Lizard Island Resort
During his epic voyage of 1770, Captain James Cook climbed the peak on Lizard Island to chart a course out to sea through the maze of reefs which confronted him. Today Lizard Island offers an escape of a different kind. A unique holiday on the Great Barrier Reef's northern most island resort.
Lizard Island is truly secluded from the rest of the world. With 24 powdery-white beaches and 40 luxurious suites, it is the most northern resort in tropical Queensland and is located directly on the Great Barrier Reef.
A National Park covering 1,013 hectares with 24 sandy beaches and a lagoon, Lizard Island is accessible only by private charter from Cairns Airport in northern Queensland, Australia. Cairns Airport is accessible from all major Australian airports and directly from some cities in Asia.
The island is reserved for the fortunate few who will experience an unforgettable holiday like no other. Enjoy secluded picnics and sunset beach degustation on private beaches, five star cuisine in the beautiful Salt Water restaurant and indulgent spa treatments in the Essentia Day Spa. Relax in style in premium accommodation and take in the wonders of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef – right on your doorstep.
One of Australia‘s natural treasures...
Here you can snorkel off a secluded beach to discover a garden of giant clams, many a metre long and some reputed to be over 120 years old. And there are 23 more soft, powdery white beaches just waiting to be explored. Lizard Island is renowned for its diving. At the world famous 'Cod Hole', you'll come face to face with a massive yet curious Potato Cod swimming right up to inspect you with child-like curiosity.
Whilst the fish may not respect your privacy, we certainly will. In fact, we'll pack a picnic lunch for two and guide you to a 'private beach' to enjoy this magic location undisturbed.
There are many magnificent walks, and on at least one you can expect to glimpse a Monitor, the lizard after which the island was named. Healthy appetites are then rewarded with superb dining - fresh local produce prepared with European and Asian influence.
You'll find all meals and most activities are included in the tariff and although remote, access is easy.
Lizard Island Accommodation - The Pavilion
Sunset Point Villa Interior
Sunset Point Villas are set high on Sunset Ridge amongst native eucalyptus bushland. Providing filtered sea views over Anchor Bay or Sunset Beach, these Villas offer privacy and easy access to a string of secluded beaches. Each Villa has a private deck with comfortable Australian timber squatter chairs and a hammock. Inside, the mix of colours and textures creates a calm retreat with the surrounding coastal bushland the inspiration for the understated and elegant design.
Anchor Bay Suite
Set in a broad sweeping arc along Anchor Bay, with easy access to the main Lodge, Anchor Bay Suites offer captivating sea views and each has a pathway leading directly to the beach. Seamlessly blending indoors and out in an elegant and spacious open plan design, a large verandah with daybed is one of the many designer comforts.
Anchor Bay Rooms
Located in a tropical garden setting with easy access to Anchor Bay and the beach, Anchor Bay Rooms have a private balcony with hammock. Interiors are compact but comfortable. Family Rooms offer two separate sleeping areas.
- Limited foreign exchange and travellers cheque facilities. (personal cheques are not accepted)
- Book and games library
- Freshwater swimming pool
- Tennis court - night & day (equipment supplied)
- Daily laundry service (dry cleaning service is not available)
- The Pavilion Day Spa offering a range of massages, facials and other body treatments.
- Catamarans, paddle skis & sailboards
- Glass bottom boat trips
- Motorised dinghies
- Snorkelling equipment and lessons
- Tennis - day & night (equipment supplied)
- Picnic hampers for beachside lunches
- Self-guided island walks and nature trails
Other Activities (charges apply)
- Diving and snorkelling trips to the inner or outer Reef
- Diving tuition - limited
- Night diving
- Full or half day private game fishing on MV Coocoran (Black Marlin season is from September to November)
- Pavilion Spa treatments
- Research station tours
- Lizard Island Dive & Fishing Charters
This open verandah restaurant overlooks the beach and ocean in an intimate setting for a la carte breakfast, lunch and dinner. Lizard cuisine showcases the finest local produce with emphasis on local seafood, lush tropical fruits, premium product and the diversity of cultures that have shaped the Australian food scene. The menu changes daily, while guests are welcome to request special dishes. Gourmet picnic hampers for beachside outings are available on request daily. Please advise of any special dietary needs in advance.
The essence of Lizard Island is infused in every spa treatment at the Azure Spa. The Island's timeless beauty, its pristine white sands and tranquil clear blue waters are at once the inspiration and foundation of many of its signature treatments. The Azure Spa offers a range of treatments that fuse ancient secrets and essential elements with therapies designed to provide total harmony between health, beauty and nature.
Each therapy is a blend of marine and other natural elements designed to balance the physical and emotional body and refresh the mind and spirit.
We are all instinctively drawn to the sea and this is why we choose to use Phytomer with 100% marine ingredients that allow you to embrace the re-mineralising, balancing and relaxing virtues of the sea.
Lizard Island Climate
Tropical climate, average year-round temperature of approximately 27 degrees Celsius (80 degrees Fahrenheit).
Regular flights are available from all major Australian capital cities to Lizard Island via Cairns with Qantas and Virgin Blue.
Hinterland Aviation operates the connecting flights between Cairns and Lizard Island, flights take approximately 60 minutes. If you would prefer a transfer to meet your schedule, charter flights can be organised.
Cairns to Lizard 11am, 2pm
Return: 12.30pm, 15.25pm
Lizard Island Resort
Australia's most northerly island resort on the Great Barrier Reef - has undergone a soft refurbishment. The renovation, completed by interior architects Pike Withers, sees a fresh look for the Lodge Bar and Osprey's Restaurant, plus new furnishings for the Anchor Bay Suites and Sunset Point Villas.
Stay 5 Nights Pay 4 Special
Immerse yourself in the natural wonders of Lizard Island’s stunning location. Explore 24 private beaches accessible by private dinghy, dive or snorkel directly on the Great Barrier Reef, or simply relax beside your private plunge pool, which are a new feature of some suites.
Book 5 nights in paradise and you'll only pay for 4! Conditions apply*.
|Room Type||Rates from|
|Beach View Room||$1,695|
|Beach View Suite||$1,835|
|Sunset Point Villa||$2,125|
|Sunset Point Villa with Pool||$2,295|
|Anchor Bay Suite||$2,395|
All rates are per room, per night and quoted in Australian dollars and inclusive of GST. An additional Environmental Management Charge of $6 per person per day to a maximum of $18 per person per stay will be charged. Above rates are valid for travel until 31Mar16, increased seasonal rates apply for travel during holiday periods including 18Dec15 to 10Jan16 where a 3 night minimum also applies. Please be advised that Lizard Island will undergo a seasonal closure from 01Feb16 until 15Feb16.
*Valid for travel until 31Mar16. Valid for new bookings and not combinable with any other offer, subject to availability and further conditions may apply, please ask your travel specialist for details. Valid for sale until 31Dec15.
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