Best use of my points (Air + Hotel)
Thread DetailsLast Edited by TakW December 30, 2015 at 09:01 PM
I travel for work from time to time and have racked up some points. And i am trying to get a free vacation for 4 of us (me+Wife+2Yo+5Yo) to somewhere that has Pool/Beach/Sun using the points that i have.
We have been going to Punta Cana Paradisus Reserve for past 2 years, and we really like that type of setup.
Right now i have about 400k Marriott Points (Gold Member) and 188k AA Miles.
Side note, I am 900 points away from being a Gold on AA and the CSR called me today asked me to buy the points for $300 since i am very close to it. I refused. (Not sure if its wise - but i don't think its worth it)
Being a gold member in mariott chain, i can get into lounge access which means I can get free breakfast. And given that i want to use my points and get free hotel stay - free breakfast and the lounge access would be important since most lounges that i have been to offers light lunch / snack / dinner...
I read about Mariott Resort in Caribbean do not honor gold member for lounge/breakfast which i thought was strange.
Do you have any suggestion which Mariott Hotel In the US or Carribean/Mexico/Island (about 4 hours of flight time) is near Beach/Sun/Pool where we can go for about 10 days and using just the points? I am planning in May/June timeframe, but my days are quite flexible. Right now i have 4 Tickets on hold on AAdvantage from May 2 to May 12 for 4 of us, and that burnt 160k AA points, i have until Jan 4 to make a decision.
Or any other suggestion to make use of these points?
Thanks in advance.