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Cherished for its seclusion and solitude – yet just a 30-minute ferry ride from Airlie Beach or Hamilton Island – Daydream Island Resort & Living Reef invites you to relax amid the breathtaking beauty of Queensland’s Whitsunday Islands.

Protected by the Great Barrier Reef, the resort’s warm, gentle waters offer a tranquil and unique paradise for couples, families, daytrippers and sunseekers.

Just moments from an array of things to do in the Whitsunday Islands, Daydream Island Resort is an unforgettable getaway for all ages.

Guests can enjoy swimming pools, coral beaches, rainforest walls and fully equipped gym facilities, along with unlimited access to non-motorised water activities including kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding and sailing.

Our Tour Desk can arrange for half-day or full-day tours of the Great Barrier Reef, the famous Whitehaven Beach and other nearby things to do in Whitsundays.

Enjoy the wonders of Daydream’s unique Living Reef, a free form coral lagoon that wraps 200m around the central building on Daydream Island and is home to more than 100 species of local marine life including fish, small sharks, rays and other reef dwelling creatures.

Up to 15m wide and containing 1.5m litres of fresh, filtered sea water, this man made reef system offers a range of ways you can get up close to our resident marine animals.

Join our marine biologists and embrace your inner explorer as they take you into our largest and deepest lagoon for an immersive experience.

Learn about all things Great Barrier Reef in the comfort of the clear calm waters of Living Reef.

Get hands on and immerse yourself in Daydreams must-do experience. Take a chance to get close and personal with some of the Living Reef residents, including colourful fish, baby reef sharks and sea stars and experience our Touch Pond.

Want to get under the water without getting wet? The Underwater Observatory takes you four metres under the surface and showcases a large 7m x 3m window where you can watch the marine life going about their day.

With our weekly changing activities schedule there will never be a dull moment.

Whether you enjoy a sunset at Lovers Cove in our paint and sip class, take on the waters with a kayak tour or relax the body and mind with guided meditation in the Underwater Observatory.

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

No matter which accommodation you choose at Daydream Island Resort & Living Reef, you will end each day looking forward to a splendid night’s sleep and greet each morning refreshed and replenished.

The dining experiences at Daydream Island are designed to capture the best flavours, vibrant essences and breathtaking beauty of the Whitsundays.

Each of our restaurants offers a bounty of the freshest local ingredients showcased in a light but sophisticated style.

From sumptuous breakfast buffets at Graze restaurant, Asian-inspired dining experience at Infinity with expansive views and Salti, where the freshest Whitsunday seafood meets the timeless flavours of the Mediterranean.

Make the most of the exclusive offer where kids eat free until December!

While you indulge in a family getaway at Daydream Island, don’t forget to book your little ones for their own special Daydream experience at the Cockatoo Club.

With daily adventures like hunting for pirate treasure and exploring the island’s natural beauty, your kids will have a blast while you relax.

Locals and daytrippers don’t miss out on experiencing the tranquillity of the island with a newly launched daytrip package.

Start your day with a scenic cruise to Daydream Island from Port of Airlie. From here you can choose your own activities. Whether you want to relax by the pool and soak up the ocean views or discover more than 100 species of marine life by immersing yourself in the incredible Living Reef.

All this is topped off with a delicious two-course lunch at Salti. Giving you a taste of island life and some unforgettable experiences from only $139pp.

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.