Daydream Island

Daydream Island & Resort Living Reef is one of seven islands of the molle group, a subgroup of the Whitsunday Islands in the heart of Queensland. The island is small, measuring 1 km in length and 400 m at its widest point. The highest point on the island is 51 metres above sea level. It’s the gateway to the World's Heritage – listed Great Barrier Reef. Recently having a huge 140 million refurbishment and now offering spacious modern rooms and suites with amazing views of the pool, ocean and landscapes. Sit and relax at one of the three restaurants and bars on the resort, offering a choice of Asian Fusion and Modern Australian. 

The living Reef is the main centrepiece of the island. The living reef is home to over 100 species of marine fish and 80 types of coral and a variety of starfish, sea cucumbers and crabs. 

Things To Do

Daydream Island is a mecca for sailing enthusiasts. It has an outdoor aquarium, with sea life from the Great Barrier Reef. Wallabies roam around outside the resort by the beach. Activities like snorkeling, sail-boarding, jet-skiing, parasailing, coral viewing, scuba diving, volleyball, tennis, and badminton are very popular. The resort offers daily scheduled activities such as pool activities, scavenger hunts, guided rainforest walks, paddle board lessons, just to name a few. 

Suited For

It's great for families, romantic getaways, groups and for the perfect wedding. Special events can also be arranged, from cocktail parties to gala dinners can be catered for across a large range of indoor and outdoor locations. 

Food & Drink

There are many bars and restaurants to choose from on the Island. From modern buffet style with a huge choice of breakfast options or try the infinity bar for a takeaway seafood lunch or a family dinner from 5pm-8.30pm.  While enjoying the pool and taking in the sun, try bar Rumbah with over 20 different types of rum or try one of their amazing cocktails. Overlooking the spectacular Living Reef, enjoy a G&T or two at the tonic bar specialising in many exotic Gins. If that’s not all, every weekend they put on a seafood frenzy, all fresh and you can eat as much as you like.


Moorings and birthing’s are available on request and bookings only.  Also to add to all the daytime attractions, there is an evening outdoor cinema and babysitting services daily. 

Getting There

Getting to Daydream Island is pretty easy. 

  • Fly to Hamilton Island and take a 30 minute transfer with Cruise Whitsundays.
  • Alternatively, travel to Port of Airlie in Airlie Beach on the mainland and take the Cruise Whitsundays launch transfer to the Island.