From traditional snowy wonderlands to ‘fun in the sun’ beachside retreats, RedWeek, the world’s largest marketplace for by-owner timeshare rentals, is revealing its top 10 resorts for the 2023/2024 winter travel season.
The curated list is derived from a comprehensive analysis of rental booking volumes and customer inquiries on the RedWeek platform, offering highly sought-after destinations and accommodations that are exclusive to RedWeek. Among the top picks are Marriott’s Crystal Shores in Marco Island, FL, Marriott’s Summit Watch in Park City, UT and Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach Club on Oahu, each offering a unique blend of luxury and local charm.
International destinations making this year’s top 10 list are The Royal Sands in Cancun, Mexico, Grand Luxxe at Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta, Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico, and the most popular destination, Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club in Palm Beach, Aruba.
RedWeek’s timeshare marketplace boasts a vast array of rentals, ideal for spur-of-the-moment escapes. Most properties are part of renowned resort brands, so guests are assured of consistently high quality and safety standards.
The unique feature of RedWeek is the direct booking capability it offers. Timeshare owners list their properties on the platform, facilitating a streamlined and seamless booking process. RedWeek’s involvement in managing the transaction and rental agreement adds an extra layer of security and ease for timeshare owners and renters.
“Despite ongoing economic uncertainty, we continue to see strong demand for domestic and international leisure travel. Consumers want to get away this winter, and on RedWeek, they can find the perfect accommodation to fit their needs,” says Maurice Aubrey, RedWeek’s president.
RedWeek’s Top 10 Trending Winter Destinations
- Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club – Palm Beach, Aruba
- Grand Luxxe at Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta – Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico
- Marriott’s Crystal Shores – Marco Island, Florida
- Marriott’s Summit Watch – Park City, Utah
- Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach Club – Oahu, Hawaii
- Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club – Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii
- Marriott’s Ocean Pointe – Palm Beach Shores, Florida
- Marriott’s Newport Coast Villas – Newport Coast, California
- Marriott’s StreamSide at Vail – Vail, Colorado
- The Royal Sands – Cancun, Mexico
Timeshare rentals are especially appealing for groups and families due to their home-style accommodations, offering larger spaces and often featuring full or partial kitchens-amenities typically unavailable in standard hotels. Guests can also access resort-like amenities such as concierge services, on-site spas and pools, and regular housekeeping. And because travelers rent directly from the owner, they aren’t required to attend mandatory sales meetings.
“It’s really a win-win. Most owners want to recoup their annual fees, so rates are extremely competitive compared to a hotel or private home, particularly when considering what’s included. The properties on our Top 10 all have something special about them, from cozying up to the roaring fire in your two-bedroom Vail villa to teeing off while overlooking the Pacific in Newport Beach,” Aubrey adds.