Puerto Vallarta – Speed Reviews!

Have you heard of speed dating? Well, here is some speed reviewing! After visiting many of the resorts in Puerto Vallarta, here are the top reasons to book these resorts right from our sales reps– what made them stand out from the rest!  The Apple rating of each resort is listed for your reference.

Golden Crown Paradise / 5 Apple.  Great location!  This is an Adults Only resort with a pretty cool Disco!  Nice beach with many, many palapas.  Hit the Breeze Bar for excellent Sushi every night!

Crown Paradise Club / 4+ Apple. Right next door to the Golden Crown Paradise.  This resort specializes in Family Fun and is Family of 5 Friendly!  Family room offers a king bed with a dividing wall that encloses bunk beds with a trundle pull out and a TV just for the kids!  Kids Club for 4-12 year olds.  And, an Infant Club for 18 months-4 years old!  Ultra – cool Pirate Ship themed water park.  Children have their own drink menu at all the watering holes!  Adults only access to the Giant Jacuzzi swim up bar.  This is a quality product especially on a family budget.

Barcelo Puerto Vallarta / 5+ Apple.  WOW! Some of the largest suites EVER SEEN!  The rooms are HUGE!  You walk into a living room area, and then pass the bathroom area going into the bedroom.  Then, there’s another living room area!  Families looking for space – this is the place.

Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta / 6 Golden Apple.  Single parents get a special discount.  Boutique Spa where you can grab a pedicure while enjoying the stunning ocean view.  Free WIFI throughout the property AND on the beach!  Unique open-air amphitheater offers nightly shows.  They offer $1500 in in-resort credits!  The majority of the hotel rooms have a French balcony with no seating.

Marival Resort & Suites / 5+ Apple.  This is a quaint and comfortable resort with a great children’s water park.   Room service is available from 7am – 11pm for a $5 fee.  Dining reservations required but you can make them online for up to 7 nights prior to arrival!  For the rate, this is a fantastic value!!!

Riu Vallarta / 5 Apple.  “Art–Deco” resort with a stunning lobby. You can make dining reservations 2 days in advance.  Family friendly with a kid’s pool with slides.  Huge beach with hundreds of shady palm trees.  Clients enjoy exchange privileges next door at the 4+ Apple Riu Jalisco.

Riu Palace Pacifico / 6 Golden Apple.  Bi-level junior suites. Guests can make dining reservations 4 days in advance.  Complimentary 24 hour Room Service.  Exchange privileges with Riu Vallarta and Riu Jalisco!  Everything you’ve come to expect from RIU Resorts – great food, great service and a great value!

Grand Palladium Vallarta Resort & Spa / 5 Apple.   50 minutes from the airport in the Punta Mita area of Riviera Nayarit.  Lovely drive along the coast through the mountains.  This resort offers a Kids, Teen and Baby Club! Botanical walking paths and mini zoo.  This resort is very hilly and may not be the resort for vacationers with mobility issues.

Occidental Grand Nuevo Vallarta / 5+ Apple – Apple clients receive private check in and check out.  The room has a shower that looks into the bedroom area. Junior suites are actually a true one bedroom suite.  Resort has an adults- only pool.  Apple clients have no dining restrictions but are required to make reservations (up to 48 hours in advance). Everything connected with covered walk ways. Beach is HUGE, WIDE, CALM and very SHALLOW – great for families. Majority of rooms do NOT have balconies.  Upgrade clients to the Royal Club on the 6th and 7th floors for private restaurant, bar and beach with cabanas. Great shopping is a 5 minute walk away at Paradise Village. Nice property!

Hilton Puerto Vallarta Resort / 6 Apple. This is the first all-inclusive Hilton in Mexico! About 5 minutes from the airport. Nice, bright and modern. Has a bit of a sleek Miami Beach feel. Rooftop adults only pool and bar area known as “O West”.

Iberostar Hotels & Resorts will be opening a new resort in Punta Mita area in December of 2013.  It will be located about an additional 15 minutes past the Grand Palladium (about an hour from the airport).

Stay tuned, we have our final Puerto Vallarta review coming in the next few days.



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