What are the best timeshares? Well, let's just cut to the chaste. One company makes this question so easy to answer! Worldmark is the best!
Now, before I explain all the reasons why this company stands so far above the rest, let me tell you that I'm not just an expert on Worldmark, I am also an expert on what I will call "traditional timeshares" because I own one of them.
I first purchased what is called a "two-bedroom lockout" at Polo Towers, a five-star resort on the Las Vegas strip, which gives me two weeks per year. So, I know the difference between traditional timeshares and Wyndham intimately.
So why haven't I sold my Polo Towers timeshare? Because bottomline, it's worth much more to me than I could get selling it. Go to the Timeshare Scams page to see why.
I did follow all of my "BUY RIGHT" rules when I purchased Polo Towers -- it's just that Worldmark changed the rules! It still has value to me -- just not as much as Worldmark when we're talking about which is the best.
Here are my "BUY RIGHT" rules for timeshares, in general:
This is the extent of the list I could expect when addressing What Are the Best Timeshares -- traditional timeshares, that is.
Worldmark? It includes all of the above -- exponentially. It might be easiest to explain by telling you the history of this company. (Yes, I really do like history to explain things, don't I.)
Worldmark began almost 20 years ago when Bill Peare, who had jumped on the timeshare bandwagon and was trying to sell his first timeshare, got the bright idea of surveying people who DIDN'T buy to find out why.
"Why" is one of my favorite words! You learn so much when you ask why! You know what he learned? He learned everything timeshare companies were doing wrong and created a timeshare product designed to overdeliver. (I know, I sound like a Worldmark spokesperson, but I can't help it! Don't you get excited when someone actually listens to you, and creates a product that is exactly what you wished for and more?)ant
Wow! Now young families, big families, retired couples and people who just didn't want to fly far away had a timeshare concept just for them! Now timeshare was for the other 85% of the population!
Not only could you go for a weekend because of credits, but it was just a short drive! What happened is people started getting away more -- that is the whole point!
Okay, I know you're starting to understand why I'm so excited about recommending Worldmark when addressing What are the Best Timeshares! By the way, have you you heard of Wyndham before?
When I was traveling for business I was familiar with them for their amazing beds with fluffy comforters and pillows (believe me, as a business traveler you start lusting after such things)!
They are a higher end hotel chain. When you do things right you get noticed! Wyndham noticed what was going on and bought out Bill Peare. I understand he still shows up for the company golf tournament, though.
You know, it may seem weird that I know so much about Worldmark, but the people who work at the company act like family and they're happy to tell you the story of how their "family" began. It may now be the largest vacation ownership company in the world -- but it doesn't feel like it.
Don't get me wrong. Unfortunately, just like everybody else in the timeshare industry, they have the whole "today" thing that makes it feel like high-pressure sales.
They have the telemarketers who tell you you'll get a free trip and that you don't have to buy anything. Once you get there, even though they're nice and do seem like a family working for a company they love more so than other timeshares I've seen, the "today" thing becomes obvious quickly.
They do try to explain that no one has ever come back if they don't decide that day, and they'll show you why they do need some "today" buyers because they give away lots of trips to Las Vegas and have to pay for them.
But that's why I'm doing this site! You've asked What are the Best Timeshares, and I'm telling you straight-up. I want you to enjoy first class dirt cheap vacations for the rest of your life!
I don't want you to miss out on the opportunity and at the same time, I don't want you to go through the torture of a high pressure sales presentation, trying to get the information you need to make a decision that's right for you.
Nobody likes to make decisions under pressure -- but I WON'T, out of principle, make a decision when someone is applying completely unnecessary pressure on me. It is an insult to our intelligence. I'm here to prove that it is unnecessary.
Who knows, maybe this site will invent a new way for people to buy timeshare, adding to the other great innovations Bill Peare came up with for Worldmark! Okay, maybe I'm getting a little off into fantasy land here.
I'll plant my feet back on the ground and say that if I can help one person get the information they need to change their life, pressure-free, and enjoy a first class dirt cheap vacation every year for the rest of their life, I'll be happy with that!
You see, even though I bought timeshares at those presentations, I had already done a lot of research before I went -- it wasn't easy, that's why I'm trying to share it with you to save you the hassle -- so it became a transaction instead of a presentation. I was in control.
In an ideal world, you'd be able to contact Worldmark after reading this site and just draw up the paperwork, minus the cost of the high pressure sales presentation! Unfortunately, we're not quite there yet -- though I am trying!
If Worldmark vacation ownership is not available in your area, use it as a benchmark to judge the timeshare companies you have to choose from. Even if your timeshare choice doesn't stack up 100%, make sure whatever timeshare you consider at the very least meets my Buy Right Rules!
No matter which timeshare you decide to purchase, I hope this information helps to put you in control.
In the end, we're all after the same thing -- uncomplicated, unforgettable vacations with the people we love!