2017 started off well for our family, with a stay at Ramada Marcoola Beach (Sunshine Coast) for three nights on New Year’s Day.
We were not disappointed either, enjoying everything from the spacious rooms, short walk to the beach for body surfing, relaxing in the heated pool and going on a leisurely ride around the area on the resort bikes. The Surf Air restaurant onsite is also not to be missed, as they serve up delicious food and it’s a comfortable area to sit back, relax, have a drink and unwind.
Our holiday was everything we expected and we will certainly be going back for more this year.
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!
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.)
We’ve found our new favourite annual holiday destination at Wyndham Wanaka. My parents graciously gifted us with 5 nights accommodation for the 9 of us so we could take the kids to see the snow for the first time.
We were amazed by the beauty of New Zealand and especially the stunning Lake Wanaka.
This beautiful picture was captured at dusk and taken at WorldMark Resort Ballarat (VIC) during our weekend away for the Anzac holiday break. We enjoyed our relaxing stay here and will be back again for another stay.
We left Sydney at temperatures of 18 degrees and arrived in Fiji at a warm temperature of 26 degrees. The weather was perfect! Sunny but not too hot. It was our first time in Fiji and we were surprised at how warm and friendly the people are especially the staff of Wyndham. I loved going to the reception to have a chat with them.
On our arrival, with 8 of our family and some friends, we were thrilled to see our beautifully decorated bed!! I hated removing all of the gorgeous flowers before we could retire! The unit was amazing, and the views to die for. We never tire of visiting this place!
This story is a little different to others I have read in Destinations magazine. They generally started with a flight or a weekend road trip. This one starts with a plan to spend 7 weeks camping the East Coast of Australia with 2 kids, travelling from Townsville (Far North QLD) to Melbourne (VIC) then taking in Tassie for good measure.
We decided to break the trip up along the way by staying at a few of our Wyndham resorts to recharge & take a break from the everyday fun of setting up & packing up camp. In hindsight, that was a fabulous decision!
Our daughters Ryder 10 and Brooke 9 posing in the beautiful hotel grounds at WorldMark Resort Ballarat