Reservation Tip #1: RCI Designates Grand Palms Resort as Four Different Resorts
Did you know that within RCI Grand Palms Resort is considered to be 4 different resorts? If you enter resort ID 4220, 6045, 1797 or 2791 into the resort locator at RCI.com, you’ll see that they are all located here at our resort.
This has led to some confusion. Exchange guests who stay with us one year and love their condo may come back the next year expecting the same type of unit and be surprised to find something completely different.
Unit options differ depending on the resort ID you use. For instance, if you're looking for a condo with a loft, you’ll want to search within the resort IDs 6045 or 1797. Or if you come with a friend, you’ll want to reserve under the same resort ID in order to stay in neighboring condos.
Understanding the differences between resort IDs will help you know what to expect when you reserve your stay.
The four RCI resort designations (IDs) found at Grand Palms Resort are:
What all 4 resort IDs share
You may consider Grand Palms Resort one resort, which is true. Amenities such as the Outdoor Pool, Complimentary Beach Shuttles, Day Spa, Breakfast Buffet are available to all our guests, no matter which resort ID is linked to your reservation. All guests check in at the same Front Desk and enjoy the cheerful service of our excellent staff.
Here’s a pro tip: if, for whatever reason, you were late in reserving under one resort ID, try one of the other 3 designations to increase your chances of staying with us at Grand Palms Resort. So while it may seem slightly confusing to have the multiple resort designations through RCI, you can see how it can work to your advantage when you want to vacation at Grand Palms Resort.
So let’s look at the 4 resort designations and consider the unique options that each offer.
How they differ
Presidential Villas at Grand Palms Resort - RCI ID #4220
If you’re traveling with a large group and will need a 3 bedroom unit to sleep up to 12, then look into reserving in the resort ID 4220. This resort designation boasts the highest availability of 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom units, so you’ll reserving in this resort designation increases your chances of receiving a 3 bedroom condo. Also, if you're looking for a deluxe hotel where up to 4 guests can sleep comfortably, 4220 is the resort code where you'll find them. (The deluxe hotel is the 3rd bedroom of the 3 bedroom Presidential Villa unit and can be "locked off" and reserved separately from the 2 bedroom side.)
This is the first purpose-built timeshare section of Grand Palms Resort, which mean it was built specifically with timeshare in mind. These units are practically identical in their layout so if you’ve been to a “Presidential Villas at Grand Palms Resort” unit then you know what to expect from these suites.
Rooms types available in 4220 (Click on links for more info about these room types.)
Grand Palms Resort Villas - RCI ID #6045
These units are considered “conversion” units, which means that they were originally privately owned condos converted to timeshare. Grand Palms Resort purchased these units as they have come on the market and converted them into some of our most up-to-date timeshare condos. As not all of the units in a given building have been converted, you may find permanent residents next door to you.
This is the only resort ID that includes 3 bedroom loft units. It also has the most availability in our popular 2 bedroom lofts. The loft is “open”, allowing you to see over the railing into the living room below. In these units, the loft itself is considered a bedroom—always a fun place for children or friends to stay. These are very popular, so make your request from RCI as early as you can to increase your chances of successfully reserving one of these condos.
Room types available in 6045 (Click on links for more info about these room types.)
Grand Palms Resort - RCI ID #1797
Buildings 208, 221, 223 make up this resort ID and is the first resort designation at Grand Palms Resort affiliated with RCI. It includes a variation on the loft floor plan—the enclosed loft. This means that there is a full wall, windows and door separating the loft bedroom from the living room below.
Room types available in 1797 (Click on links for more info about these room types.)
Grand Palms Golf Villas - RCI ID #2791
Within this resort ID, you will find the most variety among condos. These are not timeshare units, but are owned by individuals who exchange their condos through RCI. Because these condos are individually owned, each has its own unique style that reflects the tastes of its owner. The floor plans are similar; the main differences will be in the décor. If you find a unit in the Grand Palms Golf Villas that you particularly enjoy and would like to reserve it again, be sure to put in an early, specific request for that unit because it is unique.
Room types available in 2791 (Click on links for more info about these room types.)
No matter which resort ID you use, we consider it our mission to create an exceptional vacation experience for you and your family. Our Reservations Team can help you navigate these resort designations to reserve a unit that will be perfect for you. To speak with a representative or for more information on reserving your stay at Grand Palms Resort, call 888-913-4477 or email us at email@example.com. Hope to see you soon!