Photo Flashbacks: Busselton Mandalay Resort (Review) 16

As the summer holidays are rapidly approaching I am starting to think about a short getaway to escape Perth’s heat, just 2 and half hours south to Busselton.  As such I am considering the different accommodations available and this has made me reflect on our family getaway to Busselton in 2013 with my sister and her family when we all stayed at the beach side Mandalay Resort.

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Mandalay Resort offers a variety of accommodation styles:

  • camping
  • powered site for caravans
  • 1, 2 and 3 bedroom chalets

We choose the 2 bedroom chalet (well actually that was all that was left).

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We arrive at the resort park and check in.  Our son Lewis is given a bracelet (similar to a hospital patient bracelet) to wear for the duration of the stay.  This not only lets resort staff know that he is staying within the resort park and therefore allowed to use the facilities, but also if he gets lost staff know where to take him home.  Then we are shown to our chalet.

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Our chalet is immaculately clean and equipped with bed linen, bath towels (no beach towels), cutlery, crockery, cooking utensils washing basket, pegs and clothes horse.

Lewis runs to his room and can’t decide on which of the 3 beds he will sleep on.  My partner Steve is happy as there is a second TV in our room – he won’t have to watch ABC 4 Kids with Lewis.

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The main living area is quite spacious and a little later we all congregate at my sister’s chalet and can all easily relax in the room as we discuss our plans for the short stay, unfortunately there is no free WiFi to help us with the planning using the Internet.

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We decide that as it’s late we will start with taking ourselves on a tour of the resort park.

The kids grab their scooters as we stroll through the camp grounds, discovering little playgrounds dotted throughout the park.  However it is the main playground with the jumping pillow that the kids love the most.

Review of Mandalay Resort

However my sister and I are more practical, we look for the laundry mat and camp kitchen – where we can all eat together with limited cleaning up to do afterwards (after all it is our holiday too.)

The other practical thing we like is that from our chalets we can see across to the playground and the pool.

You would think it being winter no one would want to swim however the kids enjoy the heated in-door pool

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and on occasion dash out to the water slide and back into the warmth of the in-door pool.

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However I am now thinking about summer and we would all surely enjoy splashing about in that main outdoor pool.

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About Sally-Ann Brown

I am Sally-Ann the author of Toddlers on Tour. I am a wife and mother who has always had a passion for travel. I love sharing my experiences and lessons learned to help you have a better family holiday or day trip. Read "All About Me" under the "Home" tab to discover my story and what lead me to here.

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