My wife and I spent the first two weeks of June relaxing and enjoying this wonderful resort using our UVC membership while quietly celebrating our 22nd wedding anniversary. We can't say enough about the high quality of service that we received at the resort. We had the pleasure of meeting the resort managers of both the Secrets and Now Resorts. We could tell by our conversation that both of them take great pride in the resorts and want to provide great service to their guests. During our stay we saw them walking through the resorts during the day checking to make sure that everything was running smoothly. Their attitude was reflected in the staff in that they went out of their way to provide great service to you.
Everyone appeared to be enjoying themselves very much. This included singles and couples of all ages including gay couples as mentioned in a previous review. We also noted that there were quite a few expectant moms (some even well advanced in their pregnancy) relaxing and enjoying the pools and resort.
We have to agree with most people's reviews about the high quality of the food at the resort. Our favorite places to eat were the Bordeaux and Oceana resteraunts. The Oceana was great for lunch as it allowed you to get out of the midday sun for a while.while enjoying the ocean view and breeze. The service was not too fast but it didn't matter since we were in no hurry. One restaurant that people haven't mentioned too much is the World Cafe which turns in to an a la carte restuarant (no buffet) in the evenings. They had a Mediterranean Night several times we were there that we enjoyed very much.
If your interested in tours, we went to San Sebastian for the day. It is an old mining town outside of PV in the mountains that is of historical interest. They provide lunch on the tour. The tour guide was top notch and runs every Wednesday and Friday this time of year. We also spent a day at Bucerias (in Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit) with some special Mexican friends. The food there was great, the people are very friendly and had a market that you can investigate. Well worth it if you want a change of pace from PV
If you want transportation outside the resort, the city transit is a worthwhile adventure and only cost 6.50 pesos one way. There are stops in both directions on the main street which is about a block away. If you need a ride to and from the airport in costs $10 US.
We definately will be back to this resort in the future. We still have to explore other Secrets Resorts. We can't wait!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Romantic. Refined. Remarkable. Located on the golden sand beaches of the Pacific coast within walking distance of the famous El Malecon boardwalk, this vibrant oceanfront resort provides adults 24/7 access to amazing nightlife, non-stop entertainment and Unlimited-Luxury(R). ... more less
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