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What We Love

  • The most popular resort in Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta’s tropical complex, with a transfer and moreThe hotel’s surrounding resort community, sitting on 530 tropical acres
  • The 27 pools, 38 bars and restaurants, nine miles of paths and one lovely stretch of beach
  • The rooms, each with a private terrace with a view

What To Know

  • Free WiFi is spotty; expect to pay extra for premium access
  • Avoid lengthy timeshare presentations unless you're actually looking to buy
  • The resort has a lazy river and provides inner tubes
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Overview

The largest hotel of a sprawling, 530-acre beach resort with 38 bars and restaurants and 27 pools

The Lowdown

Every experience is grand at The Grand Mayan; even when you enter, it will be among towering warrior statues. This is the largest and most popular resort hotel at Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta, a resort community nestled near Puerto Vallarta, between the Pacific Ocean and Sierra Madre Mountains. Here, you have access to 530 acres of paradise, with more than a thousand yards of beach, 38 bars and restaurants, 27 pristine pools, nine miles of wooden pathways and one Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course.
Accordingly, finding something to do in this communal paradise is rarely a problem. Dining, entertainment, shopping, golfing, lounging by the pool, soaking up the sun on the beach and other delightful activities for all ages are available, day in and day out. Experience Brio Spa, where you get the royal treatment, with exotic therapies that were inspired by the French approach to relaxation. Or, attend a movie night, cocktail class, live show or botanical walk, and still have yourself a grand old time.
 

Rooms

The crisp white rooms of The Grand Mayan are accented with wooden furnishings, plush touches and pops of color and art. Large bathrooms with a Jacuzzi tub, LCD TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi are just a few of the lavish amenities you can expect from this resort community. Enjoy the view from your own terrace, the best place to end a day of relaxation. Aside from your king bed, of course. 

Dining

One sprawling resort and 20 restaurants – that’s what you’ll find at Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta, the tropical home to five hotels and a never-ending list of dining options. From gourmet Mexican cuisine and French-inspired fare to healthy snacks and ceviche, the many restaurants here truly offer every kind of dish you could possibly crave. Have a sweet tooth? There’s even a fro-yo spot. 

Spa

Brio Spa lets you experience the French approach to relaxation, and specialty massages, exotic body treatments and aromatherapy aren’t the only things to expect from this spa escape. You can also experience the sauna, Jacuzzi, cold plunge tub and an authentic Temazcal ritual – led by a Mayan shaman in a round stone structure, heated by volcanic rocks. Brio’s state-of-the-art fitness center and wide variety of group classes are also available to you, if you want to stay in shape while away. 

Location

The planned resort community of Nuevo Vallarta is home to a stretch of some of Mexico’s most stunning beaches and is just a short drive from the popular Puerto Vallarta, known for its rich culture, exotic setting and endless activities, beyond what you’d expect from a tropical resort town. When you want to explore outside the walls of your lavish getaway, there’s more than enough to see and do: scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing, shopping, dining, historic tours, to name a few.

How to Get There

The Grand Mayan
Av Paseo de las Moras s/n
Nuevo Vallarta, 63735 Mexico

Reviews

Disappointed
nancyh19752019

3rd vacation to Mexico this year. Hadn't stayed here for several years. Had to stand in line to register then go to another building to get our room keys. This was at 10 pm, so there was no reason for this. Check in and check out takes way too long. This is a beautiful place but as an owner in this time share it was very disappointing that the customer service is lacking.

Great Vacation Entertainment and Joy Squad top notch
Kellyinpeachland

We have just spent 2 weeks at our time share we bought last year. We had buyers remorse after we left but after this visit we are so happy we made the decision to buy here. We explored much more on this trip than we did last year, we played lots of volleyball in the pool and on the beach, there is nonstop entertainment all day with the Joy squad, MARIELA and ORLANDO were a lot of fun. Last year we did not go in the ocean but this year we spent some time in there and it was warm and wonderful and a lot of fun with the waves. Oh and the lazy river is a hoot from 1-4 when the wave machine gets going, it’s also fun without the waves all the rest of the day too.

The restaurants too many to name are also wonderful, we did not have a bad meal during our stay, check out Taco Break in the plaza if you just want an inexpensive tasty meal. Also the shopping market at the plaza will get you set up with the basics if you would like to do some cooking in your room or just grab a baguette and some meat and make a picnic for yourself. There are plenty of restaurants that will afford you a fabulous view for the sunset, do check them out on the beach front and the rooftops.

In the evenings we would go to Santuario and the line up of entertainment was non stop. From the awesome house band to the female singer and the male singer, (sorry I don’t remember their names) to the acrobats they have and they have an amazing sand artist it was great fun entertainment.

All of the staff everywhere are so friendly and nice, walking around the property or taking the shuttles is a great experience to enjoy the property, it is massive and so well maintained.
We also played the Norman golf course and it is also very well maintained and a great way to spend a day.

As for the presentation if you really don’t want to go just say no, if you do go then it’s on you if your going to complain afterwards, they are a hard sell which is why I warn you say no if you don’t want to. But who knows maybe you’ll end up as happy as we are now. I can’t wait to see what the property will be like once the theme park is completed, if it’s anything like what is already here it will be amazing.

Amazing
Vincent A

This place is fantastic! The view, the mini jungle on the campus, the transportation system, the food, and most importantly the incredible service. People everywhere are constantly trying to help make your experience better or to fix even the most minor of problems. One such individual was Daniel who worked with the joy squad I believe. He was very personable and when he found out it was my birthday did his very best to deliver a memorable experience.