great to. Beautiful island.Wine list could be improved .

I would highly recommend Arajilla as a place to stay on this beautiful island paradise. We spent 1 week for our honeymoon and could not fault our stay. The rooms are a great size, the food is so fresh and delicious and the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The location of the resort on the island was handy because it is tucked away at the end of the road but very close to the beach, hiking trails and only a short bike ride to the shops. One of our favourite parts was the bbq lunches. You can order it to be delivered to any of the open wood bbq's on the island and Malcolm will deliver at that time and start the fire if you need. So you can just ride or hike or snorkel until you are ready to cook. The restaurant food was just beautiful too! We will definitely be returning and recommending Arajilla to friends and family.

Loved the Island scenery and laid back atmosphere, enhanced by controlled visitor numbers, reminiscent of the mainland 50 years ago. Amazing coral viewing and diversity of marine life when snorkeling and variety of well graded bush walks available to suit all fitness levels. Excellent spacious accommodation with service and food of the highest standard. Nice touch - everyone polite and considerate, no need for door keys! Staff exceptional.

Lord Howe Island is beautiful natural place to visit. My Husband has wanted to visit for many year. So Luxury Escapes Holiday had holiday going there. So we took it while we could. Arajilla retreat where we stayed was a beautiful place away from everything for 5 days. Nice to be able to leave your doors unlocked we were not given any keys to the room. It was beautiful food as well. Dinner changes every night. I think they need to look at the Breakfast and lunch was the same every day which was bit to much. It would be nice to have bit more choice. The staff were amazing people and do anything for you. Well I would recommend anyone to this unique island in QantasLink dash 8. 2 hour flight from Sydney and stay at Arajilla resort which is very close to everything you need.

Arajilla is a seriously good property made even better by superb staff. Food is brilliantly presented. The island is an exquisite piece of nature unspoiled by hordes of tourists. My only issue was an annoying router which constantly dropped off line making it necessary to continually go outside the unit to get the internet. They have quite acceptable satellite nbn service but their wifi east continually failed. It was a shame as the stay was otherwise perfect. Providers need to be aware a guest rightly expects the wifi to be right every time. It’s hardly a luxury as many guests must work .

Spent 5 nights of luxury, relaxation, fine dining and fantastic service from all the staff at Arajilla. Nothing was to much trouble we felt very welcome, the island simply beautiful, the surrounding reefs are pristine and environmental tours showed us great places to snorkel. We came home feeling totally rejuvenated and would recommend Lord Howe Island and Arajilla to anyone.

Just returned from an enjoyable and relaxing 5 nights at Arajilla. The friendly staff and laid back atmosphere of the island gets you into holiday moment very quickly after you land on the island. We stayed in a Banyan suite which you reach by elevated timber walkways which meander through the beautiful palm gardens. We enjoyed the room's upstairs lounge area as it is nice to sit down to watch TV or play a game not sitting on your bed. The staff can't do enough for you, providing information and ringing to arrange your tours. Everything is thought of - bikes with helmets beach towels beach chairs umbrella snorkelling gear fly spray transport wherever you want DVD games etc. The meals are quite something - choice of 2 entrees and 2 mains with desert each night and pre dinner drinks. Lunches are more limited with a choice sandwiches and a special but they are always happy to alter if desired. The best lunches are the BBQs delivered to wherever you want on the island. Thank you to everyone at Arajilla for a wonderful holiday.

I visited this island for 3 days with my friend. During my visit we saw few people so we felt like all natures were mine. was really quiet. nature was really like what was like, not customized for tourist. We saw beautiful coral sea

We had 5 days in this beautiful spot recently. The location just metres from Old Settlement Beach is perfect and the resort itself is wonderful. We stayed in a Banyan suite with an upstairs lounge area which gave us more space to enjoy when the sun wasn’t shining. What makes this resort special is the friendly staff for whom nothing is too much trouble. To be greeted warmly each morning and evening with questions about our day showed that they genuinely cared about their guests. The food was fabulous and always beautifully presented. As supplies only arrive every 2 weeks I don’t know how they manage to provide gourmet meals. BBQ hampers delivered to your favourite beachside picnic spot help make the day very relaxing. Bikes at your doorstep, snorkelling gear on your deck, backpacks, beach bags and umbrellas provided; nothing is overlooked. Thank you Arajilla for a most enjoyable holiday. We shall return.

Stayed 7 nights on our honeymoon. Location was lovely. Lord Howe itself was a stunning place. Service was excellent, everything well taken care of. Meals modest in size but well prepared and variety was good over our weeks stay. And the meal sizes stopped us paying the price of weight gain! Stayed in a room with mezzanine living area and was great to have the extra space. Tip: luxury escapes special improved affordability significantly- it was an extravagance but Lord Howe itself is expensive as you might expect with visitor numbers set at around 400. Highly recommend this resort.

Old Setlement Beach Lord Howe Island NSW

Hotel highlights

  • Free full breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Within a short distance of Arajilla Retreat are Neds Beach and Lagoon Beach. This 4.5-star hotel has 12 guestrooms and offers conveniences like free breakfast, a full-service spa, and free in-room WiFi.


Free full breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning. Explore the hotel and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service.


Guests can expect to find free WiFi and a TV with a DVD player. The Select Comfort bed provides a full night's sleep and the bathroom offers hair dryers. Other standard amenities include a balcony, a sitting area, and a minibar.

Property features

Guests of Arajilla Retreat enjoy features like a full-service spa, free WiFi in public areas, and spa treatment rooms. Airport transportation is made easy with a free airport shuttle. Staff members are on hand to provide tour or ticket assistance, luggage storage, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Other amenities at this beach hotel include free use of bicycles, a library, and free newspapers.

Room options

Suite Kentia

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Suite Arajilla

King 2 | Sleeps 2

Suite Banyan

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

94.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 312 reviews

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.