Famously referred to as the ‘most romantic place on Earth’ by actress Kate Hudson, Lizard Island is a secluded haven—the perfect place for couples to find their footing after getting hitched. By Shrimayee Thakur

Situated over the Great Barrier Reef, Lizard Island is uniquely beautiful. The luxurious Lizard Island Resort, located on a 2503 acre National Park, is set on a white sand coast and is the only development on this island. Fringed with lovely beaches and mangroves, the island is a great place to disconnect from the world for partners starting a new life together.

The Lizard Island Resort has only 40 suites and villas with full access of the 24 beaches, meaning each guest, couple or group have their own private beach. The suites and villas have a breathtaking view of the Coral Sea. Each room in the resort is inclusive of gourmet meals, unlimited non-alcoholic beverages, in-room mini bar (restocked daily), deluxe picnic hampers for private beach outings, access to a motorised dinghy to explore the many beaches, stand-up paddle boards, clear-view sea kayaks and snorkelling gear for the duration of the stay. Guests can even go on self-guided excursions of the island to explore it at their own pace.

The resort offers a Romance package for couples, beginning with a flight over the Great Barrier Reef and the coast enroute Lizard Island. The package can be added on to a three night minimum stay and includes champagne on arrival with chocolate-dipped strawberries, an Island Essence spa treatment, a sunset cruise with champagne and cheese, a private beach day with a motorised dinghy and gourmet picnic hamper, and a private beach dining experience. Couples can enjoy uninterrupted time together, lounging in the secluded resort and private beaches.

The Great Barrier Reef, one of the seven natural wonders of the world, can be explored by snorkeling, scuba diving, or in kayaks or glass-bottomed boats. Wander down to the pristine beaches or engage in water sports. Guests can also explore the island and surrounding water via helicopter rides, which offer stunning aerial views of the exquisite area.

The Essentia Day spa is the perfect place to unwind and pamper yourself. Offering massages, special treatments for the face, hands, feet and body as well as water therapy and Essentia Signature Treatments, the spa offers a tranquil counterpoint to the adventure on the island.

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