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3.7 out of 5

"Lovely quiet island perfect for a relaxing vacation with great dining options and activities for everyone. " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 04 Dec 2022

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in Whitsundays 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.

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 outdoor swimming pool, marina, gym, and kids' club. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a kids' swimming pool, and laundry facilities. Each morning free buffet breakfast is offered between 6:30 AM and 10:00 AM. There's also the convenience of an area shuttle.

With a stay at this 4.5-star Whitsundays resort, you'll be 0.1 km (0.1 mi) from Daydream Beach and 21.6 km (13.4 mi) from Heart Reef.

Resort Twin

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
AU$336* Per night/room 11 Dec. - 12 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 113 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.7 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Daydream Island Resort

Everyone (27) Couples (40) Family (32)
5 out of 5
Lovely quiet island perfect for a relaxing vacation with great dining options and activities for everyone.

Posted by on 4 Dec. 2022

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5 out of 5
A magical time was had by all! Weather was perfect, food was excellent and the beer was ice cold. Will definitely be back

Posted by on 11 Nov. 2022

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18 Nov. 2022 by Daydream Island Resort and Living Reef

Dear Gareth,Thank you for leaving wonderful feedback. We are happy that you had a great stay at our resort ad enjoyed so much the beautiful weather, excellent food and cold beer. We look forward to welcoming you back for another fantastic experience.Sincerely,Daydream Island Resort and Living Reef

4 out of 5
Lovely place just needs to work on their service !

Posted by on 18 Oct. 2022

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10 Nov. 2022 by Daydream Island Resort and Living Reef

Dear JUAN, Thank you for choosing us for your stay and appreciate you taking out time to review us. Happy to note that you found our resort a lovely place. All guest feedback is extremely valuable, and we will look into your feedback on our services with the relevant departments for improvement. We hope you stay with us again for a fully wonderful experience.Kind regards, Daydream Island Resort and Living Reef

5 out of 5
Resort and area are stunning and a great place for a short break with the kids. There are plenty of activities surrounding the Whitsundays to keep everyone happy. Highly recommend a trip out to the reef for some scubba! The property is modern and well kept and features an in house "Living Reef" featuring many spieces found around the Great Barrier Reef system. Dining options are great for adults, however you may find kids options limited. Overall I highly recommend a stay with the Daydream Island Resort.

Posted by on 17 Oct. 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

17 Oct. 2022 by Daydream Island Resort and Living Reef

Dear Brock Robert,Thank you for choosing us for your stay and appreciate you highly recommending a stay with our resort. Your comments will serve as encouragement for us to continue delivering memorable guest experiences. We look forwards to seeing you again soon! Sincerely, Daydream Island Resort and Living Reef

5 out of 5
It is children’s paradise! There are so many activities for kids. And parents can have a really good rest there

Posted by on 8 Oct. 2022

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10 Oct. 2022 by Daydream Island Resort and Living Reef

Dear Lin,Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at Daydream Island Resort and Living Reef. We are happy to know that you had a wonderful stay with your family at the resort. We look forward to welcoming you back to our resort again soon.Sincerely, Daydream Island Resort and Living Reef

4 out of 5
Ink stone dining Needs a kick up the arse. Poor organisation from the kitchen how your order is delivered. Sand crabs were frozen NOT Fresh. Pizza base sauce very light on. All in All very disappointing.

Posted by on 27 Aug. 2022

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10 Oct. 2022 by Daydream Island Resort and Living Reef

Dear Clyde, Thank you for your comments with regards to your recent stay with us. We regret to know that you were disappointed with your stay experience. We will look into your feedback on our facilities and service with the relevant departments for improvement. Kind regards, Daydream Island Resort and Living Reef

4 out of 5
Daydream is an island where you can sit back and DO NOTHING if you want - which we did, finding quiet spots to escape, soaking up the island ambiance. Staff were wonderful and very accommodating but certainly stretched still coming out of the COVID pandemic. Be prepared for the restaurant menu limitations but again I'm sure this will improve as we move to a new norm. Thank you Daydream for your hospitality :)

Posted by on 23 Aug. 2022

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3 out of 5
Beautiful place to stay. It was a shame the quality of the restaurants for dinner didn’t didn’t do the island justice. It also seemed as if the island was understaffed.

Posted by on 19 Aug. 2022

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5 Sep. 2022 by Daydream Island Resort and Living Reef

Dear Amy,Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at Daydream Island Resort and Living Reef. We are so glad you found our resort a beautiful place to stay. Regarding your feedback on understaffed issue, we will discuss with the relevant departments for improvement. We look forward to welcoming you again at Daydream Island Resort and Living Reef.Kind regards,Daydream Island Resort and Living Reef

3 out of 5
Unfortunately the facilities bars and restaurants opening hours were all over the show. Eg.Pool bar stop making cocktails at 4 and closing at 5. Bar by lovers cove open for two hours at sunset but no staff to work so didn’t open. No live entertainment when scheduled. Plenty of hand sanitizer stations but all were empty! None in Graze restaurant where buffet is. Floors and tables greasy and sticky in rooms and restaurants. Shower walls had mould on them. Bird poop everywhere in outdoor dinning areas. The location of this island is magnificent but unfortunately the resort has let our holiday down.

Posted by on 12 Aug. 2022

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10 Oct. 2022 by Daydream Island Resort and Living Reef

Dear Karen,Thank you for your review. All feedback is important to us, and we regret to hear you’ve had such a frustrating experience. To make sure to get the problems resolved and do not happen again, we will look into your feedback on our facilities and service with the relevant departments for improvement. We hope you stay with us again for a greater experience. Sincerely,Daydream Island Resort and Living Reef

2 out of 5
While the island is beautiful, the owners haven't spent much upgrading the resort. It still feels like a 1980s resort. Food options are limited and waaaay overpriced even for the additional transport costs. Pool is NOT heated so don't travel here in the winter months. Their computer systems crashed multiple times throughout the week. Everything seems to be done "on the cheap".

Posted by on 5 Aug. 2022

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11 Aug. 2022 by Daydream Island Resort and Living Reef

Dear Clarence, Thank you for your comments with regards to your recent stay with us, and we regret to know that you were disappointed with your overall stay experience. All guest feedback is extremely valuable, and I will look into your feedback on our services with the relevant departments for improvement. Kind regards, Daydream Island Resort and Living Reef

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 kayaking. Free breakfast is served daily. There are 3 restaurants on site. 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 an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and a fitness center. This 4.5-star Whitsundays resort is smoke free.

  • 277 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • 3 buildings
  • 3 dining venues
  • 5 bars or lounges
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Kid's club (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • 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

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • On private beach
  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Free cribs/infant beds

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.

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:

Guests must transfer via Boat or helicopter to the property. Guests must contact the property at least 72 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking. If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. 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 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. Guests arriving after 9:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. 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 12 years old and younger 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. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

  • Children stay free
  • Number of children who can stay for free – 2
  • Debit cards
  • UnionPay
  • Staffed front desk
  • Children stay free: Maximum age 12
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • 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

  • Up to 2 children 12 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding. Children might not be eligible for free breakfast.
  • 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.