Great Barrier Reef

Paradise Found

In the Great Barrier Reef, nature’s luxury is all around. It’s one of the most unique places anywhere on Earth, and it’s teeming with life. Filled with kaleidoscopic coral reefs, sea turtles, dolphins, and, in just a few places, people.

Here, you have the beaches virtually to yourself. Those footprints in the sand? Very likely yours and yours alone. If you’re the kind of person who needs their own space, you’ve definitely picked the right vacation.

Not everybody is built for such a remote and secluded world. But if you have a thirst for adventure and long to see what few others have, you’ll love this.

The Great Barrier Reef is proof that heaven is sandier than you think.

Exploring Great Barrier Reef

The largest living organism on the planet, the Great Barrier Reef spans over 2,254 kilometers — it can even be seen from space. Lizard Island Resort is the only luxury resort located directly on the reef, giving you a rare chance to step off the beach and snorkel over this Natural Wonder of the World.

Private Charters

Longing to see giant clam gardens and swim with schools of tropical fish, potato cod, manta rays and turtles? Elevate your Lizard Island experience with a private charter for fishing, snorkeling and diving excursions that will take you to the reef’s most coveted spots. Emerge from the water knowing why Lizard Island is like no other — the crew will be on hand serving local produce and refreshments.


One of the greatest joys of Lizard Island is access to some of the world’s best fishing. The waters around Lizard Island are rich with mackerel, queenfish, trevally and other species native to the ocean’s pelagic zone. Your crew knows the perfect spots, while the executive chef waits to prepare your catch for dinner.

Essentia Day Spa

Indulge yourself in signature spa rituals and opulent skin care at the Essentia Day Spa. Rebalance, relax and rejuvenate with your personalized spa experience featuring exclusive iKOU treatments.


World-class dining awaits you at Lizard Island Resort. Enjoy relaxed meals at the scenic Saltwater Restaurant, a private picnic on a secluded beach by dinghy, or a once-in-a-lifetime seven-course degustation beachside dining and wine menu. Each option uses the freshest local ingredients accompanied by spectacular views.

Gin Tasting & Wine Cellar

Improve your knowledge of spirits with a tropical gin-tasting masterclass from Cairns-based gin distillery Wolf Lane. At the Wine Cellar, try premium wines from Australia and around the world. The expert Food and Beverage team can help you choose a bottle for pairing with your favorite restaurant menu item.

Popular Activities

You’ll find an endless assortment of activities during your stay at Lizard Island. From stand-up paddle boarding to kayaking in a clear-view sea kayaks to a motorized dinghy ride to a private beach, you’ll never be short on things to do.

Hiking at Lizard Island Resort

Nature Walks

Lizard Island has many trails to discover, most famously the walk to Cook’s Look. Hike in the footsteps of Captain Cook to the highest point on the island. Experience stunning 360-degree views of the land and surrounding reef — and learn about the island’s history, flora and fauna from an experienced naturalist.

Snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef


Lizard Island is an ideal diving or snorkeling location. You don’t need to take a long boat trip – you’re there. Simply step off the beach and discover an unimaginable underwater world. Experience the Giant Clam Gardens at Watson’s Bay and the world-famous Cod Hole, among other highlights near the island.
Lizard Island Resort star gazing


With hardly any artificial light pollution on the island, the clear night sky presents the most heavenly glittering stars overhead. Don’t be surprised if you accidentally stay up all night staring at this beautiful display. Here, the night skies come alive.

Bird watching at Lizard Island Resort

Bird Watching

Get in touch with nature on a bird-watching tour with an experienced naturalist. You could spot white-breasted woodswallows, rainbow bee-eaters, Eastern ospreys, golden plovers, egrets, and olive-backed sunbirds among the stunning birdlife who call Far North Queensland home.

Explore Lodging

Enjoy elegant yet understated Great Barrier Reef accommodations in a variety of rooms and suites when you stay at Lizard Island Resort.

Lizard Island Resort Villa

The Villa

The Villa offers ultimate privacy and service at Lizard Island. Sleeping up to five guests, The Villa is secluded, sitting atop a ridge and commanding uninterrupted views across Sunset Beach and the Coral Sea.

Lizard Island Resort Pavillion

The Pavilion

Perched high above the Coral Sea and set on the point of Sunset Bay, The Pavilion combines complete privacy with a spectacular 270-degree panorama of Anchor Bay, Osprey Island, and Sunset Beach.

Lizard Island Resort Oceanview Villa

Oceanview Villas

Oceanview Villas are set high on Sunset Bay. Providing filtered sea views over Anchor Bay or Sunset Beach, these Villas offer privacy and easy access to a string of secluded beaches.

Lizard Island Resort Gardenview Room

Gardenview Rooms

Designed to ensure a relaxing stay and featuring the interior design elegance Lizard Island is renowned for, Gardenview Rooms are located in a tropical garden setting with easy access to Anchor Bay and the beach. 

Lizard Island Resort Beachfront Suite

Beachfront Suites

Set in a broad sweeping arc along Anchor Bay, with easy access to the main lodge and restaurant, Beachfront Suites offer captivating sea views and each has a private pathway leading directly to the beach.

Lizard Island Resort Oceanview Plunge Pool Villa

Oceanview Plunge Pool Villas

Nestled high along a ridge overlooking the Coral Sea, Oceanview Plunge Pool Villas are a small, private oasis with the fun of a private plunge pool for a touch of indulgence.

Lizard Island Resort Gardenview Suite

Gardenview Suites

The lush and tropical landscape hugs the Gardenview Suites and offers natural, meandering pathways to guide you directly onto Anchor Bay beach. Intimate, warm, and welcoming.


You’re in one of the world’s most beautiful places. You’re going to get some amazing photos.

Visit Great Barrier Reef

About as far off the grid as one could go, the Great Barrier Reef can be your personal paradise. Lizard Island Resort puts you smack dab in the middle of an incomparable natural world.