Post # 1
My FI and I were just given an RCI timeshare to use for our honeymoon =June 19th, 2010= from his Grandma. Has anyone had experience with this company or timeshares in general before?
We are thinking of either doing a cruise or an All-Inclusive Resort but I do not know what additional charges there are for each. We figured by going with the timeshare, we could use the money we had originally planned for the honeymoon on excursions/extra activities or drinks on the cruise. Does any bee know of resorts/cruises available through this company that are honeymoon worthy?
Any comments or opinions are welcome and appreciated! Thank you so much!!!
Post # 3
Okay, I’ve stayed at an RCI in Cancun. The one I stayed at I wouldn’t recommend, but there are plenty that are fantastic. I stayed at Blue Bay but its sister adults only resort Temptation I’ve heard is awesome. Just be sure to stay at an adults only resort 🙂 Othersize, I promise you will have a million little kiddos running around, daily.
If you go to an all-inclusive, make SURE you are getting a place that will give you information on food selection ahead of time. The resort I stayed at had the same food, every day, and after 4 days I was eating out for every meal because I couldn’t eat another bite of taco. Not much savigns when I’d already paid for all-inc.
RCI as a company? I’d recommend. Also, when youa rrive during premium check in (or before on the reservation) let them know it’s your honeymoon. Their service can be pretty fantastic and you get a lot of upgrades. Example two, the same resort I’m discussing here in Cancun has two types of rooms – water side and non. Well, the non water side? Across the street! Totally different rooms, smaller, less nice furnishing, etc. Because we were RCI however, we got a three room ocean side suite where we could walk right out of our room 20 feet to the sand and ocean. AMAZING.
If you already had cash budgeted for a honeymoon, I’d do it in a heartbeat. That extra cash will help you buy things like a booze cruise, a sightseeing tour, boat or jetski rental, etc – Whatever you might want to have.
Post # 4
We were offered a time share for our honeymoon as well (not RCI – I can’t recall the company name) and after googling reviews of them, we declined the offer. Search for some reviews of the place she offered. If it’s nice and highly reviewed, go for it!
Post # 5
@christalynn11- I will have to look into that Cancun resort you mentioned!
@Laylabelle- I am going to look into but it just seems like such a great deal to not have to pay for the rooms–I will keep that in mind though!
Has anyone gone on a cruise through a timeshare? I am still trying to sort out details and I just don’t understand how they work. Is there an extra cost for a cruise? I know All-Inclusives have an added cost… Thanks ladies!
Post # 6
I know this posting is old…. but I’ve come back to find out what you decided to do. Reason? WE ALSO were just gifted an RCI timeshare.
My previous RCI experience as I said was great, but it was through a vacation club not RCI timeshares (it was still RCI, however.) Now I’m having ahard time finding aplace I’d like to go that is even avaialble through them – we were hoping for Hawaii but so far, no dice. I’d go back to the east coast of Mexico in a heartbeat if we weren’t honeymooning during hurricane season. I’ve traveled there during that time before but I’m not taking that chance on a honeymoon…
So, where did you guys decide?
Post # 7
- Wedding: October 2010 - The Pearl S. Buck House
I’ve JUST done a bunch of research on this. The really good all-inclusives I was looking at through RCI in Riviera Maya were booked for our week already 6 months out, and their all inclusive fees were around $1800 for the week- it’s a good price, but I could get the same room on cheapcarribean.com for $2000, without wasting my future in-law’s timeshare week 🙁 Not every place has this same situation, but just make sure you do your research to make sure it’s totally worth it. We’re going outside RCI because we found a place we love for $2500, and I just didn’t want to sacrafice anything for this trip. If you don’t do all-inclusive, it would just be around a $200 exchange fee for the whole week- an amazing deal, but I don’t want to have to watch my spending on my honeymoon so we’re doing all inclusive.
Post # 8
We actually decided to take the timeshare and we are going to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and we’re staying at the Mayan Palace #1294. My FI’s Grandpa and Grandmother always stayed there and she said it was BEAUTIFUL!! We aren’t doing AI because there are so many different places to eat outside of the resort and we really wanted to experience the rest of the area instead of just the inside of a hotel. I will give you more details after we go at the end of June!! Good luck!