The new and entirely exclusive Lizard Island is one you’re going to want to add to your bucket list. As the standalone accommodation option on Lizard Island National Park, be prepared for empty stretches of sand and tropical rainforests, hidden coves and crystalline seas.
The only way to reach this atoll is via private plane from Cairns, which is ideal for several reasons: 1. You’re not going to come across any day-trippers, 2. You can skip the reef trips with boatloads of tourists, and 3. Minus the crowds and constant buzz of your phone, there’s nothing to stand in the way of total relaxation. Bring a book, bring your bathers, don’t forget the SPF, and you’re set.
The resort includes a range of luxurious, palm-shaded hideaways for you to choose from. Whether you want to go all out and book 'The Villa' – complete with its very own plunge pool overlooking the ocean – or are happy to chill out in a stylish suite, here, there’s an escape for every taste.
With the vast offerings of the site, your days will be filled with the best kind of ‘to-dos’ – primarily, taking advantage of the beautiful surrounds. Wake up with walks on the beach. Hike along trails through the rainforest, and cool off with ocean swims. There are gourmet picnic hampers for you to spread out on your favourite patch of sand. And catamarans, dinghies and paddle skis for you to play on the Coral Sea. Take a complimentary snorkelling lesson, or conduct your own underwater explorations with the free-to-use gear. When you’re exhausted from all the fun, saltwater and sun, hit the bar for a cooling drink, or replenish your energy with a bite from the restaurant. For something special, how about dining in a private marquee at sunset? Or going on a cruise with your love? Or perhaps you could get off the beach towel and onto the massage table at Essentia Day Spa. There are so many enticing options, and they’re all intended for you to kick back, relax and forget the outside world, even if just for a little while.
Do it all or nothing at all, either way, a stay at Lizard Island is sure to leave you refreshed. If you’re after an action-packed escape – diving, fishing, hiking and boating – it’s yours. But if lolling about soaking up the sunshine and cocktails sounds more like your jam, that’s 100% an option too. Choose your own adventure at this lush green isle jutting out from coral-rich sea.
- Swimming pool
- Tennis court
- On-site restaurant/café
- iPod dock
- Sound system
- Air conditioning
- Toiletries provided
An hour flight or 240km from Cairns, on the Great Barrier Reef. 50-minute boat trip to the outer reef fishing area. 15-minute boat trip to the inner reef fishing area.
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