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11th Apr 2017
Live Updates - Cyclone Debbie Statement From Daydream Island Resort and Spa – Tuesday 11th April 2017 important information regarding your booking following cyclone debbie Daydream Island Resort and Spa has announced that in the wake of substantial damage caused by recent Tropical Cyclone Debbie that the popular Whitsundays Resort would bring forward its planned refurbishment for…
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23rd Mar 2017
Getting Married in The Whitsundays: Airlie Beach Weddings If you’re planning on getting married in The Whitsundays then Daydream Island is your first choice in providing the most idyllic location for Airlie Beach weddings and for that all important tropical island honeymoon. For a destination wedding it is ideal, with plenty of room for the…
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23rd Mar 2017
Getting The Most Out Of Whitsundays Honeymoon Packages Your honeymoon is one of the most important getaways of your life. With some simple planning and thought to memorable inclusions, Whitsundays honeymoon packages are the perfect way to celebrate your wedding and enjoy the ultimate romantic escape. With idyllic warm weather and sunshine throughout the year…
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10th Mar 2017
When choosing an island holiday destination there’s no better aquatic playground than the Great Barrier Reef stretching over 2,300 kilometres along Queensland’s coastline. Daydream Island is situated in the heart of this iconic world heritage area and perfectly positioned for a barrier reef island holiday. With its own colourful fringing coral reef, Living Reef man…
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27th Feb 2017
Daydream Island is one of Australia’s great Barrier Reef island resorts and the perfect location to explore the world famous Great Barrier Reef. Whether you’re a non-swimmer or keen to get wet, there are many ways you can interact with the planet’s largest living organism. Using Daydream as your Great Barrier Reef island resort stepping stone,…
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3rd Feb 2017
Daydream Island Resort and Spa is introducing some alternative food and beverage options in conjunction with some strategic projects commencing ahead of the exciting $50 million refurbishment announced for 2018. From Monday February 6th 2017 the following outlets on Daydream will be operating:   Lunch dining outlets Mermaids 7 days - 11.30am to 2.30pm Splashes 7 days - 11.30am…
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25th Jan 2017
Daydream Island Resort Refurbishment Confirmed for 2018 Daydream Island Resort and Spa’s owners China Capital Investment Group (CCIG) has announced a more than $50-million-dollar redevelopment which will see significant infrastructure upgrades to the popular Whitsunday tropical island resort. The works will see the resort closing in early 2018 for a period of time to ensure…
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29th Nov 2016
The Rejuvenation Spa at Daydream Island Resort has been awarded a 2016 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor. The TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence is awarded to properties that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor.  Daydream’s Rejuvenation Spa provides a holistic approach to wellbeing, offering the time-tested health benefits of aromatherapy, hydrotherapy, massage and essential services,…
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21st Nov 2016
Daydream Island has been nominated for voting in Australia's Top 10 Islands for 2016! Cast your vote for Daydream Island as Australia's top island destination for the chance to win an awesome experience package with top travel website Experience Oz and NZ. Located on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Daydream is one of the few inhabited islands…
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21st Nov 2016
Sharks hold a great fascination for all, even though some people have a misguided fear of them. Daydream has a range of shark species on display in its Living Reef lagoons including, Brown banded Bamboo Sharks, a Sickle Fin Lemon Shark, Black-tip Reef Sharks and Epaulette Sharks. Daydream has four black tip reef sharks. Two…
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9th Nov 2016
The Whitsundays has been voted by Condé Nast Traveler readers as fourth in the “Top 20 Islands in the World” category in the magazine’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards. Daydream Island makes up one of the 74 islands in The Whitsundays in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. The Whitsundays is one of Australia’s best-loved…
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19th Oct 2016
Daydream Island Resort and Spa has again been named as one of Australia’s most popular family friendly holiday destinations. National travel magazine Holidays for Kids has named it one of Australia’s Top 10 Resorts for 2016 in its annual Readers Choice Top 10 Awards. The popular resort was placed third in the ‘Australia Over 4…
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9th Oct 2016
Escape to paradise and discover Daydream Island’s magnificent flora and fauna on one of the island’s most popular attractions, the rainforest walk. Daydream Island’s picturesque 30-minute rainforest walk is a wonderful way to see the island’s native animals and more than 200 plant species. Winding its way across the island through historic rainforest, the trail…
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7th Oct 2016
Get ready to ring in the New Year in true tropical island-style this New Year’s on Daydream Island. Daydream Island Resort and Spa Director of Operations Warren McCorriston said the resort is organising a celebration the likes of which will raise the bar for future New Year’s Eve parties. “New Year’s Eve is going to…
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4th Oct 2016
With coral sand instead of snow underfoot, Daydream Island Resort and Spa is making Christmas in 2016 a day to remember. The multi award-winning resort is offering a festive filled Christmas Day in the stunning Whitsunday Islands, filled with gourmet food, entertainment and activities for guests of all ages. “Following the success of our Christmas…
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5th Sep 2016
Daydream’s resident marine biologist John Gaskell is featuring in a major campaign from Tourism and Events Queensland promoting ‘Local Secrets’ throughout the State. 
 In this latest video John shares one of Queensland’s best ‘local secrets’; Daydream’s very own Living Reef lagoons coursing through the resort. 
 John shares his passion for the attraction and…
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1st Sep 2016
Daydream Island is the perfect Great Barrier Reef island accommodation from which to explore Australia’s famous Great Barrier Reef. Whether you’re a non-swimmer or keen to get wet, there are many ways you can interact with the planet’s largest living organism. Using the pick of Whitsundays resorts Daydream Island as your stepping stone, right in the heart…
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17th Aug 2016
Queensland brides have voted Daydream Island Resort and Spa one of the best resorts for Whitsundays Weddings at the 18th Queensland Annual Bridal Industry Awards. Daydream Island Resort and Spa was a finalist and awarded second place in the Resort/Motel Reception category, and was a finalist for best Ceremony Venue at the annual awards, which…
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15th Aug 2016
Daydream Island Resort and Spa has been named a finalist in the Best of Family Travel Awards 2016. National travel magazine Out & About With Kids has named Daydream a finalist in Australia’s Best Family Hotel or Resort category as voted by its readers.The annual awards invite readers to vote for the best family-friendly holiday places…
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11th Aug 2016
China Capital Investment Group (CCIG) has announced the acquisition of the perpetual lease of South Molle Island in the Whitsundays on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.South Molle Island is CCIG’s second Australian acquisition following the purchase in early 2015 of nearby Daydream Island Resort and Spa.The perpetual leasehold interest in South Molle Island features over 12…
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8th Aug 2016
Daydream Island has unveiled a new website to lead their brand refresh as it undergoes a transformation by owners China Capital Investment Group. The resort’s brand direction places even more emphasis on one of Australia’s most unique interactive attractions, the Living Reef — a 1.5-million-litre, free-form coral lagoon system that courses through the resort. A…
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29th Jul 2016
Disney’s family blockbuster Finding Dory continues to wow movie-goers. Daydream has had its fair share of Dory-mania since the movie’s release especially as the resort has its own collection of blue tang fish on island. We’re pleased to acknowledge the creative and fun entries submitted in our Facebook and Instagram Dory competitions. Aleisha Gee from…
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15th Jul 2016
Daydream Island is proving to be quite the playground for Pokémon Go fans with two Gyms providing ample opportunity for players of this latest internet app gaming craze to locate Pokémon – or pocket monsters -- modelled primarily on insects. Daydream is a good location for Pokémon hunting as it’s safer than playing on the…
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8th Jul 2016
Daydream’s own marine biologist John Gaskell is featuring in a major campaign from Tourism and Events Queensland promoting ‘Local Secrets’ throughout Queensland. John shares one of his favourite snorkelling spots, a fringing reef off North Molle Island just near Daydream. In this video he shows us why this is one of his favourite spots to…
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8th Jul 2016
Daydream Island’s amazing Living Reef lagoons are home to a variety of wonderful marine creatures many of which are recognisable from the classic Disney Movies Finding Nemo, and now, Finding Dory. Daydream’s on-island Living Reef attraction is home to more than 140 species of marine fish, 82 species of coral and 15 species of invertebrates…
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28th Jun 2016
With the arrival of Disney’s hit animated movie Finding Dory a welcome return character is Nemo the clownfish who was the star of Disney’s first instalment, Finding Nemo. Alongside Dory the blue tang, clownfish, known for their predominantly striped orange and white appearance, have become amongst the most recognisable species associated with both The Great…
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24th Jun 2016
Forever Starts With A Dream - Your All-Inclusive Wedding Package Are you planning a small intimate destination wedding and not sure where to start? Daydream Island Resort and Spa for a limited time only has introduced an all-inclusive wedding package which just might be the perfect solution to having the wedding of your dreams. Daydream…
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17th Jun 2016
The blue tang feeds mainly on algae which it can rip from coral and rocks with their sharp teeth. Daydream Island Resort & Spa has its own blue tangs in the Living Reef lagoons and display tanks as well as resident clownfish in Nemoville, a popular section of the Living Reef. “We’re lucky to have…
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8th Jun 2016
The ocean is the heart of our planet. It connects people from all over the world, produces oxygen, feeds hundreds of millions, and is home to an amazing array of marine animals and plants. World Oceans Day on June 8th is an opportune time for us to reflect upon the importance of our oceans and…
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7th Jun 2016
Executive Chef Jozsef Nyeste has been overseeing the transformation of Daydream Island Resort and Spa’s signature restaurant Mermaids. Jozsef has long experience in putting his stamp on Queensland restaurants and now the newly refurbished Mermaids is benefiting from his experience with the introduction of some classic dishes with a twist. “My food philosophy and style…
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2nd Jun 2016
The Fringing Reefs of the Whitsundays are recovering well from the moderate bleaching that occurred this summer according to the resident marine biologist and Living Reef manager on Daydream Island, John Gaskell. Mr Gaskell said that despite concerns of widespread coral bleaching along The Great Barrier Reef, the Whitsunday region has coped relatively well throughout…
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26th May 2016
Are you heading to Daydream Island soon for a long-awaited tropical island Whitsundays Resorts holiday? As we believe the key to a successful resort holiday is rest and relaxation, we have compiled an essential packing list that will save you time and worry. So what are you waiting for – let’s get packing!   Your Whitsundays…
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2nd May 2016
Whitehaven Beach is one of the true gems of the Whitsunday islands. A must-see destination, Whiteheaven Beach has become world famous because of its bright white silica sand and turquoise waters. It’s the perfect place for a romantic picnic lunch and an afternoon of snorkelling and swimming. Daydream Island’s Activities Desk can help you organise…
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19th Apr 2016
Clownfish have become one of the most recognised fish species on the Great Barrier Reef and one of the most popular marine attractions at Daydream Island Resort and Spa. The clownfish, known for its striped orange and white appearance, is often referred to as ‘Nemo’ after the main character of the popular Disney animated film,…
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17th Apr 2016
Honeymoons are a once in a lifetime opportunity to spend some precious time alone with your loved one and celebrate your status as newlyweds. A Whitsundays honeymoon is simply one of the dream destination experiences for the perfect romantic getaway. At Daydream Island, one of Australia’s most romantic destinations, honeymooners can enjoy a number of…
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12th Apr 2016
The world’s most renowned naturalist, David Attenborough, documented one of natures most amazing scenes in the first part of his Great Barrier Reef documentary this week. Attenborough and his research team filmed one of the world’s natural wonders – the annual coral spawning in the Great Barrier Reef. The amazing phenomenon, which usually resembles an…
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7th Sep 2015
Daydream Island Resort and Spa’s signature restaurant Mermaids has undergone a refurbishment ahead of the introduction of a new menu as it evolves into one of the most authentic resort dining experiences in the Whitsundays. Daydream’s director of Food and Beverage Oliver Strickland described Mermaids cuisine direction as modern Australian with an emphasis on location…
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There’s no other island quite like Daydream, on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. With a fringing reef a mere flipper’s kick from the beach and a Living Reef on the island itself, it’s an incredible place to not only live and learn about one of the world’s greatest natural wonders, but to experience it first hand.

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