El Careyes Club & Residences

El Careyes Club & Residences

Carretera Barra De Careyes Km 53.5, Careyes 48894 Mexico
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Lounge by the beach
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#2 of 2 hotels in Careyes
Location
4.5
Cleanliness
4.6
Service
4.6
Value
4.1
A Private Estate Resort in the Mexican Pacific
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Wifi
Hot tub
Infinity pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Poolside bar
Casino and Gambling
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Kitchenette
Microwave
Minibar
Refrigerator
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Ocean View
Romantic

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Carretera Barra De Careyes Km 53.5, Careyes 48894 Mexico
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Sancarlo wrote a review Apr 2005
Los Angeles38 contributions97 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
For our second trip to Mexico my wife and I wanted to explore the Pacific coast, but stay away from the masses of Puerto Vallarta.
El Careyes turned out to be an excellent choice. Our stay was extremely enjoyable and romantic. We visited in mid March and the weather was lovely. We needed a sweater at night. The staff was very friendly and helpfull. the rooms were simply decorated in what I'd describe as "luxury camping". It isn't a five star hotel like you would find in Bali, but a sporty chic four star hangout. We enjoyed those beautiful sunsets, (and those star filled skies at night free of mosquitoes). The pool is expansive and the hotel isn't big, so it never feels crowded.
This place isn't for everyone though. Unlike the Yucatan, (our first venture in this country), coastal Jalisco is very rustic and desolate. The dusty towns tend to be recent, very basic and desolate. There isn't much of anything worth touring about - such as ancient ruins or quaint towns, (unless you venture inland a bit). Yet, there is something charming about the whole place. Few people, few cars on the road, no beggars, no corrupt cops, no tourists and lots of empty space.
So what's the advantage of staying here, you might ask? You don't have to worry about missing anything if you don't feel like touring, because you are truly staying in the best place on the Costa Allegre, (even better than at El Tamarindo, which we believe to be too expensive, isolated and boring unless you are into golf). So bring a good book and park youself by the pool or by the beach accompanied by a cold drink at hand and enjoy doing nothing.
The resort's restaurant is very good, especially since the kitchen has been recently placed under Australian chef Andy. By the way... you can drink the water straight out of the faucet, because this resort has access to their own private well. So eat the salads -you are safe here. If you want a little variety, try the Playa Rosa restaurant, located in the same village complex (known as the Casitas de las Flores). This place serves very good food and it is cute.
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Date of stay: March 2005
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Austin99 wrote a review Mar 2006
Austin, TX14 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is my first review so please bear with me, my wife and I stayed at this resort in December 05 and then went back the first week of February and got married there. Being a platinum member of starwood preferred I have been lucky to have stayed at some of the nicest resorts and hotels in and around America. I can tell you without a doubt this is the nicest resort I have been to. The first stay in December we stayed in the ocean view suite and had a very large room with a hot tub on the balcony. The bathroom was a little small but not uncomfortable. The bed as with most Westins and luxury resorts seems to always exceed expectations. The hot tub while warm never got really hot, which wasn’t a problem and never prevented us from enjoying a nice sunset from the balcony of our room. The rooms were cleaned twice a day and the bed was turned down every night, some nights a nice gift was left on the bed for us to keep. Overall the rooms were clearly above average but not the best you will ever find. The second stay in February we stayed in the Ocean front suite, this room was smaller then the first but every bit as nice. This room also has a hot tub on the balcony and the view is amazing.

The service is what helps this resort separate itself from the others. It seems that after a day or two everyone knew our name and was very helpful. We always had someone there to take our order for drinks or food whether we were on the beach or on an oversized couch watching the day go by. It’s hard to walk around without someone from the resort saying hello or asking if there’s anything they can do for you.

This resort is not near any big towns so that might not be for some people. There are a few very small towns with 15 minutes or so from the resort where you can find some small restaurants. There is also playa rosa which is walking distance from the resort and is on the beach. The place is fantastic and so is the polo club which is about a 30 minute drive away. The restaurant at the resort was great and they have no problems going off the menu and preparing something just for you. One of our favorite places was a little fish hut that’s walking distance from the resort. The serve fresh fish for $8 and beer for $1, it’s in a beautiful location right on the beach. Next to the fish hut there is small open outdoor bar that has music and drinks at night. They have a bonfire on the beach and a place to dance by their bar, both places shouldn’t be missed.

While the resort is only 48 rooms we found plenty to do the week we were there. We spent one day out on a boat following three humpback whales and also stumbled upon a school of over 100+ dolphin. We also went fishing for marlin and managed to latch on to a good sized one before he decided it was time to get off. The massages were some of the best my wife had ever experienced. I also took the time to go to El Tamarindo and spend the day golfing. The course is amazing, they never book more then 40 people a day and according to our caddie they never get close to that many. Whether it’s snorkeling, mountain biking, hiking or watching a movie in their theater it seems there was always something for us to do. I have also read that the resort is starting a SCUBA program very soon. This place is perfect for shore dives and I am sure it’s also close to terrific diving locations.

All in all, this place is top notch, from the location to the people who work there. We are already planning a return trip later this year. It’s hard to convey what a magnificent place this is. We had 35 people come to the resort and stay for three days and every one of them rated it as five stars. I also happened to find the review below mine to be less then objective. I understand that some people may have a different experience then my self but I don’t see how you could rate the pool or service as three stars or less. I don’t think anyone could deny it’s obviously above average. If you have a particular problem with the hotel its best to state the good and the bad so people can make an educated decision. Rating everything low because of a couple of problems is going beyond the scope of objectivity.
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Date of stay: February 2006
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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NYmedia wrote a review Jan 2005
NYC2 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wow, first the place was a lot hipper than we were expecting, which was a nice surprise.

The place is small, stylish, and in the middle of nowhere. The nowhere part is actually good, really unspoiled, exotic birds, clear water, tropical plants.

Lots of outdoor activities, had the best mountain bike ride of my life on a cliff top trail overlooking the ocean with unbelievable views. On the way back by the lagoon they told me not to fall off the bike because of the crocodiles, I think they were kidding. We also went kyaking, horseback riding, and for long walks on deserted beaches.

Night time was equally fun, big sofas by the beach to watch the sunset and they serve you drinks there. The hotel food was good, lots of fresh seafood and next door a very glamourous restaurant with even better food.

The crowd was pretty cool, Europeans who seemed to have lots of money plus LA types in the movie biz, the scene at the bar at night was really great.

Finally the very friendly, helpful staff who really treated you like their guest and went out of their way just to be nice.

We are going back with friends in March to share this great place.
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Date of stay: January 2005
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Pietro B wrote a review Apr 2022
Cologne, Germany12 contributions13 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sadly I have to say that we didn't enjoy our trip to the Careyes Club & Residences at all. The location is of course special and the architecture of the whole area is wonderful. The rooms are nice but basic & pricy. But that's where the magic ends. The beaches are not really to swim at all. Pools are good. But the worst is the costumer service. I had to ask for everything several times and in the end 4/5 replies I got were wrong. One of the most embarrassing moments was that they had an cocktail party planned in one of the beautiful villas in Careyes. I asked twice in the reception if really everyone is allowed to attend the cocktail party. "Of course, it's for all the guests"...so I asked for the directions, I got transferred to a Manager who explained me how to get there and I asked again, if we really could go there. As they had a flyer in the receptions advertising this event. 2h later we drove to the villa. What took us nearly 30 min because of the difficult roads....as soon we entered the property we some guests looking at us with disgust and a woman approached us, telling us that we are not allowed to be here. This is a private property. Then I mentioned the event advertised by the hotel. But she replied me that this event was canceled. I mentioned that I just spook to the manager of the Hotel and who even confirmed me the event 2h ago. She then replied me..ooh then he most likely didn't received the e-mail. Honestly we felt like complete idiots. IMO you should not travel to Careyes if you can not effort to rent villa for 8 -12k a night. If not you're treated like a second-class guest visiting Hollywood. I'm very sad we lost our time and money visiting this place. Not worth the hype at all.
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Date of stay: April 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Andre S wrote a review Dec 2023
3 contributions2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The nature on the place is beautiful but the service is horrible and the infrastructure aged and not well maintened. The employees have no training at all and have no idea what they are doing. It is impossible to write here all the details of the terrible service, they just do not care at all. The manager responsible for the careyes club is the most arrogante and incompetent that i meet in my life. She does not care about service and the customer, she just like to play with her dog.
Do not waste your time coming to this place.
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Date of stay: December 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Vacationer15228 wrote a review Jun 2004
Houston, Texas1 contribution18 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I decided to stay at the El Careyes Beach Resort based, in part, on the wonderful reveiws that we had read about the resort. We both feel that we were misled. Although El Careyes is part of Starwood's Luxury Collection, it certainly does not in the same category as the other Starwood luxury collection hotels that we have visited in the past. Our room (junior ocean view suite) was nice -- albeit minimally appointed. The terrace and bathroom, however, were great. The primary problem with this resort is (1) the service and (2) the food. With respect to the service, the resort is very small so you would expect that the service could and should be very attentive. However, we repeatedly had a difficult time getting anyone to wait on us -- particularly when we were by the pool. Once we placed an order (mainly drinks), it would literally take our waitperson 30 to 45 minutes to bring them. Seriously. And it wasn't because they were busy because there were only about 7 other guests by the pool. My husband ultimately accused me of taking him to a "fat farm" because he could only average about a beer an hour (and that was with ordering two at once!), which brings me to the other issue: the food. The resort only has one restaurant, which wouldn't be a problem if it was good -- but it's not. The dinner menu literally has four entrees to choose from (one vegetarian) and four appetizers to choose from. Again, this wouldn't be a problem if the selections were appetizing -- but they weren't. They mainly consisted of things such as "squid" and local fish that neither of us were familiar with (and we are very well-traveled). If you do decide to go, there is another restaurant about an 8 minute walk down the beach. We only learned about this restaurant from one of the resort employees that befriended us. It is not listed in any of the literature and the resort does not advertise it. This restaurant has more variety but the quality is not that great -- but better than what you get at the resort. Lastly, you should know that there is not very much to do at this resort -- no parasailing, no jet-skis -- and that the beach is not very pretty -- no white sand. In short, we would never go back and would not recommend this resort to any of our friends.
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MattR_Chicago wrote a review Feb 2006
Chicago, IL24 contributions86 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I went to El Careyes for our honeymoon in December 2005. We flew to Puerto Vallarta and opted for the hotel-sponsored car service to save us from the hassles of renting a car and driving. From the minute we stepped out of the car at El Careyes to the moment we left everything was perfect. Upon getting to the resort we were greeted with cold towels to cool our faces and nice cool drinks during our check in. We were given a good tour of the resort, which was almost completely empty at the time. Most of the week we were there we felt like one of few guests there. We had one of the nice junior ocean front suites with our own plunge pool on the deck with spectacular views of the ocean. We quickly realized that there is nothing like going to sleep with the sounds of the ocean waves every night!

Our first night there, we were treated to a surprise when we returned to our room after dinner. The resort, knowing that it was our honeymoon, placed a very good bottle of champagne on ice and chocolate dipped strawberries in our room. We were shocked at the gift!

We spent most of our time lazing around on the beach or the pool side or in our own plunge pool (we kept it cool during the day and about as hot as a hot tub at night). We ate most of our meals at the resort hotel, which was good food at reasonable prices (not as expensive as I expected). We ate two dinners at the Playa Rosa beach, and the food there was even better (and they have excellent daquaris).

We had room service deliver breakfast to our patio every morning. Try the french toast! Its to die for!

Though we were not very active during the trip, there are a number of activities to keep one busy beyond sitting on the beach, napping and reading. You can rent kayacks, mountain bikes, get spa treatment, play ping pong, rent movies, go birdwatching, go to the local polo club and other fun stuff.

The staff were fantastic, incredibly nice and attentive to our needs (almost too much so!).

We were very sad to go, but cannot wait until our next trip!
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Date of stay: December 2005
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Resort4493 wrote a review Jul 2004
2 contributions21 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It took me months to find a honeymoon destination. I researched hotels in Hawaii, Mexico, the Bahamas, Jamaica, and all over the US. The reason I chose El Careyes is because of its noted seclusion. I did not want a hotel that had kids running around and teenagers taking up the pool and hundreds of people crowding the beach and hotel. We were looking for a place that we could sit together in peace, watch a beautiful sunset, read a book, and do all of the fun honeymoon stuff IN PRIVATE! That is exactly what we found at Costa Careyes! I totally disagree with the review that is noted before me. It is a 5 star resort, it is beautiful! The restaurant is fantastic and the service was wonderful. Our second floor patio had a private hot tub (in the shape of a pool) that overlooked the ocean and every morning the staff cleaned it and put yellow mandavilla flowers in it. I could go on for hours about how wonderful it was. BUT, if you are looking for loud parties, jet skis, parasailing... it is not the place for you. It is for resting and relaxing..which brings me to the spa. We had a massage every day that we were there (5 days) and it was wonderful. We will return to this hotel every year for our anniversary!
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southerninc wrote a review Jun 2006
Austin, Texas62 contributions80 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Careyes isn´t as good as we thought it would be. My fiance and I went for a weekend getaway, and expected a luxourious breath taking attention for what we were paying and it wasn´t at all. The suit was ok, but it had maintenance problems, some light bulbs went off, the bathroom was very small. The jacuzzie didn´t worked well. They have nice details but the room was simply plain, the restaurant was also expensive and the food was average, plus they didn´t have some of the things on the menu. There are not many places to eat nearby, so you have to settle for the restaurant. Sunsets were beautiful and breath taking, but that ´s just the Pacific charm, and the hotel had nothing to do with it, maybe just have nice garden areas. The Spa was ok, but simply average.
I really expected more for my money, It was simply Plain.
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Date of stay: September 2004
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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sarahm wrote a review May 2006
LA, CA2 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at El Careyes Beach Resort in mid-May and really enjoyed it. It was the perfect late spring getaway and after 4 days we felt pleasantly bored. The weather was in the 80's every day (just a bit humid) and the water was warm. It's a small but beautiful resort with less than 50 rooms and it never felt crowded. The pool is nice and there are tons of lounge chairs, however the actual beachfront is fairly short so while you can go in the water, it's not the place for long strolls down the beach (unless you want to go back and forth). The rooms are nice and spacious, however the bed was a bit on the firm side and the sheets were rough (or maybe I was sunburned!) for the type of place that seems like it should be obsessed with it's high thread-count. The staff is friendly and helpful. The mango daiquiries are fantastic! The restaurant is a bit over-priced and the menu never changes so plan to explore local places. You might check out a local seafood shack that we heard was good but never made it to, and ditto a nearby Italian restaurant. We did go to a great and really cheap restaurant nearby called La Loma that has terrific Mexican food and $1 beers (as opposed to $6 at the resort). A Brazilian steak place across the street from La Loma is supposed to be good and cheap as well. You'll need a car to get to these last 2 restaurants as they are about 15 min away by car. If possible, try to fly into Manzanillo airport and rent a car there. It's an easy 1 hr. drive -- as opposed to the 3 hr. ride from PV -- and then you don't have to pay for taxis etc. if you want to eat elsewhere.
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Date of stay: May 2006
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Shaun J asked a question Dec 2014
Is Scuba diving gear provided?
Answer from JONES J
Careyes, Mexico22 contributions7 helpful votes
Hello Shaun and Jonathan, El Careyes is not closed anymore! big reopening is coming this November 2017. you can contact them for next visit! and get ready to enjoy this paradise!
Sag harbor Alice wrote a tip Feb 2020
Sag Harbor, New York48 contributions25 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"You are lucky to find any availability"
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FrequentTraveller25 wrote a tip Apr 2015
Brussels128 contributions55 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Casita Tucan is not always available and it can be difficult at some times to find another casita."
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JonyEX&Coffee wrote a tip Dec 2013
El Arenal, Mexico537 contributions56 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms at the house are close to the service and people but the experience of the tower room is highly recommended"
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BrendanK1992 wrote a tip Nov 2012
Dublin, Ireland15 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Do all you can to get a beachfront room"
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LuxurySpeaks wrote a tip Jul 2012
Scottsdale, AZ49 contributions21 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for specific unit with spa/pool - site near walking paths back to main hotel unit; ask ahead for available in-villa massage. Get updates on local jeep tours for booking/availability. Use of common Spanish phrases will be helpful."
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PRICE RANGE
$552 - $723 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
el careyes beach hotel careyes
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
El Careyes Beach Resort
LOCATION
MexicoJaliscoCostalegreCareyes
NUMBER OF ROOMS
35
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EL CAREYES CLUB & RESIDENCES

Frequently Asked Questions about El Careyes Club & Residences
What are some of the property amenities at El Careyes Club & Residences?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at El Careyes Club & Residences?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at El Careyes Club & Residences?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at El Careyes Club & Residences?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to El Careyes Club & Residences?
Conveniently located restaurants include Playa Rosa, La Coscolina, and Punto Como.
Are there opportunities to exercise at El Careyes Club & Residences?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does El Careyes Club & Residences have airport transportation?
Yes, El Careyes Club & Residences offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is El Careyes Club & Residences located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Careyes.
Does El Careyes Club & Residences offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Does El Careyes Club & Residences have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is El Careyes Club & Residences accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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