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Lizard Island Resort & Spa
Why we like it
- All rooms have a private decks
- A tiny gem adoring the translucent waters of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, the resort is a diving paradise
- A beach restaurant serves fine food and wine whilst Osprey's Restaurant serves Australian, Asian and European cuisine
- Azure Spa offers treatments that bring ancient indigenous medicines and massage techniques together with aromatherapy, colour therapy, sound therapy and herbalism principles
- The resort has a freshwater swimming pool
- Other facilities include bars and lounges, a library, a fitness centre, island boutique, tennis courts, snorkeling equipment and lessons and a glass bottomed boat, whilst a wide range of activities are available
We recommend the Pavilion for the ultimate in luxury, combining complete privacy with spectacular panoramic views of Anchor Bay, Osprey Island and Sunset Beach.
First experience with A&K. Intended to ask various travel companies for quotes but Vicky (Hamlin) was so good with her suggestions that we did not seek alternative quotations the suggested itinerary was excellent and helped us decide on a balanced and interesting holiday.
- GD, Windermere
Lizard Island is truly secluded from the rest of the world, located right on the Great Barrier Reef, and surrounded by 24 powdery-white beaches as well as a wealth of diving opportunities. The 40 luxurious suites are elegant, spacious and contemporary with either ocean or beach views. Decorated in pure white, the rooms are understated, contemporary and chic - with flashes of colour provided by bold upholstery and wooden detailing. All are wonderfully located in tropical gardens high on Sunset Ridge or on the broad, sweeping arc of Anchor Bay - they manage to combine total privacy with wonderful views.
Best time to be there
All year round; many parts of the country are perfect, even in the middle of the year. The climate ranges from tropical (Darwin) to semi-desert (Alice Springs), humid temperate (Brisbane and Sydney), cool temperate (Melbourne and Hobart) and Mediterranean (Perth and Adelaide).
Sydney/Melbourne/Perth/Darwin (British Airways/Qantas/Emirates/Etihad Airways)
17-21 hours 30 minutes, one refuelling stop
GMT +8 - +10 hours
Visa required for UK passport holders
Yellow Fever certificate if arriving from an endemic area
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