Aruba Beach Club


We have been going to the RCI affiliated resort Aruba Beach Club on Eagle Beach for over 30 years. We have always had good experiences with all of our exchanges through RCI.

 

We have been going to the RCI affiliated resort Aruba Beach Club on Eagle Beach for over 30 years. We have always had good experiences with all of our exchanges through RCI.

 

- Don and Donna S. from Hampstead, NH

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Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort


Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort - This was our first trip outside of the USA. The Caribbean is definitely a great place to go. We spent Christmas 2009 there. It was a big change having Christmas like this when you are from New England. We will be returning!

 

This was our first trip outside of the USA. The Caribbean is definitely a great place to go. We spent Christmas 2009 there. It was a big change having Christmas like this when you are from New England. We will be returning!

 

- Sandy L. from Bennington, VT

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Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort


On the beautiful beach in a serene area of the Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort are these chairs just calling your name.

 

On the beautiful beach in a serene area of the Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort are these chairs just calling your name.

 

- Lisa S. from Easton, PA

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Aruba


We had additional points left at the end of the year 2 years ago. We've always heard that Aruba had great beaches and a friendly safe island. But the high season starts at the end of December. We traded our points for a vacation just before the Christmas rush to this Island and found the off season great. There were no great crowds, the restaurants really appreciated our business and so did our resort. The weather was slightly cooler than later but we don't want to burn anyway! We had a great trip and found other people who appreciate the off season travel times. What a wonderful trip, we were able to stay across from one of the best beaches, could walk to a lot of activities and enjoy the activities at our resort and the local area. I'm open to trying new vacation resorts in areas we haven't explored in the past! We can't say enough about the benefits we have with our timeshare.

 

- Anthony B. from Magnolia, DE

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Most Beautiful Sunset


This photo was taken on the resort beach and was one of the most beautiful and romantic sunsets we have ever seen.

 

This photo was taken on the resort beach and was one of the most beautiful and romantic sunsets we have ever seen.

 

- Paul W. from Arena, WI

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Renewing Wedding Vows in Kauai


We renewed our wedding vows on a beach in Kauai in 2005, and stayed in an RCI affiliated resort on the North Shore.

 

We renewed our wedding vows on a beach in Kauai in 2005, and stayed in an RCI affiliated resort on the North Shore.

 

- Joyce R. from Austin, TX

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Pueblo Bonito Resort at Sunset Beach


Pueblo Bonito Resort at Sunset Beach - One of the most wonderful places to vacation. Relax, shop, water activities, fabulous food! Who could ask for anything more. We spent a week in December, 2007 for our son's wedding. Such fun!

 

One of the most wonderful places to vacation. Relax, shop, water activities, fabulous food! Who could ask for anything more. We spent a week in December, 2007 for our son's wedding. Such fun!

 

- Christine R. from Selah, WA

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Hawaiian Wedding 2007


My husband had been an RCI subscribing member for many years before we met. We used the unit at his home resort a few times, but after our engagement on Feb. 14, we decided to go to Hawaii for our wedding...We stayed in Kona for 4 days before island jumping over to Maui for a week. Both resorts were wonderful. Two days before flying back home to Virginia we got married on the beach. Just us, the minister, a photographer, and two sea turtles who crashed the ceremony. It was truly the trip of a lifetime. Almost two years later we are beginning to plan another vacation through RCI, this time to Walt Disney World for our new son.

 

- Russell K. from King William, VA

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Carlsbad, CA


Even though we are residents of Southern California, we exchanged our timeshare to stay close to home. We stayed at the Grand Pacific Palisades Resort in Carlsbad, CA. This is a very nice resort for families. Everything you could possibly need is nearby. We went about 10 minutes down the road for a nice family day at the beach. LEGOLAND is about a hop, skip and a jump away. Couldn't ask for a better location!

 

- Lori W. from Sun City, CA

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Grand Pacific Resorts at Grand Pacific Palisades Resort


Grand Pacific Resorts at Grand Pacific Palisades Resort - The photo was taken at the pier in Oceanside, Ca a few miles from the resort. Even in October, the weather was warm and the beach was great. We love Carlsbad, Ca.

 

The photo was taken at the pier in Oceanside, Ca a few miles from the resort. Even in October, the weather was warm and the beach was great. We love Carlsbad, Ca.

 

- Bonny G. from San Diego, CA

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Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort


Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort

 

Kids enjoying ocean waves for the first time!

 

- Kelsey P. from Gilbert, AZ

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Grand Pacific Palisades Resort


Shopping - one of my favorite things to do - at the Carlsbad, CA outlet stores. While shopping I noticed this great looking place on the hill above the flower fields of Carlsbad, CA and thought to myself "I wonder what it would be like to have that vantage point for a stay." But I never went up there to actually check. A while later, I booked at Grand Pacific Palisades...I was ecstatic to find out the property was the place I had wondered about and our room with fireplace and all was located exactly facing those beautiful flower fields and the shopping outlets. I shopped 'til my heart's content for a week.

 

- Joe & Mary T. from Sunset Beach, CA

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Carlsbad, California


We just returned from a wonderful week at the Tamarack Beach Resort in Carlsbad, CA. The grounds were exceptionally nice, as were our accommodations. Our unit had a partial ocean view that was practically a full view. We could walk to most every restaurant. The beach was right across the street and very clean and clear. One day we took the train to visit Old Town. That was fun! What a wonderful relaxing time. We will definitely return to that resort.

 

- Marilyn W. from Glendale, AZ

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All is good in Carlsbad, CA


Vacation Travels with RCI TV's Dan "The RCI Guy"

I spent part of my youth growing up in California and I remember driving on the freeway and, from time to time, seeing an exit sign here or there that would say: Carlsbad. I always thought the name itself was kind of cool... but who knew the actual city was so great!

 

About 8 years ago my wife and I along with our four kids exchanged through RCI and stayed at a beautiful Grand Pacific Resort in Carlsbad and to this day, my kids say that was one of their favorite trips of all time (and believe me.... we've been on some awesome vacations)!

 

The first thing we liked was the easy accessibility. Carlsbad is built up on both sides of the I-5 Freeway and everything seems to be just minutes away. The resort we stayed at was about 5 minutes from the beach but built atop a small mountain crest with total, unobstructed views of the southern California coast - the sunsets were simply inspiring!

 

The next thing we liked about Carlsbad was all the fun shops and restaurants. We love to explore new shops and enjoy different restaurants when we go on vacation and Carlsbad has plenty of both. Since it's right on the coast, it's swimming with great seafood and tons of shops with a "beach boy" flare. Everything is fun and laid back at the same time and the locals all seem to have those same qualities woven into their DNA.

 

Another great thing about Carlsbad is its proximity to the theme parks. Seaworld is less than 30 minutes south in San Diego and Lego Land is only minutes away... and if you want to drive a little further north, you can still take in Disneyland.

 

Yup, my family and I LOVED Carlsbad. If Southern California is a place you've always wanted to go... or if you've been there before but haven't checked out Carlsbad, put it down as the next place for your next vacation!

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Where in the world am I?


Well, my parents told me we were going on vacation. I got to the airport --that plane was bigger than the world! We got on the plane and took off. Why did they go soooo fast? I wasn't in that big of a hurry! When we got to Cabo , our resort was the best..Swimming pools and slides and a beach just feet away. Where do I start? Well one day I played in the pool all day. Another day we went to pier and I couldn't believe my eyes---there was Captain Hook--my good friend! Then I tried on several sombreros. Why are they so big! Next day I went para sailing--how fun. While at divorce beach I held 6 iguanas. Mom and dad said NO to bringing one home. I spent another day at my resort. What fun.. This is my story thru the eyes of a 4 year old.

 

- Submitted by: cowboys

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Cabo Cabo Cabo!


Three years ago I had booked a resort for my family in Cancun, Mexico. It was the day after Christmas and we were excited about leaving snowy Salt Lake City, Utah. However, when we arrived at the airport, our plane to Cancun was overbooked so we could not all make the flight. Next to the Cancun flight gate, there was a flight leaving to Cabo San Lucas. They had seats for us! I called RCI from the airport and told them the situation. The customer service rep told me that he could switch us to a resort in Cabo without any additional charges. So all 7 of us flew to Cabo. We took a taxi to the Pueblo Bonito Resort at Sunset Beach. The porters at the resort drove us to our unit via golf carts. The resort is built on a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean. We entered our unit and were wowed! It was a 4 bedroom Presidential Suite with the most awesome view of the ocean. On our balcony was our own hot tub. Our family had a tremendous week of fun at this beautiful resort. This resort and its staff were 5 Star. I can only say thank you RCI for helping us to experience family memories together that we will treasure forever!

 

- Submitted by: alden

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Mrs.


Last Fall my husband and I, just recently retired, took a trip of a lifetime. After the wedding of our son on October 9, in Banff, Canada we set out for Vancouver, where we toured and visited friends. Then off we ventured down the west coast highway. I had booked 7 RCI affiliated resorts from Point Arena, to Palm Springs. From there we set off to Lake Havasu, then to Las Vegas, then Sedona. After that we returned to Lake Havasu and then to Palm Springs. Then we returned to Canada for Christmas. We saw so much beautiful scenery and stayed in some great places. Thanks to our RCI membership we were able to visit so many wonderful places and see so many incredible things. We went to flea markets, climbed mountains, walked on the beach, road through the Redwood forest, did some wine tasting, visited the Living Desert, went on a desert tour in Sedona and gambled in Las Vegas. We put 19,720 km on our vehicle. We have so many great memories.

 

- Submitted by: raproc

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I Love Cabo!


I want to tell you about Cabo! I just loved it there! I was amazed by all the cactus and foothills surrounded by the gorgeous deep blue water. The rock formations and the Arch in the Sea of Cortez are spectacular! Locals said that it only rains approximately 11 days a year. Since I live in Florida, I noticed the lack of humidity and enjoyed it immediately. It was true desert conditions, in the 80's during the day and cooled nicely each evening. This was a timeshare trade for me, staying at the RCI Gold Crown, five-star resort Pueblo Bonito Resort at Sunset Beach. The resort is situated on the Western side of the tip of Baja, on a hillside overlooking the Pacific. This spectacular getaway provides incredible views from hacienda-style villas overlooking a magnificent expanse of private beach and sparkling deep blue sea. This has to be the most fantastic resort I have ever experienced. The luxurious all-suite accommodations along with five ocean-view pools was amazing. Even though the beach there is non-swimmable because of the strong currents, walks on the beach and listening to the pounding waves was breathtaking. There is magnificent dining on property but be certain to make reservations. All the restaurants are very popular, The Spa massages and facials were relaxing and delightful. The resort provides complimentary shuttle golf carts to escort guests around the property. They also offer a shuttle bus to adjacent Pueblo Bonito Pacifica, and nearby (10 minutes) to Pueblo Bonito Los Cabos as well as Pueblo Bonito Rose where you can enjoy full use of all amenities and restaurants. These properties are adjacent to each other and are located on one of the best swimmable beaches in Los Cabos, Medano Beach. This is also near downtown and within walking distance to many shops and restaurants. Be sure to try the tortilla soup at The Office. Best I have ever tasted! And you can dine with your feet in the sand! The marina is also located nearby providing boats for diving, whale watching, deep sea fishing and glassbottom boats with boat tours for spectacular views of Lover's Beach and the Arch.

The Los Cabos International airport is approximately 45 minutes from the resort and is near the quaint town of San Jose del Cabo. I recommend arranging transportation with the resort in advance of your arrival. If you rent a car be certain to drive approximately 30 minutes up the Pacific coast to Todos Santos to visit the famed Hotel California and many other interesting shops and sights in that area.

As you can tell I definitely enjoyed Cabo and certainly recommend that you experience this destination for your next vacation. The people are extremely friendly and accommodating and do everything possible to make your vacation a wonderful memory!

- Janelle A. from Clearwater, FL

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Ecoplaya Beach Resort


The sunsets in Costa Rica were spectacular!

 

The sunsets in Costa Rica were spectacular!

 

- Wendy M. from Courtenay, British Columbia

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Costa Rica


We first exchanged to Costa Rica as a favor to my sister. However, we soon realized what a special, wonderful place it is. Through RCI we were able to stay at a resort overlooking an incredible beach and bay and enjoy nightly sunsets over the Pacific. It quickly became a habit (that lasted through subsequent trips to the same resort) to be sure we were in place, either on our patio or at the infinity pool, for the sunset. Not once have we been disappointed. Thanks to RCI and our subscribing membership, we have been able to make many wonderful memories of Costa Rica, including the sunsets, marlin fishing, exploring the rainforest and volcano, and meeting some absolutely wonderful people.

 

- Melvin H. from Edgartown, MA

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