Gran Festivall All-Inclusive Resort

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Between the blue sea of the Pacific and the untamed mountains of Colima, discover the splendor of nature within a magical atmosphere at Gran Festivall All Inclusive, facing the tranquil Santiago Bay. Cradling the resort is a lush, 90-acre extension of golden sands, with the crystal blue waters of the Pacific Ocean shimmering in the distance. Relax in one of 514 air-conditioned, Mediterranean-style villas, situated across from a beautiful beach. Dine at five restaurants and enjoy unlimited tropical libations at five bars.

Dive into the cool waters of five pools, one exclusively for adults. The Adventure Circuit is sure to raise your adrenaline! Enjoy fun in the sun at the hotel waterpark with two Kamikazis and two regular slides, volleyball, beach soccer, tennis at ten courts, paintball, basketball, and more. Scale a vertical formation with rock climbing, try zip-lining, or take to archery and let arrows fly. Introductory scuba diving and snorkeling lessons are also available. Kids have their own getaway at the kids' club, where they will find everything for creative fun, security, attention, and happiness!

At night, enjoy live entertainment and dance at the disco as you spin and glide your way across dazzling laser lights. The Animation Team's mission is to ensure that you have a great time with fun-filled activities both day and night.
Gran Festivall is a tropical playground facing the calm, tranquil waters of Santiago Bay, 15miles from the International Airport and 7 miles from downtown.

Local Phone: 011-52-314-3310800
Toll Free Phone: 1-866-411-7070
Fax: 314-331-0865
Website Address:
Boutique Shops
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Meeting Rooms
Physician on Call
Shopping Mall Nearby (5 miles)
Number of Pools: 5
Outdoor Pools: 5     
Swim-up Bar
The hotel offers a total of five swimming pools, including an adult pool, a water slide park, and a kids` pool.
La Mantarraya Golf Course
La Mantarraya Golf Course is an 18 hole, par 72 course designed by Pete and Roy Dye. It is located next to the Las Hadas, and has been ranked among the top 100 courses in the world.
Holes: 18
Green Fees: $49
Cart Fee: $34
Caddy: Mandatory
Lessons Available
Number of Courts: 12
Outdoor Courts: 12
Lighted Courts: 6
Court Fee: free
Raquet Rental Fees: Free
Pro Onsite
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Sunfish Sailing: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Additional Charge
JetSki / Waverunner: Additional Charge
Waterskiing: Additional Charge
Wind Surf: Additional Charge
Other Sports Available
Other Sports: Volleyball, Soccer, Basketball
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
Gran Festivall consists of 514 one- or two bedroom Mediterranean-style villas built on a 90-acre extension facing the waters of Santiago Bay. Each air-conditioned unit features a living area and balcony or patio. The 90-acre extension completely surrounds the resort like a small town, and hotel features include five restaurants, four bars, nightly entertainment, massage area 2 the pool, skating ring, canopy and paint ball (fee for activities). Beach: The hotel is situated across from a lovely stretch of golden sand beach with its own Beach Club. Youmust cross a bridge in order to get to the beach area. Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 noon
Total Rooms: 514
Year Opened: 1979 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express
No handicap access in the rooms, the only facilities are outside. There is no adult beach but thereis an adult pool
Queen or 2 twin beds, Private bathroom, Shower, Living room area with 2 studio beds, A/C, Balcony or terrace, Safe depsosit box, Satellite TV, Telephone
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Room Safe
Queen bed in one room and two beds in second bedroom, 2 private bathrooms, Shower, Living area with 2 studio beds, A/C, Balcony, Safe deposit box, Satellite TV, Phone.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Room Safe
Gran Festivall All-Inclusive Resort features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips-FULL-All
There are 5 Restaurants at Gran Festivall All-Inclusive Resort:
Blue Seagull - Buffet
Alfredo`s - A casually elegant la carte restaurant.
Sol Y Mar - Buffet and snacks
Café de la Place - Buffet
Parrillada - Buffet
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Non-Motorized Water Sports, Tennis, Soccer Field, Volleyball, Basketball, Gym, Beach Club, Archery.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Stage Show every night, Contests.
"The MiniClub" is an ideal solution for a perfect family vacation, offering a varietyof activities supervised by a specialized staff. Activities include arts & crafts, painting, swimming, and tennis lessons, and there is also a video room and nursery.
Applicable Ages: 2-12 years old.

Children's Facilities
Game Room
Babysitting Fee: $7.00 per hour
Advance Notice for Babysitting: At least 8 hrs.
Cribs available at no charge.

TripAdvisor Web Reviews
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Great resorts for kids!!!
JoseSiesta, Kitchener, Canada
Wed Aug 24 21:14:37 EDT 2016
Stayed here along time ago as a kid and I always wanted to return. I didn't realize it had changed names from Club Maeva to Gran Festival. Growing up I had a blast at this resort. Not sure how relevant my review will be but I would definitely consider bringing my children on vacation to this resort. The staff was incredible and my sister and I spent hours going down the slides. Very memorable trip 20 years ago. Met alot of wonderful people at this resort. Loved the basketball and volleyball courts and the villa style rooms.

Has potential but fails terribly
RocksOliv, Queretaro, Mexico
Mon Aug 15 20:47:44 EDT 2016
The place has a lot of potential, but it really sucks, I couldn't sleep because I had ants all over my bed, the air conditioner didn't work, the food sucked most of the times AND THEY DONT HAVE A FREAKING FIRST AID KIT FOR INSECTS BITE, the personal was really rude telling me that we should pay 400 pesos for the doctor to come over there plus the taxi. I do not recommend it at all.

Mayra B,
Tue Jun 21 05:58:10 EDT 2016
I'm at the property right now and it is a nasty villa as they call it. Phone does not work blinds are all messes up we have ants where the toilet sits and its crazy crazy hot. Not a good hotel especially is you have young kids. No in room service the restaurant is too small for the vast amount of people and it gets crazy hot can't even enjoy your meal. My poor babies are hot they should not even say they have a/c. The phone does not work. Towels look filthy.

Stefani C,
Tue Jun 07 10:06:04 EDT 2016
We visited Maeva 7 years ago, and I had loved my stay. Since then it changed owners and became Gran Festival, and it was said the place was not as well run anymore. I have to say, I loved it as much as the first time. Gran Festival is a very active resort. It is spread out over a large piece of land, and it feels like walking around a little village. We had a great room, all the way on top of the hill with a large balcony and a fabulous view of the beach. The room was simple, quiet and tempered. We arrived on Wednesday and the resort was fairly quiet. The food at the restaurant was plenty, with a great variety and nice waiters, especially the one that served us for breakfast. He was super friendly and very attentive. For breakfast, I loved the freshly cooked to order omelettes and all the fun fruit and vegetable juices. They filter their own water, so all the juices were safe to drink. The snack bar was open, as well as all the bars around. The adult pool is super cozy and private, and I love the beds. You can also get an onsite massage. We had a wonderful bartender, his name is Hektor. He was warm, very friendly, super cute and speaks English very well, which helped me a lot. :) he also served some wicked margaritas. Overall, I'd say this resort is mostly frequented by Latin families, so I am not sure how well the staff actually speaks English. My favorite place is Maeva beach. You can walk for a few miles either way. The waves can be wicked, extremely large and dangerous. I would say swimming in the ocean is not for the faint-hearted, but if you love the waves like I do, it is super fun.The water is warm and pleasant. Gran Festival offers a lot of activities for kids and adults. They have a children's pool, a large family pool, an adult only pool, water slides, a zip line and a large soccer field. Every day at 5pm they play Volleyball games on the cement court, however you can also play beach Volleyball on a sand court. In the morning they offer water aerobics and salsa lessons, all taught by fun, young and energetic staff. There is a different show every evening. The shows are very entertaining. Laced with a lot of sexy dancing and the special Mexican humor, they are fun to watch. After the show, they open the bar for dancing, and on the weekend, they also open the disco. Everything is within short walking distances, so you can have a lot of action without having to take a taxi anywhere. I also love the vendors across the street. They have some great souvenirs to take home. I preferred our time during the week, as it gets very crowded during the weekend. I have one negative, and that was the maid service. The lady was not very friendly, and even though we tipped her generously, she never cleaned the room, she neglected to leave water and overall did a very lousy job. This is my reason for only giving the four stars. But overall, it was an amazing vacation - fun, relaxing, active and entertaining.

Amazing amazing amazing!!
MikeEL123, Surrey, Canada
Sun Mar 20 18:43:59 EDT 2016
When we were booking our trip the reviews for this resort weren't as great but after our 7 day stay there we believe it should be 10 stars not just 3.. The kids were sad to leave and began crying. There's everything one could need on a vacation all in the resort, and even though you are able to leave and explore the city. It's very organized, safe and always a great time, whether it's 11 am or 8 pm. We became friends with many of the other tourists that were visiting from many places and even the workers! It feels like a home and you never feel uncomfortable there. It was one of the best trips we've ever been on and we would come back here in a heart beat. The room was great, always clean and smelt great always. The only downfall would be that there isn't wifi everywhere around the resort and the mosquitos (which you can't control) but this is a trip of a lifetime. There was never a dull moment, even with me being a single dad with 5 kids on this trip.. The crew was very helpful, even sunwing representatives were great as soon as you arrive! We can't wait to come back! Everyone should be choosing this resort as their number 1 vacation place.

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