Just back from a week at the NOW Amber resort. A group of 6 friends lucked out getting this resort in a 6 Golden Apple, Square Deal. Dates traveled were from FEB 22nd thru March 1st. The pros far outweigh the cons in this small but wonderful resort.
Pros include very nice rooms, great food & drink, exceptional service all around and a great location. A 15 minute drive from the airport helps start the vacation off in a nice way. A few resorts that we've stayed at in the Riviera Maya take an hour each way so I figure this short trip from the airport gives us extra vacation time! NOW Amber is also about a 10 minute drive to the marina. We did a whale watching tour ( Ocean Friendly) that was out of this world and would highly recommend while visiting Puerto Vallarta. Lastly about location, the NOW / SECRETS resort is only a 25 minute walk to the boardwalk area. A must see, in my opinion. Get shops, restaurants, and all kinda of great sight seeing to be had here.
The biggest con of this resort is the beach. If you are beach people, this place is NOT for you ! Small and rocky. Not very many people ventured into the water as the rocks went plentiful and the drop-off pretty severe. Small children should be watched like "hawks" while in these waters. Another issue might be the small size of the resort. Having stayed at a few Mega Resorts in the past, this resort does lack large green areas and privacy.
Loved this place and would return in a heartbeat. The food and service was the best we've had at an all inclusive in the past decade. Please note that we've been to a few Secrets resorts, a few Dreams resorts, Excellence in Mexico. Swept Away & two different Sandals in Jamaica.
We will return and will probably try the Secrets side the next time. Go and check it out for yourself...unless you're a beach person, then you'll want to try someplace else.
Hope this helps ! Happy vacations & safe travels.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Perfectly situated on a golden sand beach showcasing infinity views of Banderas Bay, Now Amber Puerto Vallarta welcomes families with teens and tweens as well as couples and friends. Now Amber a AAA Four Diamond resort located in the heart of Puerto Vallarta, is only 5 minutes away from the famous “El Malecón” boardwalk and just 15 minutes from Puerto Vallarta International Airport. Guests of all ages are treated to an Unlimited-Luxury® escape with lavish accommodations at 327 suites, luxurious accommodations and pristine facilities. Seven dining options and five lively bars will tempt even the most discerning palates. Family-oriented activities and entertainment will keep guests enthralled all-day and night long. And that’s not all – adults can enjoy time at the spa while kids and teens enjoy supervised fun! ... more less
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