We exchanged (RCI) a timeshare week for a week at the Grand Mayan Acapulco. There were six of us: Grandpa, Grandma, daughter, son-in-law, and two granddaughters (ages 3 and 7). We had a 2-bedroom condo, with a living room and kitchen (refrigerator, stove top, & microwave - no oven). The room exceeded all of our expectations. Our room was convenient to the water park, pool, and beach. A previous review said that the water park was an additional cost. However, upon checking in, one clerk said it was extra; another said it was included. For us, it was included, which was great. Everyday we went to the water park first thing in the morning and for a few hours in the afternoon. We avoided the mid-day sun.
The pool is huge and was great for the girls. They used the pool before the water park opened (10 am) in the morning.
The hotel is adjacent to a nice sandy beach. The younger grandaughter (3) ran on the beach in and out of the waves, built sand castles, and looked for shells and birds. Our son-in-law rented boogie boards a few times for him and our older granddaughter (7).
One evening the hotel had a movie on the beach - a new and fun experience for all of us. (But, they charged for the popcorn.)
Benjamin Alarcon is a driver that we would highly recommend. He picked us up at the airport, took us to the hotel, waited while we checked in, then took us to WalMart to stock up and back. One day he took us for a day of sightseeing at the cliff divers, and a tour of Acapulco. Since he has young children of his own, he knew just how to pace the day so the girls didn't get bored, and the adults saw what they wanted as well. Another afternoon / evening he took us to a tour of the huge lagoon where the girls and adults had a good time seeing a variety of birds and other animals. Afterwards, he took us to a great seafood restaurant on the beach. He has a large suburban which fit all six of us comfortably. All-in-all having a personal driver was more convenient (and probably more economical) than renting a car.
Even though I rated everything about this experience as 5 stars, there were some negatives:
Wi-fi in the room was over the top expensive
We went for the "90-minute" sales pitch. Never again. It was extremely high pressure.
Bottom line: Our granddaughters said this was the best vacation ever. Mom and dad said it was the best ever. Grandpa and Grandma hit a home run!
- Also Known As:
- Grand Mayan Acapulco Hotel Acapulco
- Grand Mayan Hotel Acapulco
- Acapulco Grand Mayan