Mostly I want to share the things that have taken place after our amazing trip to the Mayan Sea Garden in Feb 2012. I know I am posting late. I have to preface this with this is more of a human interest review (and lengthy) not a full hotel property review. However, my feelings of the resort are that this is a beautiful property and love that it was beach front. The customer service was great as well. We enjoyed the breakfast buffet and the staff humor on engaging guests to have a great time. But, there is more to add.
Have you ever wondered why you met a certain person or why you were in the right place at the right time? Our Mexican trip was just that to us. Bill and I agreed to the sales presentation at the Grand Mayan. (We did go for the freebies-we admit it.) We didn't know at the time but our lives were about to change. Isabel was our presenter and although we didn't buy, she was very professional. After many nos we said, "Isabel, we like you but it's no. However, we want to buy you a drink after your shift."
We spent the afternoon getting to know Isabel and even went into the evening meeting her husband and brother. She invited us to her church. A street church with no roof, chain link fences and plastic chairs. That night her brother her brother gave his life to Christ. Watching Isabel have tears stream down her face, and learning that her brother was changing his life from prison to loving the lord.
During the week, Isabel called us on her day off to show us the best shopping sites. She showed us how to negotiate prices and when to walk away empty handed. She was inspiring and generous with her time and spirit.
Bill and I enjoyed a swim at the Sea Garden. All the while talking about why and what and how all these things had happened. We felt moved to give back and promote artisans because we had just experienced real culture and somehow it changed us.
From that day on up until this evening, Bill and I have worked tirelessly on creating a company to promote quality items that come from hard working artisans and companies from around the world all from our trip to Mexico and Isabel, her brother and her generosity. We launched our international swimsuit line on Friday and are adding our other product categories over the next few weeks and will continue searching the globe for cool things from hard working people daily.
What we learned from our trip, was to learn people's stories and accept another's heartfelt generosity albeit small or large...because it could just change your life and many others. Thank you Isabel!
- Also Known As:
- Mayan Sea Garden Nuevo Vallarta Hotel Nuevo Vallarta
- Nuevo Vallarta Mayan Sea Garden