Source: Johnny Gaskell. Marine biologist at Daydream Island
Australia’s most loved island resort, Daydream Island will welcome guests from 10th April
2019, unveiling the new look, premium resort secluded in the heart of the Whitsundays.
The resort will launch new signature dining concepts, relaxed bars and waterfront suites, as
well as bringing back the iconic Living Reef with an underwater observatory.
Daydream Island Resort General Manager, Dawson Tang said, “We wanted the new
Daydream Island Resort to reflect the beauty of its surroundings through the architecture,
design and dining direction. We have embraced the favourite memories of our guests by
reinstating the Living Reef, the Outdoor Cinema and an ode to the mermaids.”
The resort will have 277 contemporary suites and rooms for guests to relax in after a day in
the sun, with garden, pool and ocean view rooms providing the perfect retreat.
Three signature restaurants and three new bars will each be defined by their own distinct
design and flavour. Led by Bradley Martin, Executive Chef and Adrian Tyler, Food and
Beverage Manager, seasonal local produce will showcase the best of the region at each
Infinity will be the resort’s premium dining offering with an Asian fusion menu, open for lunch
and dinner with expansive views over the Whitsundays. It also has a private Teppanyaki
Suite offering diners an unforgettable dining experience.
Graze Interactive Dining will welcome the outdoors in with draping greenery and floor to
ceiling glass windows overlooking the Living Reef. It will be an interactive marketplace with
live cooking stations and diverse dining options.
Inkstone Kitchen and Bar will focuse on modern Australian cuisine with local produce and
Australian native flavours at the heart of the menu.
The island will offer a revitalised pool landscape that will wind through the tropical gardens
across the resort allowing guests to swim and enjoy unparalled views across the
Whitsundays Great Barrier Reef. The swimming hub will be complemented by poolside
Barefoot Bar, inclusive of a new dining concept serving gourmet burgers, sliders, pork ribs
and chicken wings with fresh smoothies, milkshakes, wine, beer and tropical cocktails.
The Living Reef, will be making its return to the island in an even bigger and better way,
further cementing its eco-friendly and educational focus. The free form coral lagoon will
wrap 200m around the central building and hold over 1.5 million litres of water. Guests will
be able to join the team of marine biologists who live on the island and feed baby stingrays
who live amongst over 100 species of marine fish, coral and invertebrates such as starfish,
sea cucumbers and crabs. A new underwater observatory will also allow guests to view 4
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, amongst a range of other activities around
The resort will have a host of activities for guests to experience such as snorkeling
adventures, helicopter tours exploring the island & surrounding Great Barrier Reef Marine
Park as well as sailboat and jetski hire. The resort will also feature an expansive pool, coral
beaches, outdoor cinema, gym facilities and unlimited access to non-motorised water
activities. An exclusive adult’s only area will cater to those in search of a sanctuary and a
little slice of peace and quiet.
Daydream Island Resort will become a sought after destination for major events and
weddings, with capacity for the island to be completely booked for private events. Special
events from cocktail parties to gala dinners can be catered for across a large range of indoor
and outdoor event locations. Guests visiting the island for conferences will have access to
the latest technology audio visual equipment across three dedicated conference rooms.
Daydream Island is currently taking bookings from 10th April, 2019 onwards, to book please
contact the reservations team at [email protected] or visit