Posted on December 10, 2021
The holidays present their own unique set of circumstances between the excitement of the season, buying presents, religious considerations and the family dynamics which always come into play. So, should you add a vacation into the mix and use your timeshare for a getaway?
You may be surprised to know that Christmas is a really good time for a timeshare holiday for a number of reasons.
You won’t have to suffer from FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) by being away from work since the expectation is that everyone will be away at some time during the Christmas holidays. Chances are you’ve requested time off months in advance, and since many companies already plan on a skeleton crew you won’t need to worry about what is going on while you’re away.
According to a survey conducted by travel website The Vacationer, a stunning 161 million Americans plan to travel over the holiday season. Of those, 122 million will travel for Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa. If this is you, why not redirect your plans into a timeshare and take some down time for yourself?
Think of this in terms of a family reunion. Because timeshare units are so much larger on average than standard hotel rooms and can be expanded further due to lock-off layouts, everyone can have a comfortable place to stay.
Some of the larger three-bedroom units host as many as 12 people. You could string together condos or stay in a larger condo - much better than cramming into the Motel 6. Plus, you’ll have full kitchens and resort-style amenities so you can choose to eat in or go out and avoid the clean up.
Regardless of how many days off you have, today’s points programs allow you to vacation during those days. Your break doesn’t have to be for a full week if you don’t have that much time available. With Christmas on a Saturday this year, you can build a long weekend around the holiday or string some days off after Christmas weekend and have an extended break.
I get that traditions and family obligations are important to millions of people, with splitting time between the family and in-laws. But maybe this time you do something different? After all, how much of Aunt Mable’s fruit cake can you eat every year?
By now you may be thinking “but I don’t want to lug around all the presents.” How about surprising the kids by giving out the presents before Christmas?
SPOILER ALERT: if you have little ones this might be a challenge since Santa only comes once a year. I found out about Santa as a kid by finding presents in a closet when we went to visit my grandparents in Florida one year, so I get it. But beyond that, it goes back to the earlier point that maybe you change up the routine this year.
Timeshare resorts are located in 47 states across America and if Mom and Dad have retired to Florida or Arizona – even better! Florida is home to nearly a quarter of all timeshare resorts in the country, so you can use your timeshare, have the privacy you need and still be able to hang out with family over the holidays.
One of the great aspects of living in the United States is that there are churches of various persuasions in every town in the country. Just because you may not be at your home church doesn’t mean you can’t attend one in your vacation town. Most timeshare resorts provide a list of houses of worship, so you can still attend while away from home.
Keep in mind that places such as Hawaii are always in peak season, so be flexible in your expectations. But bargains are on offer.
For example, Wyndham timeshares on the Florida panhandle in Destin such as Wyndham Vacation Resorts Emerald Grande are considered Value season. If you are coming from the frozen tundra up north, you may be able to get a beachfront unit for the lowest point totals.