What We Love
- Intimate seclusion, which is why it’s a favorite of A-list celebrities
- Free equipment for beach activities, from surfing to volleyball to ping-pong
- The Kids Club is a mini-resort with its own soccer field
What To Know
- Resort is about two hours from Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo
- WiFi is available only in the resort common areas and Art Gallery
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
A Matisse painting brought to life on the Mexican Riviera. Vibrant pink gardenias and dusty green cacti line the walkways leading to canary yellow and magenta pueblo-like buildings and down to the crashing Pacific Ocean. A maximum of 42 guests stay at a time, which lends the air of staying in a private family home. Some vacationers curl up on rattan sofas to read while others lie out by the freshwater pool, shaded by the giant palapa. Once a private estate, Las Alamandas maintains that quaint and cozy vibe, with just 16 rooms scattered around the 1,500-acre property, all elegant but simple with bright ceramic tiles, folk art, indoor/outdoor lounge areas, and spacious bathrooms done up with hand-painted Mexican tiles. While tacos, chips, and guacamole from La Palapa Beach Club will keep you satisfied poolside, save a night to savor upscale Mexican cuisine at Oasis, the hotel’s main restaurant, which uses all local ingredients. Must-tastes: corn mushroom quesadillas and homemade sorbet in flavors such as hibiscus flower and mango. Peruse the hotel’s art gallery, indulge in an oceanfront massage or head to the fully equipped gym (designed by Robert De Niro, a frequent guest) for tennis, yoga and fitness routines. In the evenings, groups mosey up to the rooftop lounge, Estrella Azul, where you can sip frosty tequilas and gaze into the heavens with a high-powered telescope. You might even rub shoulders with the likes of Francis Ford Coppola, Brad Pitt, or Cindy Crawford.
In the Area
Take a day trip to Puerto Vallarta and stroll along the malecon, stop by the city’s vast flea market, where you’ll find everything from silver jewelry to paintings by local artists to fresh fruit and homemade pastries, and get a seafood fix at Joe Jack’s Fish Shack in the Old Town. Back on Las Alamandas’ 1,500 acres, lounge out on the four beaches, kayak through the freshwater lagoons or ask the staff to arrange a one-hour horseback ride along the beaches.
How to Get There
Years Ago, Las Alamandas Co-Hosted My Wedding Nuptuals & Party! In Fact, We took over the entire property, after meeting Isabel Goldsmith, herself, upon our initial holiday visit!
My Wedding There Was Truly Amazing - & Such a Magical & Memorable Event In my life that I will NEVER Forget! We flew in our Family & Friends, Minister & Photographer? At That Time - We left ALL Logistical Details in the capable hands of the (previous-Now) Resort Director, Cyril Gorry; Who Went Above & Beyond in Superceededing Our & Our Guests Every Request & Expectation! Las Alamandas is Truly a Special Place!
IF I had One Regret In the past - It would Only Be That WE Didn’t Jump at the Opportunity to purchase Adjacent On-site Property when Offered! Big Mistake!
IF you lové thé sound of the ocean - When at Las Alamandas thé océan Will sooth you to sleep! And, IF you’ve never been Near an Ocean - My ONLY recommendation is that you take ear plugs for first night!
I used to live in the Bay Area, & NOW live in the Palm Springs Area (Way too Far from my Natural Habitat That encompasses My lové of thé Océan!
I Long to return to Las Alamandas....
SUPER chill, private place - we stayed at Casa Del Domo at the end of the entry drive - everything was SPECTACULAR!!! Fabulous ocean views, beach chairs and abundant margaritas ready for us on the private stretch of beach every day, we rarely saw anyone else except in the gym or the restaurant. I had internet & cell reception, but chose to leave my phone in a drawer. The MOST magical place - EXPENSIVE, but worth every penny
My wife and I celebrated our ten year anniversary at Las Alamandas. There are only like 10 or so suites to begin with, and when we where there at most there were 2 other couples. It was like the place was all ours...and the place is HUGE and BEAUTIFUL. The staff were impeccable for the entire trip, but it is worth noting, made the evening of our actual anniversary absolutely unforgettable, we are so grateful. Our mission was to stay on the hotel grounds and relax, and we did just that. As far as exploring outside cities, etc., we have done that many times before, in Mexico, but did not venture out during this trip, so I cannot comment on that aspect.
I think the most notable part of our stay was the views and the ocean sounds. Literally from every spot we saw and heard the ocean. It was hard to come home and no longer see and hear the ocean. The food was very, very good -- especially the lunches and dinners. It was so easy to fall into a wonderful groove at Las Alamandas -- breakfast, beach, lunch, beach, dinner with some ping pong mixed in between. Having access to a beach all to yourself was so amazing. We couldn't believe it. Can't say enough about the staff -- friendly and attentive.
We were at las alamandas for a week with our 2 sons aged 11 and 14 and everyone had a wonderful time. Alamandas is all about escape and relaxation. Literally there is not another decent hotel within 30 miles. I can see why they get famous actors there as the property has a very 50’s Hollywood vibe (updated for today see pictures)..Located on 1,500 acres with at least 4 beaches although we did not leave the main property/beach. At one point the property was nearly full and you really could not tell it is so small and exclusive. Very high staff to guest ratio. The food was great and skewed toward fresh fish and vegetables. Service was particularly awesome. Margaritas were excellent. I would definitely get the board option so food is inclusive as their is no where else to eat. Our oceanfront suite with separate room for the kids had been recently refreshed and one of the best things about the rooms was the roar of the surf all night long lulling you to sleep. If you are able to go ocean front although other rooms are not that far away from the ocean. Ocean can be rough but we found it swimmable most days. There is a nice pool, outdoor ping pong, and tennis court. B-ball court needs a new backboard and rim.
About a 2 1/2 drive from puerto Vallarta airport (you should definitely arrange with the property to have them pick you up). At the airport ignore people trying to get you to sign up right after you get out customs and walk completely out of the airport and there will be someone with a sign. They were super welcoming when you arrive at the property.
In the end in a world rapidly filling up with people it was wonderful to go somewhere so beautiful with so few people. Not for everyone (no hard partiers, golf outings etc) but perfect for travelers looking for somewhere unique and beautiful (and quite safe) to get away from it all. Highly recommended!