This was our first trip to Lord Howe Island and we were blown away. Only 2 hours from Sydney by plane and no transfer time on arrival (tiny island) so perfect for a weekend away. Unspoilt, no cars etc (no mobile phones either!)
Capella Lodge is gorgeous. Amazing views. We were there in winter but weather was gorgeous so lots to do. I imagine if the weather was bad it would be quite limited. We hiked around the unspoilt island, had picnics, bbq's (all organised impeccably by Capella). Never saw one piece of rubbish or many other people. Idyllic.
Its pricey so we stayed in the standard suite which was good. Not much space but beautifully done and lovely view. Very private. But since staying seems we are in the Capella club and keep being offered good deals/upgrades on subsequent stays.
Communal areas gorgeous, stunning views from dining room etc. Food good, good choice as well for size of place. Breakfast and dinner in price.
Staff good and very helpful. Although head honchos not very evident.
Would definitely return - Lord Howe Island real treasure in today's trashed world and Capella makes it a very comfy stay. Not sure I would take kids but people do. It was just perfect for a romantic getaway.More