Wyndham Grand Bay Hotel Isla Navidad
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This day was in Manzanillo, was the birthday of my friend Gerardo. He es my friend since i was a child,and he's 18 years old.The party started in the gerardo's home,we ate roast steak with beer.with many friends i enjoyed right there,in the pool and with a big speakers with many good songs.we said some jokes and past stories about us and we was smiling all the time. And in the evening we went to "sunset lounge" and follow the party and enjoy all my ...
... the RV and pump the water in to our 45 gallon on board fresh water holding tank. And as for electric, we share a 15-amp electric outlet from 300 feet away, with 3 other RV's.
We have to be conservative and creative when it comes to electric usage. Lulu learned quickly that she would not be blow- drying her hair any time this month. And, you can always tell when someone decides to use the toaster oven. I then have to hike down to the service pole and ...
... begin the drive back to Oaxaca. I was wrong. Some of the group said they wished they could have gotten a coffee at the famous coffee house in Veracruz. So, the organizer informed us all that we would be making another stop in downtown Veracruz. So as not to rush anyone, we’d meet back at the bus at 8 p.m. That turned into 8:30. We eventually arrived back in Oaxaca at 3:45 a.m. It had been a very fun adventure.
Less than three ...
... probably be back on our way tomorrow.
Woke up on anchor this morning, so I did my sailing routine when available and went straight from bed into the water. I love doing that.
Jon and I swam to shore and hung out at a hotel swimming pool for a bit. I decided to stay at the hotel for the night. We went back to the boat after hanging out and we drove over to the fuel dock and fueled up, took on 115 liters of diesel. Then back to ...
... of it. My own opinion was that the road was closed. However we plodded on and crossed a mighty hydro power plant to which we drove right over the dam wall. At the other side was a group of soldiers who were protecting the wall and we asked them for directions. To what we could understand we were on the right road. They then told us to be careful on this section as its full of mafia and gangs.
We raced on at well above the speed limit and came to a town where the road ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Wyndham Grand Bay Hotel Isla Navidad Manzanillo
First time and making an annual trip
We picked this place blindly and we were very impressed when we got here. The service was second to none with a one on one service. We felt like we were the only ones at the hotel in March of 2003. We like it so much, we plan on returning every year in the spring.
Our stay in early January 2004 at the Grand Bay was a trip of a lifetime. Impeccable grounds and service. Georgeous views of the Marina, bay and nearby Barra de Navidad. We never envisioned ourselves spending a week in such a magnificent hotel. It is all the Travel Channel says(#1 of Top Ten Mexican beach resorts) and more. I would discount completely any negative review I read.
Recently returned from Grand Bay. Absolutely beautiful! Very low
Beautiful place, fine for kids too
This is truly a grand hotel. The lobby, restaurants, and rooms are beautifully decorated with wonderful views. The only drawback is that the hotel location is not directly on a beach, but more of a lagoon and marina. This was great for kids, as the "beach" is very calm and sheltered. For those travelling with small children, there is a nice kids club (although not too many kids) and a special 3ft deep kids pool with a slide in a shady section at the end of the main pool. We also used their babysitting service, and the women (from the housekeeping staff) were very nice.
This may be the best large hotel in all of Mexico. My fiancee and I stayed at the Wyndham Grand Bay in mid-December and had the best time. We booked a room for $119 through Wyndham webrates, which is a fantastic deal compared with the $200+ quoted from some secondary sites. The only con about the hotel is location. Flying to Manzanillo often is prohibitively expensive, so we made the nearly four-hour drive from Puerto Vallarta. Needless to say, our nerves and tempers were a little short when we arrived at Isla Navidad. But that changed the moment we walked through the door...staff greeted us with cold drinks and towels. We were upgraded to a ridiculously large suite with two marble bathrooms and a fabulous view of the marina. Service was quick, attentive and very friendly. And the sprawling resort is a joy to explore. The 10th floor pool/spa/bar area is secluded and spectacular. The views of the bay are incredible. We loved every minute.This is a luxury hotel without the luxury attitude. If it was slightly more accessible, it would be twice as expensive. But that's what makes this hotel a real find. The small town of Barra de Navidad is fun and just a two-minute water taxi ride. You can even swim across to it. The prices in the town are great, and it's a nice alternative to the luxury of the Grand Bay. Definitely check it out.You cannot go wrong with this hotel. The rooms are big, the service is good, the location is out of the way and beautiful, and the activities are unparalleled. This is quite simply a stunning hotel.
Get the Web rates
Beautiful location, very private and secluded. Not the place for kids. Excellent rooms, astonishing grounds, wonderful beaches with no people.Go to Wyndham website to get the web special for $120/nt.We found it a little hard to find good food so ask around for places that grill, instead of frying in oil. It helps to speak some Spanish as many locals speak little English.Also, you have to ask the concierge to get access to the ATM machine, which is behind the counter. But don't forget cash because most local stores and restaurants don't take credit cards.
Nothing else comes close
My wife and I spent Thanksgiving at the Grand Bay. It is possibly the best hotel I have come across in years of travel. The attention to detail is superb.The hotel is spectacularThere are no Timeshare pitches or annoying beach venders, just total relaxation. One of the prettiest golf courses I've played(it is much less expensive if you stay at the hotel and get a voucher from the front desk)I paid $98 an absolute bargain. As for the cockroaches, I never saw one but just a hint, keep your a/c on all the time as they hate cold. Bring bug spray for the no see-ums.
Our stay at this resort was fantastic. I echo everything that the previous posters have mentioned about the staff and facilities. The day that we checked in, the hotel was practically empty. The next few days were slightly busier as there was a realtor convention at the resort, but there was still no crush of people at the pool or the restaurants.
we stayed at the grand bay in february...it is a fabulous place, very private, but just a short boat ride to the little town, barra de navidad. they have a wonderful golf course, private marina, tennis courts..lots of swimming pools. it really is incredible. everyone is very friendly, the service is excellent, the grounds are immaculate & the resort is just like a palace. one of the loveliest & most elegant places we have ever stayed, & we do a lot of travelling. one of the nicest things about it is that it appears to be a well kept secret...not full of tourists, no lines for anything. very very romantic!
We stayed at this hotel for 3 nights in June. A beautiful place. Great service, good food, private beach, we regretted having to leave! The staff spoke english and were very accomodating. The resort is very private and was quiet since it is their low season. Apparently they do not have many Canadians staying their mostly Americans. It is a bit pricey, but well worth it. We would definetly go back and highly recommend it.