Gone are the days of timeshare vacations where you are bound with the commitment of staying at the same location every year. The new point-based arrangement offers owners more flexibility to choose from an extended list of holiday options the club owns around the world and more, so you never have to stay at the same location twice — unless you want to, that is.
Sun-drenched, beachside vacations are, of course, a universal favourite, so we’ve looked around and sorted out four options for those who are looking to invest in a timeshare vacation. Scroll down to see what they are.
Marriott’s Phuket Beach Club
Those who travel in big family groups spanning across different ages might want to stay close to the region, and Marriott’s Phuket Beach Club has just about everything you need.
Located next to the renowned Mai Khao Beach, this vacation ownership resort is like a sanctuary of tropical luxury with well-nurtured natural landscapes from lily-laden ponds to palm trees and wetlands, while the spacious apartment rentals are packed with your everyday needs from complimentary Wi-Fi to master suites with soaking tubs, full kitchens, washer/dryers and furnished balcony.
Children and teenagers can enjoy themselves at the designated playrooms for entertainment, while you spend your day at the spectacular swimming pools or take advantage of your privileged access to amenities at the JW Marriott® Phuket Resort & Spa.
230 Moo 3, Mai Khao Beach , 83110 Phuket, Thailand, +66-76-338000
About Marriott Vacation Club: One of the strongest players in the timeshare market, Marriott Vacation Club’s Asia-Pacific edition offers its members access to eight Marriott Vacation Club, Asia-Pacific Club Resort Properties in Phuket, Bangkok, Bali, Hawaii and Las Vegas. If you wish to travel further, you can also make use of the Marriott Vacation Club Destinations™ Exchange Program, which will grant you access to 55 Marriott Vacation Club resorts, along with thousands of other holiday options and affiliated resorts, such as The Ritz Carlton, worldwide.
Marriott Vacation Club® at Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Australia
For those who enjoy hitting the waves or just prefer to be away from cold winter days, Marriott Vacation Club at Surfers Paradise is the perfect choice for you. This luxury resort offers guest rooms and suites, along with impeccable amenities such as white sandy beaches and saltwater lagoons where you can enjoy some unique aquatic experiences. You can also head to the nearby theme parks and wildlife sanctuaries for some quality family time, or explore the endless options for shopping and entertainment along the Gold Coast.
158 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217, Australia, +61-7-5592-9800
The Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas
Who doesn’t want to vacay in Hawaii? Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and West Maui Mountains, The Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas offers spacious studio, one and two-bedroom villa, equipped with private lanais, full-sized kitchenettes for cooking, washers and dryers and, of course, free wi-fi.
Here, you can participate in a wide range of exciting water activities from whale-watching, snorkelling, sailing, windsurfing and scuba-diving, all at the convenience of a few footsteps, or take in the beautiful sunset as you enjoy a fabulous barbecue at one of the outdoor gas grills.
6 Kai Ala Drive, Lahaina, Hawaii 96761, USA, +1 808-667-3200
About Westin Vacation Club: Westin Vacation Ownership is owned and run by Vistana Signature Experiences, who also own and operate the Sheraton Vacation Club. Owners may redeem the ‘options’ (concept equivalent to points) at the 23 resorts currently in the portfolio, with locations in Hawaii, Mexico, California, Colorado, South Carolina, Arizona, Florida and the Caribbean. There is flexibility in terms of who redeems the options, allowing members to send family and friends over for a stay without the owner. Like Marriott, you can rollover unused options or borrow from the next year.
Hyatt Residence Club Key West, Beach House
For those looking for somewhere away from it all, try Hyatt Residence Club Key West, Florida — a location that is known for its relaxed atmosphere. It is located just far enough from the downtown area so you can unwind and take in the lush landscapes set against the panoramic sunset views over the Gulf of Mexico, right from your oversized private balconies.
5051 Overseas Hwy, Key West, Florida 33040, USA, +1 305-294-0059
About Hyatt Residence Club: Hyatt Residence Club currently has over 16 resorts in its portfolio, all of them in the U.S. including Florida, Texas, Colorado, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and Arizona. You can use your club points to redeem for a stay at the above resorts, or get access to 400 Hyatt hotels around the world. Thanks to a partnership with Interval International, members of the Hyatt Residence Club are also given the ability to select from nearly 3000 resorts in over 75 countries. Furthermore, members of the club are also immediately members of the frequent guest program, the Hyatt Gold Passport.