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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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...

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Russell, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I visited this resort 15 years ago with my family and brought my husband back to share with him the magic & beauty of Lizard Island! He was not disappointed. The newly renovated facilities were absolutely beautiful. The staff went above & beyond in every way. I am newly pregnant and because of this have some dietary restrictions. The chef...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had been patiently ticking away the time since we booked this holiday on the absolute jewel in the crown of the Great Barrier Reef in far North Queensland. A one hour flight from Cairns in a 10 seater aeroplane flying over the Reef on a clear sunny day at 9000 feet was truly an amazing experience. On arrival we...

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

Dear dougiependergast, Glad to see that your long-awaited trip to the resort met your expectations, and that you enjoyed the peacefulness of the island. Great to hear that our "funny David" made an impression and that you enjoyed the food and wine in Saltwater Restaurant. As you say, Lizard Island is the perfect place to enjoy as much of what...

La Jolla, California
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the ultimate in relaxing and viewing sea life! The people who work there are impressive, fun and caring! Seems like all they want to do is please you. The snorkeling off the beach is fabulous! During a guided snorkeling experience I felt like we were in a scene from 'Finding Nemo' and I was creating dialogue in my...

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

Dear Ann22_12, Thank you for your great feedback. I was thrilled to hear that the team looked after you, and that you enjoyed the amazing snorkelling experiences right off one of the many beaches on the island. It is a spectacular location, a great way to explore the many wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. I hope to see you...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wonderful Island to escape all the stress and noise of city living. The best thing is no mobile phones going off all day people have time to sit and have a friendly chat Very good to have the dinghy to go to Sunset Beach and return back to Island.

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

Dear donandhelen7, Great to hear that you enjoyed the peace and tranquility that the resort offers, and that you took advantage of the availability of the dinghies to explore the island's many secluded beaches. I would love to hear back form you on the areas that we can improve on which resulted in a four-star rating for your review, and...

Thousand Oaks, CA
Reviewed 1 week ago

I did a lot of research and was concerned about getting a nice dive location for him with stuff to do for me. Lizard Island is not cheap but it's totally worth it. If you are like me and kept saying.. should I go?? Just do it. You will be so happy you did. I knew this was going to...

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

Dear bryandshan, Thank you so much for your detailed review of the resort. It seems that you made the best of what the island has to offer, and that you experienced the magic of Lizard Island to its fullest. I was thrilled to hear that the team looked after you as well as they did, and that you thoroughly enjoyed...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Flying into Lizard Island with the Great Barrier Reef below is why you want the window seat. Stunning. Our first order of business was to 'get on island time' by visiting the spa for relaxing massage. All of our meals were delicious but the highlight for us was spending the day on the water in a boat packed with a...

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

Dear Heidi H, I don't believe that I have heard them being called cute before, but the lizards are certainly interesting, aren't they? Like a number of the experiences on the island, they are part of the uniqueness of the resort that make Lizard Island such a special place. It was great to read that you enjoyed your time with...

Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed four nights the first week of March. We were treated like royalty from the time we arrived to the island until we arrived back in Cairns. We had a villa which was very comfortable and had incredible views. Special dinner for two on the beach is a must for couples. Very romantic and outstanding food. Very nice dive...

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

Dear Robert P, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your recent stay with us. Great to hear that you enjoyed your time on the island, and that you experienced some of the special activities on offer at Lizard Island. I hope to be able to welcome you back to the resort in the not too...

Bowral, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We thought the resort was as beautiful as when we visited just before the cyclones . The gardens were restored to their former glory and blooming after the recent rain. The coral and diving sensational, amazing food, beautiful beaches, superior service. This is a special place where you can truly relax and get away from it all. We are so...

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

Dear Jennifer L, Thank you so much for sending us some feedback. I was thrilled to hear that this visit was just as great as your last one, and that you got the opportunity to relax in our little slice of paradise. I hope you won't leave it too long until your next trip to Lizard Island. Kind regards, Emilio...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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  • Breakfast included
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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: $1,674 - $2,826 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Lizard Island Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 40
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