We have just returned from 7 nights on one of the most relaxing family holidays ever. Daydream Island is great. Yes the food and beverages are a little expensive but you have to remember you are on an island and you are supporting daydream so the island survives, if more people opted to travel to Australian islands instead of overseas to fiji or bali then the prices would drop a little. We travelled with a 4 year old and a 2 year old both had a fantastic time there was lots of things to do for children on the island, there is a huge playground at one end of the island, the bakery did a fantastic milkshake for kids, of course there was lots of different pools to try out and our main hightlight was the living reef. We took our kids on the guided fish feeding tour and it was brilliant where else in the world can you hold a baby shark and feed and pat huge stingrays it was a major highlight and we really enjoyed this as a family.
The island is very kid friendly the meals at Mermaids where fantastic for children (not all deep fried like most places) the adults meals where very good not sure what other reviews are saying but the food was not average infact it was close to 5 star and the staff where very efficient. The Tavern was more like a pub meal but that was described in all the brochures, as we did go in low season not everything was open so we tended to go to Mermaids most nights. The call and collect menu I agree wasn't the best menu we did it one night as we where tired but that's really what it is for.
My only gripe was the lack of things for children to eat at lunchtime as my kids have daytime sleeps I couldnt take them out to eat at mermaids so the only real option was the bakery which served pies,sausage rolls .. splashes pool bar did do a light lunch but only sold fairy bread as an option for kids lunches but apart from that I really can't complain.
I also had one of the best massages of my life in the spa and rejuvenation it was amazing.
Lovers cove was also fantastic although we didn't snorkel my kids could fish feed right off the shore and we had many large and small colourful fish come to the service to be feed which was a real treat for them.
All the staff where so helpful and polite on daydream island and always went out of there way. We all really hope to return one day soon.
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