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I surprised my husband with a 5 night getaway for his 60th birthday. We had a wonderful time here and enjoyed the peace and quiet of the island and surrounds. I booked a helicopter and a hamper for a trip to Whitehaven and the staff...More
Great resort in the whitsundays stayed for two nights and considering the size of the island around (1 km) lots to do. The forest trail is very nice with good views at the top. They have a beautiful glass chapel here for weddings. Lots of...More
We stayed on Daydream Island a week before that hit by cyclone Debbie, sorry to see Daydream Island closed for refurb due to damaged caused by Debbie.
Daydream Island itself is beautiful with wildlife, we met a lot of cuties it was a highly of...More
We visited the island on a day trip outing from our cruise ship. We were looking forward to white sand beaches and a bit of tropical paradise, but the beaches are mostly made up of bits of coral--we never saw any sand, though we heard...More
Half the resort shut down due to renovating, understaffed, poor service ( cleaning up the dishes didn't happen quickly due to lack of staff, very little food options or had to wait long time to get the food, kids club closed half the time
Response from Scottyboykiwi | Reviewed this property |
Do yourself a favour and don't go! As one of the thousands of disgruntled Daydream visitors recently I would hate to see you waste your money on this dump until it is bought up to a standard worthy of people spending their... More
Do yourself a favour and don't go! As one of the thousands of disgruntled Daydream visitors recently I would hate to see you waste your money on this dump until it is bought up to a standard worthy of people spending their hard earned money on it.
Response from Scottyboykiwi | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely shocked and ripped off by what we found at Day Dream - it is clear the Chinese owners are dictating that no money be spent on replacing anything before the planned 2018 overhaul (this was also delayed as it was... More
Absolutely shocked and ripped off by what we found at Day Dream - it is clear the Chinese owners are dictating that no money be spent on replacing anything before the planned 2018 overhaul (this was also delayed as it was supposed to have been done in 2017)
If your guests are staying for one night it is possibly passable - but no longer than that. The food quality and options, alcohol prices, filthy rooms, and general state of disrepair of virtually everything will unfortunately be issues for a longer stay. I fear that in the time since you viewed it and today it may have gone a long way downhill.
Sure there may be a few people whinging just for the sake of it, but you do not get the number of absolutely terrible reviews that have been posted recently for no reason. Over 1/3rd of the people who have posted reviews in the last 6 months have rated the resort "Poor" or "Terrible"
Response from Nathania B | Reviewed this property |
Your kids will have a great time, they don't care about the look of buildings and they probably haven't read all the reviews you have. I just went over on Sunday as we are having our wedding there in April and the... More
Your kids will have a great time, they don't care about the look of buildings and they probably haven't read all the reviews you have. I just went over on Sunday as we are having our wedding there in April and the kids will have plenty to do.
You have to remember you are on an island and prices are always going to be more expensive.
My tips would be the following:
- take snacks (chip, dip, meals you can heat up, noodles etc) this will save you money instead of eating out for 2 meals/day.
- you can hire a microwave for $10/day (tell them to give it to you for free as if you don't as you don't receive)
- take fruit from breakfast as that will give you something to snack on.
- bring snorkelling gear
- take water bottles you can fill up again (gym, welcome room and breakfast all have bubblers you can fill up bottles)
- BYO alcohol and keep in bags and only drink in room as you are on a licenced resort.
- bring cards/board games just in case it rains so you are prepared (you are on a island)
- go for day trips
- SIGN UP FOR DAYDREAMER CLUB CARD (10% OFF FOOD AND ALCOHOL PLUS OTHER STUFF
(you will find this on there website, it would not let me post it)
With a little planning and a open mind you will have a great time.
Just note the following:
Daydream Island Resort and Spa is introducing some alternative food and beverage options in conjunction with some strategic projects commencing ahead of the exciting $50 million refurbishment announced for 2018.
From Monday February 6th 2017 the following outlets on Daydream will be operating:
Lunch dining outlets
Mermaids 7 days – 11.30am to 2.30pm
Splashes 7 days – 11.30am to 2.00pm (Bar open 10.00am to 5.00pm)
Gilligan’s 7 days – 10.00am to 4.00pm
Coffee Bean Cafe 7 days – 8.00am to 3.00pm
Lagoons Bar will be open from 3pm and now offering coffee.
Dinner dining outlets
Mermaids open 7 days for dinner – 5.30pm to 8.30pm
Waterfalls will continue to offer buffet dining in line with weekly schedule from 5.30pm to 9.00pm.
Call & Collect Pizza – open select nights 5.00pm to 7.30pm
Gilligan’s will provide a barbecue to coincide with Movie nights – 5.30pm to 8.00pm.
These changes cover for some closures including Gingers Hut retail outlet, Fish Bowl Bistro and Boat House Bakery. Key stock items from Gingers Hut will be available at the Lobby Shop in the Atrium.
Gilligan’s, on the south end of the island, will be offering coffee, pre-made sandwiches, pies, cakes, beverages including cocktails, ice creams and on selected nights, a barbecue to coincide with movies at the Outdoor Cinema.
If you do have any problems i'm sure the staff on the island will be happy to help.
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