World of Hyatt: Complete list of all-inclusive properties in Mexico and the Caribbean

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In March of 2022, Hyatt released a separate award chart for the 100 all-inclusive properties that it acquired with the purchase of Apple Leisure Group. These properties are located throughout the world and are slowly becoming integrated into the World of Hyatt rewards program.

This process began with the collection of resorts known as All Moments Resorts (the AMR Collection). While there are locations in the Europe that are being folded into WOH as well, the majority are located within the Americas. These were the first to be brought on board.

There are now 74 all-inclusive properties that are bookable in the Americas with the World of Hyatt program. They are all in Mexico and the Caribbean and, surprisingly enough, only one of them costs more than 29,000 points in peak season.

Oilio Restaurant at Dreams St. Martin

World of Hyatt’s All-Inclusive Award Chart

Hyatt has an all-inclusive award chart that applies to all of the new AMR properties as well as Hyatt Ziva and Hyatt Zilara. They use letters to denote the categories, as opposed to the numbers used on Hyatt’s traditional award chart.

Below is the award chart for standard rooms.  Redemptions start at 12,000 points (equivalent to a normal category 4) and go all the way up to 58,000 points, subject to peak, off-peak and standard pricing.

Effectively, the chart goes from a traditional Category 4 to a new “Category 9” and leaves the US-based Miraval chain in it’s own “Category Bazillion.” There are also other all-inclusive properties, like Greg’s favorite Alila Ventana Big Sur, that remain in the traditional chart.

Remember that:

  • Currently, Category 1-7 certificates are not usable for Category E and F.
  • Although the all-inclusive chart effectively starts at a traditional Cat 4 (at 15K points standard), the terms say you can’t use a Cat 1-4 cert at an all-inclusive.
  • If you do use a Category 1-7 certificate, you won’t be able to pay for more guests beyond two, something you can do with a normal points redemption. So, if you have kids, the all-inclusive chart is effectively out-of-bounds for any certificate redemptions.

List of World of Hyatt All-Inclusive Resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean

Mexico (46)

Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica

Costa Rica (2)

Curaçao (3)

Dominican Republic (14)

Jamaica (6)

Panama (1)

St. Martin (1)

Colombia (1)

Infinity pool
Infinity pool at Zoetry Montego Bay

Quick Thoughts

As of now, 74 total all-inclusive properties are bookable throughout Mexico and the Caribbean in World of Hyatt’s “Inclusive Collection”. That includes 64 from the AMR collection that have already been added, as well as 10 Zivas and Zilaras. Of those, the breakdown by category is:

  • Category A – 10
  • Category B – 32
  • Category C – 31
  • Category F – 1

It’s encouraging that, in the Americas, there’s only one property higher than a category C, or 29,000 points/night in peak season. There’s ten all-inclusive properties bookable for as low as 12-18,000 points. That’s undoubtedly great news for many folks, although the fact that category 1-4 certificates are not able to be used at them is confusing and disappointing…and I hope something that WOH reconsiders in the future.

I’m sure that there will be more D, E and F properties as WOH continues to add many higher-end options worldwide, but the options so far represent surprisingly good value based on current cash prices. Most days that I search show an average of between 1.5-4 cents per point compared to the cash rates.

Dreams and Secrets used to be Choice Privileges partners back in the day.  The reviews at the time were mixed and, looking over recent reviews, they continue to be. It’s not terribly surprising to see them at Category A-C.  Zoëtry, on the other hand, is well-reviewed and looks like a lovely set of properties. Here’s how reader Deltahater described the differences:

Sunscape is the low-budget family property
Now and Dreams are family properties with Dreams being more sophisticated
Breathless and Secrets are adults-only
Zoetry is more for the elderly among us

I have stayed at Dreams for the last 12 years. They are NOT like Ziva/Zilara. One step below. (Zoetry is probably a notch above Ziva/Zilara)

I have to say, and it may very well show my “elderliness,” the most exciting properties for me are the Zoëtrys…there’s some pretty cool possibilities there. While the vast majority of all of these properties are in Mexico and the Dominican Republic, the various options in Panama, Costa Rica, Curaçao and St. Martin create some intriguing options, like pairing Secrets St. Martin with a trip to Zemi Beach House in Anguilla.

All seven AMC brands count separately towards the Brand Explorer program, which is great. Once the full integration happens, 40% of Hyatt’s total brands will be all-inclusive, a huge change from just a couple of years ago. It’s good to know that elite benefits, including confirmed suite upgrades, will apply at all of these brands. We’ll learn more as folks start to book these properties and the AMR Collection continues to be incorporated into the World of Hyatt.

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matthewsf

There is also (still) the NOW Emerald in Cancun which you didn’t list…a part of WOH and eligible for points. However, it will be leaving at some point (all the other Now properties have been rebranded into Dreams) which is why it isn’t listed with all the other brands and doesn’t earn a ‘Brand Explorer’ badge. But you can currently book and earn/redeem points there if you wanted to.

ciara

Thanks for the consolidated info. Of note, I do believe the 2 CAT A dreams in the DR are no more (not sure if they are closed temporarily or what’s going on) but unable to book Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana – Category A

A G

Surprised nobody pointed out that you spelled Colombia incorrectly……its not Columbia the university…..common Gringo mistake

LSP

I’d love to hear more about these properties (reviews, etc.). Maybe next year’s challenge is seeing how many different AI properties/nights the crew can visit based on SUBs?
I’ve never stayed at an AI, let alone any AMR properties. Looking at cash prices in Cancun, the Secrets properties seem to be priced well about the Ziva/Zilara properties, which I’ve heard are solid.

LSP

Great! My impression is that AI properties tend to either be 1)crappy and/or 2)not points-friendly. I’m sure some of the AMR collection fall into category 1, but look forward to hearing about some of the others!

LSP

PS – If points/miles junkies enjoy getting a vacation for free (or close to it), why wouldn’t they also want to get their food and drinks (if high quality) for free too?

Richard Toscano

Great article. 2 comments. You listed 16 properties in the DR. But your list only has 10; 6 you list for the DR are in St. Martin, Jamaica, Costa Rica amd Mexico. Secondly, you mention AMC brands. What is this? Do you mean AMR? Thanks

Adam

Is Zoetry still adults only? While part of the AMR brand it was adults only

ciara

it is not

JayP

Anyone have any DPs about free upgrade potential based on status? (maybe Globalist guest of honor).

DaninMCI

This certainly brings more interest to the limited footprint of Hyatt. BTW there is a promo right now where you can get 5,000 points for every 3 nights as most of these even on award nights up to 25k. https://world.hyatt.com/content/gp/en/offers/5000.html

Shannon and Sergio @ScrewTheAverage

FYI for others, this promo ended September 15, 2022.

Last edited 23 days ago by Shannon and Sergio @ScrewTheAverage
Travis S.

Thanks for the info! Will the amount of points needed for rooms with kids remain the same as they are with Ziva? For the example, booking a room with one child is 50% more points while with two it’s 100%, the same as booking two rooms. Those points add up!

Adam

At Ziva you can use points for a double occupancy room and then pay for your children at a discounted rate once arriving at the property. Of course, you have to adhere to the max occupancy. The rate is roughly $112 per child/per day, with Cap Cana being $125.
Is that applicable with Zoetry? Any idea?