Daydream Island to get $50 million makeover

In Travel News by The H4C Team

Daydream Island Resort and Spa is set to receive a $50-million-dollar redevelopment in 2018, which will see significant infrastructure upgrades to the popular Whitsunday tropical island resort.

Due to the works, the resort will be closing in early 2018 for a period of time to ensure renovations can occur in the shortest possible time and with minimal disruptions.

Daydream Island Resort and Spa general manager Dawson Tang said the major redevelopment would see accommodation refurbishments as well as renovations to existing attractions, and installation of new features which will transform Daydream into an upscale 4½ star world-class resort. “This is a very exciting development in the history of Daydream Island and for The Whitsundays,” Tang said.

Major works will include redevelopment of the Arrivals pavilion, Reception, main Atrium area, Waterfalls restaurant, Lagoons bar, all room types and Mermaids Restaurant. Additionally, the Lovers Cove function area will be expanded and a new Asian-inspired restaurant will be built. One of Daydream Island’s signature attractions, the Living Reef lagoons, will also be upgraded.

To ensure minimal disruption to guests, some strategic projects will be implemented in 2017 on the South End of the island. Fish Bowl bistro, Boat House Bakery and Ginger’s Hut will be closed for a period from the first week in February this year. Alternative food and dining facilities will be provided. Access to South End facilities including swimming pools, the outdoor cinema, motorised watersports and the Endeavour Wedding Chapel will not be affected.

CCIG purchased Daydream Island in March 2015 and has since completed many accommodation and facility upgrades and refurbishments, plus a renovation to the resort’s main restaurant, Mermaids.

Located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, the 4.5-star Daydream Island Resort and Spa offers 296 beautifully appointed rooms, comprehensive facilities such as the Rejuvenation Spa and Living Reef lagoon, a wide variety of activities, sparkling bays and secluded beaches, which all combine to provide a superior tropical island experience.

Until the work begins in 2018, visitors can expect no interruptions this year.

For more information on Daydream Island visit the Daydream Island website.