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
We have just spent 2 weeks at our time share we bought last year. We had buyers remorse after we left but after this visit we are so happy we made the decision to buy here. We explored much more on this trip than we did last year, we played lots of volleyball in the pool and on the beach, there is nonstop entertainment all day with the Joy squad, MARIELA and ORLANDO were a lot of fun. Last year we did not go in the ocean but this year we spent some time in there and it was warm and wonderful and a lot of fun with the waves. Oh and the lazy river is a hoot from 1-4 when the wave machine gets going, it’s also fun without the waves all the rest of the day too.
The restaurants too many to name are also wonderful, we did not have a bad meal during our stay, check out Taco Break in the plaza if you just want an inexpensive tasty meal. Also the shopping market at the plaza will get you set up with the basics if you would like to do some cooking in your room or just grab a baguette and some meat and make a picnic for yourself. There are plenty of restaurants that will afford you a fabulous view for the sunset, do check them out on the beach front and the rooftops.
In the evenings we would go to Santuario and the line up of entertainment was non stop. From the awesome house band to the female singer and the male singer, (sorry I don’t remember their names) to the acrobats they have and they have an amazing sand artist it was great fun entertainment.
All of the staff everywhere are so friendly and nice, walking around the property or taking the shuttles is a great experience to enjoy the property, it is massive and so well maintained.
We also played the Norman golf course and it is also very well maintained and a great way to spend a day.
As for the presentation if you really don’t want to go just say no, if you do go then it’s on you if your going to complain afterwards, they are a hard sell which is why I warn you say no if you don’t want to. But who knows maybe you’ll end up as happy as we are now. I can’t wait to see what the property will be like once the theme park is completed, if it’s anything like what is already here it will be amazing.
by Vincent A
This place is fantastic! The view, the mini jungle on the campus, the transportation system, the food, and most importantly the incredible service. People everywhere are constantly trying to help make your experience better or to fix even the most minor of problems. One such individual was Daniel who worked with the joy squad I believe. He was very personable and when he found out it was my birthday did his very best to deliver a memorable experience.