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The place to stay on Lord Howe Island is Capella Lodge. It is a hotel of the highest standard and a very special place to spend a few days.
Capella Lodges's nine suites are designed in the style of sophisticated beach houses that compliment the lodge's contemporary style. It is all rather funky and chic with designer furniture and fittings. All of the suites are designed to blend in with the surrounds. All are spacious and light filled and feature timber floors, marine ply joinery and custom furniture pieces that create a sophisticated beach house ambience.
Capella Lodge is also the best place to eat on the island, serving contemporary Pacific cuisine in a restaurant offering spectacular views of the lagoon and mountains. Breakfast and a gourmet dinner are always included in the cost giving you a good excuse to indulge each evening.
In terms of the facilities at Capella Lodge, there is a pool, a spa, a bar and lounge area. But the main joy here is getting out and about to explore the island both above and below the waves. Activities on offer include exploring the island by bike or on foot, snorkelling or boating trips, just relaxing in the tranquil surroundings and of course diving - a maximum of just 400 visitors are allowed at any time on Lord Howe Island - making it a very intimate experience.
Why we love it
Capella Lodge, overlooking idyllic Lover's Bay, is the only five star property on Lord Howe Island, with accommodation for no more than 20 guests.