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Grand Isla Navidad Resort
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Reviewed 15 July 2010

We spent the first week of July at this hotel. I live in Guadalajara, Mexico which is a large and fast pace city with heavy traffic so I was really looking to get some peace and quiet (hard to do with 2 young kids!). This hotel is wonderful for someone that wants to get away; the pools are great for the kids. There is also an adult pool with bar and many other activities for adults that I was unfortunately unable to enjoy :)
One word of caution on the adult pool, there are 2 shallow navy blue circles that would appear to be a way to get in to the pool...but they really aren't. It is more like a spot for folks to gather around and have their drinks. Since I was unaware and quickly tried to get in the pool and I slipped, fortunately no major issues...but just wanted to highlight this as accidents during a vacation can be a pain.
They also have a kids club for kids over 4 years old. During my stay everything was very relaxed, never felt crowded.
The hotel is located on a lagoon, so if you are looking for the beach you can take a super quick and inexpensive ride in boat to Barra de Navidad. I particularly enjoyed the lagoon because of my young children, they were able to play in the lagoon and make their sand castles without me having to watch them every 5 seconds to make sure a wave didn't crash on them.
This hotel is not all inclusive, but I found the prices to be fare...they are pretty much what you would pay for at a restaurant in a mall in Guadalajara. The food is tasty; I particularly enjoyed the Sushi bar at the lobby bar.
My husband and I enjoyed our stay and agreed that we will definitely be coming back and make it one of our frequent vacationing spots.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled with family
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3  Thank vrmichel
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Reviewed 22 April 2010

We highly recommend the hotel... Jorge at the Front Desk, Vidal at the Pool Bar and Mary our housekeeper maid our stay unforgettable..!

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 March 2010

We stayed at this resort for a week. Was a beautiful resort with really nice staff. Enjoyed the short boat ride to the neighboring town where you could take taxi to anywhere you would like to go. Beautiful views, great pool, and wonderful food. Definately want to go back.

  • Stayed: February 2007, travelled on business
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1  Thank fayeisrad
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Reviewed 27 February 2010

Accommodations very clean, very private. Hotel always quiet, therefore, NOT touristy, which we prefer. The grounds are meticulously cared for,as well as being very plush and beautiful. The staff works very hard to keep this hotel looking like a star. Staff very attentive and personable. Antonio's, their fine dining restaurant, is wonderful. The other plus is being taken across the lagoon in less than a minute to Barro Navidad, a clean & friendly Mexican town. You definitely feel the flavor of Mexico here. The pool at the resort is wonderful and the amenities at this resort are bountiful. Only negative is the beach/ocean in Barro. It's steep, ocean not conducive to swimming there but we took a 15 min taxi (cheap) to Melanque' where the beach is nice, the ocean calm and palapas that serve great beers and Mexican food. Also, some very good restaurants in Barro.

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank PortlandNina
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Reviewed 23 February 2010

This was such a great find. We stayed here in February of 2010 It was the best of both worlds. The Hotel is absolutely Grand! The room was a suite with all the extras! The bathroom even had a bidet! Our balcony overlooked the yacht club.The sunrise was incredible in the morning! The best thing was you can take a water taxi to Barr Navidad and enjoy the lovely laid back town.Lots of old hippies here! Great little restaurants. The water taxi is 20 peso round trip that is less than 2 dollars. We read about it in Trip Advisor. We did eat at the hotel one night. After spending time in Mexico it was hard to pay American prices for our dinner. It was the most expensive meal. The service was excellent and the atmosphere a little pretensious. The food however while served beautifully was just okay. To get to this Hotel you have to go through a very long maze of streets. Getting in and out by car took at least 15 minutes!

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled on business
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2  Thank Sandra M
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