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Lizard Island Resort

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Sydney Olympic Park, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Unbelievably quiet. Hardly anyone there. Beaches all to ourselves. Staff amazing. Catered for my allergies. This place is heaven on earth. Everything is included in the price. Staff can drive you anywhere any time you like.

Thank Caryn S
Chappaqua, United States
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We just returned from an absolutely wonderful stay on Lizard Island (April 6-9) and I can't say enough great things about this spectacular, unique, luxurious and seamlessly operated resort amidst the Great Barrier Reef . The island is the only inhabitable island amidst the Great Barrier Reef and one can only get there on the small 8 seater plane that...

Thank staceybO6187JL
Emilio F, General Manager at Lizard Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear staceyb06187JL, It sounds like you made the best of your time on the Island, and I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed all that the resort has to offer. It truly is a place where one can do as much or as little as they like, and taking advantage of Lizard Island's natural beauty and services on offer...

Reviewed 1 week ago

Lizard Island is a very special place. Built when regulations were less restrictive and with careful attention to the environment it is a remarkable resort that would not likely be approved for construction today. Quiet, serene and remote with sunsets to die for, it was the perfect choice for our 50th wedding anniversary. The staff is friendly and attentive --...

Thank Russell A
Emilio F, General Manager at Lizard Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Russel A Congratulations again on your milestone anniversary. I agree: the Island is the perfect choice for a special celebration, or for any other occasion. Peaceful and relaxing, it is a great getaway for any reason. All the best Emilio Fortini General Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our stay at lizard was wonderful! The island is beautiful and relaxing with some of the best snokeling I have ever seen. The staff are amazing and really made our trip, they are friendly and sincere but still deliver immpecible service without being stuffy. We had to have a quick trip to the islands medic ( nothing serious! ). Odette...

1Thank Sarah H
Emilio F, General Manager at Lizard Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Sarah H, Thank you for your feedback. Great to hear that you enjoyed the amazing snorkeling around the island, and that the team looked after you in all areas. Lizard Island is a special place in a lot of ways, and I am glad that your holiday dream came true. Kind regards, Emilio Fortini General Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The island is beautiful as is the service. This is an expensive destination so there are a few things that I considered not 5 star. Our room was a beachfront duplex. Beautiful views and very private. It was airy and a lot of space including a porch with a bed. The housekeeping was fine but not superb. Little things like...

2Thank rissdan
Emilio F, General Manager at Lizard Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear rissdan, Thank you for your comprehensive review of your recent stay with us, in particular for the feedback on the areas that we can work on. Understanding the opportunities to improve certain services is very valuable to me, as it gives me scope to keep focusing on those points that our guests are not fully satisfied with. Glad to...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lizard Island provided a magical holiday for our honeymoon. The island itself provides a mix of secluded spots to swim, sun bake, snorkel the barrier reef, dine as well as active walks to take in natures beauty. The resorts staff contributed to our experience, personable and provide a consistently high level of service. They took the time to learn our...

3Thank grizz77
Emilio F, General Manager at Lizard Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear pizz77, Congratulations again on your recent wedding. Great to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and that you took advantage of the amazing things the island has to offer. Thank you for choosing to spend this special time with us, and I hope that the Resort's little souvenir keeps bringing both of you good memories of your...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a trip we have been dreaming of for decades and it didn't disappoint. We had a wonderful time snorkelling just off the beach, fishing, scuba diving and taking out our own dingy to enjoy a picnic on a beach all to ourselves. It is a beautiful resort set on a stunning island with wonderful staff. If you can...

Thank Karina C
Emilio F, General Manager at Lizard Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Karina C, Thank you for taking the time to post your comments. I am really glad to hear that the Resort lived up to your expectations, and that you took advantage of the wonderful reefs and tranquility of Lizard Island, and I hope we don't need to wait decades before we welcome you back to paradise. Kind regards, Emilio...

Marina del Rey, California, USA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Second time in ten years coming here, but loved it just the same. It's the best unique and relaxing experience I could find. The private dinghy was my favorite part, hope to come back again in less than ten years!

Thank Cece G
Emilio F, General Manager at Lizard Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Cece G, Thank you for visiting us again on Lizard Island. Great to hear that you enjoyed the freedom to explore the island on our dinghies, one of the unique experiences that the resort has to offer. A picnic lunch on one of the many beaches around the island certainly is an excellent way to escape and relax. I...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Lizard Island suffered from a series of cyclones and therefore was completely rebuilt within the last three years. In every way it has emerged as a spectacular resort and creates a unique atmosphere for the tourist. Lizard is very far north and requires a small plane flight from Cairns, so from Sydney it is certainly more of an effort. The...

2Thank jennifer s
Emilio F, General Manager at Lizard Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Jennifer S, Thank you so much for your comprehensive review of your recent stay at the resort. Comments such as yours make coming to work every day even more of a pleasure than it already is, and I am really glad that you managed to enjoy most of what the island has to offer. I can only thank you...

Russell, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Our first visit was 21 years ago for our honeymoon, with the promise to return, we have just done this, and is was everything and more, emilio and the staff across the board are truely amazing, and the service second to none. The degustation by chef Damien a moment to savour for years to come. There is nothing bad to...

Thank macs2my
Emilio F, General Manager at Lizard Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear macs2my, It was a pleasure having you here celebrating your 21st anniversary, and I am thrilled to hear that even after all this time, the resort lived up to your expectations. I hope that it will not be another 21 years before we get the opportunity to welcome you back, and would like to sincerely thank you for your...

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Lizard Island is truly secluded from the rest of the world. With 24 powdery-white beaches and 40 luxurious suites, it is the most northern resort in tropical Queensland and is located directly on the Great Barrier Reef. A National Park covering 1,013 hectares with 24 sandy beaches and a lagoon, Lizard Island is accessible only by private charter from Cairns Airport in northern Queensland, Australia. Cairns Airport is accessible from all major Australian airports and directly from some cities in Asia. The island is reserved for the fortunate few who will experience an unforgettable holiday like no other. Enjoy secluded picnics and sunset beach degustation on private beaches, five star cuisine in the beautiful Salt Water restaurant and indulgent spa treatments in the Essentia Day Spa. Relax in style in premium accommodation and take in the wonders of Australia's Great Barrier Reef - right on your doorstep. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lizard Island Resort

Address: Via Cairns, Lizard Island, Queensland 4871, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Lizard Island
Price Range: €1,255 - €2,040 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Lizard Island Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 40
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“Room with plunge pool worth it. We loved waking up and having a private dip before breakfast.”
504caryns, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Go for one with a plunge pool.”
564russella, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Beach front!”
rissdan, 4 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Oceanview Villas on Sunset Beach, some with Plunge Pools are superbly quiet and with fantastic views.”
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dougiependergast, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Room 20 Views from room 11 had lovely views of the sunset”
donandhelen7, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
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