The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort
The Maldives is one of the most talked-about destinations in Asia amongst U.S. travelers. And why not? It has some of the most beautiful beaches and water in the world.
The St. Regis Maldives spans more than 22 acres in the Dhaalu Atoll. Lush rainforests compliment the white-sand beaches on this private island where there’s a variety of activities and excursions at guests’ disposal.
This hotel is insanely expensive, averaging more than $1,400 per night during peak dates. For travelers with a stash of Marriott points, 85,000 points per night yields nearly 2.5 cents per point in value.
Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles
Beaches, upscale shopping, pro sports, and quality restaurants. Los Angeles has something for everyone, including hotels from all of the major hotel brands.
Located downtown next to the Staples Center, the Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles is the first U.S. hotel to make the list. This hotel offers easy access to the sites of the city and provides an incredible rooftop pool view to watch the sunset.
Summertime cash rates average more than $1,000 per night with plenty of nights going for 50,000 points per night. This means that you’re receiving a little more than 2 cents per point in value.
The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort (French Polynesia)
Like the Maldives, Bora Bora is a destination many U.S. travelers want to travel to. And when you see pictures like the one above, how could you not want to make the trip?
This luxury resort has a secluded white-sand beach to relax on, as well as a Lagoonarium, which is a lagoon for protected fish and coral. The St. Regis Bora Bora also has several swimming pools, a spa, and is home to the largest overwater villas that start at 1,500 square feet for a standard room.
Cash rates are surprisingly much cheaper at The St. Regis Bora Bora compared to The St. Regis Maldives. Just under $900 is the per night rate with many June-August award nights requiring an off-peak rate of 70,000 points per night.