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Hey Travel Junkies,
All-inclusive resorts are a very popular choice when it comes to vacations for families, friends, or couples. While most of the popular ones can be found in the Caribbean and Mexico, there are a handful of options available outside of North America as well.
If you’re looking for a unique all-inclusive option be sure to take a look at those offered by Hilton. You’ll find Hilton all-inclusive properties in places that you wouldn’t find elsewhere, such as Turkey, as well as more popular destinations such as Jamaica.
Hilton no longer has a standard award chart; instead, there are many factors that go into the cost of an award night. If you’re traveling during the high season or with more guests, expect to see higher points cost at all-inclusive resorts. For travelers during the low season, and with fewer guests, you should see lower rates.
The Hilton all-inclusive properties highlighted below are ones that can be booked with Hilton points. There are a few other Hilton properties that only offer an all-inclusive package if paying with cash.
Let’s first start with a quick description of resort fees, and then review which Hilton all-inclusive properties can be booked with points.
Hilton Resort Fees
Hilton does charge resort fees on most award stays, however, you won’t find resort fees on any of their all-inclusive properties.
This is good news for travelers because what you pay at booking is what your total cost will be unless you choose to participate in premium activities such as spa services.
I told you that would be quick! With that good news out of the way, let’s start looking at the Hilton all-inclusive properties that you can book with points.
Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa
Beyond its sandy beaches and reggae music, one thing Jamaica is known for is its many all-inclusive resorts. Hilton has a beautiful Jamaican all-inclusive option, the Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa.
Families will find numerous amenities at Hilton’s Rose Hall Resort & Spa. Over its 400 acres, you’ll find 7 restaurants, bars, and grills to satisfy any palate. You can experience Jamaica’s largest water park located on the property, or head off for a round of golf at the championship 18-hole Cinnamon Hill Golf Course.
You can expect to redeem 60,000 to 70,000 Hilton Honors points per night. As an all-inclusive property, you’ll receive food, unlimited premium drinks, and non-motorized water and land sports included.
For families, children 5 and under stay and eat free. Children aged 6-14 cost an extra $75 per night, and any guests over 15 will be registered as adults.
The great thing about these charges is that they will be built into your award cost. You won’t have to pay cash for children or extra adults when you cover your stay with points.
It’ll cost a few more points, but not many. My searches have shown a price difference of only about 1,000 extra points per night for kids, and 5-10,000 points per adult.
Hilton Puerto Vallarta Resort
Puerto Vallarta is one of Mexico’s Pacific-side destinations known for its beaches and nightlife. The Hilton Puerto Vallarta is an all-inclusive option that includes nightly entertainment.
The Hilton Puerto Vallarta Resort is a great all-inclusive destination to book on points for families or couples. Families will enjoy dining from a number of the 6 restaurants and 4 bars, including poolside & cabana service. The complimentary kids’ clubs provide activities and planned events for younger kids to enjoy. Adults can get away to The Hacienda, the adults-only section of the resort.
Some quick searches showed prices ranging from 47,000 points up to 56,000 points per night for a room. Children 5 and under will stay free, while kids ages 6-12 will cost $49/night each. As of Dec 21st, 2018, any guests 13 and older are charged the adult rate of $65/night and should be registered as adults.
Remember, these charges will be rolled into a points stay, so you’ll find yourself paying a few more points to save a lot of cash.
Hilton Playa Del Carmen Adults Only All-Inclusive
Hilton has recently acquired a new property on Mexico’s Riviera Maya. The Hilton Playa Del Carmen is an adults only, all-inclusive, all-suite property. You can currently make reservations for November 2018 and beyond.
Right off the famous 5th avenue, adults seeking active nightlife will find it close. If you’d rather dine on property, you can enjoy one of 13 restaurants and bars, including a tequila specialty bar where you can do your own tequila tasting.
Nights here aren’t cheap; for example, the lowest I saw in its opening month of November start at 77,000 Hilton points per night. Minimum check-in age is 18, and no kids are allowed on the property making a great adults-only getaway option on points.
Hilton Dalaman Sarigerme Resort & Spa
One thing that sets Hilton apart from other major hotels is that they have some all-inclusive options where you typically wouldn’t find them. The Hilton Dalaman Sarigerme Resort & Spa is located in the Mugla province of Turkey where the Dalaman River meets the Mediterranean Sea.
This fairly isolated all-inclusive property won’t feel isolated. With 23 restaurants and bars, you will have a lot of dining variety to satiate any appetite. For those looking to venture off property, you’ll find yourself near Oludeniz – a beach town with one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Seriously, it won the award in 2006!
You’re probably expecting an all-inclusive property with 23 restaurants located near one of the world’s best beaches to be pretty expensive in points. Surprisingly, the Hilton Dalaman Sarigerme starts at only 32,000 points per night. In fact, nights range from 32,000 to 39,000 throughout most of the year.
The policies for kids are a little different than what you’ll find in the Caribbean and Mexico. The first child under 12 years old stays free, and any second child under 2 years old stays free. Additional children aged between the ages of 2 and 12 (not including 12) are charged 50% of an adult rate, and children 12 and over are charged the full adult rate. Again, when you pay with points these charges will be bundled into the points cost.
How to Earn Hilton Honors Points
The easiest way to earn Hilton Honors Points is with one of the Hilton Honors credit cards from American Express. Current welcome bonus offers are as high as 150,000 Honors points, which can cover multiple nights at each Hilton all-inclusive property.
If you need to top off your account, you can transfer your American Express Membership Rewards points to your Hilton account but this is a poor use of Amex points and best used as a last resort.
Hilton offers some great all-inclusive properties in the Caribbean and Mexico, but also in unique destinations such as Turkey. Some properties, such as the Hilton Dalaman Sarigerme in Turkey, start at only 32,000 Hilton points per night.
These properties can help you save a ton of cash on your trip. While kids and extra adults do cost more, the cost is rolled into your points cost which can also help keep the cash cost down.
Whether you’re looking for a family vacation or an adults-only getaway, you’ll be able to find it at a Hilton all-inclusive property.
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