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3.8 out of 5

"Positives: Daydream Island Resort is lovely with lots of activities for people of all ages. Grounds are lovely and well kept. Rooms were spacious a ... " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 29 Nov 2021

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in Daydream Island awaits you at Daydream Island Resort. Within steps you'll find Daydream Port and Daydream Reef. Highlights at this beachfront resort include 3 restaurants, 5 bars/lounges, and a private beach.

You can enjoy TVs with digital channels, and all 277 rooms feature free WiFi, safes, and hair dryers. Minibars, phones, and irons/ironing boards are also available.

The restaurant, Graze Interactive Dining, is open for breakfast and dinner. Barefoot is the resort's own bar, serving drinks along with light fare. Enjoy the marina, kids' club, kids' swimming pool, and pool loungers. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a snack bar/deli, and coffee/tea in a common area. Each morning free buffet breakfast is offered between 6:30 AM and 10:00 AM. There's also the convenience of an area shuttle.

Sights in the region of this 4.5-star Daydream Island resort include Daydream Beach and Whitehaven Beach.

Resort Twin

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
AU$333* Per night/room 23 Dec. - 24 Dec.

Deluxe Ocean Terrace King Accessible

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Superior Pool Side Twin

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Superior Pool Side King

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Ocean Terrace King

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Superior Pool View Twin

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Daydream Island Resort ratings based on 71 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Daydream Island Resort

Everyone (13) Couples (27) Family (22)
4 out of 5
Positives: Daydream Island Resort is lovely with lots of activities for people of all ages. Grounds are lovely and well kept. Rooms were spacious and clean and all staff we dealt with were fantastic. Breakfast buffet excellent with a great range of food. Negatives: Beds hard and pillows were very old and need replacement. Meals are expensive and because there are no options you are forced to pay the prices.

Posted by on 29 Nov. 2021

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29 Nov. 2021 by Dilip Madhok - Chief Operating Officer

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your valuable feedback on your recent stay at Daydream Island Resort and Living Reef. We value your constructive feedback, as such comments help us to improve our services. I will share your comments with concerned management team members to review. We hope to welcome you in the future. Kind regards, Dilip Madhok Chief Operating Officer Daydream and South Molle Islands

4 out of 5
Fantastic location and facilities. Highly recommended. The room bathrooms could have been cleaner. The bath and basin drains got blocked when the water started to run and daily room cleaners didn’t vacuum the room or clean the bath. You don’t expect these when you pay so much money to stay there.

Posted by on 28 Nov. 2021

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29 Nov. 2021 by Dilip Madhok - Chief Operating Officer

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your valuable feedback with us. We value your constructive feedback, as such comments help us to improve our services. I will share your comments with concerned management team members to review and take corrective measures. We will be grateful if you could give us another opportunity to welcome you back for a wonderful experience. Kind regards, Dilip Madhok Chief Operating Officer Daydream and South Molle Islands

5 out of 5
We stayed on Daydream Island for our honeymoon for 7 nights and absolutely loved every second of it. The room was modern, clean and had a spacious balcony (perfect for two guests) and large French windows, offering stunning ocean views. We were greeted by friendly, helpful and informative staff who gave us all of the information we needed to make the most of our time on the island. There were plenty of activities to do on the island to keep us entertained, including trivia nights, bingo, snorkel hire, sailing lessons, kayak tours, educational fish feeding, outdoor cinema and so on. Shout out to our super tour guide Terry for giving us lots of information about the island and surrounds, and making our kayak tour extra special with lots of photos and videos! We were also able to book external tours to and from the island through the tour desk. Activities aside, Daydream Island is also the perfect place to relax by the pool with a cocktail, or find a beanbag and watch the sunset at Lover’s Cove (bring flip flops as the beach is entirely coral). We will definitely return and would highly recommend to friends and family.

Posted by on 22 Nov. 2021

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26 Nov. 2021 by Dilip Madhok - Chief Operating Officer

Dear Vanessa , Thank you for choosing Daydream Island Resort and Living Reef as your honeymoon destination. I truly appreciate your kind words about our facilities, services, associates, and overall the beautiful Island experience you had at Daydream Island. It was a delight to know you enjoyed our on island activities and . Your kind compliments of our associates are very much appreciated and will serve as encouragement for them to continue delivering memorable guest experiences. We have also shared your valuable feedback with Terry. The team at Daydream looks forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards, Dilip Madhok Chief Operating Officer Daydream and South Molle Islands

4 out of 5
I loved the place because it had everything I loved about the barrier reef I found that the amenities were lacking in area of availability of food i. e no oysters or pina colatas at the pool bar and more staff needed in some areas . On our first day our room wasn’t made up until 5 o’clock. The place is magnificent and should have a 5 star rating but for things that I mentionned

Posted by on 10 Nov. 2021

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10 Nov. 2021 by Daydream Island Resort & Living Reef

Dear Dimitrios, thank you for your lovely feedback from your stay. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and appreciate your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back to our resort soon. Kind regards

5 out of 5
Pleased with wildlife, food was great, staff friendly and pleasant and plenty of options to fill your day😎

Posted by on 9 Nov. 2021

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10 Nov. 2021 by Dilip Madhok - Chief Operating Officer

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing the wonderful feedback on your recent stay at Daydream Island Resort and Living Reef. Glad to know that you enjoyed your overall stay, particularly dining experience and activities on the island. Your kind compliments of our associates are very much appreciated and will serve as encouragement for them to continue delivering memorable guest experiences. We thank you for your patronage and look forward to welcoming you again soon! Kind regards, Dilip Madhok Chief Operating Officer Daydream and South Molle Islands

5 out of 5
We absolutely loved our stay at Daydream. It took us by surprise with how amazing it was. Loved the reef pools throughout the resort, the amazing views and beaches, and especially the delicious buffet breakfast.

Posted by on 31 Oct. 2021

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8 Nov. 2021 by Daydream Island Resort & Living Reef

Dear Mallory, thank you for your lovely feedback from your stay. We are pleased to hear you had a lovely time with us and we look forward to welcoming you back to our resort soon. Kind regards

1 out of 5
The Island is beautiful , the management of it is dismal. Here is the list of issues: Arrive on a Friday afternoon and we wanted to have a cocktail in the highly advertised pool bar, It closed at 3pm !!! Yes a resort , we asked why and where told abruptly that the staff needed a break? This is a major feature of an island get away ! Tour booking , we got up early to plan our day - got told the tour lady did not get on the barge. No offer to help us , a half hour later the 4 ladies behind reception , finally bothered to come over to the line we were all waiting in and then miraculously they could help us with our questions , a half prior they had fobbed us off Then there’s the restaurants expect to wait more than 30 minutes for your drink to arrive , then an hour plus for your food. All up , do not go to this place until it has a management refresh and service standards are raised

Posted by on 31 Oct. 2021

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10 Nov. 2021 by Dilip Madhok - Chief Operating Officer

Dear Guest, Thank you for your comments with regards to your recent stay with us, and we regret to know that you were disappointed with your experience. Once again thank you for bringing this to my attention. We will address the above points you raised with the concerned departments and review our procedures to ensure this does not happen in the future. We sincerely hope you will give us another opportunity to showcase our hospitality and live up to your expectations in the future. Kind regards, Dilip Madhok Chief Operating Officer Daydream and South Molle Islands

4 out of 5
Staff lovely but not nearly enough

Posted by on 20 Oct. 2021

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27 Oct. 2021 by Dilip Madhok - Chief Operating Officer

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time share your valuable feedback. Kind regards, Dilip Madhok Chief Operating Officer Daydream and South Molle Islands

3 out of 5
The island is magnificent pool sside cabanas are rhe place to be, and is very picturesque. Unfortunately there was a lack of detail and service provided, this was our honeymoon, i called prior to arriving so we could add something special to say "congratulations" on your wedding, but our room had nothing as promised. Cocktails were expens9ve and watered down, and we were served off seafood, orders taken down incorrectly, so dining experience was not in sync, but all on the high side cost wise, so you expect great service, kinda sucks being unsatisfied and having a large bill to pay, take away the love from the experience. We were here f8r 2 nights, and couldn't get a massage, as it was booked out, without arranging 2 days in advance we couldn't get a seafood platter? Jet skis we not available when we inquired! The list goes on. We did however really enjoy just laying around, and enjoying the beautiful weather, so the experience was still lovely.

Posted by on 13 Oct. 2021

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13 Oct. 2021 by Daydream Island Resort and Living Reef

Dear Ben, thank you for sharing your valuable feedback. As our teams continuously strive to deliver a memorable experience to all our guests, it is indeed regretful to read that we did not meet your expectations on this visit. We certainly hope to have another opportunity to better your experience and to welcome you back in the future.

4 out of 5
It’s a very family orientated, lots of young families. I would recommend 3 Nights max. We enjoyed our stay.room was nice and fresh.

Posted by on 9 Oct. 2021

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13 Oct. 2021 by Dilip Madhok - Chief Operating Officer

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing the wonderful feedback on your recent stay at Daydream Island Resort and Living Reef. We always strive to ensure that our guests enjoy a memorable experience, and we are delighted to know that we were successful in achieving the same. Glad to know that you loved our beautiful room and overall a relaxing time on the Island. We thank you for your patronage and look forward to welcoming you again soon! Kind regards, Dilip Madhok Chief Operating Officer Daydream and South Molle Islands

Property Features

Simply walk outside to smell the salt air and watch the ocean waves from the sand beach. Spend the day at the beach and work on your tan with sun loungers (chaise longues) or relax in the shade with umbrellas. Have fun in the sun at Daydream Island Resort with summer activities like snorkeling, sailing, and water skiing. Free breakfast is served daily. There are 3 restaurants on site, along with a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 5 bars/lounges and a poolside bar. WiFi is free in public spaces. This luxury resort also offers a children's pool, a garden, and a terrace. This 4.5-star Daydream Island resort is smoke free.

  • 277 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • 3 buildings
  • 3 dining venues
  • 5 bars or lounges
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Deli
  • Kid's club (surcharge)
  • Supervised kid's activities (surcharge)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers for purchase
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Lockers available
  • Bar by the pool
  • Swim-up bar

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Transport

  • Property shuttles: Area shuttle

Room Amenities

Daydream Island Resort offers 277 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature minibars and safes. Premium digital television is provided. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Minibar
  • Television
  • Digital channels
  • Premium channels
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 10:00 AM.

Graze Interactive Dining - This restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Inkstone - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Open daily.

Infinity - This poolside restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Open daily.

Barefoot - This poolside bar serves light fare only. Open daily.

Silica - This bar serves light fare only. Open daily.

Spa Services

  • Massages

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 9:00 PM

Special check-in instructions:

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Due to this resort's island location, guests will need to travel via ferry. For scheduled ferry departures and arrivals, guest can consult Cruise Whitsundays Resort Connections with their applicable travel dates.

To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 72 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after 9:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding. Children may not be eligible for complimentary breakfast.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 100.0 per day.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

No onsite parking is available. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club, Union Pay, debit cards, and cash. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

  • Number of children who can stay for free – 2
  • Debit cards
  • UnionPay
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available through room service
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 48 hours
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property follows sanitisation practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 100.0 per day
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 1.25 percent

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Daydream Island Resort
  • Daydream Island Resort And Spa
  • Daydream Island Hotel Daydream Island
  • Daydream Island Resort Spa
  • Daydream Island Resort Resort
  • Daydream Island Resort Whitsundays
  • Daydream Island Resort Resort Whitsundays

You should know

  • To get to the property, guests need to transfer by boat or helicopter. Transfers need to be confirmed by contacting the property at least 72 hours before travel at the number on the booking confirmation.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Certain facilities might have restricted access. For details, you can contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.
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Frequently asked questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.