Reservation Tip #3 – Reserve Early
Your exceptional vacation experience at Plantation Resort begins with a reservation. With this in mind, we’re sharing the inside scoop on what to consider when scheduling your vacation with us. The first two reservation tip articles focus on (Tip #1) how RCI sees Plantation Resort as four different resorts and (Tip #2) describes Plantation Resort’s different room types. This article, Reservation Tip #3, explains the benefits of reserving your vacation early.
Did you know, if you are a weeks owner, you can reserve your vacation up to 2 years in advance? As long as you pay your maintenance fee or stay up-to-date on your monthly payment plan (see this article for more information on the maintenance fee monthly payment plan) you can be ahead of the rush for popular times and rooms. Often owners will reserve their next vacation as they check out from their last stay at Plantation Resort. The key is availability, and we’re much more likely to be able to accommodate your request the earlier you reserve.
More Trading Power
For weeks owners who exchange their weeks through RCI, the sooner you deposit your week, the more trading power credits you receive. To earn the maximum number of credits, you’ll want to deposit your week at least 9 months before your deposited week begins. For example, if the week you own starts March 1st, to receive the maximum number of trading credits to use to exchange into another RCI resort, you’ll want to deposit your week with RCI (called “banking your week”) by July 1st – 9 months before the 1st of March. You’ll receive 95% of your trading credits when depositing between 9 to 6 months; 90% from 6 to 3 months; 80% of your trading value if you deposit between 3 and 1 months and 60% if you deposit less than 1 month before your deposited week begins.
So if you are planning to exchange your week to go on vacation at a different destination through RCI, the earlier you deposit the easier it will be to reserve your ultimate vacation destination.
Your wallet will sigh with relief when you plan your vacation early. If you are flying to stay with us, airfare is more affordable the earlier you buy. Another advantage of planning early is you have more time to take advantage of any sales or discounts that may come your way. Since Myrtle Beach is normally a drive-to destination, if you fly to Myrtle Beach we strongly recommend renting a car so that you can fully enjoy all the sights. Reserving early helps you find better values in car rentals since they usually offer a more affordable rate the earlier you book.
Special Requests Better Fulfilled
Reserving early is especially important for those with special requests. When you call to reserve your stay, please tell us if you have any medical issues, preferences or special needs when requesting a specific room type. Calling early helps avoid inconvenience at the Front Desk during check-in. We would love to assist you with any special needs.
When You Just Can’t Reserve Early
If you just can’t make plans in advance, please give our reservations specialists a call at 1-800-845-5039 so we can help you with your last minute options. With cancellations, last call opportunities, etc. who knows? You may get lucky and find exactly what you’re looking for. Being flexible with your check-in dates or the length of your vacation will also give you a better chance at a great vacation. You may find that you’ll have better luck aiming for one of the off-season weeks, which, despite the name, still offer an impressive amount of activities for you to enjoy with your family. Read this article, Off Season? What Off Season? to discover what Myrtle Beach has to offer beyond the summer months.
If you’re still wondering when is the best time to reserve your vacation at Plantation Resort, it’s now! Go ahead, call 1-800-845-5039 today so we can help you make your reservation that delivers the memorable vacation you deserve!