Solos Only



For independent solo travellers that love to travel, but not alone.

Join our Solos Only resort group, on the beautiful Daydream Island, The Whitsundays, Queensland.

You can daydream the days away in this tropical haven, enjoying the 360 degree breathtaking views.  With a living reef on the island, 3 restaurants, resort pools, a swim-up pool bar, along with the islands major overhaul and all new look, this is the ideal short escape.

Your stay includes the thrill of a day out to the incredible Whitehaven Beach, where you can enjoy some of the whitest sand in the world. Ride, beach, snorkel and bushwalk…all in one day!  Ocean Rafting’s Southern Lights tour offers the perfect Whitehaven Beach tour, visiting both ends of the world famous beach and enjoying relaxing at the southern end of the 7km stretch of Whitehaven Beach.

We’ve included evening resort dining at the various restaurants. You’ll have the perks of joining in for some group dinners and hanging out with your new buddies in our resort escape group for pre dinner drinks or whatever takes your fancy.

There’s no better time to take a break, and wake up in the Whitsundays on this beautiful resort escape?

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'An awesome trip to a beautiful part of Australia, with fabulous company. With everything organised for us, I could truly sit back and relax. The hardest decision to make each day was whether to go for a swim or read a book!'

Emily, 38 years, VIC

'Love you guys!!!! Amazing job! Absolutely outstanding and will sing your praises!! Fabulous! Can’t wait for the next.'

Janae, 45 years, QLD


  • 4 nights resort stay at Daydream Island
  • Daily full buffet breakfast
  • 1 lunch (included with our excursion)
  • 4 resort dinners
  • A full day ‘Ocean Rafting Southern Lights’ excursion to beautiful Whitehaven beach
  • Complimentary use of hotel gymnasium during your stay
  • Complimentary in-room and resort wide internet access
  • Airport to resort launch transfer on arrival & departure from Hamilton Island, or from the port of Airlie Beach #

    # included for all days of arrival given that if you book to extend your stay, nights of stay are booked with us as part of your package.

Travel insurance is a mandatory requirement for joining this holiday and is in addition to the package price.

Not included: 

  • Airfares (unless requested)
  • Travel insurance
  • Excess baggage
  • Visa fees
  • Any tips 
  • Meals and beverages not specified on itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry & medical expenses
  • Incidental expenses such as taxi fares, telecommunications

Departure Dates for this tour

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19-23 OCT 21
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AUD2075 own room



Resort Room Package 


Superior Pool View Room Package 


Superior Ocean View Room Package 


Deluxe Ocean Terrace Room Package 


Arrival & Departure Transfer (from Hamilton Island Airport or Airlie Beach Ferry terminal)



Sharing is offered in the Superior Pool View room and offers a saving of $645 on package price with your own room. Sharing is subject to availability of a roommate match.



RESORT ROOM including breakfast


SUPERIOR POOL VIEW ROOM including breakfast


SUPERIOR OCEAN VIEW ROOM including breakfast


DELUXE OCEAN TERRACE ROOM including breakfast


Trip Code: ddi21-10



  • Enjoy the newly refurbished Daydream Island Resort and Spa
  • The Ocean Rafting Southern Lights Tour to Whitehaven Beach (valued at $193)
  • Different dining each evening
  • Experience the beautiful Whitsunday Islands
  • Escape for a break

Consider arriving a day before and/or extending your stay at the end.  The cost of the additional night/s of stay applies. Ask our travel team about this option, and the additional costs.


Arrive To The Whitsundays. Transfer To Daydream Island

On arrival to Hamilton Island, collect your luggage and pick up your boat transfer voucher to Daydream Island*. The transfer desk is at the luggage arrival point, and the boat transfer pier is at the airport. It’s a short transfer between Hamilton and Daydream Island by fast ferry (between 30-40 minutes).  The day is at your leisure. In the evening meet for pre dinner drinks then onto our group welcome dinner.

** return boat transfer included with your package.  You can also opt to transfer from the port of Airlie Beach – please advise at time of booking, or not later than 60 days prior to your travel date.

All drinks at your own cost for all pre dinner drink meetups


Whitehaven Beach ‘Ocean Rafting’ Southern Lights Tour Today you’re off to Whitehaven Beach! 

Ride, beach, snorkel and bushwalk…all in one day!  Ocean Rafting’s Southern Lights tour offers the perfect Whitehaven Beach tour, visiting both ends of the world famous beach and enjoying approximately two hours relaxing at the southern end of the 7km stretch of Whitehaven Beach.

At the northern end of Whitehaven Beach, enjoy a guided bushwalk to spectacular Hill Inlet Lookout to view and capture photographs of the stunning swirling silica sands and aqua water.  Ocean Rafting is the only tour to have direct access to all areas of the stunning and iconic Hill Inlet beach to ensure you enjoy the most memorable experience of this special place. Snorkel for over an hour at Border Island, Dumbell Island, or one of our “secret” snorkel spots and enjoy the amazing hard and soft corals of the fringing reefs, as well as a huge range of marine life including colourful fish, turtles, clams and so much more, all of which call the inner coral reefs home.

Lunch day is a tropical buffet with a selection of rolls and wraps, a variety of salads, fresh fruits, and lamingtons with vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options included.

Ocean Rafting has the fastest day boats in the Whitsundays, meaning it is not only an adventurous ride, but distances are covered in a shorter time, leaving more time for activities. The semi rigid inflatable vessels are super fast – it’s a fun ride, adventure and education amongst the natural beauty of the Whitsundays.

Around 4pm we are back at Daydream Island, time to refresh before dinner tonight

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 


Daydream Island 

Enjoy breakfast at Graze. It’s a great day from some watersports – take out double kayaks or give the paddleboards a go. And for the more adventurous, the option to organise a guided jet ski island tour. You’ve got the day of resort relaxing ahead.  Enjoy a spa treatment (own expense) or kick back poolside.   There’s a trivia or bingo meetup this afternoon…the perfect end to a day on the island. As sunset approaches, you may like to slip down to the other side of the island, to Lover’s Cove – the island’s cool little popup afternoon bar for sunset on the deck.  Tonight, dinner together at one of the resorts restaurants. 

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4 

Daydream Island 

Enjoy breakfast at Graze.  A day of resort leisure or get busy with countless activities at the resort.  Tonight, meet at the bar at Infinity and enjoy the view over the water and resort pools before dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

TIP: If you have an early check-out tomorrow, ask for a copy of your room account today and check it.  Also, settle your account before retiring for the evening. 


Daydream Island – Transfer To Airport

Enjoy your farewell breakfast. Return launch transfers to Hamilton Island are included with your package.  Pick up your transfer voucher on your day of departure from the resort’s activities desk.

Itineraries may be subject to change, due to circumstances outside of our control. If there is any itinerary change prior to departure of significance we aim to inform you prior to travel.  Itinerary changes while on tour will be informed by your tour leader/guide while on tour.

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Hotel Name

Nights of Stay

Daydream Island

Daydream Island Resort & Spa


Hotels may be subject to change, due to circumstances outside of our control. Should this occur, a hotel of a similar standard will be provided.

Room Types
Standard room: located near the restaurants and central building with windows (not balcony)
Superior Pool View: superior room located near the restaurants and central building with view to pools and balcony
Superior Ocean View:  superior room with a private balcony overlooking the pool or ocean 
Deluxe Ocean View Terrace: deluxe Room offering an outdoor terrace with ocean views across the Whitsunday Islands



Following an extensive redevelopment Daydream Island resort now offers 277 refurbished modern rooms and suites with the choice of interconnecting rooms for families and special access rooms. The island has a revitalised pool landscape allowing you to swim and enjoy unparalleled views across the Whitsundays. The swimming hub is complemented by a poolside bar inclusive of a new burger concept.  

The Living Reef, also makes its return to the island in an even bigger and better capacity than before, with the free form coral lagoon wrapping 200m around the central building and holding over 1.5 million litres of water. Join the team of marine biologists and over 100 species of marine fish, rays, coral and invertebrates such as starfish, sea cucumbers and crabs.

Standard Room
Conveniently located near our restaurants and central building and featuring views out to the resort. Available with one king bed or two queen beds our lead in rooms are conveniently located close to the central Atrium building. At 36m2 the new contemporary room with relaxed tones is spacious and features views out to the resort through windows that offer an abundance of natural light.  The bathroom contains a shower over the bath.

Superior Pool View
Walk through sliding doors onto your private balcony, and take in one of three aspects –pool view. Available with one king bed or two queen beds our main room type has 3 different aspects to chose from – Poolside, Pool View or Ocean View.  At 36m2 the new light filled, contemporary room with relaxed tones is spacious and features sliding doors that open onto a balcony of varying sizes. The bathroom contains a shower over the bath.

Superior Ocean View
Available with one king bed or two queen beds our main room type with view to the ocean. At 36m2 the new light filled, contemporary room with relaxed tones is spacious and features sliding doors that open onto a balcony of varying sizes. The bathroom contains a shower over the bath. 

Deluxe Ocean View Terrace
Enjoy ocean views looking out to the Whitsunday Islands, from your large and fully-furnished outdoor terrace. Located in the exclusive Driftwood Wing. Facing directly out over the ocean towards the Whitsunday Islands these rooms are located on the eastern side of the Driftwood Wing on Levels G, 1 and 2.  At 36m2 the new light filled, contemporary room with relaxed tones is spacious and features sliding doors that open onto a large terrace with outdoor furniture. The bathroom contains a walk in shower. 


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Eco friendly amenities from Biology which are Australian made and free from harmful chemicals. 
  • Pay movies and a range of complimentary TV channels are also available.

Hotel descriptions are taken from the hotel website and edited to suit our page.

More About Accommodation


Starts In: Hamilton Island, QLD, Australia
Ends In: Hamilton Island, QLD, Australia 

Start and end destinations are the travel points to arrive to and depart from to join your holiday. There is the other option to fly into Proserpine Airport (PPP), also known as the Whitsunday Coast Airport. From there, it’s a scenic 40km drive to Port of Airlie, where you can then meet the 30-minute ferry transfer to Daydream. 

There is an additional cost to transfer by road between Proserpine Airport and Airlie Beach and this is by your own arrangement. Visit Whitsunday Transit website to book your airport transfer to/from Port of Airlie.

First Day Information
Arrival day commences with a pre dinner group meet up, followed by a group dinner

Final Day Information
There are no scheduled activities. After breakfast the trip comes to a close by the hotel check out time. An airport transfer is included to meet your departure flight from Hamilton Island, or return to Airlie Beach.

Hotel Check In/Out Times

Consider the hotel check in time on arrival and the hotel check out time on departure. If you arrive prior to the check in time, the hotel will store your luggage until the check in time and can also store your luggage until you are ready to depart for your onward journey.

Hotel check is from 2PM. Hotel check out is by 10AM.
Late check out can be requested but without payment cannot be guaranteed.


On Arrival To Hamilton Island
Collect your luggage from the luggage carousel in the baggage claim area.

Launch transfers from Hamilton Island to Daydream Island are included.

The ferry ride to Daydream Island is a joy in itself. The schedule’s timed to coincide with arriving and departing flights, so it won’t be long until you’re enjoying panoramic views of the Whitsunday Islands, aboard Cruise Whitsundays’ modern vessels. 

If you’re flying into Hamilton Island Airport, you’ll find the Cruise Whitsundays check-in counter in the baggage collection area opposite the carousels. This is where you collect your transfer voucher that we have prearranged as part of your package.

The ferry departs from the ferry wharf by the airport.

Port of Airlie, Airlie Beach Transfers
There is the option to fly to The Whitsundays Coast Airport at Proserpine (PPP) then make your way by road to the Port of Airlie to meet the transfer from Airlie Beach to Daydream Island.

Ferry check in closes 30 minutes prior to your departure time. Please note luggage check-in closes 15 minutes before departure.

The transfer departs from our Maritime Terminal at 24 The Cove Road, Port of Airlie, Airlie Beach. The terminal features convenient airport style check-in and baggage conveyor belts, a large café with indoor and outdoor eating areas, a gift shop and comfortable seated waiting areas. Upon booking, you will be given a day cruise departure time. Check in is 30-40 minutes prior to your departure time.

For more information and the full ferry schedule, please visit: https://www.cruisewhitsundays.com/transfers/

Parking at Airlie Beach
Refer to https://www.whitsundayparking.com.au/ 


We are able to provide flight advice and booking services for domestic airfares. A small service fee applies, due in advance. 

Government regulations for the destination may require pre travel registration for entry. This can be for state or international borders. Travellers must check these requirements prior to their departure from home. As a general guide, we recommend doing this at least 7 days prior to travel and again at 3 days prior to travel. It is also prudent to check on the day of travel. Regulations can change without notice. 

Travellers arriving from outside Australia must check Australian government regulations for entering Australia. It is the responsibility of travellers to make sure they have the correct travel documentation to visit Australia. 

If travelling/joining from outside your home country, most countries require visitors to hold a valid passport with a minimum of 6 months validity from your return date to your home country. Ensure you have at least two blank pages in your passport.

Always check your destination country for their Customs policies for prohibited or restricted items. Products or legal medications in your country may not always be permitted in other countries.



Read on for other key trip information that you should know before you decide on joining the group.

If this trip seems right for you then we encourage you to book early and secure your place with a deposit.  Tour space is limited. Also, many services on this tour must be booked well in advance. To ensure your place, please check trip availability at your earliest convenience

Our resort escape group sizes vary. The more the merrier for our resort escapes and the maximum group size of 38 people is indicative only.  For regular groups unaffected by COVID-19 events, it’s more common that the group size is between 24 – 38 people. There will be other guests at the resort, not part of our group. If there are COVID-19 travel bans the group size would be smaller.

You are welcome to join with a friend, but couples do not join this tour.

THE PACE  [1 out of 5]
The itinerary for this package is leisurely. There are many options to add in activities including sporting activities like reef days out, visits to other Islands or spa packages.  Any request for special room arrangements such as an accessible room cannot be guaranteed and is on a request basis only.
Some activities may not be suitable for travellers with mobility issues and/or low fitness levels.  If unsure about your suitability for the trip please contact us to seek further advice.  If you have below average fitness please check with our Travel Team about suitability for joining the excursions.

When you book your holiday with us you are required to answer some fitness questions. There may be requirements to have your doctor complete a Fit To Travel form based on your answers.

It’s regular that our trips include welcome dinners and farewell dinners for our groups. In addition, we include other group dining experiences to ensure that everyone can enjoy the benefit of travelling and dining as a group.  There’s nothing better than to share a meal with new friends and discuss the day’s adventures.

On the first evening a local island host will meet the group fo pre dinner drinks but otherwise your stay on the island is unhosted.
Our ‘Freedom Escapes’ are a rejig of our long-standing resort packages. The point of difference to other resort trips is that
they’re not fully hosted. You’ll still have the laughs, the chill time and outings to enjoy together and of course, sharing meal time.
Freedom Escapes suit an independent solo traveller that values ‘me time’ and enjoys the perks of sharing dinner time, and
activities with others.

Arrival and departure transfers are arranged as part of your group package given that you are transferring between Hamilton Island and Daydream Island.
There is day out by boat Whitehaven beach and Hill Inlet.

Porterage of your main luggage is included at the hotel on arrival and departure.

Wifi is readily available on Daydream Island Resort and Spa.

You may like to purchase a prepaid sim card to take with you while travelling. Otherwise, ask your phone provider about International Roaming packages/offers for your mobile phone.  SIM cards or international roaming packages can be good options to keep in touch with friends and family back home.  Be sure the sim card you purchase will cover all the countries you are travelling to. 

If you don’t already use this service, we recommend downloading this application also. It’s a mobile phone App that offers fast, simple, secure messaging and calling for free (data charges may apply – ask your phone provider). As a general indication, for many of our tours, our guides use WhatsApp to communicate with the group.


'An awesome trip to a beautiful part of Australia, with fabulous company. With everything organised for us, I could truly sit back and relax. The hardest decision to make each day was whether to go for a swim or read a book!'

Emily, 38 years, VIC

'Love you guys!!!! Amazing job! Absolutely outstanding and will sing your praises!! Fabulous! Can’t wait for the next.'

Janae, 45 years, QLD

'I would highly recommend travelling with Encounter Traveller if you are a solo traveller but wanting company for some of your holiday. Everything was well organised and I would highly recommend.'

Maria, 48 years, QLD
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