I can personally never see the value in purchasing a timeshare, but I do love friends who have made the leap and are willing to share a week with me!
We stayed in Grand Luxxe Tower 1, on the top floor in the large master villa. We brought friends with us, so we had plenty of room for the 4 of us between the 2 adjoining suites.
The shuttle at the airport was easy to find and to jump on. Thankfully, we convinced our driver to stop at Walmart before going to the resort so we could stock up (which I highly recommend to control costs if you like to drink and eat like we do). It cost about 400 pesos, but the savings was well worth it.
We were impressed with the security. After getting dropped off by the shuttle, our luggage was placed on a card which was secured with a zip tie. I liked the small step to ensure our bags would not be rifled through.
Check in was fairly simple, although everything was in our friend's name as the timeshare owner, so getting past that part was easy thanks to the fact that I had everything printed.
The timeshare sales are aggressive, but they heard us when we said we were not interested.
Our rooms were stunning. We loved the view, the rooms were extremely clean and well appointed, and the service was truly outstanding. We loved our cleaning staff and the recreation staff at the pool (Antonio, Fatima, and Edgar) and the wait staff at the pool (DANIEL!!).
The pools are excellent, although I wish they had been a bit more clean the day after a storm had come through. We went off season, so it was slow and we had plenty of room everywhere we went. They played the same music everyday at the pool, so on the first day listening to U2's Joshua Tree album was a lot of fun, but after day 5 I was listening to my own iPod.
We ventured over to the Grand Mayan to check out their lazy river on one day, and there is definitely a difference in the pool quality between the two locations.
We had only one hiccup in our trip, and that was requesting late checkout. We asked the night before we checked out, and were told no problem, and then the next morning it was a problem. We were able to be moved to another room until 1:00pm, which was great. We were moved to the 7th floor of Grand Luxxe 1, and I would say this view totally topped our penthouse view. You could see a majority of the hotel grounds and pools, and it was really stunning to look at. Up on the top floor, you really just saw the ocean.
We are looking forward to going back next year.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hola! We are Platinum members of Vida Vacations and rent a full range of luxurious Grand Luxxe Residence Club, Grand Bliss, Grand Mayan and Mayan Palace floor plan options. They include the following: * Four bedroom Residence at the Grand Luxxe, which are units with over 6,000 SF that sleep up to 12. * One, two and three bedroom, two story luxury Loft Residence units are up to approximately 5,400 SF. * Two and three bedroom SPA units that are up to 3,200 SF and sleep up to 8. * Presidential units that include two kitchens and one and two bedroom units that can be joined together. When joined, the units are approximately 4,300 SF and can sleep up to 10. * Luxxe Villa units that are one and two bedroom, 2,800 SF units that sleep up to 8. * Luxxe Suite Condo units that are one and two bedroom, 2,500 SF unit that sleep up to 6. * Luxxe Studio Lofts, which are one room, 1,080 SF split level suites that sleep 2. * Luxxe Jungle Suites, which are one bedroom units with two full baths that sleep 4. * Grand Bliss one and two bedroom suites that sleep up to 6. * Grand Mayan one and two bedroom suites that sleep up to 6. Locations are in lovely, oceanside cities on the Pacific Coast of Mexico and the Caribbean side of Mexico. Our goal is to provide a range of luxurious accommodations to meet the needs of families of all sizes. Please feel free to contact us with your questions and objectives. We truly appreciate the opportunity to work with you and your confidence in us. Best regards, Bob and Mary Ann Jones ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Grand Luxxe Villas Hotel Nuevo Vallarta
- Grand Luxxe Villas And Suites