Lizard Island Resort

Lizard Island Resort is one of Australia’s most exclusive resorts located within the Great Barrier Reef.

Twenty-four ivory white beaches to lounge on, guarantees total privacy for all guests at Lizard Island Resort. Walk off the beach into an underwater paradise, glide across the blue ocean on a stand-up paddle board or sit in a glass bottom sea kayak while you get up close to the marine and plant life in the waters off Anchor Bay. 

Lizard Island Resort is fully inclusive, all meals, a fantastic selection of drinks (including wine, beer & basic spirits) in room mini bar stocked daily and unlimited use of non-motorised water sports. There is also access to motorised dinghies, perfect for visiting beaches with your deluxe picnic hamper.

For divers, the world-famous Cod Hole is only 45mins from the island, private dive charters on the resorts dive boat can be pre booked. You will never want to leave this island paradise.

Experience Lizard Island on the reef, on land or in the tranquility of the spa. Guided and self-guided activities include snorkelling, diving, paddle boarding, kayaking, hiking, visits to the Research Centre, tennis under night lights, morning yoga on the beach and indulgent spa treatments. 


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This resort is open all year round. Complete the Trip Enquiry form below for more information on prices and availability for your preferred dates.

Dining options at Lizard Island Resort

Salt Water Restaurant – Simple and relaxed, Salt Water Restaurant is in an idyllic setting, allowing you to take full advantage of the 180-degree ocean views whilst enjoying the stunning food inspired by the freshest local produce from the waters around the island and from the hinterland of the mainland – much of which arrives on daily flights.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Private Beach Excursions – With a range of beaches to select from, you can select your own refreshment pack the night before and then following day find your own private beach to enjoy. 

Degustation Beachside Dining* –  enjoy a 7-course degustation menu with accompanying wines at a private beach pavilion overlooking Anchor bay. 

Driftwood Bar – In the evening, enjoy pre-dinner drinks at Driftwood where you get the chance to reconnect with others you may have met throughout the day – or – simply enjoy a drink watching the sun set.

Marlin Bar – When you arrive at the Marlin Bar it is like stepping back in time – as the Bar remains almost untouched from its original rustic style and ambiance that has thrilled sailors, guests and deep sea fishermen since the 1970’s.




Lizard Island is the northern most Island on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Situated 240 kilometres north of Cairns and 27 kilometres off the Queensland coastline, Lizard Island is a one-hour scenic flight from Cairns, travelling over the breathtaking Great Barrier Reef. It is here that you will gain your first glimpse of the beauty, scale and diversity of the reef. It is truly a breathtaking way to arrive at the island.

Lizard Island’s amazing location directly on the Great Barrier Reef means that the reef is literally on your door step. So close and convenient for you to explore straight off the beach or by taking a short boat trip to the inner and outer reefs. This is just one of our natural wonders that makes Lizard Island like nowhere else.

Rooms & Amenities

All of the Lizard Island Resort rooms and suites offer serene luxury and a private location on the Great Barrier Reef in which to enjoy your stay.

The Villa sleeps up to 5 guests in 2 bedrooms, has an impressive 8 metre plunge pool and commands uninterrupted views across Sunset Beach and the Coral Sea.

The Pavilion combines complete privacy with a spectacular 270-degree panorama of Anchor Bay, Osprey Island and Sunset Beach. Step down from the deck on a private pathway and you will arrive at your private gazebo and plunge pool.

Beachfront Suites and Oceanview Villas offer captivating sea views and all have easy access to a string of secluded beachs (select Oceanview Villas have a private plunge pool).

Gardenview Rooms and Suites are located in a tropical garden setting with easy access to the natural beauty of Anchor Bay and the beach.

Kids over 10 are welcome at the resort.

Meals and Drinks

All meals are served in the relaxing, open-air Salt Water Restaurant, overlooking Anchor Bay. The menu changes daily, with accent on fresh seafood and superb local produce, drawing on flavours of Australian, Asia and European.

Comfortable sofas and chairs make the Driftwood Bar a relaxing place at the end of the day (but for sunset, head to Sunset Beach on the other side of the resort). Private tasting-menu dinners on the beach can be arranged. Picnic hampers can be ordered the day prior, prefect for exploring the many secluded beaches.

Activities and Inclusions

Complimentary activities include: stand-up paddle boards, motorised dinghies, snorkeling equipment (and lessons) and glass bottom boat trips, and the helpful staff will kit you out, and provide instructions and advice on where to explore.

Other facilities include tennis courts, a large swimming pool, and a well-equipped but often deserted gym. The resort spa is the perfect place to relax and de-stress the mind.

Diving and snorkeling trips to the Outer Reef run on alternate days (at a cost), dive tuition (charges apply) or organise a private charter to dive, snorkel or game fish – black marlin season is September to December.

When to travel

The best time to visit North Queensland is during the Winter dry season from May to November. You can expect sunny skies, fresh sea breezes, low humidity and day time temperatures in the mid 20’s.

The wet season runs from November to April, and brings with it longer and warmer days with a higher than usual chance of rain (it very rarely rains all day, you’ll usually enjoy sunny days with a storm in the afternoon or evening).

Getting there

Domestic flights from most Australian capital cities into Cairns Airport. You will be personally met & driven to meet your connecting 1 hour charter flight to Lizard Island.  Each guest can take a max of 25kgs of luggage including hand luggage. Flights depart every day except for Mondays and Wednesdays.

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