The zero-cost vacation: 100+ all-inclusive resorts you can book with points

May 28, 2021

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All-inclusive resorts are a great, cost-effective vacation option for families and groups of friends. As the name implies, the rate includes your room and your meals, drinks and activities, allowing for a truly worry-free vacation. Booking these stays with points is especially attractive because it means that your “free” vacation can actually be free. In contrast, the cost of food, drinks and activities can really add up when staying at normal resorts.

While the major hotel programs historically haven’t offered many all-inclusive properties, that’s changed in recent years. In particular, chains like Marriott, Choice and Hyatt have been making moves to add more all-inclusives to their portfolios.

Today, we’re going to take a look at all of the all-inclusive resorts you can book with points, broken down by hotel program.

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Choice Privileges

Emotions All Inclusive Puerto Plata pool
You can book the Emotions All Inclusive Puerto Plata with Choice points. (Photo by JT Genter/The Points Guy)

You can book two primary types of all-inclusive resorts using Choice Privileges points. First of all, there are two Emotions all-inclusive resorts in the Dominican Republic that you can book using Choice points. And, thanks to a relatively new partnership between AMResorts and Choice Privileges, you can also book select AMResorts using Choice points.

In particular, you can use Choice points to book stays at AMResorts hotels in:

  • Mexico.
  • Costa Rica.
  • Panama.
  • Jamaica.
  • Dominican Republic.
  • St. Martin.
  • Curacao.

Related: 13 mistakes to avoid at all-inclusive resorts

You can stay at family-friendly Dreams, Sunscape and Now brands, the adult-oriented Zoetry brand and the adults-only Secrets and Breathless brands. However, note that Choice Privileges only allows you to make award reservations within 100 days.

Lolita restaurant at Emotions All Inclusive Puerto Plata
One of the dinner restaurants at Emotions All Inclusive Puerto Plata. (Photo by JT Genter/The Points Guy)

Additionally, Choice changes the award pricing for each property every few months. As such, it’s possible to get excellent value when paid rates spike. But don’t assume the price you’d pay to stay on points tonight will be what you’d pay for a stay several months later.

For example, even though TPG senior writer Katie Genter stayed at Emotions Puerto Plata for a month in 2019 and paid just 8,000 points per night, this resort now costs 30,000 points per night. However, award night pricing fluctuates greatly at this resort, presumably due to seasonal weather and demand.

Here’s a table with an overview of your options if you want to redeem Choice Privileges points for an all-inclusive stay. The award rates are based on when you stay, not when you book.

Choice Privileges Ascend Hotel Collection all-inclusive resort Location Points per night per double-occupancy room (value of points based on TPG’s valuations)
Emotions All Inclusive Puerto Plata Playa Dorada, Dominican Republic 30,000 through Sept. 15 ($180)
Emotions All Inclusive Juan Dolio Playa Juan Dolio, Dominican Republic 30,000 through Sept. 15 ($180)
Dreams Dominicus La Romana La Romana, Dominican Republic 45,000 through June 30 ($270)

40,000 July 1 through Sept. 15 ($240)

Zoetry Agua Punta Cana Punta Cana, Dominican Republic 50,000 through June 30 ($300)

75,000 July 1 through Sept. 15 ($450)

Dreams Punta Cana Resort & Spa Punta Cana, Dominican Republic 25,000 through June 30 ($150)

35,000 July 1 through Sept. 15 ($210)

Dreams Royal Beach Punta Cana Punta Cana, Dominican Republic 70,000 through June 30 ($420)

55,000 July 1 through Sept. 15 ($330)

Dreams Macao Beach Punta Cana Punta Cana, Dominican Republic 50,000 through June 30 ($300)

60,000 July 1 through Sept. 15 ($360)

Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana Punta Cana, Dominican Republic 25,000 through June 30 ($150)

35,000 July 1 through Sept. 15 ($210)

Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana Punta Cana, Dominican Republic 70,000 through June 30 ($420)

75,000 July 1 through Sept. 15 ($450)

Secrets Cap Cana Resort & Spa Punta Cana, Dominican Republic 45,000 through June 30 ($270)

75,000 July 1 through Sept. 15 ($450)

Breathless Punta Cana Resort & Spa La Altagracia, Dominican Republic 60,000 through June 30 ($360)

55,000 July 1 through Sept. 15 ($330)

Now Onyx Punta Cana La Altagracia, Dominican Republic 55,000 through June 30 ($330)

60,000 July 1 through Sept. 15 ($360)

Now Emerald Cancun Cancun, Mexico 40,000 through June 30 ($240)

35,000 July 1 through Sept. 15 ($210)

Dreams Sands Cancun Resort and Spa Cancun, Mexico 45,000 through June 30 ($270)

40,000 July 1 through Sept. 15 ($240)

Dreams Vista Cancun Resort & Spa Cancun, Mexico 45,000 through June 30 ($270)

95,000 July 1 through Sept. 15 ($570)

Dreams Natura Resort & Spa Cancun, Mexico 60,000 through June 30 ($360)

65,000 July 1 through Sept. 15 ($390)

Secrets The Vine Cancun Cancun, Mexico 70,000 through June 30 ($420)

90,000 July 1 through Sept. 15 ($540)

Breathless Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa Puerto Morelos, Mexico 65,000 through Sept. 15 ($390)
Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya Puerto Morelos, Mexico 90,000 through Sept. 15 ($540)
Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun Puerto Morelos, Mexico 25,000 through June 30 ($150)

45,000 July 1 through Sept. 15 ($270)

Now Jade Riviera Cancun Puerto Morelos, Mexico 50,000 through June 30 ($300)

45,000 July 1 through Sept. 15 ($270)

Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa Puerto Morelos, Mexico 30,000 through June 30 ($180)

70,000 July 1 through Sept. 15 ($420)

Secrets Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa Puerto Morelos, Mexico 60,000 through Sept. 15 ($360)
Zoetry Villa Rolandi Isla Mujeres Cancun Isla Mujeres, Mexico 100,000 through Sept. 15 ($600)
Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun Playa del Carmen, Mexico 100,000 through June 30 ($600)

90,000 July 1 through Sept. 15 ($540)

Sunscape Sabor Cozumel San Miguel, Mexico 35,000 through June 30 ($210)

30,000 July 1 through Sept. 15 ($180)

Secrets Aura Cozumel Cozumel, Mexico 35,000 through June 30 ($210)

55,000 July 1 through Sept. 15 ($330)

Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa Tulum, Mexico 25,000 through June 30 ($150)

65,000 July 1 through Sept. 15 ($390)

Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya Tulum, Mexico 90,000 through June 30 ($540)

85,000 July 1 through Sept. 15 ($510)

Breathless Cabo San Lucas Resort and Spa Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 90,000 through June 30 ($540)

95,000 July 1 through Sept. 15 ($570)

Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort Spa Los Cabos, Mexico 55,000 through June 30 ($330)

60,000 July 1 through Sept. 15 ($360)

Secrets Puerto Los Cabos Golf Spa Resort San Jose del Cabo, Mexico 60,000 through Sept. 15 ($360)
Dreams Acapulco Resort & Spa Acapulco, Mexico 40,000 through June 30 ($240)

55,000 July 1 through Sept. 15 ($330)

Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort & Spa
(bookable for stays on or after Aug. 5)
Puerto Aventuras, Mexico 45,000 through Sept. 15 ($270)
Now Amber Puerto Vallarta Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 60,000 through June 30 ($360)

55,000 July 1 through Sept. 15 ($330)

Secrets Vallarta Bay Puerto Vallarta Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 35,000 through June 30 ($210)

70,000 July 1 through Sept. 15 ($420)

Sunscape Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 35,000 through June 30 ($210)

30,000 July 1 through Sept. 15 ($180)

Dreams Villamagna Nuevo Vallarta Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico 50,000 through June 30 ($300)

55,000 July 1 through Sept. 15 ($330)

Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa Ixtapa, Mexico 35,000 through Sept. 15 ($210)
Sunscape Akumal Beach Resort & Spa Akumal, Mexico 35,000 through June 30 ($210)

30,000 July 1 through Sept. 15 ($180)

Dreams Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort Playa Mujeres, Mexico 80,000 through June 30 ($480)

90,000 July 1 through Sept. 15 ($540)

Secrets Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort Playa Mujeres, Mexico 85,000 through June 30 ($510)

90,000 July 1 through Sept. 15 ($540)

Dreams Huatulco Resort & Spa Huatulco, Mexico 50,000 through June 30 ($300)

55,000 July 1 through Sept. 15 ($330)

Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa Huatulco, Mexico 55,000 through June 30 ($330)

70,000 July 1 through Sept. 15 ($420)

Zoetry Montego Bay Jamaica Montego Bay, Jamaica 100,000 through June 30 ($600)

75,000 July 1 through Sept. 15 ($450)

Secrets St. James Montego Bay Montego Bay, Jamaica 55,000 through June 30 ($330)

85,000 July 1 through Sept. 15 ($510)

Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay Montego Bay, Jamaica 60,000 through June 30 ($360)

95,000 July 1 through Sept. 15 ($570)

Breathless Montego Bay Resort & Spa Montego Bay, Jamaica 70,000 through June 30 ($420)

90,000 July 1 through Sept. 15 ($540)

Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica Playa Arenilla, Costa Rica 65,000 through June 30 ($390)

90,000 July 1 through Sept. 15 ($540)

Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica Playa El Jobo, Costa Rica 60,000 through June 30 ($360)

65,000 July 1 through Sept. 15 ($390)

Dreams Playa Bonita Panama Playa Bonita, Panama 50,000 through June 30 ($300)

35,000 July 1 through Sept. 15 ($210)

Secrets St. Martin Resort & Spa Anse Marcel, St. Martin 55,000 through June 30 ($330)

100,000 July 1 through Sept. 15 ($600)

Sunscape Curacao Resort, Spa & Casino Willemstad, Curacao 45,000 through June 30 ($270)

40,000 July 1 through Sept. 15 ($240)

Dreams Curacao Resort Spa & Casino Willemstad, Curacao 55,000 through June 30 ($330)

50,000 July 1 through Sept. 15 ($300)

At the two Emotions resorts, you can book awards for up to four guests. But the Choice booking engine will not let you book awards for more than two guests per room at most (if not all) AMResorts locations. Especially considering that many of the AMResorts are family-friendly all-inclusive resorts, this cap of two guests per award room doesn’t make much sense.

Boosting your Choice Privileges balance

If you need to earn more Choice Privileges points, you can sign up for the Choice Privileges Visa Signature Card. You could also transfer American Express Membership Rewards points or wait for a sale and buy Choice points. However, it’s also worth considering cash rates before booking, as redeeming Choice points for an all-inclusive stay doesn’t always provide excellent value.

Related: Why all-inclusive resorts are more attractive than ever following the pandemic

Hilton Honors

Hilton Honors offers quite a portfolio of all-inclusive resorts, mostly in the Caribbean and Turkey, with a few scattered across other locations. While Hilton no longer publishes an award chart, standard awards at all-inclusives run from 20,000-95,000 points per night for two adults.

Despite not charging a resort fee at most all-inclusives, Hilton does charge around $65-$75 per night for children aged 6-14 for non-reward stays. Guests who are older than 14 will be registered as adults, which is something to keep in mind as a family.

Doing a quick bit of research through dummy booking on Hilton’s website, an additional child will be another 1,000 points, while an extra adult will be 5,000-10,000 points per night. At hotels that require fewer points, it might make more sense to simply book another room, rather than redeeming points for extra guests.

Related: Hilton Honors guide for award travelers

Hilton all-inclusive resort Location Points per night per standard room (value of points based on TPG’s valuations)
Hilton Playa del Carmen (adults-only resort) Playa del Carmen, Mexico 80,000 ($480)
Hilton Cancun Cancun, Mexico 95,000 ($570)
Hilton Puerto Vallarta Resort Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Typically 46,000-70,000 ($276-$420)
The Yucatan Resort Playa Del Carmen, Tapestry Collection by Hilton Playa del Carmen, Mexico 80,000 ($480)
DoubleTree by Hilton Cote des Arcadins Beach Resort & Spa Hotel Cote des Arcadins, Haiti Coming soon
Hilton La Romana (family resort) La Romana, Dominican Republic Typically 58,000-80,000 ($348-$480)
Hilton La Romana (adults-only resort) La Romana, Dominican Republic Typically 54,000-80,000 ($324-$480)
Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa Montego Bay, Jamaica Typically 48,000-70,000  ($288-$420)
DoubleTree by Hilton Bodrum Isil Club Resort Bodrum, Turkey Typically 35,000-80,000 ($210-$480)
Hilton Dalaman Sarigerme Resort & Spa Mugla, Turkey Typically 68,000-70,000 ($408-$420)
DoubleTree by Hilton Antalya-Kemer Antalya, Turkey Typically 25,000-40,000 ($150-$240)
Hilton Marsa Alam Nubian Resort Marsa Alam, Egypt 20,000 ($120)

Boosting your Hilton balance

There are quite a few ways to earn Hilton points, but the Hilton Honors Card from American Express is currently offering a 130,000-point bonus. You can earn 80,000 Hilton Honors bonus points after spending $1,000 in purchases in the first three months. Plus, you can earn an additional 50,000 points after spending a total of $5,000 in purchases in the first six months. That’s a great way to top off your account balance or just stock up on Hilton points for your next big redemption.

IHG Rewards Club

IHG Rewards Club currently offers only two all-inclusive resorts in the portfolio: the Holiday Inn Resort Ixtapa and the Holiday Inn Resort Montego Bay.

IHG utilizes dynamic pricing, but a night at either resort will typically set you back 40,000 IHG Rewards points plus about $60 in fees (not including children).

Ixtapa

With limited U.S. arrivals and only a daily frequency from United (Houston) and Alaska Airlines (Los Angeles), the Ixtapa property is a little bit more challenging to get to for Americans. The property is located just steps from the beach and some beautiful views. Unlike the Montego Bay property and other IHG all-inclusive resorts in the past, standard award redemptions only cover two adults, with kids 5 and under still free.

Montego Bay

Being located only a few minutes’ drive from the airport offers several advantages. For example, you can skip the rental car and opt for a taxi or the hotel’s private bus service. Though if you choose to drive, they do offer complimentary self-parking. Montego Bay’s 500-room resort is a great option for families, given that the base rate with points includes two adults and two children (12 and under). For children above the age of 12, it will cost $80 per night per child. One cool attraction of the hotel is they offer a “private island” experience only available by wading or swimming across a shallow inlet.

Earning IHG points

Chase is currently offering some great ways to top off your IHG account for your next adventure with the IHG Rewards Club Premier Credit Card, which is currently offering a sign-up bonus of 150,000 points after spending $3,000 on purchases within the first three months of account opening. Considering the card’s very generous fourth night award perk available when you use points to pay for three nights and get the fourth at a bonus, you could get up to 16 award nights at IHG hotels with this one sign-up bonus.

Marriott Bonvoy

Marriott Bonvoy currently has seven all-inclusive resorts that are bookable with points. However, a whopping 19 Blue Diamond Resort properties will be joining the Bonvoy program, along with two more Marriott properties currently under construction. We do not yet know what categories these new properties fall into, but we expect it to be on par with those all-inclusive properties already under the Marriott portfolio.

There is one thing to be aware of when booking Marriott’s all-inclusive properties: Marriott, unlike Hilton, does not waive resort fees. So if you’re looking for a no-cash vacation, unfortunately, you will still have to open your wallet.

Boosting your Marriott Bonvoy Balance

There are quite a few ways to earn Marriott Bonvoy points. You can pick up the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card and earn 100,000 points after using your new card to make $3,000 in purchases within the first three months of account opening. Those points are worth $800 according to TPG valuations, and you choose any of the properties accepting points for your first night free on your stay. You will also earn 15 elite night credits and automatic Silver Elite status.

(Photo by John Gribben for The Points Guy)

Related: How to get Marriott Bonvoy elite status for life

Alternatively, Marriott Bonvoy is also a 1:1 transfer partner of American Express and Chase. American Express offers a 40% transfer bonus if you act fast, meaning a sign-up bonus from a card like The Platinum Card® from American Express can earn you up to 105,000 points if you were to transfer your entire minimum spending bonus.

Marriott all-inclusive resort Location Points per night per standard room (value of points based on TPG’s valuations)
Delta by Marriott Riviera Nayarit Nayarit, Mexico Coming soon
Amar House Cancun, Mexico Coming soon
Royalton Riviera Cancun, Mexico Not on points until late 2021
Hideaway at Royalton Riviera Cancun, Mexico Not on points until late 2021
Planet Hollywood Adults Scene Cancun, Mexico Not on points until late 2021
Royalton Chic Suites Cancun, Mexico Not on points until late 2021
Royalton Antigua Antigua and Barbuda Not on points until late 2021
Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels Fitts Village, Barbados Off-peak: 70,000 ($560)
Standard: 85,000 ($680)
Peak: 100,000 ($800)
Tamarind by Elegant Hotels Paynes Bay, Barbados Off-peak: 70,000 ($560)
Standard: 85,000 ($680)
Peak: 100,000 ($800)
Treasure Beach by Elegant Hotels (adults-only resort) Paynes Bay, Barbados Off-peak: 70,000 ($560)
Standard: 85,000 ($680)
Peak: 100,000 ($800)
The House by Elegant Hotels (adults-only resort) Paynes Bay, Barbados Off-peak: 70,000 ($560)
Standard: 85,000 ($680)
Peak: 100,000 ($800)
Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels Oistins, Barbados Off-peak: 70,000 ($560)
Standard: 85,000 ($680)
Peak: 100,000 ($800)
Waves Hotel & Spa Prospect Bay, Barbados Off-peak: 70,000 ($560)
Standard: 85,000 ($680)
Peak: 100,000 ($800)
Hideaway at Royalton Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Not on points until late 2021
Royalton Bavaro Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Not on points until late 2021
Royalton Chic (adults-only resort) Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Coming soon
Royalton Splash Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Not on points until late 2021
Grand Lido Negril Au Naturel (adults-only resort) Negril, Jamaica Not on points until late 2021
Hideaway at Royalton Negril (adults-only resort) Negril, Jamaica Not on points until late 2021
Royalton Blue Waters Montego Bay, Jamaica Not on points until late 2021
Royalton Negril Negril, Jamaica Not on points until late 2021
Royalton White Sands Montego Bay, Jamaica Not on points until late 2021
Hideaway at Royalton Saint Lucia Smugglers Cove, St. Lucia Coming soon
Royalton Saint Lucia Smugglers Cove, St. Lucia Not on points until late 2021
The Westin Porto de Galinhas Pernambuco, Brazil Coming soon
The Westin Reserva Conchal Conchal, Costa Rica 100,000 ($800)
Planet Hollywood Costa Rica Playa Manzanillo Bahia Culebra Guanacaste Peninsula Papagayo, Costa Rica Not on points until late 2021

Radisson Rewards

Punta Cana coastline
Radisson just opened its first all-inclusive property. (Photo by Preto Perola/Shutterstock.com)

Radisson opened its first all-inclusive resort last year in Punta Cana, and we expect more to come with time. Thankfully, Radisson Rewards has a standard award chart with predictable pricing, and all-inclusive resorts still price in line with standard hotel stays.

Radisson all-inclusive resort Location Points per night for double-occupancy free night (value of points based on TPG’s valuations)
Radisson Blu Resort & Residence, Punta Cana Punta Cana, Dominican Republic 70,000 ($280)

The Radisson Blu Resort in Punta Cana has everything you’d expect from an all-inclusive property. There are multiple cafes and restaurants on-site and different activities to partake in. Think CrossFit, cooking lessons and even live music on some nights. Plus, the rooms are spacious and have sweeping views of the Punta Cana coastline. You only have to pay extra for spa treatments, room service and airport transfers.

You’ll pay 70,000 points per night or mix points and cash to further the value of your points. Just note that the property can often be under $250 per night, so consider saving your points for another redemption if you think you’ll have a higher-value redemption opportunity in the future.

Boosting your Radisson Rewards balance

You can earn Radisson Rewards points by staying at Radisson properties, leveraging its partners or opening a Radisson Rewards credit card. Unfortunately, you cannot transfer credit card points to Radisson at this time. Do note that Radisson Rewards recently went through a set of sweeping changes, so it may look different than the last time you earned or redeemed Radisson points.

Related: Radisson is devaluing its loyalty program — here’s why I’m not worried about it

World of Hyatt

World of Hyatt offers three main types of all-inclusive properties: family-friendly Ziva resorts, adults-only Zilara resorts and wellness-oriented Miraval resorts. They all utilize their own award pricing, separate from the main World of Hyatt award chart.

Ziva and Zilara resorts can be found across Mexico and the Caribbean. All stays include unlimited meals, drinks (including alcoholic beverages), 24-hour room service, entertainment and non-motorized water sports. Award bookings allow for single or double occupancy, so you’ll only need to pay extra if you plan to have a third and fourth guest in your room.

Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall
Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall. (Photo by Benji Stawski/The Points Guy)

Here’s a look at award pricing for these resorts. Note that the rates will change slightly once Hyatt implements peak and off-peak pricing later in 2021. Some awards will be around 15%-16% cheaper or more expensive, depending on the time of year. Also, the Hyatt Ziva Riviera Cancun will be opening soon, though award rates aren’t live yet.

Hyatt all-inclusive resort Standard room points per night (value of points based on TPG’s valuations) Suite points per night (value of points) Additional points per person per night (value of points)
Hyatt Zilara Cancun 25,000 ($425) 40,000 ($680) 12,500 ($213)
Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana 25,000 ($425) 40,000 ($680) 12,500 ($213)
Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall 25,000 ($425) 40,000 ($680) 12,500 ($213)
Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos 20,000 ($340) 32,000 ($544) 10,000 ($170)
Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta 20,000 ($340) 32,000 ($544) 10,000 ($170)
Hyatt Ziva Cancun 25,000 ($425) 40,000 ($680) 12,500 ($213)
Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana 25,000 ($425) 40,000 ($680) 12,500 ($213)
Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall 25,000 ($425) 40,000 ($680) 12,500 ($213)

Related: Everything you need to know about World of Hyatt

Miraval Resorts

Hyatt also offers three different all-inclusive wellness-focused Miraval resorts, all of which are in the U.S. There’s the Miraval Arizona Resort and Spa, the Miraval Austin Resort and Spa and the Miraval Berkshires Resort and Spa. Cash rates at these properties can surpass $1,000 per night in high season, making this a potentially great use of your points.

Rates include meals, ground transportation from the airport and almost all activities. When booking with points, you also get a $175 resort credit per person per night for additional activities, spa treatments, etc.

Miraval Berkshires pool
Miraval Berkshires. (Photo by Chris Dong/The Points Guy)

All Miraval properties follow the same award chart. Just note that these awards can only be booked over the phone at 1-866-792-3395.

Miraval Resorts room type Single occupancy (value of points) Double occupancy (value of points)
Standard room 45,000 ($765) 65,000 ($1,105)
Standard room points + cash 22,500 ($383) + cash 32,500 ($553) + cash
Suite 75,000 ($1,275) 95,000 ($1,615)
Suite points + cash 37,500 ($638) + cash 47,500 ($808) + cash
Premium suite 105,000 ($1,785) 125,000 ($2,125)
Premium suite points + cash 52,500 ($893) + cash 62,500 ($1,063) + cash

Other all-inclusive World of Hyatt options

While Hyatt Ziva, Hyatt Zilara and Miraval are your main options, there are some other all-inclusive resorts you can book with World of Hyatt points as well. For instance, there’s the Alila Ventana Big Sur, bookable for 30,000 points per night. Although Alila isn’t an all-inclusive brand, all stays at this property include meals, snacks, nonalcoholic beverages, select activities and chauffeur service within a 3-mile radius. There’s also the all-inclusive private island resort Calala Island, part of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, which can be booked for 40,000 points per night.

Boosting your World of Hyatt balance

There are also lots of ways to earn World of Hyatt points. For instance, you can currently earn up to 60,000 points by picking up the World of Hyatt Credit Card. You’ll earn 30,000 bonus points after spending $3,000 on purchases within the first three months from account opening. Plus, earn up to 30,000 more bonus points by earning 2 bonus points total per $1 spent on purchases that normally earn 1 bonus point, on up to $15,000 spent in the first six months of account opening.

Alternatively, you can easily transfer points from Chase Ultimate Rewards. If you have a card like the Chase Sapphire Reserve or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card, you could transfer your points to World of Hyatt at a 1:1 ratio.

Related: Why the World of Hyatt credit card is great for family travelers

Wyndham Rewards

Playa Del Carmen Beach, Mayan Riviera Hotels near Cancun, Mexico
Playa del Carmen, Mexico. (Photo by YinYang/Getty Images)

Finally, you can redeem Wyndham Rewards points to book eight all-inclusive hotels. Six of these hotels are family-friendly Viva Wyndham properties, while two are adults-only Viva Wyndham V properties.

Wyndham uses a three-tier award chart, with Go Free award nights costing 7,500 points, 15,000 points or 30,000 points per bedroom. Here’s a quick look at the eight Wyndham Viva and V properties you can book with Wyndham points:

Wyndham all-inclusive resort Location Points per night for double-occupancy Go Free award
Viva Wyndham Maya Playa del Carmen, Mexico 30,000 ($330)
Viva Wyndham Azteca Playa del Carmen, Mexico 30,000 ($330)
Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach La Romana, Dominican Republic 30,000 ($330)
Viva Wyndham Dominicus Palace La Romana, Dominican Republic 30,000 ($330)
Viva Wyndham Tangerine Cabarete, Dominican Republic 15,000 ($165)
Viva Wyndham V Heavens Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic 15,000 ($165)
Viva Wyndham V Samana Bahia de Coson, Dominican Republic 30,000 ($330)
Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach Freeport, Bahamas 30,000 ($330)

When booking, the Wyndham website notes the following for each Wyndham Viva and V resort:

go free® award nights … are valid for meals, beverages, and other resort amenities for up to two guests. If you have more than two guests staying in your room, additional resort fees will apply. Please contact Wyndham Rewards Member Services at 866-996-7937 for details on additional fees.

So, if you plan to have more than two guests in your room, call ahead to see how much the additional fees will cost you per night.

You can also book Go Fast awards that allow you to pay a mixture of points and cash. For Viva and V properties, you’ll need to pay 3,000 or 6,000 points per night plus some amount of cash. And the cash copay varies based on current cash rates and the number of guests staying in the room. But Go Fast awards seemingly let you escape extra guest fees if you want a third or fourth guest to stay in your room.

Additionally, some other Wyndham hotels, including the Wyndham Reef Resort Grand Cayman and Wyndham Candelero Beach Resort, offer all-inclusive and room-only rates. However, it doesn’t seem like you can book an all-inclusive rate with points. But you may be able to add any all-inclusive package to an award stay by calling or asking at check-in.

Boosting your Wyndham Rewards balance

If you need to earn more Wyndham Rewards points to make a redemption, you may want to sign up for a Wyndham Rewards credit card or transfer Capital One miles at a 1:1 ratio. Alternatively, you could buy Wyndham points next time there’s a sale. Finally, remember that you can use Wyndham’s partnership with Caesars Rewards to extend expiring Wyndham points.

Related: 14 best Wyndham properties to book with points

Bottom line

While some have more than others, all major hotel programs have all-inclusive resorts you can book with points. Most all-inclusives are in the Caribbean and Mexico, but you can also find them in the U.S. and elsewhere in the world.

If you’re planning on booking your vacation using credit card points, keep in mind that transferring those points to a hotel program isn’t always your best option. It sometimes may be cheaper to book an all-inclusive resort directly through your credit card travel portal. Plus, this way, you can book resorts that don’t participate in one of the major hotel programs.

Reporting by Benji Stawski, Katie Genter, Andrew Kunesh and Ryan Patterson.

Featured photo of the Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall by Benji Stawski/The Points Guy.

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Regular APR
15.99%-22.99% Variable
Annual Fee
$95
Balance Transfer Fee
Either $5 or 5% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater.
Recommended Credit
Excellent/Good

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