If your kids were at either they should have a fine time. Both are fantastic properties. However, I'd go for Ocean Pointe if I had a choice. From there you can walk each morning and evening to watch the boats at the inlet. You can also walk to Sailfish Marina and hop on the water taxi to Peanut island. Even taking a family walk down to the Ocean Mall for a dinner makes the vacation so warm and fuzzy. Putt putt golf. Shuffleboard. 4 pools. Outdoor pool table.
It's all elevators and glitz at Oceana.
Great to know the things one can do with Ocean Pointe: I just bought 1 week for Ocean Pointe (starting from next year) and I have been the owner of Oecana Palms, which, BTW, has the excellent service and is defintely more upscale (partly because it is newer).
How useful is that group (to justify creating a Yahoo account and remember new id and password, and then checking and following it up), considering TUG get a newsgroup here for all Marriott resorts?
And is there is a group for Oceana Palms too?
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To FractionalTraveler & any other unhapppy TS Owners who bought from Developer and not Resale:
You really need to let this go. Contain your vitriol and bitterness. Resale is part of the timeshare market. You knew that, or should have known that, when you purchased from Developer Marriott or any other Developer.