Ocean View Apartments
Ocean View Apartments is one of the longest established and most popular places to stay for visitors to Lord Howe Island. The Ocean View was established more than 130 years ago, in 1876 by T B and Mary Wilson. Since that time, the apartments have been updated to a modern style offering luxury and convenience to today’s traveller, whilst still retaining the charm and originality of this magnificent accommodation.
The Ocean View is still within the hands of the original family owners, and is now operated by fifth and sixth generation Wilsons. This continuity has brought a long tradition of unique personal service and comfort, coupled with a presence in a stunning location on the island. Lagoon Beach is just minutes away, or you can head to Ned’s Beach for some snorkelling, also close by.
The apartments are located just off the main road of Lord Howe Island, close to many of the island’s popular restaurants, cafés, and the general store. However, with the facilities of the Ocean View Apartments, and the scenery as a backdrop, it is unlikely visitors will want to leave.
All of the studio and family units have kitchenette facilities, as well as a large TV, and comfortable beds. The complex itself has a saltwater swimming pool and a grass tennis court. There are also plenty of barbecues available for outside dining, and the Ocean View provides all guests with a complimentary BBQ fish pack on arrival (when available). For outside dining, they also offer a free transfer shuttle to the island’s restaurants.
The grounds of the Ocean View apartments are serene. Subtropical Kentia palms dominate the skyline, so it’s easy to find a spot of shade to relax. Guests can also check out the original homestead, which also has a pool table, tennis table, and other games in a communal lounge area.
The Ocean View offers pushbike hire, or can arrange an ocean-fishing or sightseeing tour on their luxury yacht. All gear and bait is provided, but there is an additional fee for a fishing trip. However, the fishing around Lord Howe Island is considered some of the best in the world, so it might be worth your while to check it out on your stay.