This luxury retreat on the World Heritage-listed Lord Howe Island, commands spectacular ocean, reef and mountain views. With only 9 intimate suites, each uniquely designed, most featuring out door hot tubs set among the magnificent Kentia Palms with an array of views. A romantic escape sure to impress your loved one!
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Offers & Booking
Capella Lodge Nightly Rates from:
Capella Suite from $2,100/night
Lagoon Loft from $2,600/night
Catalina suite from $3,100/night
Extra person from $600/night
Sunset drinks and canapés
Dinner with inspired daily menu
Open bar with premium wines and spirits from 6pm daily
Selected in-suite bar
Complimentary adult mountain bikes
Island airport transfers
Terms and conditions
- Rates are based on High Season 1 October - 15 December 2023 & 28 January 2024 - 30 April 2024
- Extra Person Rate applies to all additional guests irrespective of age (when staying in the same suite with a minimum of two persons).
- Capella Lodge welcomes children ten years and older.
- No arrivals or departures on Christmas Day.
- Capella Lodge is closed from 2 July - 25 August for it's annual winter refresh.
- Children 10 years & over permitted at this accommodation
- *Rates are subject to availability and may change without notice. Rates may differ at time of booking due to seasonality, international exchange rates and availability. For additional room types and further information on terms and conditions, please confirm with our Travel Specialists at time of booking
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.
Guests find a stylish refuge in this 45m² space, featuring such lounging treats as the addictive Danish ‘Primetime’ chair with classic Artemide Tolomeo lamp stretching above, ideal for an indulgent read in the afternoon breeze. Textural Julie Paterson wood print artworks add a distinctive ‘laid back’ Lord Howe feel to this suite.
A chic basalt-dressed ensuite offers natural sky lighting and an oversized shower with generous dual heads allowing guests to rejuvenate in the remarkably soft, pure Lord Howe rainwater. Custom Capella Spa amenities use Island botanicals and enriching marine elements to create a sensual Lord Howe bathing experience. An expansive outdoor deck with sumptuous day bed and sun lounge complete a picture of relaxed, rejuvenating island living.
Capella Suites are ideal for one or two adults.
The popular Lagoon Loft is a comfortable mezzanine style 60m² suite with king bedroom upstairs, living area downstairs and private decks on both levels. Generous living area daybeds convert to a single bed at evening turndown for an additional guest on request.
Lavish soft furnishings are custom designed by Julie Paterson of Cloth, and her woodcuts of the rare Lord Howe woodhen line the walls. Basalt bathroom with rainshower and smooth slab vanity is easily accessible from the living area.
Views are sensational from the upper level and extend to the reef-fringed lagoon, ocean and to the mountains rising ahead. The private deck areas with teak armchairs, sumptuous daybed and inviting hot tub provide a relaxed refuge, an ideal spot to unwind with a book, or to quietly contemplate the naturally calm surrounds, endemic kentia palms framing an idyllic island cameo.
Lagoon Lofts are ideal for up to three persons.
Perfect for a small family or friends travelling together, the dual level Catalina Suite offers an expansive loft-style king bedroom, ensuite bathroom and balcony on the upper floor. Downstairs features a second king bedroom (with twin bed option available), separate lounge with fireplace (converting to a single bed on request).
A luxurious basalt-walled ensuite bathroom affords easy privacy and convenience, with treats such as handmade soaps, Capella Spa toiletries and organic ceramics. Technology to keep in touch or chillout includes wireless internet connection and Bose music system. Danish ‘Prime Time’ chairs and textiles by Julie Paterson of Cloth create a sense of leisure at its most stylish.
Inspired by the lofty heights of the mountains just outside, vaulted white ceilings and marine finishes create a cool and airy feel to this 100m² suite. A generous outdoor deck flows easily to offer outdoor relaxation options including large daybed, occasional furniture and hot tub. Guests are spellbound by views of the magnificent mountains soaring above and cool ocean glimpses beyond.
The Catalina Suite is ideal for up to four persons.
Inspired by the seafaring days of Lord Howe, this premium mezzanine suite draws mesmerising views of Lord Howe’s postcard twin peaks, Mounts Gower and Lidgbird.
The 160m² suite features a generous upstairs king sleeping area with ensuite powder room, reached by a striking red spiral staircase and is an ideal retreat for two people. Daybeds in the living area below make for a perfect chillout in front of the open fireplace, or can convert on turndown to one or two single beds for additional persons. A contemporary basalt bathroom is located on the lower level.
Generous private decks on both levels with lounging furniture promote quiet contemplation of Lord Howe’s dramatic natural landscape. Fat dairy cows munch contentedly on lush green grass at the mountains’ foot; it’s a world apart.
The Makambo Loft is a superior suite and features a dash of red for fun with Mambo artist Bruce Goold’s soft furnishings and lino cuts, already a Capella design trademark in the main Lodge. Organic artwork by Cardamatis and Saad features bedside. A private deck plunge pool, outdoor shower and cabana style daybed complements the relaxed, fun-spirited sophistication of this luxury retreat.
The Makambo Loft is ideal for up to four persons.
The superlative Lidgbird Pavilion is truly awe-inspiring at 120m² and is a popular choice for a special occasion. A generous upper level bedroom area with ensuite opens to wrap around verandahs capturing panoramic views of ocean and mountains.
Sumptuous ground level living blends seamlessly with the private outdoor lounging area and features banquette lounge perfect to relax with a book, or as a bed for an additional person.
Living is decadent with in and outdoor lounging featuring custom soft furnishings and features include Tomek Campfire Table, Bang & Olufsen television and sound system and complimentary room bar. Artists Cardamatis and Saad use natural botanicals to create rhythmic, textured designs, complimented by distinctive artworks of Bruce Goold. The basalt bathroom boasts dual stone slab vanities, rainshower, extensive timber benches and Capella Spa toiletries.
A refreshing dip in the private plunge pool beckons. Extensive decks surround with daybed, rainshower and luxurious outdoor bathing in the freestanding Lotus bath beneath the frangipani tree. Private drinks and canapés delivered at sunset and a deck dining occasion are perfect options for indulging with a loved one. The Capella electric buggy is reserved for exclusive use.
The Lidgbird Pavilion is ideal for up to three persons.
About Capella Lodge, Lord Howe Island, NSW
Capella Lodge sets world-class standards of exclusive luxury on Heritage-listed Lord Howe Island. With clear views over the Pacific Ocean and the world’s southern-most coral reef, Capella Lodge rests above Lord Howe Island’s tiny, secret beach at Lovers Bay and at the foot of the imperious twin peaks, Mounts Gower and Lidgbird.
Capella Lodge is the only Island accommodation that commands spectacular views of the ocean and awe-inspiring twin peaks, Mounts Gower and Lidgbird. Featuring nine intimate and contemporary suites complementing the island’s pristine natural environment and providing a luxurious, serene refuge. With spacious, light-filled interiors and timber floors, marine ply joinery and custom furniture creating a sophisticated beach house ambience.
All suites feature king beds with superior cotton linens, music system, TV, DVD, telephone and wireless internet. An in-suite bar offers locally-sourced epicurean treats. Reflecting the sheer rise of the mountainous cliffs beyond, basalt stone features in striking ensuite bathrooms, an oversized rain shower and island-inspired Capella Spa toiletries invite guests to relax and revitalise.
Beach towels, bathrobes and backpacks are provided along with daily housekeeping and sensory evening turndown service. Capella has all the hallmarks of luxe beachside living, ensuring guests have the treasured opportunity to relax and experience the best of island life.
The lodge features a rejuvenating Spa, a superb restaurant & bar with floor to ceiling windows offering mesmerising views of the mountains and ocean and offer fresh, regional produce showcased in every menu, with a light, island-style combination of flavours to refresh and invigorate. A combination of indoor and outdoor lounge areas – The Kentia Lounge is a quiet space for reading, while outside Gowers Terrace invites a swim or a laze in the afternoon sun.
Location & How To Get There
Qantaslink operates regular daily two-hour flights from Sydney to Lord Howe Island. Aircraft are the Bombardier Dash 8-200 turboprop which seat up to 32 passengers.
Checked baggage needs to weigh 14kg or under for guaranteed transfer, though total checked luggage of up to 23kg is permitted and best divided among two or more bags in case the second is laid off until a later flight. An additional 7kg carry on luggage is permitted.
Eastern Air Services operates flights to Lord Howe Island from Port Macquarie, Newcastle and the Gold Coast. Charter flights are also an option, although limited to smaller aircraft and not suitable for helicopters.