RedWeek.com’s Top 25 Resorts Of 2022

published on January 27, 2022 by

The announcement of this year’s Oscar nominations are still a few weeks away. But (drumroll please!) RedWeek has its own awards to reveal — the always anticipated Top 25 timeshare rental resorts on RedWeek.com. The list for 2022 is selected by RedWeek members, based on the volume of rental bookings and inquiries sent to owners. Check out the full list here and discover a few key takeaways from this year’s results below. 

We’re Ready To Get Back To Warm Weather Destinations 

Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club, RedWeek’s #1 Resort for 2022

After a year focused on domestic trips, warm weather destinations dominate the 2022 list. Thanks to widespread vaccination rates and loosening travel restrictions, renters are now feeling more at ease venturing to their favorite tropical regions farther from home. As a result, three California resorts and one South Carolina resort fell off the Top 25 to make room for HawaiiCancun, and St. Thomas. Marriott’s MountainSide at Park City remains the only ski destination on the list, as members continue to be drawn towards warmer climates.

Business + Pleasure: Remote Work Destinations

As remote work becomes more normalized for many of us, timeshare resorts have become a popular option. They offer the comforts of home — spacious living quarters, kitchens, separate bedrooms — with all the pleasures of that a change of scenery offers. The top five remote-work friendly resorts for 2022 include: 

  • Marriott’s Timber Lodge | South Lake Tahoe, California: A road-trip destination that would be ideal for a remote-work vacation, this Tahoe lodge has rental units featuring two and three bedrooms, a fitness center, laundry facilities, and an on-site grocery store. 
  • Aruba Ocean Club | Palm Beach, Aruba: If cabin fever strikes and you really need to get away, head to the Caribbean for a few weeks! Great for a working couple or even an entire family, this resort has luxurious spa amenities as well as childcare and a game room.
  • Marriott’s Crystal Shores | Marco Island, Florida: A sparkling gem set at the southwestern tip of Florida’s Gulf Coast, Marriott’s Crystal Shores offers two- and three-bedroom units with high-speed internet access, a fitness center, laundry facilities, a game room, and a snack bar for the kids to stay busy while you work remotely from the room. 
  • The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas | Lahaina, Hawaii: Experience “Nanea” – a state of relaxation and repose – firsthand. Perfect for the traveler who has an extended vacation in mind, get your budget reports done while enjoying a tropical view at The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas. 
  • Marriott’s Grande Vista | Orlando, Florida: This secluded lakeside property that feels worlds away from the hustle and bustle of Orlando (but close enough to take full advantage of its many attractions). Amenities like childcare, playground area, room service, a fitness center, and a grocery store make this an excellent remote work vacation spot for parents. 

New Contenders & Comeback Kids

Marriott’s Frenchman’s Cove

In the RedWeek 2022 Top 25 Timeshare Rental Resorts roundup, there were a few noteworthy changes that stand out from years before. Westin Nanea Ocean Villas in Maui, which has never appeared on RedWeek’s Top 25 list, jumped straight to number 11. Three other resorts made a comeback from years past: Marriott’s Frenchman’s Cove in St. Thomas, Lagoon Tower by Hilton Grand Vacations in Oahu, and The Royal Sands in Cancun. 

The Resort Honeymoon Returns

A lot of honeymoons (or babymoons or anniversary getaways) were postponed over the past 18 months. Now, couples are ready to rekindle the romance — mostly (but not entirely) in tropical spots. Some of the top destinations for romantic travel in 2022 include: 

  • Maui, Hawaii: One of the most popular honeymoon destinations in the world, Maui offers relaxing activities for couples, exciting eco-adventures, and intimate restaurants, as well as island’s legendarily beautiful island scenery.
  • Aruba, Caribbean: Aruba is the perfect escape for the couple who wants to hide away on a remote beach and soak up the sun. Enjoy the white sands of Palm Beach, explore Arikok National Park, or discover the island’s unique Dutch-Caribbean heritage in Oranjestad. 
  • St. John, Caribbean: For those who enjoy a touch of glamour and temperatures that rarely dip below 70 degrees Fahrenheit, St. John is a destination filled with wildlife, culture — and one of the world’s top 10 beaches: Trunk Beach. 
  • Big Island, Hawaii: Hawaii — AKA the “Big Island” has been a tried-and-true staple among honeymooners for decades. Visit Waikiki Beach, explore the magnificent Diamond Head Volcano, go skydiving, or take a rainforest hike before enjoying the quintessentially Hawaiian nightlife.
  • Massachusetts, USA: It may seem out of place on this list of island destinations, but Massachusetts has been a long-time honeymooners’ favorite. Miles of beautiful beaches, a sparkling culinary scene, and that classic New England charm make Massachusetts a great choice for a romantic rendezvous.

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    • Avatar for Kate B.
      Kate B.
      Feb 11, 2022

      FYI: BIG ISLAND, HI Waikiki and Diamond Head are not on Hawaii so perhaps you were referring to the Island Of Oahu.