Arcadia Village

Lonely Planet review

Arcadia village has the island's main concentration of shops, eateries and accommodation. Its main beach, Geoffrey Bay , has a reef at its southern end (DERM discourages reef walking). By far its prettiest beach is Alma Bay cove , with huge boulders tumbling into the sea. There's plenty of shade, along with picnic tables and a children's playground here.

If you head to the end of the road at Bremner Point, between Geoffrey Bay and Alma Bay, at 5pm, you can have wild rock wallabies – which have become accustomed to being fed at the same time each day – literally eating out of your hand.