Best World of Hyatt Hotels in the Caribbean
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World of Hyatt members dreaming of an escape in the Caribbean region will find lots of exciting properties where they can earn or redeem their points.
The hotel's award chart makes it easy to see how many points you need for your trip, with hotels and resorts organized by category. World of Hyatt’s all-inclusive properties use a separate award chart; although different, its standard base rates prove helpful in guiding a points budget. Plus, when you redeem World of Hyatt points at a participating hotel, resort fees are waived.
Here are eight Hyatt hotels in the Caribbean worth visiting if you want to earn or redeem World of Hyatt points during your next island getaway.
8 Best Hyatt hotels in the Caribbean
1. Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana/Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana, Dominican Republic
Hyatt Ziva, the family-friendly all-inclusive brand from Hyatt, and adults-only, all-inclusive sibling Hyatt Zilara are exceptional properties in the Cap Cana region of the Dominican Republic. The hotels sit side by side along Juanillo Beach. Guests 18 and older can use the facilities at either property, while Hyatt Ziva guests under 18 can use only the family-focused side.
Guests can enjoy infinity pools with swim-up bars, a waterpark with waterslides and a lazy river, and 25 restaurants and bars between the two properties. Activities at both resorts include nonmotorized watersports, poolside cabanas, cooking classes and live entertainment.
A standard rate standard room at either property starts at 35,000 points per night for up to two people. A third and fourth person each require an additional 17,000 points.
2. Park Hyatt St. Kitts Christophe Harbour, St. Kitts
Overlooking the Caribbean Sea, the beachfront Park Hyatt St. Kitts Christophe Harbour offers two swimming pools (one is adults only), a spa with yoga and meditation classes, and accommodations that include suites with private plunge pools and patios. Camp Hyatt entertains kids while parents enjoy the numerous dining options or the spa facilities.
At this World of Hyatt Category 7 property, standard rooms start at 25,000 points.
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3. Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall/Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall, Jamaica
Both all-inclusive, the adult-focused Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall and the family-friendly Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall resorts share a beachfront position with plentiful dining options. Drinks and food are included, so there is no need to sign a bill at every turn. Guests over 18 can use the facilities at either property, while Hyatt Ziva guests under 18 can use only the family-focused side. Activities include nonmotorized watersports, live entertainment and lagoon-style swimming pools.
A standard room at either property starts at 25,000 points per night for up to two people. A third and fourth person each require an additional 13,000 points.
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4. Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa and Casino, Aruba
Located along Palm Beach, the Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa and Casino offers not only beautiful views but also an enormous swimming pool with waterslide, on-site shopping and dining, an impressive spa and a popular casino. Globalist members and those redeeming World of Hyatt points for Regency Club access can enjoy a private lounge with outdoor seating for complimentary breakfast and evening hors d'oeuvres.
This is a Category 7 property, so a redemption night starts at 25,000 points.
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5. Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico
Popular with families for its beachfront location and beautiful pool, the Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Puerto Rico has a variety of dining, including teppanyaki, sushi, a Caribbean option and a steakhouse. The resort’s championship golf course is also the host venue for the annual PGA Tour’s Puerto Rico Open (along with 17 other courses on the island).
The Category 5 property offers nights starting at 17,000 points.
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6. Grand Hyatt Baha Mar, Bahamas
This enormous property is part of a larger complex including a Rosewood and SLS resort plus a casino. Guests of the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar have access to more than 40 dining options with flavors spanning the globe. This includes the newest restaurant, Marcus at Baha Mar Fish + Chop House, with its menu designed by well-regarded chef Marcus Samuelsson. Other activities include nonmotorized watersports, a new oceanfront waterpark and a pool with a swim-up aquarium.
This is a World of Hyatt Category 6 property, which means a one-night stay in a standard room starts at 21,000 points.
» Learn more: Review: Grand Hyatt Baha Mar in Nassau, Bahamas
7. Point Grace Resort and Spa, Turks and Caicos
If you're thinking of an all-inclusive Hyatt in the Turks and Caicos, you're in luck. A Small Luxury Hotels of the World property, the Point Grace Resort and Spa is located along famed Grace Bay and offers suites ranging from one to four bedrooms. Each features traditional decor, like four-poster beds and full kitchens. Guests can enjoy a swimming pool, nonmotorized watersport options and treatments from the spa menu.
This is a Category 8 World of Hyatt property, so a night in a standard accommodation starts at 35,000 points.
8. The Liming Bequia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
There aren’t a lot of hotels where travelers can redeem points in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, but World of Hyatt members are among the lucky ones. The Liming Bequia, part of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, can be booked starting at 25,000 Hyatt points per night.
Elegant villas offering one to five bedrooms and private pools assure luxury and privacy at this Category 7 World of Hyatt property. Some villas even have outdoor showers, hot tubs and kitchens.
How to earn World of Hyatt points
If you're short on World of Hyatt points, you can earn them even without traveling. The World of Hyatt Credit Card and the World of Hyatt Business Credit Card allow cardholders to earn up to 9 points per dollar on Hyatt stays, 2 points per dollar in your top three eligible spend categories each quarter through Dec. 31, 2023, then your top two categories each quarter. Plus 2 points per dollar on gym and fitness club memberships.
Both cards also provide automatic Discoverist elite status in World of Hyatt, plus one free night each year at any Category 1 through 4 Hyatt hotel or resort. The World of Hyatt Credit Card also provides bonus elite qualifying credits to get you to the next level of elite status each year, while the World of Hyatt Business Credit Card offers this benefit upon meeting a specific spending requirement. Elite status gets you bonus points on stays and possible room upgrades.
If you have Chase Ultimate Rewards® points, you can transfer them to your World of Hyatt account. Many credit cards earn Chase Ultimate Rewards® points, including the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve® and the $0-annual-fee Chase Freedom Flex℠.
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If you’re dreaming of Hyatt properties in the Caribbean …
Whether planning your honeymoon or a bucket list vacation, Hyatt loyalists are spoiled for choice in this island region. World of Hyatt properties across the Caribbean region offer standard, all-inclusive, adults-only and family packages alike. For any traveler interested in a tropical escape where they can spend — or earn — some points along the way, checking out these Hyatt hotels and resorts could be a great place to start planning.
How to maximize your rewards
You want a travel credit card that prioritizes what’s important to you. Here are our picks for the best travel credit cards of 2023, including those best for:
Flexibility, point transfers and a large bonus: Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card
No annual fee: Bank of America® Travel Rewards credit card
Flat-rate travel rewards: Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card
Bonus travel rewards and high-end perks: Chase Sapphire Reserve®
Luxury perks: The Platinum Card® from American Express
Business travelers: Ink Business Preferred® Credit Card