Review of Resort and Hotel Accommodation in Busselton

There are so many accommodation options in Busselton, a city right on the beach down near the southern-most tip of Western Australia.

Busselton is known for it’s beautiful, sheltered beaches, trhe amazing 1.8km long jetty, and the humpback whales that visit every year. It is located in the wonderful Margaret River wine region, and has been voted Western Australia’s Top Tourism Town twice. 

So where should you stay if you come to Busselton? In this blog we will review some of the the hotel accommodation options in Busselton, as well as Busselton’s best resort accommodation options.

1) Luxury Accommodation in Busselton

Let’s begin at the high end of the scale, with resorts that include all of the amenities expected when money is no issue.

In their own words, Aqua Resort provides discerning guests with understated 5 star luxury accommodation

The resort is located on the shores of the Geographe Bay in the beautiful South West of Western Australia, at the gateway of the renowned Margaret River Wine Region. It is only a short drive away from Busselton, Dunsborough and Margaret River.

Nestled in eight and a half acres of mature peppermint woodlands and stunningly landscaped gardens, it  offers luxury beachfront accommodation with direct beach access. Capturing the quintessential spirit of the Australian beach house holiday, the resort provides uncompromising privacy and the very best of contemporary indoor and outdoor living.

With a choice of 1 to 5 bedroom Self-contained Beach Houses, many with their own private heated plunge pool, the resort can accommodate the largest of family gatherings through to the most intimate of getaways. 

Facilities include:

Swimming Pool
Located just metres from the beach is an inviting 25 metre infinity pool with waterfall edge, solar heated for your comfort. Complete with umbrellas and sun lounges poolside, you can relax while soaking up the beautiful vista and temperate climate. Open between 8am until sunset.

Outdoor Spa and Steam Room
Along side the lap pool is a heated spa, situated to make the most of the beachfront views. Only a few steps away is the steam room. Guests also have access to the outdoor showers with hot and cold water and toilets.

Tennis Court
A full size tennis court with state of the art synthetic turf is available for guest use. Tennis equipment is available free of charge if you forget to pack your own.

Work out in our well equipped air-conditioned gymnasium while enjoying ocean views to Cape Naturaliste through the floor to ceiling windows. Open between 8am until sunset.

Landscaped Gardens
Enjoy the ambience of our beautiful landscaped gardens set amongst groves of mature Peppermint trees and a boardwalk that leads to the beach and expansive lawn area.

Western Ring Tail Possums
The Western Ring Tail Possums are endemic to the South West of the region and are protected by legislation. If you hear noises in the night, chances are it is a possum! So bring your torch and enjoy an evening spot the locals.

Absolute Beach Frontage
With direct beach access to the calm waters of Geographe Bay spend a day on the white sandy beach, swim in the pristine water, then rinse off at our beachfront shower before heading back to your Beach House accommodation.

Bike Hire
Hire a bike and cycle along the beachfront pathway to the Busselton Jetty and town centre. The resort has two adult bikes available for our guests to hire. Helmets and bike lock provided. FULL DAY $25. If you’re in need of a few extra bikes, or require children’s bikes we recommend our friends at Busselton Bike Hire who will deliver and collect from the resort. Please refer to their website for prices.

Stand Up Paddle Boards
Sheltered within Geographe Bay, the beach at the front of Aqua is perfect for some stand up paddle board fun. The resort has two boards available for our guests to hire. Please contact our reception to book. Full day hire = $30 per board.

Pilates and Yoga Classes
During selected school holidays, the team at Wellgevity visit the resort offering complimentary Yoga, Pilates and kids stretch and movement classes for all Aqua guests. Suitable for all fitness levels. Make sure to ask our friendly reception staff upon arrival about class times. All gear is supplied, just bring your own towel.

Boat Moorings
For those summer days out on the bay, we have three boat moorings located directly out the front of Aqua available for guests to utilise. Bookings are essential and cost is only $25 per day.

Wireless Internet
Complimentary WiFi is available in all Beach Houses and throughout the resort.

Abbey Beach resort is the largest resort in the Margaret River region. They offer deluxe 4.5 star Busselton accommodation in a resort setting, located directly on the white sandy beaches and blue waters of Geographe Bay.

When you stay at the resort you will experience Busselton like no other, with full resort facilities and a range of accommodation options to suit all types travellers from full contained serviced apartments to studio spa suites.

Facilities include:

Two Restaurants & Three Bars
From early morning to late night Reflections Restaurant, Atrium Restaurant and the bars are a central spot to relax and enjoy together. Throughout the day & evening we serve fresh and tasty delights & drinks.

Events At The Resort
Check out Christmas Day Lunch and New Year’s Eve Dinner or our Weekday Dinner Specials and much more.

Swimming Pools
The resort features two outdoor swimming pools, one 25m indoor heated swimming pool with children’s wading pool.

Health & Exercise
Complete your workout at the the gym followed by a relaxing sauna detox. Then later on you can enjoy the tennis courts or squash court. You also have the options for mountain bike hire, bocce & cricket sets available (free of charge), and wave skis hire (free of charge).

Deals & Packages
Treat yourself to a little something more during your next stay with us. Indulge is an package and take advantage of the resort’s unique location – the Margaret River Region.

Your dream ceremony location awaits within the green grounds of Abbey Beach Resort, offering a range of event spaces for weddings of all sizes.

Meetings & Conferences
With up to 10 function spaces to choose to host your board meeting to multi-day conference your options are extensive. Abbey Beach resort offers personal service and delicious cuisine.

Paul Dowe Gallery
Artist In Residence

Offering Luxury 4 star accommodation, the Bayview Geographe Resort is surrounded by whispering peppermint trees and fringed by the white sand shores of Geographe Bay.

Whether you’re planning a romantic honeymoon in Western Australia or travelling with friends, there are 1,000 ways to spend your days at their Busselton beach resort. Take a peaceful stroll through beautifully tended gardens or enjoy some sporting action on the resort tennis, basketball and beach volleyball courts.

It’s only a few steps to the beach, where you can swim, snorkel, sunbathe or simply enjoy the endless Indian Ocean views. Children are welcome at the heated indoor pool, while kids’ club activities keep little ones entertained during school holidays.

Facilities include:

Spinnakers Restaurant
With its al fresco terrace and family-friendly menu, Spinnakers restaurant mirrors the laid-back atmosphere of the Resort.

Indoor Pool
A heated, family-friendly alternative to swimming in the nearby sea. Open daily from 7 AM to 8 PM, the heated indoor pool provides a year-round alternative to the natural swimming beaches of Geographe Bay.

Sports Facilities
Active days in the sun with everything from beach volleyball to mini golf. Walk through the hotel grounds to discover different sports facilities suitable for all ages. You can host a family doubles tournament on one of our 2 tennis courts or spend the afternoon shooting hoops on the half basketball court. A game of beach volleyball provides an alternative to sunbathing or swimming, and the hotel is also one of the best places to play mini golf in Busselton.

2) Affordable Resort Accommodation in Busselton. 

Broadwater Resort

Leading the way in affordable range, Amalfi Resort in Busselton take pride in offering the best and most affordable 4 star beach resort accommodation, providing the perfect base for your holiday in Western Australia.

Their delightful 4 star resort, offering self-contained accommodation, is conveniently located in West Busselton just off the Bussell Highway in Earnshaw Road. It has a tranquil setting with shady trees for those hot summer days and the sweet perfume of lavender & rosemary bushes bordering the gardens.

At Amalfi Resort you have a range of accommodation options including 1, 2 or 3 bedroom fully self-contained Villas. Accommodation options include fully Self-contained Deluxe and Poolside Villas, each with either a balcony or courtyard. Each villa has one free car park and free Wifi is available.

Amalfi’s villa accommodation is unique in Busselton, utilising stone and iron together to conjure images from across our great nation.

Amalfi Resort in Busselton is a favourite for families who return year after year to enjoy our beautiful accommodation, large clean villas, and our wonderful facilities – the kids are happy for hours so the parents can relax!

Meet new families and relax at our BBQ, soak in the pool, or remind the kids why they still can’t bet you at tennis!

Facilities include:

Outdoor Pool & Spa
Amalfi Resort’s outdoor heated pool is heated all year round to 27 degrees and the outdoor Spa Pool to 36 degrees. Sun lounges and a grassed area are provided for you to soak up the sun. For the Children there is a wading pool.

Guest BBQ Facilities
Portable BBQs can be hired and enjoyed at your own Villa for $10 per day or $25 for the week.

Why not come and enjoy Amalfi’s open BBQ facility near the outdoor pool. Meet new families and make new friends by the pool!

Amalfi Resort has a Full Size Tennis Court. Guests have complimentary access to the resort tennis court. It is a good idea to book a time slot in the busier periods.

Bike Hire
Amalfi can arrange to have bikes dropped off to your door and collected for your convenience.  Cycle along Geographe Bay to the iconic Busselton Jetty & Underwater Observatory.

Games & Books
Looking for a quiet read or wanting to play games with the family? We have a supply of books and games for you to choose from.

Broadwater Resort

Broadwater Resort offers 3.5 star accommodation in Busselton. The resort is located at the gateway to the famous Margaret River, and offers a range of hotel-style or fully self-contained Busselton accommodation options for family holidays, romantic getaways, business meetings or conferences.

Broadwater Resort is pet-friendly, so you can bring the whole family including your dog!

Activities within easy reach include enjoying a scenic walk or cycle along the picturesque Geographe Bay (rent one of our new E-Bikes), taking a leisurely stroll to nearby shops, cafés and restaurants, relaxing by the Resort pool, savouring a poolside barbeque (self-catered) with family and friends, or visiting the nearby and renowned Margaret River wine region.

Facilities include:

  • Beach
  • Bicycling
  • Billiards/Snooker
  • Fishing
  • Nature Preserves/Trails
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sailing/Boating
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

3) Holiday Park Accommodation in Busselton

Mandalay Holiday Resort & Tourist Park

The Mandalay Holiday Resort & Tourist Park includes self-contained accommodation, as well as cabins, powered caravan and camping sites.

Facilities include:

Undercover Barbeques
The park has undercover barbecues especially for the Busselton campers.

Heated Camper’s Kitchen
There are also indoor cooking facilities at the Camper’s Kitchen which has a gas heater.

Fish Cleaning
There is a fish cleaning area, and the resort shop sells bait, tackle and other simple fishing gear.

Boat Parking
There is plenty of boat parking spaces.

Heated pool with shallow beach
There are three pools to choose from. 

Outdoor solar heated pool
Our outdoor lagoon pool with feature stone wall is solar heated, with wide steps and ladder for easy entry.

A large rainbow- coloured waterslide accessed by a ladder.

Pool table
In the games room is a pool table for a bit of friendly competition.

Table tennis
Table tennis bats and balls available at reception.

Giant jumping pillow
The giant jumping pillow is fun for all ages, the young and the young at heart.

Four adventure playgrounds
4 adventure playgrounds located around the park, to suit all age groups.

Adult bike hire
(4kms to town along the beach)

Playing field
Large playing field for ball games where we often host holiday footy and cricket matches.

Summit tower playground
Our new summit tower playground is over 10.5m high, and with three huge slides and levels connected by rope ladders.

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