Daydream Island Resort & Spa Whitsunday Islands – At just 1.5km long and 800 metres wide, Daydream Island is one of the smallest (and the most accessible) of the Whitsunday islands, which include Hamilton, South Molle, Lindeman and Hook. Daydream Island Resort & Spa may lack the glamour of its more expensive rivals, but it is an affordable option for families. Direct flights from Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne to nearby Hamilton Island plus a regular ferry service from the mainland also make Daydream a good stepping-off point for anyone on a tight schedule. The 1980s decor and buffet meals won’t be to everyone’s taste, but Daydream has a truly impressive range of outdoor activities, plus a very well-run kids’ club. Children will also enjoy the private lagoon, which is stocked with all manner of marine life, including bamboo sharks, barramundi, cod, bream and parrotfish. The aquarium contains a mini reef system, featuring 50 types of coral. The Rejuvenation Spa is well run, with an extensive menu of massages, facials, exfoliations and body treatments. Daydream Island is a bustling, family-friendly Australian resort. If you value some peace and quiet, book a room well away from the pool area, such as an Ocean View Room or one of the suites.