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Daydream Island set to reopen early 2019

Daydream Island to Reopen

Daydream Island has long been a favourite destination for bareboat holiday makers in the Whitsundays. Situated close to the mainland, the island resort provides an excellent first or last night stop for a bareboat holiday, in a beautiful protected anchorage.

The resort offered a bareboat mooring option that would also give you access to the island’s facilities. Customers could go ashore and have a swim in the resort pools, enjoy a cocktail at the swim-up bar, and experience the magnificent Living Reef aquarium – the southern hemisphere’s largest outdoor aquarium, full of Great Barrier Reef fish and coral species, with a series of hands-on experiences.

Sadly, Cyclone Debbie had a huge impact on the island and consequently it has been closed for refurbishment since late March 2017. There is now a $100 million redevelopment well underway and the island resort is due to open in early 2019, approximately 2 years after Debbie.

This is great news for Whitsunday bareboat holidays as boaties can now enjoy another island hopping experience whilst on charter. See what other islands you can visit here.

We’re very excited to see this fun family friendly resort open up again.

The mock-ups of the new resort rooms at Daydream Island Resort have released are elegant and inviting, have a look!

Daydream Island room mock up refurbishment 2018

Daydream Island Resort Quick Facts:

How much is the refurbishment going to cost?

$100 million!

How many new jobs are being created?

At least 270 new jobs

Will they be doing weddings and conferences too?

Yes, Lovers Cove function area is being expanded too

What else is new?

There’ll be a new Asian-inspired restaurant and a burger bar, new pools, kids play area, and an adults only area

What leisure facilities will be there?

The Living Reef is set to be expanded, at least 5 bars, retail facilities, and a relocated day spa will be on offer at Daydream Island Resort.

Information from Daydream Island

Get the latest reopening information direct from Daydream Island’s website

Daydream Redevelopment Info


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