Capella Lodge is Lord Howe Island's premium, luxury retreat. Gently melding modern design into glorious natural surroundings, Capella's underplayed raw-teak-and-white-linen aesthetic lets the true star shine: views of the jaw dropping dramatic Mounts Gower and Lidgbird. A feeling of relaxed sophistication flows throughout with beach-chic furnishings, island-themed artworks and kentia palm fringed decks creating an easy ambience and barefoot luxury. Fine dining is a drawcard and the innovative menu showcases a bounty of local seafood and fresh regional produce. The verdant World Heritage site is a paradise of rainforests, reefs and beaches and is home to hundreds of rare and endemic species. Take to mountain walks, relax on white sandy beaches and explore the riot of submarine colour in the world's southernmost coral reef. Nine contemporary, island-styled suites provide a private retreat, stylishly appointed with fine linens, bespoke furnishings and commissioned artworks while a well-stocked in-suite bar offers a range of gourmet treats for lazily indulgent moments. Inspired by the carefree spirit of the authentic Australian beach house and refreshingly off the radar, Capella Lodge brings the ultimate castaway escape to life.
With a flowing single level design offering cameo views of the ocean and mountains, the Capella Suite features king or optional twin bedding, integrated lounge area and private outdoor deck. High ceilings and marine finishes create a beach house feel, a sense of cool airiness in this subtropical paradise, Lord Howe kentia palms waving outside.
The popular Lagoon Loft is a comfortable mezzanine style suite with king bedroom upstairs, living area downstairs and private decks on both levels to while away the hours in comfort. Generous living area daybeds can convert to one or two single beds at evening turndown for additional guests on request. Views are sensational from the upper level and extend to the reef-fringed lagoon, ocean and to the mountains rising ahead. Lagoon Lofts are ideal for up to three adults or a family of four with younger children.
Perfect for a small family or friends relaxing together, the generous single level Catalina Suite with king bedroom also features a separate lounge area with day beds that can convert to two single beds on evening turndown on request. Flexible bedding options also allow four single beds. Inspired by the lofty heights of the mountains just outside, vaulted white ceilings and marine finishes create a cool and airy feel to this suite with spacious outdoor deck and daybed adding to the serene sense of leisure.
A fun and funky mezzanine suite capturing the laid back seafaring spirit of Lord Howe Island. The Makambo Loft captures mesmerising views of the vertiginous twin peaked mountains. The suite features a generous upstairs king sleeping area and private wraparound balcony, reached by a striking red spiral staircase and is an ideal retreat for two people. Comfortable daybeds in the living area below make for a perfect chillout, or can convert on turndown to one or two single beds for additional persons. A contemporary basalt bathroom is located on the lower level. A private deck plunge spa complements the relaxed, fun-spirited sophistication of this luxe retreat.
The superlative Lidgbird Pavilion is truly awe-inspiring and perfect for that special occasion. A generous upper level bedroom area includes wrap around verandas to capture soul stirring ocean and mountain views. Sumptuous ground level living features complimentary room bar and blends seamlessly with the private outdoor area. A plunge pool beckons, with extensive decks, day beds and outdoor bathing beneath the frangipani tree. Private dining options are available and the Capella electric buggy is reserved for exclusive use.