Grand Luxxe Celebrate Loft Nuevo Vallarta
What We Love
- A studio at a AAA Five Diamond Award-winning hotel, within a sprawling beach resortHopping from eatery to eatery – there are 20 total on the resort’s 300-plus acres
- Soaking in the river, the Bay of Banderas or the Jacuzzis at the spa’s hydrotherapy annex
- Playing golf on a Jack Nicklaus par-70 course, holding an academy and pro shop
What’s better than a massive river- and bayfront resort with 20 dining destinations, two spas, two championship golf courses and a water park? The newest addition at such a resort, naturally. Grand Luxxe Celebrate Loft Nuevo Vallarta is precisely that: a freshly minted retreat, smack-dab in the middle of a private 300-acre community. When you’re not eating, drinking, golfing, lounging by the pool or enjoying the numerous daily and nightly activities, you’ll have a high-end studio to crash in, one of the only studio accommodations to offer kitchen facilities and a private terrace with a plunge pool.
It won’t be the only pool open to you as a hotel guest – Grand Luxxe offers pools that only other Grand Luxxe guests have access to, closed even to those from any of the other five Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta resorts. There are seven Grand Luxxe swimming holes, from one for adults only to one with a family-friendly activities stand. One of the two above spas also happens to be Grand Luxxe’s own and holds a hydrotherapy annex, along with treatment cabins and palapas. But the best perk of a getaway here isn’t any of these exclusive amenities or even an exclusive experience: It’s the knowledge that you’re at the only AAA Five Diamond Award winner in Nuevo Vallarta, and one of just 17 in Mexico.
Grand Luxxe accommodations are the most luxurious of any at Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta. They’re spacious and airy; Grand Luxxe Celebrate Loft studios are located in the Loft tower.
Twenty restaurants: That’s how many you’ll find at Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta, the tropical home to five hotels. From gourmet Mexican cuisine, Mediterranean meals, buffet breakfasts, burgers and Cuban fare to healthy snacks and seafood, the culinary offerings cover every kind of dish you could possibly crave. Have a sweet tooth? There are even a fro-yo spot and a crêperie.
Two wellness destinations reside on the Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta grounds. Spatium is Grand Luxxe’s own, inspired by the meeting of the natural and the classic with the cutting edge. It comprises indoor massage cabins and outdoor massage palapas, plus a steam room, Arctic plunges and Jacuzzis in its hydrotherapy annex; its menu runs from traditional wraps and scrubs to treatments like the Journey through Ancient Mexico, which incorporates medicinal herbs. Brio Spa lets you experience the French approach to relaxation, though European-inspired therapies aren’t the only things to expect from this escape. It’s got a Jacuzzi, a cold plunge pool, a sauna and an authentic Temazcal, too, where rituals are led by a Mayan shaman. A state-of-the-art fitness center and wide variety of group classes are available to you, for exercise needs.
The planned resort community of Nuevo Vallarta is home to a stretch of some of Mexico’s most stunning beaches, upon the Ameca River and Bay of Banderas, and is just a short drive from the popular Puerto Vallarta – known for its rich culture and bounty of watersports. Scuba-diving, snorkeling and fishing options are all in high supply, or you can take a history tour, eat out or shop for souvenirs. Stay at Grand Luxxe to choose from seven pools, or larger Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta to splash about at a water park, take golfing lessons at a par-70 Nicklaus course, play horseshoe, learn mixology and watch outdoor movies.
How to Get There
We stayed here for six days recently. The resort and grounds are beautiful! The wait staff, maids, and concierges were extremely nice and helpful. We had a one bedroom suite that was nicely appointed. I will say that it was very limited on kitchen utensils, there was no dishwasher or oven either. We did purchase their meal plan for 6 breakfasts and 6 dinners......which was about a 35% savings. I was a little surprised to have to pay for water at the majority of the restaurants. Also, we were not informed ahead of time that one of the two golf courses would be closed for "repairs". The absolute worst part of the trip was the time share.....which we have gone to many and after about 1.5 hours of saying "no thank you", they let you leave....NOT HERE, wave after wave of different people kept being introduced and offering "a better deal". This went on for 4 hours! At which point my husband got up and said "we are leaving". The other thing I might mention is that the resort fee has gone up from $11./pp to $30./pp which is over the top! We loved the food at Costa Arena....not so much at Quinto(where the servers were beyond slow). All in all it's a very nice place!
We all had a fantastic time with a great variety of life time memories. The staff were amazing and a special shout to Mellisa and Germain who went above and beyond to make our stay as lovey as possible.
Overall the unit itself was spectacular we have a two bedroom grand Lux. The service and cleanliness of the room was outstanding. The swimming pools and restaurant or five star and I have nothing to say that wouldn’t be spectacular. However we did spend 5 1/2 hours in the timeshare presentation. It was the worst experience I’ve ever had and I am an owner of Plymouth Bonita Sunset Beach, Montecristo. The salesman would not take no for an answer they ended up trying to get us to buy something we had no interest in. We found the pricing for what you were getting was a rip off.
I wish they would’ve allowed us to leave after about two hours when we told him we weren’t interested. But they kept coming with additional layers of sales people trying to put a close on us it was the worst experience. I am sure it’s my worst presentation experience I’ve ever had. And at the end what we got from them for wasting our precious time and over 5+ half hours was a joke.
We traveled to the Grand Luxxe in December for our 17th Wedding Anniversary and again two years later for our 19th Wedding Anniversary. Absolutely gorgeous grounds. The staff is very polite. We were fortunate enough to have Maria for our floor. We had plans for the Rhythm of the Night on our anniversary and when we returned to our room Maria had balloons, dessert and a lovely note wishing us a wonderful anniversary. It is those little extras that make a vacation perfect.
Traded our timeshare week for a week stay in a two hesroom 3 bath unit in Tower 3. I have stayed in a lot of resorts, but this ine is the BEST. The rooms are huge and well appointed. The bathrooms are extra large with a jacuzzi tub and huge shower. There is a dipping pool on the balcony. I went to the onsite spa for a massage and stayed to use all the hydro features- sauna, hottub steam room, cold therapy pool. The food at the onsite restaurants is just amazing. Purchase the meal plan for additional savings. There are so many pools you can't possibly pick a favorite, including a lazy river and two wave pools. This resort has it all.