Posted on March 18, 2022
With nearly 100 resorts under the WorldMark name and many more affiliated through its relationship with Wyndham, the WorldMark timeshare program is one of the largest in the world.
WorldMark resorts can be found in 19 states across America as well as Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean island of St. Thomas and the South Pacific nation of Fiji. Over 250,000 members are part of the WorldMark timeshare program known as WorldMark the Club, which is operated by WorldMark by Wyndham.
Developed as one of the first points-based timeshare programs of its kind, WorldMark is known as a pure points program, meaning that ownership is not deeded to a particular resort. The program operates more like a travel club, where points are purchased and used to book accommodation or travel products.
Points, otherwise referred to as credits, are renewed on an annual basis and act as a type of vacation currency, where they can be used to reserve accommodation at any of the WorldMark timeshare resorts. WorldMark credit owners can book accommodation up to 13 months in advance of their requested vacation dates, providing plenty of time to plan your trip.
Owners can also borrow credits from next year’s use in case they want to add them into their current use year for a special getaway. Credits that are not used will carry over into the following year and expire then, with carry-over credits deducted first, followed by the current year’s credits.
One of the big benefits of WorldMark timeshares are the variety of units sizes and layouts. Units range from studio size through to four-bedroom Penthouse configurations with multiple bathrooms and nearly 2,000 square feet of living space. It’s condo-style vacation living at its finest.
WorldMark points can also be used for items such as cruises and tours through various programs like TravelShare, plus Wyndham hotels due to WorldMark and Wyndham both coming under the management of Travel + Leisure.
For vacationers looking for trips out west, WorldMark is a great program as the majority of resorts are located west of the Mississippi. That said, WorldMark also offers eastern resort destinations in top spots like Orlando, Daytona Beach, south Florida, the Myrtle Beach area and Shawnee-on-Delaware near Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains.
Since WorldMark was created in the Pacific Northwest in 1989 under the former Trendwest Resorts, it isn’t surprising that many of their resorts are on the West coast. You’ll see that reflected in our list below of the most popular WorldMark timeshare resorts for 2022.
These resorts are shown in reverse order, counting down to the most popular resort according to inquiries and offers placed through our platform last year. See which ones peak your interest.
Close to the beach on Long Beach Peninsula, this resort tucked into the southwest corner of Washington lets you enjoy fishing and golfing along with exploring nearby Leadbetter State Park. The indoor pool and hot tub provides year-round relaxation and one- and two-bedroom units come with king-sized beds in the master bedroom, full kitchen, living room, balcony and fireplace.
On the Oregon coast and just over 2 hours from Portland, this beachside location on Gleneden Beach overlooks the Pacific and is just south of the Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Enjoy the boating, fishing, golfing, hiking and even the nearby Chinook Winds Casino – all from your choice of one-, two- or three-bedroom unit with balcony, full kitchen and in-unit washer/dryer.
Lake of the Ozarks is a scenic specialty in the middle of Missouri and accessible from either St. Louis or Kansas City – perfect for a WorldMark timeshare getaway. Perched lakeside with wonderful views, the swimming, boating and fishing choices are all possible. Go hiking, explore caverns, hit the amusement and water parks or check out wineries from your one-, two-, three- or four-bedroom suite.
This stylish beachside resort on the northwest coast of Oregon is near the historic endpoint of the Lewis and Clark expedition, commemorated by the End of the Trail statue. Only 1 ½ hour drive from Portland, studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom units await you where you can venture out into this quaint community. Check out the Seaside Aquarium and Seaside Museum along with the beach, golf and fishing.