Decadent Dining at Capella Lodge, Lord Howe Island

Capella Lodge is Lord Howe Island’s most glamorous accommodation, and its restaurant is a celebration of local produce and Pacific-inspired cuisine. Adding to that is its sublime location, with spectacular views of the island’s lagoon and iconic twin peaks, and the best spot on the island for a sunset cocktail…

Capella Lodge, Lord Howe Island - More Baillie Lodges Luxury

In a concerted effort to see more of our amazing homeland, we are visiting some of its most impressive islands.  After the stunning beauty of Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island last year, we were super keen to experience another Luxury Lodge of Australia – so this time it is the iconic Capella Lodge on World Heritage listed Lord Howe Island.

The Havannah, Efate, Vanuatu

The Havannah is Vanuatu’s most stylish adults-only resort, nestled on the waters of Havannah Harbour on Efate’s western coast. Here, watch the sun set over the islands of Lelepa and Moso, with cocktail in hand at their barefoot bar.

Rockwater Resort, Tanna, Vanuatu

Vanuatu’s newest resort, Rockwater Resort, has taken the standard of accommodation on the island of Tanna to a whole new level. Charming, eclectic and exceptionally comfortable, it is the lodging of first choice when visiting Tanna and of course Mount Yasur Volcano.

Mt Yasur Volcano, Vanuatu - How to Get There

Mount Yasur Volcano is a wonder of nature - an opportunity to get up close and personal with a very active volcano. It is a thrilling experience - visceral and surreal. But despite its accessibility, it is not yet well visited, with only a small number of tourists venturing here each year. Read this article to find out how to be among the few to have experienced this amazing spectacle… 

Why Visit Vanuatu's Mt Yasur Volcano

Mount Yasur Volcano, on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu, is one of the world’s most accessible active volcanos.  It is an amazing natural phenomenon, awe-inspiring in its power and proclivity, and yet somehow (fortuitously) it has not yet become the tourist mecca that it deserves to be.  In our journey to Vanuatu, visiting Mount Yasur Volcano proved to be the highlight of our trip…

Destination Vanuatu

The tropical islands of the Pacific have long been a magnet for travellers – swaying coconut palms, aquamarine lagoons, balmy weather and chic beachside resorts.  Trying to choose between them is an exercise in pleasant futility – all are enticing and appeal in a multitude of ways.  But for our recent sojourn in the South Pacific, the combination of beach-combing bliss plus a healthy dose of adventure, including the opportunity to visit the world’s most accessible active volcano, swayed us in favour of Vanuatu… 

Luxury Travel in Greenland

There’s an old traveller’s adage – “when you’ve been everywhere else, there’s always Greenland…”  This may be harsh, as Greenland has always had significant appeal for those who are adventurous of heart, and has appeared on the traveller’s radar more and more in recent years.  But can it appeal to those looking for luxury adventure?

Stop over in Copenhagen at Hotel 71 Nyhavn

Our latest adventure is focused on the remote locations of Greenland, Iceland and the Faroe Islands. But of course to get there, we are passing through the Danish capital Copenhagen, and so a suitably stylish and comfortable hotel, in a happening location of course, was on the agenda. And our choice, Hotel 71 Nyhavn located in the heart of the Nyhavn waterfront, canal and entertainment district.

As they say ... When You've Been Everywhere Else, there's Always Greenland…

We are off on another adventure, and this one is a little off the beaten path – we are heading to Greenland & The Faroe Islands…

Why Greenland? – No, we haven't been "everywhere" else.  Though we are working on it!

But with its vast untouched landscapes, epic ice-cap, towering icebergs and calving glaciers, plus a smattering of truly unique lodges, it looks like an awe-inspiring destination.

And why the Faroe Islands? – because they just look amazing!