Global Discovery Vacations Review: Adventuring in Scenic Arkansas

Global Discovery Vacations members Gary and Kathleen B. like to mix up their vacation destinations, and one of their recent stays brought them to mountainous Arkansas. They enjoyed their time relaxing at the impressive Wyndham Resort at Fairfield Bay, and they told us about their favorite spots in this week’s Member Monday!

Where would you recommend a fellow member to go to…
The Little Red Restaurant – good food variety and well prepared. Great staff.

There was a small collection of shops near the resort main office that had nice variety.

Have fun/attractions:
The marina has jet ski and boat rentals. Lots of great hiking opportunities. An amazing fitness center.

What was your favorite…
Resort/Condo Amenity:
The mountain view from our room balcony was wonderful. Best amenity was the Hart Fitness Center.

Place to go in the destination:
My opinion – this is a place to go for relaxation. Just enjoy what the resort has to offer.

Why did you choose this destination? Were you traveling for a special occasion?
The resort is about 90 minutes north of Little Rock. I have family that lives there, and we were meeting a friend who had a business trip to Little Rock, as well.

What was your favorite memory of your vacation?
Jet skiing the lake.

Any tips for a traveler going to this resort or destination? Anything you think they should bring?
The resort is in a dry county. The restaurants serve alcohol, but the nearest place to purchase your own beer, wine or liquor is a 40-minute drive away.

The resort is large and spread out (our villa was four miles from the marina, three miles from the fitness center, etc.)  If we hadn’t flown there, bringing bicycles would have been a nice convenience.

About you 

How long have you been a Global Discovery Vacations member?
Four years.

Why did you join the club?
My wife and I like varied vacation locations. This gave us a tool to plan trips and the motivation to actually take vacations instead of letting life and work get in the way.

How many trips have you taken using your membership?

Why do you think traveling is important?
I’m not sure I think traveling is necessarily important, but I think leisure time is important. And, when you are away from home, there is less chance of things distracting you from the relaxation time.

Photos courtesy of member Gary B.

Corey is a writer from Overland Park, KS, and has been with Global Discovery Vacations since September 2013. Once a sportswriter, he traveled the country and became proficient in airport security line etiquette and leaving items in hotel rooms.