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Grand Isla Navidad Resort

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Loved the facility although it has a little wear visible. Does need a little updating. The staff were wonderful and took good care of our needs. The hotel food was very good. Beautiful restaurant with gourmet touch. The beach in front is very user friendly.

We received top notch treatment from the moment we stepped into the door. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful at every turn. The grounds were absolutely beautiful and very peaceful. We will definitely return.

Spent an totally enjoyable week staying at the resort in Barre de Navidad. This is a low-key, quiet place--don't expect loud games in the pool, or night time parties. If you are looking for a quiet leisurely week by the pool; beautiful views; access to beaches; and great restaurants only a taxi ride away--this is the place for you. The staff are exceptionally cordial. The rooms are a great value for the $$. I wouldn't recommend all-inclusive. The room and breakfast is sufficient, there are too many local restaurants you will want to try!

This is an amazing resort in a beautiful, away-from-it-all setting w/lush landscaping. The 4 of us (active seniors) felt safe here and in nearby small towns. 5-star ratings for Antonio's and The Terrace restaurants & dining room breakfast buffet; views/setting, rooms (Grand Deluxe w/balcony very nice) & pleasant/helpful staff. Easy access by water taxi to nearby restaurants and Barra de Navidad, where we enjoyed good restaurants, bars, inexpensive shops for souvenirs, clothing, & jewelry, and taxis to nearby towns. Chartered fishing far less $$ than in Cabo/bigger towns; saw whales/dolphins. Fishing disappointing; better in late year. Resort lacks nice shops, stamps & mailing services, advice & handouts for activities/events nearby, but we found what we needed online and from other guests. Small boutique and tiny market have bare minimum items for benefit of boaters docked in harbor. Boaters enjoy low-cost docking fees. Golf course is great/uncrowded, but not very green. Golf club is a large, amazing facility, although not put to full use (would be great for events). This place is a hidden gem. Needs a few updates & not suitable for handicapped unless stay only in the resort in an easy-access room (many stairs/steps/hallways between buildings; would be difficult to get to or on/off water taxis); elevators in each building, but many steps between buildings, elevators and pools, etc. Families enjoyed; not for active age 18-30. Regardless of few drawbacks, likely to come again.

Have stayed at Isla Navidad Hotel many times. Close to everything. Can take bus to Manzanillo, Colima and other nearby towns.

Fabulous facility but needs lots of maintenance Loved the fabulous free breakfast buffet

Visited this hotel about 6 yrs ago and was very impressed. Decide to take my family there for christmas 7 adults. Booked 4 rooms three with king bed and one with 2 double beds.when arrived were told they have only single and no double available. Ask for roll away and were told they do not fit in rooms. Were assinged to a family area with nothing but small childred very noisy. Hotel now has an all inclusive option which most people seem to book.what was once a quite well run facility is now gone.purchased a 20 round golf package that must be paid in advance .when asked about their golf special were told that this was only for Canadians and not available to the US. What was once an outstanding course now suffers from a lack of attention. Ate most of our meals in Barra which was great. Hotel food just average. Will not be recommending this facility to people in the US.

Have been there 5 times in the last 8 years. It has always been good but was the best this time.

Very nice... Very relaxing to get away from the routine .

Exellent resort, very good restaurants, our stay was very pleasant and relaxing

Great remote tropical location. Staff very friendly and attentive. Fantastic breakfast Buffett. Short water taxi ride to Barre.

Well, I stayed here 6 days and had an overall great experience. But... there are a few things that need to be fixed for this place to live up to all the hype. Our first night here we had diner at the hotel rest. Food was good but took 45 mins to be ready. The next days we had diner at dif restaurants at Barra de Navidad. One day we had lunch by the pool. I had the most horrible pizza ever. The cheese was distgusting and the bread was kind of wet? Ughh. The hotel grounds are absolutely gorgeaus and well kept. The pool is like a river interconnected by slides. The beach its like any normal Pacific coast beach: bland. The rooms are very comfy but the ac doesnt get as cold as I would like and the shower leaks water in the bathroom from under the door so we had to "carpet" the floor with towels. There was an "alacran" in out tub. I had room 508 and the view is really pretty. The wifi only works in the lobby and pool area. I would come back, but they have to update the rooms and fix little details like the ones I stated above. This hotel is not for party animals. Its for relaxing and enjoying the view.

Great golf, food, beaches, pools. Don´t need much more than that. We go 2-3 times a year (twice already this year) , with both friends and family. It helps that it is only a 4 hour drive from home.

We had three rooms and all of us enjoyed the great week at the Grand Bay Resort. The daily breakfast buffet was superb. The nearby golf was great fun. We also took advantage of a great day of fishing. The only downside was the hours I have spent on the phone with my credit card company and Wyndham resorts because the credit card I used at check-in was charged for the same charges that I paid with a different credit card at check-out. The hotel needs to pay greater attention to making sure that it is not double charging when two credit cards are used.

A beautiful place, we regret that we only stayed one night, we plan to return to enjoy everything that the hotel offers.

Great hotel, however a bit difficult to find in the map and about 40 minutes from Manzanillo.

Had the greatest time ever.

My second time In the hotel and it was one of the best vacation i had . The hotel is beautiful , the service is amazing and restaurants are great.

The hotel is in a great location and abovel all else is really well maintained. It's fairly common in Mexico for many once beautiful hotels to be poorly maintained but not in this case. The rooms have a good size and in general good views over the lagoon. The hotel is built on a hill-side and the use of stairs and lifts is common and therefore people with a disibility would find it challenging. Food was good and with enough amenities and activities to satisfy most tastes.

We went in June and it is the off season for this area, so there were very few people at the resort, which was nice for a quiet & relaxing vacation. The hotel is beautiful and our service was excellent. Grand Bay is not close to the hotel zone in Manzanillo so there isn't as much to do right there. We spent most of our time lounging by the pool. It was very hot and humid. The hotel does not sit on the ocean but more of a lagoon, so if you want to be near the ocean, this is probably not the right place. They have water taxis (for a nominal fee) that will take you across the lagoon to Barre de Navidad. There are many restaurants but during the off season, many are closed or appear to be. We would just walk in and most were open but we were the only ones there. Highly recommend Marlene's (ocean side). There is also the little town of Colima outside the grounds of the Grand Bay where you can walk to several restaurants - highly recommend the shrimp empanadas at Mary's. The hotel does offer excursions but they seemed a bit pricey but may be because of the time of year. The staff at the Grand Bay were wonderful and very attentive. We would stay there again, as well as going back to Manzanillo and trying something along the hotel zone.

Circuito de los Marinos s/n Isla Navidad COL

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet and self parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Marina

Grand Isla Navidad Resort places you 1.3 mi (2 km) from Isla Navidad Golf Course. This 199 -room, 4.5-star hotel has a golf course, a marina, and a full-service spa. It's also near Barra de Navidad Beach and Melaque Square.


Dining

This hotel is home to 3 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service. For your convenience, a cooked-to-order breakfast is available for a fee.


Rooms

Grand Isla Navidad Resort's 199 rooms are air-conditioned and provide balconies, minibars, and coffee makers. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Free bottled water, ceiling fans, and safes are also available.


Property features

Grand Isla Navidad Resort features a golf course, a marina, and a full-service spa. Free valet and self parking are available, and there's also an area shuttle for a fee. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with dry cleaning/laundry and concierge services. Other amenities at this beach hotel include an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub.

Room options

Parlor Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Grand Deluxe Room - Kids Free

Full 2 | King 1 | Sleeps 4

Romance Suite with Champagne & Fruit

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Grand Isla Navidad Resort

Everyone (9) Couples (13) Business (1) Family (4) Friends (4)
4

fantastic resort but a little dated

Everyone

Loved the facility although it has a little wear visible. Does need a little updating. The staff were wonderful and took good care of our needs. The hotel food was very good. Beautiful restaurant with gourmet touch. The beach in front is very user friendly.

By on May 21, 2017

Review comment responded on May 25, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share with us your comments regarding your recent stay at Grand Isla Navidad Resort. I am happy to hear that you’ve enjoyed your stay with us, especially the warmth and friendliness of our staff. Using this opportunity I would like to comment that we are in process of remodeling our property and we count already with 80 rooms completely renovated and with the new equipment, expecting to have all rooms done by the end of 2017. We are looking forward to welcome you again at Grand Isla Navidad Resort. Sincerely, Juan Carlo Rincones General Manager

5

beautiful rooms.complex was beautiful and peaceful

Everyone

We received top notch treatment from the moment we stepped into the door. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful at every turn. The grounds were absolutely beautiful and very peaceful. We will definitely return.

By , from Sacramento on Mar 3, 2017

5

low key-resort stay-grand isla

Couples

Spent an totally enjoyable week staying at the resort in Barre de Navidad. This is a low-key, quiet place--don't expect loud games in the pool, or night time parties. If you are looking for a quiet leisurely week by the pool; beautiful views; access to beaches; and great restaurants only a taxi ride away--this is the place for you. The staff are exceptionally cordial. The rooms are a great value for the $$. I wouldn't recommend all-inclusive. The room and breakfast is sufficient, there are too many local restaurants you will want to try!

By , from Pacific NorthWest on Feb 20, 2017

Review comment responded on Feb 28, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share with us your comments, it is nice to hear you have spent a quiet leisurely week at our Resort and enjoyed the beautiful view and surroundings. We appreciate also your comments about the ice and room service and I would like to use this opportunity and mention that all our guest can call and requested the ice to be delivered to the room as well our room service menu has been updated recently according to standards of the similar Resort category. Thank you again for sharing your experience with us and hope to welcome you soon at Isla Navidad. Sincerely, Juan Carlo Rincones General Manager

4

great off-the-beaten path resort in lovely setting

Everyone

This is an amazing resort in a beautiful, away-from-it-all setting w/lush landscaping. The 4 of us (active seniors) felt safe here and in nearby small towns. 5-star ratings for Antonio's and The Terrace restaurants & dining room breakfast buffet; views/setting, rooms (Grand Deluxe w/balcony very nice) & pleasant/helpful staff. Easy access by water taxi to nearby restaurants and Barra de Navidad, where we enjoyed good restaurants, bars, inexpensive shops for souvenirs, clothing, & jewelry, and taxis to nearby towns. Chartered fishing far less $$ than in Cabo/bigger towns; saw whales/dolphins. Fishing disappointing; better in late year. Resort lacks nice shops, stamps & mailing services, advice & handouts for activities/events nearby, but we found what we needed online and from other guests. Small boutique and tiny market have bare minimum items for benefit of boaters docked in harbor. Boaters enjoy low-cost docking fees. Golf course is great/uncrowded, but not very green. Golf club is a large, amazing facility, although not put to full use (would be great for events). This place is a hidden gem. Needs a few updates & not suitable for handicapped unless stay only in the resort in an easy-access room (many stairs/steps/hallways between buildings; would be difficult to get to or on/off water taxis); elevators in each building, but many steps between buildings, elevators and pools, etc. Families enjoyed; not for active age 18-30. Regardless of few drawbacks, likely to come again.

By , from California on Feb 14, 2017

Review comment responded on Feb 18, 2017

I would like to thank you for sharing with online community your experience about your recent stay at the Grand Isla Navidad Resort. I am very happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay, especially the services and surroundings of the Resort and the bay. I also appreciate your comment about Concierge & local area & activities info have been very limited, its surprised me a little as all activities are announced on TV screens at the Front and Concierge Desk. Together with our Division Manager we will see what we can do in additional to improve this area of opportunity. Thank you again for sharing your experience with us. We are looking forward to welcome you again at Grand Isla Navidad Resort. Sincerely, Juan Carlo Rincones General Manager

5

nice hotel, close to barra de navidad, melaque,

Everyone

Have stayed at Isla Navidad Hotel many times. Close to everything. Can take bus to Manzanillo, Colima and other nearby towns.

By , from San Francisco on Jan 29, 2017

Review comment responded on Feb 3, 2017

Thank you very much for your review at Orbitz. We are pleased to receive your positive comments about your stay at Grand Isla Navidad Resort and surroundings. We also appreciate the valuable comments regarding the breakfast menu. We will be definitely working on improving it. We hope to welcome you again and experience by yourself the changes. Sincerely, Juan Carlo Rincones General Manager

5

great vacation spot

Everyone

Fabulous facility but needs lots of maintenance Loved the fabulous free breakfast buffet

By , from seattle on Jan 26, 2017

Review comment responded on Feb 3, 2017

Thank you very much for your review about your recent stay at the Grand Isla Navidad Resort. It is nice to hear that you have found at our property a great spot for your vacations. We also appreciate your valuable comments regarding the maintenance; using this opportunity I would like to comment that we are in process of remodeling our property and particularly of the rooms. We count already with 80 room completely renovated and expecting to have all room done by the end of 2017 and hope to have the opportunity to serve you in the near future so you can see for yourself these improvements. Sincerely, Juan Carlo Rincones General Manager

3

just another all inclusive

Everyone

Visited this hotel about 6 yrs ago and was very impressed. Decide to take my family there for christmas 7 adults. Booked 4 rooms three with king bed and one with 2 double beds.when arrived were told they have only single and no double available. Ask for roll away and were told they do not fit in rooms. Were assinged to a family area with nothing but small childred very noisy. Hotel now has an all inclusive option which most people seem to book.what was once a quite well run facility is now gone.purchased a 20 round golf package that must be paid in advance .when asked about their golf special were told that this was only for Canadians and not available to the US. What was once an outstanding course now suffers from a lack of attention. Ate most of our meals in Barra which was great. Hotel food just average. Will not be recommending this facility to people in the US.

By on Dec 31, 2016

5

overall rating is 5 for everything.

Everyone

Have been there 5 times in the last 8 years. It has always been good but was the best this time.

By on Dec 15, 2016

Review comment responded on Dec 22, 2016

We want to thank you for your comments. It is always good to hear that our customers have enjoyed their stay, golf and the surroundings of this beautiful bay. This hidden Mexican Paradise will always be happy to receive you. Sincerely, Juan Carlo Rincones General Manager

5
Everyone

Very nice... Very relaxing to get away from the routine .

By on May 15, 2016

5

very relaxing

Everyone

Exellent resort, very good restaurants, our stay was very pleasant and relaxing

By , from Iowa,USA on May 15, 2016