Lizard Island Resort

Lizard Island, Cairns QLD 4871, Australia

At Lizard Island, luxurious amenities meet an ecologically diverse island paradise. The sole resort on the island, the exclusive spot features 40 rooms as well as 24 private beaches, all but guaranteeing your own pristine sliver of paradise. Accommodations range from posh villas set apart from one another (including the two-bedroom, cliff-top villa, with its 26-foot pool and endless views of the Coral Sea), to garden-view rooms with private terraces and pathways leading directly to Anchor Bay beach. Furnishings follow a tranquil white-and-gray color scheme, while amenities include LCD smart TVs and Apple docking stations. Guests also receive their own motorized dinghy, standup paddleboards, clear-view sea kayaks, and snorkeling gear for exploring Giant Clam gardens and the schools of brightly colored fish in the surrounding waters. The more adventurous can even arrange for private deep-sea dives to locations accessed exclusively by the Lizard Island Marine & Dive team, ensuring you’ll have the coral reefs all to yourself.

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Hike to Cook's Look

A great view of Watson’s Bay and the resort on the hike up to Cook’s Look.. It’s a 1.5 mile hike with 1,000 foot elevation gain. Views like this along the way and atop this historical spot where Captain James Cook (I guess he was actually a Lieutenant when he did this) came to get a view of the area when he was here in the 1770’s. And the swim in the bay afterwards was really rewarding too.

Great Way to Experience the Reef

My first time to the Great Barrier Reef and I was really taken with this beautiful island and resort. The place is beautiful and very comfortable. You have great access to several delightful beaches and of course to the Reef itself, which is incredible. The staff is really friendly and helpful. The island is outside the box jelly fish zone (which hang our closer to the mainland), and that is a really nice bonus. The restaurant at the lodge has wonderful food from master chef Anthony Healy. You won’t want to leave!

Beach Club

This is the beach club where hotel guests get access to the myriad of beach and water sports fun to be had at Lizard. They’ve got your complementary fins, mask and snorkel, which you can use just by walking to any of the beaches around the property and the viewing is incredible. They also have paddleboards, cataramarans, and dinghies in which they will take you to more isolated beaches. And of course, for additional charge, they have boats, dive masters and equipment to take you for scuba diving in the nearby and outer reef. Not to be missed!

Azure Spa

This is the view from outside the Azure Spa, a great place to get a massage when it is raining or you otherwise just want to take a break from hiking, snorkeling, scuba, swimming, drinking, eating...

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