We are considering a trip to Nuevo Vallarta (Puerto Vallarta) sometime next year probably b/t April and June. Is the water warm enough to swim in? Are the beaches good? My point of reference is Cancun, Florida gulf coast and Hawaii (as far as swimmable beaches). I absolutely love the Caribbean and Cancun beaches! Will I be happy with the other Mexican coast?
Also, what can anyone tell me about the Vallarta Palace? We've stayed at the Cancun Palace twice and I've stayed at the Sun Palace years ago with my family - all experiences were very positive.
We're looking to do the all-inclusive thing and it will be 3-5 couples going (no children) so all recommendations are welcome!