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The 10 Most Popular Iberostar Resorts You Can Book With IHG Points [2024]

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Iberostar and IHG have partnered to bring up to 70 all-inclusive resorts to the IHG portfolio. Under the brand name Iberostar Beachfront Resorts, these properties are spread throughout the Caribbean, Mexico, South America, North Africa, and Europe.

IHG One Rewards members can now earn and use IHG One Rewards points at these Iberostar Resorts. That means they now have many more possibilities if they want to stay at an all-inclusive on points!

Here’s a look at 10 of the best and most popular Iberostar Resorts bookable through IHG.

IHG One Rewards and Iberostar Partnership

IHG didn’t acquire Iberostar. Rather, they entered into a partnership that began in late 2022. The first Iberostar hotels bookable through IHG were introduced in mid-2023. Once the integration is fully complete, 70 Iberostar resorts will be added to IHG’s portfolio.

The agreement has an initial term of 30 years, so it’s not going anywhere anytime soon.

Iberostar Beachfront Resorts

Iberostar Beachfront Resorts is a family-owned and operated company based in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, and that’s not changing. These resorts will continue to operate as usual throughout the partnership with IHG.

Iberostar’s core values of sustainability and making a positive change for the planet, including responsibly sourced seafood and limiting single-use plastics at the resorts, remain at the forefront.

Within Iberostar, there are a few brand distinctions to know about:

  • Iberostar: The core brand for all ages, offering fun resorts close to popular attractions
  • Iberostar Grand: All-suite, adults-only luxury
  • Iberostar Selection: All-ages luxury
  • Coral Level: A resort within a resort that offers an exclusive and secluded getaway

Which Iberostar Resorts Are Bookable Through IHG?

Iberostar Punta Cana
Iberostar Punta Cana. Image Credit: Katie Seemann

Currently, through the partnership between Iberostar and IHG, there are over 40 Iberostar resorts bookable through IHG. When the integration is complete, this number should total 70. This is great news for fans of the IHG One Rewards program, who previously didn’t have many options when it came to all-inclusive resorts.

Hot Tip:

Many Iberostar Beach Resorts properties are adjacent and share amenities. For example, there are 5 connected Iberostar resorts in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic: Iberostar Punta Cana, Iberostar Dominicana, Coral Level at Iberostar Selection Bavaro, Iberostar Selection Bavaro Suites, and Iberostar Grand Bavaro.

How To Book Iberostar Beachfront Resorts Through IHG

The way to book Iberostar Resorts through IHG works just like any other booking. Head to IHG.com and enter your destination, travel dates, and number of travelers. Iberostar Resorts will show up in your search results just like any other IHG brand. (You can filter by brand to just see Iberostar hotels.)

How to Book Iberostar Resorts through IHG
You can filter your search results to just show Iberostar properties. Image Credit: IHG

Next, decide on the room you want and whether to pay with just cash, points plus cash, or just points. You can toggle between the prices to choose the best before finalizing your booking.

Booking Iberostar wtih IHG points

Don’t forget that if you have an IHG credit card, you get the fourth night free on award stays. This benefit applies to the IHG One Rewards Traveler Credit Card, IHG One Rewards Premier Credit Card, and IHG One Rewards Premier Business Credit Card.

Is Booking Iberostar Resorts With Points a Good Deal?

According to our most recent valuations, IHG One Rewards points are worth around 0.5 cents each. During our research, we found many Iberostar resorts with low cash prices and high point prices, with a cents-per-point value of just under 0.3 cents. While that’s not great, we did find some examples that came in right around 0.5 cents per point.

What does that mean for you? If you want to get outsized value from your IHG One Rewards points, booking Iberostar resorts with points probably doesn’t make sense.

However, If your goal is to book an all-inclusive resort with IHG One Rewards points and you don’t care about the cents-per-point value, then go for it.

Regardless of the value you can get with your points, we always love more options when it comes to booking hotels with points.

Bottom Line:

The cents-per-point value of booking Iberostar Resorts with IHG One Rewards points is low, so you’re probably better off saving your points for a more valuable redemption. Instead, you can book Iberostar Resorts through IHG using a credit card that earns lots of points, like the IHG Premier card. This card earns 10x points at IHG properties (plus an additional 16x points as a Platinum Elite member, which is one of the benefits of the IHG Premier card).

The following Iberostar Resorts are some of the brand’s best and most popular locations bookable through IHG One Rewards. For each resort, we have listed the IHG One Rewards points range for 2 adults in 1 room. This is just a guideline of what you can expect — actual prices will vary.

1. Iberostar Cozumel (Mexico)

Iberostar Cozumel
Iberostar Cozumel. Image Credit: Iberostar Beachfront Resorts

Iberostar Cozumel in Mexico is a family-friendly, all-inclusive resort. Just off the coast of Playa del Carmen, Cozumel is known for its crystal blue waters and proximity to the second-largest coral reef in the world.

This beachfront resort features 293 bungalow-style guest rooms, each with a private patio and hammock. Many rooms offer direct beach access or a private pool.

Guests can enjoy 3 swimming pools, tennis, a spa, a fitness center, and a children’s club (Star Club). Each guest also gets 1 hour per day of nonmotorized water activities (Hobie cat, kayaking, snorkeling, windsurfing). The on-site PADI dive center provides easy access to some of the best scuba diving in the Caribbean. When the sun goes down, guests can enjoy nightly live entertainment, including a variety of shows in the on-site theater.

At Iberostar Cozumel, there are 2 à la carte restaurants, 2 buffets, and 4 bars — and everything is included.

IHG One Rewards Points Range: 61,000 to 94,000 points per night (minimum 2-, 3-, or 4-night reservation, depending on dates)

Hot Tip:

Guests at Iberostar Cozumel can also access the facilities and restaurants at Iberostar Tucan and Iberostar Quetzal in Playa del Carmen.

2. Iberostar Grand Paraiso (Mexico)

Iberostar Grand Paraiso
Iberostar Grand Paraiso. Image Credit: Iberostar Beachfront Resorts

Iberostar Grand Paraiso is an adults-only, all-inclusive resort 35 minutes south of Cancun International Airport (CUN).

This luxury resort is next to 4 other Iberostar resorts (Iberostar Paraiso Beach, Iberostar Paraiso del Mar, Iberostar Selection Paraiso Lindo, Iberostar Selection Paraiso Maya), and guests have access to facilities and restaurants at all 5 resorts in the complex.

Iberostar Grand Paraiso has 2 outdoor swimming pools, 1 indoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa. The Iberostar Paraiso Golf Club is on-site and offers an 18-hole golf course.

The resort’s 6 restaurants (5 à la carte and 1 buffet) serve a variety of cuisines, ranging from Mexican and Italian to Japanese and surf and turf. There are also 6 bars, including a pool bar, a beach bar, a wine bar, and a wellness bar.

Each of the resort’s suites and villas features a private terrace or balcony, 24-hour-a-day room service, a whirlpool bath, a pillow menu, and a minibar that’s restocked daily.

IHG One Rewards Points Range: 96,000 to 122,000 points per night (minimum 2-night reservation)

Hot Tip:

Complimentary airport transfer is included for guests at Iberostar Grand Paraiso.

3. Iberostar Grand Rose Hall (Jamaica)

Iberostar Grand Rose Hall
Iberostar Grand Rose Hall. Image Credit: Iberostar Beachfront Resorts

Iberostar Grand Rose Hall is in Montego Bay, Jamaica, next to Iberostar Rose Hall Beach and Iberostar Selection Rose Hall Suites.

This adults-only hotel has Balinese beds at the pool and a spa water circuit. The in-room minibar is restocked daily, and there’s 24-hour-a-day room service. A golf course is 5 minutes from the resort, and unlimited golf packages are available.

Airport transfers to Sangster International Airport (MBJ) in Montego Bay are included for stays of 3 nights or longer.

Every room at Iberostar Grand Rose Hall is a suite with a private balcony or terrace. Some room categories come with butler service.

The resort features 5 à la carte restaurants and a buffet. It also has 4 bars, including a swim-up bar.

IHG One Rewards Points Range: 119,000 to 221,000 points per night (minimum 2-night reservation)

Hot Tip:

Even when the base-level suite was available in cash, we only found award availability for the Ocean Front Butler Suite at Iberostar Grand Rose Hall. The cents-per-point value was about 0.5 cents for this room category, which is better than most of the other examples we found.

4. Iberostar Punta Cana (Dominican Republic)

Pool at Iberostar Punta Cana
A pool at Iberostar Punta Cana. Image Credit: Katie Seemann

Iberostar Punta Cana is a family-friendly, all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

The main restaurant’s breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffet is included daily. For stays of 3 nights or less, 1 à la carte dinner is included. Guests staying 4 to 6 nights get 2 à la carte dinners, and guests staying 7 nights or more get 3 a la carte dinners. In addition to the buffet, there are 6 à la carte restaurants.

This beachfront resort has a large swimming pool, a fitness center, and a spa. Golf is on-site at the Iberostar Bávaro Golf Club.

Each of the 427 guest rooms has a private balcony and a minibar that’s restocked daily.

IHG One Rewards Points Range: 80,000 to 95,000 points per night (minimum 3-night reservation)

Hot Tip:

In Punta Cana, 5 of the 7 Iberostar resorts are next to each other. Iberostar Costa Dorada and Iberostar Selection Hacienda Dominicus are in different parts of the country.

5. Iberostar Selection Cancun (Mexico)

Iberostar Selection Cancun
Iberostar Selection Cancun. Image Credit: Iberostar Beachfront Resorts

Iberostar Selection Cancun lies on the south side of Cancun’s famous hotel zone, 20 minutes from Cancun International Airport (CUN). This area is popular with families since it’s an easy trip from most of the U.S.

There are 8 different eateries at the resort, including a buffet and a food truck. Plus, there’s room service and a stocked minibar in each room. Guests can also access facilities and dining at a selection of nearby resorts, including Iberostar Selection Paraiso Lindo, Iberostar Selection Paraiso Maya, Iberostar Tucan, Iberostar Quetzal, Iberostar Cozumel, Iberostar Paraiso del Mar, and Iberostar Paraiso Beach.

During the day, guests can enjoy the beach and any of the resort’s 10 swimming pools. Every evening, there’s live entertainment. Star Camp features activities and even a pool and splash pad just for kids. Adults get a fitness center and spa. Plus, there’s a PADI dive center and an 18-hole golf course on-site.

There are 426 rooms, suites, and villas that can accommodate the whole family, with space ranging from about 400 square feet to over 1,500 square feet. Most accommodations even have an ocean view.

IHG One Rewards Points Range: 113,000 to 140,000 points per night (minimum 3-night stay)

6. Iberostar Rose Hall Beach (Jamaica)

Iberostar Rose Hall Beach
Iberostar Rose Hall Beach. Image Credit: Iberostar Beachfront Resorts

Iberostar Rose Hall Beach is a family-friendly resort next to Iberostar Grand Rose Hall and Iberostar Selection Rose Hall Suites in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Kids 4 and up can hang out at Star Camp, the resort’s kids club, which has its own pool and small water park. Adults can relax at the spa or try one of the resort’s bars.

The resort features 2 buffets, a snack bar, and 2 à la carte restaurants. Guests staying 3 nights or less can have 1 free dinner at an à la carte restaurant, guests staying 4 to 6 nights get 2 dinners, and guests staying 7 nights or longer get 3 à la carte dinners.

All of the resort’s rooms and suites feature a private balcony or terrace and a minibar that’s restocked daily.

IHG One Rewards Points Range: 100,000 to 131,000 points per night (minimum 4-night stay during select times of the year)

Hot Tip:

Iberostar Rose Hall Beach made our list of the best all-inclusive resorts in Jamaica for families.

7. Iberostar Costa Dorada (Dominican Republic)

Iberostar Costa Dorado
Iberostar Costa Dorada. Image Credit: Iberostar Beachfront Resorts

Iberostar Costa Dorado is on the north coast of the Dominican Republic, near Puerto Plata. This lush, beachfront resort features 3 swimming pools, a fitness center, tennis courts, and even archery targets.

This resort has an on-site PADI-certified dive center for guests who want to explore the underwater world. For those who would rather sit back and relax, there’s SPA Sensations. In addition to treatments, the spa offers hydrotherapy, a sauna, and a beauty salon. During the day, guests can browse at the shopping center or take part in one of the resort’s organized activities, including bingo and pool games. Every evening, there’s a variety of live entertainment.

Star Camp offers organized activities for kids from 4 to 17. There are also 2 children’s pools, a playground, and a disco for kids.

The resort features 3 à la carte restaurants, a buffet, and a snack bar. It also has 4 bars, including a pool bar and a nightclub.

IHG One Rewards Points Range: 51,000 to 73,000 points per night (minimum 3-night stay)

Hot Tip:

If you’re on a tight budget, consider the Iberostar Costa Dorada Resort in the Dominican Republic. Cash rates can be less than $200 per night for 2 people. Unfortunately, the price in points is still high, often resulting in a value of less than 0.3 cents per point, so this isn’t a great deal for IHG One Rewards points.

8. Iberostar Alcudia Park (Spain)

Iberostar Alcudia Park
Iberostar Alcudia Park. Image Credit: Iberostar Beachfront Resorts

Iberostar Alcudia Park lies along the shores of Playa de Muro beach on Spain’s Mallorca island. Looking at this beachfront resort, it’s easy to see why it’s considered one of the best Iberostar resorts.

Guests can go to the beautiful beach or one of the resort’s 4 swimming pools, including an indoor pool. There’s bike storage for guests taking advantage of Mallorca’s cycling routes to sites like the Formentor Lighthouse or Sa Calobra. At the end of the day, guests can relax in the Finnish sauna or with a massage at SPA Sensations.

Families should be right at home at Iberostar Alcudia Park, since many of the guest rooms are designed with families in mind. Kids can hang out at the miniature water park and Star Camp, a space with fun activities for kids 4 to 17.

One of the notable things about Iberostar Alcudia Park is that it offers 3 different meal plans, so guests can personalize their experience. The all-inclusive plan includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffets, access to the snack bar and ice cream, and bar service. The half-board plan includes the breakfast and dinner buffet, and the bed-and-breakfast plan includes the breakfast buffet.

Guests looking for something special can book a Star Prestige room to get exclusive benefits, including access to the hotel’s rooftop lounge.

IHG One Rewards Points Range: 51,000 to 138,000 points per night (Bookings using IHG One Rewards points include the bed-and-breakfast meal plan.)

Hot Tip:

So, what does all-inclusive mean, anyway? Generally speaking, these plans include 3 meals a day plus snacks and drinks. Depending on the location, all-inclusive plans can also include extras like alcoholic drinks and activities.

9. Iberostar Club Cala Barca (Spain)

Iberostar Club Cala Barca
Iberostar Club Cala Barca. Image Credit: Iberostar Beachfront Resorts

On the southeast coast of Mallorca, Iberostar Club Cala Barca is a sprawling resort set on a shady, secluded cove with direct beach access.

Of the resort’s 10 swimming pools, 5 are perfect for children. There’s a water playground, as well as a pool with a giant inflatable beach ball. Organized activities for kids 4 to 17 are available at the resort’s kids club, Star Camp.

While the kids play, adults can try out any of the resort’s sports and activities:

  • Aerobics
  • Archery and shooting
  • Darts
  • Fit jumping
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain biking
  • Paddleboard yoga
  • Scuba diving classes (May through October)
  • Shuffleboard
  • Snooker
  • Snorkeling
  • Soccer
  • Spinning
  • Swimming lessons (May through September)
  • Table tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Water aerobics

At Iberostar Club Cala Barca, you can enjoy Mediterranean, Mexican, and international cuisine at 4 restaurants and a food truck. Local beverages are served at 6 bars.

There are 695 guest rooms on the property, including family rooms, suites, villas, and apartments.

IHG One Rewards Points Range: 74,000 to 145,000 points per night

Hot Tip:

Save money getting there by using points and miles to fly to Spain.

10. Iberostar Grand Bávaro (Dominican Republic)

Iberostar Grand Bavaro All Inclusive Resort
Iberostar Grand Bávaro. Image Credit: Iberostar Beachfront Resorts

Iberostar Grand Bávaro is an adults-only resort with 3 swimming pools, a fitness center, and a spa. This resort has a whopping 20 restaurants and 14 bars. All of the restaurants and 24-hour-a-day room service are included. Golf is available at the Iberostar Bávaro Golf Club, and all guests can access the spa’s hydrotherapy area.

Sports and entertainment activities are available daily, and there’s live entertainment every night. Each guest receives 1 hour daily of complimentary nonmotorized aquatic activities, including kayaking, snorkeling, and windsurfing.

Guests can access all restaurants and facilities at Coral Level at the Iberostar Selection Bávaro, Iberostar Dominicana, and Iberostar Punta Cana.

Each of the 273 guest rooms has a balcony, a jetted tub, and a stocked minibar. Select rooms have butler service.

IHG One Rewards Points Range: 91,000 to 115,000 points per night (minimum 3-night reservation)

Final Thoughts

IHG and Iberostar entered into a partnership in late 2022 to bring up to 70 Iberostar Beachfront Resorts locations to the IHG portfolio. Iberostar retains ownership of these locations, but they are now bookable through the IHG One Rewards program. This gives IHG One Rewards members more choices when it comes to all-inclusive resorts across the Caribbean, Mexico, South America, North Africa, and Europe.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you use IHG points at Iberostar Resorts?

Yes, select Iberostar Beach Resorts can be booked through the IHG One Rewards program. As of June 2024, just over 40 properties could be booked using IHG One Rewards points with more coming soon.

Is Iberostar part of IHG Hotels?

Iberostar and IHG entered into a partnership in late 2022 that allowed select Iberostar hotels to be booked through IHG One Rewards. The 2 companies are owned and operated separately.

Does Iberostar all-inclusive include alcohol?

Yes, alcohol is included in the all-inclusive packages at Iberostar Beachfront Resorts. Premium brands may incur an additional cost, however.

Is Iberostar owned by Marriott?

No, Iberostar Hotels & Resorts is a family-run business owned by Spanish billionaire Miguel Fluxà Rosselló.

Can you book Iberostar with points?

Yes, a selection of Iberostar Resorts can be booked using IHG One Rewards points. IHG credit cardholders are eligible to get the fourth night free when booking with points.

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About Katie Seemann

Katie has been in the points and miles game since 2015 and started her own blog in 2016. She’s been freelance writing since then and her work has been featured in publications like Travel + Leisure, Forbes Advisor, and Fortune Recommends.

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