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Enjoy a 2-night stay for 2 guests in a Beachfront Suite at the stunning Lizard Island Resort, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia. Stay is all-inclusive and includes luxury accommodation, gourmet meals daily, unlimited non-alcoholic beverages, a fine selection of wine, beer, basic spirits and sparkling wine, complimentary in-room mini-bar (restocked daily), deluxe picnic hampers for private beach outings, sunset cruises, access to a motorized dinghy to explore the many beaches, unlimited use of stand-up paddleboards, and clear view sea kayaks and snorkeling gear, (for full details of what is included, please see full description below). Stay is valued at approximately $9,000 AUD / £5,090 GBP / $6,545 USD*.
Please note the winner will be required to separately pay the Environmental Management Charge Levy of $7 AUD per person, per day to a maximum of $21 per person (approx. £11.90 GBP / $15.30 USD), as well as for all additional purchases including flights, transfers, private dining experiences, cellar wine listings, selected excursions, etc.
Auction stay dates: to be booked in advance and stay taken before 15 December 2022, excluding stays over 18 December 2021 – 07 January 2022; 31 January – 12 February 2022 and 01 – 04 April 2022, subject to availability.
Lizard Island is a place like nowhere else. It’s the only resort located on a 1,013-hectare National Park and quite literally on the Great Barrier Reef, offering seclusion and natural privacy to cherish. Lizard Island enjoys a tropical climate and the average year-round temperature is a sublime 27°C (81°F).
With just 40 rooms and villas and a selection of private beaches, guests can escape to a private beach for a day exploring the reef, taking in the incredible nature that surrounds you, all while never seeing another person.
Exploring and experiencing Lizard Island can be enjoyed by taking part in a number of guided tours, either to the inner and outer reefs, the Research Station or on nature walks and challenging hikes to the top of Cook’s Look. Alternatively, you can explore the island on a self-guided tour, taking in the beauty at your own pace.
Resort amenities include a book and games library, Island boutique, freshwater swimming pool, tennis court (night and day), gymnasium, and The Lounge with day loungers and beds offering relaxing views over Anchor Bay, the lush, rolling gardens, and swaying palms, you can sit, read, chat and simply take in the natural wonder that is Lizard Island.
The Essentia Day Spa is designed as a natural extension of the calm tranquility of the resort, encouraging you to relax, rejuvenate and re-balance. Private and couple treatment rooms and a full menu of relaxing and therapeutic treatments are offered.
In terms of dining, the resort offers simple and relaxed cuisine at the Salt Water Restaurant with a focus on fresh seafood and superb local produce, drawing on the flavors of modern Australia, Asia, and Europe.
Alternatively, guests can enjoy a Private Beach Picnic Hamper and take a private dinghy to motor to a beach of your choice, or have one of the Marine team drop you off and collect you again at a predetermined time (private beach picnics are included in your Lizard Island stay). Guests can also enjoy Degustation Beachside Dining in two private beach pavilions which sit on Anchor Bay, each with spectacular views of the nightly sunsets, while the staff discretely serve the seven-course dinner with complimentary wines that you have discussed, confirmed, and created with our Executive Chef upon arrival (additional charges apply for the Beachside Degustation Dinner, which is also subject to availability). Finally, in the evening enjoy pre-dinner drinks at the Driftwood Bar whilst the sunsets. The Lizard Island wine and beverage list is inclusive in your stay. However, if you wish to select from the much acclaimed Cellar list or our electric cocktail creations there will be an additional charge.
Complimentary Activities included in your Lizard Island stay: self-guided island walks and nature trails, tennis (day and night), nature slide presentations, stand up paddleboards, snorkeling equipment, and lessons and the use of motorized dinghies. There are lots more activities to enjoy too for an additional fee: glass-bottom boat trips, research station tours, diving and snorkeling trips to the local, inner or outer reef, dive tuition (limited), full or half-day private diving, snorkeling, or game fishing on duyfken (black marlin season is from September to December), sunset cruise and the Essentia Day Spa. To avoid disappointment, it is recommended to book in advance.
Please note: Lizard Island only caters to children 10 years old and over and limited wifi is available at dedicated areas across the resort, however, there is no mobile phone coverage on Lizard Island.
The winner and their guest will be staying in a Beachfront Suite set in the natural arc of Anchor Bay, offering uninterrupted beach access. These suites enjoy a large day bed on an expansive outside deck with full, uninterrupted views to the beach and the many yachts and boats anchored in the Bay. It is here, on the deck, that you can leave your snorkel and fins for the duration of your stay – allowing you to swim and snorkel on a whim at any time of the day or night. The natural interior tones and fabrics provide a soft backdrop to the richness of the blues and greens of the landscape, sky and sea framed through the soaring double glass doors and day bed. The luxury bathroom is drenched in natural light and the overall ambiance is one of tranquility.
Terms and Conditions
Luxury Travel Diary terms and conditions apply. *This auction item is valued at approximately $9,000 AUD by Lizard Island Resort, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia – please note this valuation is the list price provided to Luxury Travel Diary by the Auction Prize Provider and should be used as a guide only as cheaper discounted rates may be available. No cash alternative is available. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, promotion, or discount. This auction item excludes flights and transport – you will need to arrange and pay for your own flights / transportation to and from your home to Lizard Island Resort, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia to coincide with your booking. Your stay is subject to availability, must be booked in advance and stay taken before 15 December 2022, excluding stays over 18 December 2021 – 07 January 2022; 31 January – 12 February 2022 and 01 – 04 April 2022. Please note the winner will be required to separately pay the Environmental Management Charge Levy of $7 AUD per person, per day to a maximum of $21 per person (approx. £11.90 GBP / $15.30 USD), as well as for all additional purchases including flights, transfers, private dining experiences, cellar wine listings, selected excursions etc. Please note any associated taxes / resort fees / entrance fees etc. and all additional purchases will be collected from the winner by the relevant property at the time of booking your stay or on departure and will not be deducted from the amount bid for the item. Winners must pay for their auction item in full via PayPal within 48 hours of the auction end. The full Terms of our auctions can be found here. To the fullest extent permitted by law, Luxury Travel Diary will not be liable for any loss or damage arising out of the winners’ use or enjoyment of the prize; and the winner acknowledges that Luxury Travel Diary accepts no responsibility whether directly or indirectly for any claims whatsoever arising in respect of the prizes provided by third party providers or sponsors.