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 the 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 the 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 + 1 Infant.

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 + 1 Infant.

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 + 1 Infant.

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 + 1 Infant.

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 + 1 Infant.

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. *Price on Application.

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. *Price on Application.

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. *Price on application

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. *Price on application

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. *Price on application

Dining

Graze Interactive Dining: Open for breakfast daily Graze overlooks the Living Reef lagoon. It offers buffet and à la carte breakfast selections.

Inkstone Kitchen & Bar: Open for lunch and dinner Inkstone offers an amazing Australian and European à la carte menu, while overlooking the pool and the beach.

Infinity Restaurant: With an Asian inspired menu, Infinity features stunning ocean vistas. Open for dinner.

Tonic Bar: This classically designed lounge bar specializes in gin, and overlooks the Living Reef lagoon. It offers a selection of beverages and a bar menu.

Rum Bah: Located on the southern end f the island this pool bar is a favourite place to relax, chill out and enjoy a beverage or two.

Barefoot Bar: The swim-up pool bar is surrounded by tropical gardens. Sit back with a cocktail or two and enjoy the tropical vibes.

Facilities

  • 24 hour Reception
  • Outdoor Swimming Pools
  • Restaurants & Bars
  • Swim Up Pool Bar
  • Lobby shop
  • The Living Reef
  • Transit Lounge
  • EFTPOS facilities
  • ATM
  • Disabled access facilities
  • Kids Club
  • Day Spa
  • Heli Pad
  • Activities Tour Desk
  • 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
  • Guided meditation
  • Scavenger hunt
  • Public fish feeding show
  • Kayaks
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Beach sports
  • Catamarans
  • Open air cinema
  • Bingo & Trivia
  • Giant Jenga, bocce & molkky
  • Tennis, basketball & soccer

The following activities are available at a charge:

  • Stingray Splash
  • Jetski hire
  • Kayak tours
  • Paddle board tours
  • Guided fish feeding
  • Living Reef guided snorkel
  • Guided snorkel tours
  • Snorkel equipment hire
  • Reef Rangers

Day Spa

Daydream Spa: Unwind and rejuvenate mind, body and soul with your choice of pure day spa experiences.

Children

Cockatoo Club: 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, beach sports, kite making and arts and crafts. The Kids Club is available at an additional charge for children aged 4 - 12 years.

Additional Information

Children: 12 years and under are charged the child rate. A cot can be provided free of charge for an infant, subject to availability
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 261 reviews.

Beautiful vacation

We absolutely loved our Daydream island holiday, with Mr 3 year old and grandma. It was better than we expected! The room was beautiful and fresh, and large, at least 30m². The restaurants were reasonably priced and food exceptional, with friendly casual service. Infinity had the most spectacular views, we felt like we were in a ship. Lovers cove was a gorgeous beach to relax on and snorkel at, great fish literally a Metre offshore. The water was 23 degrees( june). The only drawback is the beautiful main pools aren't heated; so a but too chilly for us. Overall a really relaxing, lovely holiday and we would highly recommend, and are planning a return next year! Just remember it isn't Qualia or Hayman island, but you aren't paying those prices. Absolutely value for money, and a beautiful part of the world.

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A Great Break

Wow. Getting off the ferry & greeted by the Duty Manager of the shift. Great welcome. Into the room, even better, what a view room number 1211.
Absolutely fantastic. Quick look around, lots to see. Fish in aquariums, the observatory downstairs so peaceful, could spend the whole trip down there, just watching the fish.
Restaurants were a bit hit n miss with a conference on, & one whole restaurant closed.
The staff were mostly very attentive.
The ferry cost to Airlie Beach was very costly.
Otherwise a great break met some nice people, & unwound a bit.

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Good family friendly place and beautiful location

The resort is located in a beautiful part of the world but probably needs a bit of tlc in places. Food was pretty good and access to other islands and reef by cruise Whitsundays was super easy.
Given we weren't there at a busy time the dining options were fine but I think in peak season it would be pretty crazy with long wait times for drinks and restaurant tables.
Staff were generally helpful and gave us a good welcome run down so we knew what the island offered. The Lovers Cove area for sunset drinks was lovely and we went both nights!

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