Hey all and Happy Monday! If you have followed along with my social media at all recently, you know that I recently went on vacation! My friend and I met in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and we stayed at the Grand Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta. I’m going to post a few photos below and then give you all a review of the resort and Puerto Vallarta in general! It was my first time visiting Mexico and it definitely will not be my last! We stayed for 7 days/6nights and it was all-inclusive and adults only!
Rooms: The rooms were sooo nice! We had a deluxe junior suite with two double beds and we were located on the fourth floor of the second building. The property has three adjoining buildings, with the lobby being on the fourth floor of the second building (we were right down the hall). Our room was gorgeous, with a HUGE bathroom with a walk-in shower and huge bathroom countertop: enough to fit everything that two women could carry. We also had a balcony, which looked right onto the ocean and entire property, and you could hear the ocean waves at night. The room also had a couch, flat screen, table with chairs, and it was large. We had no problems moving around at all.
Food/Amenities: First things first: the resort was all-inclusive and adults only. I know so many of my readers have children, but it was really nice going somewhere without having to be around children (since I have none of my own). The resort had a bunch of different restaurants, with some that took reservations. The two where you had to make reservations were Asian and Mexican cuisines. The Asian restaurant was probably my favorite one of the trip and we had some of the best sushi and pad thai there! There was also a buffet restaurant that we frequented quite often, and the breakfast buffet was amazing!! For breakfast they had omelette stations, and for lunch/dinner there was usually a taco/quesadilla station. Most of the restaurants were right outside near the pools, so you never had to trek far to go eat, and trust me we never did. There was a grill with burgers, steaks, skewers, and so many delicious grilled foods. There was also a seafood restaurant with incredibly fresh fish/seafood. There was a small place in the lobby that was open pretty much all day and you could get coffee, sandwiches, pastries, and just a quick bite. Seriously, you would never go hungry. Also, all alcohol was included and I mean ALL. You could get drinks at any restaurant that you wanted and also at the poolside bar. I think we tried every drink imaginable: mojitos, margaritas, mudslides, shots.
The amenities were far beyond what I expected as well. There were sooo many activities and shows while we were there. Every day there was water aerobics, yoga, stretching, volleyball, and different poolside games and activities. My friend and I both won several prizes while there and there were usually a lot of people involved. We were also able to see several shows while we were there. The shows we were able to see were: Jazz Group, Salsa Dancers, Michael Jackson Tribute Performance, Circus Show, and a Fire Show. The resort also had a rooftop sky bar, which we were able to lay out and get sun on in the morning, and then at night it was a bar/club with music and dancing. There was also a Tequila Bar, Mojito Lounge, and Martini Bar. The Tequila Bar was probably my favorite, the bartender was so knowledgable and he made some incredible drinks. This resort seriously did not disappoint.
Service: The service there was impeccable and everyone was soooo polite and friendly. There were waiters poolside to take drink and food orders. There were waiters at every single restaurant and every bar that we went to as well. The staff there catered to every need or request that we had and they did an amazing job. There was also an incredible events/activities staff there that was beyond fun. We made friends with a lot of the staff: you begin to have favorites after a few days. If you ever visit, make sure to have Alfredo, Tania, or Ruben poolside, Carlos at the SkyBar (different ones in the morning and afternoon, both are great) Carlos at the D’Brick restaurant, and Guillermo at the poolside bar. The events staff was also incredible, so make sure to check out Federico, Abril, Kevin, and Adali. They will have you participate in every single game and activity and they are seriously so much fun!
Transportation: I cannot speak too much to this, as we didn’t really ever leave (so lazy!) but it was so easy to get transport from the hotel. You were able to request cabs right away or even in advance, but it was never really necessary. I never found it to be very expensive either.
I would highly recommend Grand Fiesta American Puerto Vallarta if you are ever there, or any location in Mexico. They also have resorts in Cabo and Cancun and I imagine they are equally as amazing. Also, I would like to state that I was not comped for this trip, this was all just planned and booked by myself and my friend and I thought it would be fun to share my experiences with you! If you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave them below!