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Advantages of a South Beach Timeshare Stay

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Posted on October 26, 2021

The glamour and excitement of South Beach provides vacationers with a terrific South Florida experience. Now that we’re almost into November and the weather really begins to chill, thoughts of a Miami Beach getaway start to come alive as northerners begin to winterize.

What is it that makes South Beach such a sought-after destination? And why choose a South Beach timeshare for your vacation? Let’s take a look.

South Beach art deco building

South Beach – More Than Just Art Deco

Many of the most iconic images of South Beach are the art deco buildings that line Ocean Drive.

There is a certain romance to these images, especially for those people of a certain age that remember The Jackie Gleason Show which was filmed at the Miami Beach Auditorium during the 1960s. Now known as The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater, you can visit and attend live concerts and events at this place where television history was made.

But there is much more to South Beach than the architecture.

Visitors flock to the shops, galleries, cafes, restaurants and nightlife that have made this area such a legendary destination.

There are luxurious spas for some rejuvenation, tours of the art deco district, fishing down at the South Pointe Park and Pier and shopping at the Lincoln Road Mall, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.

For more history, you can visit a Spanish Monastery structure which dates to the year 1133. Yes, oddly enough, the monastery was purchased by William Randolph Hearst in 1925, with the structure disassembled and shipped from Spain to the U.S. – only to end up reassembled in Miami.

For a more kid-friendly activity, check out the Miami Children’s Museum with its Castle of Dreams and Music Makers Studio. There is also a playground and volleyball nets at Lummus Park, which runs alongside Ocean Drive between 5th street and 14th Place.  

Remember, South Beach is just one part of the Miami Beach area, so you can do some exploring at the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens, check out Little Havana or swim with the dolphins at the Miami Seaquarium.

And there is obviously the beach.

Aerial view of South Beach

Is the Beach Really That Great?

Combining the aqua blue water and soft sand with spectacular weather year-round, the beach at South Beach is a superb place to work on your tan, hit the waves and people watch.

Vendors can provide beach chairs and umbrellas, and you can satisfy your appetite for water sports by renting a jet ski, paddleboard, kayak or even soar above the beach on a parasail.

Not only is the beach at South Beach a terrific stretch of sand for sun lovers, there is also the South Beach Boardwalk – where you can walk, jog, or even bike ride to take in the sights and sounds. 

beach chairs on South Beach

Why a Timeshare on South Beach?

This depends on the type of vacation you prefer. For the heavy party crowd that ends up face-planted on the bedroom floor, you may just need a hotel room instead of a timeshare. But for those couples and families looking for more space, comfort and amenities from your accommodation, a timeshare is the way to go.

Timeshares offer more of a condo-style experience, with living room, kitchen, dining table and separate bedrooms rather than being cramped up in a hotel room. You will have that chic feeling of being in the midst of all the action, but with a comfort level far above standard accommodation.

You are sure to love the restaurants, but for every meal? Kitchens let you keep your costs down by at least prepping your own breakfasts and lunches, especially if you have kids to consider.

These resorts provide concierge services to help with planning activities and making reservations, with laundry facilities coming in handy after a day on the beach. And fear not – there’s Wi-Fi as well.

Popular South Beach Timeshare Resorts

Some of the leading hospitality brands in the world have timeshare resorts on South Beach, as they tap into the visitor demand for the location. Below are the leading South Beach timeshares which are affiliated with these brands:

Marriott Vacation Club South Beach – located on Ocean Drive just north of 14th Street, you’re right across the street from the northern end of Lummus Park and the fabulous beach. Enjoy a cocktail on the Rooftop Terrace or the Cuban cuisine at Havana 1957. Accommodation Choices: studio and two-bedroom layouts.

McAlpin Ocean Plaza HotelHilton Grand Vacations Club at McAlpin Ocean Plaza – this Ocean Drive location is just south of 14th Place with easy access to Lummus Park and the beach. The building is a registered historic site and also features a Rooftop deck along with a hot tub and fitness center. Accommodation Choices: one- and two-bedroom suites.

Crescent Resort on South Beach – affiliated with Diamond Resorts, you’re also in this timeshare district on Ocean Drive between 14th Street and 14th Place across from Lummus Park. Relax on the Rooftop Sun Terrace or head across the street to the beach. Accommodation Choices: one- and two-bedroom units.

Westgate South Beach – slightly further north on Collins Avenue at 36th Street, you’re next to the Miami Beach Boardwalk. Take advantage of the onsite heated pool, private cabanas, volleyball, beach access and the onsite Fresco Café. Accommodation Choices: one- and two-bedroom villas.

Other South Florida Timeshare Options

If you own a timeshare or are part of a timeshare points program and your network does not have a resort specifically in South Beach, you can still enjoy the destination. Through exchange companies like RCI, II and 7Across, you can deposit your current ownership and exchange to stay in a South Beach timeshare.

Other brands such as Bluegreen Vacations have South Florida resorts within close proximity to Miami Beach, so you can still experience the flavor of the destination. Bluegreen Resort's Solara Surfside is one such resort, located only about seven miles north of South Beach on Collins Ave and a straight shot down A-1-A to the Art Deco District.

Programs such as Wyndham, WorldMark and Capital Vacations also have South Florida resorts in their networks, with wonderful beach locations apart from the sometimes hectic pace of South Beach.

You can have an amazing South Florida vacation every year and get all of these benefits at a great price when you buy a South Beach timeshare. Plus, with the flexibility of today’s ownership programs, you can still travel to other resorts within your network if you choose a different destination.

Give our licensed agents a call on 877-624-6889 or contact us by clicking here if you need more information and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.  


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Steve Luba
Chief Communications Officer

Steve manages the public relations and content creation efforts of the company. Previously the Chief Operating Officer for Perspective Magazine, he provided oversight and contributed articles for the five regional vacation ownership trade magazines under the Perspective Magazine banner. 

A contributor for industry publications such as Resort Trades and Developments Magazine, Steve Luba has 35 years’ experience in various roles in radio and television, sales and marketing, public relations, media and government liaison initiatives. 

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