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.
There was much excitement leaving on Friday and we all arrived to a sunny afternoon. The lure of the pool was too much for the little ones who soon were in their swimmers and frolicking around in the heated pool. The slide into the water quickly became a favourite even tempting the two year old who showed no fear sliding into the water and into the arms of his waiting father. The pools and surrounding areas are beautifully kept and a great place to read a book and watch the world go by.
Dinner that night was to be around the BBQ but unfortunately just before we were ready to eat, down came the rain. A quick rush back to the Unit saw us all enjoying our BBQ on the balcony watching the rain fall. The rain continued on and off all day Saturday, but the girls were able to get some shopping time while the boys took charge of the kids. A family lunch was followed by an attempt to play on the beach but the rain was relentless. The pool beckoned again and even with the rain falling, there was lots of fun to be had in the water, followed by a turn in the deliciously hot spa. A good way of tiring out the kids!
Again we attempted a BBQ only to be beaten by the rain but it was very comforting to eat our BBQ on the balcony all snug and safe out of the rain. A similar night to Friday with a few drinks and board games kept the adults occupied whilst the little ones did not last too long after dinner, falling asleep during their DVD.
We woke to a wet Sunday! However, a yummy breakfast soon cheered us up. As it was Remembrance Day, we all stood around the TV at 11am with our poppies and paid homage to all those who gave their lives for our freedom. The sun came out and it was a race to the pool for another exhausting session. Children and grandchildren were soon packed and on their way home. All vowed they would do it again and even the rain could not spoil a lovely family weekend.
Another couple joined us on Monday and we had five days of lounging around the pool, a visit to Eumundi Markets and the Christmas Shop, a day trip in the hinterland and dining out in the local clubs and restaurants. Golden Beach Resort is a fabulous place to relax with many tourist destinations to visit. No wonder it is a favourite spot of ours.
Terry & Christine
WorldMark Owners since 2005