Our Capella Lodge, Lord Howe Island Experience
I will keep this short and sweet, as I could type pages and pages of our latest experience @capellalodge in Lord Howe Island. Only a short, two hour flight from Sydney and we were there. Instantly you notice the landscape and the unique birds to the island. Our room aka Lidgbird Pavilion was truly awe-inspiring (at 120m² it was more like an apartment!). A generous upper level bedroom area with ensuite that opens up to wrap around verandahs capturing panoramic views of ocean and mountains. Best of all, a private outdoor bath, shower and plunge pool.
Breakfast and dinner inclusive. All alcohol after 6pm (and yes you can chose any bottle of wine on the list and trust me, I love good wine and this list is impressive!). White/red wine and a full fridge in your room of a great variety of juices/coconut water, milk for coffee and topped up every day. My favourite was the freshly made canapés and 'cocktail of the day', brought to your room every evening to graze and sip on as you get ready for dinner.
Every day there is something different to do. With our complimentary 'golf buggy' we were able to visit every inch of the small island (only 14.55km!), we snorkeled, saw turtles in the glass bottom boat, took a bird tour, cooked our own private beach BBQ and walked some of the many many trails. It's the perfect island for either relaxing all day long with a drink in hand, or to pushing yourself hard (yes I was very red faced!) to get to the top of the mountains to see the fabulous view from the lookout.
We had exquisite food, every meal we were surprised with the quality of the food, we couldn't believe we weren't sitting at one of top 'Chefs Hat' restaurants in Australia. A big congrats to the two chefs, a true talent!
If Lord Howe Island is not on your #bucketlist it needs to be, it's an incredible experience and one we'll never forget. This is luxury at its best.
Thanks to Capella Lodge and their lovely team for making us feel like 'royalty'. We will definately be back.
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Katie + James