We were attending an outstanding couples workshop at Mar de Jade. Our initial hotel booking experience was not very efficient as emails were not answered and eventually had to have my Spanish speaking p.a. phone to make the reservation. However, once we arrived we were pleased by the location right on the beach with crashing waves and warm inviting water. The staff were welcoming and friendly. The room was clean and had an outstanding view of the water. The food was trustworthy and we had no experience of "tourista" and it was good to be able to eat lots of salad at lunchtime. Many of our fellow guests raved about the food and the kitchen staff were very accommodating putting up with all the vagaries of people's diets no gluten, vegetarian, no dairy etc. but we thought it was acceptable rather than amazing. We were very surprised that the bar was only open 5-9 pm in the evening despite being advertised in the room manual as being open all day as we would have liked to have had a drink at lunchtime as we were on holiday. The room where we held our retreat was beautiful and surrounded by lovely gardens. It was a great addition to be able to attend morning meditation and have a first class yoga instructor who was also one of the best massage therapists I have ever experienced. The spa is beautiful. They also arranged for us to see some outstanding whale watching. All the profits from the hotel go to support children in the local area so a lot can be forgiven. We certainly enjoyed our time there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mar de Jade (Sea of Jade) is a Retreat, Wellness and Vacation Center hidden away between the tropical jungle and the pristine sandy beach of Chacala, Mexico. This is an open home that offers wellness vacations, transformative retreats, healing Spa treatments, romantic weddings and getaways, and volunteering and learning programs with the local community. "A place to awaken, nurture & share the best within us..." ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Mar De Jade Retreats Wellness Vacation Hotel Chacala