Jan 13, 2012
Samurai Beach Resort at Port Stephens
We live in a unit, that at times, does feel like a pigeon hole. So when we were off to Port Stephens for 3 days, I was determined to book accomodation that wasn't a hole in the sky.
I settled on a cabin in Samurai Beach Resort and was quite happy with my pick. It's less than 10 minutes drive north to the town and marina of Nelson Bay or the beautiful Shoal Bay and also about 10 minutes drive south to the sand dunes.
We got a 2 room cabin with a fully equipped kitchen, an indoor spa bath, for $180 a night in mid December. (The Short-Break (2 nights) deal I got from the hotel's own website meant that we got an additional $50 voucher). We hardly used the indoor spa bath however, because there is a small heated jacuzzi bath in the pool area that is lovely.
Apparently, koalas live on the fringes of the bush surrounding the resort, but we didn't spy any. We did however, see a kookaburra.
Nugget of information : Samurai Beach is actually a clothing optional beach, though we didn't go to verify if it's actively used as such. Apparently the hotel in it's former incarnation was also a nudist resort. Today however, it is perfectly family friendly.
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