Daydream Island Resort is located in the stunning Whitsunday region on the east coast of Queensland, Australia. The region is situated between Mackay & Townsville, & is approximately 630km south of Cairns & 1,100km north of Brisbane. Two airports service the region with major airlines Virgin, Qantas and Jetsar. Hamilton Island Airport (HTI) is a direct 30 minute boast transfer while Proserpine Airport (PPP) is a 40km road transfer to Port of Airlie, with a 30 minute boat transfer direct to the island.
With 277 guest rooms over 3 wings, Daydream offers 167 king rooms, 102 twin rooms (queen queen) and 8 suites. The main room type features sliding doors opening directly to balconies of varying sizes. Suites offer a premium view surrounded by luxurious comfort, each containing a king bed, sitting area and generous balcony.
Daydream Island Resort’s event spaces will cater major events, yet still provide a personal touch. Special events from cocktail parties to gala dinners can be catered for across a large range of indoor and outdoor event locations. The new Underwater Observatory provides guests the opportunity to experience the varied marine life up close. For an intimate and unique dining experience, this space provides a stunning “under the ocean” feel to an event, catering for up to 30 guests. All theming needs are assisted with expert advice from local AV suppliers who can provide state of the art technical support to customise your event experience.
The refurbishment will see 3 new restaurants each with its own culinary offering, making the most of local ingredients. Graze Interactive Dining is a modern interactive buffet restaurant. Infinity provides Asian fusion flare where guests can enjoy everything from fresh sashimi to Korean hot pot or Japanese gyoza. Signature restaurant Inkstone Kitchen & Bar will serve modern Australian cuisine with flamboyant techniques. Executive Chef Brad Martin says “it’s the whole concept of Australian food products unique to this region, done spectacularly”.
The island will offer a revitalised pool landscape allowing guests to swim and enjoy unparalleled views across the Whitsunday’s Great Barrier Reef. The swimming hub will be complemented by a poolside bar inclusive of a new burger concept. All guests of Daydream Island have access to over 20 free activities and attractions with something for everybody. The Living Reef is a free form coral lagoon that wraps 200m around the central building and holds over 1.5 million litres of water. Guests will be able to join the team of marine biologists who live on the island and feed baby stingrays who live amongst over 100 species of marine fish, coral and invertebrates such as star fish, sea cucumbers and crabs.