Best World of Hyatt Hotels in the Caribbean

by Ann deBruyn

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 Caribbean hotels for World of Hyatt members

1. Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana/Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana, Dominican Republic

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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. They 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 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 12,500 points.

2. Park Hyatt St. Kitts Christophe Harbour, St. Kitts

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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 30,000 points.

3. Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall/Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall, Jamaica

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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 12,500 points.

4. Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa and Casino, Aruba

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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 6 property, so a redemption night starts at 25,000 points.

5. Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico

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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 4 property offers nights starting at 15,000 points.

6. Grand Hyatt Baha Mar, Bahamas

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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 5 property, which means a one-night stay in a standard room starts at 20,000 points.

7. Point Grace Resort and Spa, Turks and Caicos

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A Small Luxury Hotels of the World property, 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 40,000 points.

8. The Liming Bequia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

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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 40,000 Hyatt points per night.

Elegant villas offering one to five bedrooms and private pools assure luxury and privacy at this Category 8 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 pays you 4 points per dollar spent on Hyatt stays, 2 per dollar on local transit, dining, gym memberships and flights purchased directly from an airline, and 1 point per dollar on all other purchases.

The card gets you automatic Discoverist elite status in World of Hyatt, plus one free night each year at any Category 1 through 4 Hyatt hotel or resort and bonus elite qualifying credits to get you to the next level of elite status each year. Elite status gets you bonus points on stays and possible room upgrades.

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.

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