There is something about stepping off a boat onto a resort island that just makes you relax and want to kick your shoes off. Having a shell necklace placed around my neck on arrival, I saunter up the path to the transit lounge. Here I am greeted by a tanned and smiling man who welcomes me to Daydream Island Resort and Spa. As the name of the island itself states, I am in a euphoric state of daydream.
Pristine beaches, turquoise waters, tropical palm trees and a soft salty sea breeze caressed my face. Only this is not a dream. I can actually taste the salty sweetness on my lips, feel the rough coral mixed sand between my toes and hear the soft lapping waves that engulf my feet. This is no dream, this is real.
One of Australia’s premier resorts and the jewel of the Whitsundays with secluded white coral beaches and lush rainforest, Daydream Island Resort and Spa is just a short ferry ride from the Great Barrier Reef Airport on Hamilton Island, or just minutes by boat from Airlie Beach.
Amongst a beautiful setting and gorgeous climate are 296 luxurious rooms and suites catering for honeymooners to families and is the ideal place for a relaxing holiday or special event.
The resort has its own living reef which continues to amaze and delight visitors and kids squeal in excitement at ‘finding Nemo’ or revel in the curiosity of feeding stingrays and other marine life that call this reef home.
Daydream’s signature Rejuvenation Spa has six private rooms offering the latest in naturopathy, hydrotherapy, aromatherapy or reflexology to stimulate the senses and bring harmony to mind, body and soul.
There are also the popular weekly health programs including wellness and stress management therapies as well as assistance in devising a lifestyle plan to maintain optimum health with programs focusing on Detox, Rejuvenation or Wellness.
For the more energetic guests, there are activities that include daily island kayak adventure, golf driving and regular Yoga and Zumba fitness classes being held on select days, a free open air cinema, an Australia-themed 19-hole mini golf course or perhaps you would prefer to enjoy a cocktail at the resort’s swim-up bar.
For some more action-packed adventure, guests can try jet skiing, parasailing, reef fishing, tennis, volleyball and scuba diving.
Ending the day’s activities will bring on an appetite, which can be satisfied at Daydream Island’s signature restaurant Mermaid’s. There is also a buffet dinner option as well as a bakery on the island if you are after a quick snack.
For further information on Daydream Island Resort and Spa, call 1800 075 040 or visit www.daydreamisland.com.