The le­gendary Lizard Is­land has been re­born as a lux­ury es­cape with a more fam­ily-friendly ap­peal than ever.

Five Star Kids - - WWW. FIVESTARKIDSMAGAZINE.COM. AU - Words Sheri­den Rhodes

We land on the re­born Lizard Is­land, the most northerly re­sort on the Great Bar­rier Reef, hav­ing flown over im­pos­si­bly blue wa­ter with its mo­saic of jewel-like reefs, is­lands, coral cays and atolls. Step­ping from the plane we’re met by staff mem­ber So­phie, wear­ing a smart navy and white checked shirt and khaki pants. She holds open the lid of a wicker bas­ket of­fer­ing my seven-year-old daugh­ter a cold scented towel. “Wel­come to Lizard Is­land, Ella,” she says with a smile. As we’re whisked away in a golf buggy, I feel a tug on my arm and whis­per in my ear. “How does she know my name, Mummy?” Ella asks, gen­uine won­der writ­ten across her face.

Within mo­ments we’ve checked into our vast An­chor Bay Suite, decked out in beachy pale blue and neu­tral tones and ide­ally placed

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