Last updated on August 10th, 2017 at 04:36 am
Lizard island is located 1,624 km Northwest of Brisbane. The island is a National Park and covers 1,013 hectares.
In that space, Lizard Island manages to fit in 24, pristine, white sand beaches, and a lagoon.
The island is also right off the Great Barrier Reef, allowing visitors to explore the reef right from their doorstep.
The island has its own luxurious resort with a variety of up-scale amenities and accommodations.
The flagship accommodation is, “The Villa.” The villa a secluded detached house atop a ridge with spectacular views of Sunset Beach and the Coral Sea.
The house has two bedrooms, both with en-suite bathrooms, a large sitting area, a butler’s kitchen, a private plunge pool, and LCD smart televisions and Apple docking stations with premium sound.
Private dining, with your own personal private chef and wait staff is also available at an added cost in the Villa, should you desire it.
“The Pavilion,” is a beautiful space in which to spend a holiday. It is positioned on the point of Sunset Bay, high above the Coral Sea, and offers 270 degree views of Anchor Bay, Osprey Island, and Sunset Beach.
The Pavilion comes with a large deck, complete with comfortable outdoor seating and a plunge pool, making it the perfect place to relax and take in the stunning sea views.
Like the larger Villa, The Pavilion comes with smart LCD televisions, Apple docking stations, premium sound systems, and sunset champagne and canapés served in their room daily. The room comes with a king-sized bed with additional roll away bedding if needed.
Located in a sweeping arc along Anchor Bay, the Anchor Bay Suites offer each suite a fantastic view of the water as well as a private walkway down to the beach.
Each suite has its own large verandah complete with a large daybed, perfect for lounging.
Each suite comes with premium in room sound, LCD smart televisions, and Apple docking stations.
They also have a king sized bed, with Anchor Bay Twin Suites also available with two king beds.
The Sunset Point Villas are located high on Sunset Bay.
As with all accommodation on Lizard Island, they offer unobstructed views over Anchor Bay or Sunset Beach and have direct access to multiple secluded beaches.
Each villa has its own private deck located just steps from the beach. This private outdoor space is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the beautiful view and the fantastic weather.
Select Sunset Point Villas also have their own private plunge pool. Each villa comes with a king bed and accommodates 2 people.
Beach View Suites are located in a tropical garden setting with quick access to the Anchor Bay Beach. Each suite has the same electronic entertainment options as the other accommodations at the resort, as well as a king-sized bed and a double sofa bed.
Beach View Rooms are located with easy access to Anchor Bay. Smaller than the Beach View Suites, the rooms come with the same electronic entertainment options, a private balcony located in a lush, tropical garden setting, and a king-sized bed or two king single beds.
Lizard Island: What to Do
The Lizard Island Resort offers a number of complimentary activities, as well
as a number of additional activities that can be scheduled at an added charge.
The complimentary activities include exploring Anchor and Watson’s Bay on a catamaran or glass bottom paddle ski, motorized dinghies, snorkelling equipment and lessons, day or night tennis, picnic hamper for private beach side lunches, paddle ski tours, nature slide presentations, a gymnasium, and a variety of self-guided nature walks.
However, if these aren’t enough to keep you busy, the resort also offers the following at an additional cost: diving and snorkeling trips to the inner and outer reef, diving courses, night diving, interpretive glass bottom boat tours, full or half day private game fishing, various treatments at the the resorts own Essential
Day Spa, research station tours, Lizard Island dive and fishing charters, champagne sunset cruises, and Sunset Beach Degustation. The resort fee also includes, gourmet meals from the fantastic Salt Water Restaurant, which serves a delicious
fusion of Australian, Mediterranean, and Asian cuisine. Guests can also relax over a drink at the Driftwood Bar and Wine Cellar.
If you want a more private dining experience, guest can take a gourmet picnic hamper on one of the resort’s private dinghies to a secluded beach and enjoy a delicious picnic meal. Likewise, private beachside dining in your own private marquee can also be arranged.
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