Virtually all our lives are spent investing. Time and money is
invested into education. Time, money and education are investments
into professional success.
Upon reaching professional goals, we re-invest money for our families
and future, acquiring possessions and skills and by spending quality
leisure time with our loved ones. Families, couples and single travellers
spend enormous amounts of money to enjoy a few weeks of sunny, tropical
rest and relaxation each year. As global inflation sees marked price
rises in the tourism industry, increasingly people are realizing
the value of vacation club membership.
Being a member of a vacation club, or'time-share scheme, as it
was previously known, ensures that hotel accommodation in twenty-five
years' time, will cost the same as it does today. Investors are
actually buying time in a luxury, 5-star resort to spend with their
families for a period of twenty-five or fifty years, time-locking
future vacation costs at today's rates. For example, many people
come to Thailand for their annual holidays staying one or two weeks
and happily pay US $250 a night in a luxury hotel. A few thousand
dollars on preferable lodgings is not much perhaps for one or two
years, but over ten years, based on a modest 3% inflation rate,
this figure swells to US$21,666. Over twenty-five years it jumps
to US$68,910 and over fifty years one may spend around US$213,191,
solely on hotel rooms. The sums are staggering and shed an attractive
light on the value of vacation club membership, not only to save
money but as an investment into a higher quality of life.
The Allamanda Vacation Club, part of the Laguna Phuket family of
resorts, permits members to own their vacation time in one of four
luxury room types based on a points system that allows great flexibility.
Investors buy time in a selected size of accommodation; a studio,
one or two bedroom suite or a duplex. In purchasing this time, members
are allotted a sum of points subsequent to the size of their investment.
Unlike the old days of time-sharing when clients were locked into
set time periods and size of lodgings, Allamanda Vacation Club members
can, for every visit, tailor their holiday by choosing the length
of stay, date of arrival and size of accommodation, all based on
how many points they own. Points may be saved or borrowed from the
future to up-grade room categories or to extend the length of stay.
Time may even be donated to family, friends or strategically important
Part of the strength of the Allamanda Vacation Club offer is in
the size of the suites and villas available. A senior spokesman
for AVC asserts that, "in the hotel industry, space is money
and the AVC accommodations offer more space for less money. When
people go on holiday, they want space for themselves and their children.
AVC rooms are all very spacious and so, perfect for Thailand's tropical
climate where we get heavy rains. When it rains, AVC member families
can all relax in the comfort of their large rooms." All the
rooms have full kitchen facilities, including basic appliances,
cutlery, plates and glassware, as well as the regular 5-star hotel
services immediately available.
Being part of Laguna Phuket adds enormous appeal to the AVC
society. While the accommodations are dispersed throughout
Laguna Phuket and the Sheraton
Grande Laguna Phuket, members are entitled to a gold privilege
card, which allows unlimited access to the multitude of hotel
facilities throughout the entire Laguna Phuket complex. This
is no small token for Asia's first fully integrated resort
boasts five spas, an 18-hole, world class golf course, 26
excellent restaurants, over 50 retail shopping outlets and
an impressive list of sport and leisure amenities.
To sweeten the package even more, membership points can be
exchanged with the AVC's newest addition, the Angsana Resort
& Spa, located off the coast of Singapore
on the island of Bintan. Bintan is laden with natural beauty
that is reminiscent of Phuket 20 years ago. The lush Balinese-style
resort hemmed by white sandy beaches and rugged coastline
provides the perfect reprieve from a hectic lifestyle. (See
also Bali Hotels
Avid adventure seekers may wish to explore a new country with each
vacation through an RCI exchange which literally opens up a world
of possibilities with 3,800 resorts and hotels in 100 countries.
This vast range of holiday options combined with the cost savings
and flexibility of the AVC's points system spells a lifetime of
personally perfected vacations.
Mr. and Mrs. Rod Collins have been proud AVC members since 1999
and return each year to Laguna Phuket pronouncing that, "being
at Laguna Phuket is like coming home, you know what to expect."
The Collins have visited Phuket seven times since purchasing 12
weeks annually, almost four years ago. "We like the integrated
resort concept and the flexibility of being able to make RCI exchanges
worldwide by utilizing our points for any size accommodation. When
we joined AVC, purchasing a two-bedroom villa was a must, to share
our vacation experiences with our daughters, grandchildren and other
family members." The Collins will journey to Spain this year
and host family and friends in a beautiful Spanish villa. They are
a prime example of how vacation club membership may be used to make
the most of the retired years.
The Allamanda Vacation Club casts aside all old-school time-share
restrictions and offers an investment opportunity too attractive
to ignore. The flexibility of the vacation club means that as members
move through life, the needs of their vacations can be adjusted
to suit their varying circumstances. Recent trends in what is the
fastest growing sector of the tourism industry depict that younger
couples are rapidly gaining interest in this venture in order to
guarantee a lifetime of memorable vacations initially as newlyweds,
then as parents and grandparents.
To learn more about how membership can be tailored for you, meet
with a sales representative at
The Allamanda Vacation Club, Canal
Village, Laguna Phuket.
Tel: +66(0)76 270 941,
Fax: +66(0)76 270 946,