What’s the ideal accommodation for an extended family holiday on Kangaroo island?


What’s the ideal accommodation for an extended family holiday on Kangaroo island?

Now we are free from travel restrictions, many extended families and large groups are looking to holiday together. 

The challenge is finding the best extended family and large group holiday accommodation option that fits within people’s budgets and ensures everyone enjoys their holiday. 

Take a look at some of the reasons to travel as a group and what the best solution is for booking a place to stay. 

Why organise a large group holiday?

  • Family reunions

During the pandemic, friends and families were separated by state and even suburb lines. Why not get the extended family back together in one place for the first time in years and enjoy a few days together? Somewhere near the beach is always a good option, especially during warmer weather. 

  • Annual gatherings

An annual gathering is always a treat for extended families, sporting clubs, community groups and groups of friends who haven’t had the chance to catch up in a while. 

  • Special occasions

An anniversary, a milestone birthday, a wedding, or the birth of a child can be good excuses to get together for a family getaway. Staying at the one accommodation venue gives people time to catch up properly. 

Extended family and large group accommodation options

The accommodation you choose will impact everyone’s budget and experience. 

  • Holiday homes

Holiday homes make sense for extended family accommodation because they are self-contained, cost-effective and easy to fit large groups into. 

  • Hotels

Hotels often aren’t the best large group holiday accommodation because they tend to keep the family disconnected. Everyone is in a different room, and there is not always a decent communal space to gather. Hotels are also quite expensive and when you pay per room there is no way to share costs. 

  • Holiday cabins

Holiday cabins can be a little more flexible for extended family accommodation but people with younger children have to return to their cabins at the kids’ bed time, which can be frustrating. Cabins often have limited cooking facilities as well.  

  • Camping

Camping as a form of large group holiday accommodation is cost-effective but it puts you at the mercy of the weather. You can set up around a communal space and know that the kids are safe in their tent nearby, but as soon as it rains, it’s not much fun for anyone. Camping in extreme heat or cold can also be very uncomfortable and it’s not an ideal activity for people who are getting on in years. 

The best choice for extended family accommodation 

The best solution for large group holiday accommodation is a combination of some large holiday houses that have plenty of bedrooms as well as communal areas. Combine that with smaller cottages and cabins on the same property and you have the best of both worlds where everyone can have their own space, but gather together for meals. This offers outstanding value for money. With everyone on the same property, it gives the privacy of separate units while still providing space for people to gather and catch up. It also makes it a safe space for children to play and roam between units. 

There is no need to worry about linen or kitchen utensils when you book a larger holiday home. A quality option also offers plenty to keep children occupied and is located somewhere convenient so people can sightsee if they wish to during the day.

Choose Emu Bay Holiday Homes for your next large group holiday

For a unique experience, bring your extended family or large group to stunning Kangaroo Island.

This holiday gem sits just off the coast of South Australia. As well as being a haven for native animals, the island is rich with fishing, hiking, culture and all manner of other holiday activities.

The best place to stay on Kangaroo Island for large groups and extended families is Emu Bay Holiday Homes.

Walking distance from the beautiful swimming and fishing spot of Emu Bay and only a short drive from the local shops in Kingscote, Emu Bay Holiday Homes presents the perfect mix of an outback getaway with all the modern amenities.

The spacious, well-appointed, and comfortable holiday houses, cabins and cottages are perfect for family holidays. Outside of food, which is easily found at the store down the road, or can be catered for by some recommended outside caterers, everything you need is provided.

Accommodation options include the following: 

Jireh sleeps up to ten people and offers ocean views. It offers a large covered patio for outdoor dining. 

Amani sleeps up to nine people and is fully self-contained. Amani also has a large undercover protected BBQ and patio area. It can also be combined with Bayview Apartment for a larger house. 

If you have an even larger group or if some families/couples want more privacy, you can book the smaller Shalom, which sleeps up to 7 people. 

The other option is to add some cabins that sleep 2-4 people to your booking. It can work well to have younger families with children in the bigger house and older or child-free couples in the smaller cabins so they can retreat somewhere peaceful. 

Speaking of kids, the property Emu Bay Holiday Homes sits on has lots of space for kids to run around and play outdoors so they can wear themselves out and be ready for bed.

Are you ready to book an unforgettable getaway? Use our website to book with us directly today.

Reviews and Testimonials

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Ideal location, great stay

Two friends and I spent 3 lovely nights in a cabin at Emu Bay Holiday Homes over the final weekend of October. The cabin was very clean and well maintained. Rene warmly welcomed us on arrival and provided us with some great local tips. The cabin was well equipped and had everything we needed for a home away from home experience. Spectacular views of Emu Bay and convenient location. We return home to Adelaide refreshed and with many lovely memories. A big thank you to Rene and Johannes. We now keenly await our next memorable KI experience.

– Holly P

What a gem

We had a fantastic five night stay with four other friends in Jireh House. Spotlessly clean and well appointed it was a great location to enjoy the views set among beautiful gardens with numerous colourful flowering plants. Mornings and evenings on the front verandah were memorable in the tranquil setting with numerous birds using the bird bath or feeding on the flowers. Easy access to Island attractions. Great assistance and communication with all our arrangements from Christine and Rene. We’ll definitely recommend it to friends and return some time.

– Peter F

Family friendly home

A house with stunning views. Home away from home comfort. Great facilities provided. A fantastic location . House situated amongst beautiful gardens so tranquil and peaceful.
Beautiful grounds for taking a walk and enjoying the Australian flora and fauna. Spotting koalas in the trees near the house was a highlight.

– Artkat