Should you splurge on a visit to Lizard Island ... Well of Course!
Why, for the sun, the cyrstal clear waters, the wildlife and the food, oh the food!
Lizard Island is located some 30 kilometres from the mainland coast in the far north of Queensland.
This puts it at the northern most point of the famous Great Barrier Reef.
And despite being just 10 square kilometres in size, the island manages to accomodate 24 white sand beaches, ensuring there is no shortage of private places to relax and enjoy some of the best water activities Australia has to offer.
It is of course also the home to one of the countries most luxurious and exclusive accommodation destinations the Lizard Island: Great Barrier Reef Luxury Island Resort.
The resort is effectively the only thing on the island, so with no outside options your booking is provided on an all inclusive basis. So put the wallet away, the damage was done the day you booked, now enjoy the absolutely top class cuisine, immense bar and uber friendly, high-class service.
For us the Oceanview Plunge Pool Villas are the pick of the room options. Located high on a rocky ridge, you get the perfect view out over the clear waters from both your verandah and of course your private pool. In keeping with the all inclusive ethos, your mini bar consumption is also free of charge and is restocked daily.
If you do manage to pull yourself away form the food and beverages, the resort has another unique offering. This is the only place in the world where you are provided personal, unescorted use of powered water vessels. Ok, they are small, and the engines not powerful enough for you to get into any trouble. But still, the independence, freedom and resulting privacy is a clear highlight and something that really places Lizard Island apart from otherwise comparable luxury destinations.
The only way to get to Lizard Island, is via the resorts own chartered flight.
If you are considering visiting Lizard Island, our recommendation is book via the always friendly and super helpful team at Mr & Mrs Smith.