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Lizard Island

Via Cairns 
Queensland,  
Australia

Overview

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

Accommodations

Number of Rooms: 40

The Pavilion

The separate bedroom is spacious and airy with its interior of neutral tones and natural fabrics and doors that open onto the deck. An adjacent bathroom is luxurious with a deep, standalone bath and separate shower.

The lounge is fully integrated into the outdoor deck through sliding doors. A small kitchenette and bay window with bench and high stools is the perfect location for enjoying a morning cup of tea and the ocean views.

Stepping down from the deck and taking a private pathway, you arrive at the Pavilion’s gazebo and private plunge pool.

Subject to availability and for an additional cost of $700, enjoy a beautiful BBQ dinner experience from the comfort of the Pavilion. Before dinner, set out on a sunset sail and watch the sun dip down below the horizon, with a champagne or a beer.

If the Villa is the perfect family accommodation, the Pavilion has been designed as the ultimate in privacy for just two people, who will quickly come to feel that they are the only two people in the world.

Beachfront Suites

The Beachfront Suites take pride of place in the natural arc of the tropical landscaping and Anchor Bay beach frontage which affords you direct and easy access to the beach.

A large day bed holds court on the expansive outside deck with full, uninterrupted views to the beach and the many yachts and boats anchored in the Bay. It is here, on the deck, that you can leave your snorkel and fins for the duration of your stay – allowing you to swim and snorkel on a whim at anytime of the day or night.

Natural interior tones and fabrics provide a soft backdrop to the richness of the blues and greens of the landscape, sky and sea framed through the soaring double glass doors and day bed. The luxury bathroom is drenched in natural light and overall ambiance is one of tranquility.

Beachfront Suites are loved by those wanting close proximity and access to the beach and wonders of the Anchor Bay waters.

Gardenview Suites

With a separate bedroom and living room, this suite is spacious and conveniently close to the Lodge where Saltwater Restaurant and Driftwood bar are located; a short distance further is the pool and spa.

Sitting on your private deck surrounded by the naturally wild landscape of the tropics, background sounds from the resident birds mix with the lapping of the ocean to create a natural serenity and ambiance. Gardenview Suites are intimate, warm and welcoming.

Gardenview Room

The Gardenview Rooms are perfectly located for ease of access to the natural beauty of Anchor Bay. These rooms are designed to ensure a relaxing stay and feature the understated interior design elegance that Lizard Island is renowned for. Smaller than our suites, these rooms also feature a premium in-room sound system, LCD Smart Televisions and Apple docking stations.

Bedding includes a king-size bed or 2 king single beds (max 2 people). 

Oceanview Villas

Oceanview Villas are nestled high along a ridge overlooking the Coral Sea with natural, meandering pathways leading down to some of the Island’s renowned private beaches.

Step inside from your private deck and the serenity of linen and blue hues create a peaceful oasis that can be closed off from the outside world, or keep the doors wide open to be integrated as one with the outside landscape.

A padded box seat sits in a bay alcove with light streaming in and offering breathtaking views over the sea. Oceanview Villas are a small, private oasis.

Oceanview Plunge Pool Villas

Oceanview Villas are nestled high along a ridge overlooking the Coral Sea with natural, meandering pathways leading down to some of the Island’s renowned private beaches.

Private deck and plunge pool with uninterrupted ocean views are the first thing to greet you when you arrive. Immediately you know you are in a place like nowhere else.

Step inside and the serenity of linen and blue hues create a peaceful oasis that can be closed off from the outside world or with doors wide open, integrated as one with the outside.

A padded box seat sits in a bay alcove with light streaming in and offering breathtaking views over the sea. Oceanview Villas are a small, private oasis with the fun of a private plunge pool for a touch of indulgence.

The Villa

he Villa’s cliff top location provides you with the ultimate privacy and stunning ocean vistas whilst the interior delivers on space and understated elegance.

With two bedrooms, master with an en-suite and free standing bath and the second bathroom with cascading rain head shower – the Villa accommodates up to five guests.

The open plan lounge and dining area is complete with kitchenette where each evening you will be served evening canapés and drinks by a dedicated food and beverage valet while the sun sets over the Coral Sea.

Double doors leading to an expansive balcony with an impressive 8-metre plunge pool – large enough for all the family – and outdoor and dining furniture creates an al fresco room that flows naturally as an extension of the interior.

Subject to availability and for an additional cost of $700, enjoy a beautiful BBQ dinner experience from the comfort of the Villa. Before dinner, set out on a sunset sail and watch the sun dip down below the horizon, with a champagne or a beer.

The Villa provides a Lizard Island experience perfect for couples and families.

Guest Services

Fax Service

Medical Services

Postal Services

Wheelchair Accessible

Facilities

Boutiques

Fitness Center

High-Speed Internet Access

Library

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.

Spa

Tennis

Boating/Sailing

Fishing

Snorkeling

Beach

Bar

Bar and Restaurant on Site

Beach Club

Beaches Nearby

Dive Shop

Diving

Fitness Center Nearby

Gift Shop

Guided Activities

iPod Radio Alarm Clock

Kayaking

Lobby Lounge

Massage Rooms

Massage Treatments

Medical Center

Meeting Rooms

Mountain Biking

Nature Tours

Nearby Gym

Non-Smoking Rooms and Suites

Outdoor Swimming Pool

Picnic Area

Plunge Pools

Pool

Private Beach

Private Dining Facilities

Private Island

Private Island with Beach

Private Plunge Pools

Restaurant

Retail Shops

Sea Access

Spa Treatments

Special Access Rooms

Sport Fishing

Tennis Nearby

Villas

Wildlife Viewing

Wine Cellar

Wood-fired pizza oven

Yoga/Pilates Classes

DINING

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.

Attractions

Map / Location

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AIR

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