Daydream Island Resort

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Superior Pool View
Underwater Observatory
Superior Ocean View Room
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Deluxe Serenity Twin
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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 Standard Rooms)

Standard 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.

Standard 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.

Family Room Pool View: These rooms feature interconnecting doors. Bedding is 1 King Bed + 2 Queen Beds. Maximum room capacity is 7 Adults & Children. This room is available to book until 31 March 2020.

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.

Family Room Pool Side: These rooms feature interconnecting doors. Bedding is 1 King Bed + 2 Queen Beds. Maximum room capacity is 7 Adults & Children. This room is available to book until 31 March 2020.

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.

Family Room Ocean View: These rooms feature interconnecting doors. Bedding is 1 King Bed + 2 Queen Beds. Maximum room capacity is 7 Adults & Children. This room is available to book until 31 March 2020.

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.

Family Suite: These rooms consist of 2 resort rooms with interconnecting doors. Maximum room capacity is 7 Adults & Children. Price on Application for travel until 31 March 2020.

The Chairman's Villa: Maximum room capacity is 6 Adults & Children. Price on Application for travel until 31 March 2020.

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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3.6
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Ratings are averaged based on 213 reviews.

Lovely resort

Lovely clean resort. Wildlife is a hit. Staff really friendly, with highlights of Georgia at reception and Anna at Water Activities.
Food overall was nice, however I would have liked to see more options for dinner. It was hard to find vegetables, and kid's food options were limited (not all kids want nuggets and chips).
Activities were great. Great that the water activities were included. Looking forward to more of the island being open on our next trip, as it would have been great to explore more.

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A great introduction to the Whitsundays and the reef

Positives: We had a great stay at the resort, there was plenty for the kids to do and they loved it. Snorkelling at Lovers Cove at low tide was almost as good as heading out to the reef! We stayed for 5 nights which was probably enough, although we still didn't do all the things we wanted to! The in-house moves were free which was great when you have kids!
Negatives: There is no room service at the resort and if you are used to staying at nice hotels you will find the housekeeping a disappointment - with kids that spread crumbs on the first day they never got cleaned up so we had a crumby room the whole 5 days. Maybe a dustpan in the room if the housekeeping isn't going to clean the floor? I wouldn't mind sweeping my own room. Also no hotel information in the rooms which was a bit odd...

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Beautiful Island

We enjoyed our stay in Daydream Island. It is beautiful and great for kids. Although the food was pricey, the service was great. Staff was very helpful and I think they have made a huge improvement since after a lot of complaints. I would say 4 days was enough to explore the island.

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