In this guide we look at the various options for earning points or rewards for stays at One&Only Resorts, either by booking direct and through an online travel agent.
Through Emirates, there is currently an all-inclusive package of two nights’ accommodation, meals and activities at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley in New South Wales – and you can earn points in a number of frequent flyer programs.
Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley special offer
With this promotion, you’ll get two nights’ accommodation, meals and activities for $1590 per person ($100 surcharge for weekend stays).
- A heritage villa with private swimming pool
- Daily gourmet breakfast, lunch and dinner including selected wines, beers and non-alcoholic beverages
- Two daily on-site nature-based activities per day
You must be an Emirates Skywards member and book by 10 April 2017 for stays up to 31 August 2017.
Book by phoning (02) 9308 0550 or emailing [email protected].
One&Only Resort properties
One&Only have a growing number of high-end resorts, including two in Australia – Hayman Island and Wolgan Valley.
Hayman Island Great Barrier Reef
One&Only Hayman Island, photo courtesy of One&Only
One&Only Hayman Island Beach Wing Room, photo courtesy of One&Only
Swimming pool at One&Only Wolgan Valley
Villa at One&Only Wolgan Valley
One&Only Maldives beachfront, photo courtesy of One&Only
One&Only Maldives water villa, photo courtesy of One&Only
One&Only The Palm Dubai, photo courtesy of One&Only
One&Only The Palm Dubai beach front villa, photo courtesy of One&Only
Should you booking direct or through an online travel agent?
If you book directly through the One&Only Resorts website, you can earn points with a number of popular frequent flyer programs, including Qantas, Velocity and KrisFlyer.
Here’s a list of points earn rates for One&Only Resorts:
|Booking channel/frequent flyer program||Points earn|
|British Airways Executive Club||2 Avios per USD spent|
|Emirates Skywards||1 mile per USD spent|
|Etihad Guest||1 mile per USD spent|
|KrisFlyer||1 mile per USD spent|
|Qantas||1 point per USD spent|
|Velocity||3 points per AUD spent at Hayman Island;
1000 per stay overseas;
no earn at Wolgan Valley
|Book through OTA|
|Agoda PointsMAX||Varies depending on hotel and price|
|Expedia+ and Cashrewards||5.5% cashback + 2 Expedia+ points per AUD spent|
|Hotels.com and Cashrewards||5.5% cashback + Hotels.com booking credit|
|Kaligo||Varies depending on hotel and price|
It all comes down to price. If prices are comparable and you are loyal to a particular frequent flyer program, then it may make sense to book direct and earn points in that program.
However it’s worth remembering you can score night credits or points from OTA programs from the likes of Hotels.com or Expedia. Start by reading our guide to how to earn cashback with Cashrewards and booking through an OTA.
The Emirates Wolgan Valley experience is pretty vast, so we have broken our experiences into several articles.
This is the full series:
- Part 1: Getting to Wolgan Valley, Villas and Accommodation
- Part 2: The Lodge & Dining
- Part 3: Activities & Conclusion
- Part 4: How to book One&Only resorts and earn points / best value