We've experienced the all-inclusive Occidental Grand hotel chain in Cozumel and Xcaret and its upscale sister hotel, Royal Hideaway, in Playa del Carmen.We're excited about three nights here in Nuevo Vallarta, although we don't particularly care for all-inclusive resorts, since we feel that there is so much to see and do in Mexico at such affordable prices.
This Grand is smaller than the others -- more to our liking. A three-story, airy marble foyer houses the front desk, tour desk, and bell hops. Large sofas and chairs are spread about. Our check-in is quick, friendly, and efficient -- we're told that we were accommodated as requested with a king bed in an ocean view room, and that our first nigh...Read More