W Hotel Punta de Mita Ocean Front Haven—Picture Review

After a trip to the US, my partner and I wanted to go somewhere special to celebrate our five-year wedding anniversary. Our brief was five days of sand, sun, relaxation and easy accessibility from LA, where we were flying out of back to Sydney.

We hadn’t been to Mexico, so we decided to try the W Punta de Mita as it was only three hours by plane from LA and we were travelling outside the high season but knew the temperature should be above 30°C.

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Case study: How I hit Europe, Japan and Hong Kong in Business Class using 280,000 Qantas Points (Part I)

Sydney-based Point Hacks reader Bevan Smith is an avid traveller and well-versed frequent flyer.

He has just returned from a seven-week holiday to Europe, Japan and Hong Kong, and used only 280,000 Qantas Points + under $1,200 NZD in taxes and fees to fly Business Class the whole way.

Bevan wanted to share how he got hold of the points in the first place, how he booked the flights, and what he thought of some of the flights and lounges. Continue reading…