Which Marriott Timeshares Are Most Popular

Which Marriott Timeshares Are Most Popular

Beautiful Marriott timeshares, like the Ko Olina Beach Club.
Beautiful Marriott timeshares, like the Ko Olina Beach Club.

With more than 416,000 Marriott Vacation Club owners worldwide, and a 25-year history of timeshare vacation excellence, it’s no surprise that Marriott timeshares dominated the Top Ten resales list on the 2013 Timeshare Demand Index. As a vacation owner or prospective timeshare resale buyer or renter, if you are looking for a timeshare destination that other vacationing couples and families love, or already know you want to be part of the Marriott Vacation Club then you no doubt are interested in which Marriott timeshares are the most popular.

  • Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club was the number one most popular timeshare resale this past year, based on offers to buy or rent made through our company. Located in Palm Beach, Aruba, this beachside resort offers guests access to the amenities at the neighboring Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino and the Mandara Spa. Whether you go for the Las Vegas-style entertainment, the world-class diving and snorkeling, or to relax and enjoy the sugary-white sands and ocean breezes, this Marriott timeshare tops all others for resale and rental demand through our website.
  • Marriott’s Newport Coat Villas in Newport Coast, California, ranked as most in-demand timeshare resale or rental #3 on this year’s Timeshare Demand Index. A Tuscan-themed resort, this beautiful timeshare sets on a bluff with Pacific Ocean views. With the Pelican Hill Golf Club to the north and Crystal Cove State Park to the south, this resort is surrounded by green spaces and serene vistas. And there’s also an adjacent spa, the charms of the Newport coastal area, and great dining, shopping, and all the elegance of the Newport Coast community.
  • Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach Club in Oahu and Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club in Maui round out the top ten, ranking numbers 4 and 10 respectively.  The Ko Olina Beach Club is an oasis of waterfalls and fountains, located on Oahu’s western shore. The Maui Ocean Club is a tropical hideaway tucked between turquoise waters and a lush rain forest. Each offers amenities galore, a Hawaii vacation experience, and amazing golf. The championship courses of the Royal Kaanapali Golf Course and the The Plantation Course at Kapalua Resort are convenient to play on your Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club holiday, while Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach Club offers numerous courses in the area to play including the Kapolei Golf Club.

What does the rest of the 2013 Timeshare Demand Index look like for Marriott timeshares?

These beautiful resorts all fell within the top fifty for most in-demand timeshare resales and rentals based on the number of offers received:

Marriott’s OceanWatch Villas at Grande Dunes (Myrtle Beach, SC); Marriott’s Aruba Ocean Club (Palm Beach, Aruba); Marriott’s Grande Vista (Orlando, FL); Marriott’s Frenchman’s Cove (St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands); Marriott’s Ocean Pointe (Palm Beach Shores, FL); Marriott’s Grande Ocean (Hilton Head Island, SC); Marriott’s Waiohai Beach Club (Koloa – Kauai, HI);  and Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club – Lahaina & Napili Village (Maui, HI).

Jimmy Buffett Plans Margaritaville Caribbean Timeshare Resort

Jimmy Buffett Plans Margaritaville Caribbean Timeshare Resort


Margaritaville New Caribbean timeshare.
John Cohlan, CEO of Margaritaville, Franz Hanning, President and CEO of Wyndham Vacation Ownership and Jimmy Buffett announcing plans for Margaritaville New Caribbean timeshare.

It’s official. You can soon be kicking off your flip-flops at the first Margaritaville Caribbean timeshare resort. Jimmy Buffett has announced a partnership with Wyndham to open a 262-unit resort on St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands. The Caribbean timeshare resort will be located at the former Renaissance Grand Beach Resort in Smith Bay.

Wyndham Vacation Ownership President and Chief Executive Officer Franz Hanning , along with Buffett, unveiled the first renderings of the new resort property earlier this month at a gathering of St. Thomas government officials and members of the business community. Plans call for a $90 million investment by Wyndham timeshare in the previously abandoned property to transform it into the flagship Margaritaville Vacation Club by Wyndham.

To set the mood for the launch announcement, Buffett even serenaded the assembled group with “Boat Drinks,” which he said was inspired by a trip to St. Thomas; “Volcano”; and “Margaritaville.” Buffett, who began the Margaritaville brand in the 1980s in Key West with a T-shirt shop, later a bar and restaurant, describes the Caribbean timeshare project as a perfect fit, adding that he, “wrote a lot of songs down there.”

Today the Margaritaville brand includes 16 restaurants in the US with two others scheduled to open soon, a Pensacola, Florida hotel, casinos in Biloxi and Las Vegas, with another one scheduled for Atlantic City, a hotel and casino project soon to open in Louisiana. Outside the US the Margaritaville brand includes six Caribbean bars and restaurants in Jamaica, Turks and Caicos, Grand Cayman, and San Juan.

And who will be the first timeshare owner at the new Margaritaville resort? Why Buffett himself, who says he plans to buy the first four timeshare units so his musicians and crew can rotate through.

Construction on the Caribbean timeshare resort will begin in July.

Timeshare in Paradise Just Got Better at Paradise Island Beach Club

Timeshare in Paradise Just Got Better at Paradise Island Beach Club


Paradise Island Beach Club timeshare.
Paradise Island Beach Club timeshare.

SPI Software announces it has been selected by the Caribbean timeshare, Paradise Island Beach Club on Nassau/Paradise Island, The Bahamas, as the system in use at the beautiful tropical resort.  Paradise Island Beach Club General Manager Tony Knowles says, “We were happy to purchase our system from SPI because they are a highly professional team and SPI Orange is the most advanced system we saw.”

Knowles adds, “It handles reservations, finance as well as the property management functionality we need to be more efficient and connect with our owners. We are especially excited about Orange Connect – the owners web site SPI provides, so that owners can handle many tasks on-line. It saves time for our staff, so they can concentrate on improving the guest experience for owners and renters alike. It will also build owner satisfaction both of which are important to us.”

In this day, even a tropical paradise needs an  effective computer system to run more smoothly. No doubt, the decision by Paradise Island Beach Club to enhance its computer efficiency will make “island time” an even better time  for Paradise Island Beach Club timeshare owners and guests.

SPI VP of Sales Matt Brosious explains, “Paradise Island Beach Club owners will be able to use the resort’s web site to review availability, place reservations, make payments and update their contact information. We are happy to assist Tony and his staff to focus on delivering the ultimate in hospitality services, by giving them a robust and reliable system that minimizes the time they need to spend doing paperwork or taking phone calls.”

Paradise Island Beach Club Timeshare

Caribbean timeshare Paradise Island Beach Club timeshare is s a member of the Small Treasures of Nassau & Paradise Island, a group of five distinctive resorts that share a common set of standards and embody the warm and welcoming charm of The Bahamas. With timeshare villa units offering water views or overlooking the pool and landscaped courtyard, owners at Paradise Island Beach Club enjoy a relaxed ambiance, privacy, and all the right amenities. Find out more about Paradise Island Beach Club resales and rentals.

Caribbean Timeshare Resort Awarded Interval International Award

Caribbean Timeshare Resort Awarded Interval International Award

Caribbean timeshare resort, The Grande Bay Resort & Residence Club, has recently been honored by Interval International timeshare exchange.  Timeshare exchange is one of many benefits that makes timeshare ownership appealing. For more than thirty years, Interval International has been making timeshare ownership more fun and more appealing, helping millions of vacationers improve their vacation experience. Whether it is a Caribbean timeshare resort or one of the 2800 other Interval International affiliated resorts worldwide, you’re sure to find a timeshare vacation exchange that offers the getaway holiday of your dreams.

The full release as distributed by Interval International appears below.

Interval International recognizes the Grande Bay Resort & Residence Club in St. John

Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services, recently presented The Grande Bay Resort & Residence Club, a vacation ownership property in St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, with the Interval International Premier Boutique Resort® award for 2013. The annual award recognizes resorts that provide outstanding vacation experiences with excellent accommodations in desirable locations.

“Grande Bay features a unique setting just steps from all of the attractions of downtown Cruz Bay and offers luxurious accommodations in one of the most exclusive Caribbean destinations,” said Neil Kolton, Interval’s director of resort sales and service for the Caribbean. “We’re delighted to recognize the property and its wonderful team with this well-deserved award.”

“Our success is a testament to the hard work of our management and staff who dedicate themselves to continually providing unforgettable vacations for our valued owners and guests,” said Paul Helson, general manager of The Grande Bay Resort & Residence Club, and a 35-year veteran of the hospitality industry.

Tucked into a hillside, the Mediterranean-style property offers panoramic views of neighboring St. Thomas to the west and the British Virgin Islands 15 miles to the east. The resort features one-, two-, and three-bedroom villas, ranging in size from 550 to1,680 square feet. Spacious interiors feature living areas surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows and balconies, elegant wood furnishings, fully equipped kitchens, and state-of-the-art electronics.

On-site amenities include a heated pool, hot tub, fitness center, wireless Internet access, and underground parking. Members and guests also can take advantage of pre-arrival grocery shopping, complimentary pick-up from the ferry terminal, twice-weekly housekeeping, and a full-time concierge that can arrange a variety of excursions.

About Interval International

Interval International operates membership programs for vacationers and provides value-added services to its developer clients worldwide. Based in Miami, Florida, the company has been a pioneer and innovator in serving the vacation ownership market since 1976. Today, Interval has an exchange network of nearly 2,800 resorts in more than 75 nations. Through offices in 16 countries, Interval offers high-quality products and benefits to resort clients and about 2 million families who are enrolled in various membership programs. Interval is an operating business of Interval Leisure Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: IILG), a leading global provider of membership and leisure services to the vacation industry.