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!
Our vacation exchange through RCI in Costa Rica was fantastic! It was the perfect blend of incredible scenery, abundant wildlife, relaxation and adventure. We enjoyed our stay at the Ecoplaya Beach Resort on the Northern coast as the beautiful beaches were virtually deserted. We definitely will be going back, hopefully with more family members in tow!
Velas Vallarta is our home away from home! It doesn't matter how much time passes between visits, as soon as we arrive it feels like we never left. Velas Vallarta has lush gardens, beautiful views, comfortable rooms, daily/nightly activities, and most importantly, friendly, caring, service-oriented staff who feel like family before you leave and every time you return. Oh yeah, once you experience a massage on the beach, you will be ready to book your next trip on the spot! Velas Vallarta is definitely a favorite for us! We have stayed there at least 3 times and look forward to our next visit! We have always felt very safe in Puerto Vallarta and would recommend this resort to couples, families or friends just getting together for some fun in the sun! Velas Vallarta caters to everyone!
Discover Taino Beach Resort located in the Grand Bahamas Island, a treasured getaway where an entire family can enjoy fun in the sun. The Taino resort offers spacious loft suites, exclusive private beach, lazy river, and a spectacular outdoor pool an entire family can enjoy. Check out this video and learn more about the Caribbean comfort offered at the Taino Beach Resort.
What a great family vacation we had taking 13 members of our immediate family to the island for a week of fun. We enjoyed celebrating a birthday with the help of our great resort friends; from decorating, to food, to Karaoke. Our days were filled with biking, banana boat rides, jet skis, scooters and shopping. Weather was fantastic and our bonding as a family was unforgettable. They are very special to my husband and I and we have enjoyed sharing our vacation time with each of them. We have had travels through RCI that we could have never experienced on our own. Thanks RCI.
Our family, plus a couple of extra teenagers, went on the most fabulous adventures while staying at the Westwind Club. We asked about parasailing and one hour later we left from the beach at our resort on an exhilarating ride up into the air...we could see most of the island from way up there...There is so much to do on Nassau. It is so easy to travel around the island either by taxi or public transportation - a jitney bus. Downtown has great shopping and restaurants as well as Pirates of Nassau (a pirate museum) were we had the most amusing pictures with "arrrrr" pirate friend. We look forward to other adventures on Nassau.
We enjoyed a wonderful family vacation over Christmas and the New Year in Cancun. There was something for everyone in our group of all ages. Sightseeing, resort activities, fabulous weather, glorious beaches at a world renowned resort - hard to believe all made possible by a reasonably priced exchange fee! Never having ventured out of our area through RCI, we were a bit apprehensive about traveling so far from home. The ease and accuracy of travel planning through RCI made all aspects of planning very enjoyable. We found the hotel staff and local people to be warm, friendly & attentive. Thank you for another great vacation.
Yes, that's right 2002!! The memories are still fresh and every time someone mentions they are going to Hawaii, I share my experience with them. We stayed at Paniolo Greens on the Big Island and truly enjoyed the mountain views and close proximity to the beaches and other attractions while maintaining a sense of peace and calmness. The resort activities were very family friendly and we enjoyed the "hula" lessons. Within the next 2 - 3 years we will be going back to one or more of the islands of the beautiful state of Hawaii!!
My husband and I have been owners since 1998 at the Palace Resorts in Cancun and have had many wonderful vacations there with family and friends. We have primarily stayed at the Moon Palace. You can hop a complimentary bus to any of the other Palace Resorts and enjoy all of the same all-inclusive benefits. We have enjoyed deep sea excursions, catching many varieties of fish. Trips to the Mayan Ruins were a treat to behold. Inexpensive bus service is available on the strip to uptown and shopping. Snorkeling trips were enjoyed. Beautiful turquoise water, plenty of sun and fun!
A family vacation to the Sheraton Vistana Resort in Orlando was the highlight of our year. With our 4 daughters all under the age of 7 the accommodations and location were ideal. We could have done without the Disney passes and spent time just hanging around the resort and taking advantage of all of the amenities which it had to offer. We were glad that we had banked our week from a year or two earlier when we were not able to take a vacation and then use it when it was a convenient time for us.
In February, my husband and I were privileged to spend a week in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico at the Grand Mayan with my three children, their spouses, and our two granddaughters. What a wonderful vacation!! The weather was perfect. The resort was spectacular! We rotated from the beach, to the warm pool, to the kids' area. We played beach volleyball, played in the waves, and floated on the lazy river. We were able to go zip lining over beautiful tree tops. We love Mexico and go twice a year - once with friends and once a year with family.
It's so hard to get an active family together, but we managed it this year at Massanutten. Our daughter came with her husband and 3 year old son. Our son and his girlfriend came in from DC and our oldest son, his wife and two little girls, ages 1 and 5 came too. Only one family could stay the entire week with Craig and I, but it worked out that the guys all got a chance to golf, the girls all got to go trail riding, we got to bike, swim, enjoy the water park and the chairlift and magic show. PLUS we had plenty of time to play games and enjoy each others company...My husband and I have been to this resort many other times, but sharing it with the kids and grandkids really made our vacation special. Thanks so much for providing this wonderful opportunity!!
View from the top of Massanutten Mt. in Virginia with all its peace and tranquility. Spectacular ski lift rides, plus all the fun and challenging activities the resort offers. A great family vacation destination, as well as for all. My husband and I enjoyed every minute of our time at Massanutten. Don't just take my word for it, go check it out for yourself!
After enjoying each of our exchange vacations through RCI to such places as Costa Rica, Orlando, and the Poconos, our family of eighteen found our trip to an RCI affiliated resort in the Shenandoah Valley the best. Washington, D. C. was close, as were visits to many nearby sites: Civil War battlegrounds, estates of American historical figures, and beautiful landscapes. The amenities at the Eagle Trace at Massanutten were comfortable, elegant, complete. The setting is rustic, with groundhogs, deer, and other critters visiting below our balconies on a nightly basis (even an occasional skunk!). Eagle Trace had more than enough to keep everyone busy: golf, swimming, horseback riding, wonderful hiking trails. We'll go back.
My family trip to Massanutten: This was one of the best trips I have ever been on. We had so much to do there. The family loved it. We did things we had never done before. We tried skiing, snow boarding, horse back riding, and surfing. I bet you are wondering how we did all of that at one place, well we did! Oh yeah we also did crafts I mean the whole family...This was one of the best affiliated resorts we have been to!
For the last 10 years, my family and I have made several trips to Massanutten. It is a great family resort that has year round attractions. We usually go during ski season where we can enjoy the family friendly short slopes. The green (easy) slope is great for beginners and those new to snowboarding. We also enjoy the enclosed water park when we need a break from the skiing. Each time we have visited the resort we have stayed in different units. Even the small units were larger than most of the units that we visited in other states or locations. I look forward to our next trip to Massanutten this year. I haven't booked it yet...but will be working on it this week!
As I write this, we are returning from our first, and hopefully, our annual family vacation with our daughter and her family and our son and his fiance. We stayed at the Powhatan Plantation in Williamsburg, Va. and had an absolutely amazing time. The resort was everything we hoped it would be. The staff was incredibly helpful and we were very pleased with our accommodations and the amenities. The location was convenient for Busch Gardens, Colonial Williamsburg, and the outlets. The kids had as much fun as the adults and everyone had their own unit which made vacationing together so easy. I only wished we had bought our timeshare sooner so we could have been doing this for years. Hopefully, we will have many family vacations together in the future.
This summer, we visited Virginia Beach as a family. We thought we were going to have to stay at a military base, as we had not planned ahead and made other accommodations. Just for giggles, my husband searched for an RCI affiliated resort and found one that was right on the beach. Ocean Sands was an older place, but it was right at the center of all the activity. The room was cozy and had everything we needed. The resort had a wonderful pool, and lots of activities. Best of all, we could walk right out of our resort onto the beach, or across the street to literally dozens of shops and restaurants. We were very excited and pleased that this resort became available, and it just goes to show you that you can never tell if you will find something at the last minute, or not!
My best girlfriends whisked me away on to an unknown destination for my birthday over 10 years ago. I had no idea where I was going, but they told me to pack for a long weekend of fun and adventure. Unfortunately, we got lost and neither of them could figure out how to get to my surprise birthday location, so they had to let me in on the secret so that I could help get us untangled on the road. We eventually arrived at Massanutten Resort and we had the time of our lives. We ended up buying a week at Eagle Trace at Massanutten and since then have shared many wonderful vacations together. A couple years later, I married and bought another week with my husband. We are a blended family of 8 and our RCI subscribing membership has allowed us to have quality, affordable vacations for our large family. We love RCI!
We became RCI subscribing members over 30 years ago when a very young family struggling to make a living after moving to Queensland for a life-change. Our daughters and then grandsons grew up loving the annual week at Don Pancho Resort at Bargara where we watched turtles laying eggs and hatchlings emerging. Over the years we have travelled the world with RCI. Now retirees, we spend much of our time planning "Where to next?" As we tell everyone - we are definitely Timeshare Junkies!
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