Lizard Island Great Barrier Reef Australia
40, including 18 suites and 15 villas.
11am, but flexible subject to availability. Check-in, 2pm.
Double areas from £967.77 (AU$1, 636), excluding income tax at 10 percent. Please note the resort charges another federal government income tax of AU$6.50 per person per evening on check-out.
Prices includes three meals daily, non-alcoholic drinks, a selection of wine, beer, fundamental spirits and Champagne, in-room minibar, picnic hampers, and also the usage of motorised dinghies, stand-up paddle boards, clearview kayaks and sailing craft.
For a full-on pamper, Lizard Island’s Li’Tya-stocked Azure salon specialises in human body polishes, couple’s remedies and stimulating massages. There's no cellular phone protection or reliable net in the area so turn off and calm down.
Salon, gym, tennis court, collection with books and games, television lounge with no-cost internet. In spaces: Bose sound system with CD player and iPod dock, no-cost minibar.
Our favourite rooms
For privacy, guide into among the Beachfront rooms during the far end of the bay (figures 23 to 26). These have expansive balconies providing glimpses through trees towards the tranquil turquoise waters of Anchor Bay and Sunset seashore, and a path right from balcony to beach. Rooms 17 and 18 have the best views and tend to be suitable for households. During the summer, stay in among Oceanview Villas – numbers 5 to 8 look out onto Sunset Beach, where in actuality the sunlight sinks spectacularly underneath the horizon in the summer months. Honeymooners and superstars typically opt for the Pavilion – secluded, luxurious and boasting sweeping beach views, a wraparound sun-deck and a personal plunge pool.
Surrounded by palms and with the sea as a background, the hotel’s freshwater pool is lined with wooden decking and cosy cushioned loungers.
The hotel provides almost everything you’re likely to need, including snorkelling equipment, wetsuits, coastline towels and pest repellent. Do bring an underwater digital camera, however, to help make the all the memorable undersea panorama.
Two-night minimal stay, and an ecological Management Charge of AU$6.50 someone, each day (capped at AU$19.50) is charged. A surcharge applies for credit-card repayments (1.5per cent for Visa and MasterCard, 3% for Amex).
Young ones over 10 are welcome, but it is better to bring your kids through the resort's Family Time times (24 September–9 October 2016), whenever over-6s can stay.