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Daydream Island Resort on the Great Barrier Reef Set to Reopen April 2019

Previously known as one of Australia’s most-loved island resorts, the country was shocked to hear that Daydream Island was devasted by a cyclone last year. But you can’t keep this Aussie favourite down! The resort has announced that it’s due to reopen in April 2019 and will be better than ever with new dining concepts, waterfront suites and an underwater observatory.

Daydream Island Resort

Daydream Island Resort General Manager, Dawson Tang said, “We wanted the new Daydream Island Resort to reflect the beauty of its surroundings through the architecture, design and dining direction. We have embraced the favourite memories of our guests by reinstating the Living Reef, the Outdoor Cinema and an ode to the mermaids.”

Daydream Island Resort

The Rooms

The resort’s 277 brand-spanking new rooms offer the perfect place to relax after exploring the reefs, with guests able to soak up garden, pool or ocean views. With modern furnishings and splashes of colour, these light and airy rooms bring to life the relaxed feel of the island.

Daydream Island Resort

The Food

Three signature restaurants and three new bars will entice guests with their food offering that showcases local seasonal produce. With a kitchen led by Executive Chef Bradley Martin and Food and Beverage Manager Adrian Tyler, guests can expect innovative cuisine at each of the three dining outlets.

Infinity will be the resort’s premium dining offering with an Asian-fusion menu that can be enjoyed overlooking breathtaking views of the Whitsundays.  It also has a private Teppanyaki Suite offering diners an unforgettable dining experience.

There’s also Graze Interactive Dining where guests can enjoy casual dining in an interactive marketplace with live cooking stations and international cuisine.

Finally, Inkstone Kitchen and Bar is where guests will find modern Australian cuisine heroing local produce and native Aussie flavours.

Daydream Island Resort

The island’s revitalised pool landscape will wind through tropical gardens and make the most of the views of the Great Barrier Reef. The poolside barefoot bar will serve up al fresco bites to hungry sunseekers with gourmet burgers, sliders, pork ribs, chicken wings and fresh smoothies on the menu.

Daydream Island Resort

The Daydream Island Reef

Daydream Island’s much-loved Living Reef will be making its return to the resort. This free-form coral lagoon will wrap 200m around the central building and hold over 1.5 million litres of water. Focusing on being eco-friendly and education, the reef will give guests the opportunity to join the island’s marine biologist when feeding the stingrays who live amongst over 100 species of marine fish, coral and invertebrates such as starfish,
sea cucumbers and crabs.

A new underwater observatory will also allow guests to view four metres below the water’s surface to watch the marine life in action. Kids will have the chance to become eco-warriors at the Kids Club as they explore and learn about the Living Reef while playing and feeding the animals who call it home, amongst a range of other activities around the island.

Meanwhile, grown-ups in search of some peace and quiet can find sanctuary in the adults-only area or join family in enjoying the resort’s amazing facilities which include  an expansive pool, coral beaches, outdoor cinema, gym facilities and unlimited access to non-motorised water

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