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Amenities

  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

Location

When you stay at Lizard Island Resort – All Inclusive in Lizard Island, you’ll be connected to the airport and convenient to Coconut Beach.

Rooms

Make yourself at home in one of the 40 air-conditioned rooms featuring iPod docking stations and free minibar items. Rooms have private balconies or patios. LCD televisions are provided for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy body treatments and facials. After a day at the private beach, you can enjoy other recreational amenities including an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Additional features at this resort include complimentary wireless Internet access, gift shops/newsstands, and wedding services.

Food & Drink

This resort is all inclusive. Rates include meals and beverages at onsite dining establishments. Charges may be applied for dining at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, some beverages, and other amenities.

Grab a bite to eat at the resort’s beachfront restaurant, which features a bar. Relax with a refreshing drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. A complimentary full breakfast is served daily.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include express check-out, a library, and a safe deposit box at the front desk.

How to Get There

Lizard Island Resort – All Inclusive
Pmb 40
Lizard Island, 4871 Australia

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 649 Reviews
The BEST holiday experience I've ever had
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lizard Island Resort was seriously the best holiday experience my husband and I have ever had. Absolutely nothing I could fault and it makes me wish TripAdvisor had more than a five star grading system as 5 stars just doesn't convey the excellence we enjoyed at this location. We stayed for 3 nights so the only thing which could have been improved with this experience was booking for longer (which we will do next time)! Guests arrive via charter plane which leaves twice a day from Cairns - upon landing on the Island we were met by staff who drove us (via golf buggy) to the main pavilion. The Resort GM, Emilio, personally greeted us on arrival and we were given a glass of top notch bubbly and guided to the seafood buffet lunch while our bags were taken to our rooms. When we got to our room, the Lizard Island Green Team had placed personalised resuable water bottles on our bed so that we could avoid the need to use single-use plastic drink bottles during our stay. I also noticed the restaurant serves drinks with paper, not plastic, straws and the picnic lunches are served in reusable bento box containers. This means the world to me as i'm a career sustainability practitioner (and the time we visited overlapped with World Environment Day #BeatPlasticPollution celebrations). My husband celebrated his 40th on Lizard Island so I'd already pre-booked a number of activities I wanted to do in celebration. The first day we walked out of the front of our room, onto the beach, and started snorkelling outside of our room and 'round the corner' to the amazing giant clam gardens where we saw heaps of fish including a couple of small stingrays. The second day we had a gourmet picnic with drinks to match packed for us and we took a private 'dinghy' (which was a little more sophisticated than it sounds) around the island to snorkel up close and personal with 6 green turtles (Casuarina Beach) before heading up to Mermaid Cove for our own private beach experience (where we saw one of the infamous by shy monitor lizards which are the island's namesake). That afternoon we had the most relaxing massages and spa treatments at the onsite day spa. The next day we had an outer reef experience where we snorkelled at Cod Hole (with ~4 different giant potato cods) and No Name/Ribbon Reef (with ~6 silver tipped reef sharks). That night we had our own private degustation on the beach for dinner. Food was amazing and chef was able to (at fairly late notice) design a menu for us which catered for our dietary sensitives and preferences. On the last day, as we were walking back from breakfast to our room along the beach (I'd just had breakfast which involved a bloody mary and lobster eggs benedict :)) we thought we would do one last sneaky snorkel outside our room - i'm so glad we did as we had our last snorkelling experience with 3 (black tipped?) reef sharks! We've come away from this experience so much more confident in our snorkelling as the water is crystal clear, there are no strong currents so you can swim out a fair way from land without fear and the wildlife you see (including sharks) are inquisitive and not threatening. I did see some coral damage from previous cyclones and bleaching but the Reef appeared to be in a state of improvement to me given the biodiversity and the presence of fish which eat of algae of any unhealthy coral. EVERY single member of staff we had the pleasure of interacting with was fantastic - they are a multicultural bunch to cater for the international guests and they're very accommodating to tell you where they are from (which i'm guessing they must get asked the same set of questions by every guest who stays). They make a note of remembering your name and asking you about the activities you've done that day. On the actual day of my husband's birthday the GM had placed a beautiful bottle of champagne on ice in our room which was there waiting for us when we got back from our outer reef experience - we drank it watching the sunset over the beach/ocean in front of our room - Thanks Emilio! A good measure of how professional the staff are is how they handle situations when things go awry. My husband developed a minor food sensitivity when we were over there and we were provided immediate access to a medic and he was given appropriate treatment and our food menus were also immediately changed. LIzard Island is a 5 star resort so you should be prepared to pay accordingly. It still represents value for money as the experience itself is priceless. Thank you Emilio and team for this amazing holiday - we will be back!

Fantasy Island
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By far the best trip for our family! Every single thing was top notch from our aromatic accommodations, the 5 Star meals and wide variety of beach activities. The true star is the island itself with its powdery white sand beaches, crystal aquamarine water, reefs & hikeable mountains.

We were pleasantly surprised that our “Gardenview” suite accommodations had a beautiful view of the beach & water from the bedroom, living room & deck! Very plush and comfortable with a great selection of beverages (wine, beer, mixed cocktails plus mixers, juices, water & soft drinks) and coffee/tea bar too.

The food is phenomenal- every meal was stellar, breakfast, lunch & dinner! Super fresh seafood available every meal - each day’s menu unique and innovative. This is a foodies’ dream resort!

As far as activities, we did both the local & outer reef boat trips and had amazing experiences exploring the giant clam gardens, Ribbon Reef and Cod Hole. We also took the dingy out to explore the various beaches with their individual experiences around the island. Be sure to order a picnic hamper for the trip - greatest “picnic” you will ever have! We also used the water bikes and glass bottom kayaks. The best snorkeling experiences we have ever had was over the coral reef between Watson & Anchor!

Elegant, yet casual for anyone who loves great food, beaches, and water adventures!

A very special place!

AWESOME!!!!!!
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was fun for the entire family we definitely found our paradise we went snorkeling with turtle and with a different fish everyone was so nice it was beautiful it was fun it was definitely awesome it was relaxing and amazing sunsets and food so great there is no place I'd rather be right now

Like nowhere else
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was looking for a really special experience for my partner and me on our recent trip to Australia and Lizard island didn't disappoint. It was all it promised to be - and more. It's not cheap but it really is worth it for such an exclusive place. from the moment your private plane starts to descend after an hour's trip over the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns you really are transported to paradise. Our beachfront suite was amazing, the staff were all excellent: friendly and attentive, the food was fabulous and the inclusive activities were all great, from snorkelling, stand-up paddle boarding to the highlight of the trip which was taking our own boat to one of the many beaches with a wonderful picnic complete with 2 bottles of wine in an ice cooler. It really is like nowhere else

Great Food and Beverages, Outstanding Service and Incredible Diving on Great Barrier Reef
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lizard Island Resort in the middle of the Australian Great Barrier Reef is not cheap but for those who can afford it and desire some of the best, it is well worth it! Very relaxing environment but also offering plenty of activities for those so inclined. Beautiful walks and hikes, secluded beaches, unforgettable sunsets and the food...