Hyatt is Bringing Their Ziva & Zilara All-Inclusive Resorts to Punta Cana
Chalk this up as a story we missed when it was first announced way back in 2017. Hyatt Hotels is bringing their popular family-friendly Ziva and adults only Zilara all-inclusive resorts to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.
These are expected to open sometime in the fall of 2019. Check out this link to see a video rendering of the new property.
This is exciting news as these properties are some of the only all-inclusive hotels in the world you can book with points. Hyatt currently has these all-inclusive resorts in Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, and Cancún in Mexico and in Montego Bay, Jamaica. We’ve compiled a list of our favorites here.
Hyatt Ziva & Zilara Cap Cana Details
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, sharing some common amenities like the spa and the fitness center.
Book 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 at the Hyatt Ziva and Zilara Cap Cana, nights at the other Ziva and Zilara locations typically go for around 20,000 or 25,000 World of Hyatt points each night. It’s tough to say for sure before booking opens, but we’d expect rates to be 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 60,000 points.
You will earn 40,000 points after spending $3,000 on the card in the first three months of card membership. Then you can earn an additional 20,000 points after spending a total of $6,000 in the first six months. From one credit card sign-up bonus alone, you could enjoy up to three nights at a Ziva or Zilara property. But this offer is ending on 1/8/2019.
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.
Both cards are currently offering 50,000 points after spending $4,000 in the first three months of card membership. 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.
Click Here to learn more about the Sapphire Preferred Card.
Click Here to learn more about the Sapphire Reserve Card.
We are ecstatic for Hyatt’s first venture into the Dominican Republic. We’ll provide updates on the opening date and booking rates once they become available. It looks like Punta Cana is now on my 2019 or 2020 travel wish list.
All photos courtesy of playaresorts.com
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