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Park Hyatt St. Kitts Camp Hyatt and Activity Details

The Park Hyatt St. Kitts is now open for business and while we haven’t really seen many reviews coming out of the island resort quite yet, I did just receive information about the Park Hyatt St. Kitts Camp Hyatt Island Fort and the additional activities offered by the hotel. While this hotel and many of its activities are likely pretty pricey if you are paying with cash, remember you can stay here using 30,000 Hyatt points per night or the…

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Grand Hyatt Baha Mar Free Kid’s Club and Affordable Food Choices

In early October 2017, we visited the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar using Hyatt points and found it to be a new, beautiful, points-friendly, oceanside resort located in the Bahamas about 15 minutes from the airport in Nassau. My mom, my daughters, and I loved our long weekend there and have enjoyed sharing our experience in a number of posts and even a video linked below. In the final post in this series, we’ll talk about the Kid’s Club and look…

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Cheap Family International Summer Travel From 2,302 Points

Earlier this week Southwest Airlines released their summer booking schedule so you can now make your summer 2018 family travel reservations using points or dollars via Southwest through August 6, 2018. I’ve been playing around with Southwest.com a fair amount over the weekend and frankly, I’m a little blown away with how attainable they are making international family travel, even during the busy summer months. How attainable? How about flying nonstop from Houston – Cancun and back in June 2018…

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Details on the Brand New Park Hyatt St. Kitts

It has been a long road to get to this point, but the Park Hyatt St. Kitts is now officially open. For those wanting to hop a plane bound for St. Kitts right now, the first day I see available for booking right now is November 8th, but the doors are now open. This marks not only the opening of this much-anticipated hotel but the first Park Hyatt to open in the Caribbean. The now open beachfront Park Hyatt St. Kitts…

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Review of the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar Grand Club Lounge

On our first trip to the Bahamas a few years ago, we had some serious mealtime sticker shock. I know that most things cost more on an island and that in a tourist zone that is doubly true, but even factoring in both of those things, we still were astonished at both the cost of our meals at and around Atlantis, as well as the primarily mediocre quality of what we ate. I don’t mind paying more for good food,…

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Video Sneak Peek Inside the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar in the Bahamas

My daughters, my mom, and I recently visited the beautiful Grand Hyatt Baha Mar in the Bahamas and overall had an absolutely fantastic time. I already shared our Bahamas trip planning process but promised to delve into more details in subsequent posts.   I still have detailed posts coming soon on the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar rooms, amenities and activities, Club Lounge, food, pools, beach, and the process of heading to Atlantis for the day, however for those of you…

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Planning a Quick Trip to The Bahamas on Miles and Points

For the first time in my memory, our local school district added a fall break this year in early October that consisted of an early release day on Friday as well as a holiday on Monday. This seemed to be the perfect opportunity for a short getaway, but I wasn’t sure what the perfect destination would be until a Delta SkyMiles Flash Sale dropped the price for awards to Nassau in the Bahamas to 27,500 miles per round trip on…

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Points Friendly Hotels Still Closed Due to Hurricane Irma

It’s pretty common for airline websites to have a travel waiver or travel advisory of some sort up for at least an airport or two around the world at any given time. However, I have never seen anything like you will find on most US airline websites right now. There isn’t one advisory/waiver, there are tons and tons of them with different city groupings and valid dates and terms, largely because of all of the damage that tropical systems have done…

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Points Friendly Hotels Damaged or Closed by Hurricane Irma

I’m from the Gulf Coast, so I’ve never much liked hurricanes, and this hurricane season has only made that healthy fear and disdain grow. In addition to the destruction caused by Harvey, it is now Irma’s turn to ravage a path through the Leeward Islands, Caribbean, and sadly now it appears onto Florida. While having to change or cancel a vacation because of a hurricane is so incredibly insignificant compared to some of the other tragic outcomes a hurricane can…

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Southwest Sale: Houston – Mexico from 6,700 Points + Taxes

As they often do, Southwest is promoting a sale right now for fall travel that absolutely has my attention. This is not one of their huge systemwide $49+ type sales (that often comes in June), but there are some really fun prices to international destinations out of Houston I wanted to point out. I know fall isn’t peak travel season for families, but if you want to have grandparents cover for you a bit while you sneak off for a few days,…

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