For the last of our stops on our Whitsundays Weddings trip, we headed to the beautiful Daydream Island. Whilst I had visited the island before on a day trip, my experience had been limited to sunbaking near the bronzed mermaid statues, patting a stingray in the large outdoor aquarium, and enjoying happy hour at the swim up bar. Daydream however had so much more to offer so I was excited to explore!
We were taken to view the Daydream Island Rejuvenation Spa which offers naturopathy, aromatherapy, hydrotherapy, massage, and beauty therapies. With 16 treatment rooms, there are Vichy showers and thermal tables, hydrotherapy tubs and steam effusion showers, all of which look gloriously luxurious and relaxing.
The spa would be perfect to host a pre-wedding pamper party with your bridesmaids. From getting your skin glowing to making sure your tootsies are prettified, the Rejuvenation Spa has an endless list of pampering services.
After our tour through the Rejuvenation Spa, we were taken by stretch buggy (complete with wedding ribbon) to view a couple of outdoor ceremony locations as well as my favourite, the Endeavour Wedding Chapel. Floor to ceiling glass is all that lies between your nuptials and the backdrop of the Whitsunday Passage. Not only is it gorgeous, but it’s cleverly designed with inbuilt webcam technology for those who may not be able to witness your vows firsthand.
Post-ceremony you’ll be spoilt for choice with multiple backdrops for photographs located around the island. Having your ceremony and reception in the same location certainly does work well on Daydream Island – I don’t think any guests will mind you taking off for a couple of hours in a setting like this!
Our group continued our tour bypassing some friendly wallabies (okay, perhaps we were a little distracted by their cuteness) before heading to view some of the wedding reception venues on offer. Again, there are multiple outdoor locations (including the South End Cinema), a couple of open-air covered venues (such as the Sunlovers Terrace), and two indoor reception rooms (aptly named after their surrounds). That night we dined on the Spa Balcony – another of the open-air venues – as we watched the sunset. Bliss.
South End Cinema
Daydream Island Room
And after the festivities have died down, and it’s honeymoon time, why not revisit the Rejuvenation Spa for a couple’s treatment in their dual spa baths or treatment rooms? I know I would!
Images provided by Daydream Island Resort and Spa