On 15 June 2019, the Whitsundays welcomed the return of Daydream Island and Daydream Island Resort with a star-studded party. Australian pop singer Ricki-Lee and DJ Feline brought the party to life, as Australian icons such as Lincoln Lewis, Pheobe Burgess, Kate Waterhouse, and Luke Ricketson and 150 invite-only guests - decked out in chic resort style - danced the night away, toasted with champagne from a custom Bollinger Champagne Wall, watched fireworks illuminate the Whitsunday night sky, and celebrated the reopening of the revamped resort.
Following the devastation from Cyclone Debbie in 2017, Daydream Island Resort underwent an incredible $140 million refurbishment. In its refreshed state, the resort features 277 rooms facing the crystal-clear waters of the Whitsundays or manicured tropical gardens, one jazzy bar, one modern buffet restaurant, and one Asian Fusion restaurant. The resort also restored and expanded The Living Reef, a 200m coral lagoon that winds around the entire centre of the island and is filled with stingrays, starfish, crab, fish, and sharks. Guests will find The Living Reef hypnotic from the Underwater Observatory or they can even dive in for an exploratory snorkel tour.
Beyond Daydream Island, guests are encouraged to take advantage of the natural wonders found at home in the Whitsundays. Take a day tour to Whitehaven Beach, soar in a helicopter ride over the Heart Reef and Hill Inlet, or explore the unparalleled Great Barrier Reef.