Marriott Member? Book This Beachfront Belize Resort For Just 41,000 Points

by Carolee Chanona

Summer is calling. Who says you can’t answer the call with savvy money-saving techniques? Chosen by leading hospitality brand Marriott to be an Autograph Collection® hotel, Alaia Belize is the first Marriott property in the country. And you can book entirely on points alone, with nightly rates starting at just 41,000 points. If you’ve reached the lofty heights of Marriott Bonvoy Gold, Platinum, Titanium, or even Ambassador status, you could even receive a complimentary room upgrade at check-in as part of your usual suite of benefits. The new beachfront property in Belize opened just one year ago in May 2022, and sits within Rewards Category 6, so rates can fluctuate. For example, peak dates range as high as 90,000 points per stay; Belize’s dry season (November through April) tends to get the highest visitation.

Tips to redeem

The Points Guy contributor Kyle Olsen has over 5 million Marriott Bonvoy points, so he knows a thing or two about redeeming. As such, Olsen shares a few parameters to redeem points:

  • Book the cheapest room. While it’s nice to confirm a suite, you can receive upgrades based on your member status versus paying more points for a suite.
  • Include taxes when comparing cash and point prices since there are generally no taxes when using your points.
  • When possible, take advantage of the fifth-night-free benefit.
  • Use points at hotels that you wouldn’t be able to afford otherwise in cash prices.

What to expect at Alaia Belize

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The design-forward hotel ranges from studios to three bedrooms, with a natural color scheme to complement its stand-alone offshore phenomenon and oceanfront views. Seamlessly blending the indoor and outdoor settings, the rooms offer an average of 1,200 square feet indoors and almost 900 square feet in the open air, per unit. Not to mention, Alaia Belize sits on more than 1,000 feet of beachfront access, with all of its 155-units in its oceanfront buildings wrapped in all-glass framed balconies, made to savor the view.

And for those looking to take a deeper dive and explore the beauty of Belize’s natural underwater locations, Alaia Belize is 600 meters away from the world’s second-largest barrier reef and minutes away from the ultimate world-class and unrivaled destination—the Great Blue Hole.

Alaia is found on Ambergris Caye, Belize’s most trafficked destination as the caye named Central America’s 4th best island by Conde Nast Traveler. So if you’ve got 41,000 Marriott points to spare, this summer could be the perfect time to spend them in the Caribbean with the beachfront Alaia Belize resort.

Images courtesy Alaia Belize.

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