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Hat trick of awards for Daydream Island

October 24, 2013 Accolades No Comments Email Email

aerial_north-SBDaydream Island Resort and Spa has emerged as one of the biggest winners at the Whitsunday Tourism Awards 2013 after scoring a hat trick of awards.

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 in the awards which were held on Saturday.

It is the second year in a row Daydream Island has taken out the Deluxe Accommodation category.

“The Daydream experience is always evolving and we are very excited to be recognised in three categories of the Whitsundays Tourism Awards,” Daydream Island Resort and Spa CEO Phil Casey said.

“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.

parasail_new2“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, mini-golf 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.

In another hat trick of victories, Daydream Island recently ranked as one of the top resorts for families in Australia for the third year in a row in a national survey coordinated by family travel magazine Holidays with Kids.

It also took out Best Hotel/Resort Spa Australasia 2013 for its Rejuvenation Spa in the Pevonia Botanica Awards which were held last month.

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