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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. S

    Need Help, I have 3 days left to resend.

    My wife and I got cornered by Vida Vacations (Vidanta) while on a cruise, when we were in port in Cozumel. I'm sure you all can guess what happened. We singed a contract and have 3 business days left to resend. I have contacted my credit card company. Our big problem is that there is no address...
  4. rboesl

    A new Vidanta perk?

    There's been threads here in the past about Vidanta starting a cruise line. Well, I received a mailing yesterday about Vidanta Cruises. They've finished refurbishing an old cruise ship from the hull in. The resulting ship has been named the Vidanta Elegant. According to the letter, and color...
  5. jimkeyl56

    Anyone hear of Sunrise Financial LLC offering to rent out your Vidanta weeks?

    Sunrise approached me and offered around $7,000 for 2 weeks that I have for my Vidanta Resort in Mexico and wondered if anyone dealt with them before and if they are legitimate. thanks Jim
  6. M

    Has anyone traded in a unit to Vidanta through TRM?

    In January 2019 I agreed to upgrade my studio unit at Grand Mayan to a one bedroom suite and used my Sheraton Bouganvilias as a trade in for $14,900 in credit. I also agreed to pay about $12,000 in cash. (Yes in retrospect, I probably overpaid.) I was told there would be a fee of $1,836 to...
  7. C

    Grand Luxxe membership levels & costs (merged)

    I have read on one or more of these threads about GL membership levels: silver, gold, & platinum. Can someone explain those to me? What are the differences & how do you acheive a "level"?
  8. D

    Did I do the right thing with my Vidanta TS?

    Hi All. Just joined TUG today We bought a Vidanta membership (Mayan) back about 20 years ago. Used it sparingly. Mainly because we couldn't find the time to travel, or life took us to other places. Now we are at an age that we can start to travel more regularly. Of course, over the years, the...
  9. H

    Help with vidanta and private reserve travel club (merged)

    So i purchased private reserve travel collection membership through vidanta for 4500 on the 7th of October. They would not let me see the website so they said i could call them and do a sample booking. I asked very specific questions about using the websites including dates and resort names. I...
  10. E

    Vidanta Resort Fees Changed Again - Lowered

    Looks like Vidanta has figured out that the high resort fees with a 25% credit are a barrier to people (sales prospects) exchanging in. They've actually lowered the fees in RCI and The Registry Collection and eliminated the 25% credit, though it's still a 14-day prepayment. The new fees are...
  11. gnorth16

    Resort Fee Warning: Grand Bliss Nuevo Vallarta

    As Per RCI: Mandatory resort fees per week: Hotel unit 420.00 U.S. dollars. 1B unit 630.00 U.S. dollars. 2B unit 1050.00 U.S. dollars. Stayed there twice and it wasnt that bad! NEVER GOING THERE AGAIN!!!
  12. Gypsykim

    Mayan Palace hard sell to upgrade.

    We returned a few weeks ago from the Mayan Palace in Riviera Maya. We love this resort and have owned since 2002. We did the presentation just to get the goodies. They came at us with the premise that there was a problem with our contract. Said we had a "legacy" contract and it needed to be...
  13. rboesl

    Has anyone been to Vida's Puerto Penasco?

    My wife & I are Grand Mayan owners and are considering visiting Vida's Puerto Penasco location. Has anyone been there? Their site makes it look very nice. But, we wonder, is there enough to do there to keep you busy for the entire week? What was your favorite activity there?
  14. rboesl

    Has anyone else noticed this?

    We are members of Vidanta's Grand Collection. My wife & I have been discussing going to one of the Vidanta properties next year. As a result I was reviewing all the paperwork we received from them to be sure I understood what we were required to do to make a reservation. During this review I...
  15. O

    Vidanta resale vs developer

    Hi I wanted to get people's opinions about how they like their resale at vidanta and also speak to people who bought from the developer. I have a family of 5 and have travelled 3 times to nv Mayan palace and 1 time grand bliss. Question I have if you bought resale 1. What price and level did...
  16. GladlyGoingGordon

    Somewhat unique scenario, advice needed on canceling in Mexico

    Hello, my situation is strange so bear with me... TL: DR - Purchased a cheap RTU at Vidanta yesterday only as leverage to sell my current expensive Timeshare in FL, want to cancel, taking advice to best do so. I purchased a timeshare last May in Orlando, FL. Big mistake, want out. Currently on...
  17. WatsonC2

    Big change$ in Vidanta RCI Resort Fee

    Saw this under Fee/Other Info tonight for an exchange vacation Dec 2019 at Grand Mayan Nuevo Vallarta. Previous info had a limit of 1 week during peak (now gone) and a $11 pp/pd fee (ages 12 and up). The fee now replaced by a $30 pp/pd adult and $15 pp/pd for kids (ages 2-12). Resort applies...
  18. C

    Vidanta NV Celebrate Park (merged)

    Anyone gone to a sales meeting on this yet? If not, beware! They are pushing this HARD. Both as straight sales and "add on" to an upgrade. Of course they are presenting it as 10 registered weeks IN the park. But the way I read the fine print, you get ONE of the ten weeks IN the park...
  19. Zinjanthropus

    Vida Lifestyle

    I’m interested in what experience any of you have had with Vida Lifestyle? I'm speaking in terms of using it as the front end for all travel needs. For each usage fee you pay to Vidanta, you earn the equal amount (or more) in Vida Dollars. They have different portals for buying cruises, hotel...
  20. M

    Worldwide Travel Events? Scam?

    Has anyone heard of Worldwide Travel Events out of Naperville, IL? They have contacted me about purchasing my Vidanta Grand Luxxe Master Suite. Can't find any info on them, and they are talking about a high price. I asked about how they conduct the transfer and they said they would use First...
  21. RJones

    Christmas In Mexico

    Multiple units at Vidanta (Riviera Maya). Perfect last minute holiday getaway.
  22. P

    Grand Bliss No Vacancy

    Last February I had an Interval International exchange confirmation at the Grand Bliss in Nuevo Vallarta. I had spent the previous week at El Cid Marina in Mazatlan, it was my first trip to Mazatlan in 20 years. After a delightful week in Mazatlan, I arrived around midnight at the central bus...
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    My Vidanta Story

    It was late Summer in 2007, the end of a long work day in Iraq when I decided to surf the net. I saw an incredible deal to purchase a one bedroom at the Mayan Palace for less than a single year's maintenance fee. I immediately decided to make an offer, and I was the winning bid. I don't know...
  24. P

    Vidanta at Puerto Penasco (aka Rocky Point)

    I know Vida Vacations now has two timeshare resorts in Puerto Penasco (the Mayan Palace and the Grand Mayan). When I attended an upgrade presentation in April 2010 I was told the property will include a Grand Bliss. Does anybody know if construction has begun on Grand Bliss or Grand Luxxe...
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    Cancel Mexico Private Residence Club Contract!

    Hi Everybody. Excuse me if this has been posted before. There are so many threads and I'm in a little bit of a panic as I leave to go home Monday ( today is Saturday) and I need to cancel my private residence contract at Nuevo Vallarta. I previously owned at the same location but at Cascades...
  26. rboesl

    Resort System Affiliations

    I am planning a trip to Cancun for next may. I was planning to stay at Villa Del Arco since we own with them. But, I remembered we bought a promotional package from DRI for 4 days 3 nights so I decided to check out the DRI locations in Cancun to extend our trip a little. I was caught off guard...
  27. F

    Vidanta/Vida: 5-year "Renovation Fee"; What happens when I don't pay?

    We bought into the Grand Mayan, Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico almost 10 years ago. I recently received my 5-year renovation fee notice ($1100). I am not interested in paying this bill or keeping my membership. Do I need to officially cancel my membership? If so, how?? If I don't pay the fee, Vida...
  28. S


    I spoke with Vidanta mangement and they offered me the opportunity to cancel and walk away. I take back any bad things I may have ever said about them. I explained that we were going to sell it and were members of TUG and just needed to know the accurate Maint. fee and when the lady asked...