Golden Beach: The place to visit all year round.

During our membership of 13 years, we have now visited Ramada Resort Golden Beach 10 times, for a week at a time. Beautiful, clean and with a great location on the water, what makes this resort even better for us is that it is only an hour’s drive from our home in Brisbane.

 

Caloundra, which is the nearest city, has so much to offer. Great shopping, good restaurants and entertainment – we never fail to find something new every time we come here.

This photo has been taken many times by visitors to Golden Beach and will be taken many more times by future visitors.

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“No More Excuses”

We were introduced to Wyndham a few years ago, and I was sold on the concept from the outset.

We always seemed to make an excuse as to why we couldn’t take regular holidays. Just like everyone else, life and work seemed to get in the way.

Being Owners in WorldMark South Pacific Club allows us to use our Credits and now we are able to have at least two breaks a year.

Last year we were able to take my parents to Australia, at Christmas time we visited our daughter in the United States and in June we are taking my husband’s parents to Fiji.

The view from Wyndham Hotel Melbourne

The view from Wyndham Hotel Melbourne

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Wanaka: Wonderful in any season

This was my second visit to Wanaka – this time in a different season. The first visit was in September 2014 during winter – this visit was in November 2016, and WOW, the change is breathtaking! From fully-covered snow peaks with grey landscapes to now, peaks highlighted with the snow remnants, colorful mountainsides and river beds covered with native flowers. Valleys are greener and days are longer to enjoy the varied landscapes of blue lakes, with time to reflect on a well-placed seat beside the lake. I stayed at Wyndham Vacation Resorts Wanaka, set among the trees, away from the busy centre of Wanaka – so so peaceful.

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Mishaps and Memories: Celebrating the big 50 in Wanaka!

Today I turned 50. I did so with grace and poise! Unfortunately it is not so for my girlfriend, Angela, who coincidentally shares the exact same day and year of birth. Herself and two friends have joined us at Wyndham Wanaka to celebrate this milestone – two 50ths and 46 years of friendship.

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Sylvia (left) and Angela (right) celebrating their 50th birthdays in Wanaka

Let’s rewind … we’ve booked into the 4-bedroom presidential apartment – after all we need room to celebrate, and of course, a hot tub! The following days are all about us. We’ve made it this far in life without any mishaps – I’ve spoken too soon, but I’ll get to that. Continue reading

100 Club Event: Seven Mile Beach

Nineteen 100 Club members enjoy the very best of Tasmania over four unforgettable days.

Story by Candice Dittman, Sales Program Manager, Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific

On Wednesday 30 November 2016, nineteen 100 Club members – accompanied by a handful of Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific staff members and Executives – kicked off one of the most memorable 100 Club events to date.

The event began at the beautiful Brooke St. Pier in Hobart with a signature cocktail and canapés in the stunning Glass House restaurant, before moving downstairs for dinner in Brooke St Larder. The restaurant was closed off especially for our 100 Club guests, who received personal attention throughout the event.

I think their faces tell the story.

Excited 100 Club members and Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific staff and Executives

Excited 100 Club members and Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific staff and Executives

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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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California, USA: “A great holiday with some great memories”

It was my husband’s 60th Birthday and the 30th anniversary of when we first met in USA, so to celebrate both occasions we decided on a trip to California, USA. We wanted to restrict it to two weeks so that it would fit in the September school holidays.

We decided on Anaheim due to the theme parks and San Diego because going to the San Diego Zoo was high up on my children’s bucket list.

We stayed at Worldmark Anaheim resort and Wyndham Inn at the Park at San Diego. We only had points to cover one week, but by borrowing on next year’s point we had enough to cover the whole accommodation. September is a good time to go because it is not peak season in USA, however the weather is still warm.

At Anaheim we went to Disneyland for two days and to Universal Studios on one day. The kids loved Disneyland of course. My husband and I really enjoyed Universal Studios, especially the Studio Tour which included a 360-degree 3D show of King Kong versus T-Rex. The special effects show was interesting and the kids loved the animal actors show. The Minions 3D ride was fun and it was so warm that day that the kids walked through the Water Park with their clothes on just to cool down. (Hint: bring swimming costumes for the kids.)

Disneyland Anaheim California

Disneyland

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Flynns Beach: “We will be back in November because we can’t stay away and because we can!”

With my partner Rosemary, I have been a Wyndham Owner since 2006.  In ten years of accumulative membership we have experienced some fantastic vacations and short stays in beautiful places within Australia and overseas.  We have enjoyed time in Vancouver, Whistler, Fiji, Bali, Wanaka (at least 10 times in both summer and winter) and thanks to our RCI association, holidays in France, Greece and Tahiti. Did I mention the cruises?

In 2017 we will enjoy another New Zealand stay in Wanaka followed by Hawaii, California, Missouri, Florida and New York.  While that will be exciting, it is the winter break in North Queensland, Port Douglas and we particularly love when the warm jackets can be left at home in the cupboard.

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Lakes Entrance: “Endless sand and beautiful views”

A recent trip where we stayed at WorldMark Resort Lakes Entrance

The first photo was at Lake Tyers Beach where there is endless sand and beautiful views and we ate fish and chips by the sea!

Lake Tyers Beach

 

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