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Reviewed 6 September 2021 via mobile

My wife and I recently spent 3 nights there as part of our honeymoon and loved every part of it. Rooms were modern and clean. The entire resort is very clean and well maintained. Food and drinks are reasonably priced, especially considering the cost and effort that would be involved in getting supplies to an island. We were hesitant about staying here because of some of the reviews but quickly realised that the problem is obviously with those customers, not the resort. Clearly people are leaving bad reviews without first considering the limitations and difficulty of operating a resort on a small island. But we were very pleased with our stay. All of the staff seemed to be enthusiastic about working there and were all very friendly. Especially Monica and Ryan behind the bar who made us plenty of nice cocktails and were great to chat with. Daydream is lucky to have them on their team. Infinity restaurant was nice and a good place to sit for some afternoon drinks. We will definitely be back.

Date of stay: August 2021
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1  Thank danaD4875DY
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Dilip Madhok, Other at Daydream Island Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2021

Dear danaD4875DY,

Thank you for sharing the wonderful feedback on your recent stay at Daydream Island Resort and Living Reef.

We always strive to ensure that our guests enjoy a memorable experience, and we are delighted to know that we were successful in achieving the same.

I truly appreciate your kind words about our services, associates, and overall the beautiful experience you had with your wife at Daydream Island. We have shared your valuable feedback with Monica and Ryan too.

We thank you for your patronage and look forward to welcoming you again soon!


Kind regards,

Dilip Madhok
Chief Operating Officer
Daydream and South Molle Islands

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Reviewed 3 September 2021

7pm Friday night we went down to restaurant have dinner
Sorry disgraceful,
We were told that the restaurant was full (even though several of the tables were not taken ) and they only had half the tables that were available at lunch time
maybe the day visitors are better value than people who pay good money to stay here for several days )
We were told there was an Asian inspired restaurant upstairs ( not for everyone)
Next choice we were told was the Tonic Bar, you got it, it is a bar / Atrium bar
this a cocktail bar and tables are for drinks only.
So now what ??? We got chicken wings at the Arrium Bar ( the only choice) and it came in a brown paper box ( with No napkins) which we had to take back to our room to eat.
If this is the best they can do, we would recommend that you do not spend you $500 per night for your holiday room , stay in Ariel Beach and come for the day if you feel inclined or try another island.
Sorry but is an Island so where else are we going to go.

Date of stay: September 2021
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Dilip Madhok, Other at Daydream Island Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2021

Dear _steiny313,

Thank you for your comments with regards to your recent stay with us, and we regret to know that you were disappointed with your recent experience.

Once again thank you for bringing this to my attention. We will address the above points you raised with the concerned departments and review our procedures to ensure this does not happen in the future. If you wish to discuss your concerns with us please feel free to send us an e-mail at feedback@daydreamisland.com.



Kind regards,

Dilip Madhok
Chief Operating Officer
Daydream and South Molle Islands

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Reviewed 27 August 2021 via mobile

Jet skiing was an absolutely amazing experience not only were we shown how to safely operate but also given opertunities to enjoy the scenery and learn the history of the area. The tour guide was fantastic and super keen to show us a good time. Cant wait ro do it again soon. Would recommend this to anyone experienced or not.

Date of stay: August 2021
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank Patrickdaydream
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Dilip Madhok, Other at Daydream Island Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2021

Dear Patrickdaydream,

Thank you for sharing wonderful feedback on your recent experience at Daydream Island Resort and Living Reef.

We always strive to ensure that our guests enjoy a memorable experience, and we are delighted to know that we were successful in achieving the same.

Glad to know that you enjoyed your visit, particularly the Jet Ski experience, and happy to note that our associates were able to assist you.

We thank you for your patronage and look forward to welcoming you again soon!


Kind regards,

Dilip Madhok
Chief Operating Officer
Daydream and South Molle Islands

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Reviewed 26 August 2021

We stayed for 8 nights mid August. The resort was nice and we were grateful to get to be away on a holiday and most of the staff were great. We did however leave feeling disappointed and despite contacting management about this, didn’t get a response.

* coffee machine at buffet breakfast broke and we were told we’d have to buy them from the bar instead. Even at half price, this is not reasonable as it wasn’t our fault the machines were broken and unlimited coffee was included with the breakfast.
* the buffet dinner wasn’t open at all during our stay which meant we were craving vegetables at the half way point of our stay. And the budget got rather blown!
* most of the buffet breakfast staff were super lazy and seemed really bored. We appreciate there sometimes can reasons for this, however they didn’t even rush to shoo the birds away when they were eating from the buffet or egg stations. Easy way to lose appetite. Also the food was often cold.

We’ve travelled a lot overseas and thought we’d support Australian domestic travel, but it further highlighted why we love going overseas so much. But… perhaps Hamilton Island or Airlie Beach would be better. More food options, a convenience store …

For the positives (which earned the two stars)
* Lovers Cove was beautiful. Thank you to Eliza for the great tunes which set the best vibe
* Bruno, Meg and Raphaela in F&B made our stay so much more enjoyable and they did their best to do what they could to improve things for us
* INFINITY!!!! My absolute highlight. The duck was amazing, deserts amazing, it was just amazing!!

If you do end up going there or have a trip planned;
* the bingo is free - give it a go even though it says there is a charge
* the alcohol is super overpriced at a non BYO resort - just saying!!
* no coat hangers in any of the rooms (we stayed in two rooms)
* sit away from the water at the breakfast and enjoy less bird disturbance
* take a water bottle and have the bar fill it for you - there are no water filters anywhere
* take advantage of the free water sports, they are great
* take your own snacks (chips, chocolate etc)
* head to the fish feeding at 10am, watch the fish in the downstairs aquarium, both are free and awesome
* and finally, don’t stay too long. 9 days was way too much for us

We rarely have negative things to say about holidays, hotels or resorts and we’ve stayed at hundreds. But we didn’t want you to feel the same way so thought we’d better be honest. Hopefully though, you enjoy it more then we did, it even better, management listen to our feedback.

Date of stay: August 2021
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dilip Madhok, Other at Daydream Island Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2021

Dear MoniqueA1508,

Thank you for choosing us for your stay, and appreciate you taking out time to review us.

Delighted to note that you're enjoyed your experience at Infinity restaurant and Lovers Cove. Your kind compliments of our associates are very much appreciated and will serve as encouragement for them to continue delivering memorable guest experiences. We will share your valuable feedback with Bruno, Meg, and Raphaela.

All guest feedback is extremely valuable, and I will look into your feedback on our facilities and service with the relevant departments for improvement. If you wish to discuss your concerns please feel free to send us an e-mail at feedback@daydreamisland.com.

We hope you give us another opportunity to welcome you back for a wonderful experience.


Kind regards,

Dilip Madhok
Chief Operating Officer
Daydream and South Molle Islands

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Reviewed 25 August 2021

Amazing stay at Daydream Island resort. Beautiful location, perfect for relaxing with plenty of activities on offer. Loved the water sports, our paddle board instructor was super helpful teaching us how to paddle board for the first time & was one of many super friendly staff.

Date of stay: August 2021
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Thank Canitravelyet
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Dilip Madhok, Other at Daydream Island Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2021

Dear Canitravelyet,

Thank you for taking the time to share the wonderful feedback on your recent stay at Daydream Island Resort and Living Reef.

It is motivating to receive such invaluable comments from our guests and especially when we were able to go beyond and live up to their expectations.

I truly appreciate your kind words about our facilities and the overall relaxing holiday experience you had at Daydream Island. It was a delight to know you enjoyed our water sports and the paddleboard experience for the first time.

The team at Daydream looks forward to welcoming you back.


Kind regards,

Dilip Madhok
Chief Operating Officer
Daydream and South Molle Islands

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