Just back a couple of days and missing the sun and warmth already. This resort is everything it says it is!! It's in a great location on the beach, ten minutes from the airport. The suites themselves and the resort overall are elegant and luxurious - very clean inside and out. The grounds are just beautiful. The activity staff at the main pool are great and they provide entertainment and games daily.
The Grand Mayan is large but it doesn't feel too large or impersonal. We never had trouble finding a pool chair, never had to wait to be seated at a restaurant, were always served quickly with a smile at all of the bars. The overall size of the resort and the numerous staff ensures that you'll be able to walk outside at any given time of the day and go where you want and do whatever it is you wish. We didn't feel crowded in any way.
The pools are fabulous - warm and clean. The lazy river is a lot of fun and a very nice way to cool down. We walked the beach morning and evening and it was beautiful. We had red flag days the entire time we were there but that didn't affect the holiday at all, due to the numerous pools to be enjoyed.
Food at the restaurants and pool side bars was reasonable and the resort offered two-for-one drink specials all day long at the bars. We did carry a cooler down to the pool decks a number of times as did many others. We ate in our suite a number of times - yes, we'd read Trip Advisor reviews and shopped for groceries at Walmart - a $11.00 cab ride to Walmart each way but was a nice trip away from the resort on day two to stock up on munchies, breakfast items, fruit and vegetables. We purchased beer from the Carona Factory at $1.00 per beer. Generally speaking, we ate one meal out each day and had a few drinks at the bars each, daily. Our food/drink bill was less than $500.00 for the week.
We took one day trip away from the resort with Vallarta Adventures and they are a very professional, energetic group providing well priced excursions.
This vacation cost us approximately the same as an all-inclusive holiday a few years back at New Year's time but the accomodations and food were much better here.
We had never travelled using a time-share before - We now highly recommend it - we find at all-inclusive resorts we tire of the buffet restaurants within a few days but at the Grand Mayan we had restaurant choices and food in our room (along with a clean, well-equiped Kitchen), so the boredom didn't set in. We loved sitting in our soaker tub watching in the evening watching the sun set.
We'll be back.
- Also Known As:
- Grand Mayan Nuevo Vallarta Hotel Nuevo Vallarta
- Wyndham Nuevo Vallarta
- Grand Mayan Resort Nuevo Vallarta
- Grand Mayan Puerto Vallarta