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How To Choose The Right Busselton Accommodation For Your Family

Finding the right accommodation can be stressful!

Where you choose to stay can make or break the holiday you have waited so long for. Regardless of how long you are staying, you want to make sure that your accommodation matches the needs of you and your family.

If you are planning a well-earned break to the coast in WA, you have so many options to choose from. Driving south from Perth there are so many beautiful beach towns like Mandurah, Bunbury, Busselton, and Dunsborough. Each of these have many different accommodation options for you to enjoy.


Finding Accommodation in Busselton

Busselton is well known for its long jetty, beautiful, sheltered beaches, and seasonal whale watching. Busselton also has a large range of accommodation options from luxury resorts with multiple pools, restaurants and bars, to holiday parks and caravan friendly camping grounds, as well as everything else in between.


Here are a few things you should evaluate as you look for accommodation in a town like Busselton.


Be clear About the Purpose of your Stay

Are you going on holiday or is this a business trip?

Usually, resorts are oriented to people on holiday, that want to have a swim, light the bbq, or play tennis, and so on.  They make it easy to meet new friends and socialise.

Hotels and motels are more suited to short stays and work well for business travellers. They offer more privacy and frequently offer some business functions such as meeting rooms, administration services, and so on.


Make a list of your needs

Make an inventory of who will be coming with you. Ask questions like:

These questions will help you to determine what kind and size accommodation you need.

In general, our advice is to book something that is slightly larger than you think you will need. You might save money by going smaller, but after a while small can become cramped, and tempers can fray.

Be nice to yourself. Whatever your style of accommodation is, when you stay in Busselton, do it well.

And make sure your close to the beach!


Determine Your Budget

Your budget will determine the kind of accommodation that will suit your family the best.

There is no point looking at luxury resorts if you have a caravan or tent budget.

However, some of our best holidays have been in caravans and tents. Holiday Parks are ideal when the kids are old enough to be sociable and play with the people you meet along the way. Life-long friendships are formed, and great adventures are had at holiday parks.

Or, perhaps you are looking for something in the middle.

There is affordable resort accommodation in Busselton at places like Amalfi Resort.

Affordable resort accommodation providers have several advantages over places like motels and hotels that might charge similar rates. They are usually more spacious, with beautiful gardens and recreation areas.


Know What You Want from a Holiday

Some people like to get out and explore the region. They go to a different café for breakfast every morning and a new restaurant every night.

Others like to stay at the resort and enjoy the facilities that are already there.

What amenities and facilities do you expect – and are happy to pay for?

And what do you like to do when on holiday?

Make sure you know what you want and need from your time away, and look for Busselton accommodation that meets your needs.


Consider How You Will Get Around

There are so many ways to enjoy getting around Busselton and the nearby region.

The bus service is excellent. Many resorts offer bicycle hire or drop-off and pick-up services.

There are also beautiful walkways stretching for miles up and down the coast. You can easily bike or walk from your resort all the way into town, with stunning ocean views the whole way.

Perhaps you are going further afield and need a rental.

When you enquire, make sure ask what the options are so that you can plan your holiday as you imagined it to be.


Plan for Events or Special Occasions

Are you coming to Busselton for the Iron Man, or is it a wedding, special birthday, or an anniversary?

Not every accommodation venue will be able to cater to every request.

Ask at the venue you are considering to make sure your expectations are met or surpassed by the accommodation staff.



If you are prepared to do a little research you can go a long way to ensuring you have the perfect holiday.

As with everything, make you ask for what you need or want: if you don’t ask, you’ll never know!


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    15 Earnshaw Road, Busselton, Western Australia
  • Phone:
    1800 262 534

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