5 Outstanding Hyatt Hotels in the Caribbean & Mexico

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I love to share ideas about how to use the points y’all work hard to earn!

The sign-up bonus on the Chase Sapphire Preferred card has increased to 50,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points after completing the minimum spending requirements.

You can transfer them to Hyatt hotels and redeem them for award nights in the Caribbean or Mexico worth nearly ~$2,000, including all-inclusive resorts!

5 Outstanding Hyatt Hotels In The Caribbean Mexico

Unwind in Jamaica…and Save Lots of Money! I’ll Show You My Top Hyatt Hotel Picks in the Sunny Caribbean and Mexico

Or earn 2 free nights at ANY Hyatt hotel when you sign-up for the Chase Hyatt card after meeting the minimum spending requirements, including Hyatt’s all-inclusive resorts.

I’ll show you 5 top hotels to experience with your Hyatt points in the Caribbean and Mexico!

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I wrote about all the ways to earn Hyatt points.

You can transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Hyatt at a 1:1 ratio if you have the Chase Sapphire Preferred, Chase Ink Plus, or (no longer offered) Chase Ink Bold card.

If you have the Chase Freedom or Chase Ink Cash cards, you can combine your points and transfer them to Hyatt as long as you have 1 of the other cards!

That’s great because the Freedom has rotating 5X points categories that include everyday purchases like gas or groceries.  And through December 31, 2015, you can earn up to 15,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points shopping at Amazon.

Here’s my full review of the Chase Sapphire Preferred.  It’s the #1 card I recommend for folks to new to our miles & points hobby.  And here’s why Chase Ultimate Rewards points are my favorite type of points!

The bonus of 50,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points is nearly enough for 3 nights at Hyatt’s top hotels (worth $1,000 or more)!

Another way to stay at these top Hyatt hotels is to use the 2 free night certificates that come with the Chase Hyatt card.

5 Outstanding Hyatt Hotels in the Caribbean and Mexico

Hyatt hotels include AndazGrand HyattHyatt, Hyatt CentricHyatt PlaceHyatt RegencyHyatt ResortsHyatt House, and Park Hyatt brand hotels.

I like using Hotel Hustle to find hotels because it shows you how many points you’ll need for your specific travel dates, and if award nights are available!

Or use AwardMapper.

I haven’t personally stayed at these hotels, but they have great reviews!  Let me know if you’ve had an experience with any of them!

Hyatt all-inclusive hotels are based on single or double occupancy.  You’ll pay more in cash or points for additional people, and there’s a maximum of 4 people per room.  Infants and toddlers under 3 stay free at Hyatt Ziva family resorts.  Hyatt Zilara hotels are adults-only.

Note:  The prices in these examples are based on travel in April 2016.

1.   Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall

You can use your Hyatt points or free night certificates for award nights at the family-friendly all-inclusive Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall in Jamaica.  Folks on TripAdvisor have great things to say about the staff, service, and location of this hotel.

5 Outstanding Hyatt Hotels In The Caribbean Mexico

Save ~$1,760 on 2 Nights at the Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall in Jamaica With Hyatt Points or Your Free Night Certificates!

Rates here start at ~$880 or 25,000 Hyatt points per night based on double occupancy.  Because this is an all-inclusive hotel, all your meals, snacks, drinks, and entertainment are included in the price – no elite status required.  That’s a huge savings!

5 Outstanding Hyatt Hotels In The Caribbean Mexico

All of Your Meals and Drinks Are Include in the Room Rate, So Feel Free to Order an Extra Round or Snack Whenever You Want!

You’ll pay more in cash based on the number of people in a room, or 12,500 additional Hyatt points per person per night if you have more than 2 people.  Either way, there’s a maximum of 4 per room.

Ask for a late checkout if you want to stay longer.

And it never hurts to ask if the front desk can store your luggage if you have a late flight.  That way you get more time at the beach. And more food & drinks!  

A friend of mine has had success with this at a couple of different all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean.

If you need extra points to take the kids, remember you’ll earn bonus points when some of your minimum spending is in the 2X categories of travel and dining.  And 5,000 more Chase Ultimate Rewards points if you add an authorized user who makes a purchase within the 1st 90 days.

2.   Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa and Casino

If you’re heading to Aruba, consider the Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa and Casino.

5 Outstanding Hyatt Hotels In The Caribbean Mexico

Enjoy the White-Sand Beach or the 3-Level Pool With Waterslides at the Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa and Casino

There’s plenty to do here for the whole family, including a golf course and multi-level swimming pool with fun waterslides.  And if you want to try your luck, there’s a casino on the premises too!

Nights here cost ~$438 after taxes and fees, or 25,000 Hyatt points per night.

5 Outstanding Hyatt Hotels In The Caribbean Mexico

Airbnb Has Homes for Rent All Over Aruba

And if you want to stay longer, mix-and-match paid and award nights with Airbnb.  I found lots of places available at every price range!  Here are my tips on how to find a safe and comfortable Airbnb.

3.   Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta

Nights at the Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta cost ~$647 or 20,000 Hyatt points per night based on double occupancy.  So the sign-up bonus on the Chase Sapphire Preferred  or Chase Hyatt card would be worth nearly ~$1,300 if you used your points or award certificates here for 2 nights!

5 Outstanding Hyatt Hotels In The Caribbean Mexico

The Little Ones Can Play Water Polo in the Kids Club. And Everyone Can Enjoy the Beautiful Beaches on the Pacific Ocean!

You can explore the town of Puerto Vallarta, or book a tour for whale watching or scuba diving.  There’s also a kids club with supervised activities.

When you meet the minimum spending requirement on the Chase Sapphire Preferred card, you’ll have at least 54,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points.  And, you can earn 5,000 more points when you add an authorized user, for a total of 59,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points.

That’s nearly enough for 3 nights for 2 people at the Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta.  You’d save ~$1,941 if you use your points.  Now that’s a great deal!

If you like the ease of cruises, you might like an all-inclusive hotel like this.  Because drinks, meals, and activities are all rolled into the room price.  Folks on TripAdvisor say this hotel is great for families and couples!

4.   Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen Resort

The Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen Resort has its own private strip of beach.  It also has rooms with swim-up pools, and in-house restaurants and bars.

5 Outstanding Hyatt Hotels In The Caribbean Mexico

Soak Up the Rays by Day, and Explore Playa del Carmen in the Evening

It’s located on Playa del Carmen’s La Quinta Avenida, so you’ll be walking distance to shopping, dining, and lots of things to do.

5 Outstanding Hyatt Hotels In The Caribbean Mexico

See If You Can Find This Little Guy When You Go Diving in Playa del Carmen!

Playa del Carmen is also 1 of the top spots in the world to go diving or snorkeling thanks to the underwater caverns and abundant sea life.  Emily loves to go snorkeling, so we’ll have to add this hotel to our dream list of Hyatt hotels!

Nights here cost ~$352 after taxes and fees or 20,000 Hyatt points per night.

This hotel is perfect for a romantic getaway.  If you and a partner went for 2 nights, you’d save over $700 on a vacation in Mexico!

5.   Hyatt Zilara Cancun

Nights at the Hyatt Zilara Cancun are ~$960 or 25,000 Hyatt points per night for 2 people.  So the 50,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points you’ll earn are worth ~$1,920 for 2 nights.  That’s an incredible deal!

5 Outstanding Hyatt Hotels In The Caribbean Mexico

The Hyatt Zilara Cancun Is a Perfect for a Honeymoon

This is Hyatt’s most popular all-inclusive resort, and it has nearly all 5-star reviews on TripAdvisor.

Because it’s a Zilara resort, it’s adults-only.  You can enjoy dinner near the beach with wine or cocktails included.  Perfect for a romantic weekend trip!

5 Outstanding Hyatt Hotels In The Caribbean Mexico

Explore Isla Mujeres for Knick Knacks, Gelato, and Amazing Views!

Take a short ferry ride to Isla Mujeres for gorgeous scenery, snorkeling or scuba diving, and shopping.  Don’t miss the cozy restaurants or gelato places!

Because you’ll be in the Hotel Zone, you’ll have easy access to the beach.  And if you like to dance, it’s easy walking distance to lots of well-known night clubs.  So it’s possible to relax, explore, and party in Cancun!

If you want to use your points or free night certificates here, plan ahead because award nights can sell out quickly!

Also note you can pay 40,000 Hyatt points for the Premium Club Plan, which includes an upgraded room, premium alcohol, and a welcome gift.

What’s Next?

Hyatt is expanding their presence in this part of the world!

5 Outstanding Hyatt Hotels In The Caribbean Mexico

Get Ready for New Hyatt Hotels in the Caribbean and Mexico in 2016, including a Park Hyatt in St. Kitts!

Keep an eye out for new hotels in 2016, including another in Playa del Carmen and a Park Hyatt in St. Kitts

Bottom Line

There are lots of outstanding Hyatt hotels in the Caribbean and Mexico where you can get Big Travel with Small Money when you transfer your Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Hyatt.  Or use the 2 free award night certificates after you meet the minimum spending on the Chase Hyatt card.

Get award stays at hotels like the Hyatt Zilara Cancun, or Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa and Casino.

You’ll earn 50,000 Ultimate Rewards points after spending $4,000 on purchases within the 1st 3 months of opening a new Chase Sapphire Preferred card, which you can transfer to Hyatt to save nearly $2,000 on award nights!

Let me know if you’ve stayed at any of these hotels!

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6 responses to “5 Outstanding Hyatt Hotels in the Caribbean & Mexico

  1. I have never had luck finding point stay availability for Rose Hall…Looked at many many dates (non popular ones half the time)

  2. I used my 2 free nights this past May to stay with my wife at the Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall (adults only). I would recommend it over the Ziva if all those traveling are adults because you have access to all of the Ziva side plus a couple extra restaurants/bars and an adult pool. I didn’t have trouble finding open dates when I booked early this year. BTW, it was amazing!!

  3. Hi Daraius…. enjoyed the Hyatt Zilara (adults only) in Jamaica last year (located adjacent to the Ziva. Can’t say enough great things about both — especially the food! (off the charts wonderful — and all inclusive!) The one weak spot though for the Jamaica Hyatt’s — indeed of nearly all the resorts at Montego Bay — is the beaches. (also stayed at Holiday Inn Resort there)…. the beaches are narrow, the surf rough and quickly very deep. (worse, as the beaches are limited just to each resort, you can’t walk up and down the beaches…. as you can at Aruba…. oh yes, did the aging Holiday Inn there too 🙂 )

    Owe you a personal thanks or the Jamaica Hyatt idea…. as you had done a post about the Cancun Zilara (hoping to try that one soon too — and oh yes, most especially want to the Hyatt all inclusive at Los Cabos (Ziva — they recently reopened)

    Staying at such places, the all inclusives, all on points or promotions — a great, great deal — and wonderful (btw) for saving marriages.

  4. @Justin – You’ll need to call Hyatt directly to book award nights at their all-inclusive hotels. Here’s the link:


    @Chad W. – Great advice! Thank you for sharing with us!

    @will s – Agreed! The all-inclusives are a fantastic deal considering everything is included (and great to hear about the food)! Thanks for sharing your thoughts about Montego Bay, and for reading!

    Hope you make it to the Zilara in Cancun. It looks really fun!

  5. Hi again Daraius — we actually did make it to the Hyatt Zilara Canun this past August….. wonderful, wonderful layout on the beach, with all the rooms being ocean-front, right on the beach…. Truly great place…. though the surf/undertow was frequently much too dangerous for swimming, or even walking into the water. (they did have shuttles to safer beaches….) Food at the Cancun Zilara was nice, yes, very nice — but the a la carte offerings at the Zilara/Ziva combo in Montego Bay significantly even better (at least to our memories)

    On the same journey, we also stayed several days at the Wyndham Maya all inclusive — to the south at Playa del Carmen. While these Wyndham all-inclusives may be showing their age, and the food more middle-of-the road, the beaches at “the Mexican Rivierra” are the best we’ve ever enjoyed…. (even better than Aruba)…. Tranquil, wide white beaches, and protected from the nasty undertow problems — thanks to the large off shore island…. (Cozumel) The drinks & entertainment were also superb too. (Given how easy it is to earn Wyndham points, we may be back there sooner than to the Canun Zilara too.)

    So much more to write one day! — yet again, our hat tips to you and mms for starting us on this journey of beach hotel hopping. 🙂 (and with all-inclusives where possible!)