Aug272014

50% off reward stays JW Marriott Costa Rica and Ritz Carlton Canary Islands

50% off rewards stays JW Marriott Costa Rica and Ritz Carlton Canary Islands are two items with an advance preview for Marriott Rewards Flash Perks 24-hour sale starting 12 noon Central time Thursday, August 28.

JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa, Costa Rica = 17,500 points per night. Marriott Rewards FlashPerks link.

JW Marriott Guanacaste

JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa hotel page link.

JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa is the TripAdvisor #1 rated hotel for the beach resort area of Costa Rica and a 2014 Travelers Choice Luxury Hotel.

JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa

Live an authentic Costa Rican experience in a luxury hacienda style resort. This oceanfront property is located next to an 18-hole golf course with a coastal layout designed by Mike Young. Off-site activities such as canopy tours, surfing, horseback riding, white water rafting and tours to nearby parks and volcanoes are arranged on site. The property features a spectacular infinity pool, outdoor hot tubs, gym, Kids Club, biking and jogging trails, one of the top five spas in Latin America, five restaurants and two bars.

• Half off the regular Marriott Rewards points cost
• $25 spa credit per room per night
Stay Dates: October 1 – 14
• Up to 10 rooms available per night

Dates are limited to a two week period in October. Marriott Rewards FlashPerks T&C restrict your reward stay to a maximum four nights with this offer. You can book two consecutive stays from two different account numbers if you and a spouse or friend want more time at the JW Marriott and both members have points to redeem this deal from separate accounts.

Room rates are about $250 per night.

Ritz Carlton Abama, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain = 25,000 points per night.

Ritz Carlton Abama

Ritz-Carlton Abama is ranked #3 of 6 Guia de Isora hotels on TripAdvisor.com with two Gran Melia Resorts rated more highly.

Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands, a part of Spain that is off the coast of southern Morocco.

Google Maps Tenerife

Flights are relatively inexpensive for the 1,100 miles distance from Madrid with RyanAir providing service between Madrid to Tenerife Airports TFN or TFS for under $150 roundtrip in December and Iberia flying MAD-TFN for $200 roundtrip.

Ritz-Carlton Abama Marriott Rewards FlashPerks link.

The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Abama, offers unparalleled facilities in a unique ocean-front environment. Asian and African influences and scents of herbal flower essences complement the power of the ocean, the healing qualities of plants, the sounds of tropical birds and the warm rays of the sun. The spa features ten lavishly outfitted rituals rooms; a Garden Spa relaxation area; and additional treatment rooms for hydrotherapy, scrubs and wraps  for you to lose yourself in an oasis of well-being.

• Half off the regular Marriott Rewards points cost
• Once daily access to the spa water circuit for two adults
Stay Dates: December 1 – 14
• Up to 10 rooms available per night

Regular room rates start around 230 EUR per night during this December time period.

Both of these hotels offer more than $12.50 per 1,000 points redemption value with 50% off reward rates.

Marriott Rewards members can buy up to 50,000 points at the rate of $12.50 per 1,000 points if you need more points.

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Ric Garrido of Monterey, California is writer and owner of Loyalty Traveler.

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