Lizard Island – Australia’s most northerly island resort on the Great Barrier Reef – has undergone a soft refurbishment. The renovation, completed by interior architects Pike Withers, sees a fresh look for the Lodge Bar and Osprey’s Restaurant, plus new furnishings for the Anchor Bay Suites and Sunset Point Villas.
The refurbishment is aimed at significantly improving the guest experience and reflecting the beauty of Lizard Island’s location – a 1,000-hectare island sitting right on the Great Barrier Reef, fringed with coral reefs.
The Lodge Bar and lounge have been transformed with the introduction of a brighter and more modern colour palette, creating relaxed interiors. Natural materials such as stone and timber are used throughout, set against a backdrop of clean white.
Osprey’s Restaurant has been fitted out with a series of comfortable banquettes in vibrant blue fabrics for more relaxed dining while looking out over the reef, while a blue, white and aqua feature tile has been introduced to the rear wall.
The Lodge Bar has also been enhanced with new modern furniture and low height credenzas and bookshelves.
Lizard Island’s guest rooms have also been upgraded with the Sunset Point Villas and the Anchor Bay Suites refurbished with new furniture.
Set in a broad sweeping arc along Anchor Bay, within easy reach of Osprey’s Restaurant and the Lodge Bar, the Anchor Bay Suites offer views and a pathway down to the beach.
A key feature of the interior design is the blend of indoors and out, thanks to a spacious open plan, with large verandah and daybed. The Anchor Bay Suites have been refurbished with soft aqua, turquoise and coral colours, with the daybeds and armchairs re-upholstered in strong marine colours. New furniture has been introduced, with coffee tables and floor rugs, and re-upholstered lounges.
The Sunset Point Villas are set high on Sunset Ridge amidst native eucalypt trees and bushland, with sea views over Anchor Bay or Sunset Beach. Offering easy access to a string of secluded beaches, each villa has a private deck with comfortable Australian timber squatter chairs and a hammock.
The Sunset Point Villas have been enhanced with big deep built-in banquettes for guests to lounge in their rooms, and a warmer colour palette of palm greens and light sandy colours, reflecting the barefoot elegance of these rooms. American oak veneer is used throughout to introduce some warmth, while new Spanish Crema Maroc stone is used in the bathrooms, with new showers and vanities.