Spending time with family means going on a fabulous trip with family. One of the best family vacations on a budget is visiting Daydream Island Resort & Living Reef, the pride of the Whitsundays Islands in Queensland, which is also a gateway to the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef. This promises to be one of the most scintillating and best vacations for kids and adults alike while promising tons of fun activities and ways to spend time together that will warm your heart. 

The DAYDREAM unique family resort underwent a comprehensive redevelopment throughout 2018 and 2019 and offers spacious, comfortable and stylish accommodation complete with a gorgeous garden, pool and ocean views galore. This is the ideal place for a school holidays family plan with tons of attractions and activities. On that note, here’s taking a look at the 10 best ways that you can consider spending time with your family. 

  • Experiencing the F&B Offerings- You will all enjoy experiencing the plethora of food and beverage (F&B) offerings at the Exotic Daydream Island Resort. Tonic Bar showcases lovely views along with offering lip-smacking dinners and a specialty Gin Bar while Infinity has lovely views of the Whitsundays, an Asian themed menu with Queensland produce, Teppanyaki Suite and more. Graze is a buffet restaurant highlighting local produce and offering sumptuous dinners and breakfasts alike. 

  • Checking out the Living Reef- The Living Reef is a free coral lagoon wrapping 200 meters around the central Daydream Island building! It has 100+ marine life species including even sharks, rays, fish and other creatures. It has 1.m litres of fresh and filtered seawater. There are several ways that you can better experience this phenomenon. 

  • Exploration Center- This is a highly educational and fun experience, particularly for children, overlooking the key lagoon of the Living Reef and coming with touch tanks, a theatre and exhibits. 

  • Underwater Observatory- This enables viewing the living coral, lobsters and other creatures with sheer delight! 

  • Guided Fish Feeding- You can embark on a guided fish feeding experience which is magical, to say the least. 

  • Guided Aquarium Tour- You can join baby stingrays within the Living Reef as part of a guided tour! 

  • Guided Great Barrier Reef Tour- You can join marine biologists for behind the scenes and exclusive tours of the Great Barrier Reef! You can even opt for helicopter, sailboat or jet ski tours of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

  • Guided Snorkeling of Living Reef- Guided snorkelling tours are available with resident marine biologists, of the Living Reef. Get up close with rays, reef sharks and other fish. 

  • Outdoor activities- Gym facilities, rainforest walks, coral beaches and the pool landscape with non-motorized water activities ensure that you can bond as a family while enjoying some of the best outdoor activities. Oh, and there is ocean rafting and golfing too! 

  • Daydream Spa- Pamper yourself and the family with a day at the spa, drifting into sheer bliss and tranquillity as you truly relax and de-stress. 

You can also add a bonus activity in the form of the Kid’s Club which offers attractions, activities, learning and playtime for children so that the adults can relax and ensure that their little ones have the time of their lives!