St. Kitts Mariott timeshares

St. Kitts is a Caribbean island with good temperatures year-round, great beaches, lava formations, tropical forest, and lagoons. It’s bot too crowded and has done well preserving its ecosystem, which makes nature treks on the island and scuba diving popular.

St. Kitts also has great Colonial architecture in Basseterre (the capital). A new Marriott Vacation Club International (MVCI) resort is being opened about 10 minutes away from Basseterre and the Saint Kitts Robert Bradshaw International Airport.

Royal St. Kitts Marriott Resort should not overcrowd the island, with 88 two and three bedroom villas ready for owners in January 2007. Marriott timeshares aren’t cheap: 1 week will cost you from $16, 400 to $69, 500. I wonder how that compares with the new Disney Animal Kingdom Lodge timeshares. There are some good comments here on resale timshares and timshare ownership in general.

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  1. Richard says:

    explain the costs listed in you opening.

  2. Lori says:

    James,

    I’m not up on the cost of times shares in the islands, but I can tell you that times shares in the Orlando area run 12k-40k+ for 1 week, depending on time of year and size of unit and resort amenities.

    i.e we own a unit at Orange Lake Country Club which borders Disney’s Animal Kingdom (OLCC is reached off of 192) We own a 3 bedroom unit, during Christmas week – 4 years ago we paid around 39k. And OLCC is LOADED with amenities 4- 18 hole golf courses, 10 or 12 resturants, 2 large pool complexes, 1 small and 1 giant water park. I could go on for a long time listing all there is to do thare. But that should give you some comparison.

    When you buy into the Disney Vacation Club, you purchase a set number of “vacation points.” The minimum number of points that may be bought in your initial purchase, if buying through Disney directly, is currently 150.

    The current price is $98 per point with a 150-point minimum.

    Now how many points do you need? Well that depends on your vacationing habits and needs. DVC uses a chart that list each size/type unit and times of year based on popularity (i.e Christmas is HIGH) Each day of the week is also used.

    Sun Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat

    1 br 15 15 15 15 15 21 21 = 117

    2 br 30 30 30 30 30 42 42 = 232

    Something like that. Now I just made those point amounts up because I don’t have a chart in front of me, but the I’m not to far off the mark. This would be for an off period, like early Feb. The amounts almost double for High times.

    If you are a family of four, looking to book a one-bedroom at the Villas at the Wilderness Lodge for a week every October, 214 points will cover that yearly vacation. If you are a family of four with young children, your vacation needs may change over time. Looking at the point cost for the same unit during school breaks (252 – 270 points) may be a more realistic assessment of your needs.

    A 3 Bedroom unit Christmas week at DVC would cost in the 420-430 point range.

    Check out – http://www.allearsnet.com/acc/dvc.htm

    and http://www.orangelake.com/

  3. James Trotta says:

    Thank you Lori – very useful information.

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