Our day started at Shute Harbour where we hopped onboard our boat for the day. We were given morning tea before our first stop.
We cruised past Hamilton Island on the way to our first stop of Whitehaven Beach. The sand on this beach is so amazingly white it's easy to see why it's one of the best beaches in the world. We were able to spend a couple of hours here, walking the beautiful beach, playing beach sports and discovering some of the local wildlife. The kids had a ball, although no swimming went on (the water was really cold, it is still winter after all).
Having a couple of hours here was perfect, enough time to soak up the beautiful surroundings but not enough time to get bored.
When we got back on the boat we headed to Daydream Island Resort.
We had a couple of hours at the resort so we spent time wandering around and looking at what was on offer. We walked to the point and had our photos taken with the mermaids and enjoyed a drink by the beach. We also saw kangaroos on the beach which I was not expecting at all.
The kids swam (although the pools are not heated and the water was freezing!). We didn't get to play the putt putt but apparently it is really good on Daydream.
*I forgot to mention that we travel with our own snorkelling gear but you don't need to, they supply it all on the boat, as well as sporting equipment to play with on the beach and life jackets for the kids. It wasn't stinger season when we travelled but when it is they provide stinger suits too.