Trio of awards for Daydream
DAYDREAM Island Resort and Spa has emerged as one of the biggest winners at the 2013 Whitsunday Tourism Awards after scoring a hat trick of awards.
The night was again a hit with the tourism industry coming together on Saturday night to celebrate excellence in the industry at the masquerade themed event hosted by Whitsunday Sailing Club.
Dressed in their best frocks, suits and masks, 230 guests wined and dined to celebrate Whitsunday tourism’s best and acknoweldge the positive contributions made by a number of individuals and organisations.
The resort took out the Best Tourist Attraction for the Living Reef - one of the world’s largest man-made living lagoons, best Deluxe Accommodation and the People’s Choice categories.
It is the second year in a row Daydream Island has taken out the Deluxe Accommodation category.
Daydream Island Resort and Spa CEO Phil Casey said the Daydream experience is always evolving and they were very excited to be recognised in three categories of the Whitsundays Tourism Awards.
“These awards reflect the hard work resort manager Warren McCorriston and the entire team put in to ensure we offer the very best experiences, from our Living Reef Lagoon to our pampering Rejuvenation Spa, extensive list of activities and more,” he said.
“We are particularly thrilled to again win the Deluxe Accommodation category which is recognition of the high room standard we offer, exceptional service and attention to detail for guests. Daydream Island has enjoyed a very successful 2013 and we look forward to contesting the Queensland Tourism Awards next month.”
Located in Queensland’s tropical Whitsundays in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, the award-winning resort features 296 rooms and suites, a great selection of restaurants and bars, lagoon swimming pools and a fringing coral reef to explore.
Daydream’s award-winning 2,650sqm Living Reef is one of the world’s largest man-made living lagoons - home to more than 115 species of fish and 80 coral species native to the Great Barrier Reef.
Its star attractions include brother and sister leopard rays Hansel and Gretel, brown stingrays Pikelet and Pancake, female black tip reef sharks Cookie and Nibble, white spot mangrove rays Bill and Barb and black shovelnose ray, Jack.
Guided by Living Reef biologists, visitors can take part in fish and shark feeding shows or programs like the Stingray Splash, where guests walk knee-deep into the Living Reef and hand-feed and pat de- barbed stingrays.
Daydream also offers the Rejuvenation Spa, which offers health and beauty treatments designed to pamper and reinvigorate the mind, body and soul, along with over 20 free guest activities such as kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, minigolf and an open air cinema.
The Whitsunday Tourism Awards aim to recognise growth in tourism products and services as well as sustainable economic and social benefits that flow from a booming tourism industry.
GREAT ACHIEVEMENT: Daydream Island team Trenton Brennan, Rita Matic, Aimee Cameron, Jennifer Croft, Emma Scarrott, Warren McCorriston and James Ashley were presented with their third award of the evening, the People's Choice award, at the Whitsunday Tourism Awards on Saturday at the Whitsunday Sailing Club.