One of four Hilton Grand Vacations® affi liated properties on the island, The Surf Club of Marco offers 44 spacious suites, each with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and large balconies offering incred-ible views of Marco Island's beautiful crescent beach. All of the continuously renovated and well maintained suites have fully-equipped kitchens, luxurious living rooms with dining areas that offer all the comforts of home. Of course, with its great location, the pristine white sand beach and the sparkling Gulf of Mexico are the star attractions at this great resort but there are many other activities to enjoy at Surf Club, which underwent extensive remodelling after Hurricane Wilma in 2006. For example there is the fabulous beachside pool and jacuzzi, well equipped fi tness room, clay tennis courts, shuffl eboard and table tennis. Recreational programs for children and adults are often available and parasailing, waverunner and eco tours leave from right outside on the beach. And then, of course, there are all the amenities of Marco Island and the Everglades on your doorstep and with Marco Walk conveniently located right across the street, great shopping, food and entertainment is always only steps away. There is a real sense of community at Surf Club. Apparently many of the current owners bought their weeks way back when the Deltona Corporation built the resort in 1982. Some have now passed their weeks on to their children, and in a few cases they are now owned by a third gen-eration of the same family. Although there is a rental pool for unused weeks, a high percentage of owners use the property themselves and room occupancy rates are always high. Because the guests at Surf Club return to Marco year after year and many of them own more than one week at the resort, they really do become part of the Marco Island community and make a valuable contri-bution to the health of the local economy. Regular weekly social events like owners' meetings, complimentary breakfast, luncheon and cocktail gatherings ensure there is a very friendly atmosphere among the staff (the majority of whom have been there for many years) and the guests - "we are their extended family and they are ours" said Resort Manager Sharry Luneke. In addition to all this ... when you own with Hilton Grand Vacations®, you are also able to take advantage of exchange options at thousands of other resorts and have access to more than 3,700 hotels worldwide. There's rarely been a more affordable time to purchase a lifetime of grand vacations. For more information, call 888.400.3599.