Aruba Marriott Ocean Club enjoys one of the highest Homeowner occupancy rates of all Marriott Vacation Club resorts. As is true at every property, we place our Owners at the very top of the priority list in terms of requests for villa locations and preferences. Because of the high number of Owners that we welcome each week, we are often challenged with villa location requests that we are unable to always grant. Nonetheless, we strive to ensure that every Owner and Guest have a wonderful vacation experience!
Villas are assigned in advance and are based on the category you own and are prioritized in the following order:
- Ocean Club Homeowners using their owner week
- Ocean Club Homeowners exchanging into their home resort
- Other MVCI Owners exchanging into Ocean Club
- Any other reservations which includes other non-Marriott Exchangers, Preview Guests and Rentals
Assignments are made on the assumption that owners prefer high to low floors and pool view to outside views. When there are more owners than there are “preferred” villa views or locations, the Room’s Controller looks at each owner’s previous villa assignments to ensure fairness in the rotation from year to year. Specific villa/floor requests are considered within the general principles noted above.
We are unable to guarantee villa preference requests but will do our best to honor your requests based on availability and utilizing the established Villa Request Blocking Priority outlined above.