Formed from a volcanic eruption millions of years ago, Lord Howe Island allows only 400 visitors at any given time to preserve its peaceful seclusion and lush natural beauty. Perhaps you fancy a mountain hike, scuba diving, and surfing, or you prefer a relaxing day at the spa followed by a walk along one of the island’s many beaches—there is something for everyone at this natural paradise on the Tasman Sea. Visit the Capella Lodge Restaurant for a menu that changes daily, including fresh local seafood and organic island greens. Stunning ocean views await you in one of Capella’s contemporary suites, where your day might start with a rainshower and end with sensory turndown service.
With room for a maximum of 20 guests at once, Capella Lodge is sure to provide guests with tranquility and privacy throughout their stay. Visitors can surf or snorkel in the world’s southernmost coral reef, take a walk with renowned naturalist Ian Hutton, or lounge on the pristine sands of Lover’s Bay. After a full day of adventure, enjoy the serenity of your suite, with exclusive amenities such as rain showers, mini-bar, music system, and plush bathrobes. Living the island life has never felt so luxurious.
Both Capella Suite (148 ft2) feature high ceilings and wood floors, king beds, and a spacious outdoor deck with a comfortable daybed for enjoying the island breeze. Guests can take in expansive ocean and mountain views right from their room, while enjoying quality amenities such as a Bose sound system and fully-stocked mini-bar. The ensuite bathroom with oversized shower and slab vanity offers a bathing experience that is equally luxurious and relaxing. Sleeps one or two guests with 1 King or 2 Singles.
Enjoy a more spacious accommodation with one of the four Lagoon Lofts (196 ft2), a dual-level suite with king bedroom upstairs and living area downstairs. Both levels feature a private deck perfect for enjoying the pristine lagoon views and island breezes. With designs by Cloth’s Julie Paterson, guests are invited to unwind in a true beach-house style loft. After a sunny day at the beach, delight in a rain shower with Capella Spa bath products, or a pre-dinner refreshment from your minibar. Sleeps up to three guests with 1 King and 1 Single.
For an unforgettable experience, the supreme Lidgbird Pavilion (393ft2) is the best Capella Lodge has to offer. A wraparound veranda offers panoramic views of the ocean and mountains, and outdoor decks on both levels feature daybeds, an outdoor rainshower, and a private plunge pool for the ultimate luxury experience. At sunset, enjoy complimentary canapés and cocktails out on the deck. With exclusive use of an electric buggy and a private dining options, the Pavilion is perfect for any special occasion. The basalt-tiled bathroom is equipped with dual stone slab vanities, a rainshower, wood benches, and Capella Spa bath products. In addition to Capella’s standard quality amenities, guests of the Lidgbird can enjoy personal laptop access, a complimentary minibar, and original furnishings and décor. Sleeps up to three guests with 1 King and optional Single.
With airy high ceilings and marine-inspired décor, the Catalina Suite (213 ft2) creates the island vibe before you even step outside. It is ideal for families or small groups, with a separate king bedroom and daybeds in the lounge area that convert into single beds during turndown service. Guests can enjoy Capella Spa products in the basalt-walled ensuite bathroom, or take in the ocean view from the daybed on the private deck. Sleeps up to four guests with 1 King and 2 Singles. Capella Lodge welcomes families with children ten years or older.
The one-of-a-kind Makambo Loft (295 ft2) connects two levels with a red-spiral staircase. Funky, bright décor accentuates a spacious king bedroom and a downstairs living area. Expansive outdoor decks on both floors boast a hanging basket chair and a private plunge spa, a perfect spot for enjoying views of Mounts Gower and Lidgbird. Capella’s quality amenities include a Bose sound system, Capella Spa bath products, oversized rain shower, minibar, free wifi, and turndown service.
Dining at Capella Lodge is an extension of the island’s natural allure. With an airy, open format, guests can soak in breathtaking views over a delicious meal prepared under the direction of Executive Chef Cooper Dickson. Pacific-themed daily menus feature fresh catches and locally sourced, seasonal items, including island-grown produce. Included in your Capella Lodge rate is a full breakfast, a multi-course gourmet dinner, an open bar nightly from 6pm, canapés, and premium alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages. For lunch, guests may opt for a beachside picnic over traditional indoor dining.
An inviting, friendly atmosphere greets guests all day at the Capella Restaurant & Bar. Whether enjoying fresh pastries for breakfast or local kingfish tuna and squid for dinner, the Capella Lodge’s main dining hub aims to please every guest. Before dinner, watch the sunset from Gowers Terrace and perhaps sample a local Australian wine. For guests of the Lidgbird Pavilion, private in-room dinner is available.
Capella Lodge makes it easy to enjoy all that Lord Howe Island has to offer. From the majestic Ball’s Pyramid to Ned’s Beach rich with marine life to stunning Mt. Gower, the island’s natural attractions beckon. For a slower pace, lounge on the shores of crystal blue waters or indulge yourself at the Capella Spa. Included in your rate are several activities such as mountain bikes, snorkeling equipment, backpacks for exploring, and an electric buggy. For an additional fee, enjoy a glass bottom boat ride, surfing, scuba diving, and much more.
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After a morning spent exploring Lord Howe’s natural beauty, recuperate and rejuvenate at the Capella Spa. A warm and welcoming atmosphere awaits you, with various soothing treatments to choose from.
The Capella Spa exclusively uses Li’Tya products, a set of natural treatments that draw inspiration from Australian nature to help you harmonize physical and mental wellbeing. Choose the Gower’s Foot Therapy to soothe aching feet post-climb foot, or a hot basalt stone massage to dissolve blockages and ease muscle tension. Choose from a package, such as the Mala Mayi, which combines Mapi mud body therapy with a rhythmic Kodo massage. Visit reception to book your spa treatment at any time.