The Vacation Village Resorts Story
Our Job Is Your Vacation
Vacation Village Resorts® is a leading vacation ownership company offering deeded real estate interests at more than 40 resort properties. We are the largest and fastest growing employee-owned vacation ownership company in the world.
The team at Vacation Village Resorts® is dedicated to the belief that each of us should spend quality time together and there's no better place to do that than on vacation. Our years of experience have taught us just how important it is to take some time to reconnect with family and friends in our ever increasingly fast-paced world. A vacation at one of our resorts provides the perfect opportunity to strengthen our bonds with loved ones while relaxing in luxurious surroundings at some of the finest destinations.
We believe that vacations should be affordable and fun and that is exactly what we strive to deliver to our owners and guests. We provide beautiful accommodations and friendly, knowledgeable staff so each of your vacations with us will generate a lifetime of wonderful memories. All of our employees are dedicated to keeping luxury vacations within the reach of every family so that all will experience a better quality of life.
The beginning of Vacation Village Resorts® dates back to 1975 when company founder, James Lambert, first began marketing vacation properties. Through the years he led the company to the forefront of the vacation ownership industry and we became one of the largest development, sales and marketing entities in the world. In 1994, Mr. Lambert initiated the company's transfer to employee ownership, and 40+ years after its inception, Vacation Village Resorts® is wholly owned by its more than 1,900 employees, 292 of which have been with the company for more than ten years. We are enthusiastic about our company, we operate with utmost integrity, and we welcome the responsibility that comes with caring for nearly half a million owners worldwide.
In our early years, we operated as a sales and marketing company selling on behalf of other timeshare developers. In the 1980's we began purchasing and selling our own resort products, and in 1991 we started development of our first purpose-built vacation ownership community. Through the years we learned what vacationers like and expect from their developers, and we were in a unique position to deliver just that kind of product. Since that time we have built more than 10,000 units at nine major dedicated vacation ownership resorts across the United States and have acquired an interest in more than 40 additional resort properties. We've partnered with RCI and Interval International, the two largest vacation exchange companies in the world, so that our owners may enjoy the flexibility of vacationing at resorts throughout the world.
Vacation Village Resorts® actively supports The Broward Children's Center, a local charity specializing in helping infants, children and young adults with special health care needs. In addition, the executive team is involved with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Broward County, as well as the Alternative Education Foundation, both charitable institutions dedicated to the advancement of children with special needs.
Our company has been a member of the American Resort Development Association (ARDA) since its inception in the early 1980's. We take an active role in helping the association deliver a better understanding of timeshare ownership and its positive impact on community economics, family values, and vacation fun.