The Pavilion overlooking Anchor Bay
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Lizard Island Resort - Great Barrier Reef

Coronavirus Update 30 Aug, 2020

In an important update regarding our plans to reopen Lizard Island, on Queensland's pristine World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef, we have had to amend the resort's opening date.

The Queensland Government advised that its State borders are to remain closed until a date in September, 2020 in response to the current Coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic. The government's stance has significant flow-on effects for domestic commercial air capacity making access to the Cairns extremely difficult.

With the current restrictions in place coupled with the biosecurity restrictions around travel to Cape York in the State's north, Lizard Island will now reopen  14 December, 2020.

We would like to encourage guests currently holding bookings in the Australian winter to consider transferring their bookings to Spring and beyond. This time of year at Lizard Island is idyllic, with land and sea temperatures resting in the easy mid-20C/77F degrees range.

The luxury specialist Lizard Island team is on hand to offer further planning, advice and assistance with bookings from September onwards. Please feel free to phone the team on 1800 837 204 from within Australia or email on For further information on the Australian travel restrictions, please visit: and for updates on Queensland's measures visit:

For inspiration to travel to Lizard Island, explore more on this website and keep up to date with the news and seasonal happenings on our social media platforms by following @lizardisland.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

As the northern most resort on the Great Barrier Reef, and a luxury lodge of Australia, Lizard Island is truly secluded from the rest of the world. This is just one wonderful Lizard Island fact that makes it like nowhere else. The hour flight from Cairns allows you to take in the true majesty and scale of the reef, and the resort is literally on the reef - no long boat rides are needed to enjoy one of the greatest natural wonders of the world.

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Your Lizard Island escape includes...

Your stay at Lizard Island Resort is all-inclusive and for each day you spend on-island, you'll enjoy the following:
  • Luxury accommodation
  • Gourmet meals daily
  • Unlimited non-alcoholic beverages
  • A fine selection of wine, beer, basic spirits and sparkling wine
  • Your own in-room mini bar, restocked daily
  • Deluxe picnic hampers for private beach outings*
  • Access to a motorised dinghy to explore the many beaches*
  • Unlimited use of stand-up paddle boards*
  • Unlimited use of clearview sea kayaks*
  • Snorkelling gear for the duration of your stay*
  • *Bookings recommended
Please note: Lizard Island only caters to children 10 years old and over
Couple Walking on Private Beach, Lizard Island

Our Accommodation

Lizard Island The Villa Pool

The Villa

Coral Sea views, a private plunge pool, a spacious balcony and ultimate seclusion for up to four guests.

Lizard Island The Pavilion

The Pavilion

The Pavilion commands panoramic ocean views designed to bring the breathtaking outdoor vista inside.

Lizard Island The Beachfront Suites

Beachfront Suites

Step off your private deck, down a sandy path, where the beach and Great Barrier Reef await you.

Private Plunge Pool Villa, Lizard Island, Australia

All Rooms & Suites

Lizard Island's villas and suites have been designed to be in harmony with the natural beauty of the island and its surrounding ocean waters. 

Floor to ceiling windows allow the outdoor vistas and natural light to stream in, changing the hue and mood as the day turns to evening. You never really feel like you are sitting inside, more so that you are at the very heart of this exclusive island setting.

Lizard Island Signature Experiences

Hiking – Lizard Island, Australia

Dom Perignon Private Beach Picnic

Enjoy one of the quintessential Lizard Island experiences with the finest champagne and a beach picnic to match the idyllic private beach setting on the doorstep of the Great Barrier Reef.
Taste of Lizard Island – Special Offer

Romance Experience

During your stay with us, we'll accommodate your heart's desire with resort activities that include a romantic sunset cruise, indulgent spa treatments and private beach outings.
Explore the colourful reefs around Lizard Island with the Dive Package.

Dive Experience

Explore the beautiful reef surrounding Lizard Island, including trips to the inner reef, outer reef and a night dive plus all dive equipment.