(Daydream Island, courtesy of Tourism Queensland)
Daydream Island is a long narrow island (about one kilometre long and 300 metres wide) that has a resort development on its northern and southern ends, with vine forest and hoop pines covering the hill in the middle.
Smallest of the resort islands and refurbished in 2001, little Daydream has a small marina for visiting yachts. Named "Daydream" after his yacht, Paddy Lee Murray stopped here on a world cruise in the 1930's and went no further!
Approaching from the islands access is via unsafe passage or in-between North and South Molle Islands.
Daydream Island is not a particularly good anchorage as it is subject to swift currents on both sides. There is a small marina on the North-eastern side of the island and five moorings are available just outside the marina area. You cannot anchor anywhere around the island as it is foul ground, and the cost of retrieving your stuck anchor will quickly dampen your holiday mood. The island offers a large variety of activities and facilities, many are free of charge. No forward bookings for the marina or moorings - you are required to radio the resort for availability.
DAYDREAM ISLAND RESORT AMENITIES
With its recent multi-million dollar refurbishment, Daydream Island Resort & Spa has well and truly become an island destination dreams are made of. A range of stylish beach-themed accommodation is available featuring private ocean balconies overlooking the tranquil waters of the Whitsunday Passage.
Many guests stay at Daydream for the sole purpose of visiting the resort’s exclusive Rejuvenation Spa designed to provide a total rejuvenation to the mind, body and soul. Guests can indulge in the most pampering therapeutic treatments or book an appointment with one of the Spa’s in-house professional naturopaths to receive a comprehensive physical assessment. Guests also have the choice of three outstanding restaurants, four tropical bars, three lagoon style swimming pools, three outdoor spas, a gymnasium, sauna, mini golf, tennis courts as well as all the water sports under the sun including canoeing, sailing, windsurfing, coral reef snorkelling and diving.
Australia’s most scenic outdoor movie cinema screens latest blockbuster movies twice a week and the Endeavour wedding chapel provides the perfect venue for a truly memorable occasion. The resort also has a colourful ’19 hole putt your way around Australia’ mini golf course, an exciting retail outlet ‘Ginger’s Hut’ and is home to a magnificent coral reef lagoon, the world’s largest outdoor aquarium.