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Daydream Island
Resort and Spa

The Whitsundays, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland
Top 10 Resorts Australia

There’s no other island quite like Daydream, on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. It is one of the few inhabited islands of the spectacular Whitsundays group, with a fringing reef a mere flipper’s kick from shore and a fascinating Living Reef coursing through the island itself. The Living Reef is one of Australia’s most unique, interactive attractions, tended by a team of marine biologists and home to myriad species of wondrous marine life.

Being close to the mainland, yet right on a fringing coral reef, Daydream is ideal for destination weddings, with picture-perfect backdrops such as Lovers Cove, Mermaids Beach or the stunning Endeavour Chapel, overlooking the sparkling Coral Sea. For conferences and events, everything you want is here, from an outdoor cinema under the stars to adrenaline-packed activities and the ultimate relaxation of the world-class Rejuvenation Spa.

Guests enjoy a diverse range of dining options inspired by an abundance of fresh local produce, delivering the “Restaurant Australia” experience for which our country is famous.

Each of the island’s 296 rooms and suites offer a delightful view to wake up to – lush, tropical gardens or looking out to the impossibly blue waters of the Whitsundays.


Let the kids show you how to have a good time and create a few ‘forever’ moments by sharing in a raft of fun things for the whole family. After you’ve dipped your toes in with old favourites like tennis, beach cricket, volleyball and mini golf, get your crew together for an afternoon of reef cruising on a glass-bottom boat. For the more daring, a Banana Boat Ride offers an exhilarating alternative to waterskiing – just remember to hold on tight.

Fun for all

Daily Living Reef shark and stingray feeding show

Educational marine talks with the island’s marine biologists

Wild Fish Feeding

Open-air cinema


Resort kayaks


Stand-up paddle boards


Reef After Dark show


Water polo

Beach volleyball

Rainforest walks

"Putt around Australia" mini golf

Giant chess

Trivia games

Jungle Jumble children’s playground

Daily activities programme

Gold Class open-air cinema experience

Paddle board tours

Sunset kayak tours

Kayak adventures

Glass bottom kayaks

Ocean-front golf driving nets

Games sessions – pool, trivia, bingo

Waterskiing, wakeboarding and kneeboarding

Banana boat rides

Polycraft hire boats

Daydream Discovery glass bottom boat

Jetski adventure

Jetski tours

Kids only

Kids club

Grown ups

Rejuvenation Spa


Swim up pool bar

Make-up workshops

Lagoon Bar



On an island as beautiful as Daydream, each of the 296 rooms and suites offer a delightful view to wake up to – lush, tropical gardens or looking out to the impossibly blue waters of the Whitsundays. Tucked into the landscape are 46 Standard Garden rooms, 117 Garden Balcony rooms, 61 Ocean Balcony rooms, 63 Coral Ocean Balcony rooms and 9 luxurious Suites. All are air-conditioned, with spacious ensuite and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Stroll from your room through tended gardens and Living Reef coral lagoons to the island’s expansive swimming pools, diverse restaurants, spa and main lobby.

Garden Balcony Room

Max occupancy: 4

Step onto your balcony overlooking a sparkling pool, tropical garden or lush rainforest and breathe in the fresh sea air. Two configurations are available: one king bed and one double sofa bed; or two queen beds.

Ocean Balcony Room

Max occupancy: 4

The ocean sparkles by day and the stars by night from your Ocean Balcony room looking out across the picturesque marina or beautiful Mermaids Beach. From your elevated balcony, or courtyard at ground level, you’ll enjoy partial ocean views, with space for relaxation and entertaining.

Coral Ocean Balcony Room

Max occupancy: 4

It’s worth leaving your big, comfy bed just to catch the sunrise from your balcony or courtyard, ready for an invigorating day ahead. These spacious, welcoming rooms are a tranquil retreat too, located in the Coral Wing, with relaxing and uninterrupted views across the six shades of blue stretching out to the horizon.

Family Room

Max occupancy: 8

Daydream Island is such a special place for families and it is so easy to enjoy it in comfort with the Family Rooms which consist of two Resort rooms with an interconnecting door. After a day exploring the many wonders of Daydream and the Great Barrier Reef beyond, everyone has their own space to chill and dream of tomorrow’s adventures.


24-hour reception

Complimentary safety deposit box

Guest laundry (coin-operated)

Tour desk

Resort gift shop

Internet kiosk

Lift or ramp access to all areas


Rooms serviced daily

Balcony or courtyard

Spacious ensuite with bath and shower

Individually controlled airconditioning

Satellite remote control TV

Bar-size refrigerator and mini bar

Complimentary tea/coffee facilities

Safety deposit box (laptop size)

STD/IDD telephone

Complimentary Wi-Fi

Bedside radio/alarm

Iron and ironing board


Bedding configuration – one king bed and one double sofa bed; or two queen beds


Living Reef Coral Lagoon System on island

Fringing Coral Reef surrounding the island

Great Barrier Reef

Whitehaven Beach

Airlie Beach

Hamilton Island

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An abundance of fresh local produce and the sense of what it means to be “on holidays” inspires the chefs at Daydream Island. The range of dining options is diverse, offering guests the perfect break inbetween activities, or a fitting end to an extraordinary day. The emphasis is on relaxed dining that enhances the Daydream holiday mood.


Daydream’s signature restaurant comes with an incredible view. With a menu as irresistible as the exotic sea sirens from which it takes its name, Mermaids welcomes long, languid lunches, just-because cocktails and exquisite dinners that celebrate the region’s exceptional seafood, steak and fresh produce. Look forward to the “Restaurant Australia” experience for which our country is famous.


A delightfully casual bistro-pub located at the island’s buzzing southern end. A la carte menu, icy cold draught beers, wines from Australia’s famed vineyards, conversations to be had, games to be enjoyed. A fun place to gather before relaxing at Daydream’s one-of-a-kind, open-air island cinema under the stars.


We call it the hub of delectivity. Located in Daydream’s main atrium, Waterfalls presents a mouthwatering buffet breakfast daily, with themed buffet dining on selected evenings. Families especially love the variety that includes fresh local seafood, Aussie BBQ, smokey roast carvery, pizza and international cuisine.



Nearest city:
Airlie Beach - 30 minutes by ferry

Nearest airport:
Hamilton Island - 30 minutes by ferry


Phone: 1800 075 040


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