Going to Block Island is laid back; hence the accommodations there are all easy going and 'unfussy'. The only choices you have to visit BI using your timeshare week to trade in is on the fringes of the main season - May or October. You'll find no chain hotels like Marriott or Holiday Inn, no chain restaurants like Applebee's or McDonalds, no chain stores like Home Depot or CVS. No traffic lights. But that is why people like the few places on earth that are still like Block Island-nature's paradise with just a bit more than the bare necessities; for a trip to Block Island is not meant to be spent in your unit but outdoors walking, hiking, bike riding, kayaking, fishing, boating, bird watching, wildflower and insect/animal viewing (some of which exist no other place on earth than here), the 365 fresh water ponds, the 2 boat harbors, and observing how life is on an island 13 miles out to sea, serviced by ferry, and its residents somewhat insulated (and shielded) from life 'In America' as they like to call it. If you want golf courses and shopping malls, then you won't like a visit to Block Island. If you want fresh (and I mean FRESH) lobster you can meet the lobstermen at 4-5pm when they pull into the harbor and buy right from them. October/November timeframe has the seals sunbasking on the rocks - having migrated here from Canada for Bi's 'warm' water! And in April you can see the thousands (yes thousands) of daffodils and narcissis in bloom under the pine trees in 'the Maze' overlooking the Bluffs. 2 Lighthouses, each very different - and one was moved several hundred feet from the edge of the cliffs just before it was to fall into the sea due to erosion. If you want to hear 'quiet', the wind, marvel at the beauty of Mother Nature and refresh and rejuvenate yourself in this so busy-noisy-chaotic world then you must come to this 'last remaining piece of paradise.' For those that have been captivated by BI's magic, they are hooked and come back every year, year after year. All Block Island properties constantly have to battle the salt in the air, open high winds, and the elements - remember it is 13 miles out in the Atlantic. And when a knob is loose it is just not a trip to Ace Hardware or Home Depot, and in 10 minutes it is fixed. It is a whole day trip for a maintenance employee to go 'to the mainland' -so non-essential repairs tend to be performed in bulk to be cost effective. The off season is certainly not like the summer, but then again a timeshare exchange for the week will not cost you $5000-6000 like a house rental for a w-e-e-k in July or August will. As the saying goes: 'Come for a Week, Stay for a Lifetime' as the sense of peace and rejuvenation you didn't think you had anymore will return.