Lizard Island

Lizard Island, the most northerly of the Great Barrier Island resorts, is a sparkling gem surrounded by the Coral Sea. Secluded within over 1000 hectares of National Park enriched with beautiful and diverse Australian wildlife, fauna and flora and bounded by 24 powdery private beaches, makes Lizard Island a unique holiday destination for you to discover.

The property offers just 40 rooms and villas, including two exclusive accommodation options (The Villa and The Pavilion). Celebrated for its world-class food and service, Lizard Island is also a magnet for anyone who enjoys the great outdoors.

The resort has a fantastic range of adventure activities, including scuba diving, snorkelling, hiking and sports fishing. The excellent dive centre also offers dive and snorkelling lessons.

Facilities include a day spa, tennis courts and a gymnasium.

Location: Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest reef system comprising nearly 3,000 individual reefs and 900 islands – it is also the planet’s biggest single living structure made by billions of tiny organisms known as coral polyps. It stretches for over 2,600km, covering approximately 350,000 square kilometres.
A large part of the reef is protected by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, which helps to limit the impact of human use.



  • Self-guided island walks and nature trails
  • Picnic hampers for beachside lunches
  • Tennis
  • Nature slide presentations
  • Gymnasium
  • Catamarans
  • Paddle skis and stand up paddle boards
  • Snorkelling equipment and lessons
  • Motorised dinghies

Charges Apply

  • Research Station Tours
  • Diving and Snorkelling trips to the local, Inner or Outer Reef
  • Dive Tuition (limited)
  • Full or Half Day private diving, snorkelling or gamefishing on MV Fascination (Black Marlin season is from September to December)
  • Sunset Wine and Cheese Cruise
  • Glass bottom boat trips
  • Essentia Day Spa

Suitable/best for

Small Groups
Solo Traveller

Dining: Salt Water Restaurant

Simple and relaxed, Saltwater is the idyllic setting to take full advantage of the views along the seascape. With an accent on fresh seafood and superb local produce, the daily changing menus draw on the flavours of modern Australian with infusions and flavours from Asia and Europe.

Room / Accommodation options


The Villa sets a new aspiration as the pinnacle of luxury on Lizard Island. With 154 square metres and the ultimate privacy atop Sunset Ridge, it is secluded from all other accommodation. It features two bedrooms, both with en-suites, the master with a luxury bath and a spacious lounge area with butler’s kitchen. The Villa’s lounge room opens onto an expansive deck overlooking the Coral Sea.

The Villa guests will enjoy daily sunset champagne and canapés served in their room with a deluxe fruit bowl on arrival as part of their stay and a private 8 metre plunge pool. The Villa also includes Wi-Fi access.


This two room suite (separate bedroom and living room), is perched high above the Coral Sea and set on the point of Sunset Ridge. The Pavilion combines complete privacy with a spectacular 240 degree panorama.

An expansive decking area incorporates a private plunge pool, sunlounges and a day bed 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 setting perfectly positioned to make the most of sea breezes and gorgeous views.

Inside, the Pavilion offers every comfort; guests will enjoy daily sunset champagne and canapés served in their room with a deluxe fruit bowl on arrival as part of their stay and a private plunge pool.


Set in a broad sweeping arc along Anchor Bay, these suites offer captivating sea views and individual pathways leading directly to the beach. The seamless blend of interior and exterior in an elegant and spacious open plan design allows for the ultimate in luxurious comfort. Easy access to the main lodge and a large verandah with daybed are highlights of the Beachfront Suites.


Oceanview Villas are set high on Sunset Ridge among native eucalyptus bushland. 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 outdoor furniture so you can relax outside and absorb the view.


Reflecting the design, facilities and amenities of the Oceanview Villas with the luxury addition of a private plunge pool.


Located in a tropical garden with easy access to Anchor Bay and the beach club, Gardenview Rooms are exceptionally comfortable and have a private balcony with outdoor setting. Gardenview Suites with two separate sleeping areas are also available.

Getting there

Nearest major City/Town
City – Cairns

Air Access
Scheduled or jet flight to Cairns Airport. Light aircraft to Lizard Island takes approximately 60 minutes.


Lizard Island is open all year (except for a seasonal closure from 28 January 2019 – 10 February 2019)

*Please note: Lizard Island caters for children 10 years and over




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