This was absolutely the most beautiful place I have ever been!
We booked this via Interval International (II). Ocho Cascadas (OC) is a destination in itself and I have been dying to stay there for years. So when it popped up on II's availability - I grabbed it - without even caring what airfare may cost.
Turns out the cheapest flight was through American for $524 per person from Miami. We didn't care that MIA is 3hr 20min from our house in Key West – we knew this vacation would be special.
I booked only nine days in advance so all my plans were very rushed. I called OC about three days ahead to let them know our approximate arrival time - they said no problem - the night guard will have your key.
We arrived at OC around 10pm PV time and the security guard had our key to Villa # 9 - just as promised.
Stepping through the door for the first time (at night none the less) was unbelievable. The view of the bay and the city skyline was incredible.
We quickly walked through our Villa and even went back to the guard to make sure that we were in the right place.
The next morning we spoke with the Assistant Manager, Antonio, who was extremely professional and courteous. He made everything run so perfect I was almost tempted to tell him that we were not celebrities.
Our two maids Lydia and Eva (yes, two! - one day and one night) were very friendly and meticulous cleaners. I don't know how they carry all their cleaning equipment up and down those stairs like they do - they must have leg muscles galore! Throughout our stay, these two angels kept our Villa clean and stocked with fresh towels. We tipped them on our last night.
The views, ahhh the views! They were spectacular and I never tired of just standing and looking out over Banderas Bay.
We met a couple from Seattle who stayed in Villa #6 (I won't give names) and shared a Filet Mignon dinner prepared by OC's Floating Chef. My favorite was the desert - pie and coffee with brandy and ice cream. This was a perfect way to meet lifelong friends.
The time we spent lounging in the pool or relaxing in the hammock will not be forgotten - ever.
I have not a single complaint; not even a recommendation on what to improve on as OC is perfect just the way it is.
My only regret is that I know my next vacation will be a “settle” no matter how much we spend, because I will be comparing it to OC.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Family owned with resort property in Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas. California based ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ocho Cascadas Hotel Puerto Vallarta