I will be taking my first trip to PV in late November (YAY!!!).
I'm staying from Friday - Friday at the Mayan Palace (Marina) and am extending the stay by an additional day. Since I will have experienced the food and culture of the area for a week (thanks TA forums for having a wealth of info), I'd really like to do an all-inclusive for my last day (and birthday). I don't have a HUGE budget and the hotel I choose has to be available on a hotel booking site that I use for my business travel because I can apply a free night toward this hotel. I have booked the Buenaventura, but I started wondering if I should head out to Nuevo Vallarta and since I watched the magic in the 20's traveler thread, I thought I'd seek the advice from those more familiar than I with the area. I'm not set on moving, I'm quite pleased with my choice in PV so I don't have to move areas.
The Occidental Grand, Royal Suites (Punta Mita), Grand Palladium are in my price range.
Thanks in advance for all of your help.