Daydream Island Resort

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Overview

Whether you’re wanting to explore the Whitsundays region with adventurous activities or simply relax by the pool with a drink in hand, Daydream Island Resort offers it all. Recently renovated, this Queensland Island is located just 30 minutes by ferry transfer from Hamilton Island Airport and Port of Airlie in Airlie Beach, and is the only resort on the island. Great for families, couples and honeymooners, you’ll feel like you’ve truly escaped the daily grind while visiting Daydream Island Resort.

Daydream Island Resort features a range of beautifully styled rooms and suites, each creating a relaxed, beachy atmosphere as you enter. Most rooms offer either a terrace or balcony with views of the resort gardens, pool or the Coral Sea as well as air-conditioning, minibar, tea and coffee making facilities and free WiFi. Accessible rooms and interconnecting rooms are available on request basis.

A stunning feature not to be missed during your stay on Daydream Island is the open-air aquarium, the Living Reef. The daily public fish feeding provides a brief introduction to this coral lagoon, and then you can get up close to the fantastic marine life with a guided snorkel tour, Stingray Splash or Reef Rangers program for kids. The underwater observatory is great for those not wanting to get their feet wet.

Taste local and delicious produce at one of the three restaurants on island, or grab a refreshing drink at one of the two bars. A transit lounge is available for your arrival and departure, as well as a lobby shop, day spa, activities tour desk specialising in tours on and off island, swimming pools and babysitting services. A variety of activities are also available including kayaks, paddle boards and catamarans, soccer, beach bocce, volleyball, snorkelling and more. Do as much or as little as you please on your Whitsunday escape to Daydream Island Resort.

Accommodation

Accommodation at Daydream Island Resort offers refurbished modern and spacious air conditioned guest rooms and suites, complete with private balconies or terraces offering spectacular views just metres from the water. The Superior accommodation ranges from Pool View, Pool Side and Ocean View Rooms to luxury Serenity Suites.

All Rooms Feature:

  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • TV
  • Bar size refrigerator & Mini Bar
  • Tea & Coffee making facilities
  • Safety deposit box
  • STD/IDD Telephone
  • Clock Radio/Blue tooth
  • Desk
  • Lounge Chair
  • Coffee Table
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Serviced Daily
  • Balcony or Courtyard (excluding Resort Rooms)

Resort Room Twin: Located close to the main Atrium, these rooms offer resort views through windows providing an abundance of natural light. Bedding is 2 Queen Beds. Maximum room capacity is 4 Adults & Children.

Resort Room King: Located close to the main Atrium, these rooms offer resort views through windows providing an abundance of natural light. Bedding is 1 King Bed. Maximum room capacity is 3 Adults & Children.

Superior Pool View Twin: Features sliding doors to a private balcony or patio of varying sizes. Bedding is 2 Queen Beds. Maximum room capacity is 4 Adults & Children.

Superior Pool View King: Features sliding doors to a private balcony or patio of varying sizes. Bedding is 1 King Bed. Maximum room capacity is 3 Adults & Children.

Superior Pool Side Twin: Features sliding doors to a private balcony or patio of varying sizes. Bedding is 2 Queen Beds. Maximum room capacity is 4 Adults & Children.

Superior Pool Side King: Features sliding doors to a private balcony or patio of varying sizes. Bedding is 1 King Bed. Maximum room capacity is 3 Adults & Children.

Superior Ocean View Twin: Features sliding doors to a private balcony or patio of varying sizes. Bedding is 2 Queen Beds. Maximum room capacity is 4 Adults & Children.

Superior Ocean View King: Features sliding doors to a private balcony or patio of varying sizes. Bedding is 1 King Bed. Maximum room capacity is 3 Adults & Children.

Deluxe Ocean Terrace King: Offers ocean views towards the Whitsunday Islands, located on the ground, first and second levels. Bedding is 1 King Bed. Maximum room capacity is 3 Adults & Children.

Deluxe Serenity Twin: Ideal for young families after extra space, these suites offer stunning island views with a sitting area, generous balcony, walk in shower, separate bathtub and sofa. Bedding is 2 Queen Beds. Maximum room capacity is 4 Adults & Children.

Serenity Suite: Features amazing views over Lovers Cove as well as a separate living area and large balcony. Bedding is 1 King Bed. Maximum room capacity is 3 Adults & Children.

Dining

Daydream Island Resort offers a number of excellent dining restaurant options including a buffet restaurant, Asian restaurant and Modern Australian restaurant and 3 bars to choose from.

Please note: Restaurants opening times are subject to seasons, resort occupancies and rotational openings in the evenings. Not every restaurant will be open each day/night.

Facilities

  • 24 hour Reception
  • Outdoor Swimming Pools
  • Restaurants & Bars
  • Swim Up Pool Bar
  • Lobby shop
  • The Living Reef
  • Transit Lounge
  • Concierge Service
  • EFTPOS facilities
  • ATM
  • Disabled access facilities
  • Kids Club
  • Heli Pad
  • Activities Tour Desk
  • Babysitting Service
  • Medical facilities
  • Gymnasium

The Living Reef is a man-made coral lagoon at Daydream Island Resort. It holds over 100 species of marine life and includes above-ground lagoon pools as well as an underwater observatory. Guests can experience the stingrays, fish feeding and even snorkel in the lagoon on one of the many paid activities. Learn about the reef and marine life at the Education Centre which also features an interactive touch pool. [more info]

Activities

Please note an activities schedule changes on a weekly basis.

The following activities are free of charge:

  • Kayaks
  • Paddle Boards
  • Catamarans
  • Public Fish Feeding
  • Yoga (various settings)
  • Volleyball
  • Pool Games
  • Kick Ball
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Dodgeball
  • AFL Games
  • Soccor
  • Mini Tennis
  • Chip it Golf
  • Bullseye
  • Beach Bocce
  • Cornhole

The following activities are available at a charge:

  • Stingray Splash
  • Jetski Hire
  • Kayak Tours
  • Paddle Board Tours
  • Guided Fish Feeding
  • Guided Snorkel Tours
  • Snorkel Equipment Hire
  • Reef Rangers
  • Bingo
  • Trivia
  • Fitness Games
  • Rainforest Circuit Training

Day Spa

Elita Day Spa: Experience pure indulgence at this day spa offering boy therapies, massages, facials and manicures and pedicures.

Children

The Kids Club is available at an additional charge for children aged 4 - 12 years.

Additional Information

Children: 0-12 years and under stay free when using existing bedding. A cot can be provided free of charge for an infant, subject to availability. A charge is applicable for a rollaway bed in the King rooms, subject to availability. A rollaway bed cannot be placed in the Twin rooms
Check In: 2.00pm
Check Out: 10.00am
Arrival/Departure: Upon arrival at Hamilton Island Airport, identify yourself to the Cruise Whitsundays staff to transfer to Daydream Island Resort
Upon arrival at Port of Airlie, identify yourself to the Cruise Whitsundays staff to transfer to Daydream Island Resort
Upon arrival at Proserpine Airport, identify yourself to the Whitsundays 2 Everywhere representative to transfer to Port of Airlie.
Reception: 24 Hours

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Reviews

4.2/5
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Ratings are averaged based on 217 reviews.

Pleasantly surprised

Just got back from a 5 night stay. The reviews I read before I went are all over the place so wanted to add my thoughts.

We are an island holiday family of 4 with 2 kids (now 10 and 8). We all love the water and we are experienced divers and snorkellers. Over the last 15 years we have been to Heron, Lady Elliot, Moreton, Great Keppel, Hamilton Island x 2 and Daydream.
In Fiji...main island, Beqa, Malolo and Treasure Island x3.

Resort looked great...rooms were nice enough although we did get a lot of little ants and floor had condensation most mornings...shower poorly designed and gets a lot of water on the floor...nothing major though.

The lagoon/aquarium is great. We did a family yoga session in front of the observatory window...did the ray feeding and the guided snorkel...very nice.

The pool area is nice and big. Snorkeling around the island is pretty poor compared to most islands we have been to...but just frolicking in Lovers Cove is a great way to spend a few hours. Island really suffers from low tide syndrome (like a few islands do). No real sandy beaches to play on...bring reef shoes.

Food and drinks were reasonably priced and service was good. Happy with the food.

Kids loved the place. Is it my favourite island...no...but I had a very enjoyable time and would certainly return another time.

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Daydream Island Resort is like Fantasy Island

We had a wonderful stay at Daydream Island! The resort is beautiful and the wildlife is fantastic. From the moment we stepped off the ferry, we were pampered. They took care of our luggage from the ferry to our room and we were welcomed with shell necklaces. The staff was so friendly and accommodating. They took great care that we knew exactly which ferry we were to take on excursions and the Whitsunday Cruise folks made us feel like VIPs.

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Amazing but definitely pricey.

Daydream Island is an amazing place to stay although all the activities, food & drinks can be pretty expensive for what you get.

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