Betrayed by Consolidated Resorts
My wife and I bought our timeshare at Sands of Kahana in 1989 and have been relatively happy with the purchase. (We were disappointed in our original one-bedroom unit, but upgraded to a two-bedroom unit and that solved the problem.)
In September of 2006, we were vacationing at the Sands of Kahana and were persuaded (tricked) into trading our Sands of Kahana ownership for a Tahiti Village ownership. The pivotal point of the deal for my wife and I was that we were promised that we would retain “Ownership Privileges” at the Sands of Kahana resort. (I travel on business to Las Vegas several times a year, and have less than no interest in actually “vacationing” in Las Vegas.) Now that I have tried to exercise those alleged “Ownership Privileges,” I have discovered that there is no such policy and that if I want to vacation on Maui, much less at the Sands of Kahana, I have to get in line with along with everyone else.
As I see it now, I have about a 10% chance of actually being able to vacation at the Sands of Kahana, only as long as I am 100% flexible as to the date and type of accommodations, and put in my request at least one year in advance. In the last week or so I have learned the sad truth that the Sands of Kahana resort as it is now will probably cease to exist in the not too distant future. Rather than being honest with me and my wife, Consolidated Resorts tricked us into giving up our rights.
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