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Hyatt just opened a tranquil lava-themed resort on Santorini you can book with points

Aug. 11, 2022
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World of Hyatt loyalists have a great reason to celebrate: a new points property in Greek isles, specifically on the dreamy island of Santorini.

This week, the Magma Resort Santorini, part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt, a collection of independent “one-of-a-kind” hotels opened its doors to guests for the first time.

While there is a Small Luxury Hotels property on Santorini that can be booked with World of Hyatt Points, Magma is the first true Hyatt resort on the island.

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The new resort is located on “the tranquil side of Santorini” in Vourvoulos where guests can enjoy panoramic views of the Aegean Sea from the town’s lava-made slopes. The resort is a quick 15-minute ride from the airport and close to popular areas like Fira and Oia, as well as stunning lava sand beaches.

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(Photo courtesy of Hyatt)

The resort's design is centered around the area’s lava-made and stone elements that together make the place feel like a “reimagined traditional Cycladic dwelling.” The region’s black volcanic stones are key, and the resort is inspired by the terraced land used for winemaking and pezoules, the traditional dwellings found in the area.

It features 59 guest rooms and 24 suites, and each accommodation offers views of the Aegean Sea and Anafi Island. Also, 46 of the accommodations feature private pools or hot tubs perfect for soaking in while soaking up the beauty of Santorini.

For food, Magma by Spondi from chef Arnaud Bignon offers fine dining that embraces seasonal ingredients and local agriculture, as well as wine pairing options from a curated selection of vino from the island. Indoor and outdoor seating options are available, but the views from the restaurant’s terrace overlooking the sea are really the main dish here.

A well-equipped wellness center and subterranean spa (the largest on the island), inspired by Santorini’s cave homes, give guests the chance to find their inner peace while in Santorini with the help of a variety of treatments on offer. An absolutely stunning infinity pool with beautiful sea views and lounge areas is available to guests, too.

(Photo courtesy of Hyatt)

Resort staff can help arrange a ton of fun activities outside the gates of the property, including wine tours, volcano and hot spring tours, catamaran and boat trips, horseback riding, scuba lessons and more.

There are even meeting and event spaces for weddings or special events surrounded by the beauty of Santorini.

How to book

Magma Resort Santorini is a Category 7 World of Hyatt property meaning award nights here range from 25,000 to 35,000 points per night, depending on peak- and off-peak pricing. Cash rates through the busy summer months start around $690 but can be upwards of $900 on select dates.

You could snag standard award nights at this exciting new resort by applying for the World of Hyatt Credit Card which is currently offering 30,000 bonus points after you spend $3,000 on purchases in your first three months from opening your account. You could also receive up to 30,000 more bonus points by earning two points total per $1 spent in the first six months from account opening on purchases that normally earn one point, up to $15,000.

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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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3XEarn 3 Points per $1 spent at Gas Stations, Air Travel and Hotels
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    For a limited time, earn 80,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after you spend $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening

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Why We Chose It

The Citi Premier’s 3 points per dollar spent across a wide range of popular categories is one of the more lucrative offerings in the world of points and miles. The Citi Premier comes with a $95 annual fee and is currently offering a solid sign up bonus of 80,000 points after you spend $4,000 on purchases within the first three months. It also has some valuable transfer partners to make the most of your rewards. Add in access to Citi Entertainment plus a $100 hotel credit for any single-stay hotel booking that exceeds $500 or more, excluding taxes and fees, booked through the Citi travel website, there are few reasons why the Citi Premier should not be in every traveler’s wallet.

Pros

  • Earns 3x points on restaurants, supermarkets, gas stations, air travel and hotels.
  • $100 annual hotel savings benefit (on single hotel stay bookings of $500 or more, excluding taxes and fees, booked through thankyou.com)
  • Points transfer to 16 airline programs, from JetBlue to Virgin Atlantic.
  • World Elite Mastercard benefits, extended warranty, damage and theft protection.

Cons

  • $95 annual fee
  • Lacks travel protections that other travel rewards cards come with
  • For a limited time, earn 80,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after you spend $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening
  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Restaurants and Supermarkets
  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Gas Stations, Air Travel and Hotels
  • Earn 1 Point per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Annual Hotel Savings Benefit
  • 80,000 Points are redeemable for $800 in gift cards when redeemed at thankyou.com
  • No expiration and no limit to the amount of points you can earn with this card
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees on purchases