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The month of April is Stress Awareness Month, and due to the fact we as humans, spend a lot of time thinking about how we can destress in our everyday life, we have created a guide to planning a stress free vacation. Everyone is already aware that taking a vacation can do wonders for your stress levels, but most people don’t know that they can actually create stress! Everything from planning, spending, scheduling your holiday and just travel in general can cause you more stress than any crisis ever could. Fortunately, there is a smarter way!

Here are some things you can do to indulge yourself in a totally stress-free vacation and of course, the place to be for that is the Marriott Vacation Club!

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Do Your Research

Choosing a destination amongst family or friends, who might clash on what they want in a holiday can be tough. Before you even start looking at flights and accomodation, research the destinations that will offer the most things to do for everyone in your travel party. That way you won’t have to spend the entire time on top of each other!

Some destinations we can recommend include the ever popular Marriott’s Crystal Shores, Marriott’s Marbella Beach resort and of course Marriott’s Aruba Ocean Club. These destinations are all unique in their own way and the best thing is, they offer a wide range of local amenities and sights that will satisfy a wide range of people and ages. From theme parks and cultural experiences- to hiking trails and sandy beaches, at least one of these destinations is certain to please even the most diverse family.

Set Your Budget

Money for flights, accommodations, and food all adds up—especially for a big family getaway. Don’t over exert your wallet just for the sake of a holiday, as this will always play on your mind, adding to your stress. When you begin planning your holiday, make sure you allocate your budget, so that you are able to have a fun getaway without going broke. Things that will help you save money include:

  • Find last minute deals. This can be tricky when you’re trying to plan ahead…but if you can be a little spontaneous, you can make big savings on timeshare accommodations. Contact us to find out more!
  • Stay in a timeshare rental. Timeshares will give you more space, and amenities such as full kitchens and laundry to make the everyday essential chores more convenient. And you don’t even need to own a timeshare to stay in one!


Prioritize Downtime

All too often, families try to fill their days with excursions and sigh seeing  to be sure they do the most they possibly can. This can be a huge factor in stress relief or lack of! Create a short list before you leave to go on your holiday of the things you definitely don’t want to miss out on and factor in at least one full day of doing nothing- whether that be reading a book, laying by the pool or a trip to the local beach bar! If you pack your time out, you’ll end up being too tired and stressed to even enjoy the activities you so carefully planned.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with spending a day relaxing at the resort. There are usually lots of activities at Marriott resorts for entertainment, so that everyone can do their own thing. The adults can relax by the pool, while the little one take part in a kids club. The less you are worried about getting to certain places at certain times, the more you will be able to enjoy your vacation stress free.

Choose Accommodations that Offer More

Many of these stress-free vacation solutions we’ve discussed above involve the luxury that is a timeshare resort. Timeshare resorts offer outstanding amenities, large and comfortable suites, and affordable rates. On-site amenities allow you to kick back at the resort without feeling bored or that you’re missing out on something better. These resorts often have pools, kids clubs, basketball and tennis courts, spas, and game rooms. You will also feel more at home with the ability to cook in a full kitchen, have multiple bathrooms (and waste less time waiting), and be able to sit in the living room and watch TV after the kids have fallen asleep. Ultimately with a timeshare, you are paying much less to get much more!