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 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, 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
  • Mini fridge
  • Tea & Coffee making facilities
  • Safety deposit box
  • 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. Room size is 36m². 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. Room size is 36m². 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. Room size is 36m². 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. Room size is 36m². 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. Room size is 36m². 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. Room size is 36m². 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. Room size is 36m². 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. Room size is 36m². 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. Room size is 36m². 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. Room size is 36m². 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. Room size is 43m². Bedding is 1 King Bed. Maximum room capacity is 3 Adults & Children.

Family Superior Pool View: Consisting of two interconnecting rooms with sliding doors to a private balcony or patio of varying sizes. Room size is 72m². Bedding is 1 King Bed + 2 Queen Beds. Maximum room capacity is 6 Adults & Children. Rollaway beds are not permitted in either room. Available for travel from 01 April 2021.

Family Superior Ocean View: Consisting of two interconnecting rooms with sliding doors to a private balcony or patio of varying sizes. Room size is 72m². Bedding is 1 King Bed + 2 Queen Beds. Maximum room capacity is 6 Adults & Children. Rollaway beds are not permitted in either room. Available for travel from 01 April 2021.

Family Serenity Suite: Consisting of an interconnecting Serenity Suite and Deluxe Serenity Twin offering stunning island and Lovers Cove views. Room size is 79m². Bedding is 1 King Bed + 2 Queen Beds. Maximum room capacity is 6 Adults & Children. Rollaway beds are not permitted in either room. Available for travel from 01 April 2021.

Dining

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

Please note: Restaurant 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:

  • Guided rainforest walk
  • Outdoor fitness classes
  • Sunrise stretch session
  • Scavenger hunt
  • Public fish feeding show
  • Kayaks
  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding
  • Beach Sports
  • Catamarans
  • Open Air Cinema

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
  • Amazing Race
  • Living Reef night tour

Children

Offering morning and afternoon sessions, the kids club features a changing program, tailored to suit the ages of attending children. Activities may include wildlife experiences, coral collecting, beach sports, kite making and arts and crafts. The Kids Club is available at an additional charge for children aged 4 - 12 years.

Babysitting services are also available at an additional charge for children ages 1 - 12 years.

Additional Information

Children: 0-12 years are charged the child rate. 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

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Ratings are averaged based on 221 reviews.

Pleasant holiday

As we are older and we like to have our holiday without children .
Next time we will go out of school holidays. With all that said we had a lovely time.

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We had the worst weather when we were!!! Strong winds and rain for three days. However there was still so much to keep the kids and ourselves entertained. We spent ages each day relaxing on cousins and just watching the fish swim by in the observatory. We did the snorkeling and fish feeding, rain forest walk, they had a huge room upstairs with games and colouring in. It was honestly the best resort to be at in bad weather but in good weather it would be magical.

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Enjoyable stay

Room was great.
Food was great.
Staff very friendly.
Service was great but they seem to seem to be very under staffed at night.

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