The traditionally couples-only Lizard Island retreat on the Great Barrier Reef will welcome families with children aged three years and up during the June/July school holidays.
“Family Time” packages at the Luxury Lodges of Australia member property will be offered from 26 June to 11 July 2021, promising “relaxed, barefoot luxury and an unforgettable holiday for everyone”.
The three-night Family Time package includes special children’s rates and a dedicated Junior Rangers program that includes fun and educational activities centred around the Great Barrier Reef with treasure hunts, arts and crafts, snorkelling lessons and kids’ Citizen Science activities designed to be both fun and educational.
The Essentia Day Spa has created a special menu for pampering younger guests, and the chef has created a menu of fun but nutritious meals for the junior five-star guests, catering to their younger tastes while also offering them their own slice of gourmet dining, fit for a luxurious island resort.
Bigger kids can also have access to the resort’s great range of non-motorised marine gear including clear- view kayaks and stand-up paddleboards, while families can take off with a gourmet picnic hamper to set up
their own private camp on one of Lizard Island’s 24 white-sanded beaches.
Family-friendly tours take to crystal-clear waters for an up-close encounter with Lizard Island’s turtles or snorkelling the marine reefs for the chance to see giant clams, vibrant corals and a kaleidoscope of tropical fish, including Simon, the resident grouper.
Rates on the Family Time package start at $5,085* per room based on twin share accommodation for one adult staying with one child. Families staying on the package enjoy all dining and beverages, plus a range of
marine activities, with the in-suite bar restocked daily.
Delaware North Australia Parks and Resorts Executive Director Greg Magi said Family Time offered guests a rare chance to experience the incredible natural beauty of the Great Barrier Reef together, while also enjoying fun times for kids and relaxing time for parents.
“It’s our goal that families with kids have the experience of a lifetime here at Lizard Island and gain a stronger understanding of, and connection to, the amazing eco-system we operate in,” Magi said.
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.