The Grand Mayan in Nuevo Vallarta is part of resort compound where a network of pedestrian boarwalks & bridges and golf cart tram pathways guide you from resort to resort and their restaurants.
My family (2 adults and 2 children 6 and 9 years old) went here during June. June and July are very slow months here, so the resort was not crowded at all.
-extremely immaculate rooms
-good restaurants, gelato on site
-gourmet and family restaurants
-nice beach area--plenty of palapas and lounge chairs and food/drink service right to you
-double happy hours
-family friendly swim areas
-getting the itemized bill the night before so we could review all the charges (Beware that they may automatically charge you for the water bottle in your room.)
-slow check in and check out
-no other non-resort restaurants in walking distance
-very slow heating stove burners
You will hear people complain about the time share "vultures." You do not have to speak with them. Once you get your wristband, you can just not go over to the other desk. Put the wristband on by yourselves.
If you do go over there, you can do what I did. They will ask for your room number and name--this is so they can call you and invite you to their breakfast when they will try and make their sales pitch. You can simply go over and say, "I don't want to go. No thank you." I told the woman I was not interested. She proceeded exactlly three more times to try and get me to change my mind. I looked her in the eyes and said calmly, "I am saying this in the most polite way as possible--I am not at all interested and I won't be interested anytime this week. Thank you for the invitation. The answer is 'no.'" After that, she stopped. I never got a phone call or anything. Done.
The pool area is fun and lively. There are lots of families, so one must not expect too much quiet. We had excellent meals at the Burger Custom Made at the Grand Luxxe (best view), Tramonto, and Gong. The Ola Mulata snack bar is just fine for day snacks.
Yes, the restaurants are expensive, but it is a resort. And frankly, if you went and stayed in SF or any other tourist hotspot, the prices would be comparable. The service is top notch, which I value.
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Mayan Nuevo Vallarta Hotel Nuevo Vallarta
- Wyndham Nuevo Vallarta
- Grand Mayan Resort Nuevo Vallarta
- Grand Mayan Puerto Vallarta