Lizard Island will re-open in March 2015, after 12 months of extensive refurbishment and rebuilding following the impact of Cyclone Ita.

While much of the island resort has been restored to its former glory, there are also a few new additions:

  • A new stand-alone suite, The Villa has been created. Featuring two bedrooms both with en-suites – the master with a luxury bath, a butler’s kitchen, plunge pool and wrap around deck, this 95 square metre villa sits atop a ridge offering uninterrupted views across Sunset Beach and the Coral Sea.  This will be the ultimate private, exclusive retreat for guests.
  • Previously Lizard Island’s most coveted suite, The Pavilion, with its private gazebo and plunge pool, will now be expanded to include a separate lounge room from which guests can enjoy the panoramic views over the Coral Sea.
  • A selection of the Sunset Point Villas will now have the added luxury of private plunge pools.
  • The Island’s spa has been relocated to provide additional space and now includes a dedicated manicure and pedicure room.

General manager, Amanda Silk was appointed in April to oversee the refurbishment of the Island and has a personal attachment to this project.

“I am really excited to be returning to Lizard Island.  Having been general manager here some years back, I have a really strong commitment to making sure this refurbishment provides the unique Lizard Island experience that our guests have come to know and expect.

“I am also relishing the chance to restore Lizard Island to its rightful position as one of the leading resorts of the world.”

Silk has been managing a highly experienced creative team, OPV Architects and Hecker Guthrie, chosen to re-design the interiors. Using the stunning views from each room as the hero for new design, interiors naturally integrate with the surrounding environment and combine neutral tones with highlights of colour from the reef.

Planning is also underway for a new activities schedule, which will be available at opening.

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