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Your Favorite Ocean Front TS?

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Guys,

I'm in a serious search (as you can tell by other post I have made) for the ultimate oceanfront vacation, and I need your help.

I'm looking for a spot where I can sit on my balcony and watch the sunrise, or sunset, listen to the roar of the ocean at night, lie in bed with my sliders open and feel the breeze, and just relax on my balcony in the mid day, sippin on a nice adult premium beverage, surfin the web, and enjoy the view of the Caribbean, or Atlantic, or Gulf, or Pacific, etc....

Can you give me some suggestions on the best resorts to enjoy this type of relaxation?
 

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It's a secret and I ain't tellin' anybody. But it has something to do with West Maui, and about 10 steps to a small private beach where turtles congregate frequently.

Jim
 
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May I suggest Marriott Grande Ocean, Hilton Head Island, SC; not all villas are direct ocean front. .
 

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I suggest Marriott KoOlina in Hawaii. If you can't get oceanfront, then go for the pool view. You will still get the ocean view by looking past the pool. Nice balconys and beautiful lagoons. Happy Hour at Chucks is always great with sunset views.
 

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Westin Lagunamar. Nearly all units have ocean and pool views. With the infinity pool, you get breathtaking views of the ocean while lounging in the pool.
 

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Be careful what you wish for..... We took a nice 2 bedroom in Mazatlan and the surf was so loud against the retaining wall below our patio slider at high tide that it sounded like a sonic boom about every 6-or 7 waves! We had to close the door.

Jim
 
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The little resort on Paradise Island that used to be managed by Marriott. I can't remember its name but it is perfect.
 

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Marriott Ocean Watch at Myrtle Beach - does not require an expensive plane ticket for 75% of the US population.
 

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Guys,

I'm in a serious search (as you can tell by other post I have made) for the ultimate oceanfront vacation, and I need your help.

I'm looking for a spot where I can sit on my balcony and watch the sunrise, or sunset, listen to the roar of the ocean at night, lie in bed with my sliders open and feel the breeze, and just relax on my balcony in the mid day, sippin on a nice adult premium beverage, surfin the web, and enjoy the view of the Caribbean, or Atlantic, or Gulf, or Pacific, etc....

Can you give me some suggestions on the best resorts to enjoy this type of relaxation?

This is basically what we did at the Royal Caribbean in Cancun. We lucked out on a top floor, ocean front unit using an AC (I KNOW, RIGHT?!?) The biggest balcony we've ever had oceanfront, and it included not only a table and four chairs, but also two lounge chairs and a side table. And there were sliding glass doors from both the MB and the second bedroom.

One year, we had a lower floor (maybe 3rd?) oceanfront unit at Grande Ocean in HHI. That wasn't bad, but since there are still significant dunes there, the sound of the surf wasn't as prominent, esp. once you were inside.
 

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You cannot actually exchange into a guaranteed ocean front unit - if you want ocean front, you should rent from an owner. It is rare to get an ocean front unit on an exchange, because owners get first prioirty for the ocean front units.
 

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My favorite is Kauai Beach Villas, where I can do everything you described. But if you trade in, you'll get lagoon or parking lot view, which is why I bought there.
 

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Playa Linda Beach Resort- Aruba :hi: :cheer:
 

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My favorite is Kauai Beach Villas, where I can do everything you described. But if you trade in, you'll get lagoon or parking lot view, which is why I bought there.

+1. :clap:

Dave
 

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Get a Beach Cottage at Disney's Vero Beach resort. 2 story 3br cottage right on the dunes.

Living area is upstairs, huge balcony with 2 loungers and table with 4 chairs. Also another balcony facing the pool area. Front porch with a huge swing.

Close enough to the water to hear the waves breaking in the master bedroom at night.

Will be making our reservation soon for spring break 2013
 

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I liked the ocean front room at Westin Maui.
 

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Once owned these: FirstFairway@Walden X 2; Lawai Beach; ManhattanClub; PuebloBonitoRose; 4 South Africa--now timeshare-free
Our personal favorite is our oceanfront, presidential suite on the fourth floor at Pueblo Bonito Rose in Cabo.
 

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Get a Beach Cottage at Disney's Vero Beach resort. 2 story 3br cottage right on the dunes.

Living area is upstairs, huge balcony with 2 loungers and table with 4 chairs. Also another balcony facing the pool area. Front porch with a huge swing.

Close enough to the water to hear the waves breaking in the master bedroom at night.

Will be making our reservation soon for spring break 2013

Thanks for the suggestion, but since I live in FL Im looking for something a little more exotic, i.e. Caribbean or Mexico. But next time I ride up the coast of FL I will definitely keep that one in mind. Thanks!
 

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May I suggest Marriott Grande Ocean, Hilton Head Island, SC; not all villas are direct ocean front. .

I second the Grande Ocean, although it would be tough to exchange into an OF unit, but that will be true with any OF unit out there.
 
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Shorecrest Vacation Villas I in Myrtle Beach, SC (phase II is across the street.)
Landmark Holiday Beach Resort in Panama City Beach, FL

Neither is a 4-5 star... but I've heard enough great things about both and purchased both for the guaranteed oceanfront. Reasonable maintenance fees for a 2bdrm oceanfront.

I'll be at Landmark for Memorial Day.
 

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I am not a well traveled Tugger. We tend to go to the same places over and over, and have not had the opportunity yet to leave the country.

But, our favorite oceanfront timeshares are Wyndham Seawatch Plantation and Wyndham Ocean Blvd in Myrtle Beach. Not all units at Ocean Blvd are ocean front, but if you own with them, you can pay higher points in order to get ocean front and that is why I like Seawatch Plantation much much better. They have Towers that are right up close to the beach and then villas that with the towers form a u shape around the pools. You have a great ocean view of the ocean even from the farthest back villa.

Now I am craving the beach......
 

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HVC: The Point at Poipu, 3 deeded weeks, 1 of which is in The Club.
Sounds to me like your talking about the Point at Poipu on Kauai. If you're not sure, here's some pictures to convince you:

http://artringwald.smugmug.com/Travel/The-Point-at-Poipu

Why do I like it there?

1. I get mesmerized sitting on the lanai and watching the waves crashing on the rocks. I’d rather have a resort on a rocky shore than one on a beach.
2. You can walk up to the beacon and watch awesome sunsets. It’s one of the few places in Hawaii where you can watch the sunset or sunrise over the water. We’ve seen several green flashes at sunset and one at sunrise.
3. It has something else few resorts have: a pool with swimming lanes.
4. If you don’t feel like cooking or going out, you can go down to the pool and get cheeseburgers and mai tais.
5. It has an adults only hot tub that is actually hot, and also has a view of the ocean.
6. Even though it’s often booked to capacity, it never feels crowded (except if you’re trying to find a parking spot after 8 PM).
7. It’s good for watching both whales and sea turtles.
8. I like to hike past the Hyatt, up to the rock, and down along the sandstone cliffs.
9. It’s close to Poipu Beach Park, once voted America's Best Beach. One side is safe for small children, and the other side is great for snorkeling.
10. Poipu hasn’t been over developed… yet. It has a very laid back atmosphere. The recession has helped keep it that way for at least a couple more years.
 

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Those pics were gorgeous. We were told that once we did Myrtle Beach, we would never be satisfied with the Jersey Shore. They were right. I am beginning to think that once we do Hawaii, we'll never be satisified with east coast beaches again.

It is a shame that that resort has the water erosion/special ass problems.
 
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