Wow is all I can say after staying 2 weeks at the Melia Puerto Vallarta. We had an amazing trip that exceeded all of our expectations. Ignore the negative reviews because we couldn't find anything negative. We will be going back to this resort 100% next time we visit Puerto Vallarta.
Hotel Room: We stayed in the Family and Co room (bunk beds and 2 double beds). The two oldest kids slept in the bunk beds and the wife and I pushed the two doubles together to make 1 massive king bed for us and our 6 month old, it was perfect. The room was perfect, everything worked great.
Pool: the pool was where we spent almost every day. The pool was great, perfect temperature. The kids could touch for a good portion of the pool which was awesome. They had a blast playing in the pool. Angel was refilling our drinks every 5 minutes, we couldn't keep up! He was amazing, and one of the main reasons we will be back for sure!
Food: We thought the food was great. The drinks were Amazing; they have tons of variety of booze and good beer. We never ate at the a la carte by choice and the breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet's always had a ton of variety. And it changed daily. The kids loved the variety and so did we. Couldn't have asked for better. We always sat with Hector, Raul and Simon, They were quick to remember our favorite drinks, and constantly coming over to clear our table and ask if we needed anything. Their service level was amazing. Those 3 gentlemen are another reason we will be choosing this hotel again.
Beach: The beach was awesome... I expected it to be extremely rocky and hard sand, but it was the opposite... it was only rocky for about a foot, where the waves broke on the shore and the rest was fluffy sand, so enjoyable.
Nightly Shows: the Entertainment staff/dancers put on amazing shows every night... We didn’t think we would go to any nightly shows but in fact we went every night! They were so good... The illusion show and circus show were our favorites... so professional! Well done!
The baby Rock Club:
My comments here will only reflect the baby rock club which is for kids I believe 4 months -4years, as that is within the age bracket of our kids, however, I could see that the older club for the bigger kids was awesome as well.
The baby Rock Club made this vacation a True Vacation for us Parents. As some readers know, Parents rarely get a complete vacation because young kids are still a ton of work! However, the baby rock club made it possible for us parents to get an hour or two of complete relaxation time, while the kids were completely entertained BY THE AMAZING BABY ROCK CLUB STAFF. I can’t say enough how awesome the staff is at the baby rock club.... Karina, Lala, Francia were amazing with our kids, that our kids wanted to go to baby rock all the time to escape the sun and play indoors. The staff would take them to feed the fish, play in the park (which is awesome BTW). We brought a packnplay to the pool to nap our 6 month old, but we soon learned that we could bring the 6 month old to the babyrockclub for a nap in the air-conditioning. We needed a true vacation from work and a few hours from parenting here and there and we got it... not to mention it was ALL INCLUDED in the price!!! Truly amazing. This is the BIGGEST reason we will choose Melia Puerto Vallarta again.
Gabriella took wonderful family pictures of us for free, and then we just paid for the photos which were well priced!
Freddy rented us Kayaks on the beach and we kayaked with dolphins and Whales right in front of the hotel! It was a dream come true. This was unexpected and a truly awesome part of the trip.
Marco Antonio is one of the Lead Activity coordinators and he was awesome and fun. I enjoyed playing beach volleyball daily with him and other guests. They had so many fun contests and activities daily that kept everyone entertained.
We will be back again, and I highly recommend you go!
We stayed in room 1121 from December 4-December 17th 2013
I’d be happy to answer any questions if you have any before your trip or if you’re planning/questioning on going just send me an email I’d be glad to answer anything I can.(jwpresnail at gmail.com)
The family and Co rooms were great. we stayed in 1121 and loved it
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