Lizard Island Resort - Great Barrier Reef. As the northernmost resort on the Great Barrier Reef, and a luxury lodge of Australia, Lizard Island is truly secluded from the rest of the world. This is just one wonderful Lizard Island fact that makes it like nowhere else. The hour flight from Cairns allows you to take in the reef's true majesty and scale, and the resort is literally on the reef - no long boat rides are needed to enjoy one of the greatest natural wonders of the world. The only resort located on a 1,013-hectare National Park and literally on the Great Barrier Reef, Lizard Island, offers seclusion and natural privacy that you will cherish.
"All-Inclusive Includes" - In every Lizard Island stay and in all of the Special Offers are the following inclusions - Luxury accommodation, gourmet meals daily, Unlimited non-alcoholic beverages, A fine selection of wine, beer, basic spirits and sparkling wine, Your own in-room mini-bar, restocked daily, Deluxe picnic hampers for private beach outings*, Access to a motorized dinghy to explore the many beaches*, Unlimited use of stand up paddle boards* Unlimited use of Clearview sea kayaks. Snorkeling gear for the duration of your stay. Please note: Lizard Island caters to children 10 years old and over.
With only 40 rooms and villas and your choice of private beaches, escape to your own private beach for a day exploring the reef, taking in the incredible nature around you, and all while never seeing another person. In a world of over 7.5 billion people – this experience is designed for just two. Exploring and experiencing Lizard Island can be enjoyed by taking part in several guided tours, either to the inner and outer reefs, the Research Station, or on nature walks and challenging hikes to the top of Cook’s Look. Alternatively, you can explore the island on a self-guided tour, taking in the beauty at your own pace. Essential Day Spa is designed as a natural extension of the resort's calm tranquility, encouraging you to relax, rejuvenate, and re-balance. Private and couple treatment rooms and a full menu of relaxing and treatments are offered. Fresh, local produce from the coast, mainland hinterland, and waters of tropical north Queensland drive the daily menu with seasonal variety and flavors inspired by the many cultures that make up the local area's melting pot. At Lizard Island, to deliver an experience is the aspiration, ambiance, and service that is warm, welcoming, professional, and passionate.
The Great Barrier Reef - Lizard Island is on the Great Barrier Reef – meaning the reef and all of its wonders are yours to explore straight off the beach or just a short boat trip away. The Great Barrier Reef spans over 2300 kilometers and is listed as one of the World's Natural Wonders. Lizard Island’s unique location on the reef places it at the center of inner and outer reef systems and fringing reefs, all forming a critical part of the ecosystem that is home to the most diverse, colorful, and intriguing marine animal and plant life.
The wonders of Lizard Island’s location means that you have the rare privilege of simply stepping off the beach and snorkeling onto parts of the reef- witnessing the wonders of Giant Clam gardens and schools of tropical fish both big (the resident Groper, Simon, is over 200 kilos and likes to hang about close to shore) and small, manta rays, turtles and coral. Literally minutes by boat from the inner and outer reef systems with many fringing reefs to stop and explore on the way. No photographs can prepare you for the wonders, colors, and diversity of marine and plant life in the waters around Lizard Island – that is why you are invited to visit and witness why Lizard Island is like nowhere else.
The Accommodations - Lizard Island presents elegant yet understated Great Barrier Reef accommodation in various rooms and suites. All of the Lizard Island Resort rooms and suites offer serene luxury and a private location on the Great Barrier Reef in which to enjoy your stay. The Villa has set a new aspiration for accommodation, privacy, and service at Lizard Island. Sleeping up to five guests, The Villa is secluded, sitting atop a ridge and commanding uninterrupted views across Sunset Beach and the Coral Sea. Perched high above the Coral Sea and set on the point of Sunset Bay, The Pavilion combines complete privacy with a spectacular 270-degree panorama of Anchor Bay, Osprey Island, and Sunset Beach.
Set in a broad sweeping arc along Anchor Bay, with easy access to the main lodge and restaurant, Beachfront Suites offer captivating sea views, and each has a private pathway leading directly to the beach. Disabled access rooms are available. Ocean View Villas are set high on Sunset Bay. Providing filtered sea views over Anchor Bay or Sunset Beach, these Villas offer privacy and easy access to a string of secluded beaches. Select Ocean View Villas have their own private plunge pool. Gardenview Rooms and Suites are located in a tropical garden setting with easy access to Anchor Bay and the beach's natural beauty.
Wine & Dine - ''Salt Water Restaurant'' - Simple and relaxed, Salt Water Restaurant is in an idyllic setting, allowing you to take full advantage of the 180-degree ocean views whilst enjoying the stunning food inspired by the freshest local produce from the waters around the island and from the hinterland of the mainland – much of which arrives on daily flights. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served at Salt Water, with menus changing daily.
''Private Beach Picnic Hampers'' - With a range of beaches to select from, you can select your own picnic basket content the night before and then following day, take your picnic by a private dinghy and motor to a beach of your choice, or have one of the Marine team drop you off and return later to collect you at a predetermined time. The true luxury of this signature Lizard Island experience is that you will have your chosen beach to yourselves. Private beach picnics are included in your Lizard Island stay.
''Degustation Beachside Dining'' - Two private beach pavilions sit on Anchor bay – each commanding spectacular views of the nightly sunsets. Here you will enjoy a 7-course degustation menu with accompanying wines. Be sure to reserve early as these are one of the most popular dining experiences on the island and book out.
''Driftwood Bar'' - In the evening, enjoy pre-dinner drinks at Driftwood where you get the chance to reconnect with others you may have met throughout the day – or – enjoy a drink watching the sunset. Lizard Island wine and beverage list is inclusive in your stay – however – if you wish to select from the much-acclaimed Cellar list – there will be an additional charge.
''Marlin Bar'' - When you arrive at the Marlin Bar, it is like stepping back in time – as the Bar remains almost untouched from its original rustic style and ambiance that has thrilled sailors, guests, and deep-sea fishermen since the 1970s. One concession to this has been introducing a wood fire pizza oven, inviting you to enjoy a stroll down the boardwalk, and enjoy authentic pizza and a glass of wine in this iconic location. Marlin Bar opens on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Monday is beef and burger night, Wednesday is pizza night, and Friday is tapas night.
''Lizard Island Food & Wine Events'' - Great food and wine is just a must to do on Lizard Island – the culinary and cellar teams have a passion for creating events where the food and wine is elevated to new heights. Partnering with guest chefs and boutique and leading vineyards – inviting you to subscribe if you would like us to share with you details of upcoming events.
Experiences - Experience Lizard Island on the reef, on land, or in the spa's tranquility. Guided and self-guided activities include snorkeling, diving, paddleboarding, kayaking, hiking, visits to the Research Centre, tennis under night lights, morning yoga on the beach, and indulgent spa treatments.