Ratings are averaged based on 185 reviews.
We stayed here from the 20th - 25th March. We had a fantastic time here, our 19mth old daughter loved it. The Living Reef Lagoon is amazing, haven't seen anything like it. We had an Ocean Balcony room on the ground floor, which we found was great. Beautiful view, clean and tidy and having the air con was great. We loved the activities on the Island. The Fish Feeding Tour is a must, we had Louise, she was fantastic. It was an amazing experience for the 3 of us. Fish feeding at Lover's Cove was also one of the highlights for us. A half day trip to Whitehaven Beach, was also amazing. The staff on the Whitsunday Cruise Boats are truly fantastic and very professional. We found a half day there to be enough for us with a little one. We would have liked to do more activities like the Daydream Discovery Boat, Jet Ski's and the Helicopter Hot Laps however due to the weather and running out of time we weren't able too. Definitely next time. We were a little disappointed on finding out once we had already booked our trip that half the eating venues would be closed. However we worked our way around it and it certainly didn't ruin our trip. We all really enjoyed the buffet breakfast and the carvery buffet was great too. As a Chef myself I thought the Chef's do an amazing job, considering the heat they have to work in and the enormous amount of food they produce each day. Well done, we loved it. We would love to return when it reopens after the refurb next year, however probably wouldn't until everything was open so we could experience everything the Island offers. Overall it was a lovely holiday. Hope to see them get back on there feet soon.
It will be nice after the renovation. The daily room service needs to be improved. The tours are fabulous. There need to be more options for food i.e dinner. Water bottles at $4.00 each are expensive.
Beautiful resort and staff were friendly however dining options were limited and only during set times. Most of the cafe's and shops were closed and transport to the south end stops at 2pm which is ridiculous considering the pool and facilities at that end of the island. We were told restaurants and cafes would not be closed just prior to leaving but when we got there they were closed. Biggest issue was central eating area and meeting place was not cooled at all (not even fans) for guests and worse for staff. Also be aware that without notice hundreds of day trippers can invade the island for the day at one time and weddings can close main snorkeling beach. With notice this could have been managed better. Rooms were lovely and air conditioned and again, the staff were lovely just too much cost cutting happening with closing venues, operating times, cooling in main areas and transport. Still managed to enjoy our time and would go again just would be better prepared.
We stayed there with a 4-year-old and a one-year-old, and they enjoyed it quite a lot. The ray feeding is definitely a must. Fish feeding on Lover's Cove beach is also loads of fun with the kids.
However, the resort could use some management improvements. The shop did not restock for a week, and half of the restrooms on the island were out of order.
Also note that the babysitting service is quite expensive. But it's more fun if you don't need it anyways.
There was no air con in the reception and restaurants which meat by the time you left your room you were sweating. There was no point of wearing makeup. Food was expensive and options to dine were limited. Babysitting service and daycare was expensive with a minimum of 3 hours to be paid.
Not as good as 12 months ago. New management. But renovating. People penalised because of closed restaurants and Renovations.
We stayed at Daydream for 4 nights at the end of January. We were lucky with the weather. The room, a garden balcony, was clean with two queen beds and a little 2 chair - coffee table set. The beds were comfortable. Two issues with the room. The first being the air conditioner which looked liked it was 20 years old and seemed to operate in spurts, blowing with much gusto and then seeming to go to sleep for a while, after which it would repeat the sequence. The other was the dated bathroom which seriously needed an overhaul - weak water pressure, dim lighting and a dodgy toilet. We ate at Mermaids and had food from Splashes. Both good but not great. The staff, mostly travellers, were friendly and tried hard to be helpful. The best part of Daydream for us was the snorkelling. The beach at Lovers Cove has lots of fish and live colourful coral close to shore. We were also fortunate enough to snorkel with turtles off the north side beach. We also did kayaking, paddle boarding and a day trip to Whitehaven which left from the islands wharf. Overall a nice place for a short holiday with kids.
Great week away, peaceful and relaxing
Our stay at Daydream was only for 4 nights which for me was long enough. The pool was a great place to relax & read if you were lucky enough to get a lounge chair. Food was pretty good. We tried their takeaway pizza the first night which was ok, nothing to rave about & completely overpriced (but we knew this beforehand). We went to Mermaids the second night, probably the best meal we had. Had the buffet carvery at Waterfalls the third night. I wouldn't go there again but the kids loved the dessert buffet!! And our final night we went to the bistro over near the outdoor cinema which was quite nice.
In regards to our accommodation, we stayed in a family room which was basically two rooms interconnecting. There was a king bed in our room & 2 double beds in the kids room. The water in the bathroom in the kids room was brown so we didn't use their bathroom. There seemed to be an ant problem in our room & we constantly had problems with our keys not working so we would have to take the keys back to reception to be re-set. This happened close to 10 times!! On a positive note, the beds were comfy. We didn't spend a lot of time in our rooms so we weren't too fussed about it but I definitely think a renovation is needed in the near future.
Overall we enjoyed our 4 night stay however I would not rush back there again. I would recommend staying elsewhere & perhaps doing a day trip out to Daydream Island.
an excellent resort in a great location with lots of activities
Needed a facelift. Maintenance not being kept up - i.e. pool not kept very clean, tiles missing, filter broken. Ran out of water in the room for a number of hours, then silty - flushing, showers etc. Communication between reception and housekeeping poor. Meals expensive. I could go on, but wont. On a positive note the room sizes were OK.
We find it difficult to be dissatisfied when we are on holidays .... for the sole reason that "we are on Holidays!!!!":))....... BUT on Day Dream Island, most of the admin staff seemed unhappy, distracted and stressed. The curtains in the room were dirty and mouldy, and the vents including the air conditioning unit were piled with dust. Food was mostly average - in saying that my son loved having fries with practically every meal. I had to to purchase water because the water ran dirty out of the taps and the staff's reaction to it was "don't worry, you'll get use to it. I am ok, i drink it". My daughter became unwell half way through the holiday feeling nauseous but she managed to keep smiling.
Activities staff were lovely and helpful teaching us how to sail, and the Jet Ski tour and staff were awesome. Feeding the fish and snorkelling in lovers cove was a great experience. Kids also enjoyed swimming in all the pools and spas.
The Great Barrier Reef Adventure day trip was excellent - staff on the tour were energetic, happy and couldn't do enough for you. We did the 10 min helicopter flight, Semi submersible and snorkelling and swimming with al the fish and turtle. Excellent experience - would do this again.
It was a shame about Day Dream Island - I knew going there that the accommodation would be old and not modern but I was expecting it to be clean and friendly..... Worth visiting as a day trip :0)
Only problem limited dining options & costs of food.
Beautiful pools and neat and tidy rooms. Not all restaurants were open at all times which limited dining options, this could easily be dealt with by extending the golf cart shuttle hours or providing room service. The actual facilities like mini golf and tables in the restaurants are quite run down - nothing some TLC couldn't fix. Perhaps Mermaids could be made a child free restaurant PLEASE!!!!! Staff were lovely, we used the baby-sitting service which was great as well.
Overall an amazing holiday for our family. The resort staff were very friendly and helpful and the activities on the island are great. Fish feeding at Lovers Cove is a MUST For any visitor. The food options are limited and expensive, best value is The Bakery at lunch time. Resort could really do with a tidy-up and the Putt-Putt course is in dire need of maintenance (although my 9 year old still loved it). The pools are lovely and we enjoyed our afternoon cocktails and mock tails at the swim up bar. Would definately recommend to our friends, especially families.
My boyfriend and I both loved daydream island. It was a perfect holiday destination for relaxing but also had a lot of activities to do. It was the perfect combination and just what we were after. Would highly recommend this place and will be back
From the moment we arrived we were made to feel so welcome. The Coral Ocean ground floor room offered spectacular views of the islands, Mermaids restaurant was kid friendly offering reasonably priced delious food (catering for allergies), the rejuvenation spa was heaven and private tours of the Living Reef and snorkeling at Lovers Cove are a must do! While the resort does need some modernising it didn't stop us having 7 amazing days.
We had a great holiday with our 2 yr old - fantastic resort and friendly and helpful staff
Dining options were very limited
Beautiful room over looking the Whitsunday passage. Food excellent staff wonderful and location the best Words can't describe the island just beautiful. Be back next year
The restaurants were not up to scratch with the exception of Mermaids. The Fish Bowl food was not even up to pub food standard. The cost of the restaurants was very expensive. A BBQ dinner should not cost $45 per head and still have to pay for drinks
The stay was friendly and enjoyable even though the food was not great.
Beautiful Island and we had a great time, the only concern we had was the restaurants/ dinning, running out of food, eg juice , butter in the morning and the mermaids restaurant ran out of a few ingredients so there was some dishes you couldn't order on 20/10/16. you should have a food/ drink package available for quests to make the stay easier. There was no room service available if you wanted to just order a pizza and eat in specially when u have kids and they are tired and need to go to bed you couldn't. The Gillian's bar was not opened our whole stay, Just a few ideas to improve the stay with dining and it would of been close to perfect.
I travelled to daydream as a singleton for 5 days.
The transition from the airport to the ferry to the island was a very smooth one.
The staff were friendly from the minute I arrived.
Nothing was too much trouble and they were very approachable and helpful.
The overall layout of the hotel is quite simple and it is easy to find your way around.
There are 4 main restaurants with only 2 operating per night. You are recommended each night to make a reservation to avoid disappointment. There are 3 serving times.
Also note that although this is a good location for families with children, it's very expensive as expected.
I only had dinner once during my stay which was the buffet from waterfalls restaurant and it was 50 dollars excluding drinks.
As this is an island, I knew it would be expensive for food and general everyday essentials but just bear this in mind.
Bring a good pair of hard sole flip flips as none of daydream's beaches have sand.
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We LOVED daydream, complete oasis ! We went there for our honeymoon 10 years ago and just came back for our 10 anniversary. They rooms are the same neat, tidy and cleaned daily. You go there for the beautiful beaches,snorkelling and what QLD islands are about. Hats off to the groundsman and the marine biologists
Took the whole family here and had a great time, we got 2 nights free so it was really good value. Plenty to do on the island, pools are amazing, great water sports, but the best thing was being able to feed the fish and snorkel so close to the island without having to pay to go to the reef. Highly recommend as a great place for families. Lunch options on the island are poor and expensive and they only have one catamarian, which is silly considering how many rooms they have, but we had plenty to do and everyone had a great time
Very little food options and food is expensive. Everything else was amazing.
Daydream is a beautiful and relaxing island resort, the staff were very friendly and always willing to do their best to assist - always with a smile.
I have read some negative reviews of the resort and can't believe they were of the same place.
If you get the chance do the helicopter flight to Whitehaven, the scenery on the flight and Whitehaven itself is stunning.
Really great time for family get together. Enjoyed included activities.
Restricted venues and times for food was disruptive.
Currently a great family resort (for young children). Rooms are a tad small for teenagers and parents. Plenty of activities to do to keep everyone busy. 5 days are long enough unless doing other activities off the island (Ocean rafting and reef are highly recommended)
We had a great four days that for us was right. Friendly attentive staff made the stay an enjoyable one. We will think about a return some time in the future
Not friendly for reduced mobility persons.
It was a shame that not all restaurants were open.
Beds in room and pillows all needed to be updated.
Was an amazing experience. The island was a beautiful place. We found all staff members friendly and very helpful nothing was to much for them. This included the staff on the ferries who gave you all the information needed when going on our day trip. Which was the best experience in my life. The room had an awesome view in which one day we saw a turtle from our balcony. The hotel was lovely. We always stopped when ever we went past the water ways to watch the fish, Ray's and sharks. I would recommend it mainly to people wanting a romantic getaway.
Our room was very comfortable but was located next to a service room which was producing considerable motor noise continually fortunately in the bathroom area but also to a lesser degree in the main room
The island was lovely and we enjoyed our time there immensely. It is only small but there is plenty to do or if you want to relax there are plenty of places to choose. The only disappointing element was the choices of food options and times that you could eat were a little restrictive. The Fish Bowl restaurant was also disappointing as the food was well below par. Overall though I would definitely go back
The island is beautiful the staff were amazing the only nice food was at the tavern and that wasn't open every night. But overall it was a great holiday my 11 year old could just go off and play with his friends and we knew he would be safe
Great time, better than expected. The resort had a great friendly atmosphere with lots to do and see. Nice comfortable rooms overlooking the pool, Beautiful beaches and loads of fun in the sun things to do...paddleboarding, cats, kayaks etc. Would highly recommend and would definately return in the future.....great 4 days!!
Island is terrific, dining options are limited and very expensive, but guess that is the price for the location. Buildings starting to get dated and need some renovations done.
Before you visit Daydream Island remember you are visiting an island. The staff are brilliant, the food ranges from economical take away to more expensive restaurants. There is plenty to do from enjoying the winter sun on a banana lounge by the pool or at any of the four beaches or using the free equipment including a gym. There is also plenty motorised equipment at a reasonable price or visit the Great Barrier Reef and Whitehaven Beach
A wonderful place to stay. We had a fantastic time filled with many various activities. We were never at a loss for something to do. The staff were all friendly and willing to assist at all times. Special mention of Jarred Parkinson! The property is in great condition without any issues at all.
Only drawbacks were limited dining options, some shops not open at the south end (off season?), and guest beneath our room smoking on their balcony (smell of smoke into our room via open door).
Otherwise, we will definitely like to return...
Attending Daydream off-peak will appeal to many, but with the reduced visitation came a rotation of restaurants, effectively meaning little choice.
Breakfast became monotonous with the lack of variety suggesting 4/5 nights would be an ideal stay, but 6/7 nights too much.
The only suggestion for improvement I have is that the resort rooms may require an upgrade soon :-)
Very expensive and limited food. Close to none gluten free food and not able to just get a kids sandwich or healthy snacks at all
Resort starting to become a little tired.
Very pretty location.Room service very good,but noticed mould on my ceiling.This wouldn't have been any good for a person who suffers with asthma.Food in all ,quite expensive ,especially if you had a family of Four or more.All staff very helpful and the day spa was absolutely brilliant.Diana one of the Korean staff was very good and also a beautiful person.
Wonderful, helpful staff..... Clean and spacious room..... Fantastic food!
Although not brand new, Daydream Island Resort provides access to the beautiful Whitsundays and all they have to offer....Food options are a little restricted, but overall good quality. You will be asked at breakfast where you would like to book for dinner that night....which can be a bit annoying (seating times offered seemed to only be 5.30pm and 7.30pm) as there always seemed to be a group booked for the 6.30pm time slot (although we didn't ever see this mystery group appear)
Activities can be booked at the activities desk for day trips to Airlie Beach or other nearby islands.
A few different swimming pools to choose from with permanent shade structures and lounges everywhere (also on the beach)
Basic but comfortable rooms, with daily tidying up done be resort staff. Wi fi available in the atrium area and the accommodation located central to the atrium.
The Resort is very old and in need of renovation. Meals are very expensive and not good quality.
Had a great time, nice and relaxing, my only complaint would be that the meals were overpriced for what they were but otherwise loved it
Great place but to expensive in food and we had to pay for everything extra, also the opening times for services where not customer friendly.
The type of holiday is upto you, plenty of activities available if you want them or just sit back and relax. Stayed in Xmas peak holiday period value a little dear with privacy and space still achievable.
Arrival was great, rooms clean, dining experience was a letdown as 3 restaurants are advertised however, on first night only 1 was open with queues out the door and up the path. Main hall (atrium) not air conditioned, it was very humid and steamy to enjoy the basic entertainment so we went back to aircon room
Excellent resort. No air con in dining areas. Swim up bar shut at 5:00 when pool was full of people. Need more dining options.
The resort needs a total revamp very tired looking. There needs to be healthier options when it comes to food and more vegetarian options.
Everyone was very friendly and helpful which made it a lovely relaxing holiday. Thank you one and all
Just needs to have more entertainment for the kids,during the day and night, for all ages.
I find that there should be more activities for the kids, day and night entertainment. Had a 13 year old with us and he could not do much at all.
Cheaper snack foods or cheaper kids meals.I was concerned for my 4 year old daughter, having to pay $9 for a side order of vegetables!!!
Overall though, was very lovely.
All the staff and reception were very friendly and helpful.
I would also like to thank Virgin and Daydream island for the help they gave us in regards to my Husband's luggage. Sydney airport had complications with their luggage belt, and his luggage was delayed to arrive to Daydream.
They allowed him to buy just some essentials to get him through to the next 24 hrs and we also needed nappies for our Daughter and they took the cost off our bill.Thank you again.
The Island itself is beautiful but is it value for money, not sure! The restaurants were expensive and the eating choices limited. It was a very expensive holiday for a family. The staff were very friendly and pleasant.
A few buildings scattered in tropical gardens, over a wide area ,with three nice beaches, several pools and restaurants. Suitable for family with children as well as for couples. Enough space for everybody to enjoy without disturbing or being disturbed by others. Nice buffet for breakfast, good restaurants. Friendly wallabies and birds.
Thankyou for a wonderful stay. The staff were fantastic.
The staff from all areas of the resort were exceptional ....... The resort itself is tranquil and spacious at the same time. I will definitely come back in about 2 yrs after the renovations are completed.... My husband and I throughly enjoyed our time on daydream and would recommend it to anyone who would like to take their family young or old as there is plenty to do...one more thing I would like to add ......it might be a little expensive but people must realise that the resort has to pay for the freight to be delivered to the island. A big thank you to Daydream island ........
Nice view, friendly staff, but buffet breakfast at waterfalls not much variety.
Had trouble with first room but once we were moved to another room all was good.Food excellent staff wonderful could not fault anything.
Beautiful location and well maintained and presented roomy facilities. Disappointed in only two options each night for dinner, esp on the weekend we expected more options. Quite few things on the southern end of the island not open on the weekend.
After luggage being misplaced due to insufficient labeling by ferry transport, DDI staff were very helpful. Although it was not their error they went out of their way to make amends.
Overall, enjoyed our short stay.
learned so much about the reef and it's creatures
Only recommendations are that the Mermaids restaurant is open for dinner 7 nights a week (it was only open for 2 nights of our stay); as the other two alternatives are not comparable; also a least one pool (suggest the one with the "Splashes" bar) should be fitted with a handrail to enable people with a limited mobility to enter and exit the pool - my wife couldn't do so without me being around to assist.
We thoroughly enjoyed our 1 week on the Daydream island. It is peaceful, has two fantastic beaches, great service and good proximity to Great Barrier reef. Highly recommend for anyone seeking a relaxing break.
We absolutely loved our stay at daydream island! Staff were amazing. So many things to do...we are already planning our next trip to daydream...
Ignore the promised 'hype', and consistent indifference, to four star service in food and entertainment, its enjoyable as an island.
The Breakfast was very delicious with a great variety of foods and fruits.
Our grandchildren found lunch boring after a few days as we could not buy fresh fruit or vegetables . A takeaway outlet open all day would be good. All the rest of the Island was fantastic.
We would have liked another food outlet more vareity with more vegetables or even Sushi .
Breakfast was the highlight very good .
We had a very enjoyable three days at Daydream, only complaint we had was the food outlets, Pasta night expensive for the food available, no seafood , the Bakery was very popular so there was long queues, then out of the most popular foods.
Breakfast was very good. Rooms large, clean and very comfortable .
Highly recommend this resort for families - lots to do and see at the resort itself and of course on nearby islands/reefs of the Whitsundays. Our kids particularly enjoyed the living reef and all of the tours associated with the reef (the marine biologists were very informative and engaging). In addition, the mini golf, outdoor cinema, many pools and spas were a bit hit with our family. There are several dining options to choose from which is great (including casual bbqs for some lunches/dinners) - our only complaint would be the staff in the food/beverage outlets seemed very disinterested (and loudly complained about the hours they worked)and the service was lacking, except for Mermaids restaurant which had been recently refurbished and we could not fault the food or staff here, it was exceptional. We had a garden balcony room which exceeded our expectations (I had read some worrying reviews) and the resort appeared well maintained on the whole (although it's time for new beach towels!). We did not use the Kids Club (Skippers club) as it appeared to be not much more than a creche (and was very pricey), however they were also running a School Holiday program for kids during our stay which was more affordable and offered mainly outdoor activities at various locations around the resort (snorkeling in the pool, fish feeding at Lovers Cove, games etc). There is not much to do in the evening if the outdoor cinema isn't running - the main bar is indoors and lacks any ambience. The wildlife was also a highlight for the kids - wallabies, kangaroos, cockatoos, lizards (however be warned, the curlews are extremely loud at night). Overall, we had a very relaxing and enjoyable 7 nights here.
Fantastic location for families, food a bit expensive, lots of activities to keep us busy, very relaxing
We all enjoyed the beautiful paradise of Daydream island. Great for families. Good food but a bit expensive.
Everything was fine except not enough options for dining at night. Buffet every night not every ones option. Only other fine dining open was booked out .
Great time, plenty to do. Had a go at everything and didn't have to wait too long. Good selection of food possibly a little over priced.
Just came home from a 7 day stay at DDI. Overall had a wonderful time. The Island itself is gorgeous and facilities were good. Negatives: not enough options for dining, particularly at night. Mermaids restaurant was really nice and we would have happily dined there every night but unless you got in early you missed the boat and had no other option but to dine at the Waterfalls buffet. I'm not a big eater at night and found I wasn't getting value for money paying $50 for an entire buffet when all I wanted was an entree size meal. If there were more options for dining I think this would really make a massive difference for people staying on the Island. Weather was lovely - mid 20's - but the pools were FREEZING!!! So maybe a bit of solar heating would make swimming a bit more enjoyable. The positives: staff were lovely, accommodating and a credit to the Island! There was a tall dark haired man who worked at Waterfalls reception area - sorry, not sure of his name - but he was just fantastic! Great customer service skills! As were a lot of your waitresses, really sweet kids :) The water sports were good, a few more activities would have been good to encourage socialising if that's what you're into, but we were there off-peak so I understand you may not always get the numbers. Gym was sufficient - a few more free weights would have been nice but there was enough to get the job done. Rooms were spacious, clean and well serviced. We would definitely come back and recommend the Island to friends as a holiday destination. We were sad when our holiday came to an end. I was a bit apprehensive about what we were going to get after reading some of the reviews but all in all we were pleasantly surprised.
My son was married on daydream on the 12th Sep , everything was perfect . The staff on the island are fantastic friendly and helpful. The room was superb very comfortable . There is so much to see and do on the island . The service was excellent . Would recommend daydream resort and spa to anyone wanting a stress free relaxing holiday
Beautiful Island, really well kept and great basic facilities, however rather expensive if wish to do some paid activities. Rooms are lovely and clean, bar staff need some help with customer service. Eating is also rather expensive.
We enjoyed our stay on Daydream Island. Loved the fish in the lagoon and got to feed a stingray.
we had a wonderful time at a very beautiful place.
the island was really great and beautiful, it was a very family friendly island with lots of activities for young kids to do with their parents.
The view from the Coral view room was great. A few Mosquitos as expected but did not know reception had spray we could use. If there is an active family upstairs you can here them running/ jumping so request a room on the third floor if you are looking for a romantic getaway otherwise turn up the tv or bring your family. Very helpful staff, great tours and food always fresh. Lots to occupy families and other islands close by to explore.
A beautiful location with fantastic staff. The grounds are immaculate and the Living Reef provides an "up close and personal" look at all things related to a coral reef. Fantastic. Unfortunately the resort buildings are looking a little tired and run down but now that it has been bought by a Chinese Consortium things should improve. Food quality reasonable but very difficult to obtain on some nights. Mermaid's was booked out and the Resort restaurant was closed. Only place was The Fish Bowl which had a minimal menu on offer. Night time entertainment almost non existent. Be prepared to be in bed by 9.00pm!
Overall it was great. If they can include bit of different menus for breakfast everyday. We missed omelette.
Great holiday, great accommodation
loved the variety of things to do including a chance to relax, fantastic snorkelling spot, will definitely return back again
A great holiday.
We had a fantastic 6 days of weather and fun at the resort. Resort facilities were excellent, rooms were very good, staff was wonderful. Reef and tours we did were outstanding. Food needs a bit of work but it was ok. Would definitely come back.
Daydream Island is a relaxed and friendly place to have a holiday. Kids will love it. So much to do or do nothing at all.
Every time I go to DDI I love it a little bit more. The location is amazing and the staff always go that extra mile to make each trip memorable.
Very lovely island with stunning scenery.
Staff were very friendly and attentive whether on or off duty.
First class holiday destination. Beautiful island, very friendly staff, a lot to enjoy.
Planning our next return already!
Wished we could have stayed longer.
Staff were fabulous. Large pool area surrounded by beautiful gardens. Great place for a wonderful relaxing holiday. Loved the cinema and fish.
Location great, 3 large pools, Hotel staff always ready to help, the only down side needs more variety food for call and collect, overall had a relaxing time.
Highly recommend the stingray splash tour. It was amazing.
Great and beautiful part of the world. We are so lucky!!! Great family destination. Heaps to do and experience. Get cheap flights to Hamilton and it is a very economical holiday.
Everyone had a great time and we recommend it as a family location
well maintained property
I would recommend this holiday to every one
We are a couple with a 7m old baby and had such an amazing week on the Island. Lots of activities to keep us occupied, and lots of space to relax when we wanted to. Staff were always very friendly and helpful. Obviously more expensive than the mainland, but prices are competitive compared with other islands. We want to take the whole family back next time!!
Felt so welcome and invited, rooms were immaculate and service was phenomenal. Food was delicious, and staff were super friendly. Loved it!
Small enough to walk everywhere and golf buggy service for those who wish to get a lift. We had 3 generations holidaying and there was something for everyone.
a great place, I will return.
I was a bit concerned after booking daydream and reading some of the reviews online, but I was pleasantly surprised. The island is just gorgeous, the facilities were kept really really well, the food was good. The only mild negatives were the restrictions on eating times and options but really all the food I ate was scrumptious. There is no night life there so I think they should invest in putting a DVD player in each room or TV that has good signal so there is something to do at night. I thought the price of hiring a DVD player to be a bit excessive.
Overall I would definitely recommend this as a holiday destination to family and friends.
Family had a great time and would go back.
Perfect, thanks so much!!!
The Island was amazing - we had such a great stay. The food was beautiful, people friendly, surroundings were absolutely ideal. We will definitely visit again.
First stay at Daydream Island and was a great choice for the kids (3 and 5). They loveed the pools and getting up close a personal with the live oceans on the resort. Rooms are basic but very clean (daily) but probably need a little update soon. While our kids ate free for b/fast and dinner prices are what you expect on an island... a little on the high side. Overall, to see the kids enjoy themselves means we enjoyed ourselves. Staff were great and always helpful/friendly.
loved our stay on Daydream. This was our second visit and we will definitely be back. We had lots of activities to do with the kids and lots of time to kick back and relax. Really loved the fish feeding tour and the beautifully pristine pools. And how could you not love the spa, I really enjoyed the different activities there and even managed to fit in a beautiful massage with amazing views.
We travelled with 2 tweens and have been to Daydream twice now and were not disappointed. The rooms are simple and clean. The food although pricey was always fresh and delicious. The mini golf was fab and the water activities fun. The weather was glorious and the many pool areas are great with plenty of room even if the resort is full. Snorkelling at lovers cove is awesome but disappointing when closed on 3 of our 4 days for weddings. We had a ball and recommend it to families looking for a clean comfortable (not luxury) location and a relaxing holiday with lots of things for the kids.
Great resort for all ages
We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday. The facilities and food were very nice and the service above average. I would recommend a holiday in this paradise to anyone.
One of the best relaxing holidays yet
Friendly staff, our accomodation overlooking the ocean awesome, weather perfect, food enjoyable,Spa a must do,so relaxing,caters for all age group, lots to do or just chill....Perfect time out.
Did enjoy Island , but would have liked a beach or place to go that was kids free. Just as we were about to relax a family with screaming kids would turn up. they do have a place in the restaurant for adults only which was busy all the time so that makes me feel there is a call for it on the island.
nice to stay at the resort. staff are accomodating.
Fabulous location. enough options on things to do. So easy to get too - just a ferry transfer from Hamilton Island.LOVED the spa for some pampering. I was concerned as it is advertised as a family location, but when we went there it was perfect. Wouldn't want to be travelling there for a romantic retreat during school holidays though! Food was great. Seemed overpriced at first, but quality was excellent. On Daydream the food was of much better quality and therefore value than when I went out for dinner at Airlie beach. There could have had more activities for when it was windy and watersports were not running. I will be back! Hopefully when it is not as windy.
Not peak season so not all dining options available.
food expensive but reasonable quality.
Suggest taking own supply of snacks for the room unless you want to spend big on mini bar.
Perfect for a quiet getaway, not for you if you if you want lots of night life options.
Daydream Island is very relaxing and peaceful island with in the Whitsundays. My fiancé and I have visited the island twice now and will definitely be returning. The only downside was the Mermaids restaurant was a little slow with serving the food. Although the service was amazing. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend it for anyway wanting to escape the real world.
Daydream is a great place to stay this was our fourth visit to the island and we will be going back again. it is reasonably easy for us to travel there and it is a place where you can do as much as or as little you want , we loved every bit of it ,nice part of the world
A perfect holiday destination to enjoy our winter in a warmer climate.
Beautiful weather and great location. Met some lovely people as well.
We have just returned from a week on this island with our family of 2 adults and 2 children aged 7 and 8 years. The island was absolutely beautiful and the staff were extremely helpful and catered well for the vegetarians in our family. We were extremely happy with our interconnecting family bedrooms - we had a king size bed and our 2 girls had a queen bed each in their room. Everything on the island is immaculate. Did not want to leave!
Had a great holiday only wish I had more time to spend and see more of the reef and other islands
The island was beautifully maintained.
Dining options were at times confusing and frustrating. There really needs to be one dining option open each day from 7am through to 7pm, as there are times during the day where you cannot purchase any food/drink!
The 'Bali Boys' provided fantastic live entertainment in the Lagoon Bar whilst I stayed.
Pool temperature was slightly too cool, which meant nobody really sat at the swim up bar. If the water was slightly warmer I think this would be beneficial.
Louise, the marine biologist, was fantastic at her job. She gave a great talk during the Fish Feed and we thoroughly enjoyed.
Would stay again :)
A great spot to relax and unwind. As it was a quiet time when we were here there weren't many eating options as they had the fishbowl and Gillian's bar closed. There were basically only two options a BBQ, which was very overpriced, and a restaurant. The restaurant was great but after 4 nights it does become a bit pricey. Overall though a good place to unwind.
Holiday was better than I anticipated. Complex was highly organised with motivated staff. Picture perfect scenery and surrounds. Would recommend Daydream Island as holiday destination.
Great location. Value for money. The staff were second to none. Accomodation was excellent.
We had forgotten how beautiful our own back yard is, what a fabulous package to reconnect with the Whitsunday area.
We really enjoyed our stay at Daydream Island even in cyclone conditions. Staff were fantastic, they couldn't do enough to make us feel welcome and entertained. Bali Boys were amazing, kept us entertained with their music. The food was amazing. The Island is great for families. Would love to come back.
the staff were excellent - nothing was a problem. we would return for another relaxing holiday.
We had a weekend getaway to celebrate our wedding anniversary and it was very relaxing and great atmosphere. We went in low peak season and as a result the resort was quite empty - which meant some activities / stores weren't open etc.
We had an amazing time. The trade-off for going in the quiet time was that the food and drink options were limited. I was very impressed that prices were the same as back home. I thought for sure the Island would be more expensive.
Very relaxing and just what we needed time togerther with my partner. The room has spectacula views but where very dated. overall a great place to relax, eat and drink
Very relaxing plus there is lots of awesome stuff to do, and plenty of free activities, we had a great honeymoon
Excellent! a great place &really enjoyed our stay, even for us over 65yrs
Early December was a great time to go. Everything was perfect. It is a great place for young families. The staff were great and made it more enjoyable. Food is always dearer on islands, Daydream was on par and not that bad really.
We had a great time and would go there again . The accomodation was lovely with a wonderful view . Activities available we're expensive but worth it . Facilities such as pools and gardens were very well maintained .
Great to chill out for 3-5 days.
We took the kids to daydream back in 2005 ,
loved it so much we came back in 2008 both times getting the upgrade & staying in the daydreamer suit overlooking lovers cove (a much better room then the standard rooms)
We all had a fantastic time ,Kids had a ball great while the swim up bar/cocktails at happy hr only $8-$9 GREAT .
No extra charge for non motorised activities at the time (hopefully this hasn't changed)mini golf,wind surfing,snorkelling,open air cinema with a buggy ride for the kids,shark feeding,trivia nights we even tried aqua aerobics all free....
The Staff we found friendly and the food at the time was above average,Sydney or Melbourne food prices dinner $60-$150 per night for a family of 4,depending on your cuisine choice.
Have a look at the booklet,take 15min & read the history of the Island going back to the days of Errol Flynn.
Would still go back.
Very happy with everything.
Wonderful room, lovely surrounds and no asian tourists. excellant
Had the time of our life's and kids loved it
This resort runs very efficently with staff ready to help and constantly maintaining cleanliness. Small problems with the bathroom and air conditioning were readily put right. The activitys kept us going for two weeks. It should be made clear that SCUBA diving is not available actually on Daydream anymore, only for pickup to the outer reef. We enjoyed the variety of eating venues and found the quality very good.
Had a great time at the resort, the location is stunning.
It would have been good to have more options for dinner (there were only two places to go in the evening) but that was the only down-side.
Would recommend for families as lots of activities for kids/teens and the Kids Club was good for the younger ones.
We have a great time - it was easy travelling. Being school holidays it was busy and the spa and reef trips were booked out when we arrived, however there was still plenty to do without spending the extra money. The meals were great and especially good value for teenagers 14 and under.
It was a beautiful, beautiful place!
Rooms are a little dated but very clean. Lovely staff all round great place.
Stunning scenery. Great staff who go out of their way to ensure you have an enjoyable holiday.
Feel very refreshed after staying here and would not hesitate to recommend this to anyone thinking of staying here.
Our experiance on Day dream Island was great. Beautiful location and plenty to do, or nothing to do, up to you. Only disapointment was probably the bed in our room, far to soft and due for an upgrade. But overal a great trip away, thank you
This holiday was the most amazing way to celebrate our 20th anniversary! We highly recommend this holiday!
Amazing Holiday - the whole family ( inc 5 kids aged 9 - 14) loved it. More than we could have ever hoped for. Staff were amazing. Also, dealt with food allergies in the most amazing manner and nothing was too much trouble.
Food quality not excellent but OK, bit pricey for what you get. Lovely staff and very good customer service always very happy to help. Kids loved it especially the GBR and the living reef ranger tour on the island.
Beautiful location, lots of wildlife - cockatoos, sealife, and wallabies. The weather was superb. Stunning well maintained gardens.
The rooms were well equipped and tidy.
Plenty of activities to keep children occupied.
Overall we had a fantastic relaxing holiday!
What a great place to stay, whether as a couple or as a family. You can spend as much as you like on many different activities, or spend nothing and just do the many free activities, there is so much to offer. Wonderful service, happy, helpful staff.
Daydream is a small resort and is a good place to relax. If you are active and don't have money to spend you may not find enough activities. Day tours to the reef, Whitehaven beach excursions, and even transfers to the mainland all cost quite a bit, especially if you are with a family and on a budget.
All facilities were great. Service from staff was impeccable, food delicious,rooms spacious and spotless. Would not hesitate to recommend Daydream Island Resort and Spa.
Very nice resort, relaxing++++ heaps to do if you want. Food very good. Reasonably priced. Friendly staff nothing too much trouble!
Dining & drinking is expensive, but a beautiful place to stay with great customer service.
very good stay, value for money.
This was our first time to daydream island. The weather was not the best for 4 of the 5 days so unfortunately there was not much to do. The food was amazing in all restaurants and the staff were all very friendly.
Excellent time - rooms huge, staff extremely friendly and nothing was too much trouble any time. Food was plentiful and well-cooked and the whole island was very well looked after. Ground staff working all the time to clean up after the birds and to see the cockatoos and wallalbies being allowed to be part of it was really good. The pools were excellent with enough space for a swimmer not to intrude on kids or couples. We will be going back at some stage.
Enjoyed our stay. Plenty for the kids to do. They enjoyed the fish feeding and holding some of the marine animals. The food was great.
Overall good family holiday - perfect for kids.
Dining - very good and very bad depending on which place you went to. Mermaids - food very good, but service slow (understaffed - staff worked hard)
Fish Bowl - food and service very poor.
Buffet - one good night, one average.
Overall service mixed. 50% of staff friendly and helpful - really great. Others provided very poor level of service, rude at times and clearly unhappy. Understaffed in all restaurants. Activities counter - most staff fantastic, one with attitude. Splashes - one refused to serve us 10 min before close as she was packing up. Next day - different girl, friendly happy - what you expect in a resort.
Overall it was a nice break - but could have been better with some staff learning about customer service and what tourism is about!
We had perfect weather so it was a wonderful place to be. Exceptional views from our ocean balcony room. Buffet meals at times were a little dear, but the variety of food was excellent.
A tropical paradise, we went to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary, and was made to feel very special everyone made our stay at Daydream one we will never forget. Special thanks to Norm (assist manager),John (activities desk), Thomas (porter), Adrian @ Amber (activities) - friendly helpful staff who were always happy to help
Had a good time despite poor weather
Whole experience was great
We enjoyed our stay at Daydream.
The only down fall for us was the price of drinks and the food.
The price of a can of mixed drinks was way over the top. The food was the same.
Which has changed our minds for going back with the kids.
The one thing I did get a little put off by and found anouying was the amount of little children there, alot of crying whining kids I would think Hamilton Island would be more appropriate for the families of small children, so I think as a romantic retreat its a put off when you see them advertise \"kids stay eat for free\".
Had a wonderful week on the island, good food, great activities and friendly staff. Cater for couples with Adults only dining options. Lovely rooms serviced daily. Relaxing and a great holiday.
best holiday have had in years
My partner & I really did enjoy our stay- the activities during the day were great, & the staff were extremely helpful & polite at all times.
However I do have a few negative comments-
the cost of food & drinks on the island is a little bit extreme; we both wondered how families could afford the prices when we barely could. If the resort lowered the prices on food & drinks im sure they would attract more people and have an even better review.
The other thing we were disappointed with was the night time activities. There really was nothing for the guests to do we found ourselves heading straight back to our rooms after diner, bored beyond belief and watching T.V. We would've like to have seen something like a dance class or a trivia night.
But beside from those two negative things we did enjoy our stay; our room was lovely & like I said the day time activities were sensational. But I don't think we will be returning again anytime soon; unless its just a day trip.
I found it to be very overpriced, I mean it was costing us $100 for dinner every night and they dont have all places open, lunch was costing us $80 a day as well, I would recommend to couples but not families.
Would like more choice of menu, drinks and food was quit expensive but very good quality.
Totally enjoyed the 5 nights we spent at daydream
Overall I have rated as Average. What I found quite poor was the cost of added extras which should be free. Mini Golf is $50 for 3 family rounds for example. Late checkout is $20 per hour and they were nowhere near full. $20 to hire snorkle and flippers. The final insult is to pay over 3% for AMEX merchant service fee or about 1.50% for MC/VISA when paying final bill. No wonder so many Aussies go to Fiji!
Enjoyed a wonderful 3 night stay in May, now looking at dates for a return visit.