One of the Whitsunday's most spectacular holiday spots, Daydream Island Resort has been transformed and now boasts brand new restaurants, bars, an all-new pool and expansive suites with glorious views.
The resort was forced to close down in 2017 after damages inflicted by Cyclone Debbie left the property unfit for operation. After what has been an extensive 24-month renovation and rebuild, Daydream Island finally reopened its doors in April.
Located in the heart of the Whitsundays, Daydream Island spans 1km long and is marked by its coral and sand beaches, tropical rainforest and its own living reef brimming with marine life.
The new look for the resort was designed by Hunt Design and pays homage to the beauty of the region and the heritage of the classic Queenslander house. Public spaces such as the Atrium have been created to be inviting and relaxing with colonial shutters, bright colours and an alfresco area looking out to the Living Reef.
The spectacular and guest favourite, Living Reef – a free-form coral lagoon spanning 200 metres throughout the resort has been reinstated. The Living Reef holds over 1.5 million litres of fresh water and is home to hundreds of fish, coral, stingrays and sharks.
Other new experiences available at the resort, include, guests now being able to explore the Living Reef up close and personal on a guided snorkel with Daydream Island’s marine biologists, while a new underwater observatory also allows 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 Kids Club as they explore and learn about the Living Reef while playing and feeding the animals who call it home.
Daydream Island Resort now features 277 modern rooms and suites with views of either tropical gardens or pool and ocean fronts. The rooms and suites have a chic and understated feel with touches of wood, stone and marble surfaces, touches of turquoise round out a space that offers a completely relaxed feel.
The resort’s suites all feature expansive views of the ocean with the Serenity Suite looking out to Daydream’s famed Lover’s Cove.
Three new restaurants and three bars, each with their own distinct design and flavour, have also been unveiled. Infinity is the resort’s premium dining option, offering an inspiring Asian fusion menu, wrap around balcony, private Teppanyaki Suite and expansive views over the Whitsundays.
Inkstone Kitchen and Bar embraces modern Australian cuisine with local produce and Australian native flavours at the heart of the menu, while Tonic is a gin bar found at the Atrium offering picture-perfect views of the Living Reef.
Daydream island will be introducing Graze Interactive Dining, Barefoot Bar and Silica in the coming months, further expanding the food and beverage options available on the island.
The resort offers a host of activities for guests to experience such as snorkelling, helicopter tours exploring the island and the surrounding Great Barrier Reef as well as sailboat & jet ski hire and a state of the art gym.
The renovation has introduced a new pool landscape that allows swimmers to bathe while taking in expansive views of the world-class Great Barrier Reef. The refurbished outdoor cinema will also be opening in June.
We can't wait to go check it out for ourselves!