Everyone needs a well-deserved break at the end of a difficult year – and what better place to chill in than a luxury resort with all the comforts and conveniences at your fingertips?
Not all of us have access to big bucks at a moment’s notice. However, the solution is available and has been around for a while now – Timeshares!
They’re a true boon for families in the US where you can travel with your loved ones, enjoy their company in the comfort of a villa, cottage, or suite, with all the conveniences laid on, have access to transportation, and create fabulous memories to take home with you. They are a great option for large families, those who love luxury but may not afford it, or young professionals with disposable income.
Different types of timeshare firms offer specified time-blocks, exchange, points programs, and right-to-use facilities.
While selecting a timeshare company, make sure you check:
- Reputation and experience
- Type of ownership: whether fractional or timeshare
- Type of company:
- Flexibility of plans
- Owners’ Association present
Without further ado, let’s get to the top 5 timeshares in the USA:
- Diamond Resorts International
This is one of the leading timeshare companies in the US, and has more than 379 vacation options in 35 countries, and sells vacation ownership points. Launched in 2013, the company also sponsors various celebrities, pairs with country music artists, and hosts private concerts for members. The company has thought of everything that would make a guest rewind, reconnect and rejuvenate during a vacation at one of their resorts. The accommodation comprises spacious suites with living rooms, full or partial kitchens, a dining area, private bedrooms, and laundry facilities. In short, it’s a home without the hassles. The company has properties where guests can enjoy the beach, outdoor activities, skiing, golf, and more. They offer special deals for military personnel, whether on active duty, retired, or veterans. A simple “cancel my Diamond timeshare” is enough whenever you choose to leave the company.
- Disney Vacation Club
Owned and operated by Disney Vacation Development, a segment of the Walt Disney Company, this range of properties across the US and Hawaii are available to DVC members. They have a flexible, points-based membership system with more than 200,000 members. Their villa accommodation has “home-like” comforts beyond the traditional hotel stay. This is one choice you’ll love to make for your family and friends to enjoy a relaxed and playful vacation.
- Marriott Vacation Club
The primary timeshare brand of Marriott Vacations Corporation is the Marriott Vacation Club. They feature a range of 70 properties across the US, Caribbean, Europe, and Asia, including more than 400,000 owners. You have your pick of one, two, and three-bedroom villas, perfect for solo travelers, couples, families, and groups of friends. Each property has a point cost assigned to it, and owners can spend their points to occupy them. You can redeem your Marriott Vacation club points for stays at their resorts and hotels, avail of travel packages, and more.
- Hilton Grand Vacations
With spacious, studio-style accommodation in the USA, Barbados, Japan, Italy, Portugal, Mexico, and Scotland, the Hilton brand offers many amenities. You can explore various options such as cruises, beach vacations, city escapes, adventure trips, and more for families, couples, groups, and romantic honeymooners. Beach lovers, snow-bunnies, mountain enthusiasts, and everyone in between can find their favorite leisure activity here.
- Wyndham Destinations (now Travel+Leisure Co)
Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, it develops, manages, and sells timeshare properties under several vacation ownership clubs. Wyndham Destinations is one of the world’s largest vacation ownership businesses. Their network of 245 locations is spread across North America, the Caribbean, and South Pacific properties, and they have more than 875,000 members. Explore the Big Apple, or relax beside the calm waves of Hawaii. Both summer and winter vacations are available, with amazing fall season holidays to delight you.