All-inclusive resorts aren’t always thrifty – and when they are, they’re not always great. And there are just a handful of all-inclusive properties in the world that you can book with points.
But Hyatt has a growing chain of all-inclusive resorts that fit the bill. Their Ziva (family-friendly) and Zilara (adults only) resorts in Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, Cancun, and Montego Bay, Jamaica are all amazing properties, and easily the best you can book with points. And seeing as they’re bookable for just 20,000 to 25,000 World of Hyatt per night, it’s a steal.
We told you earlier this year that Hyatt is adding to this portfolio with a new property in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. And now we have an opening date: Bookings are open for these brand new resorts starting Nov. 1.
Unfortunately, these new resorts aren’t yet bookable with points. But the new Cap Cana resort is part of a President’s Day sale, for which Hyatt is teasing up to 45% off room rates across all its resorts.
We’ve reached out to Hyatt for information on when bookings will open with points.
About the Hyatt Ziva & Zilara Cap Cana
Per playaresorts.com, the two new resorts will have a combined total of 750 rooms, with over 1,300 square meters of white sand beaches. The resort will also include a water park with a lazy river and a convention center with 17,500 square feet of ballroom space. Best yet? The resort is only 15 minutes away from the Punta Cana airport (PUJ).
The Zilara Cap Cana will be for adults only, while the Ziva Cap Cana will be family-friendly, allowing guests of all ages. The two resorts will largely operate individually, but they’re right next door to each other. So they’ll share some common amenities like the spa and the fitness center.
Booking With Hyatt Points
We’re not shy about our love affair with the Hyatt Ziva & Zilara brands. As previously mentioned, they are some of the only all-inclusive resorts in the world that can be booked with points. And most importantly, these resorts are high-end – unlike many all-inclusives where your lodging, drinks, and food are included.
While rooms are not yet available for booking with points at the Hyatt Ziva and Zilara Cap Cana, nights at the other Ziva and Zilara locations typically go for around 20,000 to 25,000 World of Hyatt points each night. It’s tough to say for sure before booking opens, but we’re hoping the rates are similar.
This is exciting news, as World of Hyatt points can be earned from a number of different credit cards. First and foremost, the Chase World of Hyatt Credit Card is currently offering a sign-up bonus of up to 50,000 points. 25,000 points after spending $3,000 in purchases in the first 3 months. Plus, 25,000 points after you spend $6,000 total within the first 6 months.
Transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards Points to Hyatt
In addition to the World of Hyatt card, you can also transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points into the World of Hyatt program. That means if you have either the Chase Sapphire Reserve or the Chase Sapphire Preferred, your points can be transferred on a 1:1 basis (1 Chase Ultimate Reward point = 1 World of Hyatt point) to World of Hyatt instantly. World of Hyatt points are the most valuable among the various hotel chains, so this transferability is one of many reasons we love Chase Ultimate Rewards.
The Chase Sapphire Preferred is currently offering 60,000 points, after spending $4,000 in the first three months of card membership, while the Chase Sapphire Reserve is offering 50,000 points with the same spending requirements. Because Chase restricts you from holding both cards, you’ll have to choose which one makes the most sense for you. Read our guide to help make the decision.
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These Ziva and Zilara all-inclusive resorts are outstanding to begin with. The fact that you can book them with World of Hyatt points still blows our minds. We’re looking forward to this resort opening and finding out how many points it will take per night.