Posted on October 29, 2021
If you’ve been following our blog for a while, you’ll notice where we often list timeshare resorts according to the popularity of those resorts as determined by the offers placed through our online platform.
What that means is consumers looking for timeshare accommodation will find a timeshare on our site and place an offer through our system to buy that timeshare. So, the more offers placed, the more popular the timeshare resort. At least that’s the logic we use.
While timeshare resorts are scattered throughout America (timeshare resorts are located in 47 states), the majority are concentrated in a handful of states. Florida leads the nation with about 24 percent of the estimated 1,580 timeshare resorts in the country according to the American Resort Development Association.
The most popular type of timeshare destination is a beach location, with 37 percent of resorts located in a beach town. That shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, as timeshare has traditionally done well in coastal areas of southern California, Texas, North and South Carolina, Maryland, New Jersey and Cape Cod in addition to the obvious Hawaii and Florida timeshare locations.
But what about specific towns and regions?
We’ve taken a look at the top resorts as decided by you, the consumer, and come up with a list of the most popular timeshare destinations in the country. We’ve included popular timeshare resorts in each area as well.
Let the countdown, and the debate, begin.
A terrific four-season destination, Lake Tahoe has everything from beaches and swimming in the summer to skiing and snowboarding during the winter.
Fishing, boating, biking, hiking, scenic drives, even casinos on the Nevada side – you’ll find every type of vacation activity imaginable during a Lake Tahoe timeshare vacation.
Make sure you take the Heavenly Gondola ride up to the observation deck at over 9,000 ft elevation for incredible views. There is even history at Tallac Historic Site – which is on the National Registry of Historic Places.
Resorts: Diamond Resorts Lake Tahoe Vacation Resort, Tahoe Beach & Ski Club, Marriott's Timber Lodge
The “World’s Most Famous Beach” has been a tourist draw for decades but there’s more to this place than the beach and its most famous event, the Daytona 500 NASCAR race.
Golf, outlet shopping, amusement rides, The Boardwalk and great food are just some of the reasons to visit – along with the day-trip proximity to the central Florida theme parks.
Baseball fans can check out the ballpark where legend Jackie Robinson made history as the first black ballplayer to take the field as a Major Leaguer.
Resorts: Wyndham Ocean Walk, Diamond Resorts Daytona Beach Regency, Tropic Shores
One of the most scenic islands in the world, and the natural set to the Jurassic Park movies, this breathtaking Hawaiian island is well worth repeated visits.
Timeshare resorts are located in multiple parts of the island, from Princeville in the north to Poipu on the southern tip of the island. Lihue Airport is the main airport on the island, so check the distance to your resort in case you don’t want a long drive from the airport. That said, the island isn’t huge and Princeville is only about 50 minutes from the airport.
Hit the beach, visit Waimea Canyon or head out to see the rainforest at Wailua River State Park. Take a boat cruise, try a zipline or go 4-wheeling in an ATV.
For movie buffs, check out Manawaiopuna Falls, the gorgeous NaPali Coast, Hanapepe Valley and Valley House Plantation Estate, all of which featured in the Jurassic Park movies. Or just visit them for their splendid beauty.
Resorts: Diamond Resorts the Point at Poipu, Wyndham Bali Hai Villas, Marriott's Waiohai Beach Club
This red rock masterpiece is a must for anyone fascinated with the desert southwest. About a two-hour drive north from Phoenix, you’re also only a couple of hours from the Grand Canyon.
This area is known for rest and relaxation, but with enough hiking, biking, swimming and sightseeing to keep everyone happy. Even stargazers will be in awe, as the area has been set apart as a designated Dark Sky Community.
Cathedral Rock, Bell Rock and Boynton Canyon are some of the best sites, while swimmers will enjoy the natural slides and small waterfalls at Slide Rock State Park.
Uptown Sedona is where you’ll find the shops, galleries and restaurants.
Resorts: Diamond Resorts Los Abrigados Resort and Spa, Diamond Resorts Sedona Summit, Diamond Resorts The Ridge on Sedona Golf Resort
Billed as the “Live Entertainment Capital of the World”, Branson has numerous timeshare resorts where you can access the amusement parks, museums, natural attractions and entertainment venues that have made this such a popular spot.
Most of the timeshares are west of town, close to the Theater District and south toward Table Rock.
The live entertainment starts with Dolly Parton’s Stampede and its wild west musical fun. Presley's Country Jubilee and a number of variety shows provides enough fun to keep you entertained throughout your vacation.
Branson Scenic Railway takes you through the Ozarks, and since it departs from downtown you can also visit Branson Landing for shopping and dining options.
Amusement parks like Silver Dollar City, Bigfoot on the Strip and Track Family Fun Parks are a blast, but head down to Table Rock State Park for nature walks, hiking, swimming, boating and fishing.
Resorts: Wyndham Branson at The Meadows, Grand Crowne Resort, Westgate Branson Woods
This step back in time is a fascinating look into America’s colonial past. The restored heart of Colonial Williamsburg brings American heritage to life with the guided tours of such icons as the Capitol Building and Governor’s Palace as you stroll down Duke of Gloucester Street.
Over 100 buildings have been restored to their original 18th century splendor, and remember to drop into the Raleigh Tavern or King's Arms Tavern for a pint by candlelight.
You can also view significant history at the nearby Jamestown settlement, which was the first permanent English settlement in America, and Yorktown, where the English surrendered to the Americans to end the Revolutionary War.
If you’re looking for more than history, amusement parks Busch Gardens, Water Country USA and King’s Dominion will keep you going for days on end.
Timeshare resorts are dotted across the area, from the edge of the colonial district to further out into the countryside. Many are along Virginia State Rd 60 with easy access into town.
Resorts: Wyndham Kingsgate, Diamond Resorts Historic Powhatan Resort, Diamond Resorts Greensprings Vacation Resort