This was my seventh time on the island, we (the two of us and another couple) went there to celebrate my husband's birthday. We used the New Years special offer, which had an upgrade to an ocean balcony room, sparkling and chocolates on arrival and $100 room credit. If I knew the room was facing the marina, I would've loved to stay in a garden balcony room instead.
During the booking process, I have noticed, the site doesn't have a security certificate (I always check before paying by credit card), so I called the resort; I was told this is an online only offer, and the site is safe...
I think checking guests in at Hamilton is a good idea, although it doesn't make much difference, because when you get to the island (and after the introduction), you still need to queue and then walk around the island until your room is ready.
I was very disappointed with the cleanness of the room, especially the bathroom. I am not going to post the picture of the toilet, but if anyone wants it, I'll send it to them.
I was also disappointed in the disinterest of some staff; I must mention that during my previous stays at Daydream, staff was happy, cheerful and helpful. They were into making the guests' holiday a great memory. When you walked from the main building towards the other end of the island, they would smile at you, greet you and make a lovely comment - something that would really feel good. On this occasion, this wasn't happening, they didn't even say hello and had a very unhappy face. I've seen this in the restaurant (Waterfalls), and at the kayak hire as well (by the way, non-motorised sports used to be free).
Another disappointment was the amount of people smoking on the island... I just can't comprehend it - if you go to a subtropical island, the last thing you are supposed to do is harm the environment (and the others around you), you are supposed to enjoy the clean air for Pete's sake! We couldn't sit down anywhere without someone smoking nearby.
Guests weren't such a happy bunch, either.
We managed to have fun, nevertheless, playing volleyball and water polo and snorkeling at Lovers Cove.
We enjoyed all the meals at The Mermaids and wait staff was downright amazing there. Thank you Evelyn for making our night a great one. And also thanks to the manager (can't recall his name) for organising the cake on such a short notice, I really appreciate it. The Global knife was a nice touch, too.
Summa sumarum, I think this was the very last occasion I have visited this resort. I have great memories from previous holidays and I'd like to keep them that way.
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotwire, Expedia, Orbitz, Cancelon, Travelocity, Booking.com, Hotels.com, getaroom.com, Evoline ltd and TripOnline SA so you can book your Daydream Island Resort & Spa reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Daydream Island Resort And Spa
- Daydream Island Hotel Daydream Island