With the huge inventory of timeshares out there and the global economic downturn, there are tremendous rental deals out there. If you are looking to buy, don’t. Having a contract obligates you more than anything. Instead simply rent.
You’ll have plenty of choices for low cost – perhaps less than an owner’s annual maintenance fees at the same resort! You won’t have the obligation of paying for something you don’t use if you don’t go next year, or the year after that. You’ll also be treated very nicely by the staff as they will be trying to sell you their timeshare.