Whether you’re dreaming of a luxury cruise, an exotic new destination or staying at the same wonderful place you enjoyed last year, a timeshare can make your dream a reality.
The Bahamas boasts a wide variety of timeshare properties for every budget. The industry is regulated under the Bahamas Vacation Plan and Timesharing Act of 1999. Also, most timeshare companies are members of exchange organizations such as RCI (Resort Condominiums International) that allow you to exchange a week in The Bahamas for a week somewhere else.
Here is a selection of what’s available on Grand Bahama in 2007.
Freeport Resort & Club is a six-building, 52-suite timeshare resort set in lush surroundings within walking distance of the International Bazaar. Affiliated with Interval International, it includes two tennis courts, pool with gushing waterfall and in-pool bar, sauna, two hot tubs, children’s play area, an owners’ lounge, free Internet/e-mail service and many other amenities. Four different suites – sleeping from two to six – with full kitchens are also available. Deeded ownership sets Freeport Resort & Club apart. Tel (242) 352-8425 or 352-5371, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.freeportresort.com.
Island Seas Resort is a 400-unit beachfront timeshare with one- and two-bdrm units. Facilities include a pool and waterfall, children’s pool, hot tub, spa, tennis courts, gym, swim-up bar, restaurant and marina. Convenience store on site. Tel (242) 373-1271, Yvette Smith-Rolle.
Ocean Reef Yacht Club, located on the Bahama Reef Waterway, has 64 one-, two- and three-bdrm timeshare and luxury rental suites and villas. It includes pools, lounges, Jacuzzi, dive shop, tennis, kids’ playground and a 52-slip marina for boats with up to a six ft draft. Tel (242) 373-4661, Cindy Davis, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.oryc.com.
Taino Beach Resort & Clubs, with a European flair, is one of Grand Bahama’s finest beach resorts. The resort is a mixed-use property comprised of a vacation club, condo rentals and hotel. Fully-furnished accommodations up to four-bdrm units available. Future plans include the construction of an additional 400 units. Resort amenities include a 500,000-gallon water park with slide, lazy river ride, hot tub and swim-up pool bar. On-site seaside restaurant, tennis court, outdoor games area, marina and watersports also available. Ferry service to the Port Lucaya Marketplace. Tel (242) 373-4677, 373-4682 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach is a 276-room, all-inclusive resort that also operates as a vacation club. Facilities include a 1,200 ft beach, pool, Jacuzzi, kids’ club/pool, three bars, two restaurants, discotheque, theatre, two tennis courts, gym and sauna, all on 26 acres. Vacation club members can earn rewards redeemable for discounts, upgrades and bonus weeks, and have access to six other Viva Vacation Clubs in Mexico and the Dominican Republic. Tel (242) 373-4000.
Woodbourne Resort is a three-building, 30-suite resort within walking distance of Xanadu Beach and the International Bazaar. It is affiliated with Interval International and features spacious two-bdrm townhouses that sleep up to six guests. Balconies overlook one of three private pools. Ensuite laundry facilities are available. Pool parties and island tours can be coordinated through the activities director. Tel (242) 352-4069 or e-mail email@example.com.
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