Hyatt Ziva boasts of some of the most popular resorts in Mexico and Caribbean. And rightfully so. But before we jump into Ziva’s world, let’s discuss resorts a bit.

Resort vacations are always exciting and memorable - not necessarily for good reasons though.

Some of my best travel memories are at resorts and unfortunately some of the worst ones too. Sometimes it’s just a dud place, sometimes it’s hidden charges etc etc.

Of course, a little planning goes a long way. That’s why resorts always tend to require more research versus hotels.

Finalizing a resort primarily boils down to three things:

  1. Location and activities
  2. Reviews and Recommendations
  3. Cost

Location and activities (some call it experiences) are easy to figure out. Resort’s website, a quick email or a call would do the trick. Reviews and recommendations are a little tricky but no rocket science either.

In fact choosing a good brand or chain really helps in that department. Having said that, never book a resort without reading reviews. It prepares you for what to expect.

Now comes the critical part - Cost. And estimating the cost for a vacation at a resort is probably tougher than filing taxes. Because what no website tells you when you are booking a resort is the cost of food, activities, extra fees, charges on fees, taxes on charges on fees and then some more.

I call it Resort Bill Shock. It can totally destroy the fun of a vacation, especially for the person paying for it.

And why not? If you have to pay more than the night cost for 2 meals. I would be upset too.

Some smart people saw a business opportunity there and ‘All Inclusive Resorts’ were born.

What are All Inclusive Resorts?

I personally love All Inclusive Resorts. And unlike meals included rates, All Inclusive Resorts have a lot more included - for everyone.

Meals, activites, kid zones and activities, drinks, gym, pools etc etc. There’s no need to spend anything extra. Of course you can if you want to - on things like custom meals, massage therapies etc etc.

But you get the gist. You don’t have to worry about the Resort Bill Shock.

Of course, everything is included in the cost but you know the final bill before booking. And that’s more than enough.

Hyatt Ziva - All Inclusive Family Resorts

Hyatt Ziva is a brand of all inclusive premium resorts for guests of all ages (unlike adults only resorts). It takes the concept of all inclusive resorts to Hyatt level.

Located on the beaches of Mexico and Caribbean, Hyatt Ziva resorts aim to be a worry-free vacation destination for families.

You get to enjoy unlimited food, drinks, and entertainment - all locally inspired and included in your room rate. Local food is something we all love to try while traveling. Having the same included in your cost, definitely a big plus.

What all is included in a Hyatt Ziva stay?

  • Stay (Rooms or Suites) with complimentary minibars
  • Gourmet cuisines, bars and lounges pouring top-shelf drinks
  • 24-hour in-suite dining
  • Locally inspired activities
  • Live entertainment
  • Resort features such as swim-up infinity pools, athletic courts, and fitness centers.

Most Hyatt Ziva resorts have several restaurants, cafes, beach bars, pool bars, grill houses etc. and every single place is included in your stay. That’s a lot of food.

Hyatt Ziva vs Zilara

Lot of people get confused about which resort is better - Hyatt Ziva or Hyatt Zilara. However, there is not much of a difference.

In fact both resorts are based on exactly the same concept. Only difference being that Hyatt Ziva is for families and Hyatt Zilara is for adults only (18+).

So basically I would go with whatever suits my travel plan and budget. If I am not traveling with kids, Hyatt Zilara might be a better choice, given everything else remains the same.

Hyatt Ziva Promotions

All World of Hyatt promotions are applicable at Hyatt Ziva as well. You earn points for your stays, get elite night credits and benefits as per your member status.

Hyatt Ziva Locations

Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall

Location: Rose Hall Road, A1, Montego Bay, Jamaica

Activities included in your stay

  • Swimming & Water Sports
  • Fitness Center, Beachfront Yoga, Aqua Gym and Daily Fitness Class
  • KidZ Club and Teen Club
  • Daily Activities: Dance lessons, cooking, beach volleyball, pool basketball etc.
  • Music & Entertainment

Optional Activities (Paid)

  • Zen Spa
  • Private Cabanas
  • Caribbean Island Adventures
  • Golf with Ocean Views

Hyatt Ziva Cancun

Location: Blvd. Kukulcan, Manzana 51, Lote. 7, Cancun, Mexico

Activities included in your stay

  • Swimming & Water Sports
  • Fitness Center, Beachfront Yoga, Onsite Trainers
  • @Moods Lounge and Club - Teens Only
  • KidZ Club
  • Daily Activities: Dance lessons, cooking, water polo etc.
  • Live Entertainment at Fresco Amphitheater

Optional Activities (Paid)

  • Mayan-inspired Sanctuary Spa

Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos

Location: Paseo Malecón Sn Lote 5, San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

Activities included in your stay

  • Swimming & Water Sports - With Heated Pool
  • KidZ Club
  • Daily Activities: Dance lessons, language classes, sports competitions etc.
  • Live Entertainment: Sensational magic acts to tropical dance and contemporary music

Optional Activities (Paid)

  • Zen Spa
  • Private Cabanas

Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta

Location: Carretera a Barra de Navidad, Km. 3.5 Zona Hotelera Sur, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Activities included in your stay

  • Swimming: 5 infinity pools, 2 kiddie pools, adults-only pool, infinity hot tub.
  • Fitness and Sports: High-intensity interval training, Zumba, volleyball, soccer and horseshoes on the beach
  • KidZ Club
  • Daily Activities: Dance lessons, jungle and river tours, cooking classes.
  • Live Entertainment: Different live performances ranging from interpretations of Mexican folklore to acrobatic performances.

Optional Activities (Paid)

  • Zen Spa
  • Private Cabanas
  • Excursions and sightseeing tours

Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana

Location: Blvd. Zona Hotelera, Playa Juanillo, Cap Cana, Dominican Republic

Activities included in your stay

  • Swimming and Waterpark: Non-motorized water sports, lazy river with grotto cascade, tall slides and water cannons.
  • Fitness and Sports: Stott Pilates, Gym, Yoga on beach.
  • KidZ Club
  • Daily Activities: Pool parties, beach bashes, dance lessons, painting and cooking classes.
  • Live Entertainment: Outdoor amphitheater featuring professional musicians and brilliant dancers in culturally-inspired shows.

Optional Activities (Paid)

  • Zen Spa
  • Private Cabanas