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

Wyndham Timeshare Owners

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Snorkelling at Shoal Bay

Snorkelling at Shoal Bay (NSW), lovely way to spend a few hours, then cocktails.

Snorkelling at Shoal Bay - WorldMark South Pacific Club by Wyndham timeshare

Robyn, 

Wyndham timeshare Owner since 2001

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Spectacular Views at Shoal Bay

My family with children aged 7 and 12 are staying at Ramada Shoal Bay in Port Stephens right now.

We decided to go up and follow the trail that leads to the summit of Tomaree Headlands, which is just a couple of minutes walk from the resort.  It was tiring and a little bit challenging but we were rewarded with spectacular views when we reached the top.  Everyone who goes to Shoal Bay should try it!

Ramada Shoal Bay

Joegil & Carmela, 

Wyndham timeshare Owners since 2011

3 Owner Pictures of the Week: Shoal Bay

These photos were taken over the October long weekend while we stayed at the new Club resort in Shoal Bay.

Shoal Bay | WorldMark South Pacific Club by Wyndham

Viewing the fantastic sunset from the summit of Mount Tomaree overlooking beautiful Shoal Bay

Soldiers Point | WorldMark South Pacific Club by Wyndham

Watching the bright orange glow of the setting sun slowly fading over the horizon at Soldiers Point

Stockton Beach Sand Dunes | WorldMark South Pacific Club by Wyndham

Stockton Beach Sand Dunes – a vast area of sand as far as the eyes can see

Dana, daughter of Julius & Dally, 

WorldMarkSP Owners since 2001

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Owner Picture of the Week: Sparkly Shoal Bay!

Shoal Bay, Port Stephens

Shoal Bay, Port Stephens

This photo taken at Shoal Bay sums up our recent road trip to Stradbroke Island (Couran Cove), Gold Coast. Bright, sparkly and relaxing.

Robyn, 

WorldMarkSP Owner since 2001

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