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This morning I wrote a post about Wyndham Rewards new award chart…or really the lack of an award chart as all of their hotels now price at just 15,000 points per night. In that post I highlighted some good uses of points, but one particular use hadn’t yet occurred to me and I think is worth mentioning all on its own.
Wyndham has six all-inclusive properties under the Viva Wyndham Resort collection and they appear to also price at the 15,000 point level – even for a family of two adults and two children! In contrast, the Hyatt all-inclusive resorts cost additional points when you go beyond double occupancy (though they are quite nice). I talked to two people in customer service at Wyndham to try and confirm that the 15,000 point/night rate included the all-inclusive aspect of the resorts, and both ultimately said yes, though it did seem that they were guessing as much as anything, so file this under “probably works” until officially confirmed.
The Wyndham website lets you price out rooms at the all-inclusive properties for just 15,000 points per night, so that makes it seem to me like it is totally possible. For what it’s worth, the “Go Faster” award priced out starting at just 3,000 points + $35/night for the all-inclusive in the Bahamas (though that was single occupancy)!
The all-inclusive properties are located in:
- Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas
- La Romana, Dominican Republic – two properties
- Playacar, Riviera Maya, Mexico – two properties
- Cabarete, Dominican Republic
The Wyndham all-inclusive properties include things like:
- Local and International gastronomy
- Unlimited cocktails, beverages, wine and snacks
- Daily activities program and entertainment
- Theme nights and parties, as well as live music
- Gym Towels and deck chairs International animation staff Discotheque
- Theatre with a different show every night
- Kid’s club
- Shops and boutiques offering local crafts, souvenirs & other keepsakes
- All taxes and gratuities are included
While I’m not necessarily the biggest all-inclusive fan in the world as I think that they can lure you into some mediocre experiences at the expense of missing out on local culture, I do think that there are some situations where all-inclusive resorts can be a fantastic way to manage family vacation costs – especially when you are booking them on points! I haven’t stayed at a Wyndham all-inclusive property, so I can’t comment on the quality of the food, activities, etc. specifically, but generally what you are gaining in quantity of access to food, beverages, and activities you sometimes lose to quality.
Still, even if the quality isn’t off-the-charts, being able to have accommodations, food, beverages, activities, and entertainment at a beach-front destination for a family of four covered for just 15,000 points per night is pretty stellar.
While we are on the topic, US News and World Reports has a new article on all-inclusive properties that I participate in and can be read here. For more info on the new 15,000 point pricing level and how to earn Wyndham Reward points check out this post.
Have you ever stayed at a Wyndham all-inclusive property? Would you consider it for your family for just 15,000 points per night?