If I buy a Royal Islander week off the open market, do I get the same rights as if I had purchased at the resort? Can you exchange between other Royal properties without going through II? Is it easy to exchange or do you get the run around like RCI?
Yes, absolutely you have exactly the same rights. Is there anything in particular you were wondering about?If I buy a Royal Islander week off the open market, do I get the same rights as if I had purchased at the resort? Can you exchange between other Royal properties without going through II? Is it easy to exchange or do you get the run around like RCI?
All are kept in top condition, with constant maintenance and frequent upgrades.Which of the 3 Tri-Royal Resorts would be the best to get, in terms of the quality and condition of the facilities (living and recreational), the convenience of the location (accessibility and beach), the desirability on trades (most demanded & popular), etc.?
You're right that you can't split them through II - but you can split them through ISCO, can't you? I'm pretty sure you can with the Caribbean, but I don't know about the Mayan.One thing you should be aware of....I believe the Royal Mayan and the Royal Caribbean can not be split into a master unit and a lockoff and traded through II. I own at the Islander and that can be separated for trading into two units. I know the Caribbean can't be split but I think the Mayan is the same. If you are considering buying either a Caribbean week or Mayan week, check that out before you purchase. Mexicondo.com is a great site for looking for resale Royal resorts. Linda
Lanor,We are exchanging 2 weeks there at the end of October for our 25th. We have a 1 bedroom confirmed but want to stay in the same unit for both weeks and want a lower or ground suite very near the beach with a wonderful view? Does anyone have any suggestions on how to arrange that and what recommendations do you offer from experience? Also We wanted to attend a sales talk in the hopes of getting some freebies without purchasing anything, what is your experience about these sales talks. I have read some horror stories about lots of pressure and they last 4-5 hours!
Any tips here?
PJ is 100% correct!Lanor,
As far as the presentations go, at the Royals the most you will be offered is brunch and either t-shirts or a tote-bag or backpack. The Royals do not do the hard sell - you will have lunch, a pleasant walk around the property, and a sit-down with some paperwork. You will not be held captive or pressured - sometimes I've seen an over-enthusiastic representative, but even so, they know the words "no thanks".