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Arajilla Retreat

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Arajilla Retreat

4 star hotel
Old Settlement Beach, Lagoon Road, Lord Howe Island NSW 2898, Australia
12 rooms
FREE Internet

Dive Lord Howe

PADI 5 star dive center
Walking distance
Max 6 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • Arjilla Retreat is a boutique sanctuary just footsteps from the beach, where green sea turtles loll in the shallows and swim up to say "Hi"!
  • With over 80 dive sites to choose from, crystal clear waters and an abundance of marine life you can be sure diving Lord Howe Island is nothing short of spectacular
  • Between dives, hike the island's Jurassic peaks by bike or on foot and soothe tired muscles with a post-trek Ayurvedic massage
  • Deserved winner of the TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Award 2019
  • This retreat's all-inclusive perks and breathtaking setting make it ideal for honeymooning divers and comfort-seeking explorers alike


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Booking process


Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot


We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final


You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 35%
  • 60 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 5.0% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 57 days prior to arrival
  • 35.0% will be charged if you cancel between 57 and 28 days prior to arrival
  • 100.0% will be charged if you cancel less than 28 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Arajilla Retreat

Dive Center


  • Explore this World Heritage site where warm tropical waters and cooler currents have created a rich and diverse range of marine life
  • Snorkel, dive and practise underwater photography in the shallow sparkling lagoon on the dive center's doorstep
  • You're only a 15 minute boat ride from the Admirality Islands, where you can choose from over 30 dive sites from large pinnacles and boulders to coral walls and caves
  • The dive season runs from September through to June with water temperatures ranging from 18 to 26 degrees


Dive Lord Howe is a PADI dive center operating on the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage listed island of Lord Howe, a diving paradise! 

Lord Howe Island off the east coast of Australia, just a two hour flight from Sydney or Brisbane, is one of the world's most beautiful World Heritage listed islands surrounded by a NSW marine park. Warm tropical waters and cooler currents have created a diverse range of marine life, a unique mix of both tropical and temperate water fish.

The island is one of the most clean and pristine locations in the world, and the team are involved in regular clean ups with the community and are currently removing single use plastics from the island. Plastic bags, straws, etc are not available on Lord Howe Island.

Around the dive center itself, the sparkling lagoon bordered by the world's most southern coral reef provides a great opportunity to all snorkelers, divers and underwater photographers. The average depth of these dives is 5-8 metres and with longer bottom times and an abundance of marine life it is a fantastic place to learn to dive. 

The Admiralty Islands are located to the north of Lord Howe Island approximately 15 minutes by boat from the Dive Lord Howe center. This group of volcanic formations are home to over 30 dive sites with a variety of terrain from large pinnacles and boulders to coral walls and caves. The Admiralty group is a must while on Lord Howe island as here you will find large schools of fish, rare as we'll as endemic species, beautiful soft and hard corals, crystal clear water and depths from 15 - 40 m. 


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Languages spoken

  • English

Dive Center Facilities

  • Adaptive Services Facility
  • Waterfront Location
  • House Reef
  • Dive Boat
  • Parking

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort

Resort Amenities


  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Aud)

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Food & drink

  • A La Carte
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Spa Facility
  • Massage Services

Resort Description

Arajilla Retreat is set among Lord Howe's Jurassic peaks, very close to the beach where turtles swim up to you in the warm, clear water.

Renowned for its warm service and laid back ambience, Arajilla Retreat encapsulates the very essence of Lord Howe Island, offering guests a haven of tranquility and peace.

Shrouded by banyan trees and Kentia palms, Arajilla is perfectly positioned on the northern sheltered end of the island’s lagoon, just behind Old Settlement Beach. Winding trails lead through native gardens to the sand, and through to the serene wellness spa, luxury suites and renowned restaurant. 

Explore the extraordinary scenery and wildlife of the World Heritage Lord Howe Island. Walk bush trails, climb mountains, swim, surf, snorkel, fish, cycle around the Island, play golf beneath the mountains, take it easy on a deserted beach, enjoy a massage or treatment, savour fine food and wine. 

Best of all, this tranquil blip in the Pacific Ocean can be reached by plane in under two hours from Sydney or Brisbane.

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How to get there


  • Fly to Lord Howe Island Airport. From there, the journey to the resort is just over five minutes by car. 
  • The Arajilla Retreat team will arrange to pick you up for no additional charge (flight details required in advance). 
  • There is a 14 kilo baggage allowance and travel insurance is a must.
  • Check in time is 2 pm. 


  • Check out time is 10 am. 
  • After check out, the staff will arrange to drop you back at the airport (advance notice required).


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