Ramada Resort in Phillip Island is like a miniature village made up of cabins and little roads that wind around. Surrounded by bush and containing all the amenities and comforts you could need for a mini getaway – it’s family friendly and set in the heart of Phillip Island.
Where: 2128 Phillip Island Rd COWES
We were invited to stay at Ramada Resort on a recent visit to Phillip Island – and we wished we had some more free time to enjoy some of the facilities. As it was we were there on a nature photography adventure which meant a late night out followed by a very early morning call to be down on the beach in time for the sunrise… beyond a quick explore of the resort with a camera in hand (when we had an hour of free time) we were only there to sleep.
Ramada has literally hundreds of cabins set in 26 hectares of bushland. I can imagine older kids would enjoy having their bikes with them to ride around the little roads. With two outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, a games room, playgrounds, cafes and a gym – there are things to do within Ramada if you don’t want to leave the resort. But just up the road is the beach, plenty of Phillip Island tourist attractions and some great local places to eat.
Our cabin was a three bedroom, two bathroom cabin with laundry facilities and open plan kitchen, dining and living space – as well as an outdoor verandah with dining table. There was heating, aircon cooling as well as a ceiling fan.
My only feedback would be that the loo floor near the kid’s bedrooms might have needed a more thorough scrub (it certainly had an overpowering disinfectant smell, but once that cleared I could still smell a hint of little boys with bad aim, if you know what I mean). And while the kitchen has all the main appliances – if you are a master chef and plan to prepare a meal beyond a sandwich you may want to bring extra pots/knives/utensils! Also maybe pack a couple of extra rubbish bags as the kitchen bin was the size of my office bin – tiny.
But if you are looking for somewhere to pull up stumps for a couple of nights Ramada covers the basics.
Some of our tips for Phillip Island include:
- Places to eat
- Churchill Island
- VIP Penguin Parade
- Eco Boat Tour to Seal Rock
- Cape Woolamai
- Go Karting
- WWF Centre at the Nobbies
- A day on Phillip Island
Commercial Disclosure: during our stay at Ramada Resort we were provided with one night accommodation. All opinions are my own and details are correct at time of publishing.