RCI has affiliated resorts in almost every location in the world, and there are close to 4,000 different resorts to chose from if you are a RCI member. Whether you prefer to stay close to your home or travel across the world, RCI has options available for every traveler. Whether you are a weeks owner or points member, it is important to make sure that you select a resort with a high, gold crown rating as your “home” resort to allow to optimal trading possibilities. With some planning and a bit of flexibility, your RCI membership will allow you to explore virtually any place in the world, the only limiting factor is your imagination.
Here are a few of our top picks for RCI resort locations:
Villas Sol Hotel and Beach Resort (#5398) – Guanacaste, Costa Rica
This is an absolutely stunning resort located in the Playa Hermosa region of Costa Rica. There are many different accommodations available depending on the size of your party ranging from standard rooms with two double beds, to luxurious three bedroom villas with fully equipped living and dining areas. The all-inclusive option is the way to go at this resort, and by choosing this package all of your meals, drinks – alcoholic and non-alcoholic, pool access, in-house entertainment, and day time activities including beach volleyball, soccer, aqua aerobics, dance lessons, and much more. Eating and drinking is truly an experience at this world class establishment, and the themed dinners feature Spanish night, French cuisine, Italian specialties, and Asian meals.
Classical Vacation Club at The Marine Palace Suites (#6391) – Crete, Greece
Located along the northern coast of Crete, this resort is nestled within a centuries-old fishing village where tradition and charm abound. This is a family-friendly resort and there is plenty of emphasis on activities designed to bring the whole family together. Although the vacation club does require an all-inclusive package for booking, the extra money is well worth the money an unnecessary hassle of finding food off site. The all-inclusive package takes care of all meals, snacks, drinks, and any activities or events within the resort you wish to take part in. The views of the Sea of Crete are breathtaking and travelers really get to feel like they are part of the culture while staying at this magnificent property.
Club la Costa at Marina Dorada (#2953) – Malaga, Spain
This is much more than a resort, these apartments feature views of the Mediterranean and the Sierra Nevada mountain range. They have all recently been upgraded and feature the finest furnishings and tasteful decor. All of the units have a well-stocked kitchen with everything you would need to create a meal – gourmet or not. The resort itself is located close to the action of Malaga, but far enough away that you are able to easy escape the hustle and bustle and retire to a relaxing retreat. There are numerous opportunities for water sports in the surrounding area, and water skiing, windsurfing, boating, and fishing is where you can find most of the locals and vacationers alike on any given day.
EC @ Grand Blossom House (#7649) – Hung Hom, Hong Kong
Jump right into the culture of Hong Kong when you stay at this resort located adjacent to the KCR Train Station. The accommodations here may be meager, basically only housing a bed with a small bathroom, but the location is unbelievable. Right outside your door is the Hong Kong coliseum, where most of the local cultural and entertainment features can be seen. Also in this area is a major shopping district in Tsim Sha Tsui, where you can get a taste for local food and drink. Make sure to stop at Sam Bo Sin Korean Restaurant for the best in Korean BBQ, and Tsoi Choi for authentic Cantonese.
Pestana Río Atlántica Hotel (#6705) – Rio de Janero, Brazil
This resort is in the perfect location for travelers – about a 30 minute drive from the airport, facing Copacabana Beach, and situated along one of the main arteries for tourist attractions. The hotel has everything from a convention center, to a modern business center, 21 rooms for meetings, and space for receptions or banquets up to 250 persons. The rooms are divided into apartments and suites, each with their own balcony – ocean front suites receive complementary breakfast served on the deck bar with a panoramic view of the beach. Guests can be sure to indulge themselves by spending a day at the resort’s jacuzzi, sauna, and massage services center. Be sure to take in an amazing dinner experience at the Cais da Ribeira Restaurant within the hotel, featuring the finest in Portuguese cuisine.