Posted by White Point Beach Resort Team on June 1st, 2010
This spring, White Point partnered up with Parks Canada and Hillsdale House in Annapolis Royal to share the many treasures along Route 8 in the heart of Southwestern Nova Scotia, Keji Drive. While the piece, entitled “Hey nature worshipping, beach lovin’, history buffs. Have we got a road for you!”, was created for a newspaper in New Brunswick, it is a great pieceperfect for anyone travelling in Nova Scotia, particularly if you were arriving via the Digby/St. John Ferry or enroute through the province.
So where is Keji Drive (Route 8)? It is the highway (road) that runs between Liverpool on the South Shore and Annapolis Royal on the Minus Basin/Bay of Fundy. While the route only takes 90 minutes to drive, when you take the time to explore it – you can count on a day or two, just be sure to pack a picnic lunch so you can really enjoy the day.
Explore…Fort Anne National Historic Site, Port Royal National Historic Site, Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site of Canada, Kejimkujik National Park Seaside (Port Joli), Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, Fort Point Lighthouse Park, Queens County Museum and Perkins House, Hank Snow Country Music Centre, Sherman Hines Museum of Photography and much more!
Of course, while I realize it is a detour, if you are travelling along Keji Drive, I highly recommend a little detour to Bear River!
Happy trails & enjoy the adventure.
The White Point Team
Posted by White Point Beach Resort on November 26th, 2009
How about a little white ocean surf, white sand and even some white nosed bunnies?
Head to White Point!
This December there is so much going on at White Point that makes it easy to pair family gathering, office socials even romantic getaways – see it all now in the most recent newsletter: http://www.whitepoint.com/newsletters/2009/nov25/online.html
We hope you’ll be joining us!
Posted by White Point Beach Resort on July 22nd, 2009
Our first RCI vacation was definitely one we will always remember…in January 2009, we left behind frigid cold temperatures and snow in Nova Scotia for a glorious and exciting week in Las Vegas, Nevada with temperature there ranging between 72 and 78 degrees Fahrenheit. We enjoyed a suite at the luxurious Hilton Grand Vacation Club Hotel on the strip. It’s true, there is so much to see and do in Sin City….besides having a bit of luck gambling, and experiencing some of the best shopping malls ever, including the famous Miracle Mile shopping Mall including Coach, Tous, Prada, Louis Vuitton and Michael Kors, we saw lions at MGM ..we took in the Elton John Concert at the Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace, The Price Is Right at Bally’s, plus we also rented a car for the week and were able to drive to see the Hoover Dam and Red Rock Canyon in Nevada, the Grand Canyon in Arizona, and being only 3 and 1/2 hours away, we drove to Los Angeles, right up to the Hollywood sign, even walked on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and shopped on Rodeo Drive. The food in Vegas was incredible…and not at all expensive….you can opt for an all you can eat buffet for under $15.00, or a more formal restaurant setting for under $25.00 or grab a hotdog and beer for $3.00…there is something for everyone.
We enjoyed ourselves immensely, so much so that we went back again and will most likely go again sometime. We highly recommend this as a vacation spot for couples and also for those with children…there is so much to do and see for all ages.
Thanks to RCI, we are eagerly planning our next vacation to Hawaii in the fall..so check back then for our trip highlights!
John and Paulette Pineo
Posted by White Point Beach Resort on July 13th, 2009
We used our bonus stays to book a cottage for two days with our family.
Our vacation cottage was just what we needed. We went to the beach, they jumped in the waves while some sat on the sand and caught up while others went golfing. Then the kids went to the inside pool and swam until it was time to go back for dinner.
The kitchen had every thing we needed , you folks at WHIT POINT have not forgoten an thing in that cottage.
Next day … more beach , facepainting for the little one, pingpong and pool for some , paddle boat rides , and the golf course again for some. And of course, more swimming.
Back to the cottage for a familt BBQ, a fire in the fire place and smores for everyone. Then we played games around the table , just wonderful family time.
Day 3 we were on our way back to our homes. Sorry to say good-bye to our family and cottage. We left with tears and a lot of wonderful memories .
AS THE SONG SAYS “ THANK WHITE POINT FOR THE MEMORIES”.
Stanley & Laura Kelly
Posted by White Point Beach Resort on June 30th, 2009
In mid April we travelled to a 5 star resort in Lucie, Jamaica on the Negril Coast. It was our first time back in fifteen years and this was a new resort, The Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton. It was a large complex with a main beach , adult beach, and snorkeling beach. The complex included an exercise facility, a luxurious spa and numerous pools. Food was amazing, with three large all you can eat buffets and five a la carte restaurants and the service was excellent with very friendly people; nightly entertainment on the main stage, and at the bbq pits on the beach. I am trying to keep this short because it would take a book to point out all the wonderful features. Vibrant colours in flowers and wild life. Jamaica has alligators as well as colourful birds.
The sunsets were spectacular and very quick as is common when you are closer to the equator. For anyone with mobility issues (as I have) there were complimentary cart pick up to transport you wherever you wanted to go, available any time.
The pictures show this luxury all inclusive resort and for contrast, the nearby historic town of Lucie with its Spanish fort and fishing. I have included the lower level of the main lobby, windsurfing on the sunset beach, looking into Lucie from the point, a view of the complex showing the main beach and some of the apartments, a series of pool conduits at the spa, a sunset seen from the bluff above our unit and the main pool swim up bar with the built into the pool loungers.
Go! you will love it.
Posted by White Point Beach Resort on June 24th, 2009
In 2007 , I went to S. Africa, Botswana & Zimbabwe with Senior Tours Canada.
We flew Air Arica from JFK, N.Y. The people we met on the tour, the guides, and the people of these three countries were wonderful.
We met a real tribal chief.
The variety of landscapes and the scenary was awesome, the animals intriging, the food delicious…mmm! Crocodile tail is some tasty……..the Mopane worm was rather blah. We went on safari, both morning and nighttime….exciting.
One night we were served a late dinner by candlelight out in the wilderness. Martha Stewart eat your heart out!
Lovely tablecloths and the chairs were draped in fabric. Delicious food, and wine if we wanted it.
While we enjoyed our meal, several men walked the perimeter with guns, just in case any animals decided to make a meal on one of us.
I had a wild ride on an ostrich…fun!
Took my first helicopter ride over Victoria Falls..magnifcent.
The disparity betwen rich and poor is heartbreaking. The poverty is overwhelming. But the spirit, exhibited by the African people in their effort it to overcome adversity is inspiring.
I would love to go back. I share a few of my pictures here for your enjoyment!
Eva VanBuskirk, White Point Vacation Club Owner
Posted by White Point Beach Resort on June 17th, 2009
Last winter my Mom, Dad, our two dogs and I were going to White Point Beach. At the last minute my ‘best friend’ was able to join us. Off we drove excitedly. When we arrived the weather was great! After we unpacked in our room my friend and I shared, we made sure all of our stuffed animals and blanket tent was set up.
Then we went off in the Beach Bus which was Way Cool to the main lodge. We fed the bunnies, walked along the beach, played pool, and swam for hours. We took the Beach Bus back to our cottage. My Mom who is a great cook made us a delicious and healthy meals. The trip was too short, so we invited my friend to come with us again next time.
She jumped with joy!
We stayed in Cottage #301 – March 28 and 29, 2009
Kathleen and Ken Ziegler
Posted by White Point Beach Resort on June 4th, 2008
This was by far one of the most memorable vacations I have ever taken!
We booked our Catamaran trip to St-Vincent and the Grenadines through Trade Winds, an RCI affiliate. We sailed for one week to 8 different destinations! The dining component, which is included in the package for $600 per week, was absolutely exquisite. The best choices of wines and we even caught one of our dinners from the ocean! The staff were extremely friendly and knowledgeable, we remain friends to this day. I would recommend this exciting experience to anyone who wants to discover untouched breathtaking sites.
Posted by White Point Beach Resort on May 8th, 2008
Our vacation in Florida was a very exciting and very busy time.
We went for the Daytona 500 (NASCAR Races) and had a busy schedule planned just for the races. On our days when we weren’t at the track we did some sight seeing – the weather was absolutely gorgeous!
We were so pleased to find out how friendly the people were and very eager to please us, the hospitality was outstanding there. With our busy schedule we didn’t get much time to just relax but when we did we thoroughly enjoyed. We walked on the beach for over a mile and everyone we met on the beach spoke to us in a friendly way – as if we were neighbours. There is so much to see and do there so we’d like to go back and spend our time just doing as we please and relaxing. We found it so easy to find our way around there, and their roads are so good.
We are thinking of looking in to a Time Share there or maybe even buying a house there for when we retire; we’d move there in a heart beat! Our time in Daytona Beach was one we won’t forget and we look forward to returning there.
Posted by White Point Beach Resort on May 8th, 2008
We stayed at the Mayan Palace which had the second largest pool in Latin America with 5 extraordinary restaurants on-site. The picture at the restaurant was taken at El Dorados in Puerto Vallarta, which was without a doubt, the best meal I have ever eaten with the best service too. It makes my mouth water just thinking about it! The restaurant was outdoors, with the ocean twenty feet in front of our table and lit torches surrounding us. It was extremely romantic. The mariachi band was certainly a special touch.
We went on a day excursion to a private island called Las Calitas – here Dave went swimming with the Sea Lion and had a terrififc time. It was a beautiful hour and a half boat ride to this island where we spent the day kayaking, snorkeling, and visiting the wild life. They offered pottery classes, guided tours through an orchid garden, and visits with monkeys, snakes, parrots and owls.
It was indeed a wonderful trip.