We enlisted Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa Manager in a Q&A about one of WA's most beloved holiday destinations.
WHAT IS IT ABOUT BROOME THAT FAMILIES LOVE?
There are so many things to love about Broome but the one thing that really stands out for us is the guarantee of sunny weather. I had worked in the Whitsundays previously and while it is a beautiful part of the world you could spend half your family holiday inside playing monopoly rather than by the pool. An added bonus is its only two and a half hours from Perth and no passport is required – quick and easy for a family escape.
WHAT'S ON OFFER IN BROOME?
Broome is all about being outside and there is endless opportunities for family activities. Being a father of two, when deciding to move to Broome it was important to know there was plenty for my kids to do.
Willie Creek Pearls is worth a look with family friendly tours and gives a fantastic insight into the world of pearling, or if you are feeling a little adventurous a visit out to Malcolm Douglas’ Crocodile Park is always a winner with the kids.
For something that's free, at Gantheaume Point you can experience not only a great view but also actual footprints left in rock from dinosaurs. Or for something less taxing, a guest was recently telling me about a family night out at the oldest outdoor theatre in the world, Sun Pictures, where the Smurfs movie was playing. They had such a great time that they went back as a couple after arranging a babysitter (I don’t think they went back to see the Smurfs movie, however!)
WHAT ACCOMMODATION DOES THE RESORT OFFER FOR FAMILIES?
Our bungalows are great for families. Modelled on traditional Pearling Masters Quarters, they take you back to the early pearling days of Broome but have been modernised to ensure a comfortable stay. When my family and I first arrived at the Resort we spent a couple of weeks in one and found the layout just great. There are separate bedrooms, living areas and a kitchen if dad decides to cook. The main bedroom is closed off to the childrens’ bedroom.
The Bungalows are also separate buildings so there are no noisy neighbours to contend with, which is a definite plus if you get the chance to sleep in. There are four Bungalow styles to choose from, sleeping up to seven guests. For those that like studios, there are adjoining Garden View Studio rooms each with a private verandah and views over the Resort’s tranquil gardens.
WHAT ABOUT ACTIVITIES & LEISURE AT THE RESORT FOR KIDS?
My little boy of 17 months just loves the camels and is a regular at the feeding times we hold at the Sunset Bar & Grill. Our Activities Oficer Ella is on board between April to October and arranges a whole swag of things to do for all ages.
But really, the pool and water park are the place to be. Kids just seem to make friends and pretty soon that occupies a lot of their time during the day. I even think my little fellow has developed his first crush although she is a little older than him, but that is another story! The Resort has tennis, mini golf, a family pool, water park, playground, games pavilion, badminton and even an ice cream bar for that little treat. Kids can enjoy themselves at the pool without parents having to worry about other guests, as there is an adults-only pool for people seeking quiet poolside relaxation.
WHEN'S THE BEST TIME TO GO?
That is the beauty about Broome, it really doesn’t matter when you go. Family holidays are about getting away and spending time together and with all the activities on offer there is always something for everyone. The weather is always warm so it's never too cold for a swim, with High Season being June to October.
If you want to avoid the rush of high season, then December is a great time to go, as both airlines and our Resort offer substantial discounts.
Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa is offering an exclusive special on a family escape, with a Classic Bunglow for a family of four for $329 per night.Includes a buffet breakfast daily and return airport transfers. For more about the Resort, visit www.cablebeachclub.com
Plus, visit our competition page to win a Family Escape to Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa