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Overview of Daydream Island Resort

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Private beach, sun-loungers, beach umbrellas, beach towels
Private beach, sun-loungers, beach umbrellas, beach towels
Private beach, sun-loungers, beach umbrellas, beach towels
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers

Daydream Island Resort

4.5 out of 5

3.5/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 48-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided

Explore the area

    Popular LocationCoral Beach1 min walk
    Popular LocationDaydream Port1 min walk
    Popular LocationDaydream Reef2 min walk

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Serenity Suite

  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Superior Pool Side Twin

5/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Queen Beds

Superior Pool View King

5/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Superior Pool View Twin

3.8/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Queen Beds

Deluxe Ocean Terrace King

5/5 guest room rating
  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Superior Ocean View Twin

5/5 guest room rating
  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Queen Beds

Superior Ocean View King

4/5 guest room rating
  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Resort King

4.5/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Resort Twin

4.4/5 guest room rating
  • 388 sq ft
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Queen Beds

Deluxe Ocean Terrace King Accessible

  • 387 sq ft
  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Superior Pool Side King

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

About this area

Daydream Island

Located in Daydream Island, Daydream Island Resort is near the airport and on a private beach. Hamilton Island Marina and Shute Harbour Jetty are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Whitehaven Beach and Airlie Beach Lagoon. With windsurfing, rafting and boat tours nearby, you'll find plenty of adventures in the water.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Daydream Beach - 1 min walk
  • Coral Beach - 1 min walk
  • Daydream Port - 1 min walk
  • Daydream Reef - 2 min walk
  • Mermaids Beach - 2 min walk

Getting around

  • Proserpine, QLD (PPP-Whitsunday Coast) - 49 min drive

Restaurants

  • Graze Interactive Dining — 1 min walk
  • Inkstone — 1 min walk
  • Waterfalls Restaurant - 8 min walk
  • Boathouse Bakery - 9 min walk
  • The Fishbowl Tavern - 9 min walk

About this property

Daydream Island Resort

Ocean-view resort with a swim-up bar, near Daydream Port
Spend the day relaxing on Daydream Island Resort's private sand beach or at a marina before returning for a meal at one of the resort's 3 restaurants. All 277 rooms offer free WiFi, minibars and TVs with digital channels. Hairdryers, safes and phones are among the other amenities that guests will find.
Daydream Island Resort offers 277 forms of air-conditioned accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors, and features minibars and a safe. Premium digital televisions are provided. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include a private beach.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available
  • Local area shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast available daily 6:30 AM–10:00 AM
  • 3 restaurants
  • 5 bars/lounges, 1 swim-up bar and 1 poolside bar
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Canoeing
  • Children's pool
  • Helicopter/aeroplane tours
  • Kayaking
  • Motor-boating
  • Motorised watercraft
  • Outdoor pool
  • Private picnics
  • Sailing
  • Shopping
  • Snorkelling
  • Spa services
  • Waterskiing

Family friendly

  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Lift
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Lockers available
  • Newspapers in reception

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • Chinese
  • English

Business services

  • Meeting rooms

Outdoors

  • Beach loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Garden
  • Marina on site
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Private beachfront location
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant

More

  • Beach towels
  • Couples dining
  • Romance packages available
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Free cots/infant beds

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • Digital channels
  • Premium channels
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Minibar

More

  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Local maps
  • Phone
  • Restaurant dining guide
  • Safe

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Early check-in is available for a fee (amount varies)
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 10:00 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged

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.

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed

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 cots (infant beds)

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property 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 per cent

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No on-site parking is available
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

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
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
Some facilities may have restricted access; guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

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

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3.5
Good
Rating 5 - Excellent. 37 out of 154 reviews
5 - Excellent 24%
Rating 4 - Good. 53 out of 154 reviews
4 - Good 34%
Rating 3 - Okay. 32 out of 154 reviews
3 - Okay 21%
Rating 2 - Poor. 18 out of 154 reviews
2 - Poor 12%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 14 out of 154 reviews
1 - Terrible 9%

3.8/5

Cleanliness

3.6/5

Staff & service

3.6/5

Amenities

3.8/5

Property conditions & facilities

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with group
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
I am not sure if the national talent shortage caused by covid can account for all the shortfalls at Daydream. Woefully understaffed which meant activities are not available and when weather closed in, we were left with movies on demand in our room. Yoga teacher does not work on weekends. Spa booked solid. 30mins wait for the bar, 25mins wait for a coffee in the mornings. And young staff under terrible stress with unhappy guests. Managers need to support their teams and do more than pay award to attract staff. We left early. Waste of holiday time and money spent.
Stayed 4 nights in Apr 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Staff & service, amenities
Great for all groups from couples to families to retirees. I can only imagine what this resort was like in its prime, I say that because it’s not in its prime anymore. Don’t get me wrong, it’s in decent condition, some parts have been renovated and upgraded since Cyclone Debbie ripped through a few years ago, but other parts of the resort are letting it down. And it’s all the small things- we noticed an end cap from some balustrading was missing, our room had some blackish marks, possibly mould, on the roof above our bed, some furnishings are getting old and are uncomfortable- not big things, but the things you expect a resort to be on top of. The thing that annoyed us the most was the lack of a microwave in the room. The restaurants offer an option to take away your meals, yet do not offer room service. If you have left overs from your meal, you have no way of heating them up for a midnight snack, unless you use the hairdryer or iron as a makeshift reheating device. We had to call reception to have our mini-bar restocked. Servicing the rooms was not done daily. The resort should be five stars, and back in the 80s and 90s, it would’ve been, but these days it would barely rate as a 4 star. The staff are friendly, but they are a mostly transient workforce, and as such, they aren’t as attentive and experienced as one would like or expect. It would appear as though the owners are not investing in the operations and upkeep as much as they should be.
Stayed 4 nights in Apr 2021

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family
Liked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service
The destination and resort has everything you need. It’s beautiful. However, service is slow and sloppy. No visible management team and the staff are left to fend for themselves with little to no direction. 45mins for a coffee in the morning is standard - 4-5 coffee machines across F&B venues but only 1 In use (presumable due to lack of staff) you line up for all food and drink for a long time. So this effects your holiday. The resort has got it all, it’s great.....just run poorly. Replace the management team )or lack there of) and it will be much better
Stayed 7 nights in Apr 2021

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
the resort is very nice but that is all i can say and go back there again.
Stayed 5 nights in Mar 2021

3/5 Okay

Travelled with partner
Not properly maintained. In night paths are very dark
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2021