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Bang Sak Beach near Khao Lak, Thailand

Explore a Thai Hidden Gem

When exploring Thailand, Khao Lak National Park is a treasure hiding in plain sight. It's home to some of the kingdom's most unspoiled beaches, as well as a place for culinary and cultural discoveries. Here are some great reasons* to consider adding Khao Lak to your Thailand itinerary — including a stay at Le Méridien…

Couple having coffee on a balcony at a vacation club resort

Ownership = Points Flexibility

For Owners and Members, flexibility is king. When you are affiliated with Abound by Marriott Vacations™, you have the ability to use your vacation ownership interest to explore 90+ resorts and city destinations as well as access to cruises, hotels, tours, and more. You can also strategically use your Club Points, subject to availability. Abound…

Woman and girl surfing in Waikīkī, Courtesy Hawaii Tourism Authority, HTA/Ben Ono

Surf Like a Local in Waikīkī

For centuries, Native Hawaiians have been surfing in Hawai‘i — a sport they call he‘e nalu, or wave sliding. But modern surfing was birthed more recently at the beginning of the 20th century at Waikīkī Beach. Today, you can easily experience Waikīkī surf culture by taking a lesson and catching some waves — or just…

Diamond Head, Courtesy Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA)/Vincent Lim

Honolulu Through the Years

Honolulu’s Waikīkī Beach has transformed over the past century from an agricultural area into an iconic travel destination. A commercial hub that rivals any of the world’s great city centers, this oceanside destination stands apart because of its unique historical and cultural background. Here’s a look back at the history of Waikīkī from the time…

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