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 many options. Driving south from Perth, you will find beautiful beach resort towns like Mandurah, Bunbury, Busselton, and Dunsborough. Each of these has 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. It also has a wide 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 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, beach resorts are oriented toward holidaymakers who want to swim, light the BBQ, 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:

  • How many people will be going on this holiday?
  • Do you need separate bedrooms?
  • Are there infants or children?
  • Do you want to do activities with your kids, or would you like them to attend a holiday programme?
  • What special needs to you need to consider?
  • Do you need activities for Children?

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

Our advice when booking a Busselton beach resort is to book a multi-room villa 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 accommodation style, when you stay in Busselton, do it well.

And make sure you’re 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 a luxury resort 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?

  • Are you happy doing your own laundry, or do you prefer to get it done for you?
  • Will you make your own bed every day or are you happy for the service team to do it for you?
  • Do you like breakfast in bed?
  • Do you enjoy a communal kitchen, or would you like a kitchenette or even a full kitchen in your own room?

And what do you like to do when on holiday?

  • Do you like to walk everywhere, or do you like to have transport on hand?
  • Are you looking for adventure or are you happy staying pool-side for a few days?
  • Do you like to enjoy the local nightlife, or are you looking for a peaceful and relaxing time to refresh yourself and recoup your energy after a hard year?

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?

  • Do you need access to sport and fitness venues?
  • Would you like roses, champagne, or chocolates on arrival?
  • Perhaps you enjoy being pampered at a spa on this special occasion.

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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