Lizard Island Resort


  • 24 Sandy Beaches and Lagoon
  • Excellent Diving and Snorkelling
Inc. all levies & taxes

Lizard Island Resort Info

Lizard Island is truly secluded from the rest of the world. Located right on the Great Barrier Reef, there are 24 powdery-white beaches and 40 luxurious villas and suites. 

Experience an unforgettable holiday like no other.  Enjoy five star cuisine, indulgent spa treatments and premium accommodation.  Take in the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef - right on your doorstep. 

Your rate includes:

  • Gourmet meals
  • Unlimited non-alcoholic beverages
  • Selected fine Australian Wines
  • Beer, spirits and sparkling wine
  • In room mini bar
  • Explore Anchor and Watson's bay on a Catamaran 
  • Glass bottom paddle ski
  • Motorised dinghies
  • Snorkelling equipment and lessons
  • Interpretive glass bottom boat tours
  • Tennis - day & night with all equipment supplied
  • Picnic hampers for romantic and secluded beachside lunches
  • Paddle ski tours
  • Self-guided walks and nature trails
  • Nature slide presentations
  • Gymnasium

Sensational diving opportunities abound, including the famous Cod Hole and the island is only a 50-minute boat ride to the legendary Outer Great Barrier Reef. The Ribbon Reefs near Lizard Island are also renowned for some of the best big game fishing in the world.

Snorkelers are rewarded for little effort with coral gardens, brightly coloured tropical fish and giant clams just moments from the island's beaches. Discover secluded, pristine beaches by foot or by motorised dinghy with a gourmet picnic just for two.

Dining is one of Lizard Island’s many pleasures. Salt Water Restaurant embodies the resort's understated elegance. The menu is fresh and creative, showcasing the finest local produce and freshest seafood and changes daily.

Other Activities: (charges apply)

  • Diving and snorkelling trips to the inner or outer Reef
  • Diving courses
  • Night Diving
  • Full or half day private game fishing, Black Marlin season is from September to December
  • Azure Spa treatments
  • Research station tours
  • Lizard Island dive and fishing charters on MV Fascination
  • Champagne sunset cruises

Accommodation Features:

  • Air Conditioning & Ceiling Fans
  • Work Desk, Guest Stationery, Direct Dial ISD/STD Telephone
  • Premium in-room sound system, LCD Smart Televisions and Apple docking stations.
  • Aroma-therapy Oil Burner
  • Feature Books
  • Fully Stocked Mini Bar
  • Tea & Coffee making facilities
  • Bath Robes, Premium bath products, Hair Dryers
  • Beach Towels
  • Umbrellas
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Private Deck
  • Evening Turndown Service
  • Safety Deposit Box

Garden View Room: 

  • Located in a tropical garden setting with easy access to Anchor Bay and the beach.
  • Max 2 people. King or 2 King single beds. 44sqm.
  • Garden View Suite can cater up to 4 people with a king bed and double sofa bed. 62sqm.

Oceanview Villa: 

  • Set high on Sunset Bay offering filtered sea views over Anchor Bay or Sunset Beach and easy access to a string of secluded beaches
  • Private deck with comfortable table, chairs and a hammock. 
  • King bed.  59sqm.
  • Oceanview Point Plunge Pool Villa: Private plunge pool looking towards beach

Beachfront Suite: 

  • Set in a broad sweeping arc along Anchor Bay
  • Easy access to the main Lodge
  • Captivating sea views
  • Pathway leading directly to the beach  
  • Large verandah with daybed
  • Bedding includes a king-size bed or 2x king singles 87sqm.

The Villa:

  • Ultimate privacy – located atop of a ridge, secluded from other accommodation
  • Featuring two bedrooms, both with ensuites and Master with luxury bath
  • Daily sunset champagne and canapes in room
  • Upgraded mini bar with 2 white & 2 red bottles of wine
  • Large separate lounge with doors opening fully onto expansive deck overlooking the Coral Sea
  • Butler’s pantry
  • Private plunge pool
  • Fully furnished deck – with luxury chairs and dining seating
  • Uninterrupted views over the Coral Sea and Sunset Beach 95sqm.
  • The Villa can accommodate up to 5 guests with a rollaway bed
  • Min. 3 night stay

The Pavilion: 

  • Positioned high above the Coral Sea on the point of Sunset Bay
  • Complete privacy with spectacular 270-degree panorama
  • Daily sunset champagne and canapes in room
  • Upgraded mini bar with 2 white & 2 red bottles of wine
  • Inside-out ambience
  • Separate lounge from bedroom
  • Oversized bathroom
  • Private gazebo & plunge pool
  • Access from the bedroom and lounge to the wrap around deck with a 240 degree view over the Coral Sea
  • Guests will be able to enjoy daily sunset champagne and canapés served in their room.
  • Wi-Fi connectivity. Laptop in room
  • Min. 2 night stay


Your nightly room rate includes gourmet meals, unlimited non-alcoholic beverages, selected fine Australian wines, beer, spirits and sparkling wine, in room mini bar, picnic hampers, use of non-motorised water sports and motorised dinghies.  Additional charges apply for cocktails, the Cellar Master list and Sunset Beachside Degustation menu. 

Lizard Island is able to cater to any special dietary requirements, however due to the resort's location if you could provide as much notice as possible to ensure your needs are met. 

Salt Water Restaurant:  Simple and relaxed, Salt Water Restaurant is the idyllic setting to take full advantage of the views along the seascape.  With an emphasis on fresh seafood and superb local produce, the daily changing menus draw on the flavours of modern Australian cuisine, combining a mulicultural mix of Australian, Mediterranean and Asian flavours. 

Breakfast is available from 7 to 10:30am, lunch from 12 to 2:30pm and dinner from 6:30pm to 9:00pm. 

Driftwood Bar & Wine Cellar:  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 favourite spirits, liqueurs and cocktails.  A Cellar Masters list is also available if you wish to purchase a special wine for the occasion.  

Picnic Hampers:  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 take care of everything for you. 

Sunset Beachside Dining:  For the ultimate Lizard Island dining experience in your own private marquee, we invite you to experience our signature Sunset Beachside Dining.   

Services & Facilities:
  • Freshwater swimming pool
  • Tennis court - night & day (equipment supplied)
  • Essentia Day Spa, products by iKOU
  • Gymnasium
  • Guest Lounge with TV an complimentary internet access
  • Daily laundry service (dry cleaning service is not available)
  • Safety deposit facilities
  • Postal service
  • Guest facsimile facilities
  • Book and games library
  • Island boutique
  • First aid clinic

How to get there:

Lizard Island Resort is a secluded Great Barrier Reef island resort located 240km north of Cairns and 27km off the coast of North Queensland.
Cairns Airport is accessible from all major Australian airports. 

Scheduled flights to Lizard Island with East Air are as follows:

  • Depart Cairns at 11am or 2pm
  • Depart Lizard Island at 12:25pm or 3:25pm
  • Flight duration between Cairns and Lizard Island is 60 minutes

The East Air Aviation Terminal, Hangar 8, Tom McDonald Drive, is situated 5 minutes from the Cairns Airport Domestic and International Terminals. The terminal offers free parking and excess baggage storage. Complimentary shared vehicle transfers are included between Cairns Airport and the Hinterland Aviation Terminal for all resort guests.

  • Please allow 1.5hrs between Domestic Flights, 2.5 hours between International Flights and Lizard Island Flights.
  • The luggage restriction is 25kg per person including one small carry-on piece of hand luggage not exceeding 4kg 
  • We will need your flight arrival and departure details and the names of all people travelling in your party.  

Dress Code:

Lizard Island does not have a strict dress code but we would suggest relaxed, casual wear during the day and perhaps something a little more special for dinner. For ladies, relaxed evening wear and for men, collared shirts and long trousers and/or tailored shorts. 

Lizard Island is a Tropical climate, average year round temperature of 27°C (81°F).
Please Note:
  • There is no mobile phone coverage on Lizard Island. 
  • Stays prior to April, 2020 incur environmental management charge of $6.50/day to a max $19.50/per/stay paid directly to the island.
  • Stays after April, 2020 incur environmental management charge of $7day to a max $21/person/stay paid directly to the island.
  • Additional charges apply for Cocktails, the Cellar Master list and Degustation menus.
  • Children under 10 years are not catered for except for Family time dates
  • "Family time" specified dates, Lizard Island cater for children from 6 years of age.
  • "Family time" specified dates, host a variety of island activities including a Junior Ranger program

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Lizard Island Resort Rates

All prices shown in Australian Dollars

Prices valid from now until 31 March 2021

Garden View Room PER NIGHT Enquire
Garden View Room $2029 Book
Garden View Suite PER NIGHT Enquire
Garden View Suite $2255 Book
Oceanview Villa PER NIGHT Enquire
Oceanview Villa $2749 Book
Oceanview Point Plunge Pool Villa $2995 Book
Beachfront Suite PER NIGHT Enquire
Beachfront Suite $3149 Book
The Pavilion PER NIGHT Enquire
The Pavilion 2+ nights $5249 Book
The Villa PER NIGHT Enquire
The Villa 3+ nights $6299 Book

Optional Extras

Prices valid from Prices valid from now until 31 March 2021

Return flights / person CNS <-> LI $710


minimum age 10 years

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