Pros: The island itself is very pretty. It's close to the mainland, and would be an easy visit by ferry. There are pools and animals for children to look at. Staff was friendly. Food at Mermaids was actually very good!
Cons: The horrible filthy facilities. Bathrooms were mostly "out of order" or overflowing with waste, and those were the ones meant for restaurant use! The lobby facilities were equally as bad. An "out of order" pool, the one with the swim up bar, was disgusting as well, but you had to walk by it to get anywhere at that end of the property.
A side note- $150 for moorings are way more than Hamilton, and of course you don't get the power and water. Makes for an easy choice if stopping by private vessel.
Pros: Loved the location, natural environment, rooms well appointed, fairly laid back environment, many of the staff were dedicated and trying their best.
Cons: Common areas not well maintained, severely under staffed for the peak period, not enough food options or available dining locations, most activities booked out, not much attention to detail, staff a bit disenchanted and disinterested in customer's experience (until it turns into a complaint).
Daydream Island Resort & Spa offers a private beach where you can enjoy the shade from a beach umbrella or relax in a sun lounger, plus you'll have access to onsite sailing, water skiing, and kayaking. 3 outdoor pools provide fun for everyone, while guests in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in massages, body wraps, and aromatherapy. Waterfalls Restaurant, one of 3 restaurants, serves breakfast and dinner. 4 bars/lounges and a marina are other highlights at this luxurious hotel, and rooms offer refrigerators and minibars.