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Lizard Island

Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia

Lizard Island: Exterior

Lizard Island: Exterior

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Positioned on the spectacular Great Barrier Reef, Lizard Island boasts 40 elegant rooms and suites with interiors by acclaimed designers Hecker Guthrie, atmospheric restaurants and bars, a gym, tennis court and indulgent spa. Additional facilities include a delightful freshwater swimming pool, a library and a boutique.

Lizard Island is a luxury escape like no other. The surroundings are secluded and tranquil so guests will feel a million miles from the stresses of modern life, yet there are plenty of activities and amenities for the adventurous traveller. Guests can enjoy an array of complimentary activities including beach picnics, nature trails, tennis and more. The resort is fringed by powder-white beaches and coral reefs, making it the perfect destination for world-class scuba-diving, snorkelling, fishing or simply relaxing.

Please note that from 1 September 2015, a new Environment Management Charge (EMC) has been introduced for The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Guests will be charged up to a maximum of 18 AUD per person, per stay, on check-out from Lizard Island.

  • Type:Boutique Hotel
  • Summary:Complete freedom and secluded beaches
  • Feature:Indulge and nurture yourself in the Essentia Day Spa
  • Rooms:40 Rooms & Suites
  • Location:Great Barrier Reef , Queensland , Australia
  • Star rating:5 Star
  • Nearest airport:Cairns Airport
Lizard Island
Location and transfer

One-hour scenic flight from Cairns Airport to Lizard Island's private airstrip. Please note on the service from Cairns to Lizard Island passengers are restricted to one suitcase and one small carry-on item of hand luggage each.

Holiday Enquiry

Lizard Island's range of stylish, air-conditioned guest rooms and suites nestle amongst palm-studded gardens and are tastefully decorated with calm neutral tones. All have a mini-bar, iron and ironing board, ceiling fans, hairdryer, direct dial telephone, safety deposit box, bath robes, beach towels, luxury amenities, LCD smart television, B&O sound system with Bluetooth technology, tea and coffee-making facilities, plus a daily maid service and a nightly turndown service.

Garden Room:+
  • Size: 44 m²
  • Room View: Garden views
  • Facilities: The Garden Rooms offer comfortable accommodation with a king-size bed, en-suite and private balcony with hammock and outdoor seating. They are located in a lush tropical garden, close to Anchor Bay and the Beach Club. For extra space, Garden Suites are also available and have two separate sleeping areas.
Sunset Point Villa:+
  • Size: 59 m²
  • Room View: Bushland and partial sea views
  • Facilities: Sunset Point Villas are wonderfully private, set high on Sunset Ridge with easy access to secluded beaches. Accommodation features a king-sized bed, seating area, luxury bathroom and private deck with outdoor furniture and a hammock.
Sunset Point Villa with Plunge Pool:+
  • Room View: Bushland and partial sea views
  • Facilities: Featuring the same design and amenities of the Sunset Point Villas, but with the addition of a luxury private plunge pool.
Anchor Bay Suite :+
  • Size: 87m²
  • Room View: Anchor Bay Beach View
  • Facilities: The Anchor Bay Suites feature a spacious open-plan design, with a seating area and large veranda with daybed. Each Anchor Bay Suite comes with a charming pathway leading directly to the beach. The addition of a rollaway bed means that three people can be accommodated. Bedrooms feature either a king-sized or two king-sized single beds and a luxury bathroom.
The Pavilion:+
  • Size: 177 m² (including deck)
  • Room View: Sea views
  • Facilities: On the point of Sunset Ridge, high above the Coral Sea, The Pavilion offers its guests complete privacy and panoramic views from the deck, which comprises a plunge pool, sun loungers and a day-bed area, as well as a perfectly secluded al fresco dining area, accessed via a private pathway. It features a spacious bedroom with king-size bed and rollaway bedding for additional guests and a separate living area. Guests at the Pavilion benefit from additional services and amenities, including daily sunset champagne and canapés served in their room and a deluxe fruit bowl on arrival.
The Villa:+
  • Size: 154m²
  • Room View: Sea views
  • Facilities: The ultimate luxury retreat, The Villa, is secluded from all other accommodation with breathtaking, uninterrupted sea views. The master bedroom has a king-size bed and is vastly spacious with an en-suite with luxury bath and a lounge area with Butler’s kitchen. The second bedroom also has a luxury en-suite bathroom. There is also a lounge room which opens onto an expansive deck and a private plunge pool. Guests at the Villa benefit from additional services and amenities, including daily sunset champagne and canapés served in their room, a deluxe fruit bowl on arrival and Wi-Fi access. Private dining is available in the Villa at an additional cost.

Lizard Island has a wonderful culinary offering of relaxed restaurants and bars in stunning settings.

Salt Water Restaurant :+
  • Cuisine: Modern Australian with Asian and European Influences
  • Setting: The cool and contemporary Salt Water Restaurant boasts an idyllic, beachside setting. With menus that change daily, guests can expect the freshest seafood and other local produce, infused with global flavours.
  • Dress Code: Smart/casual
  • Children's Menu: No
  • Vegetarian Menu: No
Driftwood Bar and Wine Cellar:+
  • Cuisine: Drinks
  • Setting: The Driftwood Bar features comfortable sofas and is the perfect venue to enjoy a morning coffee or tropical juice, or relaxed drinks in the evening, including fine Australian and New Zealand wines and cocktails.
  • Dress Code: Smart/casual
  • Children's Menu: No
  • Vegetarian Menu: No
Beachside Degustation Dining :+
  • Cuisine: International
  • Setting: Guests can enjoy a truly special and secluded dining experience on the beach, all the more special when the sun sets. The Chef will prepare a carefully-designed 7-course degustation menu and select the perfect wines to compliment the delicious food.
  • Dress Code: Smart/casual
  • Children's Menu: No
  • Vegetarian Menu: No

The Great Barrier Reef, one of the largest World Heritage Sites, has over one-thousand islands boasting pristine white-sand beaches and crystal-clear blue waters, which reveal an incredible underwater world teeming with colour and life. Scuba-diving and cruises to the Great Barrier Reef can easily be arranged at local charges, along with specialist dive tuition.


Children over the age of 10 years old are welcome.

Health & Fitness

The luxurious Essentia Day Spa offers a range of spa rituals and treatments inspired by nature, including the exclusive La Biosthetique skincare. Guests can choose from a variety of spa packages to relax and rejuvenate in tranquil surroundings.

In Addition

Enjoy truly unique eco-tourism experiences throughout the year at Lizard Island. For example, the month of January is a key time for Green Tree Frogs to breed, while in May, Green Sea Turtles feed all along the coastline. Fast forward to September and Humpback Whales make an appearance in the bay. The entire year is a treasure trove of animal encounters and you're unlikely to miss out, whichever month you visit.

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