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Wyndham’s Margaritaville Resort Set to Open Next Month

st-thomasVery few things can top the refreshing sensation of a crisp margarita on a hot summer day. One thing that could, however, is sipping that sweet margarita on the beach in St. Thomas while staying in an entire luxury resort dedicated to your salty beverage.

Sound too good to be true? It isn’t. Wyndham Vacation Ownership announced this month that their Margaritaville resort will be ready for residents as early as mid-August.

Wyndham has partnered with Jimmy Buffet on the Margaritaville project, based in sunny Smith Bay in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. Although the project has been in the works for some time, this month Wyndham announced that the resort will strictly be a timeshare resort, exclusively for Vacation Club owners.

cocktail-margaritaThe resort has 62 studio and studio deluxe unites, as well as eight presidential suites. Resort amenities include beach access in Water Bay, the 5 O’Clock Somewhere Bar, a beachside Margaritaville restaurant, water sports and more.

“Phase one units are receiving the finishing touches, like furnishings, electronics and decor,” said spokeswoman Lindsay Hodges in a recent interview. “Landscaping is about 80 percent complete.”

This project has been a long time coming. Wyndham St. Thomas Development LLC bought the property for $31 million back in 2007. But, it wasn’t until 2013 that the corporation announced it would partner with Jimmy Buffett to create this salty beach getaway.

Phase two should be completed in 2016 as part of a three-year plan that was decided when Buffett joined the project. All in all, the project is estimated to cost more than $100 million equaling 262 condo units for timeshare ownership.

margarita-islandThe first phase has focused on the 70 beachfront units, along with the pool, pool bar, restaurant, marketplace, front desk, dive shop, retail shop, fitness center, game room and on-site sales office.

The second phase will convert the hillside hotel rooms into the remaining condo units.

The property began with 290 hotel rooms and some original structures, but Wyndham is choosing to completely reconstruct some of the main buildings, as opposed to renovate them, to create a fresher, modern look for their guests.

Source: Virgin Islands Daily News

Five Fabulous Beaches

No matter where you’re from or where you’re residing now, there’s this inescapable pull to sit near the sea. And while not everyone loves to swim in it, for almost everyone, there is something enchanting about being near the water that connects all the world’s land: sun or shade, rocky shore or sandy stretch, beaches call to you, and here are some fabulous ones that you should plan to see in your lifetime.

 

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The Baths at Virgin Gorda

1-Maho Beach in St. Martin-St. Maarten: Although it might sometimes be crowded as a part of the larger Maho Bay in St. Martin, Maho Beach offers a thrilling experience for sunners. With an airport just inland, jetliners and commercial airplanes often fly so low overhead that beach goers duck (though they don’t have to). Beer is served nearby in cabanas, and it tends to be a very family friendly atmosphere. Find out more about St. Martin timeshare resales.

 

2- Glass Beach in Mendocino, California: the whole beach is composed of polished glass in the most beautiful shapes and colors. A bit of a trek from San Francisco, the Fort Bragg location is a beautiful drive up California’s coastal highways–as scenic on the way as when you arrive. California is America’s favorite state for pacific coast beaches, so check out other California timeshare resales for more accommodation and vacation options.

 

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Photo by Tom Burke

3- Driftwood Beach in Georgia: with a stark kind of beauty, this beach on the north end of Jekyll Island has been said to resemble a graveyard of giant trees having washed up ashore. Branches are polished smooth by the sea, and the spot is actually a favorite for weddings and picnics. Georgia is a delight to visit in spring, summer, and fall, and timeshare resales in the state can offer a home-away from which exploring and relaxing become priorities for vacationers.

 

4- The Marietas Islands in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico: beaches inside of caves with giant skylights, beaches nestled in between boulders and among coves with clear blue waters sound like a dream come true. Puerto Vallarta is a fantastic vacation spot, with activities and opportunities to explore Spanish architecture, Mexican nightlife, or the luxurious resort life. Puerto Vallarta timeshare resales are abundant and affordable, check them out!

 

5- The Baths at Virgin Gorda: Winner of the 2014 TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice Award, the Baths are the number one attraction on the island. The boulders surrounding tranquil pools of lazy water are the result of now quiet volcanic activity that shelter serene and private scenery that will transport you to the imagination of your youth. Virgin Islands timeshare resales are plentiful and range in affordability and luxury.beaches-timeshare-resale

 

Beaches may be most fondly thought of in the summer time, but traveling “off-season” can offer deep discounts and a less crowded experience. The call of the sea will still be there, too, even if you’re answering it in a sweatshirt instead of a bikini. Plan your next beach side vacation today!

 

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