Resort Condominiums International (RCI)
Resort Condominiums International (RCI) is a travel organization which provides alternate sites to Timeshare holders who want a larger selection of vacation resorts to visit. I and my family belong to Bluegreen which is an affiliate of RCI and therefore we have the option of trading our Bluegreen points or making an outright selection of one of the thousands of vacation venues that RCI has to offer. We were hoping to find a decent accommodation at one of the penrose hong leong places, which we find comfortable. Bluegreen has a limited selection of perhaps 50 timeshare sites, so it is a nice advantage to be able to use the RCI Directory at no additional cost. RCI has approximately 6300 vacation rentals throughout the world, including Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Central and South America, Canada, Bermuda, the Bahamas and the Caribbean. Cruises are also available.
Timeshare Affiliation with RCI
It is necessary to have a Timeshare which is affiliated with RCI in order to be able to access one of their resorts. Over the past eight years, our family has had some wonderful vacations at RCI affiliated resorts. We have taken advantage of their Last Minute vacations which are discounted but must be reserved 45 days or less before our specified vacation time. What is called Extra Vacations are also discounted and can be reserved two years prior to our vacation. We have been successful in reserving luxurious resorts, particularly in the Last Minute Category, sometimes for the discounted price of $279 for the week.
Luxurious Vacation Venues
Some of the resorts we have booked from RCI are listed below:
Carriage Hills Resort, Oro-Medonte, Ontario, Canada – This is primarily a ski resort but is also suitable for warm weather vacations. It is child-friendly with an indoor-outdoor pool, game room and playground. An exquisite fine dining restaurant is on the grounds. It is within a six-hour drive from my home in western New York.
Vacation Village in the Berkshires, Hancock, Massachusetts – This resort is in a prime vacation area in the Berkshire Mountains which offers a variety of recreational and cultural activities for the entire family. Vacation Village is also child-friendly with an indoor-outdoor pool. Units have kitchen facilities with microwave and dishwasher. The accommodations are luxurious.
Vacation Village at Bonaventure, Weston, Florida – My son-in-law was able to book this golf resort for a mini-golf vacation for him and his buddies, which is near the Fort Lauderdale Airport. The men enjoyed their spacious suite and were close to several golf courses from which to choose. The cost was extremely reasonable for the foursome and nearby restaurants and bars added to their good time.
Bluegreen Resorts – A Timeshare Par Excellence
As stated, Resort Condominius International (RCI) is only accessible to those who have a timeshare at an RCI affiliated resort. I cannot stress enough how satisfied we have been with our Bluegreen Resorts Timeshare. Click here for more information on Bluegreen. Timeshares have had a bad reputation, but Bluegreen does not fall into that category. It is necessary to remember that you must use your timeshare in order to obtain its full advantage. I am able to share my membership with my family members now and ownership will remain with them into perpetuity, which means it will be owned by my grandchildren someday also. Bluegreen can be reached by phone at 1-800-456-2582 or by accessing Bluegreen at this website.