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Please Note: Lizard Island Resort caters to children 10 years old and over.


Join us for the

Festive Season at Lizard Island

There’s nowhere like Lizard Island to celebrate the festive season with the ones who matter most. Here at the resort, holidays are synonymous with world-class dining that showcases the freshest local produce, premium drinks, and a fun schedule of festivities to enjoy.

While it’s a busy summer season already, there are some spots still available to make this year a special celebration:

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or contact your Luxury Specialist:

Phone: 1800 837 204

All dining and activities are included in each guest’s stay, unless otherwise stated. All activities below are subject to weather conditions.

There will be live music by Travis Drew on the 24th, 25th and 26th of December for lunch and dinner, the 28th, 30th and 31st of December for dinner and on the 31st and 1st for lunch.

Please note Lizard Island welcomes families with children 10 years and over.

Wednesday 20th December, 2023

The festive season kicks off with carols by candlelight led by our staff choir on the sunset lawn at Marlin Bar as the sun sets. Drinks and dinner are available.

Friday 22nd December, 2023

We will be hosting the inaugural festive competition for guests on the beach – a fun knock-out round style contest held over a few days with the winner taking home the grand prize.

Sunday 24th December, 2023 – Christmas Eve

Guests Spend the day relaxing on Lizard Island at leisure and exploring the Great Barrier Reef, then gather for sunset drinks at Marlin Bar.

On Christmas Eve, guests in the Saltwater Restaurant will be treated to a traditional Christmas dinner over three courses, featuring a taste of traditional Christmas food from the incredible range of cultures that call Australia home.

Monday 25th December, 2023 – Christmas Day

Guests wake up on Christmas morning to enjoy a classic Christmas breakfast in Saltwater Restaurant.

After breakfast, look out for Santa arriving on the beach and enjoy pre-lunch drinks and cocktails served by elves at special Christmas pop-up beach bars.

Christmas lunch is served in Saltwater Restaurant. A fresh and summery buffet to start and main to order, featuring the finest Far North Queensland produce. Matched wines are included.

For dinner, a three course Christmas themed menu with wine pairing will be served in Saltwater Restaurant.

Tuesday 26th December, 2023 – Boxing Day

The second round of our inaugural festive competition kicks off for guests on the beach – a fun knock-out round style contest held over a few days with the winner taking home the grand prize.

Thursday 28th December, 2023

Enjoy a pop-up Oyster and Champagne bar at the Beach Club after a festive lunch in Saltwater Restaurant.

Sunday 31st December, 2023 – New Year’s Eve

To celebrate the incoming New Year and all it may promise, Lizard Island will start the New Year’s Eve celebrations with hosted sunset drinks and canapés on the lawns overlooking Anchor Bay.

Afterwards, guests are treated to a special New Year’s Eve dinner in Saltwater Restaurant with matched premium wines. Live music will feature in the restaurant during dinner.

After dinner, guests can venture along the beach or boardwalk to the Marlin Bar to ring in the New Year in style. Enjoy the resort’s resident DJ, flowing Champagne to toast at midnight, and a live screening of the famous Sydney fireworks display.

Monday 1st January – New Year’s Day

Start the year with a sleep in and late breakfast or brunch in Saltwater Restaurant.

The perfect place to get married!!! We were looking for a very private wedding, just the two of us, and after contacting the hotel, they helped arrange everything. They arranged a celebrant (Vivian) to fly in to perform the ceremony, and with the help of Nicole, Heather and David all our wedding needs were taken care of. David and Heather were our witnesses, and David (Resort Photographer) took some amazing pictures... the day ended with a very romantic 7 course dinner on the beach, served to perfection by Claudio - Steve and Alice

Lizard Island is a very special place... quiet, serene remote with sunsets to die for, it was the perfect choice for our 50th wedding anniversary. The staff is friendly and attentive - responsive to every request. - Russ

A spectacular island and resort! It is truly a wonderful experience from the beach to the water, the sunsets, the sea life, the birds and the spa pampering. The staff could not be more accommodating, professional, and helpful all in a most impressive and genuine manner. The accommodation is tops; well kept and maintained. The bar and dining atmosphere is friendly and a pleasant atmosphere - the food was truly a gastronomic treat - every meal! We left feeling so relaxed and extremely well looked after. Definitely 5 star hotel and attention. - Linda

If you are looking for the most friendly, comfortable, and exquisite place to relax, this is it! Sand, sun, snorkel, dive, boat, paddle board, hike, relax. It’s all here! The spa was awesome with Beck, best pedicure ever. Ava was awesome on the beach, Magic was totally chill and helpful. The whole crew on the dive boat was awesome. The cabins on the beach are amazing. But the food, and diversity of menus was off the chart. Wine pairings to match. - Tom

We arrived via small plane to our own private paradise. The rooms were large, tasteful and beautifully appointed. The staff was wonderful, warm and welcoming and the dining experience superb. Add to that the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef and you are truly in paradise. - Lisa