The rooms: At first we were placed in a room on the fifth floor that faced construction. When we asked for a change ( we are owners) we were told that the ocean views are saved for "promotion," but if we went for a time share update they would give us an ocean view. I told them in my sweetest voice that the policy was not fair, and we were changed to a second floor ocean view. We were able to see the lake and a tiny bit of the ocean. It was nicer than what we had at first. Every morning we saw lots of folks with time share sales folks. If you don't want the pressure, just say no and when you are continually called, continue to say no. The one bedroom suites are large, clean and have a small terrace.We took our bedroom chairs out on the terrace that was fine for morning coffee and wine in the afternoon.If you like a large terrace, you will be disappointed in those at the Palace.
The grounds and pool: Mayan Palace is a beautiful resort. The grounds are gorgeous. You couldn't ask for more beautiful gardens. The pool is very large and about 4 feet deep all around,It is great for swimming! There is a great place for lunch at the pool. The food is good and the prices are fair. Ernesto is a very friendly waiter.
The beach: The beach is outstanding! It is wide, long and clean. There are plenty of places for shade and sun. There is lunch and drink service on the beach. We drank wine at sunset and it was very romantic.
Restaurants: Okay, nothing special. Save your money on the big fiestas. The beach is cold at night in December and so is the food. We loved Estudio Cafe and found decent food and fun at Eddie's---both of these are not on the hotel grounds. The Havana Moon on the property is right on the beach. Wear a sweater and order a hamburger or pizza. You get the romance but not the high prices.
There is definitely a hierarchy at the Mayan properties. People talk about how the Mayan Palace does not even begin to compare to the Bliss, but many Bliss and Grand Mayan guests and owners are at the beach at the Mayan Palace because it is situated in the best location. We love the Mayan Palace!!
So, that;s the story. Have fun!
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- Also Known As:
- Mayan Palace Nuevo Vallarta Hotel Nuevo Vallarta
- Wyndham Nuevo Vallarta
- Nuevo Vallarta Mayan Palace
- Mayan Palace Resort