Situated on Florida's Emerald Coast, Destin beckons visitors with azure waters lapping onto soft white sand. Stretching for about 2 miles along the Gulf of Mexico, you'll find nearly two dozen timeshare condominiums in the city. If you plan to come back to Destin year after year, a timeshare gives you and your family a way to enjoy upscale amenities in a resort setting.
Book a Complimentary Tour
With more than 20 timeshare resorts in Destin, RCI offers complimentary tours of their properties for the asking. You can get an idea of which of the company's timeshare resorts would interest you by browsing its online directory, where you can see pictures and get a feel for amenities. When you're ready for a tour, pick up the phone to schedule a meeting with a sales associate. The associate will give you a tour of the property, answer your questions and help you determine if timeshare ownership is the right decision for your family.
Stay and play for days on end at a Wyndham Vacation Resort by taking advantage of one of their introductory vacation packages. Choose from a two- or three-night stay at the Courtyard Sandestin or Wingate, and attend a 120-minute sales presentation that includes a tour of the property. The Wyndham also throws other perks -- such as a gift card and hotel coupon -- into the mix after you're finished with the sales pitch. You'll need to meet age and income requirements before booking your stay.
Visit a Realtor
Call a real estate agent who specializes in timeshare properties for help finding out which of Destin's many timeshares would be right for you. Realtors have access to a Multiple Listing Service database that presents more properties than you'll find looking through ads in the newspaper or on the Internet. Your Realtor will arrange for access to units fitting your specifications and give you a tour of each suitable property. When you've selected the right timeshare, your Realtor continues handling your transaction through the closing of the sale.
Do It Yourself
While some timeshare owners participate in exchanges through RCI, others prefer to rent out their units directly. You'll also find units available at the resorts for timeshare weeks that were never booked, and some offered on short notice when an owner has canceled. Renting a timeshare unit for a week lets you tour the property at your leisure and discover for yourself how it might feel to own your own vacation week at the resort. There's no high-pressure sales pitch involved and no need to attend any presentation. Red Week has online listings of timeshare units for rent in Destin as well as units for sale or exchange.