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There are a ton of absolutely gorgeous timeshare properties that are very luxurious and provides amenities that can far surpass even the finest hotels. Many times, these timeshares are located on the grounds of a hotel so the timeshare occupants can have the best of both worlds, luxurious condo accommodations with the typical amenities of hotels. Other times, the timeshares themselves have typical high end amenities that you would expect from a five star hotel.
I put together the following list of top five properties that I would like to visit in the next few years. These properties are highly sought after and can be difficult to exchange into. Some are also very new which creates even higher demand.
Four Seasons Residences Club at Troon North: Scottsdale, Arizona
If you have had the opportunity to stay at any Four Seasons, you will understand why they have such a stellar reputation. Not only are the grounds and hotels usually stunning, the service is what truly shines. The Four Seasons in Scottsdale trades through Interval International. Units at this resort are very difficult to get back I have seen a few become available every now and again. If you have the opportunity to make a trade into the Four Seasons, grab it quickly. You will not regret it.
Four Seasons Residence Club Aviara at Carlsbad, California
I do not want to populate the entire list with Four Seasons properties (even though I could), the Four Seasons in Carlsbad, California is another stunning property. Its location is gorgeous and for those families with children, this location is close to Legoland which my kids have been begging to go. When the opportunity arises, we will be sure to book into this property.
Hyatt Ka'anapali Beach - Maui, a Hyatt Residence Club
Maui is a absolutely stunning destination. The beaches, food and atmosphere are all amazing. While Hyatt's Residence Club's have a small footprint (only 16 properties), the Hyatt Ka'anapali Beach is the newest addition to the Hyatt Residence Club. It has been open for a very short time and is located on Ka'anapali beach, one of the islands best beaches. All weeks at this property are categorized as Diamond which is the Hyatt Residence Club's highest season. As a result, Hyatt owners may have difficulty getting into this property. This does trade through Interval International but availability is practically non-existent at the moment due to the high demand for this property. However, if you see it, grab it as nightly rates for this property are sky high.
The Westin St. John Villas; St. John Virgin Islands
The Westin St. John Villas are located on the tiny island of St. John which is located next to St. Thomas. The island is extremely small and secluded. The Westin St. John Villas are luxurious accommodations with an intimate setting. The beaches and grounds are beautiful. The Westin St. John Villas do also trade through Interval International. I am constantly on the lookout for this property and it sadly never becomes available. This is a very tough trade as it is popular, small and rates are extremely expensive which would make a trade a tremendous value.
Marriott's Phuket Beach Club - Phuket, Thailand
Marriott's Phuket Beach Club is located in Phuket, Thailand is a very luxurious property located on stunning beaches. The distance to Thailand can be difficult to handle as it can be more than a 24 hour plane ride. However, once there, Thailand is a true asian paradise. Service is phenomenal as is the food, decor and amenities. Going for a week will definitely be too little but due to the distance, this property does come up for trade fairly often. This property also trades through Interval International.
The following list is not meant to be all inclusive and was truthfully presented in no particular order. These are some stunning properties around the world that can be available. I will detail in other posts how to search and find these properties and hopefully you can enjoy being a guest at one or more of them.
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