As I posted yesterday, I’m planing a December trip to Hawaii and will spend 17 days there. I showed yesterday how I’m flying to Hawaii from Charleston, SC for $1900 with the main part of trip in First Class.
Today I’m sharing a deal I found for 10 nights at the Sheraton Kona for 80,000 points. I have a friend who booked 5 nights there (for a portion of the time I’m there) for 40,000 points. This 10-day period overlaps Christmas and New Years Eve when prices sky rocket.
The best available rate for the same 10-day period is a pre-paid rate of $219 plus taxes. For 10 nights the cost, before taxes, would have been $2,190. That would have blown my entire budget with 7 additional nights to fill.
Now I’m looking to book 7 nights which I’ll be splitting primarily between Kauai and Maui. Frugal Travel Guy gave me the great idea of staying at the Grand Hyatt Kauai and I can use Chase Ultimate Rewards for that. I have Hilton and Marriott points that can be used as well, so as I plan those nights I’ll share the plans here as well. I’m hoping to find some good points deals!