A grown-up all-inclusive in Puerto Vallarta
443 Rooms / 30 Suites
Grand Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta All Inclusive Adults Only is essentially a giant beachside lounge with a non-stop groove and luxury guest rooms. This adults-only all-inclusive has slick contemporary décor and upscale, modern amenities, including a good variety of restaurants, bars and lounges.
Highlights include a huge infinity pool and sundeck laden with red umbrellas, abundant lounge chairs and a shade-covered swim-up bar. The lobby is basically a bar with a reception desk. It has a massive liquor wall, DJ music, sitting areas and an spectacular view of Banderas Bay.
You can easily explore the surrounding Romantic Zone and book excursions to the tropical rainforests, rustic islands and hidden beaches that dot the region.
Every room has unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean — much of the time, you might find yourself huddled on the balcony pondering the shadows of tiny clouds that look like boats sailing slowly across the water.
For sunset, grab a drink from the minibar and consider spending the greater part of your vacation in your room. Each one features minimalist décor, crisp white bedding, subdued colors, original artwork and mod bathrooms with rain-showers.
Some rooms even have en-suite Jacuzzi tubs, and all rooms have thoughtful amenities like bathrobes, slippers and beach bags to use while you’re a guest.
Vacation is the perfect time to do things you wouldn't normally do, like have your body wrapped in seaweed, water lilies, or perhaps even chocolate. Or better yet, try to relax while hot candle wax drips onto your back or caviar is deftly applied to your face.
The Haixa Spa tempts with these unique treatments, plus most standard fare like hot-stone or deep-tissue massages and sunburn therapy.
And you can keep up with your workout routine at the adjoining fitness center, which has cardio and weights, yoga classes and personal fitness instruction.
The Food and Drinks
The Puerto Vallarta hotel's restaurants and bars are more than just spots to refuel for your next beachside adventure — you can indulge in international cuisine ranging from Brazilian rodizio and Argentine barbecue to pan-Asian noodle dishes, fine Italian fare and, of course, traditional Mexican tacos and meats.
For a real sense of place, head to the beachfront La Cevicheria for fresh seafood served with cocktails made from icy Clamato juice and local beer that conjures visions of the classic fishing shacks that dot the small towns up and down Mexico's Pacific coastline.
For drinks and conversation, hit the many lounge bars scattered across the property. The Martini Lounge will transport you from the Mexican coast to the supper clubs of Chicago with wingback chairs, dark oak furnishings and vibrant artwork that couldn't be further from the reality of the Pacific Ocean outside the window.
For something more tropical, try the Mojito Lounge for a cross between a Miami Beach dance party and a New Age chillout lounge. Sink into a bean bag or swing on a bar stool as you watch the sun go down over the sea. And for late-night excitement, go to the rooftop Divina Skybar for DJ music, massive Jacuzzis and dancing under the stars.