Join us for a Solos Only resort trip to see in the New Year on the beautiful and newly renovated Daydream Island on Australia’s own Great Barrier Reef.
Enjoy this unique holiday on the exquisite Whitsunday Island of Daydream. With a living reef on the island itself and a fringing reef but only a flippers kick away from the beach.
You can daydream the days away in this tropical haven, enjoying the 360 degree breathtaking views.
Enjoy a full day out to Whitehaven Beach, where you can enjoy some of the whitest sand in the world.
Along with your group coordinator, we’ve included four evening meals including resort dining, featuring some of the best of cuisine on the island. Our welcome and farewell dinners are highlight dining experiences plus other fabulous meals are included as part of your package. See in the New Year with your new found friends on this exquisite resort holiday.
Why not wake up in the Whitsundays on this beautiful resort escape?
Travel insurance is a mandatory requirement for joining this holiday and is in addition to the package price.
RESORT PACKAGE PRICES PER PERSON
Pool View - Standard
Ocean View - Standard
Deluxe Ocean Terrace - Standard
SHARE & SAVE
If you are happy to share with a roommate of the same gender, save up from $895 on package prices above that include your own room (not sharing).
Add Extra Time
Consider arriving a day before. The cost of the additional night/s of stay applies. Ask our travel team about this option, and the additional costs.
Welcome to the Whitsundays. Ready for your next 6 days of fun and chilling out on beautiful Daydream Island?
On arriving to Hamilton Island, a transfer from the airport to the Daydream Island resort is included as part of your package. It’s an easy transfer by fast boat between the islands. The rest of the day is at your leisure. In the evening we meet for pre-dinner drinks with your group coordinator, then continue onto our welcome group dinner.
Meals: Welcome Group Dinner
WHITEHAVEN BEACH DAY OUT
After breakfast, we cruise to the pristine shores of Whitehaven Beach. Spend the day chilling out on some of the whitest sand in the world on this beautiful island paradise. Explore Chance Bay or take a walk up to the Hill Inlet lookout, where you can take amazing photos.z
Explore the wonders of Whitehaven Beach on this full day. Beach shades and beach games items will be available throughout the day for you to make the most of your time here. A delicious lunch is included on the beach and cold drinks are available for purchase. Morning and afternoon tea will be served onboard the cruise.
Back on Daydream Island, it’s a relaxed dinner tonight at the resort restaurant.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
RELAX ON DAYDREAM ISLAND
Enjoy a buffet breakfast. Mid morning, meet up with your group for some time on the water. Kayaks or stand up paddle boards, take your pick.
The rest of the day is free to enjoy with whatever takes your fancy. Laze around poolside sipping on cocktails, enjoy a spa treatment (own expense) or join in on one of the resorts many activities on offer.
No set plans for the evening. Your group co ordinator will be on hand to see if you’re up for joining a casual group dinner.
NEW YEAR’S EVE ON DAYDREAM ISLAND
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast this morning. A day of resort leisure or get busy with countless activities at the resort. Tonight, enjoy a special New Years Eve dinner in paradise. We start with a meet up for drinks to launch our evening of celebrations.
Meals: Breakfast, Highlight Dinner
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast this morning, after New Year celebrations.
Today is at leisure or otherwise take an optional tour. (Advance booking required)
There are many optional tours available, including a day at Hamilton Island or a Great Barrier Reef Cruise.
It's our last evening. We meet for pre dinner drinks, followed by our farewell group dinner.
Meals: Breakfast, Farewell 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.
Enjoy your farewell breakfast. Return launch transfers to Hamilton Island are included with your package. Your group co ordinator services will end at 9am, due to flight schedules.
You can opt to extend your stay – ask our travel team at the time of booking about extending your stay.
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 the holidaywill be informed by your group co ordinator
Nights of Stay
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.
DAYDREAM ISLAND RESORT AND SPA, 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.
Room types include:
Pool View: standard room located near the restaurants and central building
Ocean View: superior room with a private balcony overlooking the pool or ocean
Ocean View Terrace: deluxe Room offering an outdoor terrace with ocean views across the Whitsunday Islands.
Hotel descriptions are taken from the hotel website and edited to suit our page.
Arrive to: Hamilton Island, QLD, Australia
Depart from: Hamilton Island, QLD, Australia
The other option is fly to 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 jump on a 30-minute ferry transfer to Daydream.
HOTEL CHECK IN /CHECK OUT TIMES
Consider the hotel check in time on arrival and the hotel check out time on departure.
Late check out can be requested but without payment cannot be guaranteed.
There are two local airports to choose from.
Hamilton Island Airport (HTI) – also known as the Great Barrier Reef Airport – has direct flights from Cairns, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. From there, it’s just a 30-minute ferry transfer to Daydream.
The second option is 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 jump on a 30-minute ferry transfer to Daydream. The land transfer from the airport to Airlie Beach to meet the boat transfer is not included in the package.
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 in to Hamilton Island Airport, you’ll find the Cruise Whitsundays check-in counter in the baggage collection area opposite the carousels.
For more information and the full ferry schedule, please visit: https://www.cruisewhitsundays.com/transfers/
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
This resort experience is exclusively for solo travellers. It’s regular that resort groups can range from 14 to 55 travellers.
It’s more common that the group size for this age group would be between 12 – 22 people.
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 a disabled room cannot be guaranteed and is on a request basis only.
ABOUT THE MEALS
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.
This itinerary includes 4 dinners of high quality, including fine dining, and a New Year’s Eve dinner.
GROUP CO ORDINATOR
This is a private group resort experience with a Group Coordinator. Your group coordinator is there to assist with group arrangements and to act as the liaison for all tour services. The group coordinator services will commence from 5pm on day 1 until 11am on the final day. Please note, they are not a tour guide.
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 a cruise day out to Whitehaven beach on the water.
LUGGAGE INFORMATION AND RESTRICTIONS
Porterage of your main luggage is included at the hotel on arrival and departure.
ABOUT MOBILE PHONE USE / INTERNET
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.
Many hotels these days offer WiFi—some for free, others for a modest fee.
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.