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Lizard Island

Via Cairns 


It begins with a special place. Beautiful, natural and wild and the most northern of all resorts on the Great Barrier Reef, Lizard Island is a place reserved for the fortunate few. 

Consistently voted in the Top 10 Resorts of the World, you will enjoy luxuriously understated accommodation, the finest local produce and contemporary cuisine, accompanied by Australian wines, indulgent treatments at the award-winning Azure Spa, secluded gourmet picnics on private beaches, and a location that must be believed. 

The island is a National Park, protected and pure, with just one resort, 40 beautifully appointed rooms and suites, and 24 pristine powdery-white beaches.

Enjoy the world's best diving and snorkeling, five-star service that is second to none, and natural beauty, uninterrupted on Lizard Island.

Exclusive SmartNights Amenities

  • $100 USD Resort or Hotel credit, once during stay (Not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full) 

The following amenities are subject to availability at the time of check-in/departure:

  • Upgrade
  • Early Check-In
  • Late Check-Out

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00


Number of Rooms: 40

The Pavilion

Perched high above the Coral Sea and set on the point of Sunset Ridge, The Pavilion combines complete privacy with a spectacular 270 degree panorama of Anchor Bay, Osprey Island and Sunset Beach.

An expansive decking area incorporates a private plunge pool, sun lounges and a daybed area, inviting guests to relax and take in the stunning views. Leaving the balcony to stroll down a private path, guests will discover another secluded area where chairs and a table have been perfectly positioned to make the most of sea breezes and gorgeous views.

Inside, the Pavilion offers every comfort. A Bose sound system with a CD player and iPod connectivity and a laptop computer for downloading and sending emails are among some of the special features.

Champagne and a deluxe fruit bowl greet guests on arrival.


Anchor Bay Suites

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 comforts. Anchor Bay Suites also feature a Bose sound system with a CD player and iPod connectivity.

Sunset Point Villas

Sunset Point Villas are set high on Sunset Ridge amongst native eucalyptus bushes. 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 chairs and a hammock. Sunset Point Villas also feature a Bose sound system with a CD player and iPod connectivity.

Garden Rooms

Located in a tropical garden setting with easy access to Anchor Bay and the beach, Garden Rooms have a private balcony with hammock. Interiors are compact but comfortable and include a Bose sound system with a CD player and iPod connectivity.

Guest Services

Fax Service

Laundry and Valet Service

Medical Services

Postal Services

Wheelchair Accessible



Fitness Center

High-Speed Internet Access


Lounge Area

The guest lounge overlooks the pool and houses the Azure Spa, a small gymnasium and a lounge where a television, video and complimentary internet access is provided.


Swimming Pool

Tennis Courts






Bar and Lounge

The resort's relaxed lounge, open all day, offers comfortable sofas and an inviting bar area. Enjoy tropical juices, coffee and tea, Australian and imported beers.

The extensive wine list features Australian and New Zealand wines or you may select your favorite spirits, liqueurs and cocktails. New cocktails are being created every day on Lizard Island using fresh local produce, and the finest ingredients – choose something from the list of classics, or have something exclusive made depending on your mood.

A Cellar Masters list is also available if you wish to purchase a special wine for the occasion.


Ospreys Restaurant

Simple and relaxed, Ospreys Restaurant is the idyllic setting to take full advantage of the views along the seascape for a special dining experience on Lizard Island. With an accent on fresh seafood and superb local produce, the daily changing menus draw on the flavors of modern Australian, Asian and European cuisine.

Highly acclaimed Executive Chef, Anthony Healy has a culinary career spanning 10 years and the globe – working in top restaurants in London (Les Trois Garcons) and Paris (Demi chef de partie) as well as Australia.

Breakfast is available from 7:00 am to 10:30 am, lunch from 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm and dinner from 6:30 pm to 9.00 pm. There is no dress code on Lizard Island, but something more special for night is appropriate – for ladies, relaxed evening wear, and for men, collared shirts and long trousers or tailored shorts.

Lizard Island is able to cater for any special dietary requirements, however due to the resort's location please provide as much notice as possible to ensure we can cater to your needs.


Private Beach

Take a private dinghy to a deserted beach and spoil yourself with a gourmet picnic hamper. Relax and enjoy your day on the beach with not a care in the world – we’ll think of everything for you.

Signature Beach Dining Experience

 For a special Lizard Island dining experience, choose from two beautiful beach locations to enjoy a private Beachside Degustation Dinner.

Prior to your dinner, you will meet with the Island’s Chef to discuss your 7-course degustation menu and the matching wine selection. Minimal service interruptions ensure the ultimate seclusion and privacy. Private dining can be booked on arrival or during your stay at Lizard Island. Private dining incurs additional fees, please enquire upon booking.


Map / Location

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To Cairns Regular flights are available from all major capital cities in Australia to Cairns Domestic Airport with Qantas Jetstar and Virgin Blue. Ask Delaware North Parks & Resorts for the best available airfares. From Cairns enjoy a scenic 60 minute flight to Lizard Island . Witness spectacular views of the coast, the Great Barrier Reef and surrounding islands.

Hinterland Aviation

Sunpalm Coach transfers are provided from the main terminal at Cairns to the Hinterland Aviation terminal. Passengers must advise their connecting flight details 7 days prior to departure. Failure to do so will result in transfers not being arranged. Hinterland Aviation operate transfer flights, which operates out of Cairns Airport. For the latest Hinterland Aviation regular flight schedules or charter flight information, visit the Lizard Island Website or telephone the Delaware North Parks & Resorts Reservations Centre on 1800 837 185.

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. Soft suitcases are preferable. A limit of 32 kg (maximum) e.g. 28 kg check in luggage and 4 kg carry on applies (subject to loading restrictions). Luggage storage facilities are available at the Hinterland Terminal.

Nearby airports: Cairns, Queensland [International], Australia
Distance: Approximately 150 Miles