to the largest collection of coral reefs in the world
(with more than 400 varieties of coral), the Great Barrier
Reef is deserving of its World Heritage Site status.
Surrounded by a fringing reef, Lizard Island is home
to a contemporary, Down-Under-casual resort that takes
full advantage of the area's marine wonders. Care to
observe century-old giant clams or swim with the massive — and
amusingly curious — Potato Cod? You can take the
introductory Discover Scuba, a PADI open water referral
course (this must be booked ahead) and nocturnal dives.
When not splashing around, hide away on one of 24 beaches,
hang out on the private deck of your airy villa, indulge
at the day spa or dine at Osprey's Restaurant.