Let me start my review with the only negative of this resort. It is not for everyone.
That being said, if you can handle an open air casita, serene beach cove, your own private chef making fresh Mexican meals, great company, and no worries in the world then this is for you!
Upon arrival from your 20-30 minute boat ride in a small fishing type boat (because the only way you can get here is by boat) you are greated by several staff members to assist you in grabbing your luggage as you run to avoid the next wave from grabbing your feet.
After a brief check in to confirm your food preferences (ie. vegan, vegetarian, no onions, etc) and favorite morning beverage you are guiding to your own casita.
We were lucky enough to stay in the Cliff House which was situated above the cove of Majahuitas. The only downside to our house is that it was over 60 stairs to reach our little home. Otherwise our room was equipped with separate bedrooms, 2 toilets, 2 showers, and 2 sinks. Since it was just my wife and I we each took our own bathroom which worked out very nicely. The waves at night were louder than expected and it was a little difficult to sleep the first night but sleep seemed to go fine after that first night.
The GONG sounds when all meals are ready to go. Breakfast and Lunch with the group you came with. Dinner is eaten family style with one large table including all the guests.
Each meal was unique and the food was phenominal. We eat out a lot and we eat a lot of Mexican food and this food was GREAT! I won't give away too much about the menu because I think the surprise is fun. If you do not want to be surprised, let the staff know and they will customize your meals to meet your wants and needs.
There are optional activities to take part in. Generally, there is one activity in the morning each day that some take part in and some do not. We took part in everything and we really enjoyed everything. The hike through the jungle (as I call it) was a lot of fun. It was a long walk and you better be in decent shape to finish it. It culminates with some cool looking falls. Again, I don't want to give away the extra fun pieces of thie hike but I think it is worth going on.
We went on a zip-line tour that we paid extra for but was organized through the resort. As someone who is deathly afraid of heights, I dealt with my fear and the staff there was great in making sure everyone feels very safe. The zipline company is an American owned company (take that for what it is worth).
On another day, we took advantage of the kayaks and snorkle gear and did a little snorkling. Make sure to ask for some bread from the staff before going and you will see hundreds of fish surround you.
There are probably several things we are forgetting to mention but to me the most important things to note are that the staff members are EXCELLENT. They go above and beyond to make sure your stay and experience are 5 star. Second, you feel nothing but safe at the resort and in your open air casita. Although I had nightmares of indigenous people raiding our casita, after going on the hike you realize that nobody lives within an hour of this place. There are not wild tigers or sharks to worry about either. Lastly, the environment is very much on Mexican time. Chill, relax, and enjoy life. You being to ask yourself why do I work so hard to enjoy this for only a few days?
Thank you to the staff and the other guest that stayed with us. We made some great friends during our stay and we hope to see you all again sooner than later!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Majahuitas is an eco-friendly resort consisting of only eight little casitas, all built strategically around the cove to enjoy a beautiful ocean view. The resort is located on one of the most exclusive beaches in Puerto Vallarta's Bay of Banderas, and is only accessible by boat. Although not an island, you will get the feeling of being on your own private deserted getaway. All energy is solar powered. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Majahuitas Hotel Majahuitas