Lizard Island

Oct 04 2013 Written by:Marg O'Connor

Lizard Island – the jewel of the Great Barrier Reef – is the most luxurious place to relax, recharge and explore the underwater wonderland of corals and sea creatures. With 24 powder white sand beaches it truly is the perfect place to lose yourself. There are not many islands on the Great Barrier Reef that you can snorkel from your doorstep, but on Lizard Island you can.

Catering to only 82 guests (13 years and over) at any one time it is very easy to find a secluded beach to enjoy a picnic lunch and really feel like you are the only people on the planet. Having been privileged to stay on Lizard Island multiple times now I can honestly say if I was told I had only one week to live I would be on the plane to Lizard in a heartbeat.

If you are feeling energetic you should consider the hike up to Cooks Look. It is a challenging walk but your efforts are rewarded by the spectacular 360º views out over the reef. On the correct tide Lizard Island is also one of the few places in Far North Queensland that you can snorkel in mangroves without fear of being eaten by a salt water crocodile. The fish life that abounds amongst the mangroves stilt roots must be seen to be believed.

Treat yourself to paradise and have us arrange your stay for you.