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Currently at Lagunamar

Discussion in 'Vistana Signature Experiences (formerly Starwood)' started by byeloe, Dec 31, 2018.

  1. byeloe

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    Back for New year's week, weather is much better than last year.

    Happy to answer any questions
     
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    We are planning our July trip. What is the best place for groceries and alcohol?
    Our group: my husband and I, two adult children and spouse's and four grands, 5-15 years old.


    Sent from my LG-H910 using Tapatalk
     
  3. DannyTS

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    do you own week 52? Some Tuggers reported to have had a hard time booking week 52 even if they tried at midnight 12 months ahead
     
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    We walk up to Sorianos at the mall for both food and alcohol. We carry our perishables back on the bus with us, and have everything else delivered.

    Can you post water temps, both the pool and the Caribbean? The water here at Marco is around 65 degrees.
     
  5. byeloe

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    Not sure where to find the temp
     
  6. byeloe

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    No we don't own week 52, just platinum+. Last year we were at the Royal Islander. This year found a great price on a studio at WLR and then booked 26 more days with my SVV options
     
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    You can combine a grocery stop with your airport shuttle, if you book on advance. Around $30. We went to Costco for the beef and because we will be here awhile. There is also a Walmart and Sam's club, I believe.

    Or as mentioned you can go to the soriana , we just walked there to pick up a few things.
     
  8. cubigbird

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    I own week 51 - Christmas - at Lagunamar and have recently in the last few years just to try and move the event week block just a few days into week 52 or bump the time 1 week to get week 52. No dice. I used to be able to move it 12 months out and go New Years, but not anymore. I suspect they sold out all the week 52 event week inventory and it’s booked out rented out. Staroption inventory is now probably very rare.
     
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    as far as i know only 1/2 of the 51 and 52 were sold as event weeks
     
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    I'll be there in four weeks. Hopefully "winter" will be over by then.
     
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    cubigbird Tug Review Crew Veteran TUG Member

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    I think you are right. It wouldn’t surprise me if Vistana or Marriott take the other 1/2.
     
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    We also schedule a stop at Costco on the way to the resort from the airport. We pick up beef, bacon and other large items like the mango juice. All other groceries we just walk down to Soriana at the mall.
     
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    This thread is funny to me. There are 2 conversations going on - one about grocery shopping and another about week 52. And neither discussion overlaps in content. Am I the only one who finds this humorous?
     
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    The mall upstairs is under major renovation. The grocery store and souvenir shop are about the only things open on the upper level
     
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    In phase 1, half of weeks 51 and 52 were sold as event weeks. In phase 2, ALL of weeks 51 and 52 were sold as event weeks.
     
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  18. byeloe

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    Should we do the owners update?
    20000 points or $100 resort credit is the offer along with
    2 breakfasts
     
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    We did one 2 years ago. $200 to be used towards excursions. We used it for Xel-Ha. We were right on 90 mins. No pressure to purchase.
    Sent from my CLT-L04 using Tapatalk
     
  20. byeloe

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    We have also noticed a fairly significant rise in menu prices. My wife's favourite fig salad( Duo garden) was ,$145 last year and $250 this year.

    I will try to post menu pics for Duna
     
  21. byeloe

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    Will try and get better pics. But looks 50 to 70% higher
     

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    That is a big increase. It seems the resolution of the photos is pretty low, so I can't read the amounts even if I increase the size. We will be there in a little over a week and not looking forward to big increases like that. Though we rarely eat at the resort. We have done the Mexican buffet and breakfast buffet, but will probably skip them this time around. We might have an order of guacamole around the pool, but I may make some again this trip after picking up some avocados at Soriana. My only issue with that is they are usually rock hard and take four or five days to get soft enough for guacamole, that means we will be about ready to go home by they time I can make it.
     
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    We always take the update there. It is very low pressure and the resort credit easily goes toward the special events we go to, like the Mexican Fiesta.
     
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    I agree that the owner's updates at Lagunamar are pretty low pressure.

    My husband and I will be there in a couple of days. I would love to meet some Tuggers. If you would like to meet and chat pool side, please send me a PM.

    Glorian
     
  25. byeloe

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    Just finished the update. They offered to take both of our EOY Units at Lagunamar as trade for 176000 Adventouras points, only needed to pay$32000.

    Second offer was to swap one of our EOY for 148000 flex options and requalify our other EOY. Price was around $15000

    Finally offered explorer 210000 hotel points and 1 week in a one bedroom for $2500ish. We thought about that as he said he could book us for wk 52 next year as he had inventory available, hmm
     

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