Our Wedding Anniversary in Fiji – 22 November 2013

040Hard 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

“We loved the whole concept of Couran Cove!”

Ramada Couran Cove

Lionel sitting on balcony on a still morning

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

An Eerie ‘Outer Space Landscape’ North of Perth, WA

Pinaccles Dessert, Nambung National Park, WA

The ‘outer space landscape’ of the Pinnacles, WA

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

A Big Thank You to Wyndham Sydney

Wyndham Sydney

Patty & Stephen having a birthday toast with the gift of flowers and wine

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

Pitcairn Island Odyssey

St Paul's rock pools | WorldMark South Pacific Club by Wyndham

St Paul’s rock pools

Recently my partner (Jan) and I experienced a traveller’s nightmare: the 11th hour cancellation of one pivotal sector of a lengthy and complicated overseas trip! Did the world end? Did we have to cancel everything?  No, thanks to Travel Club by Wyndham and in particular our (long suffering) but supremely professional consultant, Brian. Continue reading

Owner Pic of the Week: Slidin’ at Golden Beach!

Water slide at WorldMark Resort Golden Beach

My son, Mitchell, on the water slide!

We had a great time at WorldMark Resort Golden Beach. Met new friends and even caught some fish!

Russell & Shannon, 

WorldMark Owners since 2001

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Delights at Ballarat…!

WorldMark Resort Ballarat, Victria

A pic we took of this magnificent building – WorldMark Resort Ballarat

We recently returned to the “magnificent” WorldMark Resort at Ballarat. Having stayed three times prior, we thought we knew what to expect….. you know the normal pleasant arrival procedure and welcoming one gets as a proud Owner!

After a wet trip down from Sydney, we arrived tired and ready to relax at our favourite resort.

Good service is one thing, but we received an exceptional welcome from Nola (Ed: the Resort Manager) and the team, from the minute the front door was opened for us by Lisa with a “BIG” smile and a “welcome back”!!! Continue reading

What Better Way to Celebrate a Birthday?

Sydney Opera House | WorldMark South Pacific Club by Wyndham

Couldn’t resist this one!

What better way to celebrate a big birthday then to take your husband to Sydney for the week! Paul turned the big 50, and the stay in Sydney was made so much better by the friendly and supportive staff at Wyndham Sydney. They made our stay absolutely fabulous.

We had not been to Sydney for fifteen years, so the central location of Wyndham, the closeness to bus and train transport (Central Station just down the road), the very comfortable stylish rooms and the beautiful weather, made for an unbelievable experience. Continue reading

USA & Canada – The Trip of a Life Time?

Grand Canyon | WorldMark South Pacific Club by WyndhamThe trip of a life time?  Not if you’re a WorldMark Owner.

Let me explain.

We have just returned from a six week holiday in the USA and Canada.  We started in Anaheim (WorldMark Anaheim).  Our itinerary included Disneyland, Los Angeles, Hollywood, Santa Monica, back to Disneyland for the next couple of days, Universal studios, a Dodgers Baseball game, back to Disneyland again and down to San Diego to Sea World. Continue reading

“We’ve Visited Fiji 12 Times!”

Wyndham Resort Denarau Island poolWe have been Owners since 2003 and we would say that purchasing holiday Credits with Wyndham was a truly inspired decision and one with which we have absolutely no regrets. We have enjoyed many weeks of delightful holidays and stayed multiple times at resorts including Denarau Island,  Sydney, Pokolbin Hill and Golden Beach – our son and his family also enjoyed a stay at Kirra Beach.

Our favourite resort is Denarau Island, Fiji, where we have visited 12 times since joining – sometimes just Annette and myself but also with our daughter and family or our son and his family. Continue reading