A close-kept secret among stylish insiders, Capella Lodge is Lord Howe Island’s premium luxury retreat. A short flight from Australia’s east coast transports visitors to a real ‘treasure island’, a paradise lost in time and perfectly preserved. 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-droppingly dramatic Mounts Gower and Lidgbird. A feeling of relaxed sophistication flows throughout with beach-chic furnishings, islandthemed 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 simple pleasure of a long and lazy barbecue lunch enjoyed alfresco is a favourite Lord Howe tradition with fish feeding on the white gold sands of Neds Beach not to be missed. The verdant World Heritage site is a paradise of rainforests, reefs and beaches and is home to hundreds of rare and endemic species. Walking tracks scope subtropical forests and remote coves alive with magnificent birdlife. Down below, the world’s southern-most coral reef is ablaze with kaleidoscopic colour and a riot of fish, perfect to discover by snorkel or glass bottom-boat. Inspired by the carefree spirit of the Australian beach house, Capella Lodge brings the ultimate castaway escape to life.

Capella Lodge sets world-class standards of exclusive luxury on Lord Howe.

‘One explanation for the almost Edenic purity of Lord Howe…is that visitors are capped to a minimum of 400 at a time, a lucky 20 of whom get to stay at Capella Lodge, an unexpectedly luxurious yet laid-back hideaway.’ Marion Hume, Time Magazine

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