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2- Bedroom suite, Kitchen/Living Room, Free Golf Green Fees, Large Balcony

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,758 sq ft
Property type resort
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

The Grand Mayan Is In One Of The Largest And Most Luxurious Resorts In Mexico



We have Grand Mayan two-bedroom suites availablity for popular 2017 weeks such as for the Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Year's Holidays. See similar units at Riviera Mayan on our VRBO listing #722902.

The Grand Mayan hotels are a part of the largest and most luxurious family of resorts in all of Mexico, the Vida Vidanta family of resorts. The Grand Mayan 2-bedroom master suite offers two large full baths (with both showers and tubs), complete kitchens (with refrigerators, stovetops, and microwave), a comfortable living room (with two sofa-beds with pullouts), and large balconies. Just contact us from this website and tell us when you want to go and we can immediately check on availability to meet your special vacation needs. Prices depend on the season.

The Nuevo Vallarta Grand Mayan resort offers an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus designed golf course and a new Greg Norman designed 18-hole course. A new executive course is scheduled to open soon.

Our two-bedroom suite features:

--free twice-daily maid service

--free internet in your room with your device

--free in-room safe

--two private bedrooms plus additional sleeping area in the living room

--kitchen with refrigerator, coffee maker, stove top, microwave, sink, and dishes and pots & pans

--two full baths, each with a shower plus a separate tub

--large private balcony with a splash pool

--free golf--green fees at the Jack Nicklaus course (you pay or supply clubs and pay caddie fees)

--Lovely inviting pools and beautifully landscaped grounds

--located on a beach

--free access to spa and fitness center (you pay additional for classes and treatments)

--numerous on-site restaurants and bars.

--the resort will provide free transportation from the airport in Puerto Vallarta to the resort (you have to pay your own way back).

--an extensive water park with large pools, water slide, lazy river, wave pools, and kiddie pools.

--nine miles of wooden walkways plus shuttle transportation connect you with all areas of the 2500 acre resort.

The two bedroom unit can sleep up to six adults and two children under 12 and may include up to 6 free rounds of 18 holes of golf plus a promotional offer of two 50-minute

Swedish massages for the price of one. The resort is located within short driving distances of Puerto Vallarta and Bucerias with many restaurants and attractions nearby.

The resort is kid-friendly (kids club and kiddie pools), but with many opportunities for quiet adult relaxation. The spa facilities and fitness centers offer a luxurious pampered experience and access is free to our adult guests (classes cost extra). The grounds are beautiful with lakes, bridges, and lush tropical gardens.

Virtually any date is available if you contact us early. We are able to book up to 12 months in advance. Holiday weeks are more difficult to book, so try early.

More Details

Dean and Marie Carstens
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2018

About Dean and Marie Carstens

We are a couple who love sharing our Vida resorts with other people. We have owned Vida resorts since 2001 and have stayed at all of the Vida locations. We began renting out our units in 2011 and since then have helped more than 200 families to visit one of our resorts and have a great vacation.

Dean and Marie Carstens purchased this resort in 2001

Why Dean and Marie Carstens chose Grand Mayan

The resort in Nuevo Vallarta is the crown jewel of all the Vida resorts and has many acres of beautiful grounds and flowers, 20 on-site restaurants, and numerous pools. It is located directly on the ocean and you can swim, play, or sunbathe there. The Grand Mayan has a very large pool, two wave pools, a water slide, and a lazy river. There are also many family-friendly activities offered during the day at the activity center such as Bingo, card games, Spanish lessons, exercise classes and handicrafts. It is great for a family but you can also enjoy some quiet adult time away from the crowds.

We are long-time owners with many units, so we can offer you many benefits that don't ordinarily come with the rooms such as massages, free golf, free use of safe, and free use of internet in your room.

What makes this resort unique

Most of our guests get some free golf green fees (you supply or rent clubs and pay the caddie fee). Most of our reservations come with an added amenity of two 50-minute Swedish massages for the price of one.

All guests have free access to the spa and gymnasium (classes cost extra), the pools, and ocean. Our guests also get Platinum privileges which allow them access to all the pools.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday resort in Grand Mayan in Nuevo Vallarta

Property Type:
  • resort
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1758 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Lift
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Master bath has a full tub plus a shower.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , second full bath with a tub and separate shower
  • Two private baths each with a tub (one jaccusi) and separate shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , You can request two full size beds instead of the king.
  • Master Bedroom has its own private bath with shower and tub.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
There’s something for everyone—every day—at The Grand Mayan Nuevo Vallarta: pools, gourmet restaurants, Brio Spa & Fitness Center, world-class golf, tennis, shopping, a water slide, a lazy river, a Kid’s Club, live entertainment, beach parties, culinary tours, cooking, Spanish and dancing classes, sports and fitness activities, arts and crafts, and more. The Grand Mayan Nuevo Vallarta is a kid’s paradise! For adults, enjoy two daily happy hours, live music every night at the hotel lobby bars, and nightly entertainment surprises at Santuario. There is plenty of adventure here for the whole family, with nature walks through the jungle, snorkeling, scuba diving, jet skiing, parasailing, nature conservation programs, and more.


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2- Bedroom suite, Kitchen/Living Room, Free Golf Green Fees, Large Balcony
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Nice place to rent, avoid the timeshare people

  • 4 of 5

We stayed 4/8 to 4/15 at the Grand Mayan. The perk's from the Owner were great, the golf was limited to the Nicklaus course, but only cost the caddy fee.

The units are clean and a little dated, but very nice for 4 adults and two children (ages 8 and 5). The children loved the place and enjoyed the swimming pools and Lazy River.

We were offered a better view, a breakfast and a 10% discount on food and beverage if we went to a "timeshare presentation" for one hour, secured by $20 refundable deposit. After breakfast and a little over an hour, we told the salesperson we were not interested. The salesperson (Luis) told us we would not get our deposit back because we had not stayed for the whole presentation. We did not want to waste any more vacation time, figured the deposit covered the breakfast, and left.

The shuttle system takes some getting used to and we found that walking was just about as convenient. There are raised walkways throughout, no cars to worry about.

The beach is nice and we had no problem getting a palapa and service was very good.

The resort is huge and there are numerous restaurants, all a bit pricier than the local ones. The biggest problem is getting off site! You need to take a shuttle to the taxi stand, then a cab takes you almost into Puerto Vallarta (shortcut by the Mazda Dealership) to get to the Riviera Nayarit, because the did not make a ramp going West, only East. It's not expensive, usually 120 or 140 peso for the 6 of us, but it takes about 20 minutes. We found it easier to walk down the beach to Sea Garden, about a 10 minute walk, go through their lobby and get a Taxi or go to Eddie's Place or the Barracuda for dinner.

You may see negative reviews about the Grand Mayan, but most of those came from people that bought into timeshares. As a rental, it was quite nice - just avoid the salespeople. The hotel staff could not be nicer.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for that great review. We agree--stay away from the timeshare presentations and you can have a great vacation. Dean and Maria
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Beautiful resort, we will definitely be returning next year!

  • 5 of 5

The property was beautiful, the staff was extremely friendly and welcoming. Would recommend all the restaurants we ate at, all were fabulous!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review! Glad it was so great and we look forward to helping you in the future
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Amazing resort

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome week at the Grand Mayan. The resort is beautiful, all the restaurants that we ate at were great, and best of all is the staff. They are all so friendly and helpful. Such a fun place for couples or families.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a great time, Alicia. Hope you can come back and stay with us again in the future! Dean and Maria
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Wonderful trip with friends

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our stay at this property and we cant wait to go back. The resort is amazing and our 2 teenagers and our friends 2 teenagers were able to roam the property to do activities and have meals without us worrying about them at all. The owners were very helpful and very prompt in their communication as I was frantically trying to book a property just 9 weeks out , as I had already purchased plane tickets for the 8 of us. Thank you so much Maria and Dean! I appreciate your immediate replies to my many emails! The room was spacious , beautiful ,and had all that we needed. The concierge on our floor was super helpful for reservations, resort info. , info. for going into town, etc... The food was amazing and we are already missing the smoothies and all the restaurants we tried. Our favorite was Costa Arena: beachfront and amazing seafood. We are already saying we want to go back :-)

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful family-friendly resort!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a week at the Grand Mayan Nuevo Vallarta and had a wonderful time. We were two families travelling together - in total 4 adults, 2 toddlers and 1 baby. We booked a 2 bedroom suite with a full kitchen and it was great. The room was very spacious and well stocked. It was great having access to a full kitchen for those days when we just wanted to make grilled cheese sandwiches for our cranky and tired toddlers, rather than sitting at a restaurant. This resort is huge - with plenty of options to keep you busy during your stay. We loved that there were so many options for our 2 & 3 year olds. Several shallow pools, a wave pool that created a 'beach' atmosphere, the lazy river, the kids splash park area, and so much more. We could go somewhere different each day and never be bored. We loved the huge balcony for those days when one of us had to stay in the room because one of the kids was napping. Happy hour was great and the drinks were all high quality. Nothing is watered down at this resort. The food was amazing. We purchased a meal plan, which was great value, and allowed us to try several restaurants during our stay. The food at Costa Arena was fantastic for a date night, and we loved La Cantina for a more casual Mexican experience. Room service was great. We ordered pizza a few times, which was affordable and easy. We had superb service from every single staff member during our stay, and were very impressed overall. In terms of the booking itself, the owners were wonderful to deal with and provided us with so much great information prior to our departure. I would without hesitation book with them again! Thank you so much!! :)

  • Review Submitted: 24-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Coralee, for your great review. We're happy you had such a good time. We have also tried the meal plan and are happy with it. We hope to work with you in the future! Dean and Maria
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Puerto Vallarta
Nearest Barpub
several on-site
Nearest Golf
on-site, Jack Nicklaus design course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Mexico Highway 200
Nearest Restaurant
twenty restaurants on-site
Nearest Beach
Car: not necessary

The resort is located on its own private beach near the Nuevo Vallarta Marina. It has twenty restaurants on-site, plus there are a half dozen others on the Marina within a short cab ride. There are two Walmarts within a short cab, or bus ride away. Puerto Vallarta with its many attractions--restaurants, art galleries, ocean and jungle tours, zip lines, bars, and other attractions--is a 20 minute taxi ride or 30 minute bus ride away. There are seasonal whale watching tours, snorkeling and scuba diving shops, and other ocean activities close by.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday resort in Grand Mayan, Jalisco

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2018
6 Apr 2018 - 15 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Winter 2018
16 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas 2018
21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Year's 2018
28 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
winter 2019
4 Jan 2019 - 11 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Easter, Holy week 2019
12 Apr 2019 - 25 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer, Fall, 2019
26 Apr 2019 - 21 Nov 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Winter, 2019
22 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas, 2019
20 Dec 2019 - 26 Dec 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Year's 2019
27 Dec 2019 - 2 Jan 2020
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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