Daydream Island Resort & Living Reef

A Tranquil Whitsunday Island Resort with Access to The Great Barrier Reef

Cherished for its seclusion and solitude – yet just a 30-minute ferry ride from the mainland – Daydream Island Resort & Living Reef invites you to relax amidst the breathtaking beauty of Queensland's Whitsunday Islands. Escape to a haven of peace and relaxation framed by whispering palms and a spectacular lagoon in shades of shimmering azure and turquoise.

Daydream Island Resort is renowned as the best place to stay in the Whitsunday Islands – one of the world’s most dramatic and extraordinary destinations. 

“We acknowledge that we are on the traditional land of Ngaro people, and we pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.”

Protected by the Great Barrier Reef, the resort's warm, gentle waters offer a paradise for couples, families, boaters and sunseekers. Have your choice of an array of activities across the island, from sparkling swimming pools and coral beaches to rainforest treks and snorkelling the resort’s very own Living Reef teeming with over 100 species of sea creatures. Whether you’ve come to do it all or nothing more than lounge on the beach, each day will come to a brilliant close as the sunset paints the sky and waters off Lovers Cove in an orchestra of colours.

View Of The Harbour From A Room On Daydream Island
Deluxe Bedroom Suite On Daydream Island
Sunset View On The Balcony On Daydream Island


Delightful views to wake up to

On an island as beautiful as Daydream, each of the 240 rooms & suites offers a delightful view from your Whitsundays accommodation to wake up to – across lush, tropical gardens or looking out to the impossibly blue waters of the Whitsundays.

Irresistible menus to celebrate life

Salti Restaurant & Bar

Welcome to Salti, where the allure of the Whitsunday Islands meets the rich culinary traditions of the Mediterranean.

Continental breakfast in Graze Dining Room at Daydream Island

Graze Interactive Dining

Overlooking our Living Reef lagoon, our modern Australian bistro restaurant offers daily buffet breakfast.

Tables in Infinity Restaurant with a sea view, Daydream Island

Infinity Restaurant

Infinity Restaurant is where the views – and possibilities – are endless. With expansive views of the Whitsunday Islands.


Daydreamer Club

Become a Daydreamer Club member today and receive exclusive club benefits. You will also be the first to know about accommodation specials, sales, member offers and event information.

The Living Reef is a unique experience



Immerse yourself in one of Australia’s most unique experiences with the amazing animals of the Living Reef.

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Aerial view of the Great Barrier Reef near Daydream Island


Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef, teeming with impossibly vivid marine life and all manner of wondrous species that defy not only description, but the imagination. 

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Distant view of the islands in the ocean near Daydream Island


The islands

Daydream is one of 74 Islands in the Whitsundays with Whitehaven Beach, bush walks and secret diving spots close by. 

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Kids enjoying seeing fish at an aquarium at Daydream Island