by Karon Warren
A beachfront, all-inclusive property, the Rancho Banderas by Marival Resorts is located on the north shore of Banderas Bay approximately 22 miles from Puerto Vallarta International Airport. During their vacation, families can enjoy water sports, playing on the beach, taking cooking classes or Spanish lessons, or just relaxing by pool. The hotel staff can even assist you with booking excursions and tours to see and experience the surrounding area. You’ll find plenty to eat at Peppers Restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks all day long. Families can spread out in their one-, two- or three-bedroom villas, which are equipped with a kitchenette, plasma TV, electronic safe, and bottle of water and coffee upon arrival. Two- and three-bedroom villas also come with bathrobes and slippers, free Wi-Fi, free room service from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., refrigerator stocked daily with soft drinks and water, and board games and playing cards (upon request). Penthouse suites that accommodate up to 10 guests also are available.
Our Editor Loves
- Swimming pool
- Direct beach access
- Large suites
- All Inclusive Rates
- Water Sports
- Children Programs
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
The resort is beautiful, great service, the room was nice. I had a dinner at insu restaurante the food is delicius, chef Leonardo was attentive took time to visit with us at our table and recommended some dishes. Dario made us feel very comfortable.
We heartily recommend
I will definitely be back soon.
The hotel is being remodeled and expanded, that is still in progress
The Room: We were assigned a suite with two rooms, a living room, kitchen, 2 bathrooms and a huge balcony. The room itself is 4 stars , it was brand new nicely remodeled, big and comfortable, it had a view to the beach from which we were 5 minutes walking.
The grounds: This hotel is not that big, which makes it better, it did not looked crowded at anytime, according to the people working there it was at 85% capacity.
The food: the food at the restaurants was good, it was very. well presented and great taste. The buffets were, average like most buffets.
The bar: unlike other all inclusive bars, this one had a better selection of liquors of all types: tequilas and whiskeys is what I was there for. Depending on who was attending the bar on each day the service was excellent or average. Axel by far was the best.
The service: The service in this place is mostly 5 stars, the service was exceptional, Daniel, Moises, Axel, they were the best. People make a difference and the service again here was great.
The beach: The beach is big, and with plenty of space to walk or swim. My only comment is that along the beach in front of the Marival we kept seeing pieces of Styrofoam, the beach by the W, which is very close looked cleaner, but I dont think this is this hotel's fault.
This is the first place where food is served by the pool, I think this would be a very good idea if people knew how to eat, I do not think people is ready for this specially kids, dropping the bone of their chicken wing to the pool.