Top 10 Best Family Accommodation Phillip Island [2021]

Published Categorized as Australian Travel
This post may have compensated links. Find details in the disclaimer

Heading to Phillip Island? Lucky you! It’s a beautiful part of the world. The next step after deciding to go is to find the best family accommodation Phillip Island offers. And that’s what we will help you with here!

A popular getaway from Melbourne, Phillip Island is well known for the Penguin Parade, but the truth is there’s so much more to do on Phillip island that it’s well worth staying a few days for a relaxing break with the kids.

Whether you want to hang out in Cowes, teach the kids to surf at Woolamai beach, hang out with koalas and kangaroos at Maru animal park or just enjoy the beach and sea air on Phillip Island, you won’t be short of things to do here!

Cowes Foreshore, Philip Island

In this guide to family friendly accommodation Phillip Island has, I’ll share how to get the most out of your trip to Phillip Island by choosing the best accommodation Phillip Island family option for you.

In this article, I help you find the best accommodation in Phillip Island no matter what your budget or what exactly you are looking for.

So whether you are looking for the top hotel Phillip Island offers, staying at the best Phillip Island resort or want a cheap accommodation Phillip Island, Victoria option, we have you covered with the best accommodation Phillip Island has for you.

Here is our list of the best accommodation at Phillip Island, Victoria for your best stay!

Comparison Of The Best Phillip Island Family Accommodation

Name Stars Location Price Book
Silverwater Resort Phillip Island ★★★★☆ San Remo $$ Click here
Kaloha Holiday Resort Phillip Island ★★★★ Cowes $$ Click here
BIG4 Phillip Island Holiday Park ★★★☆ Newhaven $$ Click here
Anchor Belle Holiday Park ★★★★ Cowes $$ Click here
NRMA Phillip Island Holiday Park Cowes $ Click here
The Waves Apartments ★★★★ Cowes $$$ Click here
Relax in San Remo ★★★★★ San Remo $$$ Click here
North Pier Hotel ★★★ Cowes $$ Click here
The Island Accommodation ★★★ Newhaven $$ Click here
Bimbadeen Phillip Island Farm Retreats ★★★ Ventnor $$$ Click here

Top 10 Best Family Accommodation Phillip Island [2021]

Silverwater Resort Phillip Island Review

Address: 17 Potters Hill Road, San Remo
Room Types: Resort rooms and one/two/three bedroom apartments (with full kitchens)
Family Friendly Features:

  • Property enjoys stunning views over the bay
  • Great facilities like pool, tennis/basketball courts and playgrounds
  • On-site restaurant and bar

If you’re looking for upscale Phillip Island accommodation family friendly options with high end facilities, then the beautiful Silverwater Resort in San Remo may be the option for you.

Located on the hills above San Remo, just before the Phillip Island bridge, the best part of staying at the Silverwater accommodation Phillip Island is the stunning views out over the bay (the sunsets are a highlight), plus you’re just 30 minutes drive from all the main attractions on Phillip Island, including the Phillip Island nature park and penguins.

This San Remo accommodation Phillip Island has an impressive list of facilities to keep the whole family busy. With both an indoor and outdoor solar-heated pool, tennis courts, basketball, kids playgrounds, jumping pillow and indoor-outdoor restaurant with great views you will never be short of options at this luxury accommodation Phillip Island Victoria.

Accommodation is either in resort rooms – perfect if you plan to eat out and prefer hotel-style accommodation or are looking for resort accommodation Phillip Island has. Or, there are a wide range of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments which all include a ‘home chef’ kitchen for self-catering and are perfect for families.

Click here for more information.

Best Parts?

The views and the facilities of this bayview resort Phillip Island! You’ll feel spoiled looking out over the water and watching the sunset here each night.

Worst Parts?

Its location is across the bridge from Phillip Island, so you do need to be willing to drive a short way to get to most attractions.

Summary

If you like the idea of staying in accommodation San Remo Phillip Island has and want to treat yourselves, this is a fantastic place to stay, offering good value for high end accommodation and plenty of options whether you prefer to eat out or self-cater.

Click here for more information and the latest prices.

Kaloha Holiday Resort Phillip Island Review

Address: 17-21 Steele Street, Cowes
Room Types: Family/queen rooms, one/two/three bedroom cabins, four bedroom townhouse
Family Friendly Features:

  • Excellent beachfront location
  • Swimming pool with hot tub, playground and BBQ facilities 
  • On-site bar and restaurant

To be right in the centre of the island and close to everything, choosing accommodation Cowes Phillip Island, Victoria, is a good idea. Cowes is the main town on the island and has plenty of facilities and entertainment options.

Located right on the shorefront, the Kaloha resort Phillip Island is just across from the ferry terminal. Staying here, you’re just a 15 minute drive from pretty much any of the main things to do on Phillip Island.

Facilities at the Kaloha caravan park Phillip Island include an outdoor pool, large hot tub, children’s playground, jumping pillow and BBQ facilities. There’s free wifi throughout the property as well as a bar and restaurant. Best of all, you can enjoy the beachfront location here.

Family rooms are available at this Phillip Island accommodation, Cowes, and accommodation options are either camping / caravaning or in rooms and cabins ranging from Queen rooms with spa bath to two bedroom apartments, three bedroom beach cabins or even four bedroom townhouses for larger groups.

Click here for more information.

Best Parts?

This child friendly accommodation Phillip Island is right on the beach in the heart of Cowes and within easy reach of everything you’ll need for a great Phillip island vacation.

Worst Parts?

The resort is not on the best part of the beach, but this is still a good beachfront accommodation Phillip Island option.

Summary

This is not the cheapest accommodation Phillip Island has. However, it is great value and definitely one of the more budget friendly options in Cowes. There’s plenty here to keep the kids happy and the selection of rooms means there’s something for everyone.

Click here for more information and the latest prices.

BIG4 Phillip Island Holiday Park Review

Address: 24 Old Bridge Drive, Newhaven
Room Types: Family rooms, two/three bedroom bungalows/villas with self-catering facilities
Family Friendly Features:

  • Close to the beach
  • Fresh rooms with good facilities
  • Plenty of kid/family friendly facilities (games room, sports courts etc.)
  • Free parking and wifi for guests

If you’re looking for Phillip Island accommodation caravan parks, BIG4 is a good place to look, especially if you’re on the hunt for pet friendly accommodation Phillip Island Victoria options (although do check ahead of time as the holiday park does not accept pets at all times of the year).

Located just on your left hand side after you drive over the Phillip Island bridge, BIG4 Holiday Park is located in Newhaven, a small town on Phillip Island with shopping and basic amenities. Staying here you’ll be a 20 minute drive to all the main things to do on the island.

Facilities at this island accommodation Phillip Island include a private beach area, free parking and free wifi throughout the resort, and there are plenty of kid friendly amenities such as a games room, playground, volleyball and basketball courts. In summer, there’s an outdoor cinema, and year round guests have access to a modern communal kitchen and outdoor dining area.

There’s a range of family-friendly accommodation on offer from family rooms to two and three bedroom bungalows and villas with self-catering facilities.

Click here for more information.

Best Parts?

The rooms are new and well cared for, and it’s great that the beautiful beach is so close by too.

Worst Parts?

The only downside we can think of is that there’s no pool, but honestly with the private beach on-site, we swam in the ocean instead!

Summary

As far as accommodation Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia goes, BIG4 is a great place to stay for families who like to self cater and be close to the beach. This is not luxury accommodation but it provides good value and everything is kept neat and clean too.

Click here for more information and the latest prices.

Anchor Belle Holiday Park Review

Address: 272 Church Streeet, Cowes
Room Types: Villas with one/two/three bedrooms and a two bedroom townhouse
Family Friendly Features:

  • Close to beach, major attractions, shops and restaurants
  • Heated indoor pool, sports courts and games room
  • Mini-market available on-site
  • Guests enjoy free parking and free wifi

Just 100 yards from the beach, this accommodation Phillip Island caravan park is a winner for its easy access to the beach, facilities in Cowes town, and its range of accommodation options to suit all families and budgets.

Located in the western end of Cowes bordering Ventnor, Anchor Belle is close enough to all the major attractions on the island and is just 2kms from the centre of Cowes with its shops and restaurants.

There’s plenty on-site to keep the kids and adults busy, and make this option a good choice if you’re looking for accommodation Phillip Island with pool (there’s a heated indoor one), and there’s also a ball court and games room on-site for kids and a jumping pillow. There’s free on-site parking as well as free wifi throughout. There’s also a mini-market on-site.

Accommodation is either bring your own caravan or tent or stay at one of the villa accommodations which range from economy cabins to deluxe cabins and a luxury two bedroom townhouse. There are one, two and three bedroom options to suit most families.

Click here for more information.

Best Parts?

We love the newly renovated luxury two storey townhouse cabins and the fact that this accommodation Ventnor Phillip Island is so close to the beach.

Worst Parts?

There’s no cafe or restaurant on-site so this is better suited for self-caterers or you’ll need to head into Cowes for eating options.

Summary

If you want a range of options to choose from when it comes to different rooms and accommodation, this accommodation in Phillip Island, Cowes, wins for its range of choice for all budgets. You’re also close to the beach and not far from all the action here for a great stay on Phillip island with kids.

Click here for more information and the latest prices.

NRMA Phillip Island Holiday Park Review

Address: 164 Church Street, Cowes
Room Types: A range of one/two bedroom bungalows with different configurations
Family Friendly Features:

  • Affordable beachfront accommodation
  • BBQ facilities, communal kitchen and playground on-site
  • Bungalows include all essential kitchen equipment

Occupying a prime spot on the north Phillip Island coastline in Cowes, the NRMA Holiday Park is a great option for families looking for caravan parks on Phillip Island that are right on the beach and it’s very affordable. If you’re looking for the best cheap family accommodation Phillip Island has then this is the holiday park for you.

Less than 10 minutes drive from Phillip Island wildlife park, here in the centre of Cowes, you’ll be able to reach any of the main spots on the island easily from here. Or you can just choose to relax and enjoy the beach on your doorstep!

Facilities include undercover BBQ facilities and a communal kitchen as well as kids’ playground. All bungalows include the essential kitchen equipment such as a microwave, toaster and stove.

Bungalows are available with 1 or 2 bedrooms with different sleeping configurations and some have lovely verandas overlooking the beach. Bedding packs can be requested in advance but aren’t included as standard.

Click here for more information.

Best Parts?

The beachfront location! Try to get a bungalow with a veranda if you can to enjoy the sea-views to the max.

Worst Parts?

Free wifi is limited to 2 hours per day – which seems a bit stingy these days, but it may help with the digital detox.

Summary

This holiday accommodation Phillip Island, Victoria is a winner if you’re looking for cheap accommodation in Cowes, Phillip island, or if you just love being next to the beach and want something with basic amenities.

Click here for more information and the latest prices.

The Waves Apartments Review

Address: 2 The Esplanade, Cowes
Room Types: Studios/family rooms (one queen bed and two bunk beds or one queen and one single)
Family Friendly Features:

  • Stylish and modern apartments with a sea view
  • Free parking and wifi for guests
  • Bikes for hire and BBQ facilities on-site

The Waves accommodation Phillip Island offers luxury studio apartments overlooking the ocean in the heart of Cowes and is the option for you if you’re looking for luxury Phillip Island accommodation with spa.

The best part about choosing accommodation in Cowes, Phillip Island such as The Waves Apartments is that you’re really close to everything on the island when you want to head out and explore. This is also an accommodation near Penguin Parade Phillip Island option – it’s just 15 minutes drive away.

Facilities for guests at these luxury apartments include BBQ facilities, bicycle rental, free wifi and free parking.

The best facilities, though, are in your apartment in this apartment complex. There are different choices of studio available, and all include a spa-bath for 2, full kitchenette and seating area as well as a balcony – some with sea views.

Family studios come with one queen bed and two bunk beds for the kids or one queen and one single bed. Whichever you choose, Hotels in Cowes Phillip Island like the Waves tend to book up quickly during summer weekends and holidays so do book well in advance.

Click here for more information.

Best Parts?

We love these stylish apartments for their modern stylish design, location and sea views!

Worst Parts?

There’s no pool on-site or kids facilities like playrooms or games.

Summary

For accommodation in Phillip Island with spa, look no further than The Waves apartments for a touch of luxury in your own apartment. If your budget allows, this is a wonderful place to stay with the family to enjoy being right across from the ocean.

Click here for more information and the latest prices.

Relax in San Remo Review


Address: 38 Shetland Heights Road, San Remo
Room Types: 3 double bedroom (sleeps up to 7 guests)
Family Friendly Features:

  • Spacious accommodation with a sea view
  • Self contained with all the comforts of home

For those who would rather stay in self contained accommodation Phillip Island, Victoria has to offer, Relax in San Remo may make the perfect vacation home.

Sleeping up to 7 guests, this accommodation near Phillip Island is a great option for larger families and has 3 double bedrooms. Facilities available at this cottage include a private garden and sun terrace, fully fitted kitchen with dishwasher, living room with seating and dining area and one family bathroom. Perhaps the best thing is the sea views direct from the garden!

Importantly, pets are allowed to stay here, so if you’re looking for dog friendly accommodation Phillip Island, Victoria has to offer – this is a good option.

Located in San Remo, just before the bridge to Phillip Island, you’re still within easy driving distance to Penguin Parade, Cowes and all the other places to visit on Phillip Island here.

Click here for more information.

Best Parts?

The best thing about this Phillip Island beachfront accommodation is having your very own space for the family to come and go as you like.

Worst Parts?

It’s a slightly longer drive to the main attractions on the island from here, but not much.

Summary

If you prefer to stay in your own holiday home and are looking for pet friendly accommodation in Phillip Island, this is a wonderful option and a homely place to stay.

Click here for more information and the latest prices.

North Pier Hotel Review

Address: 5 The Esplanade, Cowes
Room Types: A range rooms/apartments/townhouses (up to 4 bedrooms available)
Family Friendly Features:

  • Great location for exploring Phillip Island
  • Swimming pool, kids play room and restaurant/bar on-site
  • Free parking and free wifi

The North Pier Hotel is set right on the beachfront in the centre of Cowes, making it an obvious choice for anyone wanting to stay in a seafront location in the heart of things on Phillip Island.

Featuring a restaurant and bar on-site as well as swimming pool, kids play room, free wifi, free parking and its own beachfront, this is one of the best known Cowes hotels Phillip Island has. Its rates are also great value for money, making this a great option if you’re looking for Phillip Island cheap family accommodation.

With a wide range of rooms, apartments and townhouses with up to 4 bedrooms to choose from, you can take your own accommodation adventure at the North Pier hotel. Rooms are not the newest but they are light and airy, many of them with private balconies. The best views are from the bay view rooms and suites.

Click here for more information.

Best Parts?

It’s location, location, location with this one – cheap accommodation in Phillip Island Victoria is hard to find in such a convenient spot, so it’s hard to beat this option.

Worst Parts?

Don’t expect luxury at this hotel, but given the price the value is still really good.

Summary

Whether you’re looking for group accommodation Phillip Island has or just space for a getaway for a smaller family, there are so many room choices here that there’s something for everyone. The central location makes it so easy to get around the island as well, making this one of the best Cowes hotels Phillip Island has in this price range.

Click here for more information and the latest prices.

The Island Accommodation Review

Address: 10-12 Phillip Island Road, Newhaven
Room Types: A range of dorms and rooms, family rooms sleep up to 12 people
Family Friendly Features:

  • Budget friendly accommodation
  • Shared lounge, balconies and kitchens
  • Free parking available

If it’s budget accommodation Phillip Island Victoria you’re after then this next place to stay is another cheap option.

The Island is a budget hostel designed with individual travellers and families in mind and is a good accommodation Newhaven Phillip Island option for those wanting something simple. Located just across the bridge as you come onto Phillip Island in Newhaven town, from here you have easy access to San Remo and the beach (5-10 minutes walk) as well as the whole island by car.

Facilities at this large group accommodation Phillip Island have access to several shared spaces to relax and cook in including a lounge area, several balconies and 2 kitchens. There’s free on-site parking, and cafes and shops are just over the street.

There’s a large choice of rooms from large dorms that are suitable for up to 12 people if you’re travelling as part of a larger group, or there are dedicated family rooms with private bathrooms (recommended).

Click here for more information.

Best Parts?

Perfect if you don’t want to spend much on accommodation in Phillip island, Victoria. This option is best for those on a budget or travelling in larger groups.

Worst Parts?

Being a hostel, the Island predominantly caters to backpackers, so there can be noise and bunk beds are not for everyone.

Summary

The Island Accommodation is a solid choice for those wanting to save their money for all the great activities on Phillip Island as opposed to spending lots on accommodation. If you like meeting other travellers and don’t need a lot of personal space, the Island Accommodation Phillip Island Victoria is for you!

Click here for more information and the latest prices.

Bimbadeen Phillip Island Farm Retreats Review

Address: 550 Back Beach Road, Ventnor
Room Types: One/two/three bedroom villas (bunks available)
Family Friendly Features:

  • Villas include full kitchens and good facilities
  • Positioned on a working farm
  • Free wifi and parking for guests

Last but not least in my accommodation reviews is this farm stay Phillip island option which will be perfect for families who love the outdoors and want to make the most of their time out in nature on the island.

This Ventnor accommodation Phillip Island is located in the centre of the island on a 340-acre working cattle farm – so there’s no better way to get closer to nature! But you’re also still well-connected and free to travel around the rest of the island from here, being located just off the C478 road that runs to the Penguin Parade. Phillip Island Grand Prix is just a few minutes drive away for a change in gear.

The farmstay accommodation is high-end minimalist with stylish villas that have great views out over the farmland. There’s free wifi and all accommodation includes heating, air conditioning and TV’s as well as a kitchenette. Guests can go and see the hens, sheep and cattle on-site which your kids will love.

Eco-friendly villas are available with 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms to sleep up to 10 people and all come with private bathroom, kitchen and tea & coffee making facilities.

Click here for more information.

Best Parts?

Relaxing in nature and introducing your kids to farm life is the perfect recipe for a relaxing break on Phillip Island!

Worst Parts?

This is one of the more expensive accommodation options on the island, but we’d say it’s worth it for the experience.

Summary

If you want something different than the regular hotels on Phillip Island, and want to spend some more time outdoors/in nature with your family then this is the place for you.

Click here for more information and the latest prices.

Map Of The Best Accommodation At Phillip Island For Family

Clicking the map will open this map in Google Maps where you can get exact directions to each location in this article.

I hope you found this guide to the top accommodation on Phillip Island Victoria useful. Looking for some great and fun activities for the kids? Read our 24 Absolute Best Kids Activities in Melbourne or find our list of the top Melbourne family hotels here. Or check out more of our Australian travel guides here.

By Josh

Josh is an Australian born and bred father of three who loves sharing the best of Australia, camping and living at home with kids.