Daydream Island is officially open again, with first guests checking in to the popular Australian resort for the first time since it sustained damaged from 2017’s Cyclone Debbie.

The resort reopened this morning after owners invested some $100 million in its redevelopment, which included a transformation of Daydream Island’s suites, restaurants, bars, pool and more.

General Manager of Daydream Island Resort and the man who led renovations over the last two years, Dawson Tang, said he’s thrilled to welcome first guests today, and share with them the “reimagined architecture” and a new look inspired by the Whitsundays.


“We have a special connection with the Great Barrier Reef through our Living Reef and can’t wait to have guests experience the marine life from our new Underwater Observatory.”

Dawson Tang, Daydream Island Resort General Manager

So, what’s new at the resort?




All 277 rooms and suites now come with either views of the tropical gardens, pool or the ocean. They’ve all also been redesigned to offer a modern feel through the use of wood, stone and marble along with turquoise tones, which represent the surrounding region.

Room types include the Standard Room located near the restaurants and central building, Superior Room with a private balcony overlooking the pool or ocean, and the Deluxe Room offering an outdoor terrace with ocean views across the Whitsunday Islands.




Three new restaurants and three new bars have opened up on the island, each of which offer food and drinks created by Executive Chef, Keith Le Fevre and Food and Beverage Manager, Adrian Tyler.

Premium dining with wrap-around views of the Whitsundays can be found inside ‘Infinity’, while cuisine made from local produce and native flavours can be tasted inside the ‘Inkstone Kitchen and Bar’.

There’s also ‘Tonic’, a specialty gin bar located at the Atrium with views looking out to the Living Reef.




The Living Reef is a free form coral lagoon spanning 200 metres throughout the resort and holds over 1.5 million litres of fresh water and is home to hundreds of marine fish, coral, stingrays and sharks.

Led by a team of marine biologists and Head Marine Biologist and TEQ Ambassador, Johnny Gaskell, the Living Reef gives Daydream Island an authentic connection to the Great Barrier Reef and its marine life.

For the first time, guests can now explore the Living Reef up close and personal on a guided snorkel with Daydream Island’s marine biologists. A new underwater observatory also allows guests to view four metres below the water’s surface to watch the marine life in action.


Are you keen to check out the renovated Daydream Island?