The Trip: Lord Howe Island

NAME Moire Berman, Manly, NSW

THE TRIP 12 days at Pinetrees Resort at Lord Howe Island

ITINERARY  

Our accommodation was first class, set in a tropical surround, comfortable beds. Everything so spick and span and the staff who are the friendliest and most helpful folks you could wish to meet – nothing was a trouble! There was also a baby-sitting service.

Where the wonderful cooks came from I know not, but the food (fresh and from the resort's own gardens) was delicious and something the 80+ guests looked forward to each night.

Breakfast had more than enough choices, lunch you could have in, or have a picnic barbecue delivered to the beach of your choice or have a picnic lunch pack if you decided to go on one of the many walks around the island. There is no Wi-Fii, TV or internet. Instead, one talked to family, made friends, read, hired a bike and rode or walked through palm tree tracks to the lovely white sanded clean sparkling beaches. We also hand-fed the many colourful fish, went snorkelling or just took time to lie back and read – Pinetrees Resort has a well-stocked library.

Each morning at breakfast the knowledgeable staff would offer advice and give you a program for the day with tidal times, temperature and wind direction. There is also a free guest laundry.

BEST BITS Being there, good company, being treated as someone special by the staff.

WORST BIT Having to leave.

BEST TIP Make your booking through Pinetrees Lord Howe Island Travel  info@pinetrees.com.au

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