Are you visiting the Port Stephens region of NSW soon? Port Stephens is a beautiful region to explore and only a couple of hours drive from Sydney – just perfect for a weekend getaway or a midweek break! Port Stephens was a favourite family destination when our boys were growing up – their favourites were the sand dunes and tobogganing, ours was the great range of restaurants.
We share with you our hotel review of the Oaks Pacific Blue Resort in Port Stephens.
We hope you can plan to stay at least 3 – 4 nights as there is so much to do in Port Stephens.
Whether you are a family travelling or a couples getaway there are so many things to see and do for everyone!
One of our favourite places to stay is the Oaks Pacific Blue Resort Salamander Bay. We love sitting on the balcony at sunset with a chilled glass of wine and relaxing after a day of sightseeing. You just can’t beat a good sunset, can you?
Salamander Bay is located 7.9 km from Nelson Bay or around 10 minutes driving.
Address: 265 Sandy Point Rd, Salamander Bay
Why do we choose the Oaks Pacific Blue Resort?
- The location is central for visiting the Port Stephens area
- There are many choices of rooms available – ground floor with swim out to the pool and 2nd floor with balconies
- The swimming pool is one of the largest in Australia
- There is a shopping centre across the road
- Fast internet
- The gym and Japanese steam room
- Tennis courts
- Heated lap pool
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How was check-in?
Check-in was very COVID safe and quick. The resort is quite large and parking is available close to your accommodation. Some accommodations even have their own garages. A map is provided showing the one-way road around the complex and the location of your accommodation. A clear explanation was given by the staff on your location and the facilities available at the hotel. They also provided clear instructions on how to walk to the shopping centre which has a supermarket, fast food outlets, speciality shops as well as a petrol station.
We booked a hotel room with a pool view and opted for no housekeeping as we were only staying 2 nights. The bed was extremely comfortable with high-quality linen. The bathroom was a good size!
The room was a good size at 33 m2 with a balcony and outdoor furniture.
There is a small kitchenette (fridge and microwave) with coffee and tea making facilities.
A small seating area with a table and two chairs were just perfect for us to check our emails.
- Wardrobe or closet
- Air conditioning
- Ironing facilities
- Electric kettle
- Satellite channels
- Flat-screen TV
- DVD player
- CD player
- Cable channels
- Wake up service/Alarm clock
What accommodation is available?
- Hotel rooms
- Studio swim out
- Studio Lagoon
- One-bedroom apartment with swim out
- One bedroom lagoon apartment
- Two-bedroom apartment with swim out
- Two-bedroom lagoon apartment
- Two-bedroom lagoon apartment with spa
- Three bedroom apartment with plunge pool
- Salamander Bay 850m
- Corlette Beach 1.6 km
- Sandy Point Beach 1.8 km
- Bagnalls Beach 1.8 km
- Dutchmans Beach 2.6 km
Wondering what to do in Port Stephens? There is so much to do and see in Port Stephens from hiking, boating, fishing, tobogganing, visiting the Koala Sanctuary, swimming, whale and dolphin watching and of course some great restaurants and craft breweries.
Latest Guest review:
“Good location. The shopping centre was just across the road. Very good facility. Every room had new air conditioning and there was a garage for parking. Especially my kids loved the swimming pool.”
Would we return?
Yes, definitely. It is a great resort for couples and just perfect for families with the variety of accommodation available. The resort has a high standard of cleanliness and has put COVID procedures in place which gives us peace of mind when booking again. Don’t forget to allow some time to enjoy the Oaks Pacific Blue Resort Day Spa!
Good to know: If you are considering booking for school holidays, Easter, Christmas or Long weekends you will need to book well in advance.
Getting to Salamander Bay
Newcastle Airport is 26.6 km away.
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