All Inclusive Resorts to Book with Points

130 All Inclusive Resorts With Points: Ultimate Guide with Map

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Booking all inclusive resorts with points is one of my favorite uses for my hotel points since it makes the vacation even closer to free. It is also a great vacation for families who want to stick to a budget because besides food and drink being included, activities and entertainment are usually included. And an added bonus for parents: free childcare in a Kids Club!

Our family has stayed eight times at all-inclusive resorts using points. Our favorite spot is the Hyatt Ziva Cancun, where we’ve visited 4 times. We love the ceviche, the beach, the pools, and the entertainment!

Check out the map below of all the all inclusive resorts you can book with major hotel loyalty programs, as well as how to earn the points to book.

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    Which hotel program is best for all inclusive resorts?

    Hyatt is the best overall hotel loyalty program for booking all inclusive stays with points. It has the largest number of all inclusive resorts you can book with points with nearly 100 properties currently bookable and more being added. Hyatt points are fairly easy to earn due to options with Hyatt branded cards from Chase, as well as the option to transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards from a card like the Chase Sapphire Preferred to your Hyatt account.

    If you book a Category A property at off-peak rates (like we did when we visited the Dreams Palm Beach property in Punta Cana), it can cost as little as 12,000 Hyatt points per night.

    Hyatt isn’t the only option — you can also book all-inclusive stays with Hilton, Marriott, Choice, IHG Hotels & Resorts, and Wyndham.

    130 All Inclusive Resorts With Points
    Our favorite restaurant at the Hyatt Ziva Cancun is Habanero’s where you can enjoy ceviche right on the beach while your kids play nearby.

    Map: All inclusive resorts bookable with points

    This map is best viewed full screen from a computer.

    Click the [ ] in the top right corner to view in another window.

    You will then be able to sort by hotel chain. Hyatt hotels have been divided according to pricing categories. Click on a property to see details.

    130 All Inclusive Resorts With Points

    If you have a stayed at a property and have notes to add, please leave them in the comments and I will update the map.

    Booking Tips

    Booking tips are noted for each individual property. In general, if you’re booking for a family, I suggest searching for 2 adults. Some of the properties will not allow you to book 2 adults and 2 children into a room while paying with points (even if occupancy allows this).

    If the cost to add children to a room is known, it is noted on the map at each resort. If you’ve stayed at a resort and know the fee to add a child, let me know in the comments.

    130 All Inclusive Resorts With Points

    If you book for 2 adults at Hyatt properties, you can add kids to the reservation later. If you call Hyatt reservations or message them on Twitter, the agents can amend your booking. They should give you the option to pay points to add your kids to the reservation. We often find a better value in paying cash for the kids when we arrive at the hotel.

    For best availability, book up to a year in advance. Also check frequently for available rooms. In my experience, some of the Hyatt Ziva properties will have no rooms available on points and then a few weeks later may open up for many dates. So keep checking if what you are looking for is unavailable.

    Learn about a hotel program

      How to earn Hyatt points

      The way to earn Hyatt points the quickest is by opening a card that earns Hyatt points or Chase Ultimate Rewards point. Chase Ultimate Rewards transfer to Hyatt at a ratio of 1:1. This means if you transfer 1,000 Ultimate Rewards points you will have 1,000 Hyatt points.

      Keep in mind the Chase 5/24 rule if you want to apply.

      130 All Inclusive Resorts With Points
      We were the first guests to stay at Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana after it was added to the World of Hyatt program and the management staff greeted us with drinks! Off peak rates costs just 12,000 points per night. We paid $65 per kid per night to add the kids as well.

      Personal Cards for Hyatt Points

      The Chase Sapphire Preferred typically has a sign up bonus of 60,000 points after you spend $4,000 in 3 months. The most recent higher bonus was 80,000 points in spring 2022.

      The World of Hyatt card hasn’t seen a different bonus in years. It’s not a great offer but a good option for opening if you like Hyatt.

      Even better, both cards have referral bonuses! If you open one, you can then refer a friend (or a spouse!) to the same card. They will earn their own bonus and you’ll get a referral bonus.

      If you apply using one of my affiliate links, I love to hear from you and say thanks to you personally for supporting my business, so send me an email or DM on Instagram.

      Chase Sapphire Preferred
      Chase Sapphire Preferred – Learn how to apply
      • $95 annual fee
      • Ultimate Rewards points can be transferred to a variety of partners like Southwest, Hyatt, United, and more!
      • You can also redeem points through the Chase Travel Portal. 50,000 points = $625 of travel

      World of Hyatt card
      World of Hyatt – Learn how to apply
      • $95 annual fee
      • 30,000 Bonus Points after you spend $3,000 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening
      • Provides 1 free night certificate every year on account anniversary (up to a category 4 hotel)
      • If you spend $15,000 per year on the card you will earn an additional free night certificate

      Chase Freedom Flex
      Chase Freedom Flex – $200 bonus + earn 9x on gas!
      • $0 annual fee
      • Includes cell phone protection if you pay your bill with the card
      • Rotating categories earn 5x total points each quarter
      • Current promotional also offers 5x on gas (up to $6,000 in first year)
      • From July 1-Sept 30, 2022–you earn a total of 9 points per dollar on gas between the sign up promo and the quarterly bonus (up to $1,500 of gas)
      • If you have a Sapphire card, you can transfer the Freedom points to the Sapphire card to get all the airline and hotel transfer benefits!

      Business Cards for Hyatt Points

      Chase offers very similar cards in business versions as it does in personal versions. Similar to the personal cards, you could refer a spouse or a friend to the card once you have it.

      World of Hyatt Business Credit Card – Learn how to apply
      • Limited Time offer: Apply by 10/6/22 and get the card to receive 2 Tier-Qualifying Night Credits for each night you stay from 8/23/22 through 12/31/22.
      • Earn 60,000 points after spending $5,000 on purchases within the first three months from account opening
      • $199 annual fee
      • Up to $100 Statement Credit
      • 10% Redemption Bonus after you spend $50,000 in a calendar year on this card
      • For every $10,000 in spend on this card, you’ll earn 5 elite night credits towards earning Hyatt status
      • 2 Bonus Points per $1 spent in your top three spend categories each quarter through 12/31/23

      Chase Ink Business Preferred® – Learn how to apply
      • $95 annual fee
      • Earn 100,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards Points after you spend $15,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening
      • Earn 3 points per $1 on the first $150,000 spent in combined purchases on travel, shipping purchases, Internet, cable and phone services

      Chase Ink Business Cash
      Chase Ink Business Cash® – Learn how to apply
      • $0 annual fee
      • Earn $750 (75,000 points) after you spend $7,500 in 3 months
      • If you have a Sapphire card, you can transfer the Ink points to the Sapphire card to get all the airline and hotel transfer benefits!
      • Earn 5% cash back on the first $25,000 spent in combined purchases at office supply stores and on internet, cable and phone services eacInh account anniversary year.

      Chase Ink Business Unlimited® – Learn how to apply
      • $0 annual fee
      • Earn $750 after (75,000 points) after you spend $7,500 in 3 months
      • If you have a Sapphire card, you can transfer the Ink points to the Sapphire card to get all the airline and hotel transfer benefits!
      • Earn unlimited 1.5% Cash Back rewards on every purchase

      How to earn Marriott Points

      The way to earn Marriott points the quickest is by opening a card that earns Marriott points. You can also transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards or American Express Membership Rewards to Marriott. Keep in mind that can be a good use if you need a few more points for a redemption, but otherwise not often a great value.

      Marriott does offer a 5th night free when you book with points. Your cheapest night out of five consecutive nights will be free.

      Keep in mind the Chase 5/24 rule if you want to apply. And read the terms carefully before you apply. Essentially if you have any Marriott card from Chase you won’t be able to get the bonus on a Marriott card from American Express and vice versa.

      130 All Inclusive Resorts With Points
      Rooms at Planet Hollywood Costa Rica can be booked for as little as 52,000 Marriott points per night for double occupancy. Kids are charged an additional $73 per child per night.

      Personal Cards for Marriott Points

      Marriott card offers can vary widely throughout the year. There are also strict rules that will prohibit you from earning a bonus on a Marriott card from Chase and American Express — read the terms of the card offers to confirm that you qualify.

      The Boundless card from Chase often offers 3 free night certificates worth up to 50,000 points each as a sign up bonus. These can be “topped off” with up to 15,000 additional points. Some of the all-inclusives would be bookable with these certificates. But keep in mind that these certificates expire one year after you receive them. This card has also occasionally offered 5 free night certificates as a sign up bonus.

      Marriott Bonvoy Boundless card
      Chase Marriott Bonvoy Boundless®
      • $95 annual fee
      • Earn 3 free nights (each valued up to 50,000 point) after you spend $3,000 on purchases in your first 3 months from your account opening
      • 1 Free Night Award annually after your Card account anniversary (up to 35k)
      • Earns 6 points per $1 at Bonvoy (Starwood / Marriott) properties and 2 points per $1 on everything else.
      • After holding this card for 1 year, you can upgrade to the Ritz Carlton card, which is one option for families to get airport lounge access.

      Chase Marriott Bonvoy Bold
      Chase Marriott Bonvoy Bold 
      • No annual fee (Terms Apply)
      • 15 Elite night credits each calendar year

      Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant Amex Card
      Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant American Express Card (see current offers here)
      • $450 annual fee (Terms Apply | Rates and Fees)
      • Earn 75,000 Marriott Bonvoy bonus points and 1 Free Night Award after you use your new Card to make $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months.
      • $300 annual Marriott travel credit: Effective 9/22/22, the $300 Marriott Bonvoy statement credit benefit will no longer be available. It will be replaced with a NEW benefit of up to $300 in statement credits per calendar year (up to $25 per month) for eligible purchases at restaurants worldwide.
      • Priority Pass airport lounge access for cardholder + 2 guests (enrollment required)
      • 1 Free Night Award annually after your Card account anniversary (up to 50k)

      Business card for Marriott Points

      Offers vary throughout the year — if possible, apply when the offer is at least 100,000 points.

      Marriott Bonvoy Business Card
      American Express® Marriott Bonvoy® Business card
      • $125 annual fee (Terms Apply | Rates and Fees)
      • Earn 75,000 bonus Marriott Bonvoy points after you use your new Card to make $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of Card Membership.
      • Provides 1 free night certificate every year on account anniversary (at a hotel up to 35k points)


      How to earn Hilton Points

      The way to earn Hilton points for all inclusive resorts the quickest is by opening a card that earns Hilton points. You can also transfer American Express Membership Rewards to Hilton. Keep in mind that can be a good use if you need a few more points for a redemption, but otherwise not often a great value.

      Hilton does offer a 5th night free when you book 5 consecutive nights with points.

      Keep in mind the Chase 5/24 rule if you want to apply.

      130 All Inclusive Resorts With Points
      This hotel in Tulum costs 90,000 points per night.

      Personal Cards for Hilton Points

      Hilton Honors Amex Surpass Card
      Hilton Honors American Express Surpass® Card – 130,000 points
      • $0 intro annual fee first year, then $95 annual fee
      • Earn 130,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points after you spend $2,000 in purchases on the Card in the first 3 months of Card Membership.
      • 12x points for spend directly at Hilton hotels and resorts
      • 6x points for spending on gas and groceries
      • Complimentary Gold status (enrollment required)
      • 10 Priority Pass visits per year (enrollment required)

      Hilton Honors Amex Card no annual fee
      Hilton Honors American Express Card – learn more
      • Earn 100,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points after you spend $1,000 in purchases on the Card in the first 3 months of Card Membership. Plus, you can earn up to $100 in Statement Credits on eligible purchases made on the Card at any of the Hilton family hotels in the first 12 months of Membership.
      • No annual fee (Terms Apply. | Rates & Fees.)
      • Earn 7X Hilton Honors Bonus Points for each dollar of eligible purchases charged directly with hotels and resorts within the Hilton portfolio.
      • Earn 5X Hilton Honors Bonus Points for each dollar of eligible purchases at U.S. restaurants, U.S. supermarkets, and U.S. gas stations.
      • Earn 3X Hilton Honors Bonus Points for all other eligible purchases on your Card.

      Business Cards for Hilton Points

      Hilton Honors Amex Business Card
      The Hilton Honors American Express Business Card – learn more
      • $95 annual fee (Terms Apply | Rates and Fees)
      • Earn 130,000 Hilton Honors bonus points after you spend $3,000 in purchases on the Hilton Honors Business Card in the first 3 months of Card Membership.
      • Complimentary Gold status (enrollment required)
      • 10 Priority Pass visits per year
      • Earn 12X at hotels & resorts in the Hilton portfolio. 
      • Earn 6X on U.S. gas stations, on U.S. purchases for shipping, on wireless telephone services purchased directly from U.S. service providers, on flights booked directly with airlines or with Amex Travel, on car rentals booked directly from select car rental companies, and at U.S. restaurants. 
      • Earn 3X on all other eligible purchases.


      How to earn Wyndham Points

      The way to earn Wyndham points the quickest for all inclusive resorts is by opening a card that earns Wyndham points or transferring from a card that earns Venture miles or Citi Thank You points.

      Keep in mind the Chase 5/24 rule if you want to apply.

      Personal Cards to Earn Wyndham Points

      Citi Premier Offer
      Citi Premier®: Limited time 80,000 point offer
      • $95 annual fee
      • Earn 80,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after you spend $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening.
      • Thank You Points can be transferred to a variety of partners like Jet Blue, Avianca, Turkish Airways, Choice and more. Points double when transferred to Choice!
      • You can also redeem points through the Citi Travel Portal. 50,000 points = $625 of travel BUT prices seem a bit inflated vs. directly booking with hotels
      • See my full guide to the card here

      Capital One Venture card
      Capital One® Venture Rewards – Limited time 75,000 mile offer
      • $95 annual fee
      • Earn 75,000 bonus miles when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening, equal to $750 in travel
      • Miles can be redeemed to erase any travel purchase. 50,000 miles = $500
      • Can be transferred to a variety of partners like Jet Blue, Wyndham, Avianca, Turkish Airways and more
      • Also worth considering the Venture X which has more benefits and the same offer.


      Capital One Venture X
      Capital One® Venture X : Earn 75,000 bonus miles
      • $395 annual fee
      • Earn 75,000 bonus miles when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening, equal to $750 in travel
      • $300 annual travel credit when booking through Capital One’s portal
      • 10,000 points every year on account anniversary (worth at least $100)
      • Easy airport lounge access for your whole family
      • Miles can be redeemed to erase any travel purchase. 50,000 miles = $500
      • Can be transferred to a variety of partners like Jet Blue, Wyndham, Avianca, Turkish Airways and more.
      • Get our downloadable checklist here so you can max your benefits

      Business cards to earn Wyndham Points

      Wyndham Rewards Earner® Business Card – 75,000 points (non affiliate link)
      • $95 annual fee
      • Earn 15,000 bonus points on account anniversary
      • 8 points per dollar on gas
      • Automatic Diamond status which gives free upgrades
      • Status match to Caesar’s Diamond for a free 5 night stay at Atlantis Bahamas
      • Great for booking vacation rental homes.

      How to earn Choice points

      The way to earn Choice points for all inclusive resorts the quickest is by opening a card that earns Choice points or transferring from a card that earns Venture miles or Citi Thank You points. Citi Thank You points offer the best value as they transfer 1:2. This means that 1,000 Thank You points becomes 2,000 Choice points.

      Keep in mind the Chase 5/24 rule if you want to apply.

      Personal cards to earn Choice points

      Citi Premier Offer
      Citi Premier®: Limited time 80,000 point offer
      • $95 annual fee
      • Earn 80,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after you spend $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening.
      • Thank You Points can be transferred to a variety of partners like Jet Blue, Avianca, Turkish Airways, Choice and more. Points double when transferred to Choice!
      • You can also redeem points through the Citi Travel Portal. 50,000 points = $625 of travel BUT prices seem a bit inflated vs. directly booking with hotels
      • See my full guide to the card here

      Capital One Venture X
      Capital One® Venture X : Earn 75,000 bonus miles
      • $395 annual fee
      • Earn 75,000 bonus miles when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening, equal to $750 in travel
      • $300 annual travel credit when booking through Capital One’s portal
      • 10,000 points every year on account anniversary (worth at least $100)
      • Easy airport lounge access for your whole family
      • Miles can be redeemed to erase any travel purchase. 50,000 miles = $500
      • Can be transferred to a variety of partners like Jet Blue, Wyndham, Avianca, Turkish Airways and more.
      • Get our downloadable checklist here so you can max your benefits

      Capital One Venture card
      Capital One® Venture Rewards – Limited time 75,000 mile offer
      • $95 annual fee
      • Earn 75,000 bonus miles when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening, equal to $750 in travel
      • Miles can be redeemed to erase any travel purchase. 50,000 miles = $500
      • Can be transferred to a variety of partners like Jet Blue, Wyndham, Avianca, Turkish Airways and more
      • Also worth considering the Venture X which has more benefits and the same offer.


      How to earn IHG One Rewards points

      The way to earn IHG points the quickest is by opening a card that earns IHG points. You can also transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards. Keep in mind that can be a good use if you need a few more points for a redemption, but otherwise not often a great value.

      IHG does offer a 4th night free when you book with points and hold an IHG Premier card. Your fourth night out of four consecutive nights will be free.

      Keep in mind the Chase 5/24 rule if you want to apply.

      130 All Inclusive Resorts With Points
      We have stayed at this property in Jamaica twice. Two kids 12 and under stay free which makes it easy to afford with points! Standard rates are 50,000 points per night and if you hold the IHG Premier card, your 4th night will be free.

      Personal Cards for IHG Points

      IHG® One Rewards Premier Credit Card – 140,000 points + free night
      • $99 annual fee
      • Earn 140,000 bonus points + 1 free night after spending $3,000 on purchases within the first three months of account opening
      • Reward Night after each account anniversary year at eligible IHG hotels worldwide (worth 40,000 points)
      • 4th night free when you redeem points for any stay of 4 or more nights
      • Earn up to 26 points total per $1 spent when you stay at an IHG hotel
      • Earn 5 points per $1 spent on purchases on travel, gas stations, and restaurants. Earn 3 point per $1 spent on all other purchases
      • Platinum Elite status as long as you remain a Premier card member
      • Global Entry or TSA PreCheck Fee Credit of up to $100 every 4 years as reimbursement for the application fee charged to your card
      • $50 in United TravelBank cash each calendar year

      Business cards for IHG Points

      IHG® One Rewards Premier Business Credit Card – 140,000 points
      • $99 annual fee
      • Earn 140,000 bonus points after spending $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening
      • Reward Night after each account anniversary year at eligible IHG hotels worldwide (worth 40,000 points)
      • 4th night free when you redeem points for any stay of 4 or more nights
      • Earn 10 points total per $1 spent when you stay at an IHG hotel
      • Earn 5 points per $1 spent on purchases on travel, hotels (non-IHG), gas stations, dining, social media and search engine advertising, and office supply stores.
      • Earn 3 points per $1 spent on all other purchases
      • Platinum Elite status as long as you remain a Premier card member
      • Global Entry or TSA PreCheck Fee Credit of up to $100 every 4 years as reimbursement for the application fee charged to your card

      2 thoughts on “130 All Inclusive Resorts With Points: Ultimate Guide with Map”

      1. Some standard rooms with 2 Queen beds only list an occupancy = 3, will they allow 4 with 2/adult + 2/kids?
        Any experience booking Hilton all inclusive with 2 adults and paying for children at check in?

        1. I don’t have experience with it so you’d probably need to call the hotel to confirm. It doesn’t make sense that the occupancy would actually be only 3 in a 2 queen room.

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