We decided to treat our family to a getaway and chose a weekend in November to visit WorldMark South Pacific Club by Wyndham Golden Beach at Caloundra, a favourite destination of ours. We booked two units for a week to accommodate the family. The resort is located on Pumicestone Passage with beautiful views over the water and the twinkling lights of Caloundra at night. Continue reading
We were hoping for a quick local getaway just before the chaotic Christmas period when we received a call from Wyndham advising us of the newest Victorian destination – Ramada Resort Phillip Island. We seized the opportunity to book a weekend in a three bedroom cabin so we could take our 14 year old daughter, her friend and grandparents.
When we arrived, we were impressed by the beautiful, natural surrounds and warm and friendly welcome. We were thrilled to be told we were among the first WorldMark Owners to arrive at this new destination and we were made to feel like honoured guests. We even received a gorgeous gift – a penguin with baby ornament souvenir. What a beautiful surprise! Continue reading
Over our ten years as WorldMark South Pacific Club members, we have stayed at many of the resorts within Australia, but this year we used our membership to take a fantastic overseas trip arranged for us by the friendly consultants at the Travel Club.
A Members’ evening in 2011 reminded us that the Travel Club was our ‘one stop shop’ for all travel arrangements, so using our Vacation Credits as payment, planning began in earnest (Editor’s note: Visit Owner Education for more information about these Ownership support evenings).
The USA was our choice, and we soon settled on a Cosmos ‘Trans-American Adventure’ Tour, which certainly lived up to its name, taking 23 days to cross the United States by coach from New York to Los Angeles. The tour, additional hotel accommodation in New York, transfers and airfares were all organised for us by the Travel Club. Continue reading
I had originally booked the week at Golden Beach as an excuse to catch up with a couple of girlfriends. Well it turned out that I was in desperate need of a break from life in Sydney.
The start to the holiday was not welcomed due to the morning storms over Brisbane and being stuck on a plane for three hours and having to cancel a lunch with a former colleague. When I had finally disembarked from the plane, I collected the hire car and headed north up the motorway.
Upon arrival at Golden Beach, relief finally settled in. The view from the room was all that calmed me down and knowing that I was going to get to enjoy it for the next week. I sat and enjoyed the view and the breeze for a little while before really checking out the unit. Continue reading
After our long drive from home, we made it to Wyndham Kirra Beach resort. We checked in and went up to our room. The kids were so excited but there was no time to rest, we had to go and explore.
The boys were so excited seeing the little park, mini golf and the pool; it was all so fantastic to them. What to do first? We managed all three before we had dinner and bed. All four children talked all night about the resort before drifting off to sleep. Continue reading
The time had come to research our family history in Scotland.
We rang RCI and asked if there were any vacancies available in Scotland for 2 weeks during May/June. We were able to get one week at the Scandanavian Village Resort at Aviemore and the following week at the Moness Country Club at Aberfeldy.
These reservations were made 13 months in advance. This enabled us to plan our 11 weeks abroad around these 2 weeks. Continue reading
Mum, who is nearly 90, just couldn’t believe how lucky she was to be doing “All the things you see on those travel programs on TV.” Continue reading
My husband and I, along with two of our friends, have recently returned from a fabulous holiday to Las Vegas and Los Angeles.
We had a most amazing week in Las Vegas, touring as many of the casinos as we could. If you actually go through the casino floor to the back of the casino, there are some fantastic displays of sculptures and themes associated with the particular casino. The water fountain show at the Bellagio is amazing both during the day and with the lights behind it at night. We also saw the erupting volcano and the pirate show. During the day, it was good crowd wise but at night was when it really came to life. We went to the Freemont Street Light Show Experience and just stood in amazement of the roof putting on a display with millions of led lights. Continue reading
The picture is taken at the Ballarat resort this winter’s long weekend, when my brother and partner (who we haven’t seen in much too long) stayed with us there.
- Kimberley & Mariusz
New WorldMark Owners in 2012