This sumptuous, ultra-exclusive resort, fully and exquisitely refurbished in 2015, won't be within everyone's budget, but many consider it one of the finest in Australia. Rates include all meals, drinks and some activities. No kids under 13.
As well as exclusive access to pristine beaches, swimming pools and a day spa, guests can enjoy fine food and wine at the in-house Salt Water restaurant and Driftwood Bar or with a private table on the beach. Diving, snorkelling and resort activities available.
Offering 24 pristine powdery-white private beaches means guests can enjoy privacy. Snorkeling straight off the beach where clam gardens, coral and marine life are abundant and diving on the inner and outer reef to some of the world's most famous dive sites. Enjoy secluded picnics on private beaches, world class fishing or indulge in a luxurious treatment at Essentia Day Spa.
Saltwater Restaurant embraces local, fresh produce with a daily changing menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For a more intimate experience, enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch or a private beachside degustation dinner at sunset.
The resort was recently refurbished, designed by Melbourne based studio Hecker Guthrie, the interiors offer a neutral palette with touches of colour that are inspired by the reef – coral, blue and green. Complimentary WiFi is available for guests in some guest areas.
At Lizard Island, the following is inclusive in the room rate: gourmet meals, non-alcoholic beverages, a fine selection of wine, beer, basic spirits and Champagne, in-room mini bar, deluxe picnic hampers and the use of motorized dinghies, stand-up paddle boards and clearview kayaks. Premium wines, spirits and private dining can be arranged for an additional cost.
Lizard Island is a 60-minute flight from Cairns.