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Daydream Island set to reopen late September 2018

By on April 16th, 2018

Daydream Island has long been a favourite destination for bareboat holiday makers in the Whitsundays. Situated so close to the mainland, it was 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, so you could go ashore and have a swim in the enormous resort pool, 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 it has been closed for refurbishment since late March 2017. Now with redevelopment well underway, we can tell you that Daydream Island will reopen for business in late September 2018.

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.

Daydream Island’s owners recently announced an increase in funding for the development, and released some images and info about the new plans and it looks beautiful! We’re very excited to see this fun family friendly resort open up again. The new redevelopment costs are estimated at $100 million!

The mock-ups of the new resort rooms they have released are elegant and inviting, have a look!

Daydream Island room mock up refurbishment 2018

Quick facts:

How much is the refurbishment going to cost?

$100 million!

When can I book a resort room?

Book now, for stays from end of September 2018, in one of over 290 rooms

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.


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