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Summer 2021’s Hottest Vacation Destinations

published on June 29, 2021 by

The world is traveling again. But where in the world should you go? Check out RedWeek’s roundup of the most popular summer destinations — and start planning your timeshare resort vacation now.

California’s Newport Coast

If you’re on the hunt for the ultimate California escape, try the Newport Coast. Located just south of Los Angeles on the Orange County coastline, this prestigious community has all the sun, sand, and surf you’re looking for — with added luxury, unmatched shopping, and a thriving cuisine scene, as well. Bonus travel tip: If you’re headed to the Newport Coast, you can fly into John Wayne International Airport, which is much less headache-inducing than LAX. 

Where To Stay: Set upon a gorgeous bluff overlooking the Pacific and the famed Laguna Beach, Newport Coast Villas puts you — literally — above it all. As a Golden State home away from home, it can’t be beat, with tennis courts, five outdoor pools, an indulgent on-site spa, and easy access to the beach. 

Hawaii

No surprise here. After a year of lockdown, Hawaii is back in business, welcoming visitors back to paradise. From the world’s most iconic beaches (Waikiki, Poipu, Makena and beyond) to cultural exploration in Oahu (home to the sprawling Honolulu Museum of Art), from hiking in Kokee State Park to scuba diving amongst manta rays in Kealakekua Bay, a Hawaiian getaway is guaranteed to be unforgettable. 

Where To Stay: Settle into one of Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach Club villas, each one decorated with authentic Hawaiian flair. Located in Kapolei on Oahu’s gorgeous western shore, this lavish timeshare resort features three outdoor swimming pools, a tranquil on-site spa, and a lovely beach that’s always within reach.

South Carolina’s Coast

The scenic South Carolina coast experienced a major resurgence in 2020, with many people yearning for a beach vacation without traveling too far from home. It’s a destination well worth discovering, with Spanish moss-draped trees, eco-adventures (did you know that you can get up-close-and-personal with friendly pods of dolphins here?), unique Lowcountry cuisine, and plenty of secluded stretches of sand. Oh, and if you’re a golfer, South Carolina is home to some of the world’s best courses. 

Where To Stay: Wyndham Ocean Boulevard puts you right on the coastline in Myrtle Beach — but if the water is looking a little rough, try the lazy river for a more relaxing cool-off. You’ll also be within minutes from Myrtle Beach’s beloved championship golf courses.

Florida’s West Palm Beach

Deciding which is the greatest Florida beach destination of all is tough — but Palm Beach on the state’s Gold Coast is certainly in the running, with pristine beaches, world-class golf courses and the famed Worth Avenue and CityPlace for high-end shopping, gourmet cuisine and nightlife. Away from the sand, there’s plenty of glamour to be found amongst Palm Beach’s nightclubs, boutiques, and restaurants. After a year of lockdown, aren’t you itching to get dressed up for a night on the town? 

Where To Stay: Located directly on Singer Island Beach, Marriott’s Ocean Pointe is exactly where you want to be. In the resort’s sumptuous villas, you’ll find a respite from the sun, as well as private balconies with spectacular ocean views. 

Aruba

The Caribbean is calling! Aruba has long been a RedWeek favorite — and that’s not changing in 2021. This small island is, of course well-known for its white-sand beaches. But that’s just the beginning of the fun here. More than 70 percent of Aruba is taken up by the unspoiled natural wonderland known as Arikok National Park, where you’ll find hidden coves, natural pools, and some of the best surfing in all the Caribbean. Meanwhile, the charming town of Oranjestad gives you a taste of Aruba’s colorful Dutch-Caribbean heritage. Discover the 10 best things to do in Aruba

Where To Stay: The waterfront Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club puts guests just steps from the world-famous Palm Beach. It’s a great spot for families, with an on-site kids club for the young ones and a relaxing sauna for adults. 
One more thing: We mentioned that the world is traveling again. To be more specific, 90 percent of U.S. travelers are planning to travel within the next six months. And that means that many destinations are already selling out. Have no fear. RedWeek’s by-owner timeshare rentals aren’t listed on resort websites. But you can still find and book them through us. Even better news: by-owner prices are almost always cheaper than resort prices. Start planning now …

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