We are planning a once in a lifetime trip to Lord Howe in early January 2014. We are divers and will probably spend most of our time underwater (I haven't looked at dive package prices yet but if we are going that far...)
We have left it rather late to book accommodation and it looks as though we don't still have the full range of options open to us. One possibility is Arajilla though I really don't think I can stomach the prices. On the other hand we are told it is holiday time and we don't want to be surrounded by screaming children (as one person has written about Pinetrees).
We don't mind self-catering or eating out rather than all-inclusive (in fact maybe better to avoid AI for the waistline and the diving). We are prepared to push the boat out a bit on accommodation as this is a special trip, but need to remember we won't be spending most of our time in our room. So what we really want is clean, quiet and comfortable, maybe with cooking facilities. A deck with nice view would be a definite bonus - but all room views we have seen on LHI accommodation websites seem to be of dense trees. Is there anywhere at all with a sea or mountain view?? We assume not (at least not in the under $1000 a night bracket, which is what we are considering).
So far we are looking at
Earl's Anchorage (may be fully booked already)
Any views on the relative merits of any of these, or any more we should consider?
Thanks very much