I was wondering if you might provide your thoughts on the best timeshare (or more importantly, the resorts to avoid) on the beach.
We love the island so much that we are considering a timeshare for the first time. We viewed a suite at the Marriot a couple of weeks ago - it was quite nice but a little costly. We would like to be on the beach and don't require the cheapest or lowest budget accomodations. I realize the costs can be quite different depending on the week and season.
I just find the whole timeshare sales experience like purchasing a used car. I am very skeptical of the information provided. I'm not convinced it is the cheapest way to go - after all, we can watch for package sales and travel to resorts on our on terms. I can't figure out if it is better or more flexible to go with a points purchase type arrangement or a typical "here is your unit during week #xx" for the rest of your life.
There are three of us, if that matters.