$499 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 12, 2014 Check-out: Dec 14, 2014

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit - All Inclusive

5 stars
Av. Cocoteros No. 98 Sur, Nuevo Vallarta, 63735
Best In Stay
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.8
out of 5
59 reviews
Family vacation

Great rooms, food is excellent and the employees always helping us. And Spa one of the best See full review

  • R Flores
  • Aug 25, 2014
Great family vacation

Good location with good food and excellent staff! Highly recommend See full review

  • Rajdil
  • Jul 20, 2014
AAA 5-Diamond all-inclusive resort in top Mexican Pacific destination
This award-winning all-inclusive resort is located in Riviera Nayarit on Banderas Bay, the most exclusive development in Nuevo Vallarta. The oceanfront property features 267 suites that feature contemporary elegant decor, all with private terraces and ocean views. Four fine dining restaurants provide French, Italian, and Mexican menus. Other amenities include a fitness center, 24-hour room service, a full service spa, and numerous activities for adults and children.
Highlights
  • AAA 5-Diamond Award
  • Conde Nast's Most Excellent Spa Hotel
  • Member of the Leading Hotels of the World
Rooms

267 luxurious one-, two-, and three-bed suites feature private terraces, ocean views, and teak wood furniture imported from Bali. Suites offer one king or two queen beds with down comforters and pillows. Amenities include high-speed and wireless Internet access, a mini-bar, and cable television with DVD/CD/MP3 player and pay-per-view movies. Bathrooms offer step-in shower, bathrobes, phone, and Gilchrist & Soames toiletries.

Features

Watersports equipment, fitness classes, personal training, activities for children and adults, four gourmet restaurants, premium-brand liquors, and live music are among the amenities included in the room rate at this resort.

 

Health, well-being, relaxation, and rejuvenation of the body and soul are the focus of the Gran Velas Spa. A Swiss shower, pressure shower, sauna, whirlpool, cold plunge lagoon, and hydro reflexology area deliver the ultimate in relaxation.

 

The fitness center is equipped with 12 cardiovascular stations, including climbers, treadmills, cross trainers and exercise bikes, plus 21 variable resistance machines and weight training stations. Choose from daily meditation, yoga, and Pilates classes. Private instruction and personal training are also available by appointment.

Golf, shopping, beaches, sightseeing, and tours are available in Nuevo Vallarta and nearby Puerto Vallarta. Especially popular are deep-sea fishing, scuba diving, sailing, and whale watching on Banderas Bay.

Dining

Indulge in gourmet a la carte dining at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit - All Inclusive's four outstanding restaurants. These include Azul (International Cuisine), Frida (Gourmet Mexican Cuisine), Lucca (Gourmet Italian-Mediterranean Cuisines) and Piaf (Traditional Gourmet French Cuisine), plus a delicious snack bar, Selva del Mar. Enjoy the swim-up Aqua Bar and lively Lobby Bar or 24-hour in-suite dining service.

Transportation
  • Puerto Vallarta International Airport (0.9 mi/1.5 km)
  • Airport shuttle
Nearby attractions
  • Puerto Vallarta (0.6 mi/1.0 km)
Business
  • Convention Center, equipped with audiovisual support and business services.
  • Business center with six computer stations, LCD screens, and high-speed Internet
  • High capacity copier, high-speed Laser Color printers, double wide ink jet printers, and high res color scanner
  • Executive conference meeting room for up to 10 people

Hotel Map

20.7072 -105.3001
Area served
Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit. Downtown Vallarta, Marina Vallarta, Mismaloya South Shore, Puerto Vallarta Hotel Zone
Nearby airports
International Airport of Puerto Vallarta, Gustavo Diaz Ordaz Airport (PVR): Approximate driving time is 10 minutes and distance is 1.1 mile.
Area description
Seven professional Golf Courses in Vallarta, Swimming with dolphins, Canopy, Fishing, Snorkeling, Scuba Driving.

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Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit - All Inclusive Rooms

Presidential Suite Two Bedroom
At 4,700 square-feet, the Presidential Suites are regal and ravishing. Amenities:Spectacular Oceanfront Terrace Jacuzzi,Suite with 2 bedrooms:Master bedroom - King-size bed, bathroom with Jacuzzi, shower and dressing area (second floor),Second bedroom with two queen beds, bathroom with shower and dressing area (second floor),50 Minute Massage per adult, per day (maximum 4 adults),VIP Airport Pickup Service (Airport-Hotel, maximum 4 people),Private Butler Service,Private Maid Service,Bar Stocked With Top-Shelf Liquor and Daily In-Suite Amenities: Grand Fruit Plate, Crudits and Petit Fours.
Presidential Suite Three Bedroom
At 4,700 square-feet, the Presidential Suites are regal and ravishing.Amenities:Spectacular oceanfront terrace with outdoor Jacuzzi,Suite with three Bedrooms in two floors,Master bedroom - King-size bed and bathroom with Jacuzzi,Second bedroom with Two queen beds, bathroom with shower and dressing area,Third bedroom with King size bed, bathroom with Jacuzzi, shower, living room and terrace with ocean view (first floor),Four Total Bathrooms with Step In Showers And Dressing Areas,Dining Areas,Separate Living Area With Sofa,50-Minute Massage per adult, per day (maximum 6 adults),VIP Airport Pickup Service (Airport-Hotel, maximum 6 people),Personal Bartender Service,Private Butler Service,Private Maid Service,Bar Stocked With Top-Shelf Liquor and Daily In-Suite Amenities: Grand Fruit Plate, Crudits and Petit Fours.
Master Suite Pool View
With over 1,000 square feet of living space, the Master Suites with Pool View, Partial Ocean View, Ocean View or Ocean Front feature one King or two Queen beds, luxury bathrooms with interior Jacuzzis, designer bath amenities and step-in showers, the finest linens, and imported teak furniture from Bali. Enjoy the sound of the soothing waves throughout your suite. An elegant sitting area with large screen TV is the perfect place to relax, and a gourmet meal can be enjoyed at any time of day or night at the dining table or on your ground-floor terrace with views of the sparkling infinity pool and beautiful tropical landscape. A daily-stocked mini-bar including snacks is provided as part of your luxury All-Inclusive service. Maximum occupancy is 3 adults or 2 adults with 2 children. (Children prices apply for ages 5-12)
Parlor Suite 2 Bathrooms Ocean View
With over 1,000 square feet of living space, two full luxury bathrooms with designer bath amenities and a division between the living and sleeping areas, these suites enjoy full views of the Bay of Banderas from the private terrace. Equipped with one King or two Queen beds, a large screen TV in bedroom, the finest linens and important teak furniture from Bali. An elegant sitting area features a second large screen TV, and a gourmet meal can be enjoyed at any time of day or night at the dining table or on your terrace. A daily stocked mini-bar including snacks is provided as part of your luxury All-Inclusive service. Maximum occupancy is 3 adults or 2 adults with 2 children. (Children prices apply for ages 5-12)
Family Suite
For maximum comfort for groups and families, our beautiful 2 Bedroom Governor Suite is the height of luxury and tranquility. With over 3,000 square feet of living space and two spacious bedrooms with plush king and queen beds, this expansive and luxurious suite has a separate dining area, living area, three bathrooms and a large private terrace.Gaze out at the emerald Pacific Ocean from the comfort of your 6-person Jacuzzi on the terrace. A private bar and upscale amenities make this the perfect suite for Puerto Vallarta travelers and vacationing families with discriminating tastes.
  • Spectacular Oceanfront Terrace With Jacuzzi

  • Two Spacious Bedrooms

  • Three Bathrooms With Showers and Changing Areas

  • Separate Living Area With Sofa

  • Dining Area

  • Minibar

  • Deal of the Day
    1,076 square foot Master Suite are enhanced with a Jacuzzi located in the bathroom. The private terrace allows you to watch the sunset over the bay. These elegant suites are furnished with a TV which offers premium cable channels and a fully stocked mini bar. Enjoy a comfortable king or two queen size beds in your spacious room while listening to the sound of the ocean. Maximum occupancy is 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children (children prices apply for ages 4-12). Special for honeymooners and anniversaries.
    Ambassador Penthouse Ocean view Suite
    With over 1,750 square feet of space and a number of luxurious and comfortable details, this elegant two-floor suite is for adults only and features a terrace with Jacuzzi;accessed by a flight of stairs outside of the suite. From here guests can enjoy fabulous views of the Bay of Banderas and a relaxing outdoor living area. Delight in decor featuring native artwork painted in soothing natural tones.
    Ambassador Grand Class
    The 1,865 square-foot Ambassador Grand Class Suite is outfitted with the finest in contemporary luxury amenities. Relax and rejuvenate in the outdoor 8-person Jacuzzi on your private, oceanfront terrace or enjoy a soothing soak in the interior Jacuzzi. Savor the spectacular ocean views from the terrace or relax in front of the 42" plasma screen TV in the inviting living room. After a day on the beach or by the pool, invigorate your body in the "Aqua Tower" shower with six hydro-jets - one of the lavish accoutrements that make this suite the essence of luxury. Private-line wireless telephones, a DVD/CD/MP3 player, wireless high-speed internet ($) and plush bathrobes and slippers are pampering features that make for an unforgettable resort experience. Maximum occupancy is 2 adults.

    Amenities

    • All inclusive
    • WiFi
    • Free parking
    • Outdoor pool
    • No smoking rooms/facilities
    General
    No smoking rooms/facilities
    Concierge
    Elevators
    Activities
    Outdoor pool
    Fitness center or spa
    Fitness Center
    Spa
    Tennis
    Dining
    All inclusive
    Bar/Lounge
    Restaurant
    24 hour room service
    Services
    Business center
    Laundry service
    Childcare Service
    In-Room Safe
    Tour desk
    Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Barber/Beauty shop
    Conference facilities
    Doctor on call
    Gift shop
    Currency exchange
    Internet
    WiFi
    Parking
    Free parking
    Accessibility
    Handicapped rooms/facilities

    Dining

    Selva del Mar
    For informal and prompt service, our Selva del Mar snack bar offers tantalizing treats such as hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, salads, ceviches and fresh guacamole. Open daily from 11 AM to 8 PM, Selva del Mar is located in the pool area overlooking spectacular Banderas Bay.
    Aqua Bar
    Swim-up bars provide guests the option to drink and snack with convenience. During the day, those taking a dip in our sparkling outdoor swimming pool can swim over to the cabana bar for a refreshing afternoon tropical drink.
    "Lucca" Italian Mediterranean Restaurant
    Serving Flavorful Italian - Serving flavorful Italian-Mediterranean cuisine, Lucca invites guests to indulge in an elegant experience of culinary delights. The Romanesque design only hints at the savory meat, pasta and seafood dishes that comprise our eqxuisite meals. Experience delectable dishes such as: agnello de Lucca, roasted leg of lamb served with eggplant caviar marinated in a thyme infusion sauce and Robalo al Duo di Pesto, and Basil and Black Olive sauce on Ravioli and a bed of mushrooms. Lucca features live piano music and is located on the second floor above the lobby with a front ocean view. Open daily from 6 PM-11 PM. Reservations are required. All seating is in our air-conditioning dining room. Children are allowed at the first seating. Smoking is not permitted. Dress Code: Business casual - no flip flops, shorts or T-shirts
    "Piaf " Traditional French Gourmet Restaurant
    Piaf's cuisine is a passion represented in a traditional way, respecting protocols and gastronomic customs found in French classic cuisine-prepared with an innovative spirit. At Piaf, you will discover the sublime combination of charming presence, harmony, and elegant simplicity. Menu samplings include: Foie gras Terrine, snails Bourguignon style, Chateaubrian; Crme Brulee. Enjoy live trumpet music as you indulge in our culinary delights. Piaf is located on the main lobby level. Open daily from 6 PM to 11 PM. Reservations are required. All seating is in our air-conditioned dining area. Age restrictions: Children 12 and over. Smoking is not permitted. Dress Code: Business casual - no flip flops, shorts or T-shirts
    Frida" Fine Mexican Dinning
    Her name evokes magic and mystery, connected with the deepest roots of Mexican heritage. Our traditional Mexican cuisine offers a delicious mix of aromas and flavors. Every dish is a colorful work of art, presented in native colors from yellow to purple. The culinary masterpieces that make up every meal at Frida are reflective of Mexico's rich culinary history. Menu samplings include: pork roasted filet with eucalyptus honey on green applesauce and volcano mousse and salmon roll served on lobster tail with chili cascabel sauce. Frida is located on the second floor above the lobby and features ocean front views. Open daily from 6 PM to 11 PM. Live guitar music adds to the experience. Reservations are required to dine at Frida. You may choose to reserve a table in our air-conditioned dining room or beautiful outside terrace. Children are welcome to dine at the first seating. Smoking is not permitted. Dress Code: Business casual - no flip flops, shorts or T-shirts
    Lobby Bar
    Come nightfall the Lobby Bar comes to life with luscious libations and appetizing edibles. Our Lobby Bar is a lively gathering place. Socialize in our air conditioned area or on the charming outside terrace. Sports events will be broadcasted on TV. Open daily from 5 PM to 1 AM. Karaoke on Mondays from 9 PM to 12 AM.
    Azul
    Azul is an all-day, casual oceanfront restaurant located near the pool area. Views from the restaurant offer panoramic ocean vistas as you enjoy your sumptuous meal. Azul's relaxing open-air atmosphere is complimented by a variety of culinary choices, with selections from Chinese, Japanese, Mexican and Italian specialties as well as mouthwatering fare from our delicious grill. Savor the sunset while indulging in fine cuts of beef and seafood-a true gourmet's delight. Open daily from 7 AM to 11 PM. Smoking and non-smoking sections available.
    24 - hour In-Suite Dinning
    If you prefer to enjoy a delicious meal in the comfort and privacy of your luxury suite, our 24-hour dining service is available as part of your Grand all-inclusive experience. Our menu includes a diverse selection of meals, snacks, and desserts.

    Meeting facilities

    Meeting Info
    Grand Velas All Suites & SPA Resort boasts a World Class Convention Center, equipped with the latest state of the art technology and service that will ensure the complete success of your event. Grand Marissa Ballroom is versatile and with capacity for up to 600 people which can be subdivided into five different areas offering a wide variety of options. The Grand Marissa has advanced technological support to ensure the functionality of your events. Audio-visual capabilities include high-speed wireless Internet access throughout the hotel, video conferencing, and secretarial and simultaneous translation services, and integrated rear projection.

    Hotel Policies

    Check-in:
    1500
    Check-out:
    1200

    Terms and conditions

    Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

    The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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    Guest Reviews (59)

    Ratings and reviews for Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit - All Inclusive

    Overall score

    4.8 / 5
    5.01.0
    59 out of 59
    Amenities:
    4.7
    Room cleanliness:
    4.7
    Hotel staff:
    4.8
    Room comfort:
    4.8
    Location:
    4.6
    Value:
    4.7

    98% would recommend to a friend.

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    Review of Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit - All Inclusive

    Reviewer score

    5
    5.01.0
    just me 11
    Business
    Santa Clara, CA
    Jan 3, 2013

    exceptional resort but with a high tagprice

    This resort is just perfect. The rooms are large and extremely clean, the pool is great, the beach is just outside of the hotel and the staff is extremely nice and helpful. The restaurants on the hotel are very good! you need to make reservation in advance to make sure you get in. Especially on busy times. The kids club is great. My kids never wanted to leave and the stuff there was very warm and loving. All this luxury comes with a price. Definitely not the cheapest hotel in the area, but if you can afford it, it is worth the money.

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    4
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    3
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    Business

    Review of Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit - All Inclusive

    Reviewer score

    5
    5.01.0
    Awesome Fishing
    Business
    Indianapolis, IN
    Dec 10, 2012

    Very relaxing and friendly place

    My wife and I had an excellent vacation at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly. The food was excellent; the service around the pool was far better than other all-inclusives we had stayed at before. We have nothing bad to say about this hotel.

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    4
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    4
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    5
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    5
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    Business

    Review of Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit - All Inclusive

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    The World with Kids
    Business
    Los Angeles, California
    Nov 12, 2012

    Great Family Trip

    Room was huge. Staff was outstanding, particularly with respect to activities at the pool and beach. Food was also much better than expected. We weren't sure about going "all inclusive" but it was absolutely terrific.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
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    4
    Room cleanliness:
    4
    Hotel staff:
    5
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    4
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    4
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    5
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    Business

    Review of Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit - All Inclusive

    Reviewer score

    5
    5.01.0
    GTrain
    Business
    Dallas, Texas
    Nov 12, 2012

    Awesome Experience!

    Would HIGHLY recommend this resort! The staff was the best I have EVER experienced!!!

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
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    5
    Room cleanliness:
    5
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    5
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    5
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    5
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    5
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    Review of Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit - All Inclusive

    Reviewer score

    5
    5.01.0
    Genny K
    Business
    Los Angeles, Califoornia
    Oct 7, 2012

    Best vacation in Mexico

    Perfect hotel design, services, location, food. entertainment not impressice, but allrestaurant were very entertaining in the evening time.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    5
    Room cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Room comfort:
    5
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    5
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Dining tip: In Hotel

    "Piaf" was the best restaurantin the hotel, but Lula and "Frida" were very good too.

    Review of Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit - All Inclusive

    Reviewer score

    5
    5.01.0
    Gazzy
    Business
    Vancouver, BC
    Sep 23, 2012

    Great Vacation!

    Grand Velas best all inclusive on the western side of Mexico!

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    5
    Room cleanliness:
    4
    Hotel staff:
    4
    Room comfort:
    4
    Location:
    4
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    4
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    Business

    Review of Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit - All Inclusive

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    Frequent All Incl Travelr
    Business
    Detroit, MI
    Sep 21, 2012

    Expectations Were Almost Met....

    The staff was great especially if you are Mexican and room service was awesome, but this high priced hotel missed the mark: It was my husband and I, no kids and we have gone to many all inclusive resorts and decided to spend the extra for Grand Velas based on its rating and the Forbes Article. The hotel is beautiful, the food was good, the room was cleaned on most days BUT the way the room was sold I incorrectly assumed that the Jacuzzi (ambassador Penthouse suite) would be in the room. It's not, had to walk out of our door to a private set of stairs and up and outside to the roof to where the tub was, got poo-pooed on by birds and the tub didn't even work right. Another mistake was we travelled in the 'off season' so the hotel was only 30% full so they closed most restaurants which we were never told that would happen and you must reserve your time everyday for all the restaurants except one. Also there is only one bar open at all times a pool bar during the day and a lounge at night. We did do two tours with a great company, but the hotel didn’t even include the transfers which I thought was cheap every other all inclusive we have stayed at includes the transfers. There are no shuttles to town either. This resort definitely caters to Mexicans and restaurants that were supposed to be ‘high class, no kids’- allowed children because of the low patronage and these children would SCREAM the entire time and the staff did absolutely nothing. If you are going to break the rules at least ask people to not ruin everyone else’s time. We also were dragged into a meeting about timeshares, ridiculous. The biggest highlight for us was that they had top shelf liquor in the bars. Your ‘mini-bar’ is NOT stocked with any liquor other than a few beers and they will not even bring you a bottle to your room, a VERY SMALL carafe with the liquor you request.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    4
    Room cleanliness:
    3
    Hotel staff:
    4
    Room comfort:
    4
    Location:
    3
    Value:
    4
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

    Boardwalk is beautiful!

    Review of Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit - All Inclusive

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    Tim Traveller
    Business
    New York, New York
    Sep 18, 2012

    Relaxing Vacation

    From the minute you walk in you receive tremendous service. The staff is friendly and accomodative. The property itself is very welcoming and the room are well maintained.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    4
    Room cleanliness:
    4
    Hotel staff:
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    4
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    4
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    4
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    Business

    Review of Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit - All Inclusive

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    LA mommie
    Business
    Los Angeles
    Sep 5, 2012

    Excellent five star hotel

    Overall, we loved our experience. Although at first glance the beach doesn't look that fabulous, it is! Sand is soft and water is extremely warm. The rooms are large and comfortable. The toiletries were just ok. The service overall was pretty good, bordering excellent. I want to go back!

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    4
    Room cleanliness:
    4
    Hotel staff:
    4
    Room comfort:
    5
    Location:
    5
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    4
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    Business

    Review of Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit - All Inclusive

    Reviewer score

    5
    5.01.0
    MadMegan
    Business
    Los Angeles, CA
    Aug 27, 2012

    Perfect getaway spot

    Perfect spot, would definitely recommend. And be sure to get the all-inclusive package.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    5
    Room cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Room comfort:
    5
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    5
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

    Just a tip for first-timers like we were - don't be fooled by the guys at the airport or in the city offering you free activities. Whether they admit it or not, they're trying to get you to attend a time-share presentation. Which is fine if you're willing to sit through it in exchange for free stuff, but just know what you're in for.

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