Please note this site has financial relationships with American Express and this post may contain affiliate links. Read my Advertiser Disclosure policy here to learn more about my partners.
Remember the other day when I was going on about the 70,000 Delta refer-a-friend offer and how I actually really dig Delta SkyMiles and look forward to using them more going forward? Well, this is exactly why…
Fly to the Caribbean from 9,000 Delta SkyMiles
Right now Delta has launched a flash sale where you can fly to the Caribbean and back from about 9,000 Delta SkyMiles. They advertise this as 16,000 miles+ per round trip, but lots of trips are pricing at much less. For example, I saw trips from about 9,000 miles round trip from the NYC area and14,000 miles from cities such as Seattle Los Aneles and Houston, so this sale is really even better than advertised. While Delta infamously has no award chart, the “normal” lowest price for to head from the Lower 48 to the Caribbean is 35,000 miles per round trip. Being able to go somewhere like Turks and Caicos for just 7,000 miles each way (or less) is INSANE and worth jumping on if you can fit it into your schedule.
Not only can you fly to many destinations in the Caribbean and beyond from 9,000 – 14,000 SkyMiles per round trip, but the flight times and schedules also are often really logical and ideal. They aren’t forcing you fly backwards and spend the night somewhere before you finally get where you want to go…ahem, American saver awards.
The best way to see what is available for you is to put in your home airport, use a flexible date five-week search, and start playing around with the discounted warm destinations that interest your family.
Delta SkyMiles Flash Sale Destinations
Eligible Delta flash sale destinations include:
- Grand Bahama
- Grand Cayman
- Montego Bay
- Punta Cana
- San Juan
- St. Kitts
- St. Thomas
- St. Croix
- Saint Martin
- Saint Lucia
- Belize City
- Guatemala City
- Panama City
- El Salvador
- San Pedro Sula
To get the discounted rates you must book by January 10, 2018, and travel from April 8 through June 1, 2018.
One of these similar flash sales is exactly how we put together our trip to the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar last year for way fewer SkyMiles than I thought possible. Perhaps best of all for families is that the dates of this flash sale cover many spring break weeks and even early summer break for those who get out of school in May. Availability at the lowest rates is present over several long weekends in case you can steal your kids away from school for a day or two.
There are multiple points-friendly hotels at these destinations if you want to piece together a truly miles and points fueled adventure. Some that we have visited and reviewed include:
We have the Westin Grand Cayman at the Park Hyatt St. Kitts on our 2018 schedule using points and have also been to the Westin St. John and the St. Regis Bahia Beach, but those two properties are currently closed for renovations due to recent hurricanes, so do research to make sure where you want to go is up and running!
Is your family now planning a Caribbean getaway this spring using the amazing Delta SkyMiles flash sale?
Editorial Note: The opinions expressed here are mine and not provided, reviewed, by any bank, card issuer, or other company unless otherwise stated.