Hyatt All-Inclusive Resorts with Points

by John Terry | Last Updated:  May 9, 2020

There are many Hyatt all-inclusive resorts that are redeemable with points. In this post, we will cover which not only where you can redeem your points, but also the ways to earn Hyatt points.

Hyatt members have access to a total of 11 all-inclusive properties around the world. Most of these operate under the brands of Zilara and Ziva. However, Hyatt members can also use points and miles to book all-inclusive stays at Miraval and Small Luxury Hotel properties.

There are a couple of things to know from the start.

First, the Ziva (family-friendly) and Zilara (adult-only) properties are located in Mexico, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic. Secondly, Miraval has properties in Arizona, Massachusetts, and Texas. Beware, though, the award rates are just for single occupancy. And finally, the Small Luxury Hotel property – Calala Island – is actually a private island in Nicaragua.

The World of Hyatt program also allows members to book suites using points. With that said, we’ve only listed the prices for standard rooms for single or double occupancy. To add additional adults or children, as well as suite pricing, visit Hyatt’s website here.

Hyatt All-Inclusive Resorts

There are more than ten Hyatt all-inclusive resorts around the World.

Small Luxury Hotel Properties

Hyatt Zilara & Ziva

Miraval Resorts

The Properties

Calala Island

Pearl Cays, Nicaragua | Starting at 40,000 points | Accessible via Managua International Airport

Calala Island is a Small Luxury Hotel property off the coast of Nicaragua. Calling it a hotel is an understatement, though. It’s actually an “ultra all-inclusive” private island.

The island has just four rooms – three junior suites and one master suite. The junior suites are the only rooms bookable with points.

The 11-acre island can house just eight people. Therefore, availability will be tough to come by. But, with high demand comes high prices. Typical cash room rates usually go for more than $2,000 per night. The rate includes accommodations, food, boat/flight transfers from Managua International Airport. The island also has Wi-Fi.

So, when redeeming 40,000 points, you’re getting nearly five cents per point of value!

However, there is one major drawback to this island resort. The open-air rooms do not have air conditioning. I’m not sure you’re going to spend a ton of time in your room, but it’s worth mentioning.

Either way, if you’ve ever wanted to have an island to yourself, this might be the closest you can get!

Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos

San Jose del Cabo, Mexico | Starting at 20,000 points | Accessible via Los Cabos International Airport

This Hyatt all-inclusive resort is adjacent to downtown San Jose del Cabo located on the Sea of Cortes. The hotel boasts nearly 600 rooms and eight restaurants on the property.

While the beach is big, the water is rough with strong currents. The property suggests guests travel three miles to the near-by Palmilla Beach if they want to get into the water. Therefore, if you want to go to the beach to swim in the water, this property probably isn’t the best fit for you.

However, there are three different pools including an adult-only pool and a swim-up bar at the infinity pool with views of the ocean.

Hyatt Ziva Cancun

Cancun, Mexico | Starting at 25,000 points | Accessible via Cancun International Airport

The Hyatt Ziva Cancun is Hyatt’s family-friendly property in Cancun. The resort is located at the northeastern point of the Hotel Zone. The north side of the resort is rocky, while the east side is on an expansive sandy beach.

There are three infinity pools and a pair of hot tubs on the property. Additionally, the Ziva also has kayaks and paddleboards available to guests. There are fifteen restaurants and bars – including two pool-side bars. And unlike the Los Cabos location, the ocean here is swimmable.

The Hyatt Ziva also has an adults-only section called Turquoize with private areas for accommodations, dining, and activities. It’s a more exclusive and boutique opportunity than the Hyatt Zilara Cancun. Although, based on many reviews, it seems like most who have stayed at both this property and the Zilara still prefer the adults-only Hyatt Zilara Cancun.

Hyatt Zilara Cancun

Cancun, Mexico | Starting at 25,000 points | Accessible via Cancun International Airport

The Hyatt Zilara Cancun is one of the more popular Hyatt all-inclusive resorts. This adults-only property is just down the road from the Hyatt Ziva Cancun and has an enormous beachside pool featuring a swim-up bar.

All rooms have ocean views with balconies, some of which even include hammocks. The beach has calm water and free canopy-covered cabanas spread amongst the chairs.

There are six restaurants and five bars spread throughout the resort including an oceanfront restaurant, Pelicanos, that primarily serves seafood.

Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana & Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana

Cap Cana, Dominican Republic | Starting at 25,000 points | Accessible via Punta Cana International Airport

Located on Juanillo Beach, the Hyatt Ziva and Hyatt Zilara in Cap Cana is the newest Hyatt all-inclusive resort. The two adjacent properties span 40 oceanfront acres. They will share a spa and fitness center. Additionally, the properties have tennis courts and even a water park complete with a lazy river.

From the pictures, this looks like a very similar hotel to the Ziva and Zilara property in Jamaica. With nearly 1,000 rooms between the two properties, this is a really large resort. The pools are massive and connect the hotel to the adjacent white-sand beach.

Award bookings will automatically be booked into a king bed junior suite. Based on the room offerings at the hotel, there are junior suites that face the ocean, resort, and garden.

Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico | Starting at 20,000 points | Accessible via Puerto Vallarta International Airport

This Hyatt Ziva is the smallest of the Hyatt all-inclusive resorts. It has a private beach to go along with five different pools including an adults-only pool. There are six restaurants, two of which have amazing views of the western sunset. There are five additional bars throughout the property including a couple of swim-up options.

All of the rooms in both towers face the ocean. Everything above the third floor has a direct view of the ocean. Some of the lower floors are tree obstructed. It’s located 15 minutes south of downtown Puerto Vallarta – just far enough to feel like you’re in the middle of a jungle.

I’ve been here twice, and I didn’t want to leave either time. The private beach is an absolute game-changer.

Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall & Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall

Montego Bay, Jamaica| Starting at 25,000 points | Accessible via Sangster International Airport

The Hyatt Ziva and Zilara Rose Hall are the perfect destinations for both families and adults in the Caribbean. The two properties are adjacent to each other connected by a walking path. All Zilara guests have access to the Ziva, but not the other way around.

I went to the Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall for my honeymoon, so I know a lot about this all-inclusive resort.

The resorts have massive “poolscapes” to go along with small private beaches. The beaches are definitely smaller compared to the other Hyatt all-inclusive resorts. But, the hotel offers free kayaks, boogie boards, and snorkeling gear to enjoy the blue water.

The grounds are stunning with lush green plants and paths meandering through the resort. There’s even a jerk chicken shack located near the beach and pools for a quick bite to eat.

The gym has been recently renovated. It has two floors – one for cross-fit training and the second for more traditional exercise machines.

Miraval Arizona

Tucson, Arizona | Starting at 45,000 points* | Accessible via Tucson International Airport or Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport

*Single occupancy rate. Additional 20,000 points needed for double occupancy

Miraval resorts are all-inclusive resorts focused on solo trips for self-discovery and reflection. Because of this, the award rates of 45,000 points per night are for single occupancy.

Located in Tucson, the all-inclusive rate includes all meals, non-alcoholic beverages, wellbeing, and resort activities. It also includes a shuttle service from Tucson International Airport. Each stay includes a $175 per person nightly credit that can be used toward the spa.

There are many different types of inclusive activities ranging from yoga to meditation to climbing to horseback riding to culinary experiences.

Miraval Austin

Austin, Texas | Starting at 45,000 points* | Accessible via Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

*Single occupancy rate. Additional 20,000 points needed for double occupancy

All of the Miraval resorts have many different activities. There are spas, outdoor ropes courses, yoga, cooking classes and more. As with any of the Miraval properties, this resort includes a nightly resort credit to use toward spa services & private sessions. The rate includes all meals, non-alcoholic beverages, and complimentary shared shuttle service from Austin-Bergstrom Airport.

Guests also have access to unlimited access to daily wellbeing activities and resort amenities.

Miraval Berkshires

Lenox, Massachusetts | Starting at 45,000 points* | Accessible via Bradley International Airport or Albany International Airport

*Single occupancy rate. Additional 20,000 points needed for double occupancy

Miraval Berkshires won’t open until June 2020, but the northeastern resort will feature a golf course. Even though it doesn’t appear to be included in the all-inclusive rate, it’s an added feature that the other properties do not have.

How to earn Hyatt points

The quickest way to earn Hyatt points is through the World of Hyatt credit card. The card’s sign-up bonus is currently at 50,000 points. Cardholders can earn 25,000 points after spending $3,000 on purchases within the first three months and an additional 25,000 points after spending another $3,000 in the first six months. 

The sign-up bonus is good for a two-night at any of Ziva or Zilara properties. And, while the annual fee is $75, it does come with an annual free night at a category 1-4 hotel.

The other way to earn points is by transferring them from Chase. It’s easy to earn Chase Ultimate Rewards with the Chase Trifecta. Points transfer instantly at a 1:1 ratio. I’ve transferred more than 200,000 Ultimate Reward points over the last few years to stay at Hyatt all-inclusive resorts.

Just because you don’t travel a lot and stay at Hyatt’s on a regular basis, doesn’t mean that redeeming points for stays at these all-inclusive resorts isn’t possible!

Other All-Inclusive Brands

Final Thoughts

I’ve visited different Hyatt all-inclusive resorts three times. The trip has been memorable each time.

The service has been amazing each time we’ve been. The food is above average for an all-inclusive. The all-inclusivity also includes room service which is great for breakfast or late-night snacks.

Hyatt all-inclusive resorts can be a great value for redeeming points potentially saving you thousands of dollars for quality time to relax.

All photos from Hyatt, Small Luxury Hotels and Miraval.