Monday, June 30, 2014

Reservation Tip #2: RCI Designates Plantation Resort as Four Different Resorts

Did you know that within RCI Plantation Resort is considered to be 4 different resorts?  If you enter resort ID 4220, 6045, 1797 or 2791 into the resort locator at, 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 need a 1 bedroom condo, 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.  This post is the second in a series to help you reserve your perfect vacation at Plantation Resort.

The four RCI resort designations (IDs) found at Plantation Resort are:

1797 - Plantation Resort of Myrtle Beach
2791 - Plantation Golf Villas
4220 - Presidential Villas at Plantation Resort
6045 - Plantation Resort Villas

What all 4 resort IDs share

You may consider Plantation Resort one resort, which is true.  Amenities such as the pools, complimentary beach shuttle, 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 at Plantation Resort.  So while it may seem slightly confusing to have the multiple resort designations through RCI, you can see how it can really work to your benefit when you want to vacation at Plantation Resort.

So let’s look at the 4 resort designations and consider the unique options that each offer.

How they differ
Plantation 4 025 copyPresidential Villas at Plantation Resort-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 increase your chances of receiving the number of bedrooms that you want.

This was the first purpose-built timeshare section of Plantation Resort, which mean it was built specifically with timeshare in mind.  These units are almost identical in their layout so if you've been to a "Presidential Villas at Plantation 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.)
Plantation Resort Villas-6045
These units are considered “conversion” units, which means that they were originally privately owned condos.  Plantation Resort purchased these units as they have come on the market and has 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 bedroomalways a fun place for children or friends to stay.  These are very popular, so book early and put in a request for this room type if you want to increase your chances of successfully reserving it.

Room types available in 6045 (Click on links for more info about these room types.)
Plantation Resort of Myrtle Beach-1797

Buildings 208, 221, 223 make up this resort ID and is the first resort designation at Plantation Resort affiliated with RCI.  It includes a variation on the loft floor plan—the enclosed loft.  This means that there is a full wall, window 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.)

Plantation Golf Villas-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 unit through RCI.  Because these condos are individually owned, they each have their own unique style that reflects the tastes of the owner.  The floor plans are similar; the main differences will be in the décor.  If you find a unit in the Plantation Golf Villas that you particularly enjoy and would like to reserve 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, once you’re on property we consider it our mission to create an exceptional vacation experience for you and your family.  Our Owner Services staff can help you navigate these resort designations to reserve a unit that will be perfect for you.  To speak with Owner Services or for more information on reserving at Plantation Resort, call 1-800-845-5039.  Hope to see you soon!

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