Back in 1974, RCI (Resorts Condominiums International) pioneered the concept of exchange vacations. Since then, millions of holidaymakers have discovered that an RCI membership really enhances the variety, quantity and quality of their vacation choices.
Today, RCI has more than three million members worldwide, who enjoy dream vacations at more than 3,700 affiliated resorts. Their members and resorts are a unique community of travel enthusiasts with the common bond of a lifetime commitment to quality vacations through the vacation club concept.
RCI, are committed to ensuring that subscribing members consistently enjoy quality vacation experiences by seeking to affiliate with resorts which adhere to a high standard of quality and service. They have created three RCI Award Designations to recognize those resorts which have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to quality and guest satisfaction, and which have met or exceeded certain standards.
The RCI Gold Crown Resort award (the highest of the three RCI Award designations) is appointed to resorts that have met or exceeded specific standards in the areas of unit housekeeping, unit maintenance, hospitality and check-in/check-out procedures, and an evaluation of resort facilities, amenities and services.
Pestana Vacation Club’s association with RCI spans 30 years and we are very proud that all of our twelve resorts located in Madeira and on the Algarve have been awarded prestigious Gold Crown Resort status.
Pestana Vacation Club members can elect to join RCI at any time and take advantage of membership of this global holiday exchange initiative.