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Westlake Village, California, USA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An amazing family trip to a few places "Down Under". Spent 5 days on Lizard Island and experienced great critters, hikes and excursions on the Great Barrier Reef. The staff was awesome. The food and drink was exquisite. I was not a fan of the "all-inclusive" previously but the Luxury Lodge concept in Australia is SUPERIOR!!

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Emilio F, General Manager at Lizard Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Mitch W, Thank you for your comments on your 5 days at Lizard Island. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the company of our local marine and terrestrial "pets", and thrilled to hear that you found your all-inclusive Luxury Lodge Experience superior. I hope you had a good trip back home, and look forward to welcoming you...

Seattle, WA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have thought of everything and most everything is included. They will take you on a boat with others to the reef, or take you on a private boat, or loan you a dinghy to explore the smaller reefs around the island. The dive gear is top-notch. There is a tennis court, a spa and a workout room with good...

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Emilio F, General Manager at Lizard Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Sinnet33, It sounds like you made the best of your time on the island, and that you were able to enjoy all that the resort has to offer, which is great to hear. There are amazing things to see and do both at sea and on land, and the only thing that is usually missing is enough time to...

Dorset, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lizard Island was at the end of a long NZ and Australia second honeymoon, it could be the best was saved until last by our agent DesigNZ on Travel, Lizard Island was the pefect end to a fabulous trip. It also gave us a much needed rest before heading back to the UK and reality. Lizard Island for tjose that...

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Emilio F, General Manager at Lizard Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Bill1955UK, I hope the return to winter was not too difficult after spending a few days in paradise. Lizard Island is a great spot for snorkelling and exploring amazing reef formations and marine life, either just off the beach or on the reefs surrounding the island, and I am glad to hear that you were able to enjoy what...

Colorado
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We first went to the Great Barrier Reef a few years ago in July, supposedly the perfect time of year for snorkeling. It stormed for the entire week. So much so that we never actually saw the reef, even from the helicopter that took us to a different island hotel where we were freezing and there was nothing to do....

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Emilio F, General Manager at Lizard Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear enjoytheadventure, You are absolutely right, anytime is the perfect time to visit the reef and Lizard Island. We are fortunate enough not to be affected by the green season as much as the mainland, and whilst December and January are a little warmer, we have enjoyed perfect days over this period. We pride ourselves in our ability to cater...

Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We have just arrived back from spending the most amazing 30th Wedding Anniversary on Lizard Island that we could have imagined. We knew it was going to be exceptional from the start when we when flew our own small Aeroplane in to the remote Airstrip and a beautiful young staff member was already there waiting to pick us up as...

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Emilio F, General Manager at Lizard Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear MagsCairns, Happy Anniversary once again, and thank you for your great feedback. I am glad that you were able to explore the natural wonder of the local reef around the island as well as the beauty of its sandy white beaches and the services we offer. There really are amazing things to see in our patch of the Great...

Sacramento, California
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Escape to the Great Barrier Reef in style, located in the middle of a Australian National Park, this is fantastic resort. Service is incredible at Every level food,beach house, front desk, all excellent. The guest/staff ratio is at least 10 to 1. ! Yes a bit costly but worth every penny!

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Emilio F, General Manager at Lizard Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear rassociate, Thrilled to hear that you enjoyed everything that the resort has to offer. A sincere thank you for your feedback, and best wishes for the new year. I hope to welcome you back to the island in the near future. Kind regards, Emilio Fortini

New Hope, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Awesome experience from the moment we landed with welcome champagne and snack to exquisite dinners (best kitchen ever!) to beach club staff who helped us with all boating, snorkeling adventures and the wait staff who was ever pleasant and helpful! The quietness and privacy are great. Waters so clear and warm. Getting there is quite a trip to Cairns then...

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Emilio F, General Manager at Lizard Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Linda W, I hope 2017 is starting well for you, and I thank you for your feedback on the resort. Lizard Island really is a perfect spot to relax and unwind, with as much or as little privacy as you would like, which is one of the benefits of remote destinations. Great to hear that you enjoyed the food...

Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

From the moment we arrived to the moment we left we were spoilt. The food, the staff, the apartments were all excellent. We went snorkeling and diving and we're looked after very professionally. Definitely we are coming back next year, hopefully for a month this time. A piece of paradise

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Emilio F, General Manager at Lizard Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear mez33, There is little I can add to your comments, except "bring on 2017, when we get to see you relax for a whole month". It was a pleasure to have you, and I look forward to seeing you again in the new year. Kind regards, Emilio Fortini General Manager

Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

This place was just "the best" chill out place ever. Batteries well and truly recharged. Best place, best food, best drink, best service, best atmosphere, best welcome, best everything. But without fail the thing that made it truly great, was the people that work their. They are just truly lovely people.

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Emilio F, General Manager at Lizard Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Michael H, Possibly with a biased view, I would certainly agree with your comments. The team at the resort is keen and eager, and are happiest when exceeding our guests' expectations, which is reflected on your experience. "The best chill out place ever" is a great compliment, and I thank you sincerely for your feedback. Best wishes for a...

Reviewed 16 December 2016

Lizard Island is such a magical place as soon as you land on the island you're instantly relaxed. The staff are just incredible and go above and beyond to make sure your every need is met. My husband and I are massive foodies and every meal we had was outstanding. The new renovation is beautiful and the rooms are light...

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Emilio F, General Manager at Lizard Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Lauren P, Great to hear that you found your experience with us unlike any other, and that your meals were outstanding. A great compliment coming from a foodie, one which our kitchen brigade will appreciate. Thank you for your review, and best wishes for the season and the new year. Emilio Fortini General Manager

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Lizard Island is truly secluded from the rest of the world. With 24 powdery-white beaches and 40 luxurious suites, it is the most northern resort in tropical Queensland and is located directly on the Great Barrier Reef. A National Park covering 1,013 hectares with 24 sandy beaches and a lagoon, Lizard Island is accessible only by private charter from Cairns Airport in northern Queensland, Australia. Cairns Airport is accessible from all major Australian airports and directly from some cities in Asia. The island is reserved for the fortunate few who will experience an unforgettable holiday like no other. Enjoy secluded picnics and sunset beach degustation on private beaches, five star cuisine in the beautiful Salt Water restaurant and indulgent spa treatments in the Essentia Day Spa. Relax in style in premium accommodation and take in the wonders of Australia's Great Barrier Reef - right on your doorstep. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lizard Island Resort

Address: Via Cairns, Lizard Island, Queensland 4871, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Lizard Island
Price Range: £1,061 - £1,688 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Lizard Island Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 40
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Lizard Island Resort All Inclusive
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“We did not have a beach-front room, but the view was still beautiful.”
 of 5 bubbles enjoytheadventure, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms look wonderful and each have their own advantages, However the Beach front Suite was absolute perfection for us.”
 of 5 bubbles MagsCairns, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“If you can get a sunset room and with pool”
 of 5 bubbles X2119PClindaw, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Best views are from suites above sunset bay.”
 of 5 bubbles H9691JOdavidh, 11 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Rooms assigned based on price point”
 of 5 bubbles iandavisurol, 9 Dec 2016 | Read review
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