Marival Residences & World Spa Review

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As part of Everything Mexico, the brand spanking new Marival Residences & World Spa invited us to come and experience “Everything Luxury”. Marival Residences & World Spa, literally “had us at hello”.


From the moment we stepped foot out of the taxi, Hugo was our first “hello”. Marival Residences & World Spa felt like an upscale “Cheers – where everybody knows your name”. Hugo, whisked away our bags, offered us fresh squeezed juice and a cool, aromatherapy facecloth and began his introductions. After a one-on-one check in experience, we were introduced to every staff member along our tour of the resort.

This level of service is standard, each guest that arrives feels like they are the king of the castle. By the time the tour was done, Hugo lead us to our room and our waiting bags.

Well, Hello! What an incredible welcome, we could not help but feel at home. So here’s what home was like for a few days:

Our room was very luxurious complete with stainless steel appliances, beautiful decor and a lovely view of the ocean. Ample storage space for clothes with a large closet and dresser. The bath products smelled so delightful I thought I might just hang out there for the rest of the trip. The bed was firm, however I am coming to learn that Mexican resorts seem to have a thing for firm beds.

Being a 4 diamond resort (yes, they are beyond starts, people – they deal in diamonds), you would expect nothing less than gourmet cuisine that creates a conversation of little more than “mmmmm….”. The service was gracious and full of warmth and smiles. Our children were accommodated with special made-to-order chicken fingers. The kids must have woo-d them with their surprisingly good 4-diamond manners.

As part of your All Inclusive package, you can order anything you like from the menu. You will not find buffets here, but a wide selection of gourmet fare. There are 2 main restaurants that you can choose from, along with a wine bar and a sky bar. The sky bar, Insu, even has a pool that looks out over the ocean. Take me away…

This is where Marival Residences & World Spa go FAR beyond in their offerings. With each reservation, guests are entitled to up to $600* USD in tours. So, those dolphins that your kids will not leave without kissing, or the Canopy Tour that your son won’t stop nagging you about – yep, you’ll be the hero. All included*.

The pool was the perfect temperature and one day, I’m quite sure we did not get out the whole day. Well, aside from taking naps on the comfy lounge chairs or sipping margaritas — yeah, life’s tough.

One Price – Two Resorts
Marival Residences & World Spa is associated with Marival Resort & Suites, which is conveniently located just down the street. Your all inclusive stay at Marival Residences & World Spa includes all food and amenities at Marival Resort & Suites. The kids were all excited about the golf cart that transported us back and forth.

As Marival Residences does not have direct beach access, they have set up a separate beach club for their guests at Marival Resorts compete with manicured beaches, luxurious beach chairs, executive service and showers.

Marival Resort & Suites has everything. Yes, Everything. Pools, bars, disco, golf, yoga, spinning classes, archery, rock climbing, mini golf, kids club, restaurants, tennis, bicycle tours, spa, dance lessons — and on it goes.

Its huge. I got lost. A few times. The kids pool has 2 (big) slides that kept the kids entertained almost all day.

We met a couple with children the same as ours staying at Marival Residences and we both agreed that it was “the best of both worlds” to be able to experience adult luxury with access to kids amenities. Everything’s included.

Both properties are located in Nuevo Vallarta in Riveria Nayarit, just 16 kilometers from the PV airport. Our taxi was $120 pesos, so about $12. I love the peace and spaciousness of Nuevo Vallarta. Beaches are fantastic, water is warm — paradise.

If you are looking to experience a pampered balance of luxury and activities where every detail has been taken care of, Marival Residences & World Spa is a wonderful choice.

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*All tours subject to availability and changes without notice.

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