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HGVC for Kauai or Maui RCI. Possible?

mkski123

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Would it be too much of a long shot to trade HGVC for a week in Kauai or Maui through Hilton RCI during President's Day week in February? Right now there isn't anything available, but I'm not sure if I'm too late or too early. How far in advance should an HGVC owner start scoping out those destinations in RCI?

Anyone with experience pulling this off, please chime in. Thanks in advance.
 

Tamaradarann

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It can be done

Would it be too much of a long shot to trade HGVC for a week in Kauai or Maui through Hilton RCI during President's Day week in February? Right now there isn't anything available, but I'm not sure if I'm too late or too early. How far in advance should an HGVC owner start scoping out those destinations in RCI?

Anyone with experience pulling this off, please chime in. Thanks in advance.

In 2009 my search came up with the Maui Lea resort in Kihei for President's Week. It did take some time but it did come up. Kauai should be much easier to get.
 

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This is a very high demand week - you need to put in a broad on-going search.
 

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Would it be too much of a long shot to trade HGVC for a week in Kauai or Maui through Hilton RCI during President's Day week in February? Right now there isn't anything available, but I'm not sure if I'm too late or too early. How far in advance should an HGVC owner start scoping out those destinations in RCI?

It isn't something that you'll see online. You need to put in an ongoing request in RCI. You can probably get something for 2017 if you put the request in now, but I think most places do their bulk deposits over a year in advance.

You may also want to call SFX and ask if they will do a search for you before you deposit. I don't think they will if you aren't a paid member, but it's worth asking.
 

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Well you could hang on a little longer until HGVC builds their Maui resort, who knows they may even get one on Kauai.

I got tired of waiting and bought into other systems so that I could visit Maui, ymmv.
 

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You are a little late, but if you are willing to accept any resort and consider smaller rooms, something will likely come through. Put in your search Asap though.
 
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