Have just spent two nights on Daydream and had a fantastic time! The weather was perfect and so too were the gardens and views. We loved escaping the hustle and bustle and not seeing a car in sight. The decor is definitely in need of an update. The tackiness of some of it really detracts from the natural beauty that surrounds it. Even the staff uniforms are embarrassing! Not to mention the revolting tropical fish carpet on the floor of the elevators...Anyhow, our room (an ocean view balcony) was pretty standard but comfortable and quiet with an amazing view. Food is expensive and there are only two dining options of an evening (only Waterfalls buffet and Mermaids a la carte were the options when we were there). We dined at Mermaids both nights and the food was delicious! The restaurant is open air as opposed to Waterfalls which is indoor and we preferred that. At Mermaids you can pay $56.50 for a select 3 courses. We did this one night for one of us and ordered another entree to have as a main and with an alcoholic drink each the bill came to $90 which I thought was not unreasonable. The buffet breakfast was good but not great. Lots of choice both hot and cold. For lunch we grabbed pre made sandwiches from the coffee shop in the foyer ($5 each) and since it was about to close (1pm) we got them 1/2 price, Drinks are ridiculously priced. $4 for a can of coke $6 for a 600ml coke buddy. I just brought my own water bottle and drank that whilst there. Doing your own laundry is $4 a load plus $2 for powder (I took my own) and $3 to dry. We indulged in a spa treatment which was sublime and otherwise just lazed by the pool so can't really comment on the activities offered except that we gave kyaking a crack one morning (it's free) and that was a bit of fun. With a facelift, this place has a lot going for it. Be savvy. Pack as much of your own snacks and drinks as possible and play them at their own game (like taking advantage of discounted food close to closing time and set price menu options)
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