Daydream Island Dining and Facilities

Daydream Island - Boathouse

Daydream Island Resort & Spa has several dining options to satisfy every guests appetite, tastes and budget. With three restaurants, three bars, a health hut, a bakery, Fish Bowl Tavern and takeaway meals available.

Opening hours vary. A weekly Food & Beverage schedule will be available for guests in their room upon check in.

Please note: Restaurants are subject to seasonal and rotational opening in evenings. Not every restaurant will be open each day/night.


Waterfalls Buffet Restaurant

Offers sumptuous buffet breakfasts with hot and cold choices. Continental offerings include cereal, toast, pastries, fruit platters, variety of juices, tea and coffee. For an additional cost enjoy the full buffet breakfast allowing you to choose from both the continental and hot breakfast items. Full buffet dinner includes international, carvery, Asian and Italian choices. On selected nights only, Waterfalls will run seafood buffet dinners. Children 3 years and under are complimentary. Children 4 years to 14 years, child meal prices apply.

Mermaids a la carte Restaurant

Located at the north end of the island overlooking Mermaids Beach and the lagoon swimming pools is the Mermaids a la carte Restaurant offering the relaxed holidaymaker and late risers Lunch & Dinner. Enjoy a la carte meals from the wood fire oven or wok specialities and seafood choices available at dinner service. Hot and cold beverages available including tropical island cocktails. Mermaids children's menu is available for lunch and dinner.

The Coffee Bean Cafe

Open daily from 8am this is a popular spot serving great coffee, milkshakes and delicious snacks including cakes and savouries.

Lagoon Bar

Is a walk up bar located in the Atrium lounge area serving hot and cold beverages including tropical island cocktails. Live music is performed on selected evenings.

Lagoon Bar

Rejuvenation Spa Balcony

Dining is available in conjunction with your spa treatment on the Rejuvenation Spa Balcony. Meals are catered from the Mermaids al la carte Restaurant.

Splashes Swim Up Pool Bar

Splashes as the name suggests is a swim up pool bar located on the northern end of the island amongst the lagoon swimming pools. Splashes operate subject to favourable weather conditions. Offering an extensive tropical island cocktail menu along with other cold beverage favourites.

Gilligan's Bar and Health Hut

Located at the southern end of Daydream Island amongst the south end swimming pool precinct. Gilligan's is a gorgeous little beach shack with thatched roof look. Offering delicious smoothies, fresh juices, New Zealand ice creams, sandwiches, chips and cocktails. Gilligan's operating times may change subject to weather conditions.

Lobby Shop

Located in the foyer of the main reception area. The lobby shop offers light snacks such as chips, biscuits, chocolate and soft drinks.

Call & Collect

This catering service is provided by Waterfalls for the Dinner service. Choices are placed and picked up by the guest, meals are provided in take away style.


Facilities Include:

  • 24 hour Reception
  • 3 Outdoor Lagoon Swimming Pools
  • Rejuvenation Spa
  • Restaurants & Bars
  • Cafe
  • Pool Bars (including 1 swim up)
  • Endeavour Wedding Chapel
  • 'Living Coral Reef Aquarium'
  • 2 Saunas
  • 3 Outdoor spas
  • Boutique Gift Store
  • Lobby shop (convenience store)
  • Skippers Kids Club
  • Photo shop
  • Internet kiosk
  • Gymnasium
  • Coin operated laundry facilities
  • Helicopter pad
  • Transit lounge
  • Activities tour desk
  • Concierge service
  • Island chauffeured buggy service
  • Business executive services
  • Babysitting service
  • EFTPOS facilities
  • Medical facilities
  • Open Air Cinema
  • In Room Dining
  • Disabled access facilities

Skippers Kids Club

Daydream Island Resort & Spa has its own Kids Club for children aged 6 weeks to 12 years. Babysitting is also available.

Skippers Kids Club Session Times:

Morning session - 8.00am-12.00pm
Afternoon session - 1.00pm-4.30pm
Evening Session - 6.30pm-9.00pm*
*only operates some nights during school holidays, min. numbers apply*

Please phone Skippers Club for costs.