Shell Vacation Club provides members access to luxurious resorts in some of the most spectacular locations in North America. From coastal British Columbia all the way down to Puerta Vallarta, vacationers won’t struggle to find a destination to use their timeshare points on. Unfortunately however, due to some complaints with an unnecessarily bureaucratic structure and high pressure sales tactics, Shell Vacation Club ranks lower than some of its beautiful resorts deserve.
Be sure to do your research before you decide on a destination with Shell Vacation Club. Many resorts are filled up or cost more points to reserve during peak season. Additionally, anecdotal reports confirm the prefab architecture and motel like service at some of Shell Vacation Club’s domestic locations.
Shell Vacation Club provides members access to 23 exclusive resorts located in California, the southwestern US, Hawaii and Mexico. Golfers will be pleased to see their golf centered resorts in California, Hawaii and Arizona. For the more leisure and relaxation oriented vacationer, their beachside resorts in Mexico, Hawaii and California are ideal for sunbathing, enjoying sunsets and using sports facilities. For the wine aficionado, Shell Vacation Club also has resorts in California wine country.
Members of Shell Vacation Club have the option of converting points for use with partner entities for plane tickets, cruise packages, hotel rooms and tour packages.
Shell Vacation Club has the option for “elite” ownership, which provides members with priority reservation. “Elite” reservation is useful for reserving desirable rooms during peak season at popular locations. But, for standard members, the priority given to elite members can interrupt vacation plans.
Shell Vacation Club members have access to the standard services we expect from timeshare organizations. Potential customers considering investing in Shell Vacation Club should do research before contacting sales staff as, like with many timeshare and vacation club outfits, high pressure sales tactics are common.
Points can be banked and applied toward other vacation options such as cruises or safaris with partner travel organizations. Be forewarned however, in order to convert timeshare points into exchangeable points you are required to arrange to “bank” points with Shell Vacation Club representatives before they expire. In the event that you leave points unused for one year and do not “bank” them, they expire and are unusable.
Many customers have reported getting tied up in financing arrangements with inequitable interest rates. Be sure to read the fine print of any purchase you might make before signing a contract.
For the vacationer interested in annual trips to one of Shell Vacation Club’s resorts, investing in their timeshares is a great, if expensive, means of securing a great getaway spot. Before you opt to participate in Shell Vacation Club, be sure to read the fine print and avoid their pushy salespeople if at all possible. With great locations and opulent amenities, Shell Vacation Club has a lot to offer to the luxury traveler.
Members can access luxurious resorts in spectacular North America locations or trade for airfare, cruises or tours.
Shell loses points due to their overly bureaucratic structure, high pressure sales tactics and point expiration if not “banked.”
With great locations and opulent amenities, Shell Vacation Club has a lot to offer to the luxury traveler.