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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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fire pit with chairs around it and view of the ocean
Hyatt just opened a tranquil lava-themed resort on Santorini you can book with points
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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.

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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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.

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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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