At only a kilometre long and 500m wide, Daydream Island is small enough for you to explore on foot. It’s famous for its spectacular natural beauty. At the centre of the island, you’ll hear tiny sunbirds and colourful parrots squawking in the dense jungle, and at the outer edges you’ll be dazzled by three spectacular beaches. One of these is fringed by a live coral reef teeming with colourful tropical fish, so don’t forget your snorkel and goggles! If you want to dive deep into this underwater world, local dives can be arranged, as well as jet skiing, kayaking, parasailing, fishing, and stand-up paddle boarding. For fun that’s free, play a game of coconut bowls, water polo, beach volleyball or giant chess at the resort.
One thing you can’t leave without seeing is Daydream Island’s Living Reef – one of the world’s largest man-made living coral reef lagoons. Here you can handfeed resident stingrays, sharks and barramundi! Take part in the daily shows, or access behind the scenes to see what it’s like to be a real Living Reef Ranger. Adults and kids alike will love this!
If you’re more into the whole ‘relaxing’ thing, then you won’t be disappointed. The resort sits at the opposite end of the island to where day-trippers explore, so you won’t ever be hassled! Feel real life slip away with a massage or facial at the Rejuvenation Spa, or book in for a naturopathic consultation. Offering a holistic approach to wellbeing, the spa also has views! But the most chill out resort activity is to laze by the pools overlooking the ocean, with a cocktail in hand as you watch the sunset. You can even swim straight up to the bar. Then indulge in one of the resort restaurants to ease you into the rest of the night.
Sound like heaven? Daydream Island is never out of reach! Fly into Hamilton Island and cruise here on a catamaran, or drive to Airlie Beach (you can also fly into Proserpine nearby) and catch a sea transfer. Stop daydreaming about it! Book your Daydream Island hotel with us now and you’ll soon see what all the fuss is about!
Hotels in Daydream Island start at AU$299 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.