We’ve compiled this list of best family accommodation in South West WA quite simply because we love to swim on our holidays. Whether it is a short weekend getaway or longer vacation an indoor pool in the winter months is ideal. For those unfamiliar “WA” stands for Western Australia.
So, we thought families who are looking for a winter escape will appreciate this handy guide to where they can stay in the South West, with an indoor heated pool, and therefore swim in the cooler months. Some of these hotels are coincidentally the best family accommodation in South West WA -full stop.
With many of these places having winter sales like pay for 2, and stay for 3, or kids stay free, a mid-winter family getaway for Western Australia families is quite affordable!
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Busselton Family Accommodation options are varied and it especially has some amazing caravan parks that have taken camping and caravaning to a new level! They have kid’s playgrounds, jumping pillows and even water slides (for summer months). For the point of this blog post, they also have heated pools which have included them on this list.
Famous for its outdoor striped slide, the Mandalay Holiday resort is also a fantastic option for a winter getaway, offering an indoor solar heated pool, there is also a jumping pillow and playground. With a range of different accommodation types friends rave about their stays here, and the only reason we haven’t yet – is that it is always booked out!
With a massive foyer and a grandiose reception, Abbey Beach Resort certainly looks like it is Luxury accommodation. In reality, it is a very well maintained, rather quiet timeshare apartment block. Apartments are huge, with self-contained kitchens and even a spa. We spent most of our time here in the huge indoor swimming pool, and sauna. There is a Playground and tennis courts and this is a quality place to stay, with easy access to the beach.
Another favourite resort style hotel in this area, though a bit older, is the Broadwater Resort which offers hotel rooms, apartments with kitchenettes, or villas with fully equipped kitchens. Their indoor pool was absolutely fantastic and the overall resort has a very family friendly feel, although it is a little older in style than the Abbey Beach Resort.
This caravan park offers campsites, caravan sites right through to a range of quality self-contained cabins and villas. For sure, the Luxury Spa Villas and Jacuzzi Bungalows sound fabulous for a few days away! They have a new splash and play zone that includes a heated swimming pool with dedicated toddler’s pool. In summer, there is an outside water play zone.
Offering self-contained villas, Amalfi resort states it is understated and for the budget conscious, though it comes in at a similar price range of the others in the Busselton area. It is on the same strip of Geographe Bay as the above two caravan parks. It has an outdoor heated swimming pool (which might be a problem in the heart of winter). They offer winter deals like Stay 3, and Pay 2.
Margaret River Area
Margaret River family accommodation options are endless, with every type of resort, farm stay, luxury camping or simply hotel available. We’ve discovered fewer hotels offer heated pools though, which for us is a vital element of our weekend winter getaways. If we’ve missed a heated pool in the Margaret River area, please do write and let us know!
This is a truly luxurious hotel located in the Margaret River Wine Region and offers complimentary kids club activities – in season! It has an outdoor heated infinity-edge swimming pool with Pool Bar, which is open seasonally so it is worth checking whether it will be open prior to your booking!
The views of this hotel are truly 5 star, and even though the hotel has been recently refurbished you really get the feeling that this was once a truly spectacular place to stay. The indoor pool is second to none, and has views of the Lighthouse which is over the road. The restaurant has views across the ocean and the twinkling lights of Bunbury. The rooms themselves are fairly small and hotel like but the overall feeling for this hotel is – fun!
Atrium Hotel Mandurah – Heated Pool Bonus!
While technically not in the South West, Mandurah is still far away from Perth to make a great staycation or weekend getaway! Mid-winter we had a great overnight stay at the Atrium Hotel Mandurah, specifically for its’ heated pool. We were not the only family with this idea – 3 other groups were doing the same thing and with a pile of kids of the same age in the pool it almost felt like a resort.
While the overall hotel feels a bit dated, the rooms are spacious with catering facilities and perfectly sufficient for the average family looking to getaway.
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