Lizard Island Resort

Location: Queensland | Australia

Price guide: £££££ More than £500 per person per night

With 24 private white sand beaches and designated as a national park with no day trippers, you will be one of the few to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this perfect little island resort. Sitting at the Northern tip of the Great Barrier Reef, Lizard Island is ranked among the world’s best resorts and is a diver and snorkeller’s dream destination, as well as offering the romance and exclusivity for the perfect honeymoon to Australia.
Perfect forHoneymoon couples, dive enthusiasts, and families with children over the age of 10.
In the knowRequest a gourmet picnic hamper and head off in one of the dinghies to your own deserted white sand beach for the afternoon.

Recommended for...

  • Eco-tourism
  • Hideaway
  • Honeymoon
  • Peace & Quiet

Hotel Overview


It’s the most northerly resort on the Great Barrier Reef, an hour’s flight by private plane from Cairns with spectacular view of the Reef en route.

Rooms at Lizard Island Resort

Located in a tropical garden setting with easy access to Anchor Bay and the beach, Anchor Bay rooms have a private balcony with a hammock. Interiors are compact but comfortable. Sunset Point villas provide filtered sea views over Anchor Bay and have easy access to a string of secluded beaches. Anchor Bay suites are set in a broad sweeping arc along Anchor Bay and offer sea views, each with a pathway leading directly to the beach. The Pavilion has an expansive decking area incorporates a private plunge pool, sun lounges and a daybed area.

Food and Facilities

Dining is one of Lizard Island's many pleasures. Osprey's restaurant embodies the resort's understated elegance. The menu, which changes daily, is fresh and creative, showcasing the finest local produce and freshest seafood. The Lizard’s bar and lounge is open all day and offers a range of drinks including tropical juices and beer. Alternatively you can choose to have a private picnic or a beach-side dining experience.

Activities at Lizard Island Resort

As well as snorkelling straight off the beach, there are boat trips out to various spectacular dive sites such as the Cod Hole. There are the options of deep sea fishing charters too. The island is a designated national park, and there are numerous trails and guided interpretative walks on offer, as well as weekly visits to the Marine Research Station. Depending on the time of year you visit, there is an array of wildlife activity to discover – from humpback whale sightings in June and July, migratory seabirds, monitor lizards (from which the island gets its name), and the coral reef annual spawning in November. The Azure spa offers a range of treatments inspired by nature to nurture mind, body and spirit.

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