This is my first posting. It does seem to be quiet at this forum. We are new members and are getting nervous about all the bad reviews, although most are a few years old now. We will keep our hopes up that we did not make the wrong decision. We traded in our Mexico club for LHVC because of the unrest in Mexico. We travel frequently and take advantage of the exchanges to what LHVC calls "sister resorts." we are in the process of exchanging for a ski trip but the rates we are being quoted don't match what the reservation form quotes. Has anyone else had this issue?
Be sure to make all reservations through Lifestyle Holidays by calling them, just as you should for making reservations at LHVC. It is always cheaper to have LHVC rentals and sister rentals through the LHVC resort rather than through RCI; however, going through RCI may get you a better chance of receiving last minute availability, since they keep units reserved longer - even after all units are gone through the resort.
Hi - I doubt you made a bad decision but can't say for sure without knowing what membership you bought. We have been members since 2005 and at these levels: gold, platinum, platinum supreme, and shareholder. We have been all over the island and have visited most all sister resorts there (they have recently purchased several in the last year).
The very best advice i can give is this - reserve early, at least 6-months but better to try a year in advance!! If you call them with 2-3 months advance, you are begging for unknown problems. BTW, this advice is for the highest levels, so if you have lower, add more time.
Also, even at our level, we never know what we'll get until we get there... unless you call and email alot as time gets shorter. (You would think they can make a reservation for a unit and keep it for you, but they can't even if they say so. They are very good about getting you the right amount of rooms though.
As for sister resorts, reserve similarly using the home resort's reservations folks. If you go direct, you may get a reservation that doesn't include all your benefits. Also, going through RCI is costly unless you find a special, then you may not get the best accommodations or benefits.
Hello, what questions do you have regarding shareholder?
Are you a member of LHVC?
If no, are you interested in becoming a member?
I am a shareholder .
I might be able to answer some questions.
I can say this, me and the family and friends been to the resort many times since 2008, and everytime we go there it gets better.
We moved up in membership level several times and the stay got better, we got more perks.
Then as shareholder, even more perks.
I sold my seats but I know of another shareholder that is selling his. you can contact me on my cell at 201-232-3094 and I can provide his information. As you may not know but the resort is no longer selling shares to anyone, so those seats will be hard to come by to enjoy. give me a call and i will get you in contact with him.