I could write 3 pages of a review but I will start with what I found to be most important. I first contacted Richard about making reservations (did not go through an agent). Richard offered me a discount if I paid through a check made directly to him 2 weeks before the planned arrival. I REALLY pondered this. I was not sure about the whole transaction and in this day and age that usually is not safe. I had many more conversations with him and with Margot at the resort and thought that I would chance it. I wrote it on an account that would be safe if they took off with my money and I knew I could get it back! Well, all was fine! We arrived in PV and was greeted by someone from the resort immediately and whisked off to a waiting taxi that he had already negotiated for us. Then we were off to meet the boat. Once we got to the boat meeting site a waiter from the restaurant on the beach there told us we had a 20-minute wait and did we want anything. Well we fell for it, ordered a few drinks and then found that our water taxi driver had to now wait on us. He must have had this happen often because he was patient and let us finish our drinks. Then we took the boat to the resort. Upon arriving it was all and more then I thought. Margot met us at the beach and took us inside to ask us a few questions (food allergies and such) and then she showed us to our room. We had the Cliff House. Such a beautiful place, 61 uneven steps up to the house but completely worth the hike. We went inside and you could feel the rest of the world being left outside the door! The view was amazing! So that started our first day there. We got there just before dinner so we headed down to the bar and got a drink and met the other couples staying there. Dinner was family style, everyone having about the same thing (variations made for Vegans and allergies). We sat around a huge table and ate the wonderful food, and talked like we were old friends with the rest of the people there. That night as we crawled up to our beautiful candle lit room and laid in bed my husband and I could hear the waves crashing on the beach. The noise seems to be amplified at our casa so if you cannot sleep with any sound make sure to take your earplugs! The mornings started with coffee and tea outside our rooms and then at 9 they would ring the huge gong and everyone would meet for breakfast. Breakfast was served at individual tables near the beach, as was lunch. The food was amazing and plentiful! The ambiance was very romantic. So romantic that our friend who was with us decided to finally propose to his girlfriend! I could write so much more about the days lying on the beach while they bring you drinks (ask for an Alex special: Kailua, Baileys, milk and a banana blended up!), playing in the water, snorkeling, the outside showers that are so invigorating, watching the whales and dolphins play and just laying there and relaxing! Over all it was the perfect Valentines Getaway! Side note is that the beach does get invaded every afternoon from 11-2 but those who come in pretty much stay to one side of the beach and the staff there will not serve groups or even let them use the bathrooms. They try and keep all the amenities of the resort just for the guests. I did not find these visitors too invasive on my tranquility. I would completely recommend this for couples who want to have some romance and maybe a chance to reconnect.
- 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 a deserted getaway. All energy is solar powered. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Majahuitas Hotel Majahuitas