Another thing lacking in the room is any kind of clock. The kitchen was adequate, though it is time for them to update their microwave ovens. The freezer in the small fridge ‘will’ make ice cubes. We went to Wal-Mart the first night and bought groceries. The only thing we didn’t consume was the bag of sugar for coffee and the stack of coffee filters. We left those items in the top shelf in hopes that the next guest would use them. While walking the grounds, look to the roof of the most southern building with the lobby. On the roof you’ll see the Presidential Helipad where President Fox lands and stays in the Presidential Suite. It is where one of his daughters got married.
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new york, New York
July 8, 2007
From journal Discover the Dream Resort Scam
November 30, 2005
From journal Nuevo Vallarta
East Patchogue, New York
October 19, 2005
From journal Fun in the Sun
October 3, 2005
All you need is available without leaving the resort: wonderful restaurants, pools, beach, shopping for jewelry or beach wraps, and activities for adults and children.
Children's activities are great, with each day programmed from morning until 5pm, including lunch for $15 per child. Teenagers and adults can take Spanish or flower-making classes, make friendship bracelets, go on the beach and play water soccer, take water aerobics, or just relax by the many pools.
The Mayan Palace is quite large, with a number of fine restaurants as well as snack bars near the pools. There are also waiters who bring you drinks or a sandwich at the pool or on the beach. You don't have to be rich to enjoy the rich life. We lived like a king and queen while there. We had a bus all over the resort, could get a bus or taxi to town if we wished to go, and had shuttle transportation to wherever we needed if we chose not to walk or had difficulty doing so. From the back of the resort, you look over the golf course. From the front you look over the swimming pools and the beach. Even room service is like eating in a fine restaurant - both food and service were wonderful. On returning home from the airport, we stopped to eat a late dinner and felt like we had really come down in the world, as we had had gourmet meals there. And how I would love the recipe for that fantastic onion soup from the Mondo. It was as good as dessert. There is a little train to take the kids around the resort. The pools have areas where water is only 5 or 6 inches deep and others where it is chest deep. There is an endless pool looking out over the beach and ocean. And the spa!!!!!!!! Oh, the bliss. I had the special of three different massages, all for $175 during the time we were there.
From journal Mexican Holiday
Mexico City, Mexico
September 13, 2005
We had breakfast and lunch in the room. The furnishings are dated, but we weren't in the room much. The beds are comfortable. The kitchen has two burners, a microwave, and a small fridge. Restaurants are expensive, so we avoided them. Buses or taxis are easy to take to Puerto Vallarta, where there are groceries and restaurants. It is a fun week in the sun!
From journal Low Season in Nuevo Vallarta
June 29, 2005
From journal Summer in Nuevo Vallarta
San Diego, California
March 1, 2005
Until the many issues at the Grand Mayan are dealt with, I would not recommend staying there. You might try the Mayan Palace. People seemed happier there, even if the rooms are a little smaller.
From journal Mayan Palace Nuevo Vallarta - or is it?
January 12, 2005
In the rooms, the walls are a little thin, and noise from neighboring rooms was loud during the night. Pillows were lumpy and beds were short, but it was not a trip spoiler.
From journal Christmas with the cranky relatives? No way.
fargo, North Dakota
December 30, 2004
The staff, from the maid service to the gardeners to the timeshare salesmen, is friendly and helpful.
From journal Mayan Palace - Best Timeshare Program
December 14, 2004
From journal Mayan Palace: Important Information