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st-maarten-testimonialPaula Stoffels, British Columbia

 
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Jan Campbell, UK
 
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Joe, the Bachelor, USA
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Jed & Clara, NY
 
"We had a really special time in St Maarten we will never forget and thanks to this guide we saved a fortune!"
 
Richard and Sharon from Seattle. 
"We have been cruising for years and only now we found a real source for information from someone who really knows what they are talking about – love your 1-day plan option – it made it so easy for us to really decide what we want to do without all the hassles. Thank you guys!"
 
Michelle, NY
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Jessica, Chicago IL
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St. Maarten Timeshares

The Pros and Cons of Timeshare

Why you shouldn’t believe everything you’re told

st maarten timeshareTimeshare is one of the most popular forms of vacation ownership on the island – with the majority of hotel rooms on the Dutch Side being also Timeshare or ‘fractional ownership’ – these are basically the same thing – you pay a certain amount to ensure you have the same week or weeks every year for the rest of your life in the same room with the same view – very reliable and cost-effective over the long run.

And now that Timeshare has diversified it’s product so much over the years to remain competitive, you can swap your week in Nassau for a week in St. Maarten, or Aruba or pretty much anywhere else for that matter if you fancy a change one year.

Although the option to swap and change location exists, it seems that in St. Maarten most timeshare vactioners fall so in love with the island and make such solid friendships with both tourists and locals, that they keep coming back year after year. I personally know timeshare guests who have been coming to the island for over 20 years or more!

It is not uncommon to form such great friendships with locals that they come to YOUR area for a vacation to get out of the heat and enjoy some North American seasonal weather.

Here are some of the ‘Pros’ –

  • Overall cost much cheaper than standard hotel room rates
  • Reliable and fixed timeframe each year
  • Flexible destinations – you can swap your points
  • Rental option – you can rent out your week if you cannot go for some reason
  • Great friendships can be made – it’s very common to hear people say St. Maarten is a home away from home.

Here are some of the ‘Cons’ –

  • You may get carried away on your timeshare tour and buy more weeks than you can realistically keep up with
  • You will pay a certain amount, usually on your credit card, as a deposit, then a regular monthly payment for a fixed period
  • You need to check the ins and outs of the contract before you sign
  • The maintenance fees can be high if you don’t bargain

Overall? We think it is a tried and tested solid investment and can really take the headache out of experimenting with different accommodation as well as saving a ton of money in the long run.

Find Out More about St Maarten!

 

 

 

This is just a brief outline of Timeshare – for more indepth information and some insider tips and tricks, see our e-book.

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