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Travel Tips

Wondering what all the hype is about? Vacation ownership brings families closer together. With the opportunity for adventures around the world, travel to the best beaches and cities all while staying in spacious accommodations and comfortable villas. You may be curious about the vacation ownership lifestyle, but not quite ready to take the plunge. With timeshare vacations you can find for less, take the vacation ownership lifestyle for a spin (or several) so you can see for yourself what makes a timeshare vacation so great compared to a traditional hotel stay.

Holiday Inn’s Orange Lake Resort in Orlando

There’s no shortage of family fun, pools, activities, dining, or golf at Holiday Inn’s Orange Lake Resort in Orlando. Sprawling across 1,450 acres with four different villages, guests at this resort can go pool hopping, check out the mini-golf course, or practice their swing at one of four signature golf courses. Not to mention, River Island is Orange Lake’s own tropical escape on the property. Featuring a 1,200-foot lazy river, bungee trampolines, a rock-climbing wall, and waterslides, the kids will never forget the fun they have.

After a day spent at Orlando’s theme parks or enjoying all of the activities that Orange Lake has to offer, come back to well-appointed Studios, or one to three-bedroom villas. Cabinets are stocked with all of the comforts of home, from toiletries to pots and pans. You’ll have everything you need to make your stay as comfortable as possible—all you need to do is fill the pantry and fridge, which you can do at the on-site Marketplace grocery store.

Making this timeshare vacation a reality year after year will never leave you disappointed. Orange Lake Resort rentals can even give you the opportunity to try before you buy, and save money compared to a traditional hotel stay.

Westgate’s Park City Resort and Spa in Utah

Grab your skis, snowboards, and winter coats for a world-class stay at Westgate Park City Resort and Spa. This timeshare vacation will check all the boxes for your next ski resort getaway. Awarded the best ski resort in Utah, guests have ski-in/ski-out access, world-class dining, indoor and outdoor heated pools, and spacious accommodations ranging from Luxury Suites to Four-Bedroom Lofts that sleep up to sixteen people.

Hit the slopes at Canyons Village with the convenience of ski-in/ski-out access and explore the best trails in Park City. You’ll want to check out the Serenity Spa after a long day out traversing through the snow. Enjoy massages, skincare treatments, a sauna, and steam room to help soothe your sore muscles.

What’s more, Edge Steakhouse offers a new luxury dining experience with Edge 360. Alpenglobes feature infrared heating, fresh air circulation, independent sound system, and panoramic seating for up to four guests. Experience dining under the stars with 360-degree views of the snow-capped mountains. A Westgate Park City Resort and Spa vacation rental gives you the opportunity to rent a current owner’s timeshare, all while saving money versus a hotel reservation elsewhere.

MountainLoft Resort in Gatlinburg

Head to the Smoky Mountains for hiking, biking, climbing, and incredible views of the sweeping Appalachian Mountains. Bluegreen Vacations MountainLoft Resort is the perfect home base with its proximity to Downtown Gatlinburg and convenient location at the base of the Smoky Mountain National Park. The clubhouse and vacation homes are elevated at 2,200 feet, giving guests panoramic views of the mountainside.

Villas include fully-equipped kitchens, washer/dryer, and spacious living room areas that bring all of the conveniences of home with you on vacation. Take to the sauna or steam room on the property after a long day out on the trails to unwind. This timeshare vacation will leave you feeling refreshed and energized after exploring the great outdoors without a rugged traditional camping trip (although, timeshare is moving into glamping too!). With MountainLoft Resort timeshare rentals , test out the experiences that Bluegreen Vacations can offer with vacation ownership in the Great Smoky Mountains.

Marriott’s Aruba Ocean Club

Aruba timeshares offer the incredible opportunity to travel to this beloved island year after year. Marriott’s Aruba Ocean Club sits on Palm Beach with direct access to the sandy shores. If kids will be in-tow, let them loose at Kid’s Night Out for an evening full of games, pizza, and movies. Learn to salsa dance at sunset, interact with Iguanas, make some tie-dye t-shirts, and more with Ocean Club’s calendar stacked with daily activities. Dining options are aplenty on the property, with the Champions Sports Bar, Pavilion Grill, Gelato & Co, as well as the Waves Bar and Grill. Not to mention, adjacent to Marriott’s Aruba Ocean Club is even more restaurants and dining options like Ruth’s Chris and Atardi.

Accommodations here range from one and two-bedroom villas that the whole family can stretch out in. Enjoy home-cooked meals in fully-equipped kitchens, pack light with your own washer/dryer, and stretch out on your private patio or balcony while gazing at the Aruba sunsets.

Wyndham Grand Rio Mar in Puerto Rico

It’s always five o’clock at this luxurious Wyndham resort . Wyndham Grand Rio Mar provides a tropical escape in Puerto Rico that’s tucked away in a lush rainforest with vibrant colors and soothing scenery. The zero-entry pool and shady palm trees make for a perfect lounge spot with a drink in hand. Not to mention, this is the only resort on Rio Mar that offers two championship golf courses.

O f course, no timeshare vacation can be complete without total relaxation, so make it a priority to visit the Mandara Spa on the property. Meditation areas, steam rooms, hair and nail salon, as well as a fitness center cover over 7,000 square feet of this luxury spa.

Besides Wyndham Grand Rio Mar hosting a wealth of amenities and oceanfront access, it’s also conveniently located outside of the historic Old San Juan, so don’t forget to add this day trip to your itinerary. Accommodations at the resort range from Studios, all the way to three-bedroom villas with either ocean or mountain views. The full kitchens/mini-kitchens even feature a bar area that’s stocked and ready with a “Frozen Concoction Maker!”

Elara by Hilton Grand Vacations

Featuring high-rise views over the Las Vegas Strip, Elara by Hilton Grand Vacations makes for the ultimate timeshare vacation to the City of Lights. This 52-story resort offers sweeping views of the Las Vegas Strip, with a supreme location to the iconic boulevard. Elara has adjoining access to the shops and restaurants on Miracle Mile, as well as Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

On-site the property is an abundance of luxe amenities for guests to enjoy after a night out on the Strip, like restaurants and bars, a rooftop pool with daybeds, as well as concierge services. Accommodations range from Studios, all the way to four-bedroom suites that can sleep up to ten people.

Timeshare Vacations Vs Hotels

Some of the best timeshares in Hawaii are apart of the Marriott Vacation Club . With a ton of different options across Hawaiis islands, youll find a picture-perfect getaway no matter which resort you stay at.


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