The Perfect Weekend Getaway at DayDream Island, Queensland

Updated: Aug 1

Daydream Island is a small resort island located in Queensland’s Whitsundays Islands and is smack in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef. In 2018 the resort got a 140 million dollar facelift, and the rooms and experience reflect the recent upgrades. The island is only one km in length and 400 meters at its widest point.

We spent four days and three nights on the little island and thought it was the perfect trip length. The resort has a range of activities to suit all tastes. Whether you want to explore the local waters with a snorkeling tour or enjoy drinks on the sand, DayDream has it all.

Things to Do at Daydream Island

Below I’ve collected a list of fun activities they offer at the resort.

Go Snorkelling in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the top ten places to see before you die and is only a short boat ride away from DayDream Island. There are plenty of snorkeling spots to choose from, including snorkeling trails and swim-throughs, so no matter what your skill level is, you’ll find something to enjoy.

The best time to go snorkeling in coral reefs is between May and October, when water temperatures are warm, and it doesn’t rain as much. However, you can go year-round, and you’re guaranteed to see colorful fish, coral, and if you’re lucky, a shark or turtle. If you’re planning to go snorkeling during your stay, be sure to book in advance to secure your spot on a boat.

Have a Relaxing Day at DayDream Island Resort

After a couple of days of exploring the island, you’re probably in need of a relaxing day. The DayDream Island Resort is the perfect place for a relaxing day.

You can lay by the pool or beach and soak up the sun for 12 months of the year. You’ll also be surrounded by kangaroos, wallaroos, and cockatoos! You can enjoy the swim-up bar and have a piña colada and get some R&R.

Bingo & Trivia Nights DayDream Island