The Pavilion overlooking Anchor Bay

Lizard Island Sails into Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2020

Long regarded as the pinnacle of luxurious island resorts, Queensland's Lizard Island has been named in Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards for 2020. It's the first time the iconic property has been included in the prestigious, globally recognised awards, and it's news that's especially welcome as the island prepares to reopen on September 1 this year after a period of closure during the coronavirus pandemic.

The 2020 World's Best list is the result of an international Travel + Leisure reader survey. It is one of the world's most esteemed hotel collections and representative of the world's most incredible travel experiences.

In a year when travel has involved reminiscing about favourite holidays and planning trips to wish-list destinations, it's especially meaningful that Lizard Island is top of mind among the world's most discerning travellers casting their votes.

Lizard Island achieved a score of 94.59 out of a possible 100, placing it as the best Australian resort in the Top 5 Australian and New Zealand Resorts list.

Lizard Island is the northernmost island on the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef. With just 40 guest suites and villas offering direct access to more than 20 white-sanded beaches, an escape to Lizard Island is a luxuriously exclusive experience. Guests venture to remote snorkelling and diving spots on the inner and outer reefs where hundreds of vibrant fish and coral species thrive. Hikes retrace Captain Cook's footsteps and offer panoramic views of the reef while the Australian Museum Lizard Island Research Station offers a fascinating insight into the day-to-day conservation of Lizard Island's incredible natural environment.

The luxury specialist Lizard Island team is on hand to offer further planning, advice and assistance with bookings from September onwards. Please feel free to phone the team on 1800 837 204 from within Australia or email on Luxury-aus@delawarenorth.com.

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We look forward to seeing you soon!