We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Amazing service, overall great experience!!”

We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this hotel, but we can search other options in Nuevo Vallarta
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Sea Garden Nuevo Vallarta
Ranked #13 of 28 Hotels in Nuevo Vallarta
Reviewed March 23, 2009

We had an amazing time at the Mayan Sea Garden! The rooms were extremely clean and the entire staff was extremely friendly and very accommodating. We were pretty much the only people on the beach everyday. The pools were also very warm and filled their purpose well. The bartender at the swim bar, Omar, was amazing and made the experience all the more enjoyable!! I cannot comment on the resort restaurants as we took a cab or bus into PV almost every night for dinner and cocktails. The resort is perfect if you want a clean, friendly, and overall great relaxing experience. We were with another young couple and we were by far the youngest people at the resort. It would have been quite boring had we not left the resort for dinners and nightlife. Overall, the Mayan Sea Garden was a wonderful resort and I would highly recommend it to others. You must keep in mind that the Sea Garden is not The Atlantis. So if your expectations are appropriate, you will be very impressed with the Sea Garden

  • Stayed: February 2009, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank sunshinesolar
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (617)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

270 - 276 of 617 reviews

Reviewed March 15, 2009

we just returned from a week at the sea garden. this place is 20 minutes north of pv but sooo worth the trip to "town". it was easy access from the airport too. 3 of our 4 rooms were ocean view, and all were very clean. we came as a group that wanted to spend time with each other, and relax in the sun poolside. being ocean front made this hotel even more desirable. the hotel restaurants are great, but there is one little place called EDDIES PLACE, NOPAL BEACH, with a 5 minute walk. we here every single day that we were in nv. it is reasonable, and delicious. the pool is heated, the aqua bartender (omar) kept smiles on our faces and the hotel staff were really accommodating. for people looking for adventure vallarta adventures is just around the corner as well, and they have awesome day trips. along the same area is where you can catch the water taxi to pv ($12oneway and so much fun). i would return every year. oh and golfing is a ten min walk.

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank parisotremba
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 13, 2009

My husband and I just returned from 2 weeks at the Mayan Sea Garden. It was wonderful! We checked in with Kristen and she was fast and efficient. We told her it was our first time in Mexico and asked if we could get a condo with an oceanfront view. We checked in on Friday, and check in dates are Friday, Saturday and Sunday which probably helped. She accomodated us and we were on the 2nd floor of the resort (the first floor does not have guest rooms). The 2nd floor has a washer, dryer, and ice machines. Our room had a perfect view of the pools, and ocean. The staff is very accomodating and extremely helpful. We had maid service every day and someone came in to turn down the bed every night and left Hershey's kisses on the bed. The room was spacious and very clean. We mostly ate at the resort or one of the Mayan restaurants. The food was good and reasonable. We did eat at Miguel's in Bucerias and The Blue Shrimp in Puerto Vallarta. Would recommend both. If you like shrimp, you have to try The Blue Shrimp. (Recommended by the staff at the Sea Garden). Transportation was easy and inexpensive, with the bus stop just around the corner from the Sea Garden. There was a bus called a trolley or train and is an open air vehicle which takes you to the Vallarta mall about 10 to 15 minutes away and it's free. We made all our phone calls back to Wisconsin from a kiosk in the mall for $.30 per minute. We took the bus into Puerto Vallarta for shopping and walking the Malecon. You can barter with the vendors, and generally buy items for about 1/2 price. If you go across the bridge in Puerto Vallarta, the flea market is cheaper than the stores on the Malecon. I even traded my small hand-held calculator with a vendor and got 50 pesos off a lace tablecloth. The calculator cost me $1.00 at Wal-mart. We went on a whale watching trip, snorkeling, and swimming with dolphines. All were fantastic. We saw 2 moms and baby whales. We were so impressed with the Sea Garden, we bought a membership and now can spend up to 4 weeks per year there. We own a timeshare in Florida, but the Sea Garden impressed us much more than our resort in Florida. Both staff and guest were more friendly, and there were activities to participate in from 9 in the morning till 4 and some nights, every day. The Rum-Ba restaurant has a fantastic breakfast buffet several days per week and room service was also fast and reasonable. We can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed: February 2009, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank prinzel
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 4, 2009

I think only 25% of the units have an ocean view. None of the rooms have a balcony. Our unit overlooked the loading zone for the kitchens! We asked to be moved but were told they were full. The pool area and beach are nice and the weather was perfect. There were several restaurants nearby that were very nice. We were not impressed with the hotel restaurant.

We had a one bedroom condo. It was clean, the bed was comfortable, and the kitchen utensils were adequate. The microwave worked but the timer didn't, so you had to be careful. A toaster oven would have been a big bonus.

  • Stayed: January 2009, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank snnyldy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 17, 2009

We loved the location of this resort. We walked every day along the beach and it was excellent. We preferred the size of our resort and pool area to the Grand Mayan or Mayan. We could use the lazy river there as well as have access to their restaurants but it was nice to be staying at the Sea Garden. Good restaurants on the resort and also close by. We are not into the nightlife of clubs and bars so this location suited us very well.

A very relaxing holiday and we will return.

  • Stayed: February 2009, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank forrest60Manitoba
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 29, 2009

Nice place but the beds and pillows are very hard, bring an air mattress with you.

The pool is heated, very nice. They have a wonderful activities dept. Fun water aerobics and water volley ball etc..

The food in their 1 restaurant is very good with reasonable prices.
They have 4 hours of happy hour every day with 2 for 1 alcholic drinks.

The beach area is kept in pristine condition with a fenced kids area.

The location is great. The bus stop is about 2 minutes from the front door of the hotel.

Great place for seniors and families.

  • Stayed: January 2009, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank KWBW
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 25, 2009

We stayed at the Mayan Palace 7 years ago and found it to be too big and impersonal. The pool was freezing, so we were reluctant to try the Sea Garden but I trusted the reviews and we are so glad we did. This resort is a perfect getaway if you want to leave the kids at home and have a nice relaxing time. The staff is good, the service at the poolside restaurant is poor but you shouldn't eat at the resort anyway. Have some chips and salsa and a corona but get away from the resort for meals. I would suggest the Nopal Beach restaurant or Guido right down the street. They are great.

Don't do Mike's fishing charter! Of course they tell you the fish are biting like mad but our entire boat caught 2. The captain was a grump who acted put off by gringo's and the performance they put on when one of the two were on the line was obvious they expected to catch nothing. Of course they expected a tip afterward. I would suggest doing Vallarta tours snorkling at Mallarta island. It was awesome, we saw hundreds of fish, dolphins and whales. I heard the zip line was a blast and we wish we had done that rather than the much overpriced fishing trip. They only brought like a dozen live bait! Never again will I try Mike's Fishing charter.

  • Stayed: January 2009, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
    • Business service (e.g., internet access)
1  Thank MinnesotaHola
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Nuevo Vallarta hotels
0.1 mi away
Hotel Villa Varadero
Hotel Villa Varadero
#15 of 28 in Nuevo Vallarta
885 reviews
4.3 mi away
Villa del Palmar Flamingos Beach Resort & Spa Riviera Nayarit
0.4 mi away
Paradise Village Beach Resort & Spa
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.6 mi away
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit
#1 of 28 in Nuevo Vallarta
2,598 reviews
0.8 mi away
Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta
Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta
#6 of 28 in Nuevo Vallarta
4,454 reviews
0.7 mi away
Occidental Nuevo Vallarta
Occidental Nuevo Vallarta
#12 of 28 in Nuevo Vallarta
3,256 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Sea Garden Nuevo Vallarta? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Sea Garden Nuevo Vallarta

Address: Av Paseo de las Moras s/n | Fracc Nautico Turistico, Nuevo Vallarta 63735, Mexico (Formerly Mayan Sea Garden Nuevo Vallarta)
Location: Mexico > Pacific Coast > Nayarit > Riviera Nayarit > Nuevo Vallarta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#11 Luxury Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
Price Range: $97 - $111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sea Garden Nuevo Vallarta 4*
Number of rooms: 180
Also Known As:
Mayan Sea Garden Nuevo Vallarta Hotel Nuevo Vallarta
Nuevo Vallarta Mayan Sea Garden

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing