Family | Beach | City | Adventure | Romance | Road Trip 19 December 2016

10 Reasons Why Oaks Is Perfect For Families

Travelling with kids in tow is never simple. You just know they’re going to spill something across that fresh, clean outfit just minutes before you have to walk out the door. Beyond carrying extra changes of clothes, snacks and activities to keep them busy, families want a home-away-from-home that’s perfectly designed for your clan’s needs. 

So why do families love to stay with us here at Oaks Hotels & Resorts? It’s because we try to make travel as easy and stress-free as possible. Our well-designed accommodation and incredible range of family-friendly hotels and resorts across Australia, New Zealand and beyond make travelling with the kids on board that little bit easier.

What exactly is it that makes Oaks so popular with families? We’re diving into the top 10 reasons families fall in love with Oaks Hotels & Resorts.

1. We have loads of fully self-contained apartments

Kids can be fussy, messy and full of life, but that’s why we love them! At Oaks we try to make holidays easy with specially designed self-contained apartments that give you the choice of cooking your own food in well-equipped kitchens with full size fridges, ovens, cooktops, sinks, and in some cases laundries too. This makes your hotel room a home, and a space where you whip snacks for the kids (hopefully before going out for a romantic meal with wine).

2. Oaks keeps it spacious

Our family apartments have been designed to be roomy so the whole family can spread out. Don’t squeeze the kids into the same room as you when our affordable apartments allow you the freedom of space. The living areas and lounge rooms are perfect for the kids in the morning while you whip up breakfast, or once the kids are asleep you can enjoy a cheeky wine and cheese platter on the veranda with your other half.

3. We have the most amazing pools

Pools are a godsend on holidays. From child-friendly wading zones through to incredible water play parks that could rival the theme parks, we feel Oaks has some of the best around. Our favourites are Oaks Pacific Blue Resort in Port Stephens, whose wrap-around lagoon boasts the title of the largest pool in the Southern Hemisphere, Oaks Oasis Resort on the Sunshine Coast for heated Water Park that will keep kids busy for hours, and Oaks Calypso Plaza on the Gold Coast whose massive lagoon pool is kitted out with waterslides. Regardless of where you stay, Oaks is sure to have a pool to keep the kids entertained.

4. Count on the best locations, from the city to the sea

With more than 50 properties across the country, Oaks boasts some of the best locations you will find in any city or regional location. Our city properties are located in the most central spots within walking distance to all the best family attractions. Our resort properties are always right by the beach, so the kids don’t have far to run to start building sand castles and splash about the ocean. Not only that, they are located next to the most family-friendly beaches so you can have total peace of mind on your beach vacation.

5. Find a great choice of accommodation styles

As specialists in apartment-style travel, we offer the choice of independent travel with a wide variety of accommodation options. Choose from family rooms for the bubs, through to interconnecting apartments with extra bathrooms for teenagers, and even three- or four-bedroom villas to cater for the whole family. You can bring the grandparents, travel with another family, or bring all the cousins with Oaks – we’ve got accommodation to suit every size and style of group.

6. Stay close with excellent onsite restaurants

Don’t want to leave the hotel? No problem. You don’t have to venture off to find food for the kids, just order a meal from the onsite restaurants, cafés and kiosks at your hotel and relax back by the pool. Easy, as it should be when you’re on holiday. With 12 restaurants across Australia and partnerships with many more, we’ve got a great food offering for the whole family. Think super convenient, affordable and delicious. 

7. Easy entertainment for the kids

From wifi to school holiday activities to all the best pay-TV stations, at Oaks our family resorts offer a huge variety of ways to keep the kids entertained while on holidays. In some of our popular locations you can even choose to take the whole family for a ride to the beach with our bikes for hire. Just ask reception about what options are available at each hotel and resort.

8. Trust our excellent reviews

From family bloggers to TripAdvisor, we’re proud to say that our Oaks Hotels & Resorts have received plenty of rave reviews. Word-of-mouth is always the best kind of recommendation, so our staff make sure every guest has the best experience and will recommend our stays to family and friends. Here are a few quotes from what other people have said about Oaks’ family resorts:

“Great hotel for both kids and adults. The waterslide play area is amazing and there are so many other activities to do. Restaurant was nice, the lunch and dinner we had was five star quality. Very nice feel around the property as it is spread out so even in school holidays we didn't feel overcrowded. We will be back!” - Sarah

“The energy in the waterpark creates an electrifying atmosphere with upbeat kid-friendly music, caring and top-notch service, and the joy of many kids forming friendships. Plus having one (or many) cocktails on a lounge chair rounds off the experience with a relaxed sigh. The pool bar is conveniently located with incredibly friendly service. P.S. love love loved the watermelon margaritas!!” - Courtney

9. We’ve won plenty of awards

Beyond great reviews for each of our properties, we’re proud of the many awards that Oaks has picked up over the years. We’ve received more TripAdvisor Awards for Excellence than we can keep track of, and been named in the Holidays With Kids Top 10 Family Resorts for Oaks Oasis Resort on the Sunshine Coast.

10. Oaks is affordable for the family

Every family deserves a break and the chance to make new memories together. There's no need to save up for 12 months to afford a vacation, and with so many different options and deals out there your next family escape is more accessible than ever. Keep an eye out for great bargains – we frequently host sales, early bird deals and discounts for longer stays. Just book direct to access all these benefits and more.
Ready to book your next family holiday with Oaks Hotels & Resorts? Check out all our amazing properties here.