Saturday, November 3, 2012

Lizard Island Resort on the Great Barrier Reef

Reef encounter | South China Morning Post: "Lizard Island Resort on the Great Barrier Reef offers holistic escape among nature's wonders. Michael Sweet finds creatures and comforts to his liking." FROM 2,745 METRES, the aquamarine lagoons and coral cays of the Great Barrier Reef, fringed by ribbons of silky white surf, stretch out as far as the eye can see. With its divine beauty, flying over the reef is an almost spiritual experience. I'm en route to Lizard Island Resort, one of Australia's isolated luxury holiday destinations. The journey from the mainland takes 60 minutes, before the single-engine Cessna arcs gracefully to land on the island's tiny airstrip. Twenty-seven kilometres from the coast of Queensland and 250 kilometres northeast of Cairns, Lizard Island sits in a pristine area of the Great Barrier Reef. The resort's symbiotic relationship with the reef is the core of its profound appeal. Delivering understated luxury with a breathtaking reef encounter has consistently placed the resort in the Top 10 Hotels of the World list.

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