Can we become the World’s Best Caribbean Private Residence Club?
Yes, we can! If our statement seems presumptuous, then think again! Earl Nightingale suggests that “we become what we think about most of the time.” The truth is, The McNew Group (TMG), a 100% Bahamian entity, recognizes this opportunity and has decided to go forward with their planned resort developments. Forward thinking and strategic, we pride ourselves on market driven solutions to complex problems.
Why a CLUB?
You only purchase the time you need. You don't have the expense of a full-time vacation home that you don't use that often, but have to pay for all year.
You aren't tied to the same place every year. You'll be able to choose from our portfolio of Caribbean Playgrounds and tropical destinations to go to through Funntripps Vacation Club when they're officially launched and availabale.
You can go when you want. You choose where and when you want to go. You aren't tied to a specific time of year. You can take a variety of vacations throughout the year based on membership level.
The playground is maintenance-free for you. Funntripps Vacation Club takes care of maintaining their playgrounds. All you have to do is relax and enjoy!
It's lifetime membership. Non-equity membership but it's yours for a lifetime and transferable.
It's affordable luxury. By purchasing only the time you need, you can afford a much higher level of luxury than you could if you were purchasing whole ownership.
You can get the space you need. You can choose from a 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom or even a 3-bedroom townhome. Choose the size that's right for your travel party.
Why Choose Funntripps Vacation Club?
Your family has the opportunity to become a founding member of an emerging brand. We anticipate that by the end of 2020 more than 25,000 families will be having the time of their lives with Funntripps Vacation Club’s Caribbean Playgrounds program, enjoying the consistent quality and service you'd expect from a name you trust — each and every year!
Members in the Funntripps Vacation Club – Caribbean Playgrounds program will enjoy:
Privileged access to our future Funntripps Vacation Club playgrounds, which will feature spacious 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom townhomes / apartments with fully equipped kitchens and all the comforts of home; experience our playgrounds in unforgettable destinations including Turks & Caicos, Jamaica, St. Lucia, Grenada, Barbados, Antigua, The Bahamas and more (coming soon)
Guaranteed Funntripps quality.
Access to choose any Funntripps Vacation Club playground, any villa / townhome, any size, any check-in day and any length of stay (subject to availability).
Membership includes enhanced vacation options, such as cruises, tours, VIP weekends, excursions, sporting events and more.
Funntripps Vacation Club Rentals
Experience the difference of a spacious, Funntripps-quality vacation rental.
Funntripps Vacation Club offers spacious family vacation rentals with all the comforts of home in our amazing Caribbean Playgrounds. Enhance your next vacation in a 1-, 2- or 3-bedroom rental with a kitchen and separate living and dining areas. Come experience the difference — plus reliable Funntripps quality — at an affordable rate.
You don't have to be a member owner to stay at a Caribbean Playground. Funntripps has dedicated playgrounds for your renting pleasure, where you can enjoy everything our members enjoy, from spacious townhomes and villa accommodations to a variety of on-site amenities that add to your fun. If you'd like to learn about the benefits of membership during your stay, please let us know.
What You Can Expect
Our Funntripps Vacation Club playgrounds offer the following (coming soon):
- Variety of accommodations: comfortably furnished guestrooms and suites — plus spacious 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom villas with a sofa bed for additional sleeping space and fully equipped kitchen
- On-site restaurant and/or clubhouse
- On-site convenience store with groceries, snacks and other essentials for purchase
- Swimming pools and whirlpool spas
- Fitness center
- Daily activities program for all ages
*Amenities vary by playground
Your unique EXPERIENCES
Funntripps is an exceptional travel club and entertainment community— we are bullish on the Caribbean and promote exciting excursions and trips to amazing destinations. You’ll be blown away by our customized trip itineraries and valuable deals to be offered exclusively to our members featuring incentives at fine restaurants and other exciting activities.
Imagine the UNBELIEVABLE
Become a Funntripps Member and join our travel community with exclusive deals on some of the best vacations in the Caribbean. Enjoy your stay at our prestigious playgrounds in romantic, historic and adventurous destinations.
We've launched in the The Bahamas with more tropical island destinations to come. Discover all that’s good in the Caribbean.
Daily DISCOUNTS and DEALS
From special promotions to our daily deals and loyalty program, our exclusive Funntripps Membership is the travel and entertainment club that will pay for itself after your first trip. Enjoy great escapes that are ideal for Members seeking fun, fun and more fun!
Finally a family retreat founded on Christian values situated in a carefree, tropical island-styled environment! At Treasure Bay Club (TBC), you are invited to discover the many delights of our private community, soon to be described as The Bahamas’ best kept secret. Few if any vacation destinations today provide the peaceful and relaxing atmosphere of a private village escape within a world-class residential community - with all the luxurious amenities one could imagine right at your fingertips. Whilst TBC is based on the core values of creativity, innovation and caring, it offers a truly luxurious vacation experience set against the area’s breathtaking views in one of the most popular Caribbean vacation destinations for leisure travelers.
Treasure Bay Club is currently a collection of 6 exquisitely appointed 3-bedroom, 3-bath private residences - Family. Friends. Vacations. It is the sensible alternative to risky vacation rentals & expensive vacation clubs. The Club will launch initially with only 288 memberships.
Treasure Bay Club’s mission is to become a non-smoking, non-alcoholic, luxurious, world-class, environmentally-sustainable, Christian private residence club by exceeding industry standards through innovation, technology, team member excellence and via ensuring the delightful satisfaction of our guests and shareholders through the provision of the finest accommodations in Grand Bahama. “Our vision is to create a high-quality product with all the modern conveniences and services of a full-service resort. This successful development will allow its Founders to give back to the community by creating jobs and providing resources to support community initiatives. We are committed to making a daily difference; continually getting better to keep us the best.
While excellence in business is a priority for the Founders, their life's work is focused on being community builders and using their successful business resources to help them build up more people. One example of this is their desire to create a Caring Community culture at Treasure Bay Club. This program will be based on the well-being of employees and the community, which in turn will also serve guests and owners well.
We invite you to live without limits in beautiful Grand Bahama. From the minute you step foot into your residence, your only mandate is to relax and enjoy yourself, while our attentive staff and 24-hour on-site Concierge handles any of your needs or wants. Secluded with a private dock, TBC is a refuge from the clamor and demands of the world beyond our boundaries, the place where we come whenever we can to relax and be ourselves. TBC is the smarter way to own the good life and the second home you've always wanted for family vacations and getaways. Soon to grace some of the world's most coveted Caribbean destinations, The Funntripps Collection will feature luxuriously furnished homes, world-class amenities, resort-like services and carefree living all for a fraction of the price of traditional ownership.
A Trusted Partner
However, today’s traveler has to spend hours looking for that affordable vacation spot. With our solution based vacations, we eliminate this issue and additionally save our customers wads of cash during their lifetime. Since we expect the purchasing value of the dollar to continue to plunge (that money is worth more today), and that travelers will continue to bounce around from resort to resort in addition to the reality that competing companies may boldly advertise on our front door with a “better/cheaper” product, plus knowing that the cost of constantly re-branding our product will continue to soar, then the answer is simple: - We will build communities of loyal members.
We will encourage prospects to annually secure one week of Bahamian Bliss via joining our Private Residence Club (PRC) and availing themselves to more options, more time to plan, and increased vacation dollars. Our campaign will feature vacations as a unique gift that’s perfect for any occasion—the holidays, a birthday, an anniversary or a graduation. Additionally, club membership will ensure that our owner members participate in future resort developments that the company may pursue….hence solidifying the concept of “community” and eliminating the disadvantages associated with the concept of time-sharing.
When we go on vacation, we often feel at our most relaxed if the environment we're in seems like a 'home away from home'. But it's also nice to experience the luxury of a first class hotel. A PRC offers a combination of both of these things. The ability to go on vacation and not have to worry about spending your time repairing or maintaining your (second home) vacation property is another big factor that PRC buyers mention. You can turn up and just start relaxing and enjoying your vacation and at the end you can simply head home without worrying about the property.
Residence Club members and their guests are pampered by the high standards of service and quality, the finest Bahamian and international cuisine*, outstanding comforts and amenities*, along with Treasure Bay Club's signature warm welcome and renown personalized attention.
Our personal concierge service (Fun Buddy) is also a valuable lifestyle resource available to members 24/7, whether they’re vacationing with the club, at home or anytime of the year you need them. We aim to offer multiple locations and our club members can expect and demand a higher level of consistent quality in their lodgings, decorations, furnishings, kitchen utilities and supplies, high-tech equipment, etc. If it is not up to the club standard, something will be done almost immediately to rectify the situation.
One of the perks of belonging to our club is that we will personalize the home before our members even arrive. If a member desires shelves stocked with the food they like, favorite flowers throughout the townhome, or digital images of friends and family in digital picture frames, we will honor their requests.
Availability and exclusivity of our club to members will be a priority. Equally the club itself has a long-term commitment to provide its members and their families with great vacation experiences in fabulous residences at reasonable rates. As a complement to membership, TBC will create a collection of amenities and services that are the equal of most Five Star residences and resorts. Services that make travel seamless, partnerships with brands that enrich and invigorate.
Our Club Membership is the smartest way to afford luxury without the worries: - FunnTripps works for you and manages all of the upkeep, security and maintenance. Invest in a lifestyle you have come to enjoy, with a brand you will grow to trust. With membership in perpetuity and fully transferable, you will be able to give the gift of a lifestyle from generation to generation. Treasure Bay Club is different from all other places – a difference that we cherish, that we all strive to preserve, an exceptional respite in the Bahamian archipelago.
Treasure Bay Club, currently features 6 spacious townhome units. Proposed resort-styled amenities include: a small medical facility, sumptuous dining, banquet and private party facilities, upgraded dockage, 4-lane bowling, tennis & basketball, a garden spa and fitness center, a wedding gazebo and community chapel, small conference facility, commercial center featuring a variety of retail outlets, activity swimming pool, access to sport-fishing, snorkeling and scuba diving, inter alia are among the distinctive amenities guests will enjoy as part of an indulging "members only" vacation experience. It’s a private community. Secluded...yes; with every convenience included!
While we are a self-catering facility, our membership package will cover anytime snacks, unlimited soft drinks, welcome beverage, daily activities program, local entertainment staff, live nightly entertainment, theme parties, beach towels and unlimited non motorized sports such as windsurfing, kayaking, sailing, water aerobics, swimming, snorkeling, jet skiing, day and night tennis, bicycling, gymnasium with instructor, aerobics, stretching, beach soccer, beach volleyball, bocce ball on the beach, table tennis, basketball, billiard and a complimentary SUV.
The core distinguishing features of PRCs are the feeling of belonging and offering a lifestyle rather than the bricks and sticks of real estate. PRC resorts strive to maintain the feeling of exclusivity among their member base. Oftentimes, private residence clubs offer affinity group atmospheres similar to those of prestigious golf or country clubs. While timeshare properties represent vacation settings for owners, PRCs offer a more personalized, home-away-from-home feeling. The resort staff knows members by name and recognizes them on return visits. Members also tend to know one another. Many owners purchase a membership (PRC interest) in resorts whose members represent a group with whom they wish to be affiliated, often with similar wealth and within a comparable social stratum – i.e., the “birds of a feather, flock together” concept.
Treasure Bay Club PRC is in the business of member satisfaction; personal service and sensitivity to individual needs are critical; staff will be trained to generate an atmosphere where members are viewed as “owners” and complimentary services are considered “member benefits.”
TMG is a company focused on smaller properties built on the principles of luxury, comfort and service. Family Island development is paramount to the future growth of the Bahamian tourism industry and they must offer services that encourage tourists to return time and time again. The Family Islands represent 4772 square miles or 87 per cent of the total Bahamas land area. Hence, our company remains determined to stimulate and enhance the economic development of the Bahamian Family Islands, we are looking to immediately create employment and to start new businesses that provide real value-added products and services to consumers and businesses.
The Company has taken responsibility for making The Bahamas a better place and remains totally driven in their resolve, ability and commitment to create prosperity and the preferred circumstances for themselves and other Bahamians.
Membership Levels for All
A Funntripps Membership gives you choices for what works best with your lifestyle and budget. At all levels, you can enjoy access to unique travel experiences and take advantage of Funntripps at exclusive prices.
Our three tiers of membership also offer the opportunity to connect with other people who share the passion for travel, who know how to have fun and who aspire to experience more from life – and every meet and greet party, hosted event, one of a kind group outing and guided tour is designed to enhance that experience. We know why you travel…
Designed for Members who want a great vacation on an affordable budget. Our basic Membership level provides access to a lifetime of memorable trips with travel extras—saving you time and avoiding hassles.
Designed for Members looking for additional lifestyle benefits. Just imagine: A Larger SUV – Access to Select Motorized Water Sports – A Free Pass to local entertainment opportunities - One-of-a-kind experiences – Additional Member savings are just the beginning of the extra offerings.
This Membership level redefines travel, offering you access to a private yacht, club upgrades, an additional week (couples only) and exclusive experiences – such as free golf - available only at the Platinum level.
A Membership Plan for Every Budget and Ambition!
1 Where available.
2 Reduced monthly Membership fee through December 31, 2016.
3 Available on Funntripps with 20 or more adult travelers.
4 When booked through our preferred travel vendor. See Terms and Conditions at Funntripps.com.
5 See Terms and Conditions at Funntripps.com.
WHAT IS A PRIVATE RESIDENCE CLUB (PRC) / FRACTIONAL OWNERSHIP?
The ownership period varies by development and can be expressed as a fraction (1/10, 1/8, or ¼) or as a number of weeks (eg 5, 6 or 12 weeks). Private Residence Clubs are the upper tier of the luxury fractional market with added services, amenities & quality features of a five star hotel together with the ownership. Simply put - it is an affordable & intelligent way to share ownership of a vacation home with other like minded individuals and is a rapidly growing alternative to full ownership of real estate.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF FRACTIONAL OWNERSHIP?
Our membership provides all the benefits of enjoying a luxury vacation home without the ownership costs, responsibilities and hassles of a wholly owned second home. Fractional ownership combines the advantages of resort real estate ownership with many of the services of a luxury hotel. The result is private, luxury resort living at a fraction of the cost. The PRC is professionally managed and maintained, eliminating the hassle of maintenance, utilities, insurance, and more for the owner-members. Shared ownership also allows the buyer to avoid bearing the full price of a second home.
IS TREASURE BAY CLUB A TYPICAL TIMESHARE DEVELOPMENT?
No. unlike a typical timeshare where owners purchase a select pre-assigned week or set of weeks, Treasure Bay Club offers members a guaranteed minimum number of vacations and amenities based on a space-available basis. Our club members choose when they wish to vacation, plus they can enjoy a virtually unlimited number of additional vacations. The PRC at Treasure Bay Club is a non-equity club membership coupled with guaranteed usage of the residences and resort with a reservation process, together with the highest level of services and amenities.
WHEN CAN I STAY AT THE PRC AT TREASURE BAY CLUB?
As a member, you are guaranteed 1 week at the PRC per year with bonus weeks on a space-available basis. If demand is great during holidays (New Year’s Day, Presidents’ Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas), special reservations procedures may be required. Subject to the Club’s reservation procedures, members may use bonus time at the PRC with only the additional expense of personal charges.
HOW ARE RESERVATIONS HANDLED?
The professional management of the PRC handles all reservations and accepts reservations up to 12 months prior to your desired stay. Reservations are handled on a first-come, first-served basis. It is possible that you may stay in different units during different periods, based on availability. We have flexible usage calendars that permit owning time so you can enjoy the best of the 4-season Treasure Bay experience.
ARE MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS ALLOWED TO STAY AT THE PRC AT TREASURE BAY CLUB?
As with ownership of any second home, family & friends can use your membership privileges at your discretion. You’ll be required to make the reservation for them, and you are responsible for their conduct while they are in residence. Moving forward and as the FunnTripps Collection grows, Club Members will not be restricted to any particular property; as such, they will be able to reserve more than one residence at any given time to accommodate family reunions, executive retreats and larger groups of friends and family - if sufficient residences are available.
ARE THE RESIDENCES EVER RENTED TO THE PUBLIC?
No. The PRC is exclusive to its members, allowing them full use of the property and the greatest possible flexibility in reserving desired weeks. Rentals are prohibited.
WHAT IS THE QUALITY OF CONSTRUCTION, FURNITURE AND ACCESSORIES AT TREASURE BAY CLUB?
Construction is the highest quality and is comparable to other new, upscale Florida vacation residences. Each residence is fully equipped with state-of-the art appliances and luxuriously fine linens.
WHAT ARE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION FEES?
There are none at Treasure Bay Club! It's fully absorbed by the Developer (Certain Restrictions Apply).
Normally, PRC Homeowners Association fees include fees associated with ownership as well as certain PRC privileges. A portion of these fees usually go towards the professional management of the PRC. This amount is determined based on the annual cost of operating and maintaining the property. Yet, these fees are significantly lower and are more comprehensive than those of a wholly-owned vacation home; included in these annual fees are funds for property tax, insurance, utilities, administrative salaries, supplies, maintenance, window washing, trash removal, legal/accounting and reserves for the replacement and/or refurbishing of Club facilities.
WHAT SERVICES ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE MEMBERSHIP PACKAGE?
Some services are available on an a la carte basis, such as use of yatchs, fishing & diving & concierge-coordinated services. Please refer to the chart of amenities and services for specific information.
WHERE CAN I STORE MY PERSONAL BELONGINGS?
Personal, year-round storage will be available to every member family at our onsite storage facility (coming soon). Members may store personal photographs, beach toys and other personal items for use during residence. A key may be provided to the concierge for pre-stocking your residence with your personal items prior to your arrival.
WHERE ARE THE NEAREST AIRPORTS?
The Grand Bahama International Airport is only a 15-minute drive time away from the Club.
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