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Earn Avios with Atlantis, One&Only and Mazagan

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At some point recently, but with no PR announcement, Kerzner International Resorts was added as an Avios-earning partner with British Airways Executive Club.

The name may not ring a bell at first glance, but you will be familiar with its major properties.

Atlantis The Palm, Dubai (click for more details) is one of the leading family resorts in the world (photo below)

One&Only operates a number of very high-end luxury resorts in The Bahamas, Mexico, Mauritius, The Maldives, South Africa, Australia and Dubai.  

One&Only Reethi Rah in The Maldives is generally regarded as the best resort there, whilst the One&Only on The Palm in Dubai is generally seen as the 2nd best property after the Four Seasons.  One&Only Cape Town is an excellent inner-city resort on the Waterfront.

Mazagan is a golf and beach resort in Morocco

Atlantis Dubai

All of these properties will give you 2 Avios per $1 spent with them.  This is only on accommodation – incidental spend on food and drink will not count.

You will need to book directly with the hotels to receive Avios.  Package holidays or bookings via third parties such as Expedia will not count.

You can find out more by visiting the British Airways Executive Club hotel partners page and clicking on the Kerzner box.


how to earn avios from credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 2021)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

There are two official British Airways American Express cards:

British Airways American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

If you have a small business, we especially recommend Capital On Cap’s Visa card which comes with a generous bonus worth 10,500 Avios:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review

(Want to earn more Avios?  Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)

Comments (8)

  • Mud Island Mlungu says:

    If you pay on your BA PP Amex card then essentially you’re getting 3.5 per £1 spent in total.

    • JK says:

      Also worth a reminder, in Atlantis you get 10% off food & drinks with an Emirates Skywards card, so join up if you going to stay there.

    • Genghis says:

      Or slightly more given the 2 Avios per $1 = 2.81 Avios per £1 (at current exchange rate)

  • Maverick says:

    Also note the One & Only Palmilla is a Virtuoso property and you should be able to stack it with Virtuoso benefits and the miles.

    Only issue is, why did they only do it now I have been to most of the properties in the past few years for honeymoons and baby moons etc. And now that we are travelling less they go and add the avois benefit!

  • Simon Schus says:

    Hi there 🙂

    Is there an efficient way to transfer from AMEX Membership Rewards to Accor? Or not so much?

    Simon.

    • Rob says:

      Amex to Finnair (1:1), Finnair to Accor (7:1) – although not really ‘efficient’. Does the job if you are desperate for some points for a redemption or to retain status though.

  • Michelle says:

    As a side note, deals for the mazagan often come up on travel zoo. I went last spring and the hotel was one of the best I’ve stayed at.