We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Magical...You won't want to leave!”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
RAC Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Monkey Mia
Roswell, New Mexico
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Magical...You won't want to leave!”
Reviewed 18 February 2012

I stayed here with friends in Feb, when it wasn't so busy. I stayed in a 7 bed dorm and the price was really great (i think you get a better rate if you stay at least 3 nights). Rooms were nice, no AC, but stayed cool enough and came with all linen and even a blanket. Every single member of staff was really nice, friendly,and helpful and seemed very happy to be there. They gave me my deposit back early and even let me switch rooms with no problem at all! I have never seen so many wild animals in such a small proximity, from emus running around the resort to dolphins, rays, turtles, dugongs and pelicans right on the shore every day. It did not feel over touristy or spoiled at all. It is very isolated so bring lots of food and drinks (you can drink your own alcohol everywhere except the bar). There is a big freezer and a couple fridges.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank NewMex114
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

944 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    306
    327
    186
    93
    32
See reviews for
267
435
38
5
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (187)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Zurich, Switzerland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 February 2012

The first impression of our garden villa was the ant colony in our bed. The second that the bed linen was very wrinkly as if the beds hadn't been made at all?! I would have expected a lot more from a "resort". We've seen better for half the price. The dolphins were great though but apparently we were lucky to see them as they don't come in every day anymore.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Claudia W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
AspenResorts, Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort Management at RAC Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort, responded to this review, 21 February 2012
Thank you for your review. Being in a remote location, surrounded by bush we do encounter natural ‘visitors’ from time to time. We have a regular pest control program in place and when reported to management, everything will be done to ensure that any unwanted visitors are removed.

Thank you for your feedback regarding the wrinkly bed linen, we are looking into this with our housekeeping department on ways to improving this during the laundering process.

With regards to the Dolphin visitation, aside from a few days over the Christmas period where the Dolphins did not come into shore, the Dolphins have returned to their regular visitation patterns. Their absence for a couple of mornings highlights the fact that the dolphins at Monkey Mia are wild and in their natural habitat.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2012

We stayed here in our Caravan in January. We were booked in for 3 nights but ended up extending for another night. The caravan Park has an ideal location for those wanting a beach break and wanting to see the dolphins. There is not much to do at the resort itself but we enjoyed spending time on the beach and at the pool. The pool area is lovely and the pool is very shaded (making it quite cold to swim in even in January!) The toilets and showers are very old, they were clean but definately need replacing!! We enjoyed a meal at the Monkey Bar, prices very reasonable as the prices at the restaurant were out of our price range. There was a very friendly group of emus walking around the park, these provided great entertainment for the kids and it was lovely to see them close up. The dolphin feeding each morning was lovely and there is a great information display setup at the resort along with movies that are shown on the area regularly throughout the day. The Wildlife Cruise is definately worth doing we saw dugongs, sea snakes, dolphins and turtles and enjoyed the sunset cruise later that night which was free when you booked the Wildlife Cruise. Definatley one of our favourite places along the west coast.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank kerryno
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Sydney
Level Contributor
11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2012

Staff extremely helpful and in a perfect setting. Not alot to do however but still worth the visit

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Kiwi09Sydney
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Level Contributor
45 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2012

we stayed in Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort two days when we travelled to the Northwest Australia. Camp was full of guests, but still quiet well maintained. Toilets and showers were clean but I hope that they will be renewed in the future.

It is a little bit pricey, but the location is definitely one of the best in Australia. Morning dolphin feeding by trained stuff was unforgettable. We also saw many wild birds on the long sandy beach and a very friendly pelican.

Unfortunately lagoon is not very good for snorkeling, because of a little bit too milky water but it is ok for swimming. Anyhow we saw sting rays and some fish. To see more, snorkeling trip can be book on the reception.

Room Tip: If you don’t have air-condition in your campervan, place in the shadow under the trees is the must
See more room tips
  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank VladoN
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
25 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2012

this was a great holiday, you can choose how much money u wish to spend as so many choices you can even have your own bbq ,different prices and styles for rooms all staff were friendly

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank robyn v
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2012

My wife and I just got home from Monkey Mia, we were booked and paid for two nights but left after only one (we ended up booking into the caravan park in Denham for the next night and cut our losses at Monkey Mia). The toilet blocks at Monkey Mia were filthy and old, I don't mind old facilities but they have to be clean. We had to buy bottled water because the drinking water tasted salty, the staff were un-professional and seemed that they didn't enjoy what they did (with the exception of reception staff who were very friendly). The monkey bar was a joke, it's only 7 years old but looks like it was built in the seventies for an army barracks, definitely not a 'resort' class bar. There was no relief at the (and I use the words loosely) 'resort' from the heat as the bar and cafe didn't have air-conditioning, so if you are a camper you have to suffer. There was very little shade throughout the park and none at all in the powered sites, PLEASE BUILD SOME SHADE STRUCTURES THROUGHOUT THE PARK AND ON THE BEACH FRONT FOR GUESTS like most world leading RESORTS. The entry to the park looks like a shanty town- dirty and derelict. Not a very pleasant first impression and it just gets worse as you drive to the powered sites-dirty backpacker rooms on the left, old bus and onsite vans on the right. Where else would you see that at a resort? There was rubbish left on tables in the cafe for the whole time we sat there.The whole park felt more like a backpackers park than a world class resort, my wife and I have stayed at caravan parks in Queensland that put Monkey Mia 'resort' to shame. It's an embarrassment to international or eastern states visitors. On a plus though, it was nice to see the dolphins- the beaches are beautiful and the drive off the Hwy to Denham is spectacular, Shell Beach is also interesting. Stay at one of Denham's many accommodation choices and drive to Monkey Mia for the day (its only a 12 min drive) Denham is a beautiful place. Overview: Monkey Mia is not a resort, it's a shanty town.

Room Tip: don't camp
See more room tips
  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
4 Thank david e
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Monkey Mia
14.7 mi away
Heritage Resort Shark Bay
14.7 mi away
Oceanside Village
Oceanside Village
#2 of 10 in Denham
266 reviews
14.7 mi away
On the Deck at Shark Bay
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
14.7 mi away
Tradewinds Seafront Apartments
14.7 mi away
Wildsights Villas
Wildsights Villas
#3 of 4 in Denham
34 reviews
0.0 mi away
Mary's Farm Cottages
Mary's Farm Cottages
#1 of 3 in Lake Grace
46 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to RAC Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about RAC Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort

Property: RAC Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort
Address: 1 Monkey Mia Rd | Shark Bay, Monkey Mia, Western Australia 6537, Australia
Region: Australia > Western Australia > Monkey Mia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Monkey Mia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — RAC Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 46
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Booking.com, TravelUp, Ebookers, TripOnline SA, Evoline ltd, HRS, HotelQuickly and Cancelon so you can book your RAC Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Monkey Mia Dolphin Hotel Monkey Mia

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing