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Book the Conrad Bora Bora with wide-open award space in early 2023

April 27 2022
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Bora Bora is a place many travel enthusiasts long to visit, but while it can be a great value on points and miles, it's one of the tougher destinations for availability.

Flights to the islands are limited, as are points-friendly hotels. That said, there are a few options on the island, like the Conrad Bora Bora Nui.

Reasonably priced award space is often tough to come by at this property, but right now, you'll find wide-open standard award space for early next year. The bulk of it is available between late February and April 2023, as first noted by View from The Wing.

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Conrad Bora Bora (Photo by Summer Hull/The Points Guy)

Of course, you'll pay a premium to book this property.

Standard Room Reward nights, when they are available, now cost a whopping 120,000 Hilton Honors points per night. Thanks to Hilton's fifth-night free benefit, which you have available to you if you have any level of Hilton elite status, you can reduce this price slightly when you book award stays of five nights or more.

You'll then pay as low as 96,000 Hilton Honors points per night on a five-night stay when you factor in this benefit. Alternatively, you can use a Hilton free-night certificate to book this property on any night that Standard Room Rewards are available.

Paid room rates top out at $828.05 next March when you factor in the service charge, so you'll get a whopping 0.86 cents per Hilton point in value. This is well above TPG's Hilton Honors valuation of 0.6 cents per point.

Here's a look at award space for a five-night stay in February 2023:

(Screenshot courtesy of hilton.com)

And here's award space for a five-night stay in March 2023:

Finally, here's award space for a five-night stay in April 2023:

(Screenshot courtesy of hilton.com)

Act quickly if you're interested in booking the Conrad Bora Bora Nui with points. This award space could be filled at a moment's notice, given the destination's popularity.

Related: How to book a trip to Tahiti using your miles

Bottom line

The Conrad Bora Bora is a bucket list property for many points and miles enthusiasts, and for good reason.

If you've been itching to cash your Hilton points in for a stay, now is the time. There are many dates available in early 2023, with award space available for stays of five nights or more. This means you can even leverage the fifth award night free if you have Hilton elite status.

Feature photo by Clint Henderson/The Points Guy.

Featured photo by (Photo by Clint Henderson/The Points Guy)
Editorial disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

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Why We Chose It

The Marriott Bonvoy Business Amex is a stacked card with a rewards rate that will help you earn bonus points on everyday and business-related purchases. You'll earn 15 elite night credits each calendar year, and receive automatic Gold elite status. Finally, the free night award certificate with a redemption level of 35,000 points or less can get you hundreds of dollars in potential value each year.

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  • 6x points on eligible purchases at hotels participating in the Marriott Bonvoy program
  • 4x points at restaurants worldwide, U.S. gas stations, wireless telephone services purchased directly from U.S. service providers and U.S. shipping
  • 2x points on all other eligible purchases
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  • Must spend $60,000 in a year for second free-night award
  • Limited Time Offer: Earn 100,000 Bonus Marriott Bonvoy Points after spending $4,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months of Card Membership. Offer expires 11/2/22.
  • 6x points at hotels participating in the Marriott Bonvoy® program.
  • 4x points for purchases made at restaurants worldwide, at U.S. gas stations, on wireless telephone services purchased directly from U.S. service providers and on U.S. purchases for shipping.
  • 2x points on all other eligible purchases.
  • Receive a 7% discount off standard rates for reservations of standard guest rooms at hotels that participate in the Marriott Bonvoy program when you book directly. Terms and Conditions Apply.
  • Receive 1 Free Night Award every year after your Card renewal month. Plus, earn an additional Free Night Award after you spend $60K in purchases on your Card in a calendar year. Awards can be used for one night (redemption level at or under 35,000 Marriott Bonvoy® points) at hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy®. Certain hotels have resort fees.
  • Enjoy Complimentary Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite Status with your Card.
  • Terms apply.
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