My husband and I were looking for a"hot deal" as we decided on a last minute getaway. We paid just over~ $730 (each, taxes in) which I thought was a deal and a half. Some other people even managed to pay a bit less. Due to the deal, I did not have high expectations for this resort as I heard it was rated between a 3.5 - 4*. I was apprehensive as I had not heard much about this resort, and there were not many reviews. The reviews that were out there were helpful and I decided to take the chance and book. After some investigation, I realized this hotel was actually a timeshare but they are now offering this hotel as an all-inclusive. I did not have high expectations as we got a rediculously good deal. It seemed to be the best deal out there at the time. This hotel far exceeded our expectations. The hotel is very clean and modern. Service was better than we have had experienced at some 5* resorts. It is not a huge property, so it was easy to get around and find everything that was available to us. Now, all that being said, there are a few things some people may not like. But, if you get a deal for this resort, the down sides still do not out weigh the good. They want you to SIGN for all your purchases (food, drink, etc..). This does not mean you will be charged! We didn't have to pay for anything, not even bottled water. Many were annoyed withhaving to sign, but it is worth your time and patience to do so. If you use the swim up bar, you don't have to sign everytime you get a drink! Run a tab and sign at the end of the day. Also, if you are a beach lover, the ocean is rough and it is not always advised that you swim there. Like most Mexican resorts on the Pacific side, the sea is rougher. The beach is very walkable and you can walk a good stretch of it. If you are allergic to sand fleas, you might want to stay away from the beach. We did not visit the beach much, but we were still bitten as the pool is adjacent to the beach. My husband usually never get's bit, but even he was covered in bites. I was bitten badly and many of the guests also were. Make sure you take some anti-histimine for the itch. Also, the beds were extremely hard. There is not a large buffet, but the food quality was excellent, just don't expect a huge buffet like at many 4-5* all inclusives. Remember, this was and still is a time share. The food is very mexican in flavour, choice and preparation. I do not enjoy spicy cuisine, but I still managed to find enough to eat. Lunch was a la carte off the menu and there was a great selection. There was always loads of fresh salads every day, fresh fruit and breads. There is not much night life at this resort and there is no spa. There are no a la cartes here, but there are a few local restaurants in the area. If you are looking for rest and relaxation this is an ideal place. This hotel was one of those "wow" deals and we definitely got what we paid for. If we saw a deal for this hotel again, we would definitely go back.
- Also Known As:
- Mayan Sea Garden Nuevo Vallarta Hotel Nuevo Vallarta
- Nuevo Vallarta Mayan Sea Garden