The most beautiful ocean views are seen from this resort which is in the heart of Puerto Vallarta. What makes PVR stand out to me each time I visit is 100% the weather. Maybe I’ve been lucky, but I’ve never had a bad experience with clouds or rain in that area. It doesn’t seem to get a ton of rain and I love that it’s humid (even though it makes my hair kind crazy) because it always seems so much warmer than other parts of Mexico. It’s definitely a must see! I like to think that I’m a “glass is half full” kinda gal so naturally I’m going to start with the things that I enjoyed most!
As I mentioned, the views from this resort are just unbelievable….. we saw the most beautiful sunsets, the beach is stunning and the ocean was amazing. I loved that you can swim here, I heard that it can get some strong currents but it seems as though they were monitoring that with flags which was a bonus! We also saw some beautiful whales from shore which I thought was super cool, even a few baby whales 🙂
-Only 10 minutes from the Airport
-Very clean public bathrooms throughout the resort
-Falcons came around to keep the birds away (birds are a big issues down there and they can swarm some resorts if not protected by Falcons)
-No need to dress up very fancy, the resort is pretty laid back
-Lots of beach huts so you can have sun and shade
-Two Beach Bars WOOOOO
-The rooms were very well kept and clean in the new tower we stayed in 🙂
-A lot of resort activities including water aerobics
-Lots for kids to do, two kids pools, a big water slide, a play area and daycare area. I do not have kids but it looked very nice
-Very close to other restaurants if you wanted to go eat dinner off the resort, you can cab or Uber
Now don’t get me wrong, I love a good all inclusive resort for the fact that you don’t really have to think about meals and drinks however, I don’t think this resort is worth the extra spend for those services unless you really don’t mind eating very average food. The cool thing about this resort is that you can choose from either just the hotel prices or you can do the all inclusive prices. Could it be worth it for the drinks? Maybe, definitely up to you!
Here’s a few additional things you should know.
The food isn’t great. I knew that going in because a friend told me and I had also read reviews online about this. It’s hard to describe what I mean by that but basically the only thing I could liken it to would be a hospital’s cafeteria. There’s no flavor, not very much variety and you just don’t really ever feel that satisfied. What I did really enjoy was breakfast- they had these awesome little omelette stations set up and lots of bacon so breakfast was definitely my favorite time to eat.
More things to know:
-They do not offer bottled water around the resort so be prepared
-The beds were soft and uncomfortable in our room however, on the last day we met a couple who said their bed felt new and amazing so this could just depend on the room
-The staff does not speak very much English
-No disco at the resort as advertised
With all of this being said… I have came to a wonderful conclusion foe who I feel this resort is truly meant for. If you are very easy going, budget conscious, not overly concerned about meals and just there to enjoy the beach, pools, weather and alcohol, THIS IS FOR YOU! I also think this resort would be wonderful for families who don’t have a huge budget but still want to take the kids away and not break the bank while doing it 🙂
It’s my opinion that this resort may at some point be downgraded from 4 stars to 3 or 3.5 but the things they are doing well, they are doing really well. They are extremely nice, extremely clean and have the most perfect beach setting.
Thanks for reading. XO Lindsey