Monday, August 15, 2022

A Points Honeymoon in Kauai – Planning

Must read

I like to travel simply wherever I go.  I never pay for baggage fees because I only travel using a backpack.  I’ve recently been using the Gregory Z55 Backpack, which I use constantly for most of my trips.  It is definitely a great multifunctional bag for a backpacking trip to Europe or a week long trip to Hawaii.  The best part is it can fit in any overhead compartment, so I never have to worry about baggage fees.  I also use airline miles and hotel points to travel to help minimize costs.  So, you might call me a Points Backpacker.  Here are the points and miles used for a points honeymoon in Kauai:

  • 50,000 Ultimate Rewards Points to British Airways for 2 roundtrip tickets from Los Angeles to Lihue, Kauai.  Taxes were about ~$42.
  • 36,000 SPG Points to stay at the Westin Princeville Villas.  Resort fees about $15 a day.
  • 44,000 Hyatt Points to stay at the Grand Hyatt Kauai.

We rented an economy car for $22 a day for 5 days using Priceline’s name your own price.  After taxes it ended up being around ~$180.  I used the method described here.  Basically, you check for the lowest price that Priceline will accept and book it.  Thus, our total tally minus food and other miscellaneous expenses were: $42(Flights), $45(Hotels), and $180 for the car.  A grand total of ~$267!  Of course we spent more than that on food and activities because it was our honeymoon, but it helped us feel less guilty having nice meals and doing fun activities.

I won’t be posting pictures and a review of our flight because it was quite uneventful flying American Airlines coach.  However, stay tuned to pictures and a review of Westin Princeville Villas!

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

More articles

Save Money

Top 5 ways to dispose of your unwanted car

If you have an old car that you no longer want or need, there are several options available to you for disposing of it....

Latest article