Lizard Island is an island on the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, 1624 km northwest of Brisbane and part of the Lizard Island Group that also includes Palfrey Island. It is part of the Lizard Island National Park. Lizard Island is within Cook Shire.
Lizard’s astonishing natural beauty – enveloped by fringing reefs and a turquoise lagoon – is matched by the resort's 40 luxury villas located mere steps from the beach. One of the best ways to start your day at Lizard Island Resort is by slipping out of bed and into the water for a glorious pre-breakfast swim. Follow the refreshing dip with indulgent à la carte meals and sunset drinks at the Driftwood Bar, where guests gather to share the day’s adventures before dinner. In between, spend your time exploring Lizard’s languid waters; this is the only island resort where guests can simply wade into the water and snorkel the Great Barrier Reef.
Executive chef Mark Jensen delivers an impressive menu of modern Australian cuisine with a distinct South East Asian twist at the resort's Salt Water Restaurant. The menu revolves around simple dishes sourced as locally as possible, with a focus on fresh seafood. Most produce comes from Far North Queensland. Standout dishes include the coral trout fish cakes, melt in the mouth Asian beef cheek, or the stunningly simple seared black kingfish. Dishes are paired with wines hand selected for the resort by Australian sommelier and wine critic Jeremy Oliver.
Go for a dive at the Cod Hole, a reef-encircled sand patch renowned for its huge, but friendly, potato cod. It’s considered one of the world’s top 10 dive sites, not only for the friendly fish, some of which are up to 60 years old, but for the particularly spectacular array of soft and hard corals in bright technicolour. Cod Hole is located roughly an hour's boat ride from Lizard Island, and its remoteness contributes to its beauty.
• Paddle Boarding
• Motorised Dinghies
• Glass Bottom Sea Kayak
• Walk to Cook’s Look
• Nature Walks and Trails
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