I wanted to take my 87 yo mother for a holiday with my sister as we had done in previous years. Finding a location that was not too taxing travel-wise and where there were attractions to cater for all abilities was the challenge. I had gifted a stay at Port Douglas to some friends as a wedding present and they returned with glowing reports on Ramada Port Douglas (during renovation period!) so I was keen to see for myself now the renos were complete.
The open foyer (plus free roaming cockatoo) and tropical garden courtyard were refreshing and very welcoming. We felt comfortable and relaxed immediately. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful (as always) with planning our activities for the week. After settling into our very spacious 2 bedroom unit we visited the onsite restaurant, Tree Bar & Grill, for some “Sundowners” by the pool (there is a different cocktail special everyday and we tried them all) while we went through our brochures. We dined at the restaurant on a number of occasions and could not have done better anywhere else. Continue reading
Time is one of those funny things that creep up on you. Before you know it, the first of your children have moved away from home and your youngest is about to begin their final year of high school. So to celebrate our 21st wedding anniversary, my wife and I after 9 years of WorldMark Ownership took the family on our first trip overseas, spending 12 nights in amazing Rotorua, New Zealand. Holidays have changed a lot from the days where a bucket and spade would keep our two children occupied for an entire day at the beach. Thankfully the friendly staff at WorldMark Resort Rotorua lined us up with activities that would entertain our two teenagers while still giving Mum and Dad some time to relax and unwind. Continue reading
My husband and I decided to take advantage of the fact that Christmas was mid-week in 2013 and take a week off from our business.
As we hadn’t had a real break since we went to Ramada Port Douglas for a week in July 2012, we were VERY ready to get away, but most WorldMark resorts we considered were already fully booked for Christmas. So we started looking further afield, and finally settled on Las Vegas – a place we have never really had any great desire to visit, but WorldMark Las Vegas – Boulevard was available and L.V is close to the Grand Canyon, so we thought, ‘Why not?’. Continue reading
Hard to believe it was exactly 13 years ago that we set foot on Fijian soil as brand new Wyndham Owners, staying at WorldMark Resort Denarau Island. We decided to elope and have our wedding ceremony on the beach, next to the pool at the resort – just Ray and I, oh and a fantastic English couple, Rob and Ann that we met at the bar earlier in the week. Continue reading
My husband and I went to stay at the new Associate Resort, Ramada Couran Cove in November.
We were absolutely delighted with our unit, which was right over the water so we could look down at the fish and large crabs just below our balcony. We loved the whole concept of the Resort, with its sandy beaches right inside the circle of units and the wild life e.g. the wallabies which came down to the water’s edge. We loved the location of the WorldMark unit which was so close to the reception, the restaurants and the beautiful swimming pools. Continue reading
We have been Owners since September 2011. Over the last two years, we have enjoyed our stays at Port Douglas, San Francisco and Seven Mile Beach - home away from home, with friendly staff, great food and wonderful sightseeing.
However, it is our most recent trip to Western Australia last Christmas that has inspired me to share one of the unique tourist attractions of Australia – the amazing Pinnacles Desert at the Nambung National Park. Continue reading
One of our sons, Stephen, lives in Sydney. As a result, we visit 2 – 3 times a year and always stay at Wyndham Sydney.
Recently, around Patty’s birthday date, we made our latest trip. When we arrived in our room there was a beautiful arrangement of flowers, plus a bottle of wine. There was a note with the flowers wishing Patty a happy birthday from Stephen. Continue reading