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Lizard Island Named One of World’s Top Beach Resorts

Sophisticated readers of a respected travel publication chose the luxury resort location from over a thousand recommended locations throughout the world.

LIZARD ISLAND, Australia and BUFFALO, N.Y. (October 12, 2011) – Lizard Island has been chosen by the readers of luxury travel publication Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report as one of the world’s Top 20 Beach Resorts.
Lizard Island, which is truly secluded from the rest of the world, is located right on the Great Barrier Reef. The luxury resort features 24 powdery-white beaches and 40 luxurious suites. Lizard Island is one of five remarkable resorts that Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts operates in Australia.
The results are based on readers’ surveys and are featured in the October 2011 Hideaway Report. The monthly publication describes its members as active and sophisticated travelers who look for distinctive charm, a high level of personal service and a unique experience at a hotel. According to the company’s website, Andrew Harper “pays full rates as he travels to ensure objective editorial information.” Many of Andrew Harpers’ readers select their vacations based on the company’s reviews.
Lizard Island has been recognized in prestigious publications throughout the world. Lizard Island is one of two Delaware North Parks & Resorts recently ranked in Australian Traveller’s Top 10 Luxury Lodges in Australia in 2011. El Questro Homestead and Lizard Island are ranked 2nd and 3rd respectively. In the 2010 U.S. Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards, Lizard Island ranked 8th among resorts in Oceania. Lizard Island was voted second in the category Best Australian Resort in the 2009 Gold List Awards. In 2008, Lizard Island was voted as the top hotel in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific and one of the top 100 hotels and resorts in the world at the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards.