Cancun is simply epic. It’s where all those college spring breakers go wild and drink too much tequila, but it’s also a destination filled with refinement and luxury, just at the other end of the beach. Whichever end you prefer, there are hotels where you can have an incredible experience for free. All that’s left is choosing between the piña colada at the poolside bar or a margarita.

Hyatt Ziva (All Inclusive)…

Points Per Night: 25,000 Points per night. 

Location: Cancun, on the beach.

Vibe: All inclusive, beach front, family friendly, low(er) key. 

Get The Points: Hyatt credit card, Hyatt Hotels stays, Chase points.

Westin Lagunamar Ocean Resort…

Points Per Night: 20,000 SPG Points or 60,000 Marriott points converted to SPG points.

Location: Cancun, beachfront.

Vibe: Villas, spacious, large property, amazing beach.

Get The Points: SPG  card, Marriott card, SPG or Marriott stays, Uber rides, Chase Points.

JW Marriott…

Points Per Night: 45.0000 Marriott points or 15,000 SPG Points instantly converted to Marriott Points…

Location: Cancun, beachfront, secluded, mid beach.

Vibe: five star, tropical, club level, upscale resort. 

Get The Points: Marriott card, SPG card, SPG or Marriott stays, Uber rides, Chase Points.

Intercontinental Presidente…

Points Per Night: 30,000 IHG Points

Location: Cancun, beachfront, on the point. 

Vibe: upscale, big pool. vacation. 

Get The Points: IHG credit card, IHG stays, points purchases.

Ritz Carlton…

Points Per Night: 50,000 Marriott points or 17,000 SPG Points instantly converted to Marriott Points…

Location: Cancun, beachfront, secluded, mid beach.

Vibe: upscale, fine dining, club level.

Get The Points: Marriott card, SPG card, SPG or Marriott stays, Uber rides, Chase Points.

Hyatt Zilara (All Inclusive, Adults Only)…

Points Per Night: 25,000 Points per night. 

Location: Cancun, on the beach.

Vibe: All inclusive, beach front, upscale, #1 in Cancun.

Get The Points: Hyatt credit card, Hyatt Hotels stays, Chase points.