We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Absolutely the best!!!”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 10 more sites!
Marival Residences Luxury Resort
Ranked #3 of 27 Hotels in Nuevo Vallarta
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersGold level
Hockley, Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Absolutely the best!!!”
Reviewed 1 July 2011

We had such a good time at the Marival. We were there for Texas Music Week, which has to be one of the best events going on the Riviera Nayarit. Gary P. Nunn, Tommy Alverson, the Tejas Brothers, Mark David Manders and Texas Daze all put on a great show while we were there. Reggie Paulk and all of the people who took care of us are the absolute best in the hospitality business. From Julieta the server in the Casa Bella restaurant to Alvaro, who helped us in the computer and messaging center, everyone we met was professional and courteous. We'll be back next year, for sure...

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank KKyleMathis
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
MarivalResorts, Marketing and Social Media at Marival Residences Luxury Resort, responded to this review, 13 July 2011
Dear Traveler: Thank you very much for your review, we are glad you enjoyed Texas Week, see you next time.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

2,030 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    1,662
    232
    78
    27
    31
See reviews for
810
631
17
60
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (647)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Platte City, Missouri
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2011

Let me start by saying that this place is amazing! But if you are like me, you are wanting to read some details as to what exactly makes it amazing to see if it fits you and what you are wanting! This review is going to be kind of long...but again, when we were doing our research we wanted to see the specifics to know if we were making a good decision! I am going to break down my review into sections.
Getting there:
After taking the taxi to the residences we were greeted by a wonderful bellboy, Gerardo! He took us straight into the air conditioned bar and asked us if we would like something to drink and then brought us some cold wash clothes to cool down with! So from the beginning we were pampered!! He took us on a short little tour to show us where some things were before taking us on up to our room.
The room:
We booked the penthouse suite and from the time we walked into the room - we were just amazed! It was better than we could have ever dreamed it would be! We had a kitchen, eating area, living room (with a deck off of it), our bedroom with a bathroom in it, a 2nd bathroom, and then the upper deck. There are stairs that lead up to the upper deck where you have a table and 4 chairs, 2 chaise lounge chairs, and your own pool! Wow!! It was amazing...and the decor of the place was too! Being our anniversary trip - we were also excited to see that we had a bottle of chilled champagne and a beautiful tropical flower arrangement waiting for us too! The refrigerator was stocked with some waters and various sodas. My husband asked for some Coronas and limes and they were delivered within a short period of time and then everyday after that!
Restaurants:
There are 3 places to eat - the Insu Sky Lounge, Omaggio, and Lemon Grass. The Insu is on the rooftop and has a beautiful view...fun to sit up there at night to watch the sunset! If you go there, try the shrimp corn dogs!! Soooo good! The Omaggio has great food overall...we ate there for a couple of breakfasts and dinners and all of our meals were excellent. The Lemon Grass is the pool restaurant. The food here is great as well. They will take good care of you whether you are there for drinks or food (or both!) Being their low season they sometimes change out nights that the restaurants are open...but it was never a big deal for us! There is also the option of going over to the sister resort to those restaurants even though we never chose to do that (outside of eating at the beach club)
People:
The people were part of what made this place so amazing! From Carlos - the chief concierge - to the waiters/waitresses - to the bellboys. You will feel like you are at home. They learn your name from the start and are so helpful and friendly for the entire stay. Get to know Carlos - he is great! Can't say enough good things about him! He helped us out on several occasions...even being able to help me since I had left my camera charger at home. Might have been just luck that he had one to fit mine - but great nonetheless! Reggie is another great guy...both always spoke to us when they saw us, had smiles on their faces, and had an Hola to greet us!
VIP beach club:
Of course the residence does not sit on the beach, so you take a couple minute golf cart ride over to the sister resort to get the VIP beach club area. Be sure to take a beach bag with you to throw all of your stuff in ... it makes it so much easier! We met some super people over there too. Be sure to meet Francisco ... we sat in his section every time we were there and he was amazing. Even brought us out some appetizers one day even though we hadn't ordered them and our drinks would no more than get empty when he was bringing us back another before we could even order them! On your way in, stop at the towel desk area and meet Jessica (Jessie) we loved her! So sweet and helpful. We really felt like they were new friends and we made sure to make a special trip back over to the beach club on our last day to say goodbye! The food at the beach club is amazing too! Be sure to walk down the beach a little ways to grab a boogie board (they are free) and get into the ocean to ride the waves! If you are wanting some souvenirs at a reasonable price there are people walking up and down the beach that would love for you to buy from them! They have a little of everything...dresses, jewelry, hats, etc... Be ready to go back and forth with them about the price...don't pay what they first ask you to pay! They will come down!
Attire:
This is probably more for the women reading this - but it was something I wondered about when we were packing! You will only need swimsuits and coverups for the day and I wore sundresses each night. Capris and tops would be okay too! Flip-flops/sandals are good. My husband just wore khaki shorts and nice shirt at night. I really overpacked...and didn't touch close to half of my clothes -- mainly due to not knowing that I would spend the entire day simply in my swimsuit and coverup. I wasn't sure what, if any, expectations there were for the restaurants as far as clothing -- but the swimsuit w/coverup was fine during the day!
Weather:
June starts the rainy season there...so I was really, really worried that we would get there and it would just rain. I saw on the forecasts that they were calling for rain everyday! However, it usually rains of a late evening/overnight and the days are beautiful. We only had one day that it was cloudy all day. We just chilled and took it easy that day!
Excursions:
Some of the excursions are included in your all-inclusive cost. Because we were there mainly for some R & R we chose to only do 2. We did the dolphin encounter and sea lion encounter. They were both great, but personally we liked the sea lions better! You can't take your own cameras but they take pictures for you and then you can buy which ones you want...warning - they are pretty expensive! My husband also chose to take advantage of the free green fees available for the Nicklaus golf course. Now...it was far from being totally free. He did not take his clubs and knew he would have to rent those and you have to rent the golf cart. What he didn't think about was bringing his own golf balls, tees, and glove. So that was another expense. He had thought to take his shoes. It's about a 30 minute drive to get there so the taxi ride is a little pricey!! So if you are thinking about golfing - grab some of those small things, otherwise the price gets a little steep! You will have to weigh out your options for what is better for you as to if you want to take your own clubs or rent them there. Only golfing once - we thought it would be cheaper to just pay to rent them as opposed to having to pay to check them through the airline. We heard the sunset sail was amazing - but didn't get to do it.
Anniversary package:
Because it was our anniversary trip and we had booked a penthouse suite we were treated to a romantic dinner on the beach. We were lucky enough to have Francisco as our own personal waiter for the evening and Jessica helped him!! We were given a choice of 4 restaurants with a given menu. We chose mexican. The food was amazing, the setup was so romantic, and we felt like royalty that night. It was the highlight of our trip! You have to be within a month of your actual anniversary and show your marriage certificate but it's so worth doing. The sunset that night was incredible to see from the beach. We even got a free picture that a photographer came over and took for us. They take a few, you get one free, and can choose whether you want any of the others or not. You will need to set all of this up ahead of time...they take great pride in how they treat you during your dinner from raking out the sand to having candles around to setting up the table in a most romantic and beautiful way! We never expected to get all that we did when we initially set this up!
Suggestions:
Some things we would think about next trip would be to take small bills with you for tipping. You can't break big bills at the front desk - you can only exchange them for pesos. Which wasn't a big deal...you just had to be able to do the math in your head when you went to tip or pay for something. We did tip...usually a dollar or two (sometimes more) after being at the pool or beach club or dinner. We never ordered room service - there is a 10% (I think) gratuity automatically charged to you based on the regular price of your order that is not included in your all-inclusive package. We didn't get wi-fi either...it's extra and we just figured we were on vacation and should stay away from our computers to relax! Hardly used our cell phones either...they were usually locked away in our in-room safe! When you get there you may ask for an egg shell top for your bed. The beds are a little harder than what we are used to in America...but once we got that we slept great every night!
Overall...amazing is an understatement. This place is absolutely the best place we have ever stayed and I am not sure we will ever go to another. I can't imagine how others would be able to compare to this one! You will not be disappointed in how you are treated and spoiled while you are there! It seemed to us that is was more adult friendly...I would say for kids they would like the activities and things at the sister resort better! The quiet nature of the place was welcoming for us...we did not care to have the activities and bustle.
I don't think I have left anything out...but if you have questions feel free to e-mail and I will do my best to answer them for you!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
13 Thank Mrscoachd
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
MarivalResorts, Marketing and Social Media at Marival Residences Luxury Resort, responded to this review, 13 July 2011
Dear Traveler: We very much appreciate your very kind detailed review, see you soon!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
San Francisco, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2011

If you are like me you've probably been doing an extensive search on all the different hotels in PV to find the best one.
I read tons of reviews of different all inclusive hotels in PV and decided to go to the Marival Residences based on the great reviews.
But i was nervous, sometimes people over sell a place, and I wondered whether it would really look like how it does in the website. I have to admit i am super fussy, i like my Luxury and i really wasn't sure if the Marival R would deliver. IT DID, it far exceeded our expectations. I won't go into details except to say all the positive reviews are true. We Loved it and we went with 2 young kids. The service, the accommodations, the dining was first rate- it was like eating at a high end restaurant in San Francisco where we live. I don't know why this isn't a 5 star, except maybe beacuse it is not on the beach front. That didn't bother us one bit, the ride to the beach was 3-4 mins and was fun as we got a chance to hang out at another resort.
Go there, you won't regret it. We are planing to go again in November.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
5 Thank mustluvkids
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
MarivalResorts, Marketing and Social Media at Marival Residences Luxury Resort, responded to this review, 13 July 2011
Dear Traveler: Thank you and see you in November!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Royal Oak, Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
120 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2011

I loved every part of this resort! It is beautiful! The rooms are huge! The people are friendly! The service is fantastic and the food is awesome!
The ONLY downfall is, it is not on the beach. (If that is important to you.) It is just a quick (2 min.) shuttle to their sister resort, to access the beach. There, you will find a wonderful (and exclusive) area to relax and enjoy.
I highly recommend this resort for singles, couples and families!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank signinsareapain
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
MarivalResorts, Marketing and Social Media at Marival Residences Luxury Resort, responded to this review, 13 July 2011
Dear Traveler: Thank you for your review, we love you loved it, hope to be of service again in the near future.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Texas
Level 1 Contributor
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2011

We visited the Marival Residences during Texas Week and could not be happier with our experience. From the beginning we were treated like royalty with cold beverages and moist towels to greet us as we arrived. The rooms are so spacious with a living and dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, 2 full baths, and a large balcony. The food at the Marival is out of this world! From the room service menu to the Insu restaurant, we tried it all and were never disappointed. The pool service is top notch. Waiters were so attentive. We also took advantage of the VIP beach area. This was my favorite! There were nice cushioned lounge chairs as well as covered canopy beds. The service there was fabulous as well. With food and drinks brought to us any time, it was a pleasure to spend afternoons there. I just cannot say enough wonderful things about the Marival. From the friendly staff members to the relaxing atmosphere, it is truly the best place I have ever had the pleasure of staying!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Mardav
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
MarivalResorts, Marketing and Social Media at Marival Residences Luxury Resort, responded to this review, 13 July 2011
Dear Traveler: Very much appreciated, visit us soon!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Garland, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2011

We already knew the related Marival Resort was amazing as we've stayed there two years in a row. This year, however, we decided to stay at the new Marival Residences and we were thrilled by the experience! This all inclusive experience really is all inclusive from food, to drinks, to excursions. The property will 'wow' you at each turn! The rooms are huge and comfy with wonderful details and all the comforts of home - really - all of them! Washer / dryer, full kitchen, huge bath room and walk in shower, living area, dining area, huge balcony, awesome views and more! The food and dining opportunities at this all inclusive rival any 5 star place you've been to. From the sky lounge and tapas to the formal dining to pool side, every meal was amazing! The drinks are of the highest quality and just when you are reading this and thinking 'can it get better?' well YES it does and that is because of the staff and service! Everyone is friendly and accommodating. The pool side staff anticipate your every need. The food service staff are professional and prompt but also fun and engaging. This includes the beach butler service too. Where else can you lay by the beach on a comfy lounge and have all you need: drinks, towels, food like fresh cervichi served on 1/2 a frozen coconut so it stays cold in the heat!! Every detail of the Marival Residences is in place and each day you are there brings a new wonder! The biggest wonder for us is "Wonder how fast we can get back there?" It's our new home - and we miss it already and cannot wait to be back there! Book the Marival Residences and you will find your second home too.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank tjthoes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
MarivalResorts, Marketing and Social Media at Marival Residences Luxury Resort, responded to this review, 13 July 2011
Dear Traveler: Thank you so much for your kind review, we cant wait to have you back!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
maud, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2011

The Marival always makes us feel special. Reggie Paulk is awesome!!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank sunshinemaud_Texas
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
MarivalResorts, Marketing and Social Media at Marival Residences Luxury Resort, responded to this review, 13 July 2011
Dear Traveler: Thank you so much for your review, Reggie surely appreciates your kind words. See you soon!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Nuevo Vallarta hotels
2.0 mi away
Villa del Palmar Flamingos
0.5 mi away
Marival Resort & Suites
Marival Resort & Suites
#14 of 27 in Nuevo Vallarta
3,639 reviews
0.7 mi away
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit
#1 of 27 in Nuevo Vallarta
2,517 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
2.0 mi away
Villa La Estancia Beach Resort & Spa Riviera Nayarit
1.9 mi away
Paradise Village Beach Resort & Spa
1.5 mi away
Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta
Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta
#6 of 27 in Nuevo Vallarta
4,273 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Marival Residences Luxury Resort? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Marival Residences Luxury Resort

Property: Marival Residences Luxury Resort
Address: Av. Paseo Cocoteros | Lote 53 Villa 8 11, Nuevo Vallarta 63732, Mexico (Formerly Marival Residences & World Spa)
Region: Mexico > Pacific Coast > Nayarit > Riviera Nayarit > Nuevo Vallarta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#2 Romantic Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#3 Business Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#3 Spa Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#4 Family Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Marival Residences Luxury Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 162
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Something Different, Something Better! Beyond rooms or suites… the only luxury all-inclusive resort featuring modern Residences and Villas- so spacious from 1400 to 3940 sq ft! TripAdvisor Awards in Best Luxury, Best Family and Excellence. Award winning chefs offer a la carte international gourmet dining. Guests enjoy free tours, unlimited golf, VIP full service beach club and 5 star service, plus exchange privileges at sister hotel Marival Resort and Suites. Experience Melange World Spa with unique treatment rooms from 9 countries around the world. Special Kids and Teens programs too. Spacious all-inclusive Residences for couples and families are in the perfect locations. Demi-Pool Residences feature a “walk out” full service garden patio and secluded infinity pool. Ocean View Residences surround you with breathtaking views of the Pacific from sunrise to sunset. Rooftop Penthouses have private rooftop plunge pool and sundeck. For couples- renew your vows or get married for FREE with our FREE Wedding package! For families- the ultimate all-inclusive Family Emotion program with over 10 included extras customized just for your family! High-end Residences, indulgent services…nothing compares! Marival Residences Luxury Resort® is a 4 Diamond Award winner. A World Apart in a Class by Itself! ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, LoveHolidays, Ebookers, Priceline, Booking.com, 5viajes2012 S.L., HotelQuickly, Hotel.de, Evoline ltd, getaroom.com, HRS and Cancelon so you can book your Marival Residences Luxury Resort reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Marival Vallarta
Marival Club
Grand Marival Nuevo Vallarta
Marival Nuevo Vallarta
Grand Marival Mexico
Nuevo Vallarta Marival
Marival Grand Club Suites Nuevo Vallarta
Marival Grand Hotel
Marival Vacation Club
Club Marival Mexico

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing