Is a Cheap Puerto Rico Honeymoon Right for Us?
Puerto Rico offers a terrific tranquil honeymoon retreat. This Puerto Rico honeymoon hack whisks you away from the beautiful Spanish colonial buildings of San Juan to a relaxing Hyatt resort 35 minutes east of the airport on Coco beach. You’ll relax and drink cocktails as the swim up bar and lay out in the hot sun.
San Juan airport (SJU) is accessible from most east coast hubs within the US. Puerto Rico is a protectorate of the United States and does not require a passport for entry.
Honeymoon Hacker Method
Puerto Rico is a fantastic island destination for couples that want a beach vacation but don’t hold passports. Warm weather and beautiful beaches make Puerto Rico a great choice for a relaxing honeymoon. I’ll show you how to put this trip together for nearly free. To make this trip happen you and your future spouse will need to open a few new credit cards and use them for your regular spending and wedding expenses in order to earn the significant signup bonuses that were offered with those cards.
Puerto Rico Itinerary Overview
Two Roundtrip Flights from the United States to San Juan (SJU)
8 Hotel nights at Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Puerto Rico
Retail Honeymoon Price: $4,350
Honeymoon Hacker Price: $315
Pieces of the Puzzle
3 Credit Cards
- 2x World of Hyatt
- 1x Barclaycard American Airlines Aviator Red
Where will we stay in Puerto Rico?
The Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Puerto Rico is a fantastic escape from the stresses of the wedding. The resort offers a lovely getaway framed against the backdrop of the El Yunque rainforest. There is a very large lagoon style pool. There is a 18-hole golf course and comfortable rooms to spend a lovely honeymoon in this relaxing Puerto Rico resort.
The Puerto Rico Honeymoon Hacking game plan is to spend 8 nights at the Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Puerto Rico, a category 3 Hyatt property for just 12,000 points per night. The stay will require 96,000 Hyatt points which you will earn through the welcome bonus from two World of Hyatt credit cards.
World of Hyatt Credit Card Details:
- Earn 50,000 World of Hyatt Points after making $6,000 in purchases within the first 6 months
- $95 annual fee is not waived the first 12 months
- The 50,000 miles plus the 6,000 miles you earn for the $6,000 in spending times two credit cards = 112,000 miles worth ~$2,200
100,000 Hyatt Points will be needed to book your eight nights at this resort.
For more information on the credit card, click here.
Click Here to Apply for the World of Hyatt Credit Card
Puerto Rico Honeymoon Hack: Flights
There are multiple options for hacking the flights between the your home airport and San Juan (SJU). This example will use American Airlines American’s extensive Caribbean network and widely available Mile SAAver award fares make this an easy redemption.
My test bookings came up with around $12 in taxes per person.
Below is the sample itinerary and the points necessary to book this honeymoon.
Person 1: World of Hyatt Credit Card ($95), American Airlines Aviator Red ($99)
Person 2: World of Hyatt Credit Card ($95)