The last thing you want to do is spend your hard-earned money on accommodations you’ll be disappointed in. So whether you’re looking to take a road trip vacation or a bucket-list trip to Hawaii, take a look at the resorts booked and requested most by thousands of travelers like you on Redweek.
They Are the Best of Both Worlds
Each of these resorts combines the space and home-like conveniences of an Airbnb condo but the prime location, resort amenities, and cleanliness standards of global hotel chains such as Hilton, Marriott, Westin, Hyatt, and more.
So if increasing Airbnb prices are out of your budget but you can’t return to vacationing in a single-room hotel again, these 22 resorts have precisely what you’re looking for… and more!
Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club & Aruba Ocean Club
The most booked and requested Redweek resort is the Surf Club section of Marriott’s Aruba property. Perched on an ideal spot along Palm Beach’s white sand beach, this expanded resort has one of the best locations on the island. From studio apartments to three-bedroom condos and a waterpark-like pool with a lazy river and waterslide, it’s not a surprise that travelers love this resort.
People looking for a smaller-scale resort on Palm Beach often book into their Ocean Club section, with its pool and stunning grounds.
Marriott’s Newport Coast Villas
It’s not a surprise that this Southern California resort spread across 75 lush acres was the second most popular resort on Redweek last year. This upscale Mediterranean-style hotel in Laguna Beach has stunning Pacific Ocean views and many amenities for adults and families.
Soak up that California sunshine at one of five pools, tennis and basketball courts, or their golf course. Families praise their kids-only pool, on-site putt-putt golf, and luxury condo suites with full kitchens, washers, and dryers, and outdoor space to enjoy the views even from the rooms.
Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach Club
One of Oahu’s most beloved family resorts is in the gated Ko Olina resort community that also houses Disney Aulani and the Four Seasons. For families who like the convenience of direct flights to Honolulu International Airport but prefer fewer crowds than Waikiki, Marriott Ko Olina is a resort that seemingly offers it all less than one hour from the airport. Families with young children praise the calm waters of the beach lagoon, endless daily activities, multiple pools, and large condo-style rooms.
Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club & Lahaina Villas
Once people experience a vacation at Maui Ocean Club or its neighboring property Lahaina Villas, they return repeatedly. When staying here, it is common to meet people staying for weeks and hear tales of families who have been coming annually for ten or even 20 years.
With 16 waterfront acres across Kaanapali Beach, the island’s famous beach, its location is not only stunning but convenient. Families enjoy the massive pool complex, with a special section for young kids. Its newer area, Lahaina Villas, offers larger units of two and three-bedroom suites ideal for larger families or large groups.
Marriott’s OceanWatch Villas at Grande Dunes
While over 19 million people visit Myrtle Beach’s 60 miles of beachfront a year, guests wouldn’t know it at the quieter yet conveniently located Marriott Grande Dunes. Part of the 2,200-acre Ocean Watch community, this resort offers many family-friendly amenities that you could stay on-site for your whole trip.
Regular winners of awards like Best Hotel in Myrtle Beach and Best Family Resort in Myrtle Beach it’s also the only hotel on this list within one day’s drive for more than 50% of the U.S. Population.
Marriott’s Ocean Pointe
This ocean-front resort on Singer Island, east of Palm Beach, beautifully combines high-end hotel amenities with comfortable home-like accommodations. This five-building resort complex offers condo rooms as big as three bedrooms. It is conveniently located 30 minutes from Palm Beach airport, yet it feels like a world away.
The Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas
If you’re looking for an upscale Kaanapali Beachfront resort with tons of on-site family-friendly amenities but also has an epic spa, take a look at this traveler-favorite. They feature not just culturally-based children’s programs, stunning pools and lush tropical grounds, their iconic Heavenly beds, and a 10,000-square-foot spa.
Marriott’s Grande Ocean
Hilton Head Island is one of America’s top ten family beaches, and Mariott’s Grande Ocean is one of the best family-oriented resorts on the island. With a prime beachfront location on the Southern part of the island, there are four pools and even a drop-off kids camp if you want to try your hand at one of 33 world-class Hilton Head Island golf courses or take some time for yourself.
The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas
Another stunning Kaanapali beachfront resort effortlessly blends luxury, respect for Hawaiian culture, gorgeous grounds, and a 10,000-acre pool area with the relaxation vacationers crave. Nanea in Hawaiian means “to pass the time in peace, relax, and lounge contented.” After reading their 5-star reviews, this resort appears to live up to its name.
Wyndham Bonnet Creek Resort
If you’re planning a non-theme park Orlando vacation or a partial-theme park trip, look at the award-winning Wyndham Bonnet Creek. Set on Disney property, this resort has so many on-site fun-filled activities that kids often prefer to stay and play at its five pools, two lazy rivers, and a pirate ship water play area. Large families, multi-generation travelers, or family reunion groups enjoy their large units up to 4 bedrooms.
Marriott’s Crystal Shores
If you’re craving a trip to the Caribbean’s white-sand beaches and turquoise waters but prefer to stay in the United States, Marco Island is the domestic destination you’re looking for. South of Naples, Florida, this regularly sold-out resort sits on some of the only developed lands in the area’s barrier islands, combining luxurious accommodations with the best of southwestern Florida beaches.
Marriott’s Barony Beach Club
Located in the north part of Hilton Head Island, this resort has long been a favorite of families. Travelers with younger children praised the shaded, zero-entry pool, and golfers appreciated its location. The property is across the street from the Cobb-designed Barony Port Royal Barony golf course, making it that much easier to slip away from a round of golf.
Marriott’s MountainSide at Park City
Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort
Marriott’s Waiohai Beach Club
Another family-favorite resort, this south Kauai resort, is located on the #1 ranked beach in America – Poipu Beach. Spend your day watching whales, admiring native wildlife, or snorkeling with sea turtles steps from the hotel. Between the lush and tropical landscaping, waterfall-filled pools, and Garden Isle views, you’ll definitely feel like you’re in the Aloha state.
Marriott’s BeachPlace Towers
Hyatt Ka’anapali Beach – A Hyatt Residence Club
Harborside Resort at Atlantis
Marriott’s Frenchman’s Cove
Hilton Hawaiian Village Lagoon Tower
The Royal Sands
Wait, These are Timeshare Resort Rentals?
Yes, but it’s not what you’re probably thinking about timeshares. Instead, today’s timeshares are fully stocked condo rooms in some of the most in-demand, award-winning resorts like upscale global hotel brands like Disney, The Four Seasons, Westin and Hyatt.
And you don’t have to be a timeshare owner to stay at knock your socks off resorts. And the deals available just might surprise you.
Are These Resorts Affordable?
When you book a timeshare rental from an owner you save 30 to 70% off the hotel price. Individual timeshare owners set the cost of their rentals, so you really can secure resort reservations at a significant discount as you bypass intermediaries and standard rack room rates. And there are secure booking options, so you don’t have to worry.
What One Renter Had To Say
“We were skeptics, of course, on renting from a timeshare owner. But we stayed at The Omni Cancun for five nights, and [the timeshare owner] was a wonderful owner to work with. Everything went according to plan, with no problems whatsoever.”
Just want everyone to know that we had a pleasant experience using this website and quite honestly could not have taken such an expensive vacation without the affordable rates timeshare owners can offer by renting out their weeks,” said Gaye on Redweek’s testimonials page.
I Rented a Timeshare On Redweek: Here’s My Honest Review
If you’re looking to learn about the rental website Redweek from a real person who has used them, then you’ve come to the right place! With so many vacation rental sites out there, it is hard to know who to trust.
However, not only is Redweek a 20-year old, A+ Better Business Bureau rated company, but it’s a place for you to book condo rooms at brand-name resorts like Marriott, Wyndham, Hilton, Hyatt at significant cost savings. Many people ask me, so what’s the catch?
7 Websites That Can Save You $1,000 or More on Resort Bookings (Psst, They’re Timeshare Rentals)
Before you write off a vacation completely, look at the hotel deals available with timeshare rentals. To illustrate these deals, we’ve found examples of where you can save $1,000, $2,000, or even $3,000 by booking the same resort rooms on seven trusted timeshare rental websites vs. the hotel direct, Expedia, or Priceline.
6 Ways to Score Atlantis Bahamas Discounts and Even Free Rooms
Whether you’re looking for a couples trip, an upscale honeymoon, or the ultimate family vacation, Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas is often on people’s wish lists. But this once-in-a-lifetime experience is costly. Even booking an off-season trip will cost thousands of dollars for the most affordable room.
But it’s no myth that a getaway to Atlantis Paradise Island is possible even for travelers with a small budget. So if you found a scorching hot flight deal or have frequent flyer miles to use, it’s possible to book Atlantis accommodations on sale or get a free room and only pay the small daily resort fee.
Think Luxe Sint Maarten Is Out of Reach? Here’s How This Caribbean Island Can Be Surprisingly Affordable
What if I told you about a small island nestled in between The Caribbean Sea and The Atlantic Ocean with one idyllic setting after another? One that is actually two European territories and considered the melting pot of The Caribbean with over 130 different nationalities? It’s a fabulous beach vacation with an international flair. It’s called Sint Maarten.
If you’ve only considered this destination expensive and out of reach, here’s what we discovered on our trip to the island.
Here’s How To Vacation Like a Food Network Star in The Cayman Islands
Three in four Americans who have traveled in the last five years went for the food, according to a OnePoll/Hello Fresh Survey. One of those travelers is Emmy-Nominated Food Network Star, The Sandwich King, Chef Jeff Mauro, who said, “I want to go to places with great food. And Cayman never ceases to amaze me.”
“I like going to new places and discovering new things, but out of all the places that we have been, this is the one that we come back to,” Mauro explained to the audience at the recent Taste of Cayman Food & Drink Festival. You might spot him driving a Jeep Wrangler around town, enjoying the following places with his immediate family or the 35-plus extended family troupe he regularly visits with.