lizard island

Great Barrier Reef, Far North Queensland

A magnet for divers, honeymooners and the in-the-know who’s who of the world, luxurious Lizard Island resort is fringed by 24 powdery white beaches and surrounded by the World Heritage-listed treasures of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

Accessed by a one-hour scenic flight from Cairns, at the northern tip of the Great Barrier Reef, Lizard Island enjoys luxurious seclusion from the rest of the world.  Surrounded by turquoise waters and secluded sandy beaches, this luxury Australian island resort also provides access to some of the planet’s best dive sites.
Oceanview, beachfront or set amongst the resort’s tranquil tropical gardens, 40 light and airy guest rooms, suites and villas all offer contemporary luxuries and a private deck area, some also enjoy their own private plunge pool.
Man running into water on beach at Lizard Island
Scuba divers swimming with giant cod
The accommodation is complemented by the stunning Saltwater restaurant, Driftwood bar, a relaxing day spa, tennis court, swimming pool, walking trails, paddleboards and catamarans, glass bottom boat and sunset cruises, game fishing and dive tours.
Legendary Great Barrier Reef dive sites, including the Cod Hole and Ribbon reefs, are only minutes from the island, whilst snorkellers can explore brilliant corals and clam gardens only metres from the shore. Dive with minke whales (June / July), swim with resident green sea turtles and explore some of the most beautiful reefs on the planet.
Big Game Fishers will take great delight in the angling adventures on offer at Lizard Island: private fishing charters to hook a catch that the chefs will happily prepare for your evening’s meal and adrenalin-pumping fishing competitions including the annual Black Marlin Classic (October).
Meanwhile honeymooners are also spoilt for choice with secluded beach picnics, pampering couple’s spa treatments and private beachside degustation dinners.
  • Snorkellers and divers (novice to expert) are in for a real treat! Surrounded by the Great Barrier Reef, Lizard Island offers easy access to some of the world’s best dive sites, including the famous Cod Hole. Guests should not miss the opportunity of a tour through the internationally-significant Lizard Island Research station, owned and operated by the Australian Museum.

  • Notes

    All meals, most beverages and a wide selection of water sports (including use of a motorised-dinghy to access some of the island’s most secluded beaches) are included with a stay on Lizard Island. There is no mobile phone coverage on Lizard island. The luxury private island resort welcomes families with children 10 years and older.