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For further information or to book your Dream Holiday to Daydream Island Resort and Spa, book online or contact our Reservations Department on:
Toll Free Australia:
1800 075 040

Phone: +61 7 3259 2350 - Fax: +61 7 3259 2399

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Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Daydream Island to host Weddings Open Day

Daydreaming of a tropical-style beach or island wedding?

Find out how to make your dream a reality at the Daydream Island Resort and Spa Weddings Open Day on Saturday, February 21, 2015.

From wedding ceremony and reception venues to flowers, catering and entertainment, attendees will be provided with all the information they need to plan their own beautiful Daydream Island wedding.

The open day will commence with a guided tour of Daydream Island Resort and Spa’s beautiful reception and ceremony venues. These include the Endeavour Wedding Chapel with panoramic views of the Whitsunday passage, and romantic Lovers Cove, a private sheltered inlet featuring a deck and a white coral beach.

They will also tour other facilities like the island’s award winning Rejuvenation Spa - the perfect place for the bridal party to get ready before the wedding, and the beautiful Ocean Paradise and Daydreamer accommodation suites.

The day will include plenty of one-on-one time with the Weddings Team and some of the best industry professionals in the Whitsundays.

For a complete experience, couples are invited to arrive at Daydream on Friday, February 20 where they are invited to a welcome function at sunset. They’ll also sample canap├ęs and cocktails at stunning Lovers Cove. A special accommodation package is available for those wishing to attend the open day.

Attendees will receive amazing savings on their wedding booking.

“Daydream Island is one of the most amazing destination wedding locations in Australia, with abundant natural beauty, high-quality venues and accommodation and an experienced weddings team to ensure your day is a success,” said Alicia Evans, Daydream Island Wedding Sales Executive.

“It’s perfect for brides and grooms who are looking for a unique and very special wedding location.”

RSVPs are essential. Contact Daydream’s Wedding Sales Executive by emailing weddings@daydreamisland.com or calling (07) 3259 2310 to secure your place.

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Tuesday, 13 January 2015

What is your Metabolic Age?

Over the years society’s view of a healthy body has changed dramatically, from the super muscular to the ultra-skinny.

Today, health practitioners recognise that health is determined by more than just a number on the scales.

According to naturopath, Catherine Lanzon, at Daydream Island’s Rejuvenation Spa, a simple weight measurement doesn’t tell the whole story. A person can be perfectly fit or perfectly fat at exactly the same weight. What may vary, however, is a person’s body composition.

Catherine uses Body Composition Analysis as a key tool in providing accurate information on not only weight, but muscle mass, total fat percentage, visceral fat, bone mass and hydration. Body Composition also gives an indication of metabolic age, which is a measure of how rapidly the body is ageing due to diet and lifestyle factors. Your metabolic age can be higher or lower than your actual age depending on diet and lifestyle.

“At the Rejuvenation Spa, we like to take a holistic approach to assessing health. As well as extensive beauty and spa services, we also offer traditional naturopathy services,” says Catherine.

The body composition test can be taken in addition to a one-hour wellness consultation, which looks at diet, exercise, stress management and sleep hygiene.

“The leading causes of mortality in Australia are lifestyle diseases, namely coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes and obesity. Body Composition analysis can provide great motivation for individuals to change diet and lifestyle to combat these diseases.

“Today’s modern lifestyle involves people dragging themselves out of bed every morning and grabbing a coffee like it’s a lifeline, followed by multiple caffeine and sugar hits throughout the day. Caffeine is a stimulant which depletes our ability to handle stress. Our high stress lifestyles often see us gravitating towards the most available sedative, alcohol. Unfortunately both caffeine and alcohol can lead to poor quality sleep and so the cycle continues.

“We want our clients to have optimal energy and vitality so they are bright, bubbly and enthusiastic about a new day. That’s what we try to achieve in a consultation.”

For more information visit http://www.daydreamisland.com/fw_rejuvenation_spa/naturopathy.html

Daydream Island hosts major Plumbing Plus conference


Daydream Island Resort and Spa has underlined its reputation as one of the premier conference destinations in Australia after welcoming a 200-strong conference delegation to the island in October.

Plumbing Plus, Australia’s leading independent supplier of bathroom and plumbing products, held its annual staff conference at Daydream from October 22-26, 2014.

Daydream Island CEO Scott Wilkinson said that Daydream Island’s depth of experience as a conference destination was unrivalled in the Whitsundays.

“We were delighted to host Plumbing Plus’s annual conference at Daydream Island and exceed their expectations,” he said.

“We are committed to ensuring our conference delegates always have an exceptional experience, from our quality accommodation and conference venues to food and beverage and the extensive leisure activities around the island.

“The island’s natural beauty and its location in the world-renowned Whitsunday Islands are a major attraction.”


He said interest in the Whitsundays as a conference destination was growing and it was exciting to see the region attracting groups of this size.


Karen Maher, Daydream Island’s Business Development Manager, said Daydream Island’s conference team worked closely with Plumbing Plus to create a memorable and fun event that met all of its needs.

“We hosted some amazing entertainment including stand-up comedy from Mikey Robins, musical performances from pop star Samantha Jade and Darryl Braithwaite and a show by illusionist and magician Matt Hollywood,” Ms Maher said.

“Delegates also enjoyed a range of leisure activities including a cruise to the magnificent Whitehaven Beach where a special marquee was set-up for lunch, and a Hawaiian welcome dinner.”

Conference group at Lovers Cove
Plumbing Plus’s conference organiser Vickie Scobie from Conference In Style praised the Daydream Island team running the event.

“The staff on Daydream Island should be highly commended for the many hours they endured to ensure we had a great time,” Ms Scobie said.

“It was a memorable event and one that I am sure our delegates will be talking about for some time to come.

“The size of the island was perfect for a group of this size, it contained the delegates but on the same note we were able to have three different events in three different areas of the island adding variety to every dinner venue without having to travel far.”

Daydream Island Resort and Spa is an ideal destination for conferences, meetings, trade shows, product launches and organisational incentive or team building activities.  Daydream can cater for conferences of all sizes. It is big enough to host major events for up to 300 delegates (catering for up to 600 including partners) and yet small enough to provide a personal touch.

Daydream Island Resort and Spa is a 4.5 Star resort offering 296 well-appointed rooms and comprehensive conference facilities including five individual conference rooms. White coral beaches, rainforest, pampering spa treatments and adventurous activities combine to stimulate and inspire delegates.

The resort is easily reached from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane through the Great Barrier Reef Airport on Hamilton Island, or Whitsunday Coast Airport at Proserpine.

Daydream Island is also available for sole-use booking by prior arrangement.

For more information on conferences and incentive bookings please call Karen Maher, Business Development Manager on 07 3259 2301 or visit www.daydreamisland.com email meetings@daydreamisland.com 




Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Iridology - An eye on health


It’s often said that the eyes are the windows to the soul.

But did you know that the eyes are also the windows to your health?

Iridology is the traditional health practice of determining a patient’s physical health by analysing distinct changes in the colours and markings of the iris.

According to iridology, markings in the iris correspond to different parts of the human body, such as the lungs, the stomach, the kidneys and the brain.

Daydream Island Resort and Spa is proud to offer iridology as part of its extensive health and beauty services. The Spa provides a holistic approach to wellbeing, with a focus on rejuvenating and re-invigorating to provide optimal health and vitality.

Rejuvenation Spa’s resident Naturopath, Catherine Lanzon, says iridology is an important tool for analysing a person’s overall health.

“Although it’s not diagnostic, iridology is indicative of a person’s general health,” she says. “It’s a very fairly unique service that we offer our guests.”

The iridology service is offered as part of a one-hour wellness consultation at Daydream Island’s Rejuvenation Spa.

Ms Lanzon says she begins each session by taking a thorough medical and diet history, before photographing the irises with a specialised camera.

“It’s very intriguing. I might see blood glucose irregularity caused by a two litres of coke diet or a high sugar diet, or I might see liver spots,” she says.

“I will then make recommendations based on my observations. For example; if they have cholesterol rings and a high cholesterol diet, I would advise them to take steps to remedy their diet. I would also refer them to their GP for appropriate testing.

“Iridology is a powerful tool of assessment that can help us learn about our strengths and weaknesses and take care of our bodies.”

Interested in an iridology consultation?  For more information visit: www.daydreamisland.com/fw_rejuvenation_spa

Monday, 1 December 2014

Daydream Island awarded silver at Queensland Tourism Awards


Daydream Island Resort and Spa has been judged the silver award winner in the keenly contested Deluxe Accommodation category at the 2014 Queensland Tourism Awards.

The state awards follow on from the recently concluded regional tourism awards where Daydream was successful in winning this category in the Whitsunday Tourism & Business Awards 2014.

Daydream Island Resort and Spa Chief Executive Officer Scott Wilkinson said he was delighted to finish so high up in the Queensland awards which pitted Daydream Island against other hopefuls from around Queensland.

“The Queensland Tourism Awards are extremely competitive and even to be a finalist is a great achievement,” Mr Wilkinson said.

“To finish second in this important category for accommodation is testament to the highly dedicated team we have at Daydream in providing a great experience for our guests.

“We’re competing against operators from all tourism regions around Queensland in these awards.

“It’s most pleasing to be able to carry out the vision of our owner Mr Vaughan Bullivant in providing a fabulous tropical island holiday experience.”

Daydream Island Resort and Spa was this year also inducted into the Hall of Fame for winning the Deluxe Accommodation category three years in a row at the Whitsunday Tourism & Business Awards 2014. The resort took out the Best Tourist Attraction for the Living Reef - one of the world’s largest man-made living lagoons, and the People’s Choice categories.

Daydream has also just been ranked as one of the Top Hotels in the Whitsundays region by international hotel search website, Trivago, based on consumer ratings.

Daydream Island Resort and Spa is located in Queensland’s tropical Whitsundays in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, only a 30 minute boat ride from Great Barrier Reef Airport (HTI) and a 30 minute ferry ride from Airlie Beach.

The award-winning resort features 296 rooms and suites - so there’s plenty of space for the whole family - a great selection of restaurants and bars, lagoon swimming pools, a fringing coral reef to explore and a Rejuvenation Spa offering health and beauty treatments.

The whole family can enjoy over 20 free guest activities which include kayaks, catamarans, stand-up paddle boards, a stingray and shark feeding show and an open air cinema.

For bookings and enquiries call reservations on 1800 075 040, visit www.daydreamisland.com or contact your local travel agent.

Media enquiries to Brenton Gibbs

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Coral spawning season begins on Daydream Island


Daydream Island’s resident biologists were witness to one of the world’s natural wonders last week – the annual coral spawning in the Great Barrier Reef.

The amazing phenomenon, which usually resembles an underwater snowstorm, occurs when hard coral polyps simultaneously release egg and sperm into the water column to increase the chance of fertilisation.

Daydream Island Resort and Spa’s Living Reef Manager John Gaskell said island biologists had seen the spectacular sight while diving in the waters off the island.

“The annual coral spawning is an event that has to be seen to be believed,” he said.

“The Great Barrier Reef coral spawning is often referred to as the biggest reproductive phenomenon on earth. We’re incredibly lucky to see such a rare event.”

He said the event always occurred a few days after the full moon in November or December, around two to three hours after dark when most of the day predators were less active.

Large spawning events on Western Australia's reefs usually occur in autumn, while large events on the Great Barrier Reef usually occur in late spring or early summer.

Mr Gaskell said researchers had predicted there would be another spawning event on the Great Barrier Reef approximately four days after the December full moon.

Daydream Island Resort and Spa is located in Queensland’s tropical Whitsundays in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, only a 30-minute boat ride from Great Barrier Reef Airport (HTI) and a 30 minute ferry ride from Airlie Beach.

The award-winning resort features 296 rooms and suites, a great selection of restaurants and bars, lagoon swimming pools, a fringing coral reef to explore and a Rejuvenation Spa offering health and beauty treatments.

There are over 20 free guest activities, which include kayaks, catamarans, stand-up paddleboards, a stingray and shark feeding show and an open-air cinema.

For more information visit www.daydreamisland.com

ENDS Media enquiries to Brenton Gibbs

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Celebrate New Years at Daydream Island


See in the New Year with two spectacular fireworks shows, live music and views of the Whitsunday Passage at Daydream Island Resort and Spa.

Daydream has just opened bookings for its popular annual New Year’s Eve dinner and bookings are expected to fill up soon.

“Why not celebrate the start of 2015 in true island style?” said Daydream Island Resort and Spa Manager Warren McCorriston.

“You’ll be able to dance the night away under swaying palms and a sky full of fireworks. You can enjoy delicious food and drinks, great music from live band Honey Remixed and a beautiful tropical island backdrop. It will be a truly amazing night.”

There will be two different dinner options to choose from.

Waterfalls Restaurant will be hosting a sensational seafood buffet. Sittings are from 5.30pm and tickets are $130 for adults, $85 for children (14-18 years), $55 for children (eight to 13 years) and $20 for children (infant to eight years).

Mermaids Restaurant will be hosting a ‘Black and White’ themed three-course dinner from 6pm-9.30pm. Cost is $120 for adults, $80 for children (14-18 years), $50 for children (eight to 13 years) and $20 for children (infant to eight years).

For bookings and enquiries call events on (07) 4967 6023.
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