(Closed) Offered RCI Timeshare for Honeymoon– HELP!!

posted 9 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
1129 posts
Bumble bee

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
3098 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

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 # 6
1129 posts
Bumble bee

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
190 posts
Blushing bee
  • 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.

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