Capella Lodge Lord Howe Island
Among the handful of luxury resorts on Lord Howe Island, Capella Lodge stands above the pack in several ways. Its location is hard to beat, with the twin peaks of Mount Gower and Mount Lidgbird towering above it, and the incredibly romantic Lover’s Bay spread out at its foot.
Capella Lodge is a place where sophistication, style and beauty come together in a seamless bond with the natural surroundings. The ocean, the reef and the mountains seem to run right to the doorstep of this luxury resort which is set on one of the island’s most picturesque bays.
With only nine contemporary suites at the lodge, guests get a personal experience with their hosts and the surrounding area. The architecture gets its inspiration from classic Australian beach houses, showcasing tropical barefoot luxury at its finest. The restaurant, bar and lounge areas in particular capture the immense views around the resort thanks to several clever architectural touches.
The Lodge Restaurant is widely regarded as one of the best eateries on Lord Howe Island, and Capella Lodge expands on this with its breezy open-air patio, Gower’s Terrace. An infinity pool provides plenty of incentive to stay put on a sunny day. But that’s a tough ask when you can step onto a forest path, snorkel above one of Pacific’s finest reefs or chill out on the white-sand beach.
Whichever way you spend your day, the Capella Spa will ensure your mind and body recover quickly with its interesting menu of aboriginal spa treatments inspired by Dreamtime lore. Room rates include breakfast, sunset cocktails, a three-course dinner and the use of mountain bikes whenever you like. If you really want to pamper yourself on your trip to Lord Howe Island, it doesn’t get much better than the legendary Capella Lodge.