… well, slightly less! But we managed to cram almost six full days into our five nights at Cable Beach Club Resort. Not that we did a whole lot while we were there! Mostly we hung out by the pool. Us grown ups reclined on poolside lounges sipping the occasional cocktail, while the kids made the most of the facilities at the resort.
Apart from the pool there’s a playground, miniature golf course, tennis courts, a water playground, table tennis and a gazebo with cable TV (for when the kids have had too much fun in the sun!). The kids would have been perfectly happy with just those distractions, but the activity coordinator had organised heaps of fun things for the kids to do every day. From art lessons with local artists, to golf and tennis matches, and group games both in and beside the pool. And of course a meet and greet with one of the local celebrities – who by the way really loves to eat carrots. Howdy Moostve, old chap!
It wasn’t all about the kids though. I tried my hand at Aboriginal dot painting at an adult art class with Bec Morgan, and Hubs and I snuck off to a cocktail making (or drinking?) class while the kids watched a movie in our cabin!
Because we’ve been to Broome before we didn’t bother to leave the resort apart from a few walks along the beach, and of course a camel ride. We just didn’t need to, and the whole aim of this holiday was to relax and recharge. We ate at all but one of the resort restaurants during our stay – making it a true holiday for me, the family chef! We even took the kids to the new pop-up Japanese restaurant, Zensai. They did pretty well in this fancy eatery (with the aid of a few digital devices!). And our little man surprised us by fitting an entire giant Dynamite (sushi) roll in his mouth without choking 😛 There are plenty of things to do in and around Broome of course, if that’s what you want to do. During previous visits we’ve been out to Willie Creek Pearls, Malcolm Douglas Wildlife Park, The Mango Place (great wood fired pizzas and mango smoothies!), Chinatown and the weekend Courthouse Markets. Plus for those wanting to venture further afield there are plenty of day and half day tours available, by helicopter, plane and boat.
Sunset on Cable Beach is rush hour. Four wheel drives line the white sand, tables are set with sunset drinks and nibbles, cameras are at the ready, and the camel trains are out for their most popular session of the day. Broome sunsets are well known for their beauty, and we made sure we got our fill of them while we were in town!
I love visiting Broome. Apart from the camels we spotted wallabies, frogs, soaring birds of prey, and we even got to watch screeching bats at dusk feeding from the flowers of a paperbark tree. But I don’t think I could live here year round. As much as I enjoy escaping the winter weather of Perth this time of year, it’s just a little too hot in the top end of Australia for my liking! For more information on things to do and see around Broome, why not drop by the visitBroome website.