We’ve just returned from 3 nights on Daydream Island with our family of five (kids 4, 6, 8) – what a great stay! We had a ground floor Family Coral Ocean View room which we found to be clean, spacious and provide terrific views. The pools are terrific with plenty of options to be protected from the wind (which was required on two days of our stay) and we never had a problem getting a deck chair. We ate at Mermaids (dinner) and the Waterfall Buffet (for breakfast and dinner) both of which were great, although I’d suggest booking early in the day for your preferred time at dinner, as we saw numerous people turned away. We also utilised the Kids Club for an afternoon session, and found the carer to be professional and courteous and offered plenty of activities for our children, although probably because we were out of school holidays it was very quiet and no additional excursions for our older children were offered on that day. The Day Spa is wonderful – beautiful rooms and lovely staff – again, book early (I pre-booked prior to arriving via email). The resort’s gardens are amazing and all of the resort facilities are very well kept and maintained. Probably the only negatives I could mention were that we found the staff to fly around on the golf buggy transportation way too fast. Especially when walking down to the village, you almost have to jump out of the way of the buggies which come up silently behind you at too fast a speed. Also, we arrived via a private catamaran, and I was a little stunned that after checking in at the Transit Lounge, none of the staff standing around offered to assist in collecting our luggage from the jetty, especially as it was quite wild and windy weather. In the end we flagged down one of the passing speedy golf cart drivers who then assisted us. Overall, the majority of the staff on Daydream appear quite young, but they’re doing a very good job, without doing an exceptional job. The resort also seems to be managing it’s quieter times well, alternating the closing of some restaurants. I also like that they offer lighter lunchtime options compared to a restaurant meal, with salads and wraps available at the pool side bar. I did find it a little frustrating at times though to discover options like the ‘Call and Collect’ dinner (ie takeaway) option wasn’t available despite still being included in the In Room Compendium, and it was only thanks to a helpful staff member that we discovered Mermaids would offer lunch time takeaway to eat around the pool. The mini golf is fun for young kids and also the outdoor cinema a great idea, although I would have liked a kids’ movie to have been offered during our stay. In conclusion, I would highly recommend Daydream Island Resort for a family stay, we thoroughly enjoyed it.
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