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Daydream Island Resort

Adventure, Romance & Relaxation!
  • Kids stay and eat breakfast free*
  • Family & Couples Friendly
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Daydream Island Resort & Spa is closed until further notice. 

This multi award-winning island resort is anticipated to re-open in mid-2018.  Daydream Island is planning to re-open after a complete refurbishment.  Nestled in the heart of Queensland's Great Barrier Reef the Island offers a world of possibility for fun, adventure, romance and relaxation with 296 affordable luxury rooms and suites, with stunning ocean or rainforest views

Daydream Island Resort & Spa is the ultimate destination for action and excitement, fun and adventure, romance and relaxation. With an endless array of activities to choose from there is something for everyone.

Ideal for families and couples, Daydream offers affordable 4.5 star luxury with 296 luxury appointed rooms and suites, with garden or sparkling ocean views.

Bonus FREE inclusions:

  • Scrumptious full buffet breakfast daily
  • Children stay and eat breakfast FREE of charge*
  • FREE shell necklace and mocktail on arrival
  • FREE Wi-Fi in the Atrium 24 hours a day
  • FREE holiday portrait during your stay
  • Over 20 FREE activities including kayaks, catamarans, stand-up paddle boards, stingray & shark feeding show, open air cinema and more!

Kids Stay FREE
Kids 14 years and under STAY FREE in existing bedding and have BREAKFAST FREE. 


  • 24 hr reception
  • Transit lounge
  • 3 outdoor heated spas
  • 3 swimming pools with swim up pool bar
  • 3 magnificent coral beaches
  • Sauna
  • 'Jungle Jumble' children's playground
  • Daily activities program with many free activities
  • Pool towels available
  • FREE daily activities program
  • Pool tables
  • Games Room
  • Internet access available
  • Foreign exchange
  • ATM machine
  • Room charge facilities at all outlets
  • Retail outlets open daily with a vast selection of resort and swimwear, souvenirs and amenities.
  • Coin operated laundry facilities
  • Conference and reception facilities
  • Waterfront Wedding Chapel

FREE Activities:

  • Aqua Aerobics
  • Archery
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Bocce
  • Croquet
  • Cricket
  • Coconut Bowls
  • Catamarans, Kayaks
  • Educational Marine Talks/Fish Feeding
  • Gymnasium, Pilates and yoga classes and personal training sessions are also available.
  • Giant Chess
  • Kite flying
  • Live Musical Entertainment Daily
  • Open Air Cinema with a 44ft screen showing new release movies
  • Paddle boards
  • Rainforest walk is a 20 minute walk stretching the length of the island with an array of wildlife and spectacular scenic views.
  • Tennis (day & night)
  • Water polo

Small Cost Activities:

  • Watersports: A range of motorised and non-motorised watersports available including parasailing, Jet ski Hire, 'Sensation' Hire Boats, Glass Bottom Fishing Tinny Reef Explorer Tour, Water-skiing, Wakeboarding and Knee-boarding, Fishing Equipment, Banana Boat Rides, Sea Kayak Hire.
  • Scuba Diving and Snorkel hire and lessons
  • 19 hole Mini Golf
  • Great Barrier Reef Cruises and heli flights
  • Fishing tours

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.

Daydream Rejuvenation Spa
Guests can indulge and pamper at the resort’s leading Rejuvenation Spa. The refined elegance of this spectacular facility is reflected in its 16 private rooms offering the latest in naturopathy, hydrotherapy, aromatherapy or reflexology to stimulate the senses and bring harmony to mind, body and soul.

Skippers Kids Club:

  • Catering for children aged 6 weeks to 12 years
  • Open daily for one or four hour child care sessions
  • Morning session 8.00am - 12.00pm (includes morning tea):
    1x Child = $50, 2x Children = $95, 3x Children =$140
  • Afternoon session 1.00pm - 4.30pm (includes afternoon tea):  
    1x Child = $45, 2x Children = $85, 3x Children = $125
  • Evening session 6.30pm - 9.00pm:
    1x Child = $40, 2x Children = $75, 3x Children = $110
  • Evening babysitting services available (charges apply)
  • Equipment is available to hire such as cots, prams and strollers (charges apply)
  • Kids will also love the Jungle Jumble Kids Playground.


Daydream Island Resort and Spa has 296 rooms and suites, each offering views of tropical waters or rainforest. Rooms are comfortable and stylishly furnished and are only a quick walk to restaurants, lagoon-like swimming pools, spa and the main lobby.

  • Rooms serviced daily
  • Balcony or courtyard
  • Sitting area
  • Ensuite with bath over shower, Hairdryer
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Satellite remote control TV, In-house movies (pay per view)
  • Bar size refrigerator and mini bar, Complimentary tea/coffee facilities
  • Safety deposit box (laptop size)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Bedding Configuration: All rooms are configured with either 2x Queen beds or 1x King bed with a Double fold out sofa.
  • All family rooms are configured with 1x King bed with a Double fold out sofa and interconnecting with a second room with 2x Queen beds.
  • There is a Wheelchair/Disabled Room in the Garden Rooms (must be requested upon booking).

Additionally Reef Suites Feature:

  • 2x Queen beds
  • Spa Bath and separate shower
  • Complimentary use of robes and slippers
  • Complimentary coffee plunger with complimentary coffee
  • IPod docking station
  • DVD player with a list of DVD's to choose from
  • Playstation Video games (pay per use)
  • Practical for families: for additional space, families can also book a Reef Suite and a Daydreamer Suite together so rooms can interconnect creating separate areas for adults and children to relax.

Additionally Daydreamer Suite Feature:

  • Perfect for honeymooners offering stunning ocean views without even having to get out of bed!
  • Spacious en-suite with a spa bath and glass windows that peer into the bedroom and out to the scenic water views
  • Walk-in robe
  • 2 satellite remote control flat screen TV's
  • Interconnecting rooms available


Daydream Island’s premier a la carte restaurant, with scenic ocean views, overlooking Mermaids Beach, and the Islands iconic three mermaids statues.

  • Lunch
    - Served from 12pm till 2:00pm daily.
    - The classic resort style lunch, featuring a beach burger, steak sandwiches, Thai beef salad, with full a la carte beverage list.
  • Dinner
    - Served from 5.30pm on selected evenings
    - Featuring the finest a la carte selections from world class chefs, including the signature entree ‘Mermaids seafood’, or for the ultimate indulgence try our ‘Sirens of the sea’ seafood platter featuring an array of shell fish and reef fish caught that day! Also a large selection of handpicked steaks.


  • Casual bistro style a la carte venue.
  • Open from 5.30pm on selected evenings


  • Breakfast
    - Served from 6.30am to 10.00am daily.
    - Includes full hot breakfast, freshly baked pastries, cereals and toasts plus some of the finest tropical fruits. A full selection of teas, espresso coffees and fresh juices.
  • Dinner
    - Served from 5:30pm on selected evenings
    - Dinner buffets consist of different themes on different nights such as:- Seafood, Carvery, Oriental Express
    - All dinners are accompanied by salad and dessert buffet and a large selection of children's options.

Boathouse Bakery:

  • Open daily 9.30am - 4.30pm.
  • Features a wide range of sandwiches, wraps, pies, salads, homemade cakes, pastries and a selection of hot beverages also featuring a limited beer and wine list to keep the day going in true island style.

Coffee Bean Café:

  • Open daily from 8.00am.
  • Offers a variety of cakes and savouries, accompanied by a selection of espresso coffees, teas, hot chocolates, milkshakes and fruit juice smoothies. Fully licensed for your convenience

Lagoon Bar:

  • Open from 4.30pm until late daily.
  • Enjoy a pre-dinner drink in relaxed surroundings. Featuring an array of live music nightly with guest artists and always popular in-house band The Bali Boys.

Splashes: Swim up pool bar with a variety of cold beverages and light lunch options available from 12pm to 3pm.

Gilligan's Health Hut & Bar:

  • Open on selected days
  • Has a variety of ice creams, fresh juices, smoothies, as well as a selection of alcoholic beverages.


Daydream Island is the closest island to the mainland and easily accessible from Airlie Beach or the nearby Hamilton Island.

By Air:
The Whitsundays are serviced by two domestic airports, Great Barrier Reef Airport on Hamilton Island (HTI) and Whitsunday Coast Airport on the mainland at Proserpine (PPP).

  • From Great Barrier Reef Airport (HTI)

Cruise Whitsundays meet flights for a comfortable 30 minute catamaran cruise to Daydream Island, departing from the jetty located directly at the airport.

On arrival please make your way to the Daydream Island Airport Kiosk. Guests will be given their room keys and a tote bag containing information about the island. Guests will still be responsible for checking in their own luggage with the Cruise Whitsundays porters; however bags will be delivered directly to guests’ rooms after check-in. Please ensure all luggage is clearly labelled with your full name and contact phone number.

The ferries operate directly from the Airport pontoon just 100 metres from the arrivals hall. There is a ferry to meet all flights with a departure as close as possible to touchdown. Check in time at Daydream Island is 2pm. If your room isn’t ready on arrival luggage will be stored in the arrivals and departure lounge in which you can access.

  • From Whitsunday Coast Airport (PPP)

Cruise Whitsundays offer a streamlined transfer with a 30 minute coach connection directly from the airport to Port of Airlie, where a connecting ferry transfers guests to Daydream Island in 30 minutes.

On arrival at the airport please collect your luggage and ensure it is clearly labelled with your full name and contact phone number. Cruise Whitsundays have a dedicated coach with a meet and greet service at the Airport. As soon as all passengers have boarded, the coach will go directly to Port of Airlie where a ferry departure is timed for as good a resort connection as possible. The coach sector will be provided by “Whitsunday Shuttle Service”.

Please double check your flight details as there are no ferry transfers to meet the following flights, guests will need to transfer to the mainland or Hamilton Island the night before in order to meet these flights:-

Cairns flight number QF2504 departing Great Barrier Reef Airport (Hamilton Island) at 9.55am

Brisbane flight number VA1114 departing Whitsunday Coast Airport (Proserpine) at 8.45am

Self Driving to Airlie Beach:
Passengers driving to Port of Airlie located at 24 The Cove Road Airlie Beach, check-in at Cruise Whitsundays counter.
Parking is available at an extra charge. If you require any further information contact Port of Airlie on 07 4948 0643.