I stayed for two nights in a camper van on my own. I had booked for three nights, with the possibility of extending for a further two. The location is magnificent - right in the bay and with amazing views walking out to Horseshoe cove.
Sadly the same cannot be said for a very large group of people who have permanent sites there. They clearly believe it's their personal fiefdom and therefore can do what they like. Night one - minding my own business in the TV room, a group if the teenagers threw open the door and laughed at me. Later, the entire group had a party, very loudly and drunkenly. To be fair, they switched the music off just after 10pm. The following night, one if them broke a plate of mine and in typical teenage angst thought it was 'so unfair' blaming them. They proceeded to talk very loudly about me even though I was but feet away from them outside the kitchen. More came down and more screeching and laughter at my expense. All horribly intimidating given I'm a single female traveller. If I could have left last night I would have.
Added to which the facilities were filthy. The cleaner still had t been when I left at 1pm today. She hadn't refilled the empty hand towel dispenser and no-one does any further checks once the cleaning us done. The facilities are pretty basic ( they are in the process of building a new block) which I don't mind - if they are kept clean.
To be fair to the owner, she was horrified at my experience and refunded two nights and was very apologetic. Nonetheless, they should be monitoring their site far more than they do - the office was more often than not, shut and you had to buzz for help. Sorry guys, you seemed really nice, but this was by far the worst and mist uncomfortable stay I've had in my month of travelling.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sandspit Holiday Park is family-friendly where guests can enjoy safe swimming, native bush walks and great channel and boat fishing right on their doorstep. When you're not relaxing in the park, kayaking around the bay or having a bounce on the trampoline, there are plenty of activities to keep you entertained. The surrounding area boasts a range of outdoor activities including close encounters with sea life in the Goat Island marine reserve, wine tasting at the popular local vineyards or walks along countless white sandy beaches and bays ... more less