I PURCHASED A MARRIOTT TIME SHARE WEEK (NOT YET BUILT) IN 2001 ON THE ISLAND OF KAUAI (MARRIOTT'S WAIOHAI BEACH CLUB).
We first had the opportunity to use our new time share in 2003 when the development was completed. Had a great time and the kids loved it.
Five years later we found we were more comfortable at the nearby Marriott Kauai Beach Club in Lihue.
We discovered that as our kids got older and went off to college the resort was too family oriented for our enjoyment - it was so crowded with the younger generation that the noise level and activity ruined the serenity we hungered for. (even with a designated adult pool as it was never policed and highly abused).
As an investment, this particular property worked out okay. The value has gone up and we have no problem renting our week every year with money left over after maintenance fees.
Looking back on the whole experience we are now pretty much convinced that the money we plopped down for the week could have been invested more wisely even without sacrificing the joy of Hawaii vacations.
Of those out there that have purchased I would love to hear your opinions.