Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Family Holiday: Broome


So in my post yesterday {HERE} I briefly mentioned our recent Holiday, the much needed one to relax and forget about the stress we had been under.  We needed to get out of the house and just have some fun.

We took advantage of the low-tourist season and some frequent flyer points we had collected, and made a last minute booking.

What better place to unwind and relax than in BROOME. 
For those who haven't heard of Broome. It is in Australia's North West Kimberley region. It is a 2 and a half hour flight from Perth. It is an old Pearling town, and now runs a raging tourism trade, for good reason.

I haven't ever been that far North before. I loved the ruggedness, the red clay-like dirt, the vast open plains and the heat, the humidity, it reminds me of the weather in Florida. But, I also loved the resort we stayed in, swimming in the pool, relaxing and reading my two Nicholas Sparks books whilst Ezra napped, and heading to watch the beautiful sunset over gorgeous Cable Beach. 

We seriously had the BEST time. It was exactly what we needed. 

I want to go back so bad! 

Warning: There are lots and lots of pictures to follow!


Boab trees are awesome
Our hotel was full of Mango trees, they just weren't quite ripe yet.
The outdoor bathroom was a big hit, this kid did not want to get out.
The beautiful Cable Beach
This is right before he put a massive handful of sand into his mouth
The sunset was gorgeous!
A water playground at the Town Beach, great escape from the heat
We were joined for dinner by some Camels

This kid is a water baby, he didn't want to get out of the pool.
Some quality bonding time, not sure who enjoyed it more
Our own private courtyard, perfect!
Someone is learning how to Relax
I'm happy as long as I have a glass and a straw!

We stayed at the Frangipani at Cable Beach, self-contained apartments and it was lovely. I definitely would recommend it.

Karen xx 


20 comments:

  1. Great pictures!

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  2. gorgeous photos! I loooove the outdoor bathroom!

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  3. sure looks like you had a fantastic time Karen, & what a fabulous place to stay.
    I have a few friends that live in Broome. We're planning a big trip up there for next year. You've captured the essence of Broome beautifully with your images.
    Prue x

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  4. Wow, Cable Beach is stunning! I've never gone over to WA. I've done most of Australia, but so far the west has eluded us. Looks like a lovely holiday. New follower, found you on FB via Holly's page God. I think it was Holly. I've been kind of blog-slutty,lol. Discovering lots of new blogs (new to me).

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  5. We had our honeymoon in Broome, I love it. Glad you had a relaxing time :)

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  6. It would be a perfect place for a honeymoon!!

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  7. Thanks, the shower was one of my favourite things too, so nice on a warm night to take a shower under the stars!

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  8. Looks absolutely stunning. I've been around the world but i've never discovered our north / west yet. I'll get there yet!

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  9. I am green with envy. Great photos.

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  10. It's been years since I went to Broome, but being in Darwin, it looks too much like home to really inspire me to visit.
    Cable beach is so beautiful though.
    Glad you had a beautiful time. :)

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  11. Thanks Prue, it really was a great holiday. I'm jealous that you are going to do a big trip there, we only had a few days, it went to quick!

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  12. Nice to have you here Melissa!! Thanks for following! I might be biased but I think you would love WA, I mean, whats not to love!! :)

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  13. It took me a while to get there too, I have barely explored WA, I am looking at doing some more, so many treasures right under our noses!

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  14. Thanks Jess, unfortunately I forgot my DSLR, so all I had was my Iphone!

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  15. I am still yet to get to Darwin, I would love to go though. If it is a lot like Broome I think I would like it!!

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  16. I just wish I could go back, it went to fast!! Thanks!

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  17. I have never been to Broome, why?! It looks gorgeous!

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  18. What an amazing holiday, it looks absolutely gorgeous!

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  19. During reading this post i am felling like i was also with you on this wonderful trip. I think you have really got a wonderful travel experience from this trip.

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