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Lizard Island

Secluded within a National Park enriched with beautiful and diverse Australian wildlife and bounded by private beaches paired with personalized service, it is truly like nowhere else.

Lizard Island is located right on the Great Barrier Reef, offering sensational diving opportunities, including the famous Cod Hole. The island is only a 50-minute boat ride to the legendary Outer Great Barrier Reef. Snorkelers are rewarded for little effort with coral gardens, brightly colored tropical fish and giant clams just moments from the island's beaches. Discover secluded, pristine beaches by foot or by motorized dinghy with a gourmet picnic just for two. The Salt Water Restaurant will take you on a culinary adventure with the menu changing daily.

Choose from only 40 contemporary spacious suites and villas with picturesque views, a private deck, high-end amenities and state of the art facilities for you to immerse yourself in. 

Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia


Property Includes

  • Business Center
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fitness Center
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Services
  • On-Site Activities
  • On-Site Restaurants
  • Safe
  • Spa
  • Swimming Facilities
  • Room Information

    The Villa
    Make yourself at home in this spacious villa with all the luxury amenities you could ever need at your fingertips. Situated on Sunset Ridge with views over the Coral Sea, it is secluded from all other accommodations.  It features two bedrooms, an open plan lounge with a dining area, a kitchenette and an expansive deck where each evening, canapés and drinks are served by a dedicated staff member next to the private eight-metre plunge pool.

    The Pavilion
    The height of luxury and the most desirable, The Pavilion combines complete privacy with 270-degree panoramic views of Anchor Bay, Osprey Island and Sunset Beach and sets a standard of pure opulent comfort. It features an over-sized bedroom with a lounge area, a separate bathroom with garden views, a kitchenette with a breakfast bench, a sweeping deck with a gazebo where each evening, canapés and drinks are served by a private plunge pool.

    Beachfront Suite
    Set in the broad sweeping arc of Anchor Bay with pathways to the beach, this suite offers a seamless blend of indoors and out with an open plan design. It features a large day bed, expansive deck with uninterrupted beach views and direct access to the beach. 

    Plunge Pool Villa
    Set on Sunset Ridge among native eucalyptus bush land with views over Sunset Beach, this private oasis villa makes for the perfect romantic stay. It features a bedroom with a lounge area, private deck with outdoor furniture and a private plunge pool.

    Ocean View Villa
    Looking over the Coral Sea or Anchor Bay with pathways leading down to some of the island’s renowned private beaches, this villa features a bedroom with a lounge area, and a private deck with outdoor furniture.

    Garden View Room & Suite
    Immersed in the lush tropical garden with easy access to the water and beach club, this accommodation is exceptionally comfortable with all the essentials. The rooms and suites all feature a private balcony with outdoor setting. Suites also include separate sleeping areas.

    Things To Do


    Salt Water Restaurant: Salt Water is like no other restaurant with its openness creating a natural extension of the beautiful surroundings of Lizard Island. The menu takes its inspiration from local waters and suppliers and its flavour infusions from around the world.

    Marlin Bar: Step back in history to a place that has hosted many visiting fishermen during Marlin season. Rustic and relaxed, the wood fire pizza on offer is the perfect accompaniment to a cold drink at the end of the day.

    Signature Beach Dining Experience: For a special dining experience, choose from two beautiful beach locations. Prior to dinner, you will have the opportunity to meet with the chef to discuss your degustation menu and matching wine selection. Minimal service interruptions ensure the ultimate seclusion and privacy. Private dining can be booked on arrival or during your stay at Lizard Island. Please note, additional costs apply.

    Bar & Lounge: The resort's relaxed lounge, open all day, offers comfortable sofas and an inviting bar area. Enjoy tropical juices, coffee and tea, Australian and imported beers. The extensive wine list features Australian and New Zealand wines or you may select your favorite spirits, liqueurs and cocktails. 

    The Cellar: The Lizard Island private Cellar List provides guests with an additional option when dining with selections of rare vintages curated from world leading vineyards.


    Essentia Day Spa: A sanctuary for blissful relaxation and rejuvenation, Essentia delivers a menu of pampering and well-being experiences including facials, massages, manicures, pedicures, using products exclusive to the spa.

    Complimentary Activities
    • Explore Anchor and Watson's bay on a catamaran or glass bottom paddle ski
    • Motorized dinghies
    • Snorkeling equipment and lessons
    • Interpretive glass bottom boat tours
    • Tennis - day and night with all equipment supplied
    • Picnic hampers for romantic and secluded beachside lunches
    • Paddle ski tours
    • Nature slide presentations
    • Gymnasium

    Other Activities (charges apply)
    • Diving and snorkelling trips to the inner or outer Reef
    • Diving courses
    • Night Diving
    • Full or half day private game fishing, Black Marlin season is from September to December
    • Azure Spa treatments
    • Research station tours
    • Lizard Island dive and fishing charters on MV Fascination
    • Champagne sunset cruises

    Sample Itineraries

    Lizard Island can be included in any of our itineraries. Call a Swain Destinations Specialist today at 1-800-227-9246.