Instead of cramming your family into a hotel room during your next vacation, imagine having enough room for everyone to spread out, claim entire beds to themselves and even fill up a refrigerator with their favorite foods. Before you know it, everybody will feel settled in. The only thing left to do is dive into all the fun you have planned with gusto.
A great reason to dip your toes into the timeshare pool is that they have more space than a typical hotel room, sometimes for a lower per-night rate. But that’s not all, especially if you have kids. In fact, many travelers come to appreciate timeshares the most when they have children tagging along.
These family friendly perks are just a few of the reasons why timeshare vacations have become so popular with parents.
Save a Bundle on Food
Diamond’s timeshares are generally equipped with full kitchens, making it easy to save money on meals. If you have a family that likes to ease into their days slowly or take frequent breaks between activities, being able to whip up quick meals and snacks can make things easier. Many timeshares also have markets nearby, so you can sneak out and pick up groceries whenever you need them.
Having access to full kitchens also cuts the time spent researching local restaurants and waiting for tables to free up, which can claim a ton of family fun time during busy vacation seasons.
For picky eaters and family members with food allergies or sensitivities, it’s even more important to be able to make your own meals.
Resort Amenities at Your Fingertips
Unlike traditional vacation home rentals, timeshares offer a slew of resort amenities, a boon for families with little ones to entertain. Diamond’s larger resort properties have kids’ clubs and child-friendly pools — some even have waterslides and splash pads — as well as restaurants accustomed to serving pint-sized diners.
From bingo to limbo, timeshares offer tons of activities and entertainment options. Poolside DJs, steel drum bands and “dive-in” movies by the pool at night are par for the course with a timeshare. If you want more room without giving up the resort ambiance, timeshares are perfect.
A Bathroom Bonanza — With No Need to Clean
At the end of a fun day, retreating to a timeshare with multiple bathrooms is yet another perk — no need to wait your turn to shower and change. Another bonus: Bathtubs are all but guaranteed! If you have kids under five, tubs make bathtime easier, and most timeshares have at least one.
Better yet, you won’t have to do the dirty work when it comes to cleaning the bathroom — or the kitchen after a night of mom’s famous mac and cheese. If you want housekeeping privileges, you can have them with a timeshare. Most units even come equipped with washers and dryers, or they’re provided close by. This minimizes how much you have to pack, and it means easy recovery from messy spills.
24/7 Security Provides Peace of Mind
Having staff on-site in case you have questions or simply need directions becomes even more important when you’re traveling with kids, and Diamond’s properties offer that, too. Not only is this convenient, it helps you feel safe — something that’s a greater gamble with rentals via popular home-sharing sites.
There’s Always Room to Grow
Is Gramps joining your family vacation this year? No problem. Timeshares make it easy to accommodate large families. New baby? Cribs, play yards and baby essentials are just a phone call away, reducing the amount of bulky gear you need to bring with you. Timeshares are also great for family reunions, especially if you need the extra space for a cookout or a celebratory dinner.
Whether you want to create family traditions by returning to explore a favorite location each year or switch it up and experience a variety of destinations, the flexibility of timeshares is part of the beauty of having one.
It’s nice to know you’re going to enjoy the same high standards wherever your family decides to vacation next. Learn more about Diamond Resorts’ timeshare properties and membership opportunities today.
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