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Daydream Island Resort

Daydream Island, Whitsundays QLD

Following an extensive $140 million redevelopment, Daydream Island Resort offers 280 refurbished modern rooms and suites.

There is an expanded food and beverage offering with three restaurants and three bars across the island, giving guests a plethora of options catering to every need. An exciting Asian Fusion restaurant has been added to the collection of dining venues to sit alongside the Buffet and Modern Australian Restaurants.

Guests can dive into a snorkelling adventure at any time of the day or explore the island and surrounding Great Barrier Reef Marine Park by helicopter, sailboat or jet ski. Daydream Island Resort has activities for all ages with swimming pools, coral beaches, gym facilities and unlimited access to non-motorised water activities. The Kids Club is a haven for children with an exciting range of activities on offer each day.

The island offers a revitalised pool landscape that will wind through the tropical gardens across the resort allowing guests to swim and enjoy unparalleled views across the Whitsundays Great Barrier Reef. The swimming hub is complemented by the poolside Barefoot Bar, inclusive of a new dining concept serving gourmet burgers, sliders, pork ribs and chicken wings with fresh smoothies, milkshakes, wine, beer and tropical cocktails.

The Living Reef has made its return to the island in an even bigger and better way, further cementing its eco-friendly and educational focus. The free form coral lagoon will wrap 200m around the central building and hold over 1.5 million litres of water. Guests will have the option to join the team of marine biologists who live on the island, taking part in a guided fish feed tour and on other island tours such as feeding the baby stingrays, snorkelling adventures in the Living Reef or taking part of the free daily fish feeding, home to over 100 species of marine fish, coral and invertebrates such as starfish, sea cucumbers and crabs.

The new underwater observatory offers a unique aspect of the Living Reef four metres below the water's surface where you can watch the marine life in action or take memorable photos of family and friends snorkelling their depth. Kids will have the chance to become eco-warriors at Kids Club as they explore and learn about the Living Reef while playing and feeding the animals who call it home, amongst a range of other activities around the island.

Resort Activities
Complimentary - Catamarans, Beach Sports (cricket, volleyball, touch footy, soccer), Resort Kayaks, Gymnasium, Guided Rainforest Walk, Croquet, Scavenger Hunt, Bocce, Badminton, Pool Games, Snorkel Equipment Hire, Public Fish Feeding, Stand-Up Paddle Boards, Outdoor Fitness Classes.

Small Cost Activities - Paddle Board Tours, Bingo, Stingray Splash Tour, Guided Fish Feeding, Reef Rangers, Living Reef Guided Snorkel Tour, Living Reef Night Tour, Trivia Nights, Yoga, Guided Kayak Tour, Sunset Kayak Tour

Watersports (charges apply) - Daydream Discovery Cruise, Banana Boat Rides, Sea Kayak Hire, Pedal Boats.

Living Reef
Daydream Island’s amazing Living Reef is a must see on the island. Located at the entrance to the resort, it is one of the world’s largest man-made living coral reef lagoons and features more than 115 species of marine fish and 80 species of coral. This microcosm of the Great Barrier Reef continues to capture the imagination of tourists young and old; with guests having the opportunity to hand feed resident stingrays, sharks and barramundi.

Activities (charges apply) - Guided Fish Feeding, Stingray Splash (walk amongst baby stingrays and sharks), Reef Ranger Program, Night Tours.

Daydream Island Kids Club (charges apply)
Catering for children aged 4 to 12 years, Kids Club is open daily for morning (8:00am-11:30am) and afternoon (12:00pm-3:30pm) sessions with morning or afternoon tea included. Bookings are essential and spaces are limited.

Activities include everything from painting, arts and crafts, sandcastle building, wild fish feeding, outdoor play, rainforest wildlife walk and talk, tennis, beach sports, movies, marine animal experiences, scavenger hunt, board and computer games, coral collecting, kite making and flying, cooking classes, dress ups, kids yoga and more. 

Babysitting is available for children aged 0-12 years (charges apply). 48 hours pre-booking is required as sitters are limited. 

Restaurants & Bars
Inkstone Kitchen & Bar - inspired Australian dishes bringing the best in steak and seafood. Hosting a premium breakfast for Deluxe Room & Suite guests as well as lunch and dinner for all. Discover Inkstone by the pool and beach at the front of the resort. 
Infinity - enjoy a premium Asian Fusion dining experience boasting a menu that highlights the best of Queensland produce and expansive views of the Whitsunday Islands. 
Graze - a modern buffet complete with live cooking stations and a range of international cuisines. Located just off the main lobby in the Atrium, Graze is open for breakfast and dinner.
Tonic Bar - spanning indoors from the Atrium towards with Living Reef. This specialty Gin Bar is a great place to meet before heading out to dinner or stay and enjoy the atmosphere.
Barefoot Bar - centrally located amongst the lush gardens by the revitalised pool landscape. An outdoor venue where you can relax with a drink and enjoy a snack or serious delicious gourmet burger throughout the day.  

Elita Day Spa
Experienced Spa therapists welcome you with a warm approach. Drift into a state of pure relaxation and rejuvenation in your own luxury signature spa suite. Spa Rituals and Journeys are available for singles and couples as well as facials, massage, manicures, pedicures, beauty and grooming treatments.

Transfer Information
The ferry departure/arrival times are timed to coincide with most arriving and departing flights. If you're flying into Hamilton Island, you'll find the Cruise Whitsundays check-in counter at the baggage collection area opposite the carousels. If you're flying into Whitsunday Coast Airport (Proserpine), coach transfer drivers will take to Port of Airlie for ferry transfers to the Island.

Prices One Way to / from Daydream Island
operated by Cruise Whitsundays
Effective 6 October 2019
Hamilton Island Airport (HTI) Adult $41 Child $33
Whitsunday Coast Airport (PPP) Adult $60 Child $43
Port of Airlie (Airlie Beach) Adult $38 Child $28
Child prices based on 4-14 years inclusive. Infants under 4 years no charge. Family rates are also available.
Prices correct as at Oct 2019 and are subject to change without notice.


Choose Your Room

Standard King

Conveniently located close to the central Atrium building. Rooms are spacious and feature a king bed with views out to the resort. Room size 36sqm.
2 - 3 Guests
King bed

Standard Twin

Conveniently located close to the central Atrium building. Rooms are spacious and feature two queen beds with views out to the resort. Room size 36sqm.
2 - 4 Guests
2 queen beds

Superior Pool View King

Pool view room with a king bed. Sliding doors open onto a balcony of varying sizes. Room size 36sqm.
2 Guests
King bed

Superior Pool View Twin

Pool view room with two queen beds. Sliding doors open onto a balcony of varying sizes. Room size 36sqm.
2 - 4 Guests
2 queen beds

Superior Pool Side King

Pool side room with a king bed. Sliding doors open onto a balcony of varying sizes. Room size 36sqm.
2 - 3 Guests
King bed

Superior Pool Side Twin

Poolside room with two queen beds. Sliding doors open onto a balcony of varying sizes. Room size 36sqm.
2 - 4 Guests
2 queen beds

Superior Ocean View King

Ocean view room with a king bed. Sliding doors open onto a balcony of varying sizes. Room size 36sqm.
2 - 3 Guests
King bed

Superior Ocean View Twin

Ocean View room with two queen beds. Sliding doors open onto a balcony of varying sizes. Room size 36sqm.
2 - 4 Guests
2 queen beds

Deluxe Ocean Terrace King

Facing directly out over the ocean, these rooms are located on the eastern side of the Driftwood Wing on Levels G, 1 & 2. Sliding doors open onto a large terrace with outdoor furniture. Room size 36sqm.
2 - 3 Guests
King bed

Deluxe Serenity Twin

Premium view of the mainland with 2 queen beds, a sitting area and generous balcony to take in the magnificent views of Lovers Cove and mainland. Marble-look bathrooms feature a spa bath and separate shower.
2 - 4 Guests
2 queen beds

Serenity Suite

This expansive one-bedroom suite with king size bed receives uninterrupted views of the spectacular Lovers Cove, which can be enjoyed from every aspect, including the ensuite.
2 - 3 Guests
King bed

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Arrival Info

Photo ID and a credit card pre-authorisation may be required on check-in for all bookings.

Car Parking

No onsite car parking available

Children & Extra Guests

Extra guests allowed at additional charge


  • Free WiFi (limits may apply)
  • Tour Desk
  • Tennis Court (Full Size)
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Spa
  • Sauna
  • Restaurant (Licensed)
  • Mini Golf / Putt Putt
  • Porter Service
  • Pool Bar
  • Luggage Storage
  • Guest Laundry
  • Child Pool
  • Children's Play Area
  • Kids Club / Child Activity Program
  • Gymnasium
  • Games Room
  • Lift / Elevator
  • Day Spa
  • Conference Facilities
  • Concierge
  • Bar / Lounge
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Resort Shop
  • Activities Desk
  • Living Reef Outdoor Aquarium
  • Motorised / Non-Motorised Water Sports

Distance Information

Whitsunday Coast Airport: 60 minutes by coach and ferry
Hamilton Island Airport: 30 minutes by ferry
Airlie Beach: 30 minutes by ferry

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