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  1. K

    Vidanta exchange current 1/3 policy

    I have II. I exchanged for a family trip at the Grand Luxxe Nueva Vallarta for March 2024. All good there. However, I have another exchange available and want to do a girls trip at Grand Luxxe Playa. Now, If I try to exchange for Grand Luxxe NV on II, I get a message saying I have exceeded my...
  2. B

    Alternatives for Grand Luxxe via exchanging

    We have loved exchanging into Grand Luxxe over the previous years via SFX, but cannot anymore because of the 1-in-3 rule. Are there any other similar resorts rec'd? Looking for similar level of luxury and resort activities and are open to any areas of Mexico. TIA!
  3. W

    Vidanta time share advice

    Hi I need some help. I am currently staying at Vidanta Riviera Maya. I attended their sales presentation today. I was offered 2 weeks 1 bedroom studio at vidanta resorts + 4 weeks via sfx exchange at $ 13,000 usd + 150,000 points holiday inn club vacation(hicv) valued at $38,000. I am supposed...
  4. I

    Just bought Vidanta Kingdom of the Sun Timeshare & got II membership, had RCI for a year now frm a H10 timeshare bought 2022. Need advice, is II good?

    Has anyone bought Kingdom of the Sun, in Vidanta. Just used our first RCI week, it worked out ok. Is II better that RCI, if we choose to only keep 1, which should we keep? What are the major differences/benefits? Thanks for the advise so happy I found this forum!
  5. M

    Off-cyle? Timeshare booking possiblitiy? [02-21-2023 (Tuesday) to 02-28-2023 (Tuesday)] Puerto Vallarta

    Hi! Due to schedule and cheap flight availability, we are in Puerto Vallarta from tuesday to tuesday. We notice that most timeshares are available on weeks starting Saturday, Friday etc. Is it possible for timeshare owners to adjust the bookings so that the stay is from Tuesday to Tuesday? Or...
  6. M

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  7. Z

    I’m an idiot - rescinding limitless/Vidanta timeshare

    Long story short - got back from 12 nights in Mexico and was checking over my statements and such when I saw the charge from a day where I and my sig other can’t even remember (it was our first vacay in 5 years so we went way too hard). come to find out I spent 10k at a Vidanta on a 10 year...
  8. V

    Selling/renting vidanta timeshare

    Hello all, We have 2 Vidanta Estates contracts each with 1 registered week and 2 Estates weeks (non registered weeks). What is the best way to monetize them (selling or renting) and where can we do that? Thanks for your help.
  9. J

    Limitless Vacation Rescind

    Hello everyone, My parents bought into Limitless Vacation and now want out. They purchased it on 7/29, so about 2 days ago. I’ve been doing my research, and I understand that we should mail in our rescind letter before the 5 day time period is up. Does anyone have the address of where to mail...
  10. L

    Please help cancelling vindanta

    We are a young family of 4 and got suckered into the sales presentation. We Unfortunately signed a contract for a property and gave them a deposit through our credit card. We want out of it now. This just happened today. I do not have any document in the files they gave me explaining how to...
  11. T

    How Would You Go About Buying Vida?

    I am interested in buying a week a year at The Grand Bliss Riviera Maya. This is a Vidanta location. My wife and I went on our honeymoon there and love it. We sat through the timeshare meeting and did not buy. I wanted to come here for advice before I did. Is it worth it? What price is a...
  12. D

    Just purchased a Vidanta “Travel Club” membership and wanna know how bad my deal is?

    So yesterday I got the long presentation like everyone else in this forum seems to have gotten. They sold me 1bd room Imperial Jungle Aqua 2ba 1wk, 2 paramount weeks, 2 vida weeks, 1 bonus week, free membership to sfx, free membership to club freedom for a year then reup every year for $495, and...
  13. rboesl

    RCI Sale on Vidanta

    Just received an email from RCI. They are having a sale on beach resort reservations with reduced exchange and Extra Vacation prices. They've really emphasized Vidanta as a destination:
  14. S

    Vidanta Imperial Jungle Aqua

    Hello we just became new timeshare owners of Vidanta . We been using Vidanta for years by purchasing weeks from timeshare owners and finally decided to pull a plug get our own. Our timeshare contract includes new tower its not even been build yet its called Imperial Jungle Aqua from what i...
  15. P

    What does everyone use to rent their weeks?

    Hello, We were wondering about renting out some of our Vidanta weeks, we have more than we need and was wondering what everyone uses and how successful? So far, I have seen redweek.com, whicj seems legit but its not free. Thanks
  16. P

    Random Phone call asking to buy my Timeshare Vidanta

    Hello, I received a phone call from a company asking about my current Vidanta contract and if I was interested in selling it. I asked why a company would buy my timeshare and they said as part of a write off and that they got some money. I received an email offer which seems very generous and...
  17. S

    Urgent Help Needed! Getting out of Vidanta Contract (after 5-day window options)

    Please help, I'm still hoping that there is some way to get myself out of this financial mess. I recently visited Vidanta Riviera Maya for the first time with my mother for her birthday in August. We had previously gone to the Puerto Vallarta location through her membership with RCI and she...
  18. C

    Purchased a timeshare with Grupo Mayan in 2007 and am using it for the first time

    A little backstory, me and my wife purchased a time share with GM( now Vidanta Vacations) in PP in 2007 and we came to a property in Cancun this week. We have not been able to use it regularly due to the fact that life has sort of gotten in the way, and we started a family, etc. In preparation...
  19. C

    Vidanta Platinum

    Can someone please explain to me what is meant when an owner says they are a "Platinum owner" with Vidanta? I have asked multiple times on the Vidanta Facebook blogs but get totally ignored. Just curious what extra privileges they supposedly have and why it is such a secret. If there are...
  20. P

    Vidanta Timeshare upgrade

    Hello, We are new to timeshares and we just got a one bedroom with Mayan Palace through Vidanta. So far, we have enjoyed the service and we are thinking about upgrading to the suite or even perhaps the Grand Mayan, since we have 2 kiddos and one bedroom for all 4 will start to feel crowded. Any...
  21. O

    COVID test @ NV Vidanta info needed

    I’m traveling to Nuevo Vallarta at the end of March , and staying at the Mayan palace.I called the resort and they told me the antigen COVID test is $30 usd and the pcr is $130 usd. They stated that it’s the guest cost and that they are not going to discount even though we have 2 separate room...
  22. travs2


    I have a few questions I would like to ask my fellow TUGGERS concerning some of VIDANTA's so called " incentives". My sister is in Nuevo Vallarta right now. She is in her late seventies and tends to believe everything the sales people tell her. Yesterday she told me that the lady she was...
  23. S

    Help leaving Vidanta.

    The wife and I bought into Vidanta a few years back. Liked the place and how well we were taken care off. We both weren't keen on the sales pitch, we seems to be a common theme here. Due to Covid, we can't afford the payments anymore. I have read a lot about walking away on the maintenance...
  24. T

    Vidanta purchase SCAM from my presentation. Potential Buyers Beware

    We went to Nuevo Vallarta at the SPA suites in tower 4 last week 10/10 - 17/2020. Beautiful place hands down. We took the bait to go to the presentation. In a nutshell the offer was buy our timeshare points from Holiday inn club for $212,000. We were guaranteed $5500 a year for entire 100 year...
  25. G

    Vidanta Trade Cost

    My last visit to Cabo we made a last minute trade to the GM. It was only a studio but we were fine as there were only the two of us. The one thing that chapped my hide was that we were charged a $750 fee when we arrived as a resort or room charge. Part would be waived if we attended their tour...
  26. P

    Vidanta - Has anyone received money

    From Vidanta for their unused weeks under the auspices of the company buying them for marketing purposes? We’re being told that weeks supposedly unused by December 31st will result in a check sent to the owner around March 31st? Thanks for the real life confirmation all!
  27. E

    Vidanta RCI Restriction Changes

    Vidanta has changed the restrictions on exchanges into Grand Luxxe through RCI Platinum Priority Access again. The restrictions no longer keep out Vidanta owners (except for GL Spa NV, which hasn't been changed, but might be in progress), but instead limit the number of multiple/consecutive...
  28. J

    Value of a week at Vidanta

    Was wondering what the value of a week, say, at Grand Mayan in NV or RM might be outside of the TS system? My parents had a place in Hilton Head Island and I saw a site asking $4300 for a week at the same villa. My parents were up to $1000US a year in MFs (Marriott) so it tended to put some...
  29. B


    About 4 months ago I attended a presentation at Vidanta in Riviera Maya and I want to post my experience. At first, It seemed like any other b.s. company that promised us to help us get rid of our timeshare. Honestly, after reading many posts here and on redweek I've been very hesitant about...
  30. B

    Buyer’s Remorse - Vidanta

    I wish I would’ve found this site sooner...great information! So I just got back from my GL vacation and decided to go to the sales presentation to hear what is developing. I already own a 4 br GL Residence in PR and was not interested in anything else, but the sales pitch was all about getting...