4.0
Very Good 888 Reviews
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What We Love

  • The Jetsetter rate includes daily a la carte breakfast
  • Indoor-outdoor living design, with spacious terraces and private pools
  • Gorgeous palapa-style restaurant
  • Full-service spa
  • Mexican fusion dishes at the open-air restaurant, Raixes

What To Know

  • The resort is about a 35-minute drive from Puerto Vallarta
  • The hotel isn’t on the ocean, but there’s a free shuttle to the Eva Mandarina Beach Club
  • Shops and attractions require transportation
  • A 10 percent service charge per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Eco friendly
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Bedroom Luxury property Suite home living room cottage Villa condominium

Overview

Boutique hotel on a serene hillside with a spa, restaurant and infinity pool, 35 minutes from Puerto Vallarta

The Lowdown

Tucked away on a hilltop over Banderas Bay, Matlali offers 40 villa-style suites — and unforgettable views. Each suite features contemporary design, scent and pillow menus, iPod docking stations, Boca Terry robes and 260 to 1,112 square feet of space. Many have full kitchens, separate living areas, private balconies and individual pools. The Raixes open-air restaurant serves Mexican fusion dishes with starters such as chile relleno served with ceviche and passion fruit and entrées like grilled shrimp with garlic and Mexican chili. The Makawé Spa features a Zen-inspired steam room, a plunge pool and six private indoor-outdoor treatment rooms. Guests can also lounge on the sundeck next to the infinity pool or Jacuzzi.

In the Area

Shuttles are available to the village of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, where visitors can explore a traditional farmers market selling produce and handicrafts, or head to the Eva Mandarina Beach Club, a Mexican seafood restaurant located in the sand about 10 minutes from the hotel. Here, guests can also try a variety of water sports, including sailing, surfing and snorkeling. The area is also home to six premier golf courses – many with gorgeous ocean views. For sunset dining, Serendipity restaurant in Punta Mita offers fresh seafood dishes, and if you’re seeking a night on the town, a variety of pubs and bars can be found in Bucerias.

How to Get There

Grand Sirenis Matlali Hills Resort & Spa All inclusive
Carretera Punta Mita km 0.2
La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, 63734 Mexico

Reviews

4.0 Very Good 888 Reviews
Oasis of tranquility oozes class.
Reviewed 4 days ago

We where moved her by TUI after problems at another resort.... our initial trepidation due to location, layout, i have some mobility issues where unfounded.
The staff are fantastic, courteous, helpful and very professional...
Room was spotless well furnished, cleaned on time and everything replenished.

Didnt have a bad meal.... varied our day between both pools and beach club and again cant find fault, gorgeous location and stunning property.

Visited bochieras, fantastic lively town... a must go..

Onlh minor criticism, entertainment bit similar and could do with variety...

Beer great cocktails outstanding.

All in all fab vacation.... thanks to all.

An intimate escape.
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is our second stay at this beautiful resort. What separates this resort from the rest is it’s beautiful grounds and tranquility. You won’t find line ups for buffets or find yourself scrambling for a beach chair mid afternoon. This is a resort where you will get to know the guests and have a lot of laughs sharing the same experiences. You can be alone or part of a group to party. The pools are excellent and the entertainment variety was nice. The fire dancers and reggae were crowd favourites the karaoke not so much.
Great staff and rooms - Exept for the plumbing and crappy pillows the rooms are beautiful. The shower is a gamble of scolding hot or cold water.
After all the crappy reviews about the wine they are still serving the same plonk.
BRING YOUR OWN WINE AND COFFEE The wine included is horrendous. The wine they sell is expensive and not much better. You can buy wine in town and the staff will serve you in the restaurants. The a la carte dinning is a mystery, after missing out last year because there were no reservations left, we tried to book early and were told the same thing. I had to fight for a few late night bookings and missed out on the Brazilian. I disscovered other guests experienced the same thing. It was frustrating to see the “fully booked “ restaurants 1/4 full. Apparently they only book about 12 tables each night. I don’t get the management decision on this one - Offer a la carte or don’t pretend to. I am not a fan of buffets although the food offered was pretty good.

Great trip!
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our stay here. You may find yourself trying to compare this to other Grand Sirenis resorts, but don’t. There are no dolphins or true members only VIP areas, however, this resort was a perfect escape! The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. The grounds were beautiful and the pools were just right. The room was nice, but we wish there would’ve been a bath tub. The views of the coast were stunning!

Most relaxing vacation ever
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently stayed at the Grand Sirenis Matlali Hills Resort and Spa from January 30-February 4.

Upon arriving, I was disappointed that the resort was not a beach-front property, as I didn't clearly understand that from the website. I was a little worried about how far I would have to walk from site to site, especially since my room was at the top of the resort.

This disappointment did not last long. I became utterly enchanted with the property and customer service. Staying at the Grand Sirenis Matlali was having the best of both worlds -- a quiet and tranquil getaway at the main resort property and a beach experience that was always well-maintained, lovely and convenient to get to.

My room was immaculate, and the food was decent, if not the best I've had at all-inclusive resorts.

In addition to the beautiful property, the customer service was outstanding. This was important since this was a solo vacation for me. They made me feel right at home.

I absolutely loved my experience at the resort, and I will definitely be returning as soon as I can.

Amazing 2 weeks here!
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely loved our stay here! The resort is situated up in the hills with a view of the ocean and is so peaceful. Great place to stay halfway between Puerto Vallarta and Sayulita. There are several pools to choose from and the food is good. Would definitely return again.
Thank you to all the staff who made our stay so enjoyable; Gabriel, Argentina, Adriana, Jose, Jorge, Steve, Juan, Jaime, Celso, Katya, Miguel, Hugo, Antonio, Juaqin, Johan, Angel, Marco, Abraham, Fernando, and Guadalupe.