The ‘Best’ 25,000 Hyatt Points Can Buy….

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If you follow me on Twitter, you probably know that my husband and I are in the middle of our around-the-world celebration in honor of his birthday.  I think all birthdays are special, but this isn’t just any birthday.  This is the big 4-0.  It is a birthday to be celebrated, not dreaded, so we are celebrating in the biggest way we know how.

There are lots of neat moments that I can’t wait to share about our journey (that was made possible by miles and points), but there is one snipit that I just can’t wait to share.

While I guess I can’t yet say this with full authority as there are some Hyatt resorts and Park Hyatts left around the world that I haven’t (yet) gotten a chance to experience, I’m pretty sure that this is the best relaxation that 25,000 Hyatt points a night can buy.


Your own villa.  Yards away from the beach.  Private outdoor bath and shower.  Does it get any better on points?  I can’t imagine so.



Yes the Maldives are far, but that is part of the beauty.  What good is a big world (and a stash of airline miles) if you don’t take the time to experience different sides of it.


When you see myself or other blogs getting very excited about things like the temporarily increased Ink offers that give 60k Ultimate Reward points after hitting the minimum spending requirement (that transfer to Hyatt), it may seem over-the-top.  However, once you realize that 60k points is more than enough to cover the hotel cost for two nights at places like this, I think it’s worth getting pretty excited about.

Forgive me while I excitedly go hop back to the beach.

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  1. I was there over Christmas. It is an unbelievably special place. The staff go above and beyond to make it that much more so —truly an unreal experience. As a diamond you’re entitled to free drinks every night, aka “the sundowner.” Also I hope you like curry as it is phenomenal (order the tuna one!). And definitely do the fishing one night. It’s expensive, but they prepare what ever you catch for dinner.

  2. It is beautiful. When you pull up and all the staff are there to great you and you get in your own golf cart to be driven to your villa. It is awesome. We did one night in the villa and then had them get us in the water bungalow for the other nights. I had done a diamond status match and just kept asking. I skype family from my iPhone in a ziplock under water at the bungalow. It was cool. Have fun.

  3. Congrats! We have three nights booked there later this year. Can’t wait to see more pics and read your trip report. Enjoy1

  4. We had that same villa over new years!!! Enjoy Summer – I agree it’s the best use of points hands-down and we can’t wait to go back!

    You spending any nights in an OWB?

  5. We were there in august ans split time between beach and water villa -loved watching stars and bioluminescent fish from water villa. For a cheaper option at dinner look for healthy options in menu under $20

  6. Just discovered your blog and love it. I’m still in the points minor leagues but have definitely stepped up my game recently. A coworker told me recently that they booked a Europe trip and paid around $2k for two economy tickets and I cringed. It blew their mind when I showed them how that part of the trip could have been free

    Here is our most recent Business Class adventure paid with points.

  7. Maldives is definitely on my list and Summer, I couldn’t agree with you more, it’s the best usage of points for sure. Nice photos, so have a great time!

  8. I stayed at the Conrad Maldives.

    Roundtrip on the seaplane between the Male Airport and the resort is $500.

  9. @choi – transfer from MLE to Hyatt is ~$500 USD per person. Then there’s getting to MLE, which is going to depend on where you’re coming from.

  10. Congrats on your trip. Looks like an awesome hotel, too bad about the $450-500per person charge just to get from the airport to the island where the Hyatt was. Couldn’t stomach that when all my air and hotel was free with points. Found a 3rd party transfer boat to take us for $110 round trip per person versus the hotel’s $220pp. Stayed at the Holiday Inn on Kandooma and that was one of the nicest places I’ve ever stayed, no hotel, every guest had their own two story ‘condo.’

  11. Hi,

    You had a blog about booking Hyatt I believe it’s not a hotel but more like a big lodge. Can’t seem to find that article. Please help.

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