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I love to share ideas about how to use the points y’all work hard to earn!
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!
I’ll show you 5 top hotels to experience with your Hyatt points in the Caribbean and Mexico!
Top Hyatt Hotels Series Index
- 5 Great European Hotels to Book With Hyatt Points
- 5 Top Hyatt Hotels in the US
- 5 Outstanding Hyatt Hotels in the Caribbean & Mexico
- 5 Luxurious Hyatt Hotels in Asia & Australia
- 5 Terrific Hyatt Hotels in Central & South America
- 5 of the Best US Beaches With Hyatt Hotels
Earn More Hyatt Points!
Link: Chase Sapphire Preferred
Link: Ink Cash Business Card
Link: Chase Freedom
Link: Chase Hyatt
I wrote about all the ways to earn Hyatt points.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
Hyatt is expanding their presence in this part of the world!
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.
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!