40,000 Hyatt Points Gets You an All-Inclusive Weekend in Mexico

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Readers often ask about booking all-inclusive hotels with points.  Well, you can stay at Hyatt’s all-inclusive hotels, Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos and Hyatt Zilara Cancun with Hyatt points.  I only wished they had not named the hotels with such similar (at least to me!) names.

An all-inclusive hotel includes your food, drinks, entertainment, gratuities, and room in the price.  I’ve never been to an all-inclusive resort as yet!

20,000 Hyatt Points Gets You An All-Inclusive Stay In Mexico

Use Hyatt Points to Stay at the All-Inclusive Hyatt Ziva, Los Cabos

How to Earn Hyatt Points

If you’re low on points, here’s how you can earn lots of Hyatt points.

1.   Hyatt Credit Card

You get 2 free nights at any Hyatt hotel after you spend $1,000 on the Hyatt credit card.

You can use these free nights at ANY Hyatt hotel in the world including Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos and Hyatt Zilara Cancun.

You have to call Hyatt to book the free nights.  You can book a room if the hotel has standard rooms available for booking at Hyatt.com.  You can check online before calling Hyatt.

2.   Chase Ultimate Rewards Points

You can transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards Points at a 1:1 ratio from the Chase Sapphire Preferred, (no longer offered) Chase Ink Bold & Ink Plus to Hyatt hotels.

You can also transfer your Ultimate Rewards points from the Chase Freedom to the Chase Sapphire Preferred, Ink Bold or Ink Plus.  Then transfer the points to Hyatt hotel points.

It costs 20,000 Hyatt points for 1 night at the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos and 25,000 points for 1 night at the Hyatt Zilara Cancun because they are all-inclusive hotels.

To book a room with points at Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos and Hyatt Zilara Cancun you have to call Hyatt at 800-228-3360.

Hyatt Ziva, Los Cabos

Link:   Hyatt Ziva, Los Cabos  

You can stay in a suite at the family resort of Hyatt Ziva, Los Cabos.

Hyatt Ziva, Los Cabos is an all-inclusive, all-suite hotel.  Meaning every room is a suite!  The lowest category standard room is a junior suite.

All-Inclusive Hotel

As an all-inclusive hotel at Hyatt Ziva, Los Cabos you get:

  • Unlimited drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and snacks at lounges and bars
  • Meals at all hotel restaurants
  • Live bands and theatre performances
  • Basic Wi-Fi internet access
  • All resort taxes and gratuities paid

You can also upgrade to the Club Premium Plan for 32,000 points a night.

The Club Premium Plan gives you additional benefits such as:

  • Premium ocean-view suite
  • Petit fours and a bottle of domestic sparkling wine at check-in
  • Stocked minibar
  • Club lounge with premium drinks, appetizers, continental breakfast, and Wi-Fi  (open 7:00 am to 10:00 pm)
  • Premium brand liquors
  • Free local calls and Wi-Fi
  • 20% off on spa and salon services  

It seems that the main benefit is better room, but you’re paying an extra 12,000 points.

20,000 Hyatt Points Gets You An All-Inclusive Stay In Mexico

Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos Premium Club Suite

Hyatt Zilara, Cancun

Link:   Hyatt Zilara, Cancun  

20,000 Hyatt Points Gets You An All-Inclusive Stay In Mexico

You Can Redeem 20,000 Hyatt Points to Stay at Hyatt Zilara, Cancun

The Hyatt Zilara, Cancun is a beachfront all-inclusive, adults-only (adult is defined as 16+, all-suite resort.

All-Inclusive Hotels

As an all-inclusive hotel, you get:

  • Unlimited drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and snacks at lounges, swim-up bars and in your suite
  • Meals at all hotel restaurants
  • 24 hour room service
  • Live bands and theatre performances
  • Bike rentals
  • Scuba diving lessons
  • All resort taxes and gratuities paid

Like the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos, the Hyatt Zilara Cancun allows you to buy-up to the Club Premium Plan.

You will pay 40,000 points for a Club Premium Plan at Hyatt Zilara, Cancun, but you get:

You’re paying more points for a suite, and I’m not sure if it is worth it unless you have lots of Hyatt points.

20,000 Hyatt Points Gets You An All-Inclusive Stay In Mexico

Club Premium Level Gets You a Beach Cabana

Using Hyatt Points to Book Your All-Inclusive Resort

Link:   Hyatt Award Chart 

Link:   Hyatt Award Chart for Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos and Hyatt Zilara Cancun 

Hyatt’s all-inclusive hotels have a separate award chart from their other hotels.

Hyatt

Hyatt Award Chart for Hyatt Ziva, Los Cabos and Hyatt Zilara, Cancun

1.   Standard Rooms

You will pay 20,000 Hyatt points per night at Hyatt Ziva for a room for 2 people & 10,000 points per night for each additional guest (age 3 and older) up to 4 people per room.  So if you, your partner, and 3 year old stay at Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos, you will pay 30,000 points per night (20,000 points for the room + 10,000 extra points for the 3 year old).

You will pay 25,000 Hyatt points per night at Hyatt Zilara, Cancun for a room for 2 people & 12,500 points per night for each additional guest up to 4 people per room.  If you, your partner, your 17 year old, and 16 year old (minimum age to stay at Hyatt Zilara is 16) stay at Hyatt Zilara, Cancun, you will pay 50,000 points per night.

That’s 25,000 points for the room + 12,500 points for the 17 year old + 12,500 for the 16 year old.

2.   Suite Nights

When you use your points for the confusingly named “Suite Night” you’re not only getting a large room.  Remember, EVERY room at these hotels is a suite.  Instead you’re getting everything in the Club Premium Plan, most notably the ocean view and premium liquor.

20,000 Hyatt Points Gets You An All-Inclusive Stay In Mexico

40,000 Points Gets You a Club Premium Ocean View Junior Suite King Room

You will pay 32,000 Hyatt points per night at Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos for 1 or 2 people plus 10,000 points per night for each additional guest (age 3 and older) up to 4 people per room.

So if you, your partner, and 3 year old stay at Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos, you will pay 42,000 points per night (32,000 points for the room + 10,000 points for the 3 year old.).

You will pay 40,000 Hyatt points per night at Hyatt Zilara Cancun for 1 or 2 people plus 12,500 points per night for each additional guest up to a 4 people per room.  If you, your partner, your 17 year old, and 16 year old (minimum age to stay at Hyatt Zilara is 16) stay at Hyatt Zilara, you will pay 65,000 points per night.

That’s 40,000 points + 12,500 points for the 17 year old + 12,500 points for the 16 year old.  Or you could book 2 regular rooms for 20,000 points and save the remaining points!

Elite Members Get Some but Not All the Usual Benefits

If you have Platinum status (free with the Hyatt credit card) or Diamond status, because these hotels are all-inclusive, you won’t get the benefits you would normally get at other Hyatt hotels such as:

  • Dedicated check-in area  
  • Guaranteed room availability
  • Diamond Suite upgrade at Hyatt Ziva, Los Cabos

Bottom Line

You can use Hyatt points to stay at Hyatt’s all-inclusive hotels in Mexico.  But they have a separate award chart.

You will pay 20,000 Hyatt points a night for 2 people to stay at the Hyatt Ziva, Los Cabos and 25,000 points per night for 2 people to stay at the Hyatt Zilara, Cancun.  You have to pay extra points if you have more than 2 people in the room. 

Here’s how to earn lots of Hyatt points for your all-inclusive vacation in Mexico.

Have you stayed at the Hyatt Ziva, Los Cabos or Hyatt Zilara, Cancun?

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24 responses to “40,000 Hyatt Points Gets You an All-Inclusive Weekend in Mexico

  1. How much would a package like this for either hotel cost if one were paying cash? Just wondering how far my points (vs cash) are taking me. Thanks!

  2. With the two complimentary nights, how many people can you have in the room at the Cabos resort?

  3. Daraius, would I be able to bring our 5 year old daughter when redeeming my 2 free nights at Hyatt?
    I just signed up for a similar card for Fairmont Resorts and I am wondering about that too. Would they charge extra if you bring your kid to your free room?

  4. Brian Baughman

    I just want to thank MMS and D for saving our family thousands of dollars on travel expenses. A tangible benefit is extra trips for my daughter to see grandma in California.

  5. I stayed at the Hyatt Zilara in Cancun in February. I really, really liked it. The restaurants were all very good, I loved that it was adults only, it had a great lobby, nice pools, very nice beach, etc. A GREAT use of 20K Hyatt/Chase points per night. It was extremely relaxing to not worry about what ANYTHING cost – all food, drinks, tips, etc were included in the award stay. The place is gorgeous – every room is a suite with ocean view. And they have a good variety of restaurants, all included. AND they have a 24 hours lounge with light snacks, a coffee/smoothy/pastry shop for any sort of in-between-meal-snacks. Even things like a bike tour of Cancun was included.

    Protip #1: I would definitely NOT use additional points to upgrade – as a Hyatt Passport member (which you are, if you’re using points) they typically give you a small room upgrade. It isn’t worth it to me to get “premium” liquor (Really, they already have a lot of top shelf liquor – do you really need more?), or a slightly better room.

    Protip #2: If you’re in the Chicago area, American has a direct Chicago to Cancun flight, which means it is only 20K Avios round trip if you can find the Saver availability.

    Scenario: Four day weekend getaway for 2 from Chicago
    Flights: AA ORD -> CUN, 20K Avios per person, 40K avios total. The flight is <4 hours!
    Hotel: 3 nights at Hyatt Zilara. 60K Hyatt Points.

    So, if you have 100K Chase points, you can transfer 60K to Hyatt, 40K to BA, and you've got the whole weekend, almost for free. If you have AmEx points, those also would transfer to BA.

  6. I renewed my Hyatt visa signature card and got issued my 1 free night, but only for categories 1-4. Could I use it at an all inclusive resort for a night?

  7. Oops – for my previous post, 3 nights at Zilara is 75K points. Ziva is 60K points. Anyways, still a very good use of points in my opinion 🙂

  8. paula gulbicki

    I spend 3 months in Cabo each winter. The Hyatt in San Jose Cabo is in a great location on the beach and close to historic San Jose. If you go, make sure you go to the Thursday night art walk in the art district. If you need any other suggestions for a visit, just email me.

    • @Monica – Just make a test booking on the Hyatt website. It is ~$200+ at the Hyatt Ziva in Los Cabos and ~$380 at the Hyatt Zilara in Cancun.

      @ Maury – 2.

      @Dan – You would have to pay extra points (10,000 points per person per night) at the Hyatt.

      @Brian Baughman – Thanks for commenting! These are my favorite kinds of comments.

      @ James – Thanks for the detailed comments and tips – especially about the upgrade!

      @DAVIDAA – Unfortunately, you can’t.

      @paula gulbicki – Thanks for the tip!

  9. I’ve stayed at Hyatt Zilara December 2013, it only recently became a Hyatt (maybe November 2013?).

    Great high-end and all inclusive resort, you can book into better restaurants once you’re there instead of only using the few buffet style restaurants. Location is good for a beach break but bad for seeing other sites as there are only all inclusive restaurants near by for the most part.

  10. Jennifer gonzales

    Hyatt Ziva for family travel since AirTran now goes direct from AUS-SJD!

  11. @Million Mile Secrets
    in your opinion, which hyatt award category offers the best value?
    any suggestions for a mid level categort award property on the beach?
    thanks

  12. @Daraius – we called the hyatt reservations to ask them if we could use our anniversary awards (category 1-4) to book nights at the Hyatt Ziva in Cabo and they said we could. I’m not sure about the one in Cancun but the I sure hope this person wasn’t mistaken!

  13. 1. Is there any way to book the Premium Swim Up Suites at the Hyatt Zilara with points or no? My wife would love one of those.
    2. I see that James said every room is ocean view at Zilara, can anyone else confirm? I trust him but my wife would kill me if I book a standard and don’t get ocean view.

    Thanks!

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  15. Thanks for the post. I’m thinking about opening a Hyatt card.
    Are there other all-inclusive hotels/resorts that the free nights can be used for? And how could I find them? The only references I’ve seen to booking all inclusive with rewards points are for this specific deal.

  16. Can we combine the 2 2 nights awards between a couple to have a four day stay?

  17. Do you get standard room only with the 2 nights certificate? If so, if you want a Swim up suite for example, then you have to pay with points or cash right?
    Thank you!

  18. So if a couple wanted to do this for a 6-day trip in Cancun, would the following work?:

    Each apply for Chase Hyatt card = 4 free nights
    Each apply for Chase Saffire Preferred (use 25k points each) = 2 free nights

  19. Maury | March 13, 2014 at 5:30 am |
    With the two complimentary nights, how many people can you have in the room at the Cabos resort?

    The Correct answer is it depends what rooms types are available, you could get a room for up to 4 people if available, but even if there’s only one bed available in the room you can always get a rollaway bed that sleeps one more. according to Hyatt Reservations 1-8885911234