Daydream Island
Whitsundays, Queensland
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Grand Reopening: Iconic Daydream Island is Back

It’s time to celebrate the reopening of an Australian favourite – Daydream Island is back and better than ever! With new dining venues, waterfront suites, an underwater observatory and the iconic Living Reef (offering 200m of coral lagoon), you can once again enjoy this stunning location, overlooking the crystal-clear waters of the Whitsundays. Included in your grand reopening escape is daily buffet breakfast, one poolside lunch, your choice of one à la carte or buffet dinner, a nightly cocktail each at Tonic, the resort’s brand-new specialty gin bar, return airport/port transfers, a Living Reef experience and much more. Travelling as a family? Two children (aged 11 years and under), stay, play and eat for free!

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5 Nights
DAYDREAM ESCAPE
Standard Room
Earn 1,499 Qantas Points
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Inclusions valid for two people (two children aged 11 years and under stay, play and eat free)
  • Daily buffet breakfast at Graze
  • Return ferry transfers from HTI Airport or Port of Airlie
  • One dinner, choosing between à la carte at Inkstone Kitchen & Bar or buffet at Graze
Calendar
5 Nights
POOL-VIEW UPGRADE
Superior Pool-View Room
Earn 1,599 Qantas Points
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Inclusions valid for two people (two children aged 11 years and under stay, play and eat free)
  • Daily buffet breakfast at Graze
  • Return ferry transfers from HTI Airport or Port of Airlie
  • One dinner, choosing between à la carte at Inkstone Kitchen & Bar or buffet at Graze
Calendar
5 Nights
POOLSIDE UPGRADE
Superior Poolside Room
Earn 1,799 Qantas Points
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Inclusions valid for two people (two children aged 11 years and under stay, play and eat free)
  • One complimentary bottle of sparking, red or white wine
  • Daily buffet breakfast at Graze
  • Return ferry transfers from HTI Airport or Port of Airlie
Calendar
5 Nights
OCEANVIEW UPGRADE
Superior Ocean-View Room
Earn 1,999 Qantas Points
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Inclusions valid for two people (two children aged 11 years and under stay, play and eat free)
  • One complimentary bottle of sparking, red or white wine
  • Daily buffet breakfast at Graze
  • Return ferry transfers from HTI Airport or Port of Airlie
Calendar
7 Nights
DAYDREAM ESCAPE
Standard Room
Earn 1,999 Qantas Points
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Inclusions valid for two people (two children aged 11 years and under stay, play and eat free)
  • Daily buffet breakfast at Graze
  • Return ferry transfers from HTI Airport or Port of Airlie
  • One dinner, choosing between à la carte at Inkstone Kitchen & Bar or buffet at Graze
Calendar
7 Nights
POOL-VIEW UPGRADE
Superior Pool-View Room
Earn 2,099 Qantas Points
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Inclusions valid for two people (two children aged 11 years and under stay, play and eat free)
  • Daily buffet breakfast at Graze
  • Return ferry transfers from HTI Airport or Port of Airlie
  • One dinner, choosing between à la carte at Inkstone Kitchen & Bar or buffet at Graze
Calendar
7 Nights
POOLSIDE UPGRADE
Superior Poolside Room
Earn 2,499 Qantas Points
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Inclusions valid for two people (two children aged 11 years and under stay, play and eat free)
  • Two dinners, choosing between à la carte at Inkstone Kitchen & Bar or buffet at Graze
  • One complimentary bottle of sparking, red or white wine
  • Daily buffet breakfast at Graze
Calendar
7 Nights
OCEANVIEW UPGRADE
Superior Ocean-View Room
Earn 2,799 Qantas Points
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Inclusions valid for two people (two children aged 11 years and under stay, play and eat free)
  • Two dinners, choosing between à la carte at Inkstone Kitchen & Bar or buffet at Graze
  • One complimentary bottle of sparking, red or white wine
  • Daily buffet breakfast at Graze
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The moment has finally come; two years after Cyclone Debbie, the iconic Daydream Island resort has reopened, unveiling a chic multimillion-dollar makeover. With three brand-new restaurants and a revitalised pool area, offering a gourmet burger bar and views over the Whitsundays as you swim, it’s once again one of the best ways to enjoy this stunning part of Queensland, the Great Barrier Reef and surrounding islands.

What You’ll Love…

The Hotel – All your favourite Daydream features, reimagined

Breathe in the magic of the brand-new Daydream Island, recently reopened with 277 refurbished modern rooms and an extensive new food and beverage offering. Its stunning Whitsundays location lends itself to blissful days beginning with a sunrise stretch session, relaxing in the brand-new pool area and snuggling up in front of a movie at the outdoor cinema.

For adults there’s the Elita Day Spa, offering bespoke treatments, which you can enjoy guilt free as the little ones are taken care of at the Kids Club, offering a jampacked programme for children aged 4-11 years (charges apply).

Of course, the Living Reef also makes its return to the island, with the manmade free-form coral lagoon wrapping 200m around the central building and holding over 1.5 million litres of water. Discover over 100 species of marine fish, rays, coral and invertebrates such as starfish, sea cucumbers and crabs with the help of marine biologists and an underwater observatory. A Living Reef Experience for the whole family (two adults and two children aged 11 years and under) is included in your package, offering you the chance to join a guided fish-feeding session with experienced marine biologists.

Good food is at the forefront for Daydream, with three brand-new dining destinations; Inkstone Kitchen & Bar, offering steak and seafood, Asian-fusion restaurant Infinity and modern buffet venue Graze. For a cocktail fix there’s the poolside Barefoot Bar, also serving gourmet burgers, and specialty gin bar Tonic.

Making your journey a breeze are included return ferry transfers from HTI Airport or Port of Airlie for up to two adults and two children (aged 11 years and under).

The Room – Elegant new rooms, and two kids stay free!

Relax in your modern Standard Room, furnished with either one king bed for couples or two queen beds for families. Two kids aged 11 years and under stay for free, so please request queen beds if booking as a family (subject to availability).

Neutral tones and large windows letting in plenty of natural light make for a laidback ambience, with all rooms offering a private bathroom with tub, shower and eco-friendly Biology amenities. Other handy features include free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV and tea-and-coffee-making facilities.

Pool-View Upgrade: Switch resort views for pool vistas when you upgrade to a Superior Pool-View Room. All Superior Rooms offer sliding doors that open onto a private balcony for enjoying a glass of wine at sunset.

Poolside Upgrade: Want to be one of the first at the pool in the mornings? Upgrade to a Superior Poolside Room, located close to the pool area – ideal for a refreshing morning dip and securing the best sun lounger! Bonus Inclusion: All Poolside Upgraded customers will enjoy a free bottle of sparkling, red or white wine. Poolside Upgraded customers staying for seven nights will also recieve an additional dinner.

Oceanview Upgrade: Treat yourself to a Superior Oceanview Room and enjoy beautiful views over the surrounding ocean from the privacy of your balcony. Bonus Inclusion: All Oceanview Upgraded customers will enjoy a free bottle of sparkling, red or white wine. Oceanview Upgraded customers staying for seven nights will also recieve an additional dinner.

The Food – Sample Daydream’s fantastic new bars and restaurants

Wake up to a daily buffet breakfast at Graze, serving all your favourite dishes in a fun interactive dining experience. From fresh fruit and pastries to bacon, sausage and eggs cooked to order – everyone will find something delicious to start their day.

One poolside lunch is also included in your package, choose to dine either at the Barefoot Burger Bar or at Inkstone Kitchen & Bar, serving modern Australian dishes, seafood and steak.

Return to either Graze or Inkstone Kitchen & Bar for one included dinner. You’ll find a selection of international buffet favourites at Graze or delicious à la carte dishes including stoneground pizzas, prime cuts of beef and fresh fish at Inkstone.

Relax at Tonic Bar, Daydream’s specialty gin bar, every evening, with one nightly drink per person included. Sip on your choice of beer, cocktail, glass of wine or soft drink in relaxing surrounds.

Bonus Inclusion: Customer staying seven nights in either an upgraded Superior Poolside or Oceanview Room will enjoy a bonus second dinner at either Graze or Inkstone.

See & Do – Explore Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef and the stunning Whitsundays

A stay on Daydream Island truly feels like an escape to paradise, surrounded by the natural beauty of the Whitsundays and Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef, one of the seven wonders of the world. From snorkelling to scuba diving and glass bottom boats, there are many ways to enjoy this natural wonder, teeming with colourful marine life.

Return to the resort and learn more about the reef with Daydream’s educational Exploration Centre and the Underwater Observatory, from which you can view reef-dwelling creatures such as lobsters, fish and more.

As one of 74 islands in the Whitsundays, Daydream is also the perfect launch pad for a boating adventure on these crystal-clear waters. Sunbathe on the impossibly white sands of Whitehaven beach, hike through dense rainforest and take in this breathtaking area of unspoiled beauty.

Perfect for… Families and couples alike

Discover one of the most beautiful areas in Australia, Queensland’s Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef, in iconic style, staying at the brand-new Daydream Island. Everyone will love the picturesque setting, providing the ideal backdrop for relaxing around the pool or at the spa, with plenty of family-friendly activities for those travelling with kids.

Valid for travel until 31 May 2020 (bookings must be made before 16 March 2020).

Blackout Dates Apply. Dates are identified in the Booking Calendar.

Surcharge: A non-refundable surcharge per room, per night, applies for certain dates and is payable at time of booking. Dates and prices are identified in the Booking Calendar.

Check Availability: To confirm your dates of stay at purchase, click on 'Check Availability' and select your preferred package. Use the calendar to browse and select available dates. Dates with a surcharge are identified.

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7-Day Change of Mind ‘No Questions Asked’ Refund Guarantee: Things don’t always work out. Our 7-day Change of Mind Guarantee is there to help. Bookings (except for tour bookings and flights) may be cancelled with a full refund provided that cancellation occurs strictly within 7 days from the date of purchase and provided that the cancellation is made no less than 21 days prior to the check-in date.

Feel Like Changing your Dates? No worries…

You can make one (1) change to the date of your booking provided the change is made no less than 45 days before the start of your original booking date and provided you choose dates which are of an equal value and are available. Any change to booking dates is subject to and must be made online in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.

Standard & Superior Rooms – All packages are valid for two guests

Maximum Room Capacity: The maximum room capacity is  two adults and two children (aged 11 years and under) or three adults. See the 'Extra Guest Policy' below:

Extra Guest Policy: An additional guest (aged 12 years and over) may stay for a surcharge of AU$100 per night, sleeping on a rollaway bed, with accommodation, transfers and breakfast only. Payable directly to the resort.

Child Policy: Up to two children (aged 11 years and under) may stay for free, sleeping on existing bedding (please request two queen beds, subject to availability), with accommodation, Living Reef experience, transfers and all meals. Alternatively, a rollaway bed can be added at a cost of AU$50 per night, payable directly to the resort.

Baby Policy: One infant (aged one year and under) may stay free of charge and will count towards maximum room occupancy. A cot can be provided by the hotel free of charge.

A limited number of connecting rooms are available, subject to availability.

Important: The Living Reef Experience will be a guided fish-feeding session with an on-site marine biologist. Two sessions run daily, and guests must book their preferred session at the activities desk on arrival.

Transfers: Please advise our customer service team as soon as possible (at least 30 days prior to travel) of your flight times and whether you will be flying into HTI or arriving into Port of Airlie. The Daydream Island reservations team will then book ferry tickets accordingly.

Please note: Daydream Island will be working through its soft opening until July. During this time some facilities & activities may not be available.

Dining inclusions do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated). Menus are subject to change without notice.

Please note that full terms and conditions apply. Refer to website’s terms and conditions.

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