Capella Lodge is celebrated as Lord Howe Island’s premium, exclusive retreat. Inspired by the carefree spirit of the Australian beach house, the lodge welcomes spectacular views of the subtropical Pacific paradise. Service is relaxed, cuisine is exceptional and the vibe is decadently laid-back – this is barefoot luxury at its best.
Combining contemporary design with glorious natural surroundings, Capella’s relaxed aesthetic lets the true stars shine: views of the ocean and Mounts Gower and Lidgbird. The restaurant offers an idyllic backdrop for dining at every occasion throughout the day, while the convivial bar and lounge areas flow to the open-air deck of Gowers Terrace complete with infinity plunge pool. The petite Capella Spa offers a chance to rejuvenate with a menu of signature treatments.
Capella Lodge has nine contemporary suites designed to reflect the Lord Howe’s pristine natural environment. Expansive floor-to-ceiling windows frame ever-changing views of the ocean and mountains complemented by bleached timbers, bespoke furnishings, island-themed textiles and specially commissioned artworks to create a feeling of understated luxury. Generous basalt stone bathrooms feature an oversized rain shower and signature spa products while a well-stocked in-suite bar offers a range of gourmet treats for lazily indulgent moments. Private decks with lounging areas take in views of ocean and mountains under the sway of Lord Howe’s endemic Kentia palms and welcome the outside in. All suites feature king beds, Bose music system, TV, DVD, telephone and wireless internet. Beach towels, bathrobes and backpacks are provided along with daily housekeeping and sensory evening turndown service.
Dining at Capella Lodge is at once refined and island-inspired. Fresh, produce-driven menus change daily to showcase local and regional ingredients including the island’s bounty of line-caught fish. Sunset drinks and canapes at the evening’s open bar cap off the day as the sun slips below the horizon. A generous selection of premium wines includes hand-chosen labels from Australia’s finest wineries.
Rates, Inclusions & Packages
Nightly rates at Capella include gourmet breakfast, sunset drinks and canapés, dinner with daily inspired menu, open bar with premium wines and spirits from 6 pm daily, non-alcoholic beverages, selected in-suite bar, mountain bikes and island airport transfers.
Note: Lunch is available in the Restaurant or as a picnic or barbecue to enjoy at an idyllic island location of choice (additional charges apply).