Lord Howe Island is full of phenomenal contrasts, with chiseled volcanic peaks, beautiful beaches, lush green forests and tranquil lagoons, the perfect hidden places. Lord Howe Island will always retain its pristine, natural environment because 75% of the island is preserved as a subtropical rainforest and marine park. This exquisite Island is also surrounded by gorgeous coral reef and in 1982 was added to the prestigious UNESCO World Heritage list. The only thing that could make visiting this exceptional island haven any better is staying at the enchanting Capella Lodge.
The Capella Lodge is nestled above the Islands secluded beach on Lover’s Bay. Everyone that has been lucky enough to stay here falls in love with the breathtaking views of its turquoise blue lagoon, the lush forested mountains and vast blue skies, easily seen from the Lodge’s many lounge areas, accommodations and restaurant. The restaurant charms its guests with its trendy Beach house look that delivers a unique combination of a relaxed, contemporary style with luxurious finishes. You’ll dine on a lovely combination of delicious fresh food choices while enjoying the fresh sea breezes coming through the restaurants wall of open windows; waterfront dining at its finest! If you’d prefer a picnic, you can order your lunch to go and enjoy it while you relax by the lagoon and other captivating chill out spots nestled throughout the area.
All of the accommodations at the Capella Lodge are fantastic and all blend in perfectly with the pristine environment that surrounds them. You can book suites, lofts and their new Lidgbird Pavilion which is perfect for special occasions. All the accommodations deliver a beach front ambience, beautiful furnishings and attractive embellishments. Amenities include comfortable king sized beds with exceptional linens, TV, DVD player, Bose music system, wireless internet and cozy robes and towels. You’ll also find an in-suite bar filled with tasty local treats.
From enjoying a cocktail on the lodge’s beautiful Gowers Terrace, to a leisurely swim in the horizon pool to lounging by the lagoon with a book, where ever you are, you’ll enjoy the awe inspiring back drop of the island’s spectacular variety of landscapes and hidden places, like the emerald hued pastures that meet its jewel hued reef. You’ll also have the opportunity to pamper yourself at the Capella Spa, take a glass bottom boat ride or enjoy a stroll or bike ride around this unforgettable island paradise, stopping to relax at one of the many tranquil relaxing spots.
Once you arrive at the Capella Lodge, you’ll be surprised by how quickly your stresses seem to melt away as you take in your beautiful surroundings and the joyful sounds of the nature that surrounds you. I mention this only because most of us are so used to hearing car horns, air conditioners kicking in, and people talking loudly on their cell phones. At the Capella Lodge on Lord How Island, you’ll not only be able to hear yourself think, you’ll hear the tropical birds singing, and the wind softly touching the lagoon waters; remarkable. The resorts is definitely one of the best chill out spots in Australia.
Qantaslink is the exclusive carrier to Lord Howe Island, flying into the island from Sydney. Weekend flights fly in from Brisbane, and there is a seasonal service that runs from Port Macquarie.