Friday, October 30, 2009

Display a RedWeek.com Widget on Your Site for a Chance to Win a Vacation

RedWeek.com, the largest marketplace for timeshare rentals, resales and exchanges, wants to send you on a one week vacation if you are the lucky winner in our "Display a RedWeek.com Widget" contest.

Here’s How It Works
To enter, just visit the Need a Vacation? page of RedWeek.com and choose any of the widgets available on that page. Post it to your blog or Web site, then, email learnmore@redweek.com with a link to show the widget in place. All entries must be received by Nov. 30, 2009, at 11:59 pm Pacific Time. RedWeek will select a winner at random on Dec. 1, 2009, and contact the winner via the email address provided on their entry. RedWeek will also announce the winner in Facebook, Twitter and on their blog.

Grab Your RedWeek.com Widget now!

Where Can You Go?
The winner can choose from any destination listed on the "Last Minute Exchanges" page of RedWeek.com. They will have up to one year to redeem the vacation.

Legal Stuff
This is not a timeshare "tour" offer. This is a week's vacation giveaway — no strings attached. Accommodations only. Airfare and car rental are not included. The winner is responsible for any local taxes or fees, as well as all incidental charges incurred at the resort during the stay including telephone charges, tours or activity fees, cleaning services, and any similar fees charged to your room. Prize may not be redeemed for cash. Winner may not transfer or sell this week.

VacationBetter.org Announces Winners of Bring My Vacation to Life Contest

As we reported back in May, the American Resort Development Association (ARDA) launched the “Bring Your Vacation to Life” photo and story contest and contestants were asked to share a memory from their timeshare vacations that enhanced their lives. This was in an effort to get people to realize that taking time to unwind, de-stress and connect with family is an important health benefit. The large number of contest entrants substantiates the value of timeshare ownership and how pre-paying for future vacations guarantees that owners get away at least once a year contributing to better health, relationships, and job performance.

The American Express gift cards were awarded to first- and second-place photos and one first-place story. The highest award went to Sally Lessig for her the story “Thru the Years”. Second-place photo prizes were awarded to Alexis MacDonald for “Lexie & Dan Love Myrtle Beach” and to Tracy Dunn for “For My Next Act”.

See Sally’s story below: “Thru the years…”
“The year was 1982 and my husband Al and I were visiting Myrtle Beach with friends. While the guys went golfing, the girls shopped and went downtown. On every corner there were people handing out brochures inviting us to visit local time share resorts. If you did go you got a "free" gift. Now 27 years later, I can't even remember what that gift was but, I wanted it. After much discussion my husband said he would go, listen to the sales pitch, get our free gift, and get out of there. We went, toured the property, listened to the presentation and we fell in love with the Beach House Golf and Racket Club. We signed on the dotted line that day. That is where this story begins. We have not missed a visit in 27 years. We bought another unit to accommodate our ever growing family and week #31 has become our yearly vacation together. We don't do much that week other than golf, beach and enjoy each other’s company. We participate in all the activities that the Beach House provides right there in our back yard. It has been such a joy to watch our children grow up, marry, have their own children and this year our Great-Grandson came for his first visit. That makes four generations sharing fun at the Beach House. Over the years we have invited many of our PA friends to travel with us and several families have purchased units and bring their families. We also have made many friends who we only see once a year on week #31 and they have become our South Carolina extended family and we look forward to reuniting with them for many years to come. Now the year is 2009. Our timeshare purchase of the Beach House Golf and Racket Club in Myrtle Beach was one of the best decisions we ever made. Priceless!”
(Photo taken by Sally Lessig - “Al Relaxing")

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Holiday Inn Club Vacations at Orange Lake Resort

Located on Orange Lake in Kissimmee, Florida, the Holiday Inn Club Vacations at Orange Lake Resort sits on a whopping 23 acres. Rent a timeshare from Redweek.com and spend a week of your next vacation immersed in fun for every member of the family.

The timeshare units range from studios to 3-bedroom villas. All are decorated with soft paint colors and wicker furniture in bright tropical prints. Many units have screened porches to make relaxing in the Florida outdoors comfortable and pleasant.
What does your family want to do? How about water activities! There are three pool complexes, including Splash Lagoon with a wade-in pool, slides and an interactive fountain. River Island covers 12 acres of tropical landscaping and includes a lazy river type pool where you can float along on inner tubes. For more active water sports, River Island also offers water volleyball and a basketball pool. Head down to Orange Lake for boating, jet skiing and waterskiing. There you can also enjoy a day of lazy fishing.

For the golf enthusiast in your family, there are four golf courses. The choices range from challenging courses designed by Arnold Palmer to an easy 9-hole novice course. Other things to keep the family busy include a movie theater, an arcade game room, racquetball and tennis. Child care is available.

As you see, the Holiday Inn Club Vacations at Orange Lake Resort is an immense resort with a multitude of activities spread out across many acres. Not only are there enough things to do to keep you busy for a week just at the resort, but theme parks such as Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and Sea World are close by. The Resort provides free shuttle service through-out the resort, and offers shuttle service, for a fee, to the theme park attractions.

When you rent a timeshare here you'll appreciate the wholesome family atmosphere. And as an added bonus, from many of the timeshare units the Disney fireworks can be seen each night!

See timeshares at Holiday Inn Club Vacations at Orange Lake Resort – West Village
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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

5 Reasons to Rent a Timeshare for a Family Vacation

A family vacation is the best way for all members to bond and really get to know each other. We’ve got 5 Reasons why you should rent a timeshare for your next family vacation:
  1. Budget-Friendly - With this challenging economy, many families feel they are unable to afford a vacation, especially since a family vacation means funding for a number of people. Most timeshare rentals are much less expensive than hotel rates. You can find rentals under $100/night, and that covers the sleeping accommodations of several people. You'll be pleasantly surprised at how inexpensive renting a timeshare can actually be.

  2. Lots of Room - A hotel room is small and if anyone has tried to stay in a cramped hotel room with children you'll appreciate right away the spaciousness of a timeshare unit. Most come with a living room, often a dining room, and a patio, balcony or lanai. That's a lot of space for kids to play in and spread out. A separate bedroom (or 2 or 3) allows the adults to stay up and enjoy television, DVD movies, card games or just visiting without worrying about disturbing sleeping children.

  3. Kitchen Saves on Meals - Every parent who has vacationed with children knows how difficult it can be to keep constantly hungry kids fed and happy. If you're staying in a hotel or motel this can become a real chore, not to mention expensive. A fully-equipped kitchen right in your unit makes snacks a breeze, and it's easy to take care of breakfast. One of the biggest expenses for families on vacation is always having to eat meals out. With your own kitchen you can save money by preparing most dinners, and then as a vacation treat enjoy a night out in a restaurant or café.

  4. Play at the Resort - Included in the one low price of your budget timeshare are all of the amenities of the resort. Many resorts have children's playgrounds, arcade game rooms and kid's activity programs. You'll almost always have a swimming pool, a spa, and often tennis courts and golf courses. Depending on where you're staying you could have additional activities such as snorkeling and wind-surfing or cross-country skiing and sledding.

  5. Vacation Almost Anywhere - Timeshare rentals are available all over the world. You can choose timeshares near large cities where you can enjoy popular attractions such as the theme parks in Orlando, Central Park in New York City, and the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Or you can find a timeshare tucked in a quiet corner such as beautiful Vernon Valley, New Jersey, the California Wine Country, or peaceful Payette Lake, Idaho.
BONUS!! Take the 4-Legged Family Member Along - You can find many pet-friendly timeshares will cater to the furry members of your family, providing meals, toys, and even pet sitters.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Rent a Timeshare in Aruba - The Jewel of the Caribbean!

Aruba has the well-deserved reputation of being one of the top Caribbean destinations. Take the family or share with a group of friends and rent a timeshare at the Costa Linda Beach Resort for the treat of a lifetime.

The Costa Linda Beach Resort is centrally located along the southwest coast of Aruba. You can rent timeshares there that sleep up to 8. The units are kept immaculate by maid service six days a week. Not only will your maid make your beds, but she'll do your dishes, too! All of this while you're enjoying one of the most stunning beaches in all of the Caribbean. The sand in front of this resort is white and powdery soft, and the brilliant jeweled turquoise water is a feast for the eyes.

Aruba, an island in the Lesser Antilles, was settled by the Dutch and is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Amazingly it lies outside the hurricane belt. Aruba's capital city and the largest town on the island is Oranjestad. Here, amidst beautiful Dutch ornamental architecture in glowing pastel colors, is the primary shopping center on the island. Since your timeshare has a kitchen head down to the wharf and take advantage of the fresh fish that is sold right off the boats every morning.

The Arikok National Park is a natural preserve which covers 25% of the island and showcases Aruba's unique arid landscape. Along the hiking trails you'll see Aruba's amazing variety of plants and animals, including the wind-sculpted divi-divi trees, beautiful tropical flowers, brightly colored birds and even iguanas.

A fascinating site to visit on Aruba is the California Lighthouse. It's named after the famous ship that received the distress signals from the sinking Titanic. The Californian met its fate when it sank off the shores of Aruba, and the wreck near the lighthouse is a favorite dive site. Also near by is the California Sand Dunes, a popular place with the kids for dune "surfing!"

Don't miss the celebrated Natural Pool on the windward side of the island. Surrounded by rugged terrain this hidden pool of ocean water is a favorite for swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving. However, getting there can be extremely arduous and although it is possible to hike in (only if you are in very good shape), it is suggested that a professional jeep tour company is the best means of reaching the pool safely.

You can rent a timeshare at the Costa Linda Beach Resort for a little as $128/night. What a budget-friendly opportunity to experience Aruba, the jewel of the Caribbean! See all Aruba timeshare resorts for rent.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Take Our Quick Timeshare Survey

Do you own a timeshare? Do you rent timeshares for your annual vacations? RedWeek.com is looking for timeshare owners and renters to provide some feedback on timeshares in a quick two question survey. Want to participate? Just click through to the Timeshare Survey web page and type in your answers to these two questions:

  1. What do you like best about timeshare?

  2. What would you like to improve about timeshare?
Your participation should take no more than five minutes and your responses are completely private and anonymous. We greatly appreciate you taking the time to give your feedback regarding timeshares. Visit the timeshare survey now.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Most Timeshare Owners Rent Before They Buy

According to the Vacation Timeshare Owners Report, prepared by the ARDA International Foundation (AIF), almost half of the recent timeshare owners say they chose to rent a timeshare before deciding to buy. The report also went on to show that recent purchasers are younger, (58 percent are under the age of 45) wealthier (with an average household income of $94,933) and happy with their timeshare purchase.

The biggest motivators for the timeshare purchase were: The quality of the accommodations, savings on future vacations, and the credibility of the timeshare company.

"This study underscores the flexibility and value of vacation ownership products for a broad range of consumers and lifestyles. The value of timeshare that comes from its use gives people the discipline to have a better vacation year after year," said Howard Nusbaum, ARDA president and CEO.

Eighty-six percent of all timeshare owners responded that owning a timeshare was an excellent, very good, or good experience. Sixty-nine percent of all owners would recommend their own resort or vacation club and cite that beaches (52 percent), attractions/entertainment (48 percent), and shopping (39 percent) are the most appealing resort characteristics.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Visit Disney's Beach Club Villas Timeshare Resort for an Unforgettable Christmas Holiday

A sun-splashed beach vacation and Christmas at the same time? Why not! Rent a timeshare at Disney's Beach Club Villas in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, and you're just steps away from an unforgettable Christmas holiday celebration at Disney's Epcot.

The Disney's Beach Club Villas are decorated in the pastel colors and wood accents of beach architecture typical of the eastern seaboard, and range from a studio size, which has a kitchenette (includes microwave and small refrigerator) to 1 and 2-bedroom units that include a fully-equipped, full-size kitchen, and in-room washers and dryers.

All guests have full access to the amenities of the resort. These include Stormalong Bay, a massive 3-acre water park with exciting water slides and delightful sand bottom swimming pools, and restful pontoon boating at Bayside Marina. For more relaxation soak up the sun out on the beautiful white sand beach, or even enjoy some lazy fishing.

Epcot is within easy walking distance of the Villas. From November 27, 2009 through December 30, 2009 Epcot presents "Holidays Around the World." You and your family will thrill to experience the holidays at the pavilions of 11 different nations as if you had actually traveled to those countries for Christmas.

Your children will be thrilled to share cookies and cocoa with Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus at American Adventure. And then they'll also get to meet "Santa Claus" in his other international forms, such as England's Father Christmas, France's Pere Noel and Italy's La Befana.

The most popular holiday presentation at Epcot is the Candlelight Processional. Held at the outdoor America Gardens Theater at three different times each evening, this is a spectacular musical performance of the Christmas Story. Backed by a mass choir and a 50-piece orchestra celebrity narrators retell the story of Christmas. This is a serious and moving experience so your children will see no Disney Characters included in the performance, but most children are enthralled with the pageantry.

Just a reminder, evenings in Florida during November and December can be cool, so be sure to bring warm clothes and jackets if you plan to attend the outdoor Candlelight Processional performance. Learn more about Disney’s Beach Club Villas. See all Orlando timeshare resorts.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Starwood Opens 150th Hotel in Asia Pacific

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. recently opened its 150th hotel in Asia Pacific – the ITC Royal Gardenia, a Luxury Collection Hotel in Bengaluru. The opening of the 292-room hotel in India is part of Starwood’s long-term strategic growth plans in the Asia Pacific region. Prior to this new hotel, Starwood also opened seven others earlier this year and still have seven more slated to open before the end of 2009.

“Reaching our 150th hotel in Asia Pacific is an important next step for Starwood as we progress on the journey to open our 1,000th hotel and resort worldwide,” said Frits van Paasschen, President and CEO of Starwood. “The growth opportunities in Asia Pacific are unsurpassed perhaps anywhere in the world. And we are working with our best-in-class partners to further extend our position as the region’s largest upper-upscale and luxury hotel company, while strengthening our place as the industry innovator in the select service segment.”

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 966 properties in more than 100 countries. Starwood brands include: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, Aloft®, and Element SM. Starwood Hotels also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., one of the premier developers and operators of high quality timeshare resorts.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Rent a Timeshare at Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club

Think that a Hawaiian vacation is just too expensive? Think again! Budget-friendly family vacations can be had at the Marriott Maui Ocean Club timeshare resorts. Located in Lahaina, the Ocean Club has three phases right on the beach with sand and snorkeling available practically out your front door.

The name "Lahaina" means "merciless sun" in the Hawaiian language. All that this means to a visitor is that they will be enjoying a sun-drenched tropical climate. Lahaina averages only 13 inches of rain annually, usually in December and January, and if you happen to find yourself in rain here you'll soon discover how soft and almost musical a tropical rain can be.

Over two centuries ago, before the islands were unified, Lahaina was a bustling whaling town. After island unification, Lahaina was the "Royal Capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom" from 1820 to 1845. King Kamehameha III preferred this quiet village to busy Honolulu, and built a palace getaway on a one-acre island in a fishpond near the center of town.

A spectacular banyan tree in Courthouse Square was planted in 1873. With twelve major trunks it now spans an incredible two-thirds of an acre. Front Street was built in 1820 and today is the main area in Lahaina for shops, restaurants, and entertainment and is the center for nightlife in west Maui. With over 60 shops Whaler's Village is the only oceanfront shopping area on Maui. It also includes the popular Whalers Village Museum, an enjoyable and educational exhibit on whales.

Timeshare rentals at Marriott's Maui Ocean Club start as low as $113/night. Each unit has a kitchenette with a microwave and a small refrigerator. Marriott's Maui Ocean Club Lahaina Villas timeshares offer full-sized, fully-equipped kitchens, in-room washer/dryers, and upscale furnishings starting at just $145/night. The new Napili Villas at Marriott's Maui Ocean Club feature top-of-the-line lock-off, two-, and three-bedroom timeshare accommodations, upscale furnishings, and beautiful ocean or mountain views, from $143/night. All the resorts offer grills for barbecuing, children's pools, swimming and tennis.

See RedWeek.com for complete reviews and resort details.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Disney Gives Cheers to Volunteers

Thinking of a Disneyland or Disney World vacation as you travel to your timeshare next year? Well, if you participate in the “Give a Day. Get a Disney Day.” program that starts on January 1st, 2010, you could receive one free single day ticket to the Disneyland® or Disney World® theme park.

"Give a Day. Get a Disney Day." is a program that celebrates and inspires volunteerism. Disney is working with HandsOn Network to in the hopes that one million people will provide a day of service to one of their well deserving charities. And, as a way to thank you for your hard work, Disney is giving you a free ticket good for one day admission to a Walt Disney World or Disneyland theme park.

Starting January 1, 2010, you can sign up for the program at www.GiveADayGetADisneyDay.com. All members of your family are eligible to participate, so, make is a family event! Get the kids involved in deciding which charity to volunteer for (from the list provided on their Web site), show your kids the importance of helping others and get a free ticket for everyone in the family. You must have a residence in the United States, Puerto Rico, or Canada to sign up.

Here’s how it works:
  1. Go to GiveADayGetADisneyDay.com and sign up.

  2. Complete your chosen volunteer activity from their list.

  3. Once the HandsOn Network has verified your service, you will receive an email from Disney prompting you to log in and print vouchers that may be redeemed for your free ticket.
Follow along on their interactive Cheers to Volunteers web site with the Muppets and be entertained by Kermit and Miss Piggy as you see the progress of the program throughout the year.
Plan ahead and get your accommodations secured now with a timeshare rental or timeshare exchange. Choose an Anaheim timeshare if you are planning a trip to Disneyland in California, or an Orlando timeshare if you prefer to visit Disney World in Florida. You can even continue the magic and stay right in a Disney timeshare.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

8 Tips to Buying a Timeshare Resale

Are you thinking about buying a timeshare resale but not sure how to do it? As you take a look at RedWeek.com for your next timeshare purchase, those who are not familiar with the timeshare resale market might wonder what some of the key points are they should consider when making a purchase. We’ve broken the process down into 8 Tips to help walk you through the process and help ensure you are buying what you really wanted.

Each step will explain the key points you need to know when buying a resale and also denote the terminology used on RedWeek.com to describe the resale listings:
  1. Resort
    The first thing you want to do when considering buying a timeshare resale is to search for the resort you want. Perhaps you’ve already stayed at the resort, or, you have a resort in mind. It’s best to visit and stay at the resort before deciding to buy in the aftermarket. You can rent a timeshare from an owner at RedWeek.com first.

    Click the tab "Timeshares for Rent or Sale" to browse by area (ie. Hawaii), or try the "Find a Timeshare" search box on the right side of our Web site to type in the exact resort name. Make sure that if the resort you want has multiple phases that you identify the exact phase or section you want to buy when reading the details of the listing.

  2. Week (Season)
    When you can use your week will depend on if you buy a float or fixed week.

    Fixed Week: With a fixed week, you are buying exactly that week for every year. For example: If you see “39 (High)” in the sale listing, it is telling you that you are buying Week #39 in the timeshare calendar during the high season for that resort. To know how timeshare weeks are numerically assigned, see the Timeshare Weeks Calendar. It shows that Week #39 begins September 25, 26 or 27 (depending on if the resort offers Friday, Saturday or a Sunday check-in day).

    Floating: If you purchase a floating week, you can take your vacation in your timeshare any time during the specific “season” noted (high, med or low). For example: “Floating (high)” tells you the week is in the high season and may be used at any point during that window of time (most likely a span of a few months).

    Season: Every resort has a different season depending on their location (beach, mountains, etc…) High, Low, or Med refers to the season and is specific to that resort alone. High season is always the most popular time (ie. Winter time for ski resorts, summer time for beaches, etc…) To confirm the season your week falls into, it is best to contact the resort.

  3. Unit View
    Many resorts do not offer a specific view, but, if it does, you will see it outlined in the “unit view” section of the listing. Here’s a list of some of the descriptions you’ll find on RedWeek.com: Oceanfront, Ocean view, Island view, Golf view, Mountain view, Golf front, Pool, Varies.

  4. Usage (Use)
    This will tell you if you are purchasing a unit for use every year, Annual, or on Even years, or Odd years. You may also see the term EOY which means "Every Other Year" (or Biennial).

  5. Ownership (Type)
    Type helps define your rights in owning the unit: Deeded, Right to Use (RTU) or Club. All countries are different regarding laws of property ownership. You should also find out from the owner about the rights. Some timeshares only allow usage 40 years from the first date of occupancy, whereas others can be passed down from generation to generation.

  6. Size of the Unit (Bd/Ba)
    The number of bedrooms and bathrooms in the unit.

  7. Occupancy (Occ)
    The occupancy number regarding how many people can comfortably sleep in the unit, based on beds and pull out sofas.

  8. Price
    Prices vary greatly and it's all based on what you are buying. Click through to "view" the listing you have selected and you'll see what is included.

    Base price: There is typically a base purchase price to secure the unit (although some owners are selling for $0).

    Maintenance fees: Every year you use the unit (annually or every other year) you are required to pay the resort a Maintenance Fee. As you view the listing on RedWeek.com you'll see the maintenance fee listed in the details. (This is the equivalent of a condominium fee that is due every year for maintenance and repairs, like painting and unit refurbishment of soft goods.)

    Special assessment fees: Capital Items are billed separately to owners above and beyond the maintenance fees, for example, if the resort undergoes a major remodel. This is not common, but, a cost you should be aware of as you consider a timeshare purchase.
Found more confusing terms you need defined? Just check our Timeshare Glossary. Once you have decided on the property you want to buy, we strongly recommend that you use a secure third-party handling service to conduct the timeshare resale transaction. See Timeshare Resale Escrow Services for details. If you still need assistance, please Contact Us, and congratulations on your decision to purchase a timeshare.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Hilton Changes Name and Logo


Hilton Hotels Corporation has changed its name to Hilton Worldwide, and with the name comes a new corporate image and logo. In an effort to reflect Hilton’s heritage, quality, and commitment to excellence in service, their goal is to also show how the company reaches people on a global level and this change represents how they are growing internationally.

"Our new identity is reflective of a refreshed company vision, mission, values and key strategic priorities, and in some ways signifies that this is a new beginning for our company," President and CEO Chris Nassetta says. “While our corporate name and logo have changed, the best of our company – the passion, commitment and high standards of our team members that translate into exceptional experiences for our guests – remains the same.”

The new logo, with a platinum and gold stylized H evokes quality, stature and the richness of Hilton’s heritage. The two halves are reflective to represent their storied past and vibrant future. The open curves have several meanings, suggesting the rounded edges of a globe, the arch of a bridge and posts of a bed.

The company also recently relocated its global headquarters from Beverly Hills, California, to McLean, Virginia. Hilton Worldwide’s portfolio of 10 brands comprises more than 3,300 hotels in 77 countries around the world, including the Hilton Grand Vacations Club Timeshare Resorts (HGVC).

See all HGVC timeshare resorts.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Timeshare Fraud Strikes in Oregon

The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services has fined American-, Mexican-, and Panamanian-based companies in the amount of $2 million for unlawfully soliciting funds from Oregon residents in a timeshare fraud scheme. The parties sold unregistered securities involving timeshares in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. The Oregon residents, many of them elderly, lost more than $5 million.

“It’s unfortunate that many elderly Oregonians lost their hard-earned retirement funds by unwittingly investing in this scheme,” said David Tatman, DFCS division administrator. Those considering property investments should do their due diligence and research, keeping an eye out for any potential “red flags”, which is this case, was a lack of information and details. “Investors received almost no information about the company involved, especially their capitalization and operating histories,” Tatman said.

Some of the companies involved were: Yucatan Resorts, Resorts Holdings International, and World Phantasy Tours. Michael E. Kelly, the founder of the fraudulent activity and Ruttenberg and Associates Financial Marketing, the sales company, were also assessed a $300,000 fine.

Oregon’s Division of Finance and Corporate Securities (DFCS) advises consumers to conduct their own research to determine if the financial professional is licensed and how they are licensed. State licenses are not “one-size-fits-all.” To check call DFCS toll-free in Oregon at 1-866-814-9710, or go to www.dfcs.oregon.gov.

For questions or concerns outside the state of Oregon, contact the Office of the Attorney General for your state. At this time it has been reported that ten other state securities regulators have filed or concluded civil action cases against the independent salespersons involved in this timeshare ponzi scheme.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Visit the Harborside Resort at Atlantis this Winter

Looking for a tropical destination this winter? Want to be warm with your toes in the sand instead of wrapped in wool sweaters and scarves? Try the Harborside Resort at Atlantis on Paradise Island in the Bahamas, Caribbean. The holidays are a great time to visit the Harborside Resort at Atlantis. Many RedWeek.com members have spotted movie stars on their boats, like Jessica Alba and James Gandolfini (Tony from the Sopranos.)

In addition to rubbing elbows with the stars, you can visit the 14-acre Atlantis Marine Habitat, the world’s largest aquatic park. The Dig, an 11,000-year-old lost continent, provides a unique excursion into a wondrous civilization that is now home to some of the world’s most exotic sea creatures. Swim with Atlantic Bottlenose dolphins or play with Sea Lions in the Dolphin Cay, snorkel with Manta Rays in the Ruins Lagoon or walk with sharks in the Predator Lagoon. Explore the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean with snorkel and scuba reef excursions. You can even become a marine mammal Trainer-for-a-Day.

Guests of Atlantis can also enjoy invigorating play and spectacular ocean views at the Ocean Club Golf Course, with sophisticated nuances that challenge golfers of every skill, and stretching over 7,100 yards.

Climber's Rush is a unique, state of the art facility that offers 12 climbing surfaces and a variety of options including: a one time climb, an hour of instruction, or group clinics with a focus on teamwork and communication (great for family bonding).

Aquaventure, is a thrilling 141-acre water park that is complimentary for all guests staying at Atlantis. Featuring over twenty million gallons of water, this non-stop "aqua" adventure offers incredible Atlantean-themed towers with multiple high-speed water slides, a mile-long river ride with rolling rapids and waves, a spectacular kids water-play fort and 11 unique and refreshing pools.

And, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. There’s so much to do at Harborside Resort at Atlantis, we can’t list it all in this one article. You’ll want to come back every year and experience what you missed, as well as do it all over again! If you’ve been to the Harborside Resort at Atlantis, tell us your favorite activity by leaving a comment below.

See Harborside Resort at Atlantis timeshare rentals.
See Harborside Resort at Atlantis timeshare resales.