The Experience

Lizard Island

Outstanding in every respect, the unique pleasures of Lizard Island have created an idyllic retreat second to none. Australia’s northernmost resort, Lizard is located right on the spectacular Great Barrier Reef, fringed with colourful coral reefs and 24 powdery white beaches. It is little wonder that this tranquil escape has won a host of prestigious national and international awards for excellence. Lizard truly is one of a kind.

Each of the 40 villas on Lizard Island is elegant and spacious, with either ocean or beach views.  Amenities and facilities include air-conditioning, CD player, fully stocked mini-bar, beach towels, iron & ironing board, ceiling fans, aromatherapy oil burner, tea & coffee making facilities, umbrellas, private deck, work desk, modem access, bath robes, hair dryers, and evening turndown service.

This spacious open verandah restaurant, Ospreys, has a spectacular vantage over Anchor Bay and Osprey Island offering an intimate setting for a la carte breakfast, lunch and dinner. Lizard’s cuisine showcases the finest local produce with an emphasis on exotic local seafood, lush tropical fruits, premium product and the diversity of cultures that have shaped the Australian food scene. Menus change daily, while guests are welcome to request special dishes. Gourmet picnic hampers for beachside outings are available on request daily.

The resort’s relaxed lounge is open all day. It is comprehensively stocked with Australian and imported beers, imported champagnes and a quality selection of Australian wines and the world’s best spirits and liqueurs.

Services and facilities include a freshwater swimming pool, tennis court (day & night), daily laundry service, safety deposit facilities, postal service, gymnasium and Guest Departure Lounge with broadband internet access.  Mobile phone coverage is not available on Lizard Island.

Sensational diving opportunities abound around this Marine National Park, including the famous Cod Hole, where you’ll come face to face with a massive, yet curious Potato Cod swimming right up to inspect you with child-like curiosity.  Snorkellers are rewarded with coral gardens, brightly coloured tropical fish and giant clams just moments from the island’s beaches. Discover secluded, pristine beaches by foot or by motorised dinghy with a gourmet picnic just for two. Fishing enthusiasts can charter the “Fascination” for a day of exhilarating game fishing. Try bushwalking, sailing, a glass bottom boat trip, or perhaps indulge in the serenity and relaxation of a pampering treatment at the luxurious Azure Spa.

Children 12 years and under are not catered for on Lizard Island.

Terms & Conditions

Lizard Island is currently closed and will remain closed until early 2015.

Lizard Island sustained significant damage as Cyclone Ita passed directly over the island in April this year.  Since then we have been working diligently with key stakeholders on the plans to restore and rebuild Lizard Island back to its position as one of the leading resort destinations in the world.  

The determination has now been made that the resort will not re-open in 2014 and we are working towards an early 2015 opening.  Please be assured of our commitment to restoring Lizard Island to the highest standard.  

Guests should be aware that because of Lizard Island’s remote location there is no mobile phone service.  We strongly recommend travel insurance. Guests should be satisfied that their chosen insurance cover fully meets their personal requirements especially in respect to inclement weather, personal injury or illness.

Lizard Island is a place reserved for the fortunate few. Consistently voted as one of the world’s top ten resorts, Lizard Island offers 40 luxuriously understated guestrooms and suites, contemporary cuisine created from local produce accompanied by Australian wines, indulgent treatments at the award-winning Azure Spa, secluded gourmet picnics on private beaches and a location that must be seen to be believed. The island is a national park, protected and pure, with just one resort and 24 pristine powdery-white beaches. Enjoy the world’s best diving and snorkeling, five-star service that is second to none and uninterrupted natural beauty.
In the Know
The resort will pack a gourmet picnic hamper and arrange a motorized dinghy for you to retreat to one of 24 secluded powdery-white-sand beaches.Distance from Lizard Island Airport (LZR): 1 mi/2 km Guests Receive:

  • For 2015
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • $100 USD Resort or Hotel credit, to be utilized during stay
    • (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out
    • subject to availability
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