Daydream Island is back

The world-famous resort has reopened after a multimillion-dollar renovation.

Daydream Island has re-opened for business two years after it was ravaged by Tropical Cyclone Debbie.

The iconic Great Barrier Reef resort underwent a $140 million rebuild and reopened with a soft launch to the public on 15 April 2019.

The resort now offers 277 refurbished modern rooms and suites, expanded food and beverage options including three bars and a new Asian fusion restaurant which joins the buffet and modern Australian restaurants.

The island also has a revitalised pool allowing guests to swim while enjoying unparallel views across the Whitsundays.

At the heart of the renovations is Daydream Island’s living reef with more than 100 species of marine fish, rays, coral and invertebrates such as starfish, sea cucumbers and crabs.

The free-form coral lagoon mirrors the underwater world of The Great Barrier Reef and stretches 200m through the heart of the 4.5-star resort.

Guests can take guided snorkelling tours in the lagoon which holds 1.5 million litres of water or immerse themselves in an underwater observatory without getting wet.

Daydream Island Resort General Manager Dawson Tang said the island had undergone a huge journey from the devastation caused in 2017 by Cyclone Debbie

“We wanted the new Daydream Island Resort to reflect the beauty of its surroundings through the architecture, design and dining direction,” he said.

“We have embraced the favourite memories of our guests by reinstating the living reef, the outdoor cinema and an ode to the mermaids.”

Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones said the reopening of Daydream Island Resort was a great moment for Queensland tourism.

“The reopening signals the rebirth of our Whitsunday islands following ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie just over two years ago,” she said.

“I couldn’t be happier to see this iconic Whitsunday island resort reopen again, with the Living Reef experience – the beating heart of Daydream Island – also brought back to life and now bigger and better than before.”

RACQ Travel can make your Daydream Island holiday a reality. Contact a travel consultant on 1300 096 166 for more information.