Rare Award Space At Hyatt’s Private Calala Island

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Calala Island is an SLH Resort bookable with Hyatt points.

The hotel covers the entire Calala Island in Nicaragua and consists of just 4 guest rooms.


It’s rarely bookable with points, but there is currently availability to book select dates from September-December.

A 3 night minimum stay is required.

Everything is included, including transfers from Managua, food and drinks (including alcohol), fishing, snorkeling, paddle boarding, kayaking, island hopping, rum tasting, sunset cocktails on a sandbar, and more.


DDF member TB12 visited the island and shared his experience on the forums. The resort got him food from Chabad of Nicaragua, with all new pots and cutlery.

The nightly rate on dates I checked in December is $4,500 vs 40,000 points, an incredible value of 11.25 cents per point!

If you, a member in your household, or an authorized user has one of the following Chase cards, you can transfer points to Hyatt:

Chase no-annual fee cards that are fantastic for earning points, but require one of the cards above for points transfers include:

  • Ink Business Cash® Credit Card has a 75K signup bonus and earns 5 points per dollar on cable, TV, telecom, cellular, office supply stores, and gift cards from office supply stores, plus 2 points per dollar on dining and gas ($0 annual fee). Read more here.
  • Chase Ink Unlimited has a 75K signup bonus and earns 1.5 points per dollar everywhere ($0 annual fee). Read more here.
  • Chase Freedom Flex has a 20K signup bonus, plus 5 points on rotating categories, 5 points per dollar on travel purchased through the Chase Ultimate Rewards portal, and 3 points per dollar on dining and drugstores ($0 annual fee). Read more here.
  • Chase Freedom Unlimited® has a signup bonus offering 3 points per dollar on up to $20K of spending in your first 12 month, afterwards earn at least 1.5 points per dollar everywhere, 5 points per dollar on travel purchased through the Chase Ultimate Rewards portal, and 3 points per dollar on dining and drugstores ($0 annual fee). Read more here.


If you book a trip to Calala, be sure to let us know how it goes!

HT: Davidthebest, via Kyle Potter

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Seems like TB12 had a lackluster time….

He said he wouldn’t go back..


What dates are available?

Tommy Trojan

40K per room or per person?


It seems to be available over yom kippur…..

Joe G

Hey Dan,

Got 3 nights in October! Psyched!!!!

Thank you!!!! For this and for all the hard work you put into the site. Been following you for about a decade .

PS: For anyone booking there is a 90 day 50% charge cancellation policy and a if you cancel within 30 days it’s a 100% fee (cash rates )


If you haven’t done so look at the link in the trip report to one mile at a time. Seems like a rough 6 hour trip to get there once you land. Seems good for adventurous type who doesn’t get seasick. If you are that go for it and let us know how it goes.


How long is the journey from NY to this resort?


Long journey and the resort doesn’t look too luxurious and it’s not fully private unless you book all 4 rooms


Seems like rather going to Maldives or Bora Bora or Seychelles are rather much more worth it of you’re going to travel that long.


Also, I don’t believe there is AC in the rooms.


07/01 – 07/04 in year 2024 is available with points.


So far it’s available with points from 06/25/24 to 07/06/24.


9/19-9/22 is still available. Wish I could go ):
Dan – this is an amazing deal.


Am i the only one that would feel extremely claustrophobic to be on a 4 acre island for 4 days?


Anyone see any space for 4 for points?


Hi All!
@Dan Thanks for the tag !

Yes still around BH and happy to help
Only, as Dan always says, and JJ in the forums, please READ THE POSTS first

Other trip reports out there give great descriptions of the place, assuming guys already knew the good stuff I was trying to share my personal experience as a kosher traveler
Travel is a LOT, and that’s coming from someone who really likes to travel and enjoy the journey.
It worked for us because we were in Miami for Shabbos, flew out MS, but otherwise it’s even more.

It’s very well run, couple in charge are on top of everything, almost too much I think.
Great service, but also activities are more limited depending on weather/ other couples doing stuff, dinner timing etc.

They said going forward they will order premade from Chabad, wouldn’t do the self cook option again, it was too disruptive

My experience –
In some ways very special, some not so much.
Happy to answer more after Shabbos


I just read the OMAT TR about the 6 hours domestic transfer. Completely nuts. Especially the 2 hour boat transfer in open ocean in that roofless tiny boat. No thank you.
I guess I’m getting old


Felt the same way after reading that. Will stick to going to Maldives.