Our Great Trip to Port Douglas

We had a great holiday this year at Ramada Resort Port Douglas. We had a fabulous 7 days! My stories start that we are Grey Nomads and on the road a far bit when we can. Early this year we took a trip to North Queensland and the tablelands and western Queensland. We left Brisbane on the 15th May and head north up Bruce Highway. We arrived in Gladstone on the 16th where we had to stay for 4 days as there was a big rain depression came down the coast, so that left us 6 days to get to Port Douglas to arrive on 24th May, as we were to couples towing caravans this was a tight schedule. It was a great trip up and arrived in Port Douglas in the morning of the due date we had arranged to store our caravans at a storage centre at a reasonable cost.

We then book into the Ramada mid-afternoon. We were very happy with the units but parking was at a premium first in best dress.

We had trips to Cairns, Kuranda by train and car, Daintree Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, a day around Port Douglas shopping and site seeing. All in all this was a great way to incorporate our resorts and our touring holiday.

The Ramada Resort Port Douglas’ hospitality was great and the staffs are friendly and very accommodating. We will have no hesitation in staying there again and would recommend this resort to any one, not the big 5 star flashy resorts as there are a lot of units in the resort.

After our week in Port Douglas we continued our holiday and next stop was the tablelands and then south to Charters Towers and west to Mount Isa and then back to the coast and home. A great trip was had by all.

Next year we will incorporate another resort on the road. Thank you WorldMark South Pacific Club by Wyndham!

Linda and Jeff, 

Wyndham Timeshare Owners

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Reminiscing Golden Beach

I have stayed at Ramada Resort Golden Beach twice and I love that place with a passion. I intend to go back again in 2018.

I often think about it and look at photos so I can imagine being there. There is so much to do in the area as well.

There is nothing like being out on the balcony having breakfast, and having the sun rippling off the Pumicestone passage waters, or doing the same in the later part of the afternoon with a glass of wine plus cheese and crackers.

Errol, 

Wyndham Timeshare Owner

 

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Off to Torquay we go!

The first six months of this year have been full of stress and drama, and the Queen’s Birthday weekend offered an opportunity to escape from our everyday lives for a while, live a little adventure and enjoy a whole heaping of relaxation!

Off to Wyndham Resort Torquay we go!

Leaving home on the east of Melbourne, we decided to forgo sitting in the holiday traffic all the way through town and headed down the Mornington Peninsula to Sorrento to board the ferry across to Queenscliff.While the adults sat back and relaxed on the deck enjoying a cup of coffee and cake, Masters 4 & 8 entertained themselves with the on-board binoculars, hunting for Pirate Ships and shark fins. While the wind was fresh, the sun was shining and it was a brilliant start to our getaway.

The new online check-in system meant that everything was waiting for us upon arrival – just collect the map and the keys and up to our new home for the next couple of days.  We had a lovely 2 bedroom apartment on the ground floor, plenty of room for the five of us.  We spent the remainder of Saturday relaxing in the resort, exploring the playground and facilities before fish and chips from the local takeaway restaurant. Sunday dawned crisp and bright, just screaming for a pre-breakfast stroll along the beach.  Perfectly situated directly in front of the hotel is Torquay Beach, and within minutes of leaving the apartment we were sharing the beach with hundreds of people who had the same idea, most of them with a puppy or two tagging along.

We spent the rest of the day exploring what the Surf Coast had to offer – filling our bellies (and a few shopping bags) at the Chocolaterie and Ice creamery, up and down many steps to watch the waves crash on the shore of Bells Beach, more steps at the Aireys Inlet Lighthouse and finally a tired return to our apartment for an easy dinner and a few games of cards. We spent the evening with a few families like us who braved the cold Melbourne night for a dip in the pool.  We weren’t brave enough to tackle the outside pool while it was only 5degrees out, but the kids and I had a ball with the others in the inside pool.

Monday was departure day but the 12 pm checkout meant that we could take our time and relax – so after a relaxed breakfast, packing our things into the car and some shopping and amazing bargains at the outlets, a tired but relaxed crew headed back home.

Ann-Marie, 

Wyndham Timeshare Owners

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Denarau Island: “We love everything about this resort”

On the 3rd of July this year we flew from Brisbane to Wyndham Resort Denarau Island (Fiji) for a one-week stay. This holiday with our daughter Lauren, son Matt and daughter-in-law Melinda had been planned for four years, since Matt and Melinda had returned from living and working in the UK. The holiday was originally planned for May to coincide with our (Bevan and I) 35th wedding anniversary but as Matt is a school teacher we had to wait until the July school holidays. The holiday was even more special, as we had become grandparents to precious Oliver in late December of 2015, so this was his first overseas trip! The family time was so special and gave us a chance to spend quality time with Oliver and get to know him better.

The staff at the resort were so good with children. Oliver was greeted with so much joy by everyone that we encountered.

Bevan and I stayed at Wyndham Resort Denarau Island ten years ago, for our 25th wedding anniversary. It’s safe to say our stay this year will not be our last. We love everything about this resort – friendly staff, excellent accommodation, fine dining options and most importantly time to rest and relax.

I have attached a photo of a beautiful Fijian sunset with us all enjoying this spectacular sight – as you must!

 

Wyndham Resort Denarau Island Fiji Sunset

Denarau Island Fiji Sunset

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