Life revolves around the water in Mandurah. Just one hour's easy drive south of Perth, it is surrounded by calm, protected inland waterways on one side and the azure Indian Ocean with its abundance sea life and pristine beaches on the other.
The luxurious Silver Sands Resort is perfectly situated to enjoy everything the Peel region has to offer. The beach is just one block away. There's a supermarket nearby. And the Ocean Marina, restaurants and cafes, nightclubs, shopping precinct and markets are only a few minute’s drive down the road.
Don't be surprised, however, it it takes you a while to want to explore elsewhere. Silver Sands Resort has been a favourite destination in Mandurah since it was a sleepy little tourist town and it continues to be. It deserves every one of its four start and has the awards to prove it.
- Hospitality awards every year from 2004 to 2012, bar one;
- Gold awards in 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2012; and
- Silver awards for every other year they haven’t won gold (2006, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011).
The graceful curves of Silver Sands apartments, all of which are fully self-contained and have reverse-cycle air-conditioning, surround lush palms with a sparkling outdoor pool and heated spa at the heart.
The one and two bedroom apartments are stylishly restful spaces with a well-appointed lounge and dining area. There’s a TV and DVD player for those times you want to wind down and the fully-equipped kitchen has all you need to keep a hungry family well fed.
There is also plenty to keep the entire family amused right onsite. Apart from the outdoor pool and spa, there is an indoor pool for those who don’t like the sun or for use during inclement weather. If you like, you can finish your day off by relaxing in the on-site sauna.
For the more energetic, there are full and half court tennis facilities and a squash court. The kids can have hours of amusement on the super playground, mini golf course or in the children’s games room. There’s also a pool table for adults to enjoy in their own games room.
When you can tear yourself away from the resort, there are wineries to visit, golf to play at one of the areas three world-renowned golf courses, or magnificent national parks to explore.
Less than an hour’s drive south of Perth, life in coastal Mandurah revolves around its vast inland waterways and abundance of beaches. The sun shines a lot of the year and the sunsets are often awesome. Luckily, the Silver Sands Resort is perfectly positioned to enjoy it all. The beach, boating, fishing and many other water sports are just one block away.
Mandurah also has no shortage of good restaurants, cafes or bars and plenty of these are close enough to walk to, as are some specialty shops. The centre of town is only about 3 kilometres away and lawn bowls and golf courses are right nearby, too. If you love your wine, Margaret River is a daytrip away, as are many excellent national parks and recreational areas.
The ocean offers excellent surfing and other water sports - even swimming with wild dolphins. Or you can go boating, yachting or windsurfing in the more protected waters of the Estuary. Fishing and crabbing are also extremely popular pastimes. If you love the water, but prefer to be more sedate, why not go on a cruise or bird watching. Alternatively, visit one of the islands just north of Mandurah.
Away from the water, you can spend your time discovering the old farm houses, historic churches, parks, ferry cruises, craft centres, performing art centre, cinemas, wineries and excellent restaurants and night clubs.
The resort also offers full day guided tours of the Peel region, Perth and Fremantle. Sit back, relax and let the informative and entertaining drivers show you the sights. Night time entertainment includes travel to the Mandurah Greyhounds for a scrumptious three-course carvery buffet while enjoy an exciting night of greyhound racing.
Silver Sands have full facilities for booking whatever activities you wish. And great ideas if you're unsure of what's best in the time available. One thing's for sure, you'll have fun!