Daydream Island Resort

4.5  ( 53 reviews ) · Daydream Island Resort & Living Reef, Daydream Island, Queensland · Show Phone
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Boasting a prime location in the heart of Queensland’s sunny Whitsundays, lies the beautiful, scenic and oh-so impressive Daydream Island Resort. Surrounded by the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef, this tropical wedding venue is the perfect destination wedding location if you’re after a seaside, romantic wedding with breathtaking ocean views and plenty of charm.

Daydream Island Resort is a luxurious, high-quality wedding ceremony and reception venue situated in the beautiful Whitsundays. Located just 30 minutes from Hamilton Island by boat transfer, this newly-refurbished, modern venue offers numerous ceremony, elopement and wedding reception packages. With packages ranging from romantic ceremonies for two to seated wedding receptions of up to 250 guests, Daydream Island Resort caters for both intimate occasions and larger weddings.


Surrounded on all sides by the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef, Daydream Island Resort offers couples a scenic, breathtaking setting for their nuptials. Imagine: You walk down the aisle with the sea breeze in your hair and warm sand in your feet. Glistening, clear blue water stretches as far as the eye can see and your partner is waiting for you by a perfectly-styled arch - it’s quite the romantic scene. With delicious catering by a highly experienced chef, outstanding customer service from event staff and a beautiful, brilliantly-located venue, there’s not many boxes this venue doesn’t tick!


“We’ve absolutely loved our time at Daydream Island. It’s a little piece of paradise in the Whitsundays. The island is beautiful, the wildlife - kangaroos, cockatoos, butterflies. It’s so relaxing and the staff are all friendly and helpful, good food, sunset drinks listening to a blues singer at Lovers Cove. What more can I say?” Jesma


What can couples expect when booking Daydream Island Resort as their wedding venue?

  • Beautiful scenery. This tropical wedding venue offers uninterrupted views of some of the most clear, stunning water in the world. From the soft, clean beaches to the colourful underwater reefs, Daydream Island Resort provides supreme viewing.
  • Experienced wedding coordinator. Booking a destination wedding has never been easier! Daydream Island’s on-site wedding coordinator helps couples plan their wedding from start to finish, offering guidance and all coordination in the lead up and day of your wedding.
  • Numerous wedding packages. Daydream Island Resort offers an extensive range of wedding packages, including ceremony, elopement, cocktail and seated reception packages. Whether you’re after a small wedding with close friends and family or a larger event with all your nearest and dearest, there’s an all-inclusive package to suit your needs.
  • Wedding and honeymoon. Don’t waste money on a wedding and separate honeymoon, combine them in one trip! While Daydream Island Resort is a spectacular wedding venue, it also makes the perfect honeymoon location. With its sandy beaches, stylish accommodation, on-site spa and top-notch restaurants, why go anywhere else?
  • Catering menus. From the tasty cocktail and buffet menus to the outstanding beverage list, Daydream Island Resort offers delectable catering and drinks. Whether you’re planning a cocktail-style wedding or classic seated dinner, there’s a number of tasty treats on the menu to choose from.
  • Ceremony and reception options. While Daydream Island Resort doesn't have a huge land mass, it manages to offer numerous, versatile ceremony locations and reception venues. With both indoor and outdoor ceremony options and reception locations with the ability to cater for various sized guest lists, Daydream Island Resort is an ideal venue for any wedding.


What your guests will love about Daydream Island Resort:

  • On-site spa. Now, to the important stuff! Daydream Island Resort’s Rejuvenation Spa offers hairdressing services and relaxing beauty treatments - perfect for unwinding and calming any pre-wedding jitters.
  • Experiences and tours. From a Living Reef Guided Snorkel tour, paddle boarding and yacht charters to golf on nearby Dent Island, yoga and water sports, there is no shortage of exciting activities at Daydream Island Resort.
  • Multiple restaurants.  Daydream Island Resort offers three dining options, including a buffet (you know where to find us!), the Asian-inspired Infinity and Inkstone Kitchen & Bar, which offers absolutely mouthwatering seafood.
  • Native animals. Daydream Island Resort is home to a number of native Australian birds and mammals. Your guests will marvel at the cockatoos that frequent their balcony and the friendly kangaroos that roam the property.
  • Luxury accommodation. From the elegant Resort Room with king bed to the Serenity Suite with balcony and lounge, the accommodation at Daydream Island Resort is modern and spacious, complete with Wi-Fi, air conditioning and extensive views. Depending on the number of wedding guests and time of year, you may be eligible for special accommodation rates.
  • Fully stocked bars. Yes, you read that right - bars. Plural. Daydream Island Resort has an indoor bar named Tonic and a swim-up bar in the pool, because why not? Barefoot Bar is certainly ideal - cocktail in the pool, anyone?


“Every stunning outlook, delicious meal, mysterious sound and sandy footprint leaves its own special signature on your memory and thankfully for us, Daydream Island is full of them. By playing to the unique sensory experiences Daydream offers, we can offer you a wedding experience you’ll never forget.”

Tell us about your wedding packages.

Daydream Island Resort offers numerous wedding packages, including seated receptions, ceremony-only options and elopement packages. So we’ve included a few examples of each for you to get an idea of what’s on offer:

How do you get to Daydream Island Resort?

Guests can reach Daydream Island Resort by catching a boat transfer from neighbouring Hamilton Island, which is about a 30 minute scenic journey. Airlines such as Qantas, Virgin and Jetstar all fly to Hamilton Island Airport from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Cairns. While this is the most popular route to arriving at Daydream Island Resort, guests may also arrive at Proserpine Airport and transfer to the Port of Airlie, taking a boat transfer from there to the island.

Is there accommodation on-site or nearby?

Yes, there is elegant, newly-refurbished on-site accommodation at Daydream Island Resort, ranging from stylish resort rooms, with king or two queen beds, to family rooms and larger suites. Each room is contemporary in design, and offers a spacious, comfortable place for guests to relax and enjoy the view from their balcony. Views range from the resort pool to the gardens and ocean. Of course, this is Australia, so all the rooms are fitted with air-conditioning.

“We are so happy we chose to honeymoon on Daydream Island. Would recommend to anyone who is looking for something special. The island is just so beautiful, resort and pools kept clean and taken care of. We loved all the wildlife on the island... kangaroos hopping around, beautiful birds and of course the gorgeous living reef. When on island, make sure to snorkel in the living reef, you will love meeting all the cool characters in the water! So thankful for the whole experience, would most definitely recommend.” Hanna

“We absolutely loved our stay on Daydream and can't wait to go back. From the moment we arrived to the moment we departed the staff were so friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. The room was amazing and the views around the island are spectacular. We were blown away by the food, the restaurant staff deserve a huge pat on the back.” Ricki

Venue Features

Indoor / Outdoor Ceremony

Min 2 / Max 300 Reception guests

Price per head: Low $150 / High $ 310

Min 2 / Max 150 Ceremony Guests

Time restrictions: 11:00 PM

In-house catering

5.00 hours Event time included

Music must end by 11:00 PM

Easy Weddings Special Offer

Valid for Easy Weddings Couples Only


Book your 2024 wedding before December 31, 2023 to receive:

  • 2 x complimentary nights accommodation in Deluxe Ocean Terrace Room 
  • 2 x complimentary return ferry transfers (from Hamilton Island or Port of Airlie) 
  • Your choice of a bottle of House Shiraz or Sauvignon Blanc paired with Chef's Selection of Artisan Cheeses and Seasonal Fruit Platter) in room on arrival 
  • Buffet breakfast for 2 pax in Graze Restaurant
  • 30% off wedding guest accommodation (Terms & Conditions apply)


Valid from now until 31 December, 2023

Terms & Conditions: 

  • Only valid for bookings made directly through Daydream Island Resort
  • Hotel booking blackout dates include, but not limited to NSW & QLD School holiday periods
  • Discount is applicable on the Best Flexible Rate inclusive of breakfast only and is not valid with any other discount or promotional rate or package and cannot be combined with any other offers or packages
  • Only valid for new bookings, no discount can be offered for existing bookings
  • Only valid for bookings made by Daydream Island Resort Wedding clients and their wedding guests and for dates including and surrounding your wedding date
  • Discount terms and conditions are subject to change without notice however existing discounted bookings will be honoured
  • Offer is subject to room and rate availability


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Exclusive Offer
Wedding Elopement Package

Embark on a whimisical journey to your dream elopement wedding, earley awaiting you at Daydream Island. 


The Chapel

Lover's Cove

Underwater Obsevatory 

Your wedding Elopement Package Includes:

  • Venue Hire for 2 hours
  • Signing table & 2 chairs
  • Introductory styling package
  • A bottle of French Champagne
  • Floral bouquet for the Bride
  • Flower buttonhole for the Groom
  • iPad and Bluetooth speaker sound bar for music

Elopement upgrades available

Exclusive Offer
Wedding Ceremony Package

Experience the utmost exclusivity as you indulge in your selcted wedding ceremony venue.


The Chapel (40-60 pax) 

Lovers Cove (40 - 60 pax)

Infinity Terrace - (30 pax)

Your Wedding Ceremony Package Includes:

  • 2 hour venue hire
  • Signing table with 2 chairs
  • Australian sparking toast for up to 25 guests
  • Dedicated Event Coordintor services 
  • iPad and Bluetooth speaker sound bar for music

Ceremony upgrades avaible. 

Exclusive Offer
Cocktail Reception Package


Your Cocktail Reception Package Includes:

  • Venue hire and service staff (maximum of 5 hires)
  • Mixed scattered cocktail furniture
  • 3-hour canape menu (including 16 items and three substancial items
  • Dedicated wedding planner wo;; accommpany you throughout your entire journey, ensuring assistance at every step of the way

Reception and Menu upgrades available.

Exclusive Offer
Island Elegance Package


Your Island Elegance Package Includes:

  • Chefs selection of 3 canapes (half hour service)
  • Venue hire and service staff (maximum 5 hours)
  • Long or round tables with standard linens (tablecloths and napkins), chairs and tableware
  • Two course plated menu (including alternate drop main course)
  • Freshly brewed coffee & tea selection 
  • 4-hour standard beverage package
  • Dedicated wedding planner will accommpany you throughout your entire journey, ensuring assistance at every step of the way

Reception and menu upgrades avaiable.

Exclusive Offer
Opulent Sunset Package


Your Opulent Sunset Package Includes:

  • Chefs selection of 3 canapes (half hour service)
  • Venue hire and service staff (maximum 5 hours)
  • Long or round tables with standard linens (tablecloths and napkins), chairs and tableware
  • Three course plated menu (including alternate drop main course)
  • Wedding cake cut and served on shared platters
  • Freshly brewed coffee & tea selection 
  • 4-hour premium beverage package
  • Dedicated wedding planner will accommpany you throughout your entire journey, ensuring assistance at every step of the way

Reception and menu upgrades avaiable.


Nearby Accommodation


Daydream Island Resort & Living Reef is ideally located in the heart of Queensland’s Whitsundays Islands and the gateway to the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef. 

We have many locations on the Island which are perfect for both ceremonies and reception functions. These are listed below:

- Daydream Chapel

- Underwater Observatory

- Eclipse Room & Terrace

- Mermaids Beach

- Lover's Cove

- Horizon Room

- Southern Lawn

- Barefoot Bar

- Infinity Restauarant

- Tonic Bar

- Inkstone Kitchen & Bar

Yes! The Daydream Chapel is located on the south west side of the island right at the water’s edge, the Chapel features a floor to ceiling glass wall behind the alter, offering stunning panoramic views over the water. The in built pews offer seating for a maximum of 40 guests with standing room for an additional 20.

Absolutely! Imagine dining in the glow of the Living Reef by night as the varied marine life swim around you. For an intimate and unique wedding reception experience, our brand new Underwater Observatory provides a stunning under the sea feel to any event.

Yes, and we have two popular choices for ceremonies; Mermaids Beach is located on the north east side of the island overlooking the Coral Sea, this picturesque location offers a calm expanse of Whitsunday water as your backdrop. This stunning beach location is suitable for ceremonies up to 150 people. Lover's Cove features views over the ocean and this stunning outdoor coral beach location is perfect for ceremonies, surrounded by foliage and fresh air.

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November 2022

We had such a great time on Daydream Island for our honeymoon! Everywhere you look is just so picturesque. The cocktails were delicoussss, and the food was incredible every single time. We will so be back!

Danielle P.

May 2020

Daydream was the perfect location to have a destination style wedding. Our family travelled from all over Australia and spent the weekend all together. Daydream had only recently opened but the team were great at handling all the small details. The island is beautiful and we had multiple restaurants and bars to get our friends and family together. The underwater observatory makes for beautiful photos.

Angela F.

Daydream Island Resort

Hi Angela, Thank you for choosing Daydream Island for your special day, we're honoured to have been a part of your love story. We would love to see some photos of your event if you haven't shared them with us yet? Feel free to tag us on Instagram @DaydreamIsland. Kind regards, Sarah Daydream Island Weddings

February 2020

We took out an elopement package that included our ceremony, celebrant and photography. It was everything that we wanted and would do it again in a heartbeat.

Alanna M.

February 2024

Nice and relaxing! Pretty much what you’d expect from an island. Snorkelling was fun and the weather was lovely. Plus we witnessed a proposal which was fun.

Georgia F.

November 2021

Definitely recommend honeymooning at Daydream Island. Bus and ferry transfers were super easy and effortless to organise. The island itself is very small but has everything you need and is the most perfect place to relax.

Mikaela D.

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