Splash in style

Not just for fish fanatics, Lord Howe Island continues to impress as an ideal retreat for an underwater wander and on-ground indulgence.

Fans of the underwater world and a touch of luxury need look no further than secluded Arajilla Retreat set on the lush, World Heritage-listed Lord Howe Island.

Under a canopy of banyan trees and palms at the northern end of the island on Old Settlement Beach, guests can now enjoy a four-day dive package, complete with PADI Dive Certification.

After only a couple of hours’ flight from Sydney or Brisbane, visitors can enjoy inclusive airport transfers to this holiday oasis and choose from either spacious one-bedroom or family friendly two-bedroom suites.

Join highly experienced local divers during six dives and explore the thriving reefs of this marine sanctuary, home to more than 490 different species of fish.

Four nights accommodation and all meals – including gourmet breakfasts, light lunches, three-course dinners and drinks – come as part of the deal, with the choice to dine at Arajilla’s newly redesigned restaurant (by top Sydney-based interior designer, Bridget Tyer).

Since all your diving equipment is also provided, this leaves room in your suitcase for a favourite book, your tennis shorts or even some fishing gear.

Or if being pampered is more your thing after a day’s dive, visit Arajilla’s newly finished Day Spa and enjoy a facial or massage in the shade of a traditional Mongolian yurt.

Arajilla Retreat is open year round, with four-day packages beginning at $2770 per person. Check out www.arajilla.com.au for more info.

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