4.0
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What We Love

  • Access to the beach and the lagoon, plus a swimming pool and a swim-up bar
  • The 27-hole championship golf course
  • European feel, with spacious rooms and suites, and views of the pool and mountains

What To Know

  • A $15 daily service charge will be collected upon checkout from Jetsetter
  • Kids club onsite, but the better for couples and older families
  • Closest airport is in Manzanillo, about 20 miles away

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Golf Course
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Overview

Secluded resort between mountain, lagoon and sea, with a spa, gourmet dining and elegant European airs

The Look

Grand Bay combines Old World charm with unbeatable access to sand and sea. You can sip margaritas, relax on the beach, or take a dip in the protected lagoon or the rollicking Pacific Ocean. Sunsets and sunrises are especially lovely here, and thanks to four restaurants and 199 guestrooms, there’s space for families and couples alike to sprawl out and soak up the sun.

Bed & Bath

A French Provincial look prevails throughout the resort. Painted in peach and terra-cotta, guestrooms are a uniform 516 square feet and have balconies that overlook the lagoon, ocean and nearby mountains. Thoughtful extras include a welcome fruit and candy tray filled with local produce and house-made cookies, and the enormous marble bathrooms have tubs or showers.

Beyond

The resort’s restaurants range from casual to gourmet and offer European, American and Mexican fare. There’s a flair for dramatic presentation at Antonio’s Restaurant; the tableside creation of the Caesar salad is as much about showmanship as cuisine. As you would expect, seafood is plentiful on the menus, and the soft, sweet Mexican breads and a breakfast of hearty chilaquiles are not to be missed. The center of activity during the hottest parts of the day is the swimming pool, which has a swim-up bar. There’s also a large hot tub at the main pool for adults. For kids there’s also a raft of fun activities at the Club de Niños, including crab hunting, ping-pong, movies and pool volleyball.

How to Get There

Grand Isla Navidad Resort
Circuito de los Marinos s/n
Isla Navidad, 28838 Mexico

Reviews

4.0 Very Good 648 Reviews
Great “beach” for small children
Reviewed 3 months ago

The beach of the hotel, more of a cove is like a pool there is barely any waves, its great for small children.

Food options are limited within the resort but you can always cross the channel via the 24 hour water taxi service ($35 pesos round trip per person) and to barra de navidad for food

Pools have a couple of slides and children really enjoy them

Wonderful service
Reviewed 3 months ago

We had a wonderful time at this hotel great service , friendly and kind staff especially a waitress called Elva !!! Amazing lady she helped us out in every way ! With the children , carrying them when they carried so we can eat peacefully. She even carried me down the stairs because I couldn’t walk on 1 foot . She was totally amazing !
The hotel was really nice a great for the kids also !
I totally recommend it

EXCELLENT
Reviewed 3 months ago

Hotel fantastic, the location is secluded and off the beaten path but via water taxi (cheap) you are only minutes from a beautiful small town with all the charm of old Puerto Vallarta back in the 70's. Maybe a little quiet for some. staff like Lucia in reservations and Juan Carlo as General Manager very considerate and helpful. Will be back next year.

Dave and Belinda

Recommend!
Reviewed 4 months ago

Lovely resort, fantastic staff and great location. The views of the lagoon, marina and the town of Barra are just gorgeous. Only gave a 4 as the hotel is in need of some upgrades but highly recommend.

Grand isla
Reviewed 4 months ago

Great place to stay! Beautiful rooms, great breakfast, fabulous grounds, helpful staff. Lots to do on site. Several swimming pool areas, yoga, water aerobics, tennis, kayaks, etc. Private beach and cabanas and a conga to take you to Barra De Navidad.