Capella Lodge, Australia
Lord Howe Island is one of Australia’s secret treasures, an unspoilt sanctuary which a mere 280 people are lucky enough to call home. From the moment your plane sweeps in over the island’s sea cliffs, skims across the surf break that rims the lagoon and drops you in the shadow of two dramatic volcanic peaks, you’ll be in no doubt that you have landed in paradise! The island – which is eleven kilometres long and two kilometres wide – has been recognised as an exceptional natural environment, with flora and fauna conservation beginning with the declaration of a botanic reserve in 1882 and culminating with a UNESCO World Heritage listing in 1982. Despite its feeling of remoteness, Lord Howe is easily accessible – less than a two hour flight from Sydney or Brisbane.
Located on the southern side of the island, beneath the dramatic Gower and Lidgbird Mountains and beside the dazzling waters of the Pacific Ocean, Capella Lodge has been beautifully designed to emulate a private beach hideaway. Accommodating no more than 20 guests in 9 luxurious suites, this chic retreat is the perfect luxury escape on this beautiful island. Stylish interiors feature timber floors, muted colours, white bleached shutters and custom furnishings. The visual drama is compelling; a cascade of glass plunges dramatically from a skillion roof allowing Lord Howe’s signature subtropical forests, the towering twin peaks and the jewel-toned reef to take centre stage. Gower’s Terrace is the perfect place to watch the sun sink over the South Pacific – enjoy the lounge and relaxation area which includes a wet-edge plunge pool that appears to melt into the sea and horizon.
The lodge’s contemporary style is beautifully matched with exceptional dining and first class service. Breakfast and dinner are included in the rates – and Capella’s innovative menu showcases the island’s fabulous seafood as well as homemade pastas, organic island greens, freshly baked breads and lodge-churned ice creams.
Snorkelling equipment, lagoon canoes and mountain bikes are provided for guests’ use – and endless activities are available including bush-walking, fishing and scuba-diving. Otherwise, escape to one of the pristine beaches or enjoy a massage in the Capella Spa.
Capella Lodge’s child policy welcomes children 10 years and over and 12 years and over in our Lidgbird Pavilion.
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