Top 25 Timeshare Resorts 2016

How important is our annual Top 25 Timeshare Resort Report?  According to our research, more than 50% of the total resale market dollar volume takes place at the Top 25 resorts!

Disney Dominates for Second Year in a Row

Of the more than 1,400 resorts reporting sales in the Sharket database, only seven earned a perfect 10 Saleability Score™ and six are Disney Vacation Club resorts. The other resort with a perfect 10 on the 2016 list is Marriott’s Grande Vista resort.

“Disney Vacation Club timeshares continue to enjoy a high number of sales and high median prices compared to almost any other resort,” says Bob Schmidt, Sharket’s Chief Data Officer. “Disney resorts are not actually the priciest timeshares – in the Top 25 that honor again goes to Starwood’s Westin Ka’anapali in Hawaii – but the Disney resorts have a much higher number of resales. Disney’s Saratoga Springs for example chalks up an incredible 1,021 resales on an annualized basis, more resales per year than any other resort, and the number of Saratoga Springs’ resale transactions represents an increase of 20 percent compared to the data for last year’s ranking,” Schmidt says.

Resales Are Higher and So Are Prices

“The number of resales is higher at every one of the Top 25 resorts,” Schmidt says. “Many resorts saw resale price gains as well. In fact, 15 of the Top 25 saw typical prices increase compared to last year,” Schmidt adds.

Some highlights regarding the Top 25 list include:

Only One Independent Resort in the Top 25

The only timeshare resort on Sharket’s Top 25 that is not affiliated with a major brand is St. James Place resort located in Beaver Creek, Colorado with a ranking of 21.

Resale Volume is Up Compared to the 2015 Ranking

The Top 25 resorts comprise a total of 5,656 average annual resale transactions and $75 million in average annual resale volume compared to 4,762 resales and $58 million in volume in the 2015 rankings.

“The Top 25 represent 21 percent of all timeshare resales based on transactions and a whopping 55 percent of the total dollar amount of a resale transactions tracked by Sharket. Comparable figures based on 2015’s list are 16 percent and 49 percent, respectively,” Schmidt adds.

Price Gainers

Among the Top 25, biggest price gains in median price occurred at these resorts:

The Westin Ka‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas +$3,300
Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club +$3,055
The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa +$2,680


Price Losers

Some resorts show a decline in median price compared to last year’s ranking.

St. James Place -$6,000
The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa -$4,300
Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa -$2,900
Grand Waikikian By Hilton Grand Vacations Club -$2,900


Transaction Gainers

Disney’s Animal Kingdom has the highest increase in resale transactions among the Top 25 with an increase of 250 resales compared to 2015 rankings and almost $4 million in year over year resale volume, according to Sharket’s data which is calculated on an annualized basis.

Other gainers in total resale volume include Disney’s Saratoga Springs, Bay Lake Towers, Grand Floridian and Boardwalk Villas, all of which saw gains of $1 million or more in resale dollar volume, according to the figures compiled by Sharket.

The complete list:

Resort Name City Typical Price Sales




1 Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa Lake Buena Vista $12,205 1021 10
2 Disney’s Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort Lake Buena Vista $17,600 490 10
3 Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas Lake Buena Vista $12,800 565 10
4 Disney’s Old Key West Resort Lake Buena Vista $13,600 419 10
5 Disney’s Boardwalk Villas Lake Buena Vista $13,000 367 10
6 Disney’s Beach Club Villas Lake Buena Vista $14,850 258 10
7 Marriott’s Grande Vista Orlando $  5,000 420 10
8 Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Lake Buena Vista $12,450 187 9
9 The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa Anaheim $20,320 115 9
10 Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club Maui $10,000 162 9
11 Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach Club Oahu $10,500 136 9
12 Hilton Grand Vacations Club Eagle’s Nest Beach Resort Marco Island $  6,300 167 9
13 Disney’s Vero Beach Resort Vero Beach $  7,350 183 9
14 Hilton Grand Vacations Club the Charter Club of Marco Beach Marco Island $  8,000 107 9
15 Marriott’s Waiohai Beach Club Kauai $  9,200 100 9
16 Marriott’s Kauai Beach Club Kauai $  5,700 149 9
17 Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Waikoloa Beach Resort Waikoloa $  5,000 130 9
18 Marriott’s Cypress Harbour Orlando $  5,500 158 9
19 The Westin Ka‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas North Lahaina $21,250 96 8
20 The Westin Ka‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas Lahaina $19,800 75 8
21 St. James Place Beaver Creek $20,500 50 8
22 The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Lake Buena Vista $16,000 83 8
23 Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa Kapolei $17,500 79 8
24 Grand Waikikian By Hilton Grand Vacations Club Honolulu $15,000 51 8
25 Tortuga Beach Club Resort (Hilton managed) Sanibel Island $  8,500 88 8


Based on actual timeshare resales transactions and median price on an annualized basis during the reporting period of January 2014 – December 2015.

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