Lizard Island Accommodation

Located an hour's scenic flight from Cairns, you will fly over the most spectacular vistas of the Great Barrier Reef en-route to Lizard Island, Australia's northernmost island. The island is stunning National Park that covers 1,013 hectares, boasting beautiful outlying reefs as well as 24 pristine, undisturbed beaches.

Lizard Island features a luxurious range of accommodation options which include spacious open plan rooms, suites and villas, with each offering views of the gardens, beach or ocean. Facilities include a restaurant and bar, day spa, freshwater swimming pool, tennis court and gymnasium.

Surrounded by spectacular coral reefs, ribbon and lagoon reefs Lizard Island is renowned as an amazing snorkelling and scuba diving holiday destination. Distinguished from the many other reef islands by its close proximity to the best known diving location on the Great Barrier Reef, Lizard Island provides you with the opportunity to get up close and personal with a variety of unique marine life including the huge yet playful Potato Cod.

There is so much to discover on Lizard Island whether you want to stroll along the pristine beaches, relax with a luxurious massage treatment or enjoy a gourmet picnic. There are also plenty of activities for the more adventurous including game fishing, bushwalking, sailing and glass bottom boat trips.


Lizard Island offers guests a choice of 40 luxurious room, suites and villas.

All Rooms Feature:

  • LCD Television
  • Bluetooth speakers
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Desk
  • Guest Stationery
  • Direct Dial ISD/STD Telephone
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Bath Robes
  • Premium bath products
  • Beach Towels and Beach Bags
  • Umbrellas
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Complimentary WiFi

Gardenview Room: These rooms are located close to Anchor Bay and feature premium in room sound system, LCD Smart TV and Apple docking stations. Bedding is 1 King Bed OR 2 Single Beds. Maximum room capacity is 2 Adults & Children.

Gardenview Suite: Features a separate bedroom and living room, and is conveniently close to the Lodge where Saltwater Restaurant and Driftwood bar are located; a short distance further is the pool and spa. Bedding is 1 King Bed + 1 Sofa Bed. Maximum room capacity is 3 Adults & Children.

Oceanview Villa: These villas are located on a ridge overlooking the Coral Sea. Bedding is 1 King Bed OR 2 Single Beds. Maximum room capacity is 2 Adults & Children.

Oceanview Plunge Pool Villa: These villas are located on a ridge overlooking the Coral Sea, and feature a private deck and plunge pool. Bedding is 1 King Bed. Maximum room capacity is 2 Adults & Children.

Beachfront Suite: The Beachfront Suites are located on Anchor Bay and offer direct access to the beach. These suites feature a large day bed on the outside deck and uninterrupted views to the beach and Bay. Bedding is 1 King Bed OR 2 Single Beds. Maximum room capacity is 3 Adults & Children.

The Pavilion: Features a separate bedroom that opens onto the deck, with a bathroom offering a deep, standalone bath and separate shower. The lounge is fully integrated into the outdoor deck through sliding doors. There is also a small kitchenette. Take the private pathway to your gazebo and plunge pool. Bedding is 1 King Bed. Maximum room capacity is 3 Adults & Children.

The Villa: The Villa's cliff top location provides stunning ocean views. Featuring two bedrooms, master with an ensuite and free standing bath, and the second bathroom with cascading rain head shower. The open plan lounge and dining area is complete with kitchenette. There is an expansive balcony with an 8 metre plunge pool. Bedding is 2 King Beds OR 1 King Bed + 2 Single Beds. Maximum room capacity is 5 Adults & Children.


Saltwater Restaurant: Features an ideal setting where you can take in the ocean views and the spectacular sunsets. The menu changes daily and is driven by the freshest local produce from the waters around the island and the coast and from the hinterland of the mainland.

Driftwood Bar: Located in the main lodge, Driftwood Bar serves evening pre-dinner drinks from a menu that is rich in local and international wines and specialty cocktails. The long bar is the social hub with many reconnecting with others they have meet throughout the day.


  • Reception
  • Limited foreign exchange
  • Travellers cheque facilities
  • Guest facsimile facilities
  • Book and games library
  • Island boutique
  • First aid clinic
  • Freshwater swimming pool
  • Tennis court
  • Daily laundry service
  • The Essentia Day Spa
  • Gymnasium
  • Disabled facilities available
  • Guest Lounge
  • Complimentary WiFi

The Lounge: Offers guests a place to relax with day lounges and beds offering relaxing views over Anchor Bay.


The following activities are free of charge:

  • Self-guided island walks and nature trails
  • Picnic hampers
  • Tennis
  • Nature slide presentations
  • Gymnasium
  • Stand up paddle boards
  • Snorkelling equipment and lessons
  • Motorised dinghies
  • Glass bottom boat trips

The following activities are available at a charge:

  • Research Station tours
  • Diving and snorkelling trips
  • Dive Tuition
  • Sunset Cruise
  • Full or half Day private diving, snorkelling or game fishing

Day Spa

Essential Day Spa: Relax, rejuvenate and rebalance with a massage or treatment. Private and couple treatment rooms are available.

Getting There

East Air flights depart from the East Air Terminal, located at the General Aviation Terminal at Cairns Airport, Hangar 8, Tom McDonald Drive.

Twice daily
Departs Cairns at 11.00am and 2.00pm
Departs Lizard Island at 12.25pm and 3.25pm

Please allow a minimum connection time of 1.5 hours for domestic connections and 2.5 hours for international connections. Luggage limit is restricted to a total of 25kg per person including one small carry-on piece of hand luggage not exceeding 4kg. Soft suitcases are preferable. Limited luggage storage facilities are available at the East Air Terminal Cairns prior to departure.

Additional Information

Children: 10 years and over are catered for all year round. Children 9 years and under are catered for and welcome during Family Time 24 June - 10 July 2022
Please Note: There is no mobile phone coverage on Lizard Island
Check In: 3.00pm
Check Out: 10.00am
Reception: 7.00am - 10.00pm
Address: Lizard Island

Location Map



Ratings are averaged based on 3 reviews.

The location is spectacular. The resort beautiful in a layback style.

Whilst we had a wonderful time here 5 days was probably sufficient. The staff are wonderful and our "suite was spacious and very comfortable with a nice large balcony. If you are not interested in snorkeling this would not be the vacation destination to head to.
At $2000 a night was it value for money - maybe not. Having stayed in many 5 star resorts around south east asia and the US we were underwhelmed because of the lack of opulence in the lobby, restaurant and bar areas. No floral displays, no flowers on tables, no water feature. For a luxury resort one would have expected fresh fruit and flowers in the rooms but that was not the case. The rooms were very tastefully decorated however, and quite roomy. Lack of internet or cell reception in rooms is disappointing.
All in all we had a very good experience but do feel it is overpriced.


A fantastic experience

My husband and I had the most fantastic stay on Lizard Island. We had four nights and everything was special. We rated everything as excellent and if you are looking for a fabulous unpretentious five star experience then Lizard is a great location.


A fabulous getaway

We had a four night stay in a sunset ridge room and loved every minute of it. Staff were very professional in a laid back way, and obviously enthusiastic. Activities were fabulous as was food.


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