Timeshare vs. Peer-to-Peer Rentals: What’s the Verdict?


  A recent popular trend has become share or peer-to-peer vacations – like Airbnb, VRBO and HomeAway – where vacationers rent rooms or houses directly from homeowners.  For most families a vacation is a once-a-year event, where everything needs to go right to fully enjoy the relaxation a vacation provides.  Yet, people are still going on vacations that don’t fully meet their needs, even through these peer-to-peer services. While this type of vacation can work for some people, a recent …

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Did you know? Of course you did. Maui is number one!


To perhaps the surprise of no one, least of all yourselves, our faithful owners, voters in the latest Condé Naste Traveler reader’s poll have named Maui the number one island vacation spot in the world. Maui topped the list of 25 islands in Condé Nast’s annual Reader’s Choice Awards, earning an overall rating of 93.9. Readers were asked to consider the merits of top island destinations in seven categories. Maui earned impressive ratings across the board, exceeding 90 in all but …

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Issue 4 of the Aloha Vacationer is breaking through the morning cloud cover and ready to brighten your day


The big news in Issue 4 of the Aloha Vacationer is that our final newsletter of the year is also our last one moving forward. In order to better serve you, we are bidding farewell to our traditional quarterly newsletter. You will now get all the news on your home resort instantaneously through our blog. You won’t miss a thing – especially the three-month wait between newsletters. Please refer to the article in this very issue for all the details. …

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Issue 2 of the Aloha Vacationer is hot off the presses


The midway point of 2013 is upon us, bringing with it the promise of great times ahead. As we approach July we thought we should take stock of everything we’ve accomplished and address some of your concerns. The cover story of the latest Aloha Vacationer, penned by SOK board president Kevin Blair, details all our recent capital improvements and calls for fiscal responsibility where other projects are concerned. Kevin reminds us that while it would be nice to green light every …

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Redesigned Fall 2011 Newsletter Now Available Online


We are happy to announce the fall edition of our quarterly newsletter is now available online. Just click the link below for coverage on the latest happenings at Sands of Kahana and the recent affiliation with RCI, the world’s largest exchange company. The newsletter also contains an article on Maui’s jump in tourism, a feature on whale watching and a copy (nearly life-size!) of your new accounting statement. This may be our most informative and entertaining edition yet! You will also notice the Aloha Vacationer …

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Our exciting new exchange affiliation with RCI offers you thousands of resort choices worldwide


Oct. 7, 2011 – Sands of Kahana is proud to announce our new affiliation with the world’s largest vacation exchange system, RCI. The Board of Directors has pursued this new affiliation in order to provide our members with more than 4,000 additional exchange resorts worldwide, including Disney, Hilton and Wyndham. RCI provides innovative ways to utilize your vacation ownership, allowing you to travel when and where you want and enhance your overall experience. If you have a current exchange reservation …

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