If you are looking for awesome romantic vacation ideas, The Capella Lodge is a luxury getaway located on Lord Howe Island off the East coast of Australia. The resort hosts no more than 20 guests at any time, has a spa facility, and scenic views of the island. The Capella Lodge provides couples with a number of choices that vary from relaxing spa treatments to eight-hour guided hikes to the top of Mt. Gower.
Scuba diving, sport fishing and environmental cruises are available aboard the Phasmid, Capella's 40 foot multipurpose vessel. All necessary fishing gear, bait and snorkeling gear is provided on board, but call ahead if you need scuba gear.
The Capella Spa will make sure your romantic vacation is a relaxing one with yoga, reiki massage, and several luxurious face and body treatments. The Dreaming is a 3 hour complete face and body treatment which includes Mala Mayi exfoliation & body wrap, Kodo massage, Paudi head massage, Capella Kamarl facial, foot treatment & water therapy.
Rooms & Suites
All suites have a bath and shower, king beds, cotton linen and towels, beach towels, bathrobes, pillow selection, CD player, TV, DVD, telephone, room bar, ceiling fan, backpacks or beach bags, and snorkelling gear. The hotel's accommodations are great as honeymoon suites.
Where to Eat
The spectacular views from the Capella Restaurant provide an excellent backdrop for all of your meals at the resort. Freshly caught local fish, regional seafood, house made pasta, boutique farmed meats, organic island greens, lodge churned ice creams and daily baked breads will tempt you at every meal.
Things to Do Nearby
There are many romantic vacation ideas to choose from on the island, including swimming, canoeing, cycling, golf, tennis, glass bottom boat rides, mountain climbing, hand feeding fish and scenic flights.
How to Get to the Resort
Qantas operates scheduled flights to Lord Howe Island in a 32 seat Boing Dash 8 aircraft. Flight time is around two hours from either Sydney or Brisbane. There is a 14kg luggage limit per person on all Lord Howe Island flights.
Rates for this vacation start from $375 AUD for a Capella Suite and $425 AUD for a Lidgbird Suite. Rates are per person per night and include breakfast, sunset drinks, a three course dinner and island airport transfers. The rates at the Capella Lodge vary according to the time of year.