Daydream Island certainly punches above its weight when it comes to family fun. Home to just one giant resort, the pristine island is nature’s playground, complete with an assortment of kid friendly activities. Part of the Whitsunday Islands, Daydream boasts easy access to the Great Barrier Reef. Daydream Island Resort makes the most of its enviable location with exciting attractions the whole family will love.
Here are five reasons why your kids will be content with a holiday to Daydream Island.
Living Reef Aquarium
A unique attraction at the Daydream Island Resort is the outdoor aquarium, Living Reef. Believed to be the world’s largest man made living coral reef lagoon, it holds countless species of marine life. Kids will love having the opportunity to hand feed the resident stingrays, barramundi and sharks. Enjoy daily educational feeding sessions where you can learn more about the marine environment and eco system. Walk side by side with scary stingrays at the Stingray Splash exhibit or let your little one become a Living Reef Ranger for a day.
Daydream Island offers all kinds of water based activities for the energetic. Pry the kids away from their techno gadgets and enjoy the great outdoors as a family. Head to the beautiful beach and enjoy the resort’s catamarans, kayaks or paddle boards. Turn up the heat and take to the skies on a parasailing adventure or whiz around the island on a fast paced jet ski. Families can hire a boat and find a secret spot for a picnic or watch the kids splash about on a thrilling banana boat ride. Discover the bounty of marine life that lurks below the surface on a glass bottom boat tour or take a cruise through the azure waters.
Kids aged 6 weeks to 12 years will be well taken care of at Daydream Island’s fantastic kids club. Skippers Club has a variety of age appropriate activities that will keep your kids entertained for hours. Little ones can enjoy climbing the outdoor playground or engaging in imaginative play, while older kids can run wild with a range of exciting group activities. From treasure hunts to fish feeding, kids will love every minute of their island adventure. The Skipper’s Club also offers babysitting services if required.
Food for the whole family
Daydream Island Resort has a variety of food options to keep even the fussiest eater satisfied. Mermaids is an a la carte restaurant that serves lunch and dinner, including fresh sumptuous seafood. For a more casual option, head to the colourful Fish Bowl. The Waterfall restaurant is the perfect place for a breakfast bite while also serving delicious dinner buffets in the evening. For an afternoon snack, there’s the Boat House bakery or enjoy a caffeine hit from the Coffee Bean Cafe. Cool off at the pool and enjoy a refreshing poolside beverage from Gilligan’s Bar and Health Hut.
Day trip adventures
Make the most of your Whitsunday adventure by exploring more of this idyllic paradise. Daydream Island is the perfect getaway to embark on a Whitsundays cruise where you can discover the incredible natural beauty of the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy a snorkelling or beginners scuba diving tour or sail to the stunning shores of Whitehaven Beach. On the other hand, enjoy the spectacular scenery from up high with a scenic helicopter flight over the emerald waters.