The 10 Best Selling Timeshares of 2021

published on March 21, 2022 by

As life continues to propel forward amidst the aftermath of the pandemic, timeshare sales continue to climb at RedWeek.com. Resale closings in 2021 increased by 43% from 2020 and were higher than even our best performing sales years pre-pandemic.

Marriott Vacation Club Destinations points system stole the show last year, jumping from the #5 spot in 2020 all the way to #1 in 2021. It appears that more owners are interested in the flexibility the points system offers.

As travel trends return to favoring international travel over road-trip destinations that prevailed in 2020, this list is dominated by Aruba and Hawaii timeshare resorts. California and Florida were also buyer favorites last year.

Arizona’s Westin Kierland Villas dropped off the list completely this year as travelers return to their tropical islands. A few long-time favorite resorts rejoined the list for the first time since 2019 including: Marriott’s Ocean Pointe, Marriott’s Aruba Ocean Club, and Waiohai Beach Club.

These are our top 10 best-selling timeshare resorts of 2021, based on actual sales volume processed by our full-service department.

Curious how this list compares to last year? See our top 10 from 2020.

Check out our top-selling timeshares of 2021:

1. Marriott Vacation Club Destinations

Although technically not a single resort, our #1 best-selling option of 2021 was the Marriott Vacation Club Destinations points system – giving the purchasers access to booking flexibility within Marriott’s extensive resort directory.

2. Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club – Palm Beach, Aruba

No surprise that RedWeek members love Aruba, and it seems like everyone is ready to get back to those white sand beaches. Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club offers plenty of amenities for those who are looking forward to getting away from the stress of daily life.

3. Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club – Maui, Hawaii

Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club once again landed at #3 on our best-sellers list for 2021. As an all-time traveler favorite, who wouldn’t be excited to get back to the gorgeous islands of Maui?

4. Grand Pacific Palisades Resort – Carlsbad, CA

Grand Pacific Palisades Resort overlooks the magnificent Carlsbad Flower Fields. The year-round warm temperatures and colorful views make this resort an obvious choice for buyers who want to return annually.

5. Marriott’s Newport Coast Villas – Newport Coast, California

Marriott’s Newport Coast Villas is a renowned favorite among RedWeek members year after year. 2021 was no exception, as travelers come from all over the country to enjoy the beautiful coast.

6. Carlsbad Seapointe Resort – Carlsbad, CA

Another California favorite, Carlsbad Seapointe Resort sits on a majestic bluff overlooking one of the few undeveloped stretches of beach in San Diego‘s North County. Perfect for buyers looking for sand and sun.

7. Marriott’s Ocean Pointe – Palm Beach Shores, FL

This relaxing seaside retreat on Florida’s Gold Coast joined our top sellers list in 2020 and remained throughout 2021. This beachside resort offers plenty of amenities such as several sparkling outdoor pools, a fitness center and poolside dining.

8. Marriott’s Aruba Ocean Club – Aruba, Caribbean

Marriott’s Aruba Ocean Club features one and two-bedroom oceanfront or oceanview villas, all with a Caribbean flair. This best-selling timeshare resort amenities include a private balcony, whirlpool bath, and complete kitchens. 

9. Marriott’s Waiohai Beach Club – Koloa, Hawaii

The Waiohai Beach Club re-joined the top-sellers list in 2021, after a brief hiatus in 2020. The resort is beautifully landscaped with waterfalls and lagoons, lush tropical plants, and the sandy shores of Poipu Beach just steps away. 

10. Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach Club – Oahu, Hawaii

Situated on the spectacular Western shore of Oahu, Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach Club is always a travel favorite among RedWeek members. The resort grounds exude the lush beauty of a tropical oasis, drawing timeshare owners back year after year.

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Comments (5)

    • Avatar for Jim T.
      Jim T.
      Mar 22, 2022

      Marriott builds huge facilities and then the numbers of people just swamp local capabilities and the beach as well. We own a timeshare next door to their Marco Island building. The building is beautiful, it's just that it is so huge that I object to.

      • Avatar for Jeffrey G.
        Jeffrey G.
        Mar 22, 2022

        Jim T., I agree with you. I own at the same resort you do in Marco Island and when the Marriot resort fills to near capacity (If that is even possible) all the places we like to frequent are always full or have a waiting line. Takes away from the serenity of a beautiful, peaceful place.

        • Avatar for Margaret W.
          Margaret W.
          Mar 22, 2022

          We love the Marriott properties. We will only trade or book Marriott. You always know what you are getting. Clean, well maintained rooms and property.

          • Avatar for Steven M.
            Steven M.
            Mar 22, 2022

            We just enjoyed 3 weeks at Ko Olina Beach Club and had a wonderful time. Already booked for 2023.

            • Avatar for Lawrence J.
              Lawrence J.
              Mar 22, 2022 (edited)

              I own two units at Marriott Newport Coast Villas in Newport Beach Ca. and a three bedroom in Las Vegas Nv. I am unable to use so I rent out the units and net between $8,000 to $10,000 a year. I am eighty one years old and have owned these units about 20 years. If you buy location, location, location You will have more success when it comes time to sell.