While it has been a number of years since we last visited, we have a newly acquired timeshare for the villas and have a return trip planned for march 2014. This will be near the end of the whale migration but, hoping to see some. We were very pleased with our stay in october 2005. The grounds were beautiful. The service was great. We were offered assitance with plans for any excursions we wanted to plan from booze cruises, tequila tours, atv tours, etc. From what I understand they are still offering the same conveniences and have also become semi-inclusive. This was not an option when we first stayed so on the first day we took the bus into town, had lunch on the marina and then headed to the grocery store/walmart to pick up provisions for our week long stay in our 2 bedroom, 2 bath, with full kitchen. We did eat at the restaurant for a few breakfasts and dinners. The food was very good. Otherwise we cooked in the room. It was very comfortable and relaxing. The themed dinner nights were fun. The pool area enjoyable from water volleyball, the pool slide, to relaxing on a lounge chair in the waterfalls. The resort is out of town which is one of the things I like about it. Private beach and not surrounded by a bunch of other resorts and people. It's an easy ride into town if you want to explore, try some different restaurants or shopping at malecon boardwalk. Looking forward to a return trip.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Something Different, Something Better! Rancho Banderas is an intimate, all-inclusive hideaway on an endless beach just North of Vallarta Nayarit. Escape to a secluded resort with 49 spacious 1-4 Bedroom Villa Style accommodations on an expansive beachfront with cascading pools, lush gardens and pampering service. One Bedrooms start at 650 sq ft, Two and Three Bedrooms are 1050 and 1350 sq ft, and four Bedrooms 2200 sq ft! Hacienda style villas feature full kitchen, dining room and spacious terrace. Ocean Front Villas have breathtaking views overlooking the Pacific from a lush, beautiful bluff. Romantics and families enjoy spectacular settings and all-inclusive a la carte gourmet dining. Play on an endless beach on the Bay complete with food and beverage service, kayaks, boogie boards, lounge chairs, beach volleyball and more. Special kids activities program, ping pong and pool table. Cascading pools with waterfall, pool slides connecting three different levels of pools, full service spa and an ocean view gym! Breathtaking views with picture perfect romantic locations for couples to renew vows, get married or honeymoon. Lush gardens, white sand and ocean cliffs surround you. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rancho Banderas Vacation Villas Hotel Punta De Mita