I recently had the lovely experience of a week at Villa Azalea. Dulce and Santiago are extremely charming hosts. The food was amazing, and being pretty much the only guests we were upgraded to a suite - always fun!
We were looking to not be in the hustle and bustle of PV, and Villa Azalea was a perfect fit. Dulce suggested that with a week we'd appreciate having a rental car to explore the area at our own pace. While I was a tiny bit nervous about that prospect, we did it and had no issues at all. I'd highly recommend getting out and exploring the area, we hit lots of little spots in a two hour radius.
I was fantastic to have breakfast at the villa and then be out for most of the day, returning for dinner, but make sure you make time for at least one lunch with the garden tour! Dining in the river is quite a treat!
There were really only a couple little tiny negatives I feel like should be mentioned. The bed is very very firm, which I didn't mind so much, but my boyfriend's back is finicky and he had a bit of a hard time. A couple times we made plans to stay out late, and one night we came back and the gate was locked, we had a walkie-talkie to let Dulce know when we were back, but there was a mix up and the boyfriend ended up scaling the fence - not ideal but also one of the best stories we have from the trip. ;) After that Dulce was very apologetic and agreed to a different gate system. Only other little thing - while I'm generally looking to unplug on vacation, there was another couple there for a few nights who were very upset about the wi-fi situation. Basically, if like me you like being able to check in once or twice a week from a limited radius but otherwise are happy to not be tethered to your electronics you'll be just fine - if your idea of a great time is constant access to Facebook, just know that's probably not going to happen here. ;)
The experience was just really lovely - it definitely feels more like staying at a bed and breakfast than a hotel, after a couple days it really does feel like home, and we can't wait to return!
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- Experience a small luxury hotel with world class service at Villa Azalea, an intimate, secluded property, located 20 miles south of Puerto Vallarta, in western Mexico; considered as one of the best resorts in Puerto Vallarta. Come and enjoy this couples oriented hotel, designed for the most demanding travelers as it was first conceived by its owner, a Swiss entrepreneur who has invested mind, heart and efforts for years and offer us now: Villa Azalea, a place that blends elegance, nature and good taste for the most eco friendly, relaxing vacation. ... more less
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