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1 bedroom Westin Lagunamar vs two bedroom Royal Islander

jjking42

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Its, just me, my daughter, and one of her college room mates. Currently booked in one bedroom via II trade at Lagunamar. I have E-plus and can switch to Royal islander two bedroom for free since i deposited a two bedroom . If I really want to stay at Lagunamar in two bedroom I need to buy getaway or use star options to get the studio side. My daughter say's they don't care they will share the sofa bed.

Would you
1. Stay put
2. Move to Royal Islander for more space for free
3. Pay to get the studio side for westin.

we are beach bums so no car and will walk for groceries and and restaurants
 
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I would switch to Royal Islander. A second bedroom is a lot more convenient for a week.
 

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its, just me, my daughter, and one of her college room mates. Currenlty booked in one bedroom via II trade at Lagunamar. I have E-plus and can switch to Royal islander two bedroom for free since i depsoitied two bedroom . If I really want to stay at Lagunamar in two bedroom I need to buy getaway or use star options to get the studio side. My daughter say's they don't care they will share the sofa bed.

Would you
1. Stay put
2. Move to Royal Islander for more space for free
3. Pay to get the studio side for westin.

we are beach bums so no car and will walk for groceries and and resteraunts
if you are walking for groceries and restaurants, then I would stay at Lagunamar, the location is much better. You could give them the King and take the sofa bed for yourself.:ponder:

When are you planning this trip?
 

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Its, just me, my daughter, and one of her college room mates. Currently booked in one bedroom via II trade at Lagunamar. I have E-plus and can switch to Royal islander two bedroom for free since i deposited a two bedroom . If I really want to stay at Lagunamar in two bedroom I need to buy getaway or use star options to get the studio side. My daughter say's they don't care they will share the sofa bed.

Would you
1. Stay put
2. Move to Royal Islander for more space for free
3. Pay to get the studio side for westin.

we are beach bums so no car and will walk for groceries and and restaurants
Get the studio side. Stay at WLR
 

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Its, just me, my daughter, and one of her college room mates. Currently booked in one bedroom via II trade at Lagunamar. I have E-plus and can switch to Royal islander two bedroom for free since i deposited a two bedroom . If I really want to stay at Lagunamar in two bedroom I need to buy getaway or use star options to get the studio side. My daughter say's they don't care they will share the sofa bed.

Would you
1. Stay put
2. Move to Royal Islander for more space for free
3. Pay to get the studio side for westin.

we are beach bums so no car and will walk for groceries and and restaurants
#3 pay or use star options to get the studio side for Westin, you'll appreciate having the extra bathroom as well as the extra space.
 

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There may also be availability with an AC. We love WLR.


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There may also be availability with an AC. We love WLR.


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There are also plenty of getaways out there through the middle of December.
 

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Stick with WLR and get the studio side.
 

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I would go to the Royal Islander. Their grocery store on property is pretty much in line with Soriano. You could take the RR shuttle to the Royal Sands and then walk over to Soriano. They will deliver your groceries for about $2. Having the full villa at the RI is worth a little inconvenience. The prices in the grocery store at Lagunamar are over the top and the 1 bedroom there is small.
 

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I would go to the Royal Islander. Their grocery store on property is pretty much in line with Soriano. You could take the RR shuttle to the Royal Sands and then walk over to Soriano. They will deliver your groceries for about $2. Having the full villa at the RI is worth a little inconvenience. The prices in the grocery store at Lagunamar are over the top and the 1 bedroom there is small.
The 1 BR at Lagunamar is about 740 sqf so rather standard for Vistana. Are you sure you are not referring to the studio? I have seen it called 1 BR at one point which created confusion.

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Any difference in quality of beach and water. Prefer some wave action but swimmable


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There may also be availability with an AC. We love WLR.


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most of my ACs exclude WLR and the Grande Luxxes
 

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Any difference in quality of beach and water. Prefer some wave action but swimmable


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I think the beach and waves will be very comparable
 

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Views from the Royal Islander in 2019 while staying in a 2 bedroom suite.
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Its, just me, my daughter, and one of her college room mates. Currently booked in one bedroom via II trade at Lagunamar. I have E-plus and can switch to Royal islander two bedroom for free since i deposited a two bedroom . If I really want to stay at Lagunamar in two bedroom I need to buy getaway or use star options to get the studio side. My daughter say's they don't care they will share the sofa bed.

Would you
1. Stay put
2. Move to Royal Islander for more space for free
3. Pay to get the studio side for westin.

we are beach bums so no car and will walk for groceries and and restaurants
Hard choice, two of my favorites. I would probably go with the Royal Islander. The resort is older but as a result the rooms are larger. The Westin is very nice but the rooms are smaller, IMO. As for beach, they are both close but my favorite is probably the Royal Islander.

If you do decide to stay with the Westin splurge for the extra room, the one bedroom unit at the Westin would likely be too cramped.
 

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Lagunamar- has in room laundry, nicer bathroom/shower, bbq grills, nicer pool loungers, no smoking, better strip location

Islander- has much nicer balcony, better developed beach palapas, better/cheaper grocery store
 
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