PAMPERED guests at a remote island getaway now have two stunning new luxury accommodation options to choose from at this exclusive Cape York destination.
The Estate at Lizard Island Resort overlooks three of the island’s white-sand beaches and turquoise waters. Featuring separate “world-class” residences, known as The House and The Cottage, the project is the dream of the late John Wilson, who built the first lodge on the island in the 1970s.
Dive boat operator Daniel McCarthy, said the The Estate was unlike any other retreat in the world.
“It’s truly spectacular and it’s another accommodation option which adds to the already iconic resort,” Mr McCarthy said.
“I had a personal tour of it recently and it sets itself apart through its location but also some incredible architecture.
“It’s a huge plus because the type of clientele it brings to the area are high-end tourists, so it highlights the region and hopefully will attract more visitors.
“It’s beautiful and private on a freehold block looking out to the northern Great Barrier Reef.”
Designed by Queensland architect James Davidson of JDA Co., The Estate aimed to nestle into its surroundings.
“As a reflection of its remote, and sometimes harsh environment, the form of the house was a robust outer concrete and copper shell,” Dr Davidson said.
“That was designed to blend with the surrounding rock formations and weather over time, balanced nicely by the interior which reflects a softer feeling through the use of timbers and natural stone.”
Costing around $16,000 per night for two guests to stay at The House, general manager, Leon Pink, said few experiences could rival a tropical escape to Lizard Island Resort.
“Our goal is to give the guests of The House a lifetime ‘bucket-list’ experience in this magical part of the world,” Mr Pink said.
Up to eight guests can enjoy an all-inclusive stay on The Estate, with a private host dedicated to curating guests’ experiences.