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.
Guests are captivated by mesmerising views of the mountains and turquoise lagoon stretching to the horizon from the Lodge’s indoor and outdoor lounging areas, the restaurant and suites. A clever, contemporary architectural design features an open-plan bar, restaurant and lounge to create an easy living, flow-though feel; skillion roofs and floor to ceiling windows welcome the outside in.
The restaurant throws open its windows to catch the sea breeze and the scent of frangipani. Interiors are Lord Howe beach-house chic; washed wood and luxe organic finishes combine with modern mariner and Lord Howe kentia-themed Bruce Goold furnishings to create a relaxed, contemporary style and streamlined luxury.
From the expansive Gowers Terrace, a dip in the horizon pool or lounging with a book or a loved one carries a spectacular backdrop of mountains and subtropical forests, of green pastures running to the jewel-toned reef. Guests relax with sunset drinks as the sun dips over the horizon.
Capella Lodge is an intriguing mix of international sophistication and Australian understatement, designed to emulate a private beach hideaway.
Janine McCulloch, Slow Coasting
Lord Howe Luxe | Stay 7 Pay 6 Bonus Offer
Get away and enjoy a complimentary night with our Stay 7 Pay 6 offer + bonus French Champagne and Capella Spa treatment vouchers. Lord Howe Luxe! Valid for stays 1 April – 31 October 2014 inclusive. > more
Baillie Lodges Newsletter
Read the latest in luxe_essential*, Baillie Lodges’ newsletter and a roundup of news and events at Capella Lodge, Longitude 131° and Southern Ocean Lodge. > more
Luxury Lodges of Australia
Capella Lodge is honoured as a ‘first 15’ founding member of Luxury Lodges of Australia, a collection of luxury lodges in extraordinary Australian destinations. > more
Southern Ocean Lodge
A big sister to Capella Lodge, Southern Ocean Lodge has inspired overwhelming local and international acclaim on the rugged clifftops of the wildly beautiful Kangaroo Island. > more
Wildlife meets the good life
With Capella as luxe base camp, Helen Anderson met a cast of thousands. Read on to enjoy her recent article in the Sydney Morning Herald > more
From island to outback...
Longitude 131°, the acclaimed luxury wilderness camp overlooking fabled outback icon Uluru joined the Baillie Lodges collection in 2013. It’s the quintessential experience of the Red Centre… >more
Watch our short film and see how good life can be! Celebrated as an ode to understated luxury on the subtropical island haven, this is barefoot luxury at its best! > more