5 Amazing Hotels in Australia & the South Pacific Where You Can Stay 2 Weekend Nights With the Hilton Reserve Card

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I’ve shared ideas for hotels in Europe and the US where you can make the most of the 2 weekend night sign-up bonus on the Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve card.

And now I’ll show you 5 incredible hotels in Australia, Fiji, French Polynesia, and New Zealand!

The Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve card is 1 of my favorite hotel cards because you’ll earn 2 weekend nights at nearly any Hilton.  Even their top category resorts!

5 Amazing Hotels In Australia New Zealand And The South Pacific Where You Can Stay 2 Free Nights With The Hilton Reserve Card

Use Your 2 Weekend Nights From the Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve for an Amazing Getaway to the South Pacific

There’s currently a limited-time $100 statement credit for your 1st Hilton stay.  This includes the room rate and charges to your room, like hotel restaurants and spa treatments!

Check out these 5 top picks in the South Pacific.  It’s NOT a comprehensive or best-of list, but maybe it will encourage you to plan a getaway!

5 Top Hilton Hotels Series Index

What’s the Deal?

Link:   Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve With $100 Statement Credit

Link:   My Review of the Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve With $100 Statement Credit

Normally, the Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve card gets you 2 weekend nights (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) at almost any Hilton after you spend $2,500 in the 1st 4 months of opening your account.

But for a limited time, you’ll also get a $100 statement credit when you spend $100 or more on your 1st stay at a Hilton hotel within the 1st 3 months of opening your account.  That more than makes up for the $95 annual fee!

Note:  If you’ve opened or closed a Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve card in the past 18 months, you won’t get the 2 weekend night sign-up bonus or statement credit.

Hilton hotels include Conrad, DoubleTree, Embassy SuitesHampton InnHiltonHilton Garden InnHome2Suites, Homewood Suites, and Waldorf Astoria brand hotels.

Remember, the card also gives you Gold Elite status, which can save you money with free breakfast!

5 Amazing Hotels In Australia New Zealand And The South Pacific Where You Can Stay 2 Free Nights With The Hilton Reserve Card

Breakfast on the Ocean Is Even Sweeter When You Use Your Weekend Night Certificates!

5 Amazing Hilton Hotels in the South Pacific Where You Can Stay With Your Certificates

1.   Australia:  Hilton Surfer’s Paradise

Link:   Hilton Surfer’s Paradise

Located in Australia’s Gold Coast, ~50 miles from Brisbane, the Hilton Surfer’s Paradise is only a couple of blocks from the famous Surfer’s Paradise beach.  But you don’t have to be a surfer to enjoy your stay here!

5 Amazing Hotels In Australia New Zealand And The South Pacific Where You Can Stay 2 Free Nights With The Hilton Reserve Card

Grab Your Board and Hit the Waves at Hilton Surfer’s Paradise in Australia’s Gold Coast

When not enjoying the beach, there’s lots of shopping, including beachfront markets, and restaurants to try.  And there’s a week-long Elvis Presley celebration each year!

5 Amazing Hotels In Australia New Zealand And The South Pacific Where You Can Stay 2 Free Nights With The Hilton Reserve Card

Viva…Australia? The Gold Coast Hosts a Week-Long Elvis Convention Every Year

The Hilton Surfer’s Paradise is a Hilton category 7 hotel.  You’d normally pay 50,000 points per night for an award room.

I checked the price of a paid stay in October, and it costs 279 Australian dollars, or ~$215 per night.

5 Amazing Hotels In Australia New Zealand And The South Pacific Where You Can Stay 2 Free Nights With The Hilton Reserve Card

You’d Pay ~$215 per Night for a Room at the Hilton Surfer’s Paradise

While that’s not a very expensive room (considering you can book ANY price hotel with your certificates!), it could be worth using your 2 weekend nights in a beautiful setting like this!

2.   Bora Bora:  Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa

Link:   Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa

Emily and I stayed at the Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa on our 2nd honeymoon to the South Pacific.  This was 1 of our most memorable trips!

5 Amazing Hotels In Australia New Zealand And The South Pacific Where You Can Stay 2 Free Nights With The Hilton Reserve Card

The Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa Is the Perfect Spot for a Romantic Holiday

You can use the 2 weekend night certificates to book a standard (garden view) guest room.  As Gold Elite members, Emily and I were offered a complimentary upgrade to a regular overwater bungalow if available, or could pay extra to upgrade to a premium overwater bungalow.

The price of the upgrade depends on your dates of travel.  You can read about how I emailed the hotel directly in this post.

5 Amazing Hotels In Australia New Zealand And The South Pacific Where You Can Stay 2 Free Nights With The Hilton Reserve Card

You Can Pay an Upgrade Charge to Stay in an Overwater Bungalow at the Hilton Bora Bora Nui

The Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa is a Hilton category 9 resort.  Award nights normally cost 80,000 Hilton points.  Because they’re undergoing renovations, award rooms can be hard to find.  But keep checking back (or use Hotel Hustle’s award night alert feature) because sometimes folks cancel!

5 Amazing Hotels In Australia New Zealand And The South Pacific Where You Can Stay 2 Free Nights With The Hilton Reserve Card

You’ll Have to Be Flexible to Find Available Award Nights at the Hilton Bora Bora Nui

A paid night in January at this hotel costs 34,200 francs, or ~$307.  So by using your 2 weekend night certificates, you’ll get a stay valued at ~$614 (or more if you get a free upgrade to a standard overwater bungalow by having Gold Elite status from the Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve card!).

3.   Fiji:  Hilton Fiji Beach Resort & Spa

Link:   Hilton Fiji Beach Resort & Spa

If Fiji is on your bucket list, you could consider using your 2 weekend night certificates at the Hilton Fiji Beach Resort & Spa.  It’s not far from the Nadi airport and is located on a ~1 mile long private beach.

5 Amazing Hotels In Australia New Zealand And The South Pacific Where You Can Stay 2 Free Nights With The Hilton Reserve Card

Grab a Cocktail and Watch the Sun Set at the Hilton Fiji Resort’s Private Beach

Fiji is known for its excellent diving, snorkeling, and fishing.  And the more adventurous can zipline, hike, or take a mud bath!

5 Amazing Hotels In Australia New Zealand And The South Pacific Where You Can Stay 2 Free Nights With The Hilton Reserve Card

I Think Emily and I Will Stick With the Hotel Spa, but Others Might Appreciate a Therapeutic Dip in Fiji’s Mud Pools

A Hilton category 7 hotel, the Hilton Fiji Beach Resort and Spa normally costs 60,000 Hilton points per night.  A paid room in September costs 615 Fijian dollars per night, or ~$301.

5 Amazing Hotels In Australia New Zealand And The South Pacific Where You Can Stay 2 Free Nights With The Hilton Reserve Card

You’d Pay Over $300 per Night for a Studio Beachfront Room at the Hilton Fiji Beach Resort & Spa

So if you used your 2 weekend night certificates here, you’d get a stay worth over $600!

4.   Moorea:  Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa

Link:   Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa

As part of our 2nd honeymoon, Emily and I stayed at the Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa.  We took a fast ferry from Papeete to Moorea, and stayed in an overwater bungalow (again!).

5 Amazing Hotels In Australia New Zealand And The South Pacific Where You Can Stay 2 Free Nights With The Hilton Reserve Card

We Splurged Again at the Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa

The 2 weekend night certificates can only be used to book a standard (garden view) guest room.  But because we are Gold Elite members, Emily and I were offered a complimentary upgrade to a deluxe garden bungalow.  Instead, I paid ~$200 to upgrade to a panoramic overwater bungalow (but rates vary depending on date of travel).

To get the upgrade, I emailed the hotel directly and negotiated the $200 upgrade charge.

5 Amazing Hotels In Australia New Zealand And The South Pacific Where You Can Stay 2 Free Nights With The Hilton Reserve Card

The Food Here Is Expensive (and We’ve Had Better Elsewhere), but the View Is Spectacular!

This is a Hilton category 9 hotel, and usually costs 70,000 Hilton points per night.  A paid night in September costs 41,040 francs, or ~$369.

5 Amazing Hotels In Australia New Zealand And The South Pacific Where You Can Stay 2 Free Nights With The Hilton Reserve Card

A Standard Room at the Hilton Moorea Costs ~$369 per Night

By using the 2 weekend night certificates, you’ll get a stay worth at least ~$738!

5.   New Zealand:  Hilton Auckland

Link:   Hilton Auckland

We haven’t made it to New Zealand yet, but it’s on our list!  When we go, we’ll consider staying at the Hilton Auckland.  It’s right on the ocean and located downtown, close to restaurants, nightlife, and attractions like the Auckland Sky Tower.

5 Amazing Hotels In Australia New Zealand And The South Pacific Where You Can Stay 2 Free Nights With The Hilton Reserve Card

Not for the Faint of Heart: You Can Bungee Jump From Auckland’s Sky Tower, Located Near the Hilton Auckland

The hotel sits on a pier that extends ~1,000 feet out into the water.  And it’s well known for its top-rated restaurant, Fish, which specializes in New Zealand seafood.  (Sorry, Emily!)

5 Amazing Hotels In Australia New Zealand And The South Pacific Where You Can Stay 2 Free Nights With The Hilton Reserve Card

Enjoy Beautiful Views and Fresh Seafood From the Hilton Auckland’s Waterfront Location

It’s a Hilton category 7 hotel, and costs 60,000 Hilton points per night in January.  A paid room costs 409 New Zealand dollars, or ~$314.

5 Amazing Hotels In Australia New Zealand And The South Pacific Where You Can Stay 2 Free Nights With The Hilton Reserve Card

Standard Rooms at the Hilton Auckland Don’t Overlook the Water, but You Could Ask for an Upgrade!

If you booked 2 weekend nights using your certificates, you’d get ~$628 value!

How Do You Use the Hilton Weekend Night Certificates?

You’ll earn the 2 weekend night certificates after you spend $2,500 in the 1st 4 months of opening your Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve account.

Hilton will email your certificates within 6 to 8 weeks of meeting the minimum spending requirement.  But to book a room, you have to call Hilton at 800-446-6677.

5 Amazing Hotels In Australia New Zealand And The South Pacific Where You Can Stay 2 Free Nights With The Hilton Reserve Card

Call Hilton to Book Your 2 Weekend Nights

There are a few other details to keep in mind:

  • The certificates are valid for 12 months from the date they’re issued
  • They can only be used for Friday, Saturday, or Sunday night stays
  • Only the primary cardholder can use the certificates
  • The room rate and taxes are included, but gratuities, incidental charges, and resort fees are NOT (although some folks report certain hotels will waive the resort fee!)
  • You can only book a standard room (not a premium room or suite) with these certificates

If you accidentally delete the email (or don’t receive it), don’t worry – the certificates should still show up in your Hilton account when you call them!

Note:   With the limited-time promotion for the $100 statement credit, you must spend at least $100 on your 1st Hilton stay within 3 months of opening your account.

Bottom Line

If you want to get (far) away, using the 2 weekend night certificates from the Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve card in Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific can be an excellent value.

And if you’re willing to pay extra for an upgrade, you could even stay in an overwater bungalow in Bora Bora or Moorea, like Emily and I did on our 2nd honeymoon!

Which are your favorite Hilton hotels in Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific?

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5 responses to “5 Amazing Hotels in Australia & the South Pacific Where You Can Stay 2 Weekend Nights With the Hilton Reserve Card

  1. Hi! I’m in the process of planning my honeymoon (Thanksgiving week 2016), and intend to use points. I’ve got the Hilton card already, and will easily get the $10k spend in order to get the 2 day weekend certificate. I also am in the process of accruing the needed Hhonors points for 4 nights at the Category 10 point level (won’t be a problem, as I already have 140k in points, will get an 80k bonus for the Amex credit card offer, and will put $40k in spend on the Amex for another 120k+ in points). I have 2 questions: (1) we had been thinking Maldives, but since I know you’ve been there and also Bora Bora, which would you recommend (considering I will use only Hhonors points); (2) do you know if you can use 2 weekend certificates to bookend a stay? I was considering using my weekend certificate for the first weekend, four nights worth of points, the free fifth night, and then having my significant other get the card separately to get another weekend certificate which we would use for the last weekend. If not, then I can *probably* live with 7 nights in the tropics, and use the other weekend for a layover adventure in whatever country we have to stop in on our flight from the East Coast.

    Anyways, long message, but I would LOVE to hear which location you think is the most worthwhile!

    Thanks, and love your writing!

  2. Sorry, follow up to my last message: we obviously aren’t limited to Maldives and Bora Bora, but any place tropical, outside the US, on/over the water, and romantic and awesome is what we’re aiming for. Also, we had wanted to use airline miles, as well, and I know the Maldives is not the easiest for miles.

  3. @Daraius Is there anyway to extend the expiration date? (my certificates expire this June but I’m not available to travel till July. Is it possible to book the 2 nights for july before the certificates expire? Or is there a way to request an extension for the certs similar to other brands?

    Thanks!

  4. Hi, i was reading your post about the two night stay earned with the hilton card. Can that only be earned once in the first four months? Or are there othere ways of earning them multiple times? It seems like a really great idea, but if its only for the one time, its not worth opening a card to me.
    Thanks, Elisabeth

  5. Hello,
    I am thinking of using the two nights at Hilton Moorea. You said they offered you an upgrade to a garden pool because you are a gold elite member. That’s what I want. How do I become a gold elite member? I may be wrong but I think if I get the card now I will just be a gold member?
    Thanks