• 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!

Which resorts to pick

Cyberc

TUG Member
Joined
Jul 16, 2014
Messages
2,102
Reaction score
645
Location
Denmark
Hi tuggers

I'm planing a trip for either summer 2016 or 2017 to Orlando. I like to start early ;)

Since I'm a HGVC owner I'm planning for 1 week at a hgvc resort. For the second week I don't know which resort to pick.

I like the Hilton resorts but I'm thinking it may be good to try something else too. I thought about booking a PH at one of the hgvc and use more points for the one week and use my Rci trader to find something else for the second.

I thought about DVC but since they don't currently deposit 2Br I don't count on getting a Dvc unit( though I have setup an ogs with my hgvc account)

Which resort have the same luxury and facilities as hgvc? I read bonnet creek should be nice and close to Dvc. I also own at vvp but only use it as a trader.

The resort should be kid friendly but I expect them all to be.



Regards
 
Last edited:

theo

TUG Review Crew: Veteran
TUG Member
Joined
Mar 21, 2007
Messages
9,066
Reaction score
2,327
Location
New England Coast
I'm planing a trip for either summer 2016 or 2017. I like to start early ;) Since I'm a HGVC owner I'm planning for 1 week at a hgvc resort. For the second week I don't know which resort to pick...<snip>...The resort should be kid friendly but I expect them all to be.

There is a very nice, Gulf-front HGVC timeshare facility in Fort Myers Beach called "SeaWatch", but I'm frankly not at all sure what "kid friendly" means to you.
Aside from being situated right on the beach, there is very little else of much interest to young children there (or anywhere else in Fort Myers Beach, for that matter).
 
Last edited:

Cyberc

TUG Member
Joined
Jul 16, 2014
Messages
2,102
Reaction score
645
Location
Denmark
There is a very nice, Gulf-front HGVC timeshare facility in Fort Myers Beach called "SeaWatch", but I'm not at all sure what "kid friendly" means to you. Aside from being situated right on the beach, there is very little else of much interest to young children there (or anywhere else on Fort Myers Beach, for that matter).

Sorry I forgot to mention that it should be in Orlando. Thanks for your suggestion :)

Regards
 

Dori

TUG Review Crew: Expert
TUG Member
Joined
Jun 6, 2005
Messages
3,091
Reaction score
843
Location
Scarborough, Ontario
Bonnet Creek is a great resort. They have a lovely lazy river. Not sure what kiddie programs they run, but IMHO you would like it. Many here like Orange Lake, but if they place you far from the pools, it is a pain to either drive or take the shuttle to the pool. I find that they nickel and dime you, een charging big fees for the tubes for the lazy river.

Dori
 

rapmarks

TUG Review Crew: Elite
TUG Member
Joined
Jun 6, 2005
Messages
9,831
Reaction score
5,026
I would go for Bonnet Creek. I would love to take my grandkids there.
 

pedro47

TUG Review Crew: Expert
TUG Member
Joined
Jun 6, 2005
Messages
22,418
Reaction score
8,777
Location
East Coast
What about Holiday Inn Orange Lake or Marriott's Grande Vista?
 

pedro47

TUG Review Crew: Expert
TUG Member
Joined
Jun 6, 2005
Messages
22,418
Reaction score
8,777
Location
East Coast
May I also suggest Sheraton Vistana properties.
 

weems637

TUG Member
Joined
Jun 7, 2015
Messages
268
Reaction score
110
Location
Brandon, MS
Resorts Owned
Hilton HGVC Tuscany
Hurricane House in Sanibel Island (managed by Hilton
Wyndham Cypress Palms
Wyndham Glades
Club Wyndham Access
Just got back from Wyndham Panama City Beach. No midweek cleaning at Wyndham unless you are VIP Gold or VIP Platinum.
 
Last edited:

csxjohn

TUG Review Crew: Expert
TUG Member
Joined
Apr 25, 2012
Messages
6,551
Reaction score
134
Location
North East Ohio
Resorts Owned
Tropic Shores Resort, Bluegreen points
Exploria's Summer Bay Orlando has plenty for the kiddos to do.
 

vacationhopeful

TUG Review Crew: Rookie
TUG Member
Joined
Sep 11, 2007
Messages
12,760
Reaction score
1,700
Location
Northeast USA
Go for any DVC unit as an exchange - as almost all of STUDIOS have occupancy for 4 and most 1bdrs have occupancy for 5. Use that as a jumping off point and stay over. And then do a LAST CALL for under $500 as a place for the family to get together to eat and enjoy a great "pool" time.

The DVC unit & room keys (magic bands) gets you EMHs and parking at the resort and the parks for FREE.

Enjoy the idea that you will have a GREAT vacation experience - just think outside "the box".
 
Last edited:

Cyberc

TUG Member
Joined
Jul 16, 2014
Messages
2,102
Reaction score
645
Location
Denmark
Thanks everyone for all your good suggestions.

I'll keep my OGS and hope for the best, currently i'm searching for a 2BR, but when we get closer i'll change it to a 1BR if I haven't got a match.

Regards
 
Top