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Much-loved Whitsundays resort Daydream Island is back – and better than ever.

A family enjoying lunch by the pool at Inkstone

Families are flocking to the revamped Daydream Island Resort in Queensland following its recent reopening. The new-look, premium resort, in the heart of the Whitsunday Islands, has launched new signature dining concepts, relaxed bars and waterfront suites, as well as bringing back the iconic Living Reef, with an education centre and underwater observatory. The resort has 280 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.

An aerial view of Daydream Island

Three signature restaurants and three new bars are each defined by their own distinct design and flavour. Led by executive chef, Keith Le Fevre, seasonal local produce showcases the best of the region at each restaurant. Infinity is the resort’s premium dining offering, with an Asian fusion menu and expansive ocean views. It also has a teppanyaki grill offering diners a fun experience. Overlooking the Living Reef, Graze Interactive Dining welcomes the outdoors in, with a buffet with live cooking stations and diverse dining options, while Inkstone Kitchen and Bar focuses on modern Australian cuisine with local produce and native flavours.

The island has a revitalised pool landscape that winds through tropical gardens across the resort allowing guests to swim and enjoy unparalleled views. The swimming hub is complemented by a poolside Barefoot Bar, which has a casual barbecue where you can build your own burger as you sip on tropical cocktails.

Pool fun

The Living Reef has made its return to the island in an even bigger and better way, further cementing its eco-friendly and educational focus. The freeform coral lagoon wraps 200m around the central building and holds more than 1.5 million litres of water. Guests can join the team of resident marine biologists, and feed baby stingrays living amongst over 100 species of fish, coral and invertebrates including starfish, sea cucumbers and crabs. A new underwater observatory allows guests to view four metres below the water’s surface and watch the marine life in action. Kids have the chance to become eco-warriors at Kids Club, exploring and learning about the Living Reef while playing and feeding the animals who call it home.

The resort offers a wide range of activities for guests, including adventures to Whitehaven Beach, helicopter tours exploring the island and surrounding Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, as well as kayaks, paddleboards and jet-ski hire.

Children love the facilities on Daydream Island

With a selection of accommodation and package options for every guest, Daydream Island has curated a selection of experiences and activities to create memorable trips for families who are ready for the school holidays. Or why not take an extra long-weekend with the kids with Daydream’s four-night Wonders of the Whitsundays package? Kids’ meals and bedding are included, with a daily buffet breakfast and a range of activities to chose from to fill up the days. Sign up for the Daydreamer Club to receive a minimum of 10 per cent off, as well as access to other exclusive discounts and packages.

MORE INFO: daydreamisland.com