According to who? Let’s just call them blueweek.com. They have this timeshare top list every year at “blueweek.com” for rentals and sales. Their list is accumulated from “Top 25 ranking was determined by the e-mail alert preferences of the site’s more than 1.5 million registered users.” They even say “actual results may differ from those reflected in these results”. Their rankings are based not on what people actually get, but what they want. So it should be entitled “The Top 25 Most Requested Timeshare Rentals”. Just because it is requested, does not mean it is the most rented out timeshare.
The email alert is just a reflection of what people want and usually cannot get. Supply and demand. The information is good to know if you own a timeshare there. Timeshare owners who also want to exchange into those resorts would also benefit by knowing that the top 25 would be very hard to exchange into. Maybe that’s why these 25 timeshares are on the request list. Nobody wants to bank their week there, and zillions of people want it.
Too bad, RCI and Interval International would say. I also wonder if RCI and II are renting out any of those timeshare weeks banked there! Probably. Those are in so much demand they could command any price they want to rent it out.
Things that make you wonder who is looking out for who . . . .
Anyway, here’s their list:
1. Disney’s Beach Club Villas – Lake Buena Vista, Florida
2. Disney’s BoardWalk Villas – Lake Buena Vista, Florida
3. Harborside Resort at Atlantis – Paradise Island, Bahamas
4. The Manhattan Club – New York City, New York
5. Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club – Lahaina, Hawaii
6. Costa Linda Beach Resort – Oranjestad, Aruba
7. HGVC at Hilton Hawaiian Village – Honolulu, Hawaii
8. Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge – Lake Buena Vista, Florida
9. Disney’s Old Key West Resort – Lake Buena Vista, Florida
10. Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach Club – Kapolei, Hawaii
11. Marriott’s Aruba Ocean Club – Palm Beach, Aruba
12. The Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas – Lahaina, Hawaii
13. Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club – Palm Beach, Aruba
14. Marriott’s Newport Coast Villas – Newport Coast, California
15. The Royal Sands – Cancun, Mexico
16. Marriott’s Waiohai Beach Club – Koloa, Hawaii
17. Playa Linda Beach Resort – Palm Beach, Aruba
18. Marriott’s Grande Ocean – Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
19. Holiday Inn Club Vacations at Orange Lake Resort: West Village – Kissimmee, Florida
20. Marriott’s Ocean Pointe – Palm Beach Shores, Florida
21. Kaanapali Beach Club – Lahaina, Hawaii
22. The Westin St. John – Virgin Grand Villas – St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
23. Aruba Beach Club – Oranjestad, Aruba
24. Sheraton Vistana Resort – Orlando, Florida
25. The Galleon Resort – Key West, Florida