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March 20, 2023

Must Stay: Lizard Island Resort in the Great Barrier Reef, Australia

The spectacular Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia is a bucket list destination for many travelers.

An incredible way to experience the breathtaking beauty of Australia’s iconic natural wonder is having Artisans of Leisure arrange a stay at Lizard Island, an exclusive resort on a private island in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef.

Reached by a scenic flight from Cairns, the resort is surrounded by Lizard Island National Park, white sand beaches and the crystal-clear, turquoise waters of the Coral Sea.

Lizard Island

The relaxed accommodations have tranquil interiors with large windows that overlook the beautiful natural scenery.

Some of our favorite suites and villas have private plunge pools perfect for relaxing after a day of exploring.

The ultra-luxury resort also offers superb gourmet cuisine in its restaurant, which is surrounded by gardens and overlooks the sea.

Lizard Island offers a wealth of immersive, outdoor activities that maximize its unique location in the world’s largest coral reef.

Artisans of Leisure can arrange cruises to the inner and outer Great Barrier Reef, snorkeling, scuba diving, stand up paddleboarding, kayaking, sailing, nature walks and more.

Other options include private scenic flights over the reef, scuba lessons, sunset cruises, game fishing excursions, tennis, spa appointments, private picnics and yoga classes on the beach.

We also recommend having us arrange a private tour of the Lizard Island Research Station. Visiting the world-class coral reef research facility with a marine scientist offers fascinating insight into the Great Barrier Reef.

Lizard Island combines well with Tropical North Queensland and the Daintree Rainforest and other favorite destinations in Australia, including Uluru (Ayers Rock), Sydney and Melbourne.

Contact Artisans of Leisure to begin planning a private luxury Australia tour featuring the best resorts and tours in Australia.

Destinations:  Australia, South Pacific

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