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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 638 Reviews
Grand isla
Reviewed 4 days 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.

Very nice
Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful property in barra navidad. Kinda outta the way around the peninsula. Secluded and private, unreal sunrise. Huge property barely saw any of it, liked what i saw. Antonios restaurant was exceptional. Would definitely go back.

From So-So to Primo
Reviewed 1 month ago

The restaurants at Gran Isla vary from the very so-so outdoor/pool side
café, to the ok Grand Café to the primo Antonio's fine dining. Bid
differences between their quality, as the others don't match Antonio's.

The breakfast buffet at the Gran Café is worth the extra pesos, so
you can fill up, miss lunch pool side, and save yourself for the fine
dining in the evening. By the way, even the Mexican food is only ok,
but the seafood soup was outstanding.

Beautiful Hotel in a Gorgeous, Peaceful Setting
Reviewed 1 month ago

Best hotel experience I’ve had in quite awhile. My room was spectacular, comfy and large. I had a wonderful view of the inlet and the marina. The breakfast buffet that was included in the price was extensive and yummy. We also enjoyed the other restaurants and the great bar. It was easy to catch the water taxi to go across the inlet to the town of Barra. Some store and great restaurants there too. The pools at the hotel were fun and included a jacuzzi and one with a slide. We took advantage of the yoga and water aerobics that were included in our room price. You can’t beat this resort....golf too!

Great Get Away
Reviewed 1 month ago

1st stayed here 10 years ago. Have been back several times since most recently for a great 3 day 2 night get away. Wonderful room with a killer view and great amenities. The staff were the best, went out of their way to ensure everthing was perfect. Thanks to Jesus at reception, and Luis at the Terrace restaurant. ..what a great nite that was. Also want to thank Hernando at the Tequila Bar!