Daydream Island has officially welcomed guests back to the resort, heralding a new era for the iconic destination.
Located in the heart of Queensland’s Whitsunday Islands, Daydream’s relaunch follows a $100 million renovation project following the effects of Tropical Cyclone Debbie in early 2017.
Two years on, the resort has been transformed with new restaurants and bars, expansive suites looking out to the Whitsundays and an idyllic pool.
Daydream Island Resort general manager Dawson Tang said he is excited to welcome guests back to the resort.
“We’re thrilled to welcome our returning and first time guests to Daydream Island as we share with them the reimagined architecture, design and dining offerings,” he said.
“We have a special connection with the Great Barrier Reef through our Living Reef and can’t wait to have guests experience the marine life from our new Underwater Observatory.”
The resort features 277 contemporary rooms and suites, each with touches of wood, stone and marble, and soft turquoise tones for a relaxing environment. The resort’s suites all feature expansive views of the ocean with the Serenity Suite looking out to Daydream’s famed Lover’s Cove.
There are three new restaurants and three new bars on offer at Daydream, each defined by their own distinct design and flavour. Executive chef Keith Le Fevre and food and beverage manager Adrian Tyler have created menus that showcase the best seasonal produce of the region at each restaurant.
For conferences and events, Daydream Island has a number of event spaces on offer, such as the Horizon Room for up to 300 guests, the Crescent Room for up to 180 guests and the Eclipse Room & Terrace for up to 120 guests.
The Living Reef is Daydream Island’s free-form coral lagoon that spans 200 metres throughout the resort and is home to hundreds of marine fish, coral, stingrays and sharks.
For the first time, guests can now explore the Living Reef up close and personal on a guided snorkel with Daydream Island’s marine biologists.
A new underwater observatory also allows guests to view four metres below the water’s surface to watch the marine life in action.