Can anyone recommend some of the best beach resorts for rewards points redemption in US or Caribbean?
Check out the Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino. It has direct beach access, pools (including adults only), good dining (Ruth's Chris Steakhouse in the lobby) and, at added cost, the Tradewinds Club. It's a nice resort that was not hit by the hurricanes this year.
Most of the Caribbean resorts were damaged by the hurricanes and are not accepting reservations for quite a bit of 2018.
Other than Aruba as mentioned above you might want to look into some of these pending the time of year you are wanting to redeem points:
While all these are wonderful resorts, best beach among them would be Cancun or Marco Island. The Cabo and Puerto Vallarta beaches while beautiful are really not on the same level as the others. The beach at Cabo is a steep drop off from the resort (great to walk) and the wave action is pretty strong. Puerto Vallarta is on Bandaras Bay and little wave action compared to Cabo or Cancun, but with a river entering the bay just north of the resort when it rains in the mountains the water gets sort of a brown color from the river.
Hawaii is really tough to beat!!!
Cabo Beach with resort up the dune to the right
Puerto Vallarta resort in background
Cancun from the JW
Maui and Ka'anapali Beach
Hope this helps.
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