• 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!

Just received latest Surf Club newsletter

LDT

newbie
Joined
Feb 6, 2007
Messages
147
Reaction score
0
Got mine to. I do like this idea:
Now, when possible, the lock out portion of the villa will be ready first so that you may store your luggage and you can begin your vacation.
 

Kelly&Sean

newbie
Joined
Feb 16, 2007
Messages
36
Reaction score
0
Does anyone know what this is suppose to mean?

"The suspension of the integration agreement has become a highlighted subject for Owners, Exchange and Rental guests at both properties. As we move forward the idea for a non-integration of properties during platinum season is suggested and this seems to be the mostly likely and reasonable answer. The non-integration is currently under review for the other seasons. Corey Guest, the new General Manager at Marriott’s Aruba Ocean Club and I will continue to work towards this common goal"

The Ocean Clubs newsletter seems to indicate that the facilities would be sharing again. This statement above seems to indicate that they will not.
 

lovearuba

TUG Member
Joined
Aug 1, 2005
Messages
760
Reaction score
0
Location
MA
integrated policy

I for one do not want to share the beach. I dont really care for the surf club and would prefer the two timeshares did not share facilities.
 

MOXJO7282

Tug Review Crew
TUG Member
Joined
Jun 6, 2005
Messages
5,540
Reaction score
1,323
The thing that I saw that I was happy about, since I'll be there in 53 days, is beginning in early Dec, they are dredging the ocean in front of the Surf Club to help with the smell from the rotting seaweed. Hopefully that resolves that problem.
 
Last edited:

m61376

Tug Review Crew
TUG Member
Joined
Aug 2, 2006
Messages
7,212
Reaction score
273
Location
NY
Resorts Owned
Marriott Aruba Surf Club 2 & 3BRs
Joe- I like that too. You don't sound too anxious ;) . When are you going?

Kelly&Sean- Many owners at both properties have not been happy with sharing facilities. The Ocean Club has more palapa availability and the pool at the Surf Club is considered superior by many (although some OC owners prefer the quieter pool atmosphere at the OC; this is not meant as a "which resort is better" controversy, just answering a question). For a long while the pool facilities were shared, but the number of OC owners using the SC pool exceeded the number of SC owners wanting to use the OC pool and, since OC owners did not want to share their beach facilities, the arrangement was considered inequitable and, in order to control capacities and keep all owners/guests happy, the decision was made not to share facilities during peak periods and likely to keep them as two separate entities permanently.
 

Sunbum

TUG Member
Joined
Jan 22, 2006
Messages
475
Reaction score
22
Sharing facilities

Keep in mind that the original deal gave the OC full use of all SC facilities on a non-recipical basis. This deal smoothed over the OC owners when they decided to built the 600 additional rooms next door.

Boy, that did not last long!
 
Top