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Best Family-Friendly Timeshare Resorts

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Posted on September 15, 2023

Family vacations can be an enriching experience, especially if you can find that perfect vacation spot that caters to the needs of both children and adults. It can also be a challenge to search for the best family-friendly timeshare resorts since families can come in various types and sizes with specific needs.

Timeshare resorts have significantly improved over the years to provide families with the comforts of home while they are away on vacation. The beauty of a timeshare lies in the home-like atmosphere combined with the resort experience, allowing families to create lasting memories year after year.

Whether it is a special splash pad for the kids, organized activities such as arts and crafts, education experiences like observing turtle nesting or movie nights under the stars, timeshare resorts provide wonderful ways to connect.

Here is a look at some of the best family-friendly timeshare resorts for your next vacation.

Where Are The Best Family-Friendly Timeshare Resorts?

1) Disney Vacation Club Resorts – Various Locations

Take your pick here since it's no surprise that Disney tops the list. With resorts in Florida, California, Hawaii, and South Carolina, Disney Vacation Club offers more than just theme park access. These resorts feature spacious villas, multiple pools, kid-friendly activities, special events with your favorite Disney characters and all the magic that comes with a Disney timeshare vacation.

Disney Aulani timeshare Resort in Hawaii

2) Marriott's OceanWatch Villas at Grande Dunes – Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

A perfect blend of beachfront beauty and family-friendly amenities, Marriott's OceanWatch Villas at Grande Dunes boasts numerous pools, children’s water play areas, and a variety of daily activities for kids. Plus, being in Myrtle Beach, you're close to attractions like the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel and Broadway at the Beach along with some of the best golf courses in the country.

3) Holiday Inn Club Vacations at Orange Lake Resort – Kissimmee, Florida

Located next to Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World, Orange Lake Resort offers a number of activities. With four golf courses, a lazy river, multiple pools, and scheduled kids' activities, there's no shortage of things to do. The resort’s spacious villas, which range from studios to four-bedroom suites, are located across four “villages” and perfect for families of all sizes.

families in lazy river at Holiday Inn Orange Lake timeshare resort

4) The Welk – Escondido, California

A treat for both adults and kids, The Welk timeshare resort offers special kid's programs, live entertainment at an onsite theatre, golf courses, Health spa, tennis and multiple pools and play areas. Now part of the Hyatt Vacation Club, the resort is also a short drive to San Diego’s famous attractions like the San Diego Zoo, Legoland, SeaWorld and the beaches.

5) The Grandview at Las Vegas – Las Vegas, Nevada

Contrary to its “Sin City” reputation, Las Vegas can be very family-friendly, especially if you stay at The Grandview. Away from the hustle and bustle of the Strip, this resort offers spacious suites, five swimming pools, five hot tubs, arcade/game room, and two fitness centers. For family outings, the resort is not far from attractions like the Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay.

6) Club Wyndham Bonnet Creek – Lake Buena Vista, Florida

Another gem right next to the Walt Disney World Resort, Club Wyndham Bonnet Creek boasts multiple outdoor pools and a lazy river. The kids will love the interactive water cannons in the pirate ship Tribulation, while adults can relax in the hot tub or the poolside cabanas. Onsite bars and dining make it easy to feed the family when parents are looking for a cocktail. Shuttles are available to Disney for a fee.

view of pool and lake at Wyndham Bonnet Creek timeshare resort

7) Wyndham at Waikiki Beach Walk – Honolulu, Hawaii

Just steps from famed Waikiki Beach, Wyndham at Waikiki Beach Walk is a paradise for families. It offers an outdoor pool, children’s activities, game room and hot tub for parents to soak away their cares. Plus, there is free Wi-Fi for up to four devices. With a convenient full kitchen in all suites, families can enjoy healthy home-cooked meals and save on dining costs. Enjoy a stroll along the Waikiki Boardwalk.

8) Hilton Grand Vacations Club at SeaWorld - Orlando, Florida

Hilton Grand Vacations Club at SeaWorld is perfectly positioned for families looking to experience all of the Orlando theme parks. Beyond its proximity next to SeaWorld, the resort is only about 10 minutes to Universal Studios Orlando and 10 minutes to the entrance to Disney World. Spacious accommodations, three pools, splash pad, movie theater and scheduled kid’s activities are just the start.