If you plan on visiting the Nelson Bay
region with your kids, then you will want to stay somewhere with a good pool and some fun entertainment! There are various accommodation options around the Bay, with resort-style luxury at Amarna Luxury Beach Resort
and Bannisters Port Stephens
, to relaxed family holiday parks
by the beach. There is no shortage of accommodation, but if you are visiting Nelson Bay in the school holidays
or on a long weekend, then you need to book early - it gets very busy!
My family and I have stayed at a few accommodation options (before we moved here permanently) and found our favourites, that our daughter particularly enjoyed. Have you stayed somewhere with the kids and they absolutely loved
it? If so, I would love to hear about it! Please leave a comment at the top of this article and it will be shown underneath, for others to read. If the kids are happy, the holiday away goes so much easier. Where is your favourite?
Get the kids outdoors at Ingenia One Mile! Image: Ingenia One Mile Beach website
are located all along the coastline and most have pools, games rooms and fun kids activities. There are holiday parks at Fingal Bay
, Little Beach
, Shoal Bay
, and Soldiers Point
, which are run by the council. There are also Ingenia Holiday Parks
at Soldiers Point and One Mile Beach. My family and I stayed at BIG4 Ingenia Holiday Park at Soldiers Point
and my daughter thought she had landed in paradise - there was a large pool, games room, trampolines, tennis courts and a club next door
for dinner (also with a playground). Take the bikes and scooters and watch your kids be active, all day long!
Mantra Aqua Nelson Bay
was a different kind of holiday experience, as it had beautiful self-contained apartments with all the comforts of home and it was just walking distance to the Nelson Bay town centre. This convenient location is ideal when it comes to dinner, as you can walk to Nelson Bay Bowling Club
, Nelson Bay Golf Club
or any of the restaurants in town. It has a variety of 2 and 3-bedroom apartments for larger families and it also has a stunning pool right in the centre. It is a family friendly option
with full-size kitchens, if you like to cook at your accommodation to save money on restaurants.
Convenience and a central pool at Mantra Aqua Nelson Bay
These are just some of the family-friendly accommodation options around the Nelson Bay region - you are sure to find many more. Each venue will be close to the stunning Port Stephens coastline, with bright blue water and water activities
to do all day long. Your kids will be so busy outside, that they won't even want to go on their iPads!
Do you know of a family-friendly accommodation option that is fun for kids? Have you stayed anywhere that you would recommend? If so, please leave a comment at the top of this article and share your tips. We all love going on weekends away or having a holiday - it is a wonderful way to make memories with your children, which they will remember forever...
* For more ideas on where to go with the kids, see the articles for Top 40 Things to do For Kids in Nelson Bay, Best Clubs in Nelson Bay for Kids, 10 Fun Things For Teenagers To Do in Nelson Bay and Best Family Friendly Swimming Bays Around Nelson Bay.
My daughter's first time in a spa, at Mantra Aqua Nelson Bay!