Hello from Bunbury!
It’s August and the weather is lovely. It’s meant to be winter but the sky is blue and the sun is shining, so obviously Bunbury didn’t get the memo today.
We’re staying at The Lighthouse Beach Resort, a modern hotel set on one of the highest points in Bunbury, near, you guessed right, a lighthouse overlooking the Indian Ocean.
We’re going to pop down to the Waterfront later on for a cup of coffee (and hope to see some dolphins swimming by), then we’re going to hire bikes and go for a bike ride along the coast and through McGeary Reserve.
We might pop into the Ocean View restaurant at the hotel at dinnertime, after a walk along Victoria Street with its quirky old architecture and lovely boutiques. So much to do for an overnight stay!
Wish you were here!
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10 Things to do in Bunbury
Visit the Dolphin Discovery Centre .
Go have a laugh in The Bunbury Wildlife Park.
Hire a bike and have fun bike riding along Bunbury’s cycle trails.
Grab a map from the visitor centre and walk the Heritage Trail .
Walk along Back beach – or go surfing.
Swim at (waveless) Koombana Bay, and if you’re lucky spot a dolphin or two.
Choose a cafe along the Cappuccino strip along Victoria Street for a wonderful cup of coffee
Have lunch at a waterside restaurant.
Shop at Bunbury’s various boutiques, or go to one of it’s 3 shopping centres – Centre Point, The Forum, Parks Centre.
Look in Estate Agent’s windows and then ask yourself: Why Live in Bunbury?
The Lighthouse Beach Resort
I was lucky to be invited to enjoy a complimentary stay at this lovely four star resort but that doesn’t alter my opinions in any way.
If you’re after a centrally situated, easy access hotel with parking, an ocean view restaurant and indoor swimming pool, then the Lighthouse Beach Resort is a great choice.
It’s situated as you might expect near the lighthouse, at one of the highest points in Bunbury high on a hill at Marlston overlooking the sparkling Indian Ocean, close to Bunbury’s long sandy beaches and a few minutes walk to the city centre.
Our room was spacious and newly decorated in contemporary colours. The cosy bathroom with shower had all that we needed and the bed was king size and very comfortable.
Breakfast consisted of a lovely continental buffet with hot breakfast options.
There are 71 rooms in total of various descriptions (many have been upgraded), some have panoramic sea views, while others have city views taking in the iconic Bunbury tower which many have likened to a Milk Carton or a Fox (You have to see it to understand!)
If you don’t want to walk into Bunbury to eat, then you have the spacious Ocean View Restaurant and Bar, a lovely spot to watch the sun set. Alternatively the city is a stone’s throw away just down the hill.
Back Beach and Jetty Baths beach are within walking distance and there’s a beautiful coastal walk or bike ride which can be accessed almost directly in front of the hotel.
Or pop down to the waterfront and have a coffee overlooking the bay. Here I am enjoying the view from Mash Brewery.
What’s The Lighthouse Beach Resort got to offer?
- Restaurant and bar
- 7 Function venues
- Indoor Heated Pool and spa
- Bike Hire
- Guest Laundry and dry cleaning service
- Wireless internet
Scroll on down for more photos of the hotel and surrounding areas.
Got a favourite place to visit in Bunbury or nearby? Would love to hear about it in the comments section.
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