Relaxing Getaway at Shoal Bay

2017 was a roller coaster ride for our family. There were many ups and downs which tested our resilience and love for each other. Beginning of January, my husband started a new job because he was made redundant in 2016. April was when we celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary by renewing our vows. We had friends and family visiting us from overseas, I was diagnosed with hypertension and type 2 diabetes. My daughter graduated from high school, then went through the dreaded HSC. Then we celebrated her 18th birthday with a big party, and I was involved in a car crash. By December, I was so exhausted and drained physically, emotionally and financially! So when my husband decided he was booking at Ramada Resort Shoal Bay using our expiring Wyndham vacation points for Easter break, I immediately said yes!

 

Checking in was smooth and hassle-free. Justin from Wyndham Vacation Club was very helpful and polite and informed us with all the facilities of the resort. The one bedroom unit was clean, tidy and quite roomy for the three of us. We were able to attend the 3pm Good Friday mass at St. Michael’s Parish as it was only a 10-minute drive. The resort’s location is fantastic, it was surrounded by shops and restaurants. The bay is across the road; on the right side are the mountains with a walking track to Tomaree Head. There was also a short passage off the road that leads to the pristine and secluded Zenith Beach. As we walked along the shoreline, the cheerful vibes from the holidaymakers are contagious and you can tell everyone’s having a good time. We had a swim on the beach and a picnic lunch in the park overlooking the water. We walked off Tomaree Head and as you reached the summit, the view was spectacular!

 

For dinner, we booked a table at the Shoal Bay Country Club. The seafood platter was delicious and priced reasonably. By Easter Sunday, we attended the 8am mass, had a beautiful alfresco breakfast and explored nearby Nelson Bay. Then it was time to go back to Sydney. I said a prayer of thanks for the blessings and left with a happy feeling. This short break invigorated me with a renewed energy and determination. I am ready once again to face all that life throws at me.

As we were driving out of the carpark, I looked back at the building and promised myself that we will be back.

 

Thank you Wyndham Vacation Club for the opportunity!

Edna and Regi

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“Wyndham Ownership Made My Dream Come True”

I always dreamed of taking great holidays with my family. Wyndham Ownership made my dream come true.

I recently returned back to Fiji after a great 21 day vacation that had exciting activities and great resort locations in Australia.

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Sydney Tower Skywalk

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Enjoying the Butterflies at Coffs Harbour

Here are some photos of my son Samuel enjoying the Butterfly House at Coffs Harbour when we stayed there at WorldMark Resort Coffs Harbour – Terraces (NSW) in late 2010.

He was the only one of the 5 of us (including 2 older daughters, wife & myself) to have butterflies land on his face.  As you can tell he loved it.

Coffs Harbour Butterfly House

Coffs Harbour Butterfly House

Glenn, 

Wyndham timeshare Owner since 2003

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Owner Picture of the Week: A perfect day in paradise

Coffs Harbour | WorldMark South Pacific Club by Wyndham

Coffs Harbour (click to enlarge!)

This is the perfect end to a perfect day in paradise; sitting on the beach watching the sunset with wine; Coffs Harbour is my retirement dream, and the resort was wonderful. Continue reading

Dolphin Trainer for a Day in Coffs Harbour!

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Dolphin Bella and us!

It had been 3 and a half years since my partner & I had had a REAL holiday. September 2012 was the plan we made at the end of 2011. Where to go?

I have been a dolphin lover for as many years as I can remember. I have sponsored a dolphin in Bunbury for over ten years, so the original plan was to holiday in the Perth area and visit my adopted dolphin at that time – Tangles. However, I received a newsletter in March to say that Tangles had not returned to the bay since December 2011.

I then looked into the Coffs Harbour Dolphin Marine Magic adopting program and adopted my beautiful little Bella. This got the excitement growing within and so I booked a room at the Wyndham Coffs Harbour – Terraces for our September holiday – we were going to visit the dolphins. Continue reading

“A break like no other!”

Sealy Lookout, Coffs harbour | WorldMark South Pacific Club by Wyndham

Sealy Lookout, Coffs harbour

Originally we joined with TrendWest owned by WorldMark in 2003. Over the years we have utilised our Credits through the hiring of a car (Australia, Canada) for accommodation (Italy- Colie Val de Elsa, Thailand- Phuket, Canada- Banff, Vietnam- Hoi-An, Mexico- Cancun) and cruises through ICE (Canada and Alaska).

Owned now by Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific, we recently accessed accommodation at Coffs Harbour staying at the Wyndham Coffs Harbour – Treetops resort and WOW what a stay! My husband and I had a fabulous time. From the beginning we knew it was going to be memorable, the staff at reception were so helpful and polite. Continue reading

Wedding anniversary celebration at Coffs Harbour!

Coffs Harbour Jetty  | WorldMark South Pacific Club by Wyndham

Coffs Harbour Jetty

We would like to say ‘Thank You’ WorldMark Resort Coffs Harbour – Terraces for making our two weeks holiday a very enjoyable and memorable experience.

The trip to Coffs Harbour was our wedding anniversary celebration. We received a nice bottle of champagne upon arrival. It was a nice surprise and certainly a lovely gesture as we felt that they truly cared about us. It set the tone for the wonderful holiday we ended up having and made our anniversary celebration even more special. Continue reading

The Suite Life at Coffs Harbour Treetops

WorldMark Coffs Harbour Presidential Suite Master BedroomWe joined Wyndham in January 2010 and had not had a holiday, so in April I decided that we were going to have one.  We run 3 businesses and have 3 children (12, 8 & 3) so life is full on.

I chose Coffs Harbour as our destination and went online to have a look.  The Treetops resort looked great.  I checked my Credits, then I made a phone call to book and the lady on the other end was just great. We ended up using the Credits we had, plus borrowing from next year, and booked a three-bedroom Presidential SuiteContinue reading

Surprise at Coffs Harbour

My husband, Ross, sister-in-law, Beryl and I were travelling to Brisbane from Newcastle for our daughter’s wedding in September 2009. We decided to break the journey and stay at Coffs Harbour Terraces. Parking is underneath the units and we carted most of our necessary items up to the unit. I discovered that I was missing something and went back down to retrieve it.

I came down the stairs and stepped into the car park but between me and the car was a large diamond python and I backed off quickly! Another visitor hit the concrete floor with his paper and the snake turned left and went between the cars and (I hoped) out into the garden.  Continue reading