by Lissa Poirot
The Grand Mayan is part of the Vidanta chain of expansive resorts found in Mexico. Of its five properties, the Nuevo Vallarta location is its most popular and the largest at Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta. The others include Santuario, the Grand Bliss, Mayan Palace, La Plaza and the Grand Luxxe Towers. As a large resort, guests can enjoy the entire property for botanical walks. Dining can be found at 20 restaurants across the property. Guests enjoy multiple pools, an aqua water for kids, live music, live shows and family-friendly programs. A Kid’s Club is available for ages 5 to 12, and parents will love the spa, Nicklaus-designed golf course and shopping. Master Rooms with a king bed and living area can accommodate a family of four. The Grand Mayan suite, a one-bedroom offering, can sleep six with a king bed in the bedroom and a living room, kitchen and dining area. Two-bedroom Grand Mayan Master Suites feature two king bedrooms and a living room, kitchen and dining table that sleeps eight.
Our Editor Loves
- Kid's Club for ages 5 to 12
- Multiple pools
- Ample onsite family dining
- Children Programs
- Family Room 5+
- Onsite Dining
Facility is amazing, top of the world... prices are the same. Rooms could be a little bit better, compared for what you pay. Must be rich to take vacations here, but everything else is truly amazing..
The resort itself is beautiful but at what cost? Nothing about the place is natural, they have even diverted the river to fuel their many water features which changes the surrounding environment. Funny that they ask you not to have the towels washed daily when their water features evaporate tons of water daily.
It started when they were late picking me up at the airport and end screwing you upon leaving by ordering you a van to leave instead of a cab, costing twice as much. Rooms are nice but if you want to eat in or reheat leftovers, to cookware is third rate and no dishwasher. There is no easy way to get from place to place with all the walkways winding all over and the shuttles that you have to wait for. It took 10 minutes just to walk to the beach.
Much of the food was overpriced like $12 for a small plate of nachos that were worse that stadium food and if you go to Burger Co, you just get the burger for $12 while at other venues you get the same as a full meal for the same price.
There is continual construction on the site making it really noisy, again this will continue to degrade the environment there.