With just nine relaxed colonial-style suites at the lodge, you don’t have to worry about fighting for a lounger
Stay four nights and pay for three at Capella Lodge, Lord Howe Island in New South Wales
If you really want to get away from it all, head to the Capella Lodge at Lord Howe Island. Feel all those annoying daily stresses just fade away as you look out onto picturesque mountains, take a dip in a turquoise lagoon and go for a stroll along the private beach.
With just nine relaxed colonial-style suites at the lodge, you don’t have to worry about fighting for a lounger. You are guaranteed to find your own quiet space on this tropical island.
You can kick back in your suite, or if you would prefer to burn some calories you can go hiking or biking through the lush landscape. Or if you want to make a splash you can kayak or snorkel along the reef.
After working up an appetite, you can then book a table at the restaurant where you can indulge in an array of mouthwatering dishes that include freshly caught fish and foraged local herbs. Or you can ask the chefs if they will pack a picnic for you, which you can take on your adventures.
And you don’t have to feel guilty about indulging in this patch of paradise, as the island employs numerous eco-friendly programmes, such as recycling rainwater and using solar power. The lodge is also helping to introduce native plant species to the land that was once used for farming. The lodge also invites you to join its naturalist and find more about the wildlife on the island.
It’s clear that a trip to Lord Howe Island is a real treat. And even more so, when they are giving you an extra night for free!