Honolulu, HAWAII - December 16, 2002 - For anyone who has ever dreamed of their own romantic retreat in Hawaii, Marriott Vacation Club International is opening two new distinctive resorts. Both are available for weekly lifetime ownership or nightly rentals.
Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach Club and Waiohai Beach Club, perfectly set on the idyllic islands of Oahu and Kauai respectively, provide (starting Jan. 3) spacious villa accommodations for one-time ‘honeymooners’ to Hawaii, as well as those who choose to own their vacations with Marriott forever. See www.marriottvacationclub.com.
Kathy Seguine, 55, a geometry teacher from San Ramon, Calif., and her husband Edward have sent five of their six children on honeymoons using their Marriott ownership weeks on Kauai and Maui. “It’s so romantic,” said Seguine, citing moonlit walks on the beach and memorable swims with turtles. Married for 35 years herself, Seguine added, “It’s like having a honeymoon every year.”
The Seguines also use their five Marriott weeks to vacation with their children and 11 grandchildren. “Our vacations are consistent now,” said Seguine who is currently planning a family reunion in Hawaii with 27 relatives spanning four generations. “Everyone finds a part of Hawaii that speaks to them.”
Nestled in its own private lagoon, Ko Olina Beach Club is part of Oahu’s secluded master-planned resort community that includes an 18-hole Ted Robinson-designed championship golf course, restaurants, a spa, wedding chapel and 270-slip marina.
Waiohai Beach Club is situated on Kauai’s intimate Poipu Beach, offering unrivaled snorkeling and diving. The nearby Robert Trent Jones-designed Poipu Bay Resort Golf Course has been home to the PGA Grand Slam of Golf since 1994.
Both resorts feature two-bedroom, two-bath villas with an average 1,200 sq. ft. to accommodate up to eight guests. Visit www.marriottvillarentals.com for introductory rental rates (ranging from $159 to $249 a night. Or call (800) VILLAS-9.)
Pricing for deeded, fee simple ownership at the new resorts varies by villa type and season owned, currently averaging around $35,000 per weekly interval. See www.marriottvacationclub.com or call (866) 300-3032.