• The TUGBBS forums are completely free and open to the public and exist as the absolute best place for owners to get help and advice about their timeshares for more than 30 years!

    Join Tens of Thousands of other Owners just like you here to get any and all Timeshare questions answered 24 hours a day!
  • TUG started 30 years ago in October 1993 as a group of regular Timeshare owners just like you!

    Read about our 30th anniversary: Happy 30th Birthday TUG!
  • TUG has a YouTube Channel to produce weekly short informative videos on popular Timeshare topics!

    Free memberships for every 50 subscribers!

    Visit TUG on Youtube!
  • TUG has now saved timeshare owners more than $21,000,000 dollars just by finding us in time to rescind a new Timeshare purchase! A truly incredible milestone!

    Read more here: TUG saves owners more than $21 Million dollars
  • Sign up to get the TUG Newsletter for free!

    60,000+ subscribing owners! A weekly recap of the best Timeshare resort reviews and the most popular topics discussed by owners!
  • Our official "end my sales presentation early" T-shirts are available again! Also come with the option for a free membership extension with purchase to offset the cost!

    All T-shirt options here!
  • A few of the most common links here on the forums for newbies and guests!

Aruba Ocean Club points question

SpikeMauler

TUG Member
Joined
Aug 26, 2008
Messages
683
Reaction score
5
Points
228
Location
Long Island, NY
Does anyone know what Marriotts point allotment is for an Ocean Club 2br Oceanfront gold week? Also, what was the developer price for that week? Thanks
 

jimf41

TUG Member
Joined
Nov 11, 2006
Messages
2,600
Reaction score
545
Points
498
Location
Stony Brook, New York
Does anyone know what Marriotts point allotment is for an Ocean Club 2br Oceanfront gold week? Also, what was the developer price for that week? Thanks

2bdrm gold at AOC will get you 3075 points. I have no idea what they sold for. Since a 2bdrm Gold costs over 4000 points to reserve you can see why some of the Aruba folks are, how do I put this politely....... somewhat displeased, with the point allocations at the Aruba resorts.

If you are referring to MOC they don't have a Gold season.
 

m61376

Tug Review Crew
TUG Member
Joined
Aug 2, 2006
Messages
7,205
Reaction score
272
Points
518
Location
NY
Resorts Owned
Marriott Aruba Surf Club 2 & 3BRs
Jim- Nice way of putting it :). Curiously, Marriott rents the room for $4723 for an August week, and the SC next door only has GV rooms left- so people are booking. Curiously, even the better views at the top HH resorts rent on Marriott for less money during the same early August period, even though it's Plat. season there, yet even though Marriott rents Aruba Gold weeks for more than HH Plat. weeks, Platinum Aruba weeks get considerably less points that Plat. HH weeks.

On the flip side, while the point allocation stinks for the Aruba owner relative to rental rates, the point cost represents a real relative bargain. And OS and OV cost the same number of points, even though the OS units were sold for a 4-5K premium and cost more to rent- again, bad for the owners, but good for those using DC points.

So- if you are considering going to Aruba- using DC points is a good deal, and it pays to rent some points from others rather than booking even with the Premiere or Premiere Plus discount codes.
 

SpikeMauler

TUG Member
Joined
Aug 26, 2008
Messages
683
Reaction score
5
Points
228
Location
Long Island, NY
Found an old thread which listed an Aruba Surf Club 2br Gold OF as having a point allotment of 3975. I'd assume the Ocean Club allotment would be the same or in the 3975 ballpark.
 

luvmypt

TUG Member
Joined
Jun 11, 2005
Messages
181
Reaction score
0
Points
226
Location
Bowling Green KY
We own a 1 bedroom and a 2 bedroom, in the gold season, and the points are 2050 and 3075 respectively.
 

SpikeMauler

TUG Member
Joined
Aug 26, 2008
Messages
683
Reaction score
5
Points
228
Location
Long Island, NY
We own a 1 bedroom and a 2 bedroom, in the gold season, and the points are 2050 and 3075 respectively.

Thanks. Is your 2br an Ocean View unit or an Ocean Front unit? I'm trying to find out the point assignment for an Ocean Front unit.
 

m61376

Tug Review Crew
TUG Member
Joined
Aug 2, 2006
Messages
7,205
Reaction score
272
Points
518
Location
NY
Resorts Owned
Marriott Aruba Surf Club 2 & 3BRs
The 3975 is right for an OF; the 2BR OF's get the same number of points as the 3 BR's, which are all OV.
 
Top