Are you looking for a real scare this Halloween? There are many resorts that are said to be home to ghosts and cross into the realm of the paranormal. Learn more about a few of these haunted timeshare resorts below and start planning a chilling trip—if you dare.
If you have a love of ghost stories, spirits, and paranormal activity, New Orleans, Louisiana is the place for you. This old city is teeming with a rich history and many beautiful cemeteries and paranormal legends.
Adjacent to the Wyndham Avenue Plaza Resort is the Ashley House, which once held Civil War prisoners. It is said this building is repeatedly haunted by an ethereal woman in the parlor, a phantom pianist, and footsteps sounding in unoccupied areas of the house. Various “cold spots,” unusual electrical disturbances, and doors used by unseen forces have also been reported.
Of course, the Wyndham Avenue Plaza Resort also offers plenty of things to do and ways to relax during your getaway. Stay in a spacious suite with Southern-style architecture and enjoy the pool, hot tub, picturesque courtyard, and rooftop sundeck (where you can watch for specters in the nighttime hours). Situated in the heart of the beautiful Garden District, the resort offers easy access to many of New Orleans’ creepiest attractions.
Some ghosts enjoy a warmer climate, like that of the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu, Hawaii. Take in a little tropical paradise while on your spooky Halloween vacation at this haunted resort, which is said to be inhabited by the volcano goddess.
Referred to by locals as Pele, she is often spotted in a red gown walking through the hallways. Some say she is in search of a fire pit to rejuvenate herself. Others, however, believe the ghost is a woman who was murdered in one of the resort’s tower rooms.
For those who enjoy pirate ghost stories, Bluebeard’s Castle on the beautiful island of St. Thomas and overlooking Charlotte Amalie Harbor is the perfect haunted resort. Built around a centuries-old fortress bearing the name of the infamous pirate, this resort is said to be plagued by the ghosts of Bluebeard and Blackbeard.
In 1683, the colony on St. Thomas built a fortified tower out of fear of an attack by the English. While Bluebeard and Blackbeard are only associated with the castle’s tower, there is no evidence that any pirate ever inhabited it. The island was, however, home to pirates long before European colonization; you’ll hear many of their stories on your St. Thomas vacation.
Find your favorite haunt with one of the Bluebeard’s Castle resorts: