by Karon Warren
Five minutes from the Puerto Vallarta airport, the Melia Puerto Vallarta All Inclusive welcomes families to fill their vacation itinerary with as little or as much activity as they want. They can head to the zero-entry, lagoon-style swimming pool or two hot tubs, where they can soak up the sun. Or they can immerse themselves in some of the daily activities like dance classes, water sports, rock climbing, batting cages, tennis or golf. The Melia kids club offers babysitting for children ages 4 months to 4 years, while kids age 5 to 11 can participate in arts and crafts, games and meet with The Flintstones, the property’s brand ambassadors. Of course, families can eat in four different restaurants, or they can head back to their rooms to rest.
Accommodations range from standard rooms to suites. Families especially will love Kids and Co. rooms and the Family Suites, both of which come with kid-friendly amenities like beach toys, a welcome gift for kids and a “Sweet Dreams” nightly amenity. Additional amenities include air conditioning, flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi (two devices), digital safe, coffeemaker, mini-bar (refreshed daily), hairdryer and iron and ironing board. Not all guestrooms have the same amenities.
Our Editor Loves
- Kids' club
- Family suites
- Four restaurants
- All Inclusive Rates
- Water Sports
- Children Programs
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
Old hotel needs renovations badly and more staff. Food was bland, not hot, you had to make reservations for the restaurants a la carte and they would not have availability even though when you walk in front of them they were almost empty, I couldn’t try the Azulejos one because of that and also because the reservation has to be done in person starting at 10am in a desk, so if you’re planning on doing any type of activity during your morning you’re not going to be able to make a reservation so you’ll end up eating at the buffet every day.
We were supposed to get ocean front rooms and we booked well ahead of time to our surprise we didn’t get what we were promised! Customer service was rude and obnoxious, when we addressed the problems we had, instead of finding a resolution they just ignore us. We tried to make the best of it since our entire family was here.
We arrived to our room and they were old and stuffy. The ac did not work properly half the time even when they apparently fixed it.
Little did I know that the worst part still had to come – the “good night of sleep” that I was looking forward to quickly evolved in some sort of nightmare. As soon as I switched off the light, My daughter yelled and said she heard squeaky sound that reminded her of a mouse we turn the lights on in a panic, and we encounter rats in our room! We went downstairs to the VIP club to let them know we had rats and mouse droppings everywhere and were told that we could eat for free, we kindly declined! They look as if this was no surprise to them. I had high hopes for this place but was left bummed out. Will not come back to this resort or reccomend it.
However Puerto Vallarta is beautiful and the weather is amazing. We Uber everywhere they were very convenient and safe. We will come back to Puerto Vallarta, but we will never return to Meliá changes need to be made!