Best honeymoon resorts: Lizard Island, Australia

Thursday, 19 January 2014 12:55 PM

Close your eyes and picture a haven of serene sugar sand beaches protected by luscious coves and a sea as clear as glass - this is Lizard Island. Consistently rated as one of the top ten hotels of the world, Australia’s northern most island resort is located right on the Great Barrier Reef and 240km off the coast of Cairns.

This pristine wilderness is the perfect spot for romantic escapism, 40 stylish villas and suites are scattered along the fertile hillside with blasts of blue ocean interrupting the striking views.

Suites are light, airy and contemporary, decked in tones of creams and natural wood. This is island chic at its best. Look out at the breathtaking views from your giant daybed in the Anchor Bay Suites, enjoy private beach access from the Sunset Point Villas, or relax in your private plunge pool with 270-degree panorama views from the romantic Pavilion.

And it’s not just the island views that will have you swooning, as the island’s Osprey Restaurant serves up some top notch gourmet cuisine, matched with fine wines and champagne.

Honeymoon specials
Honeymooners can take advantage of the island’s Reef Romance package which includes champagne and chocolate dipped strawberries upon arrival, a romantic sunset cruise with champagne and cheese and an indulgent spa treatment for two. It also includes two of the island’s must-do activities – a motorised dinghy ride to a private island, complete with gourmet picnic hamper and a candle-lit beach dining experience.

Beyond the bedroom
Nature carpets every inch of this idyllic island and you won’t be able to resist the pull of the wild. Go hiking among the hill tops for spectacular ocean views or fall in love with the underwater world of bright coral, tropical fish and at some points in the year, even dolphins and whales. This island will surely seduce you with its pure beauty.

Romance rating: ♥♥♥♥♥
 

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Best honeymoon resorts: Lizard Island, Australia

Best honeymoon resorts: Lizard Island, Australia

Close your eyes and picture a haven of serene sugar sand beaches protected by luscious coves and a sea as clear as glass - this is Lizard Island. Consistently rated as one of the top ten hotels of the world, Australia’s northern most island resort is located right on the Great Barrier Reef and 240km off the coast of Cairns.