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.
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Toll Free Phone:
Disco / Nightclub
Physician on Call
Shopping Mall Nearby
Number of Pools: 5
Outdoor Pools: 5
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.
Green Fees: $49
Cart Fee: $34
Number of Courts: 12
Outdoor Courts: 12
Lighted Courts: 6
Court Fee: free
Raquet Rental Fees: Free
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
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
No handicap access in the rooms, the only facilities are outside. There is no adult beach but thereis an adult pool
1 BEDROOM VILLA
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 -
Balcony or Terrace
2 BEDROOM VILLA
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 -
Balcony or Terrace
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:
"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.
Babysitting Fee: $7.00 per hour
Advance Notice for Babysitting: At least 8 hrs.
Rooms are small and old.
Walking distance to rooms is too far, at least I am shedding some Kg's.
Too much chlorine in swimming pool, my hair is frizzy.
Food is good, but repetitive.
Reception staff are not trained to handle non Spanish speaking tourists.
All inclusive alcohol on tap, which means all you can drink, winner winner!! I'm so drunk now maybe this resort ain't so bad after all, ha ha!
Gran Festivall All Inclusive Resort
Prissy6969, Vancouver, Canada
Tue May 26 16:52:44 EDT 2015
We travel to Mexico 2 or 3 times a year and each time we go to a different place and different chain of hotels. We always go for two weeks. Because we are retired, this hotel may not be right for the younger crowd who want upscale. Each villa has a separate bedroom, eating area, living room and two bathrooms. There is a huge zip line which crosses the property. A great spa area with outdoor massages which I highly recommend. Drinks were very good as well as the Italian ala carte restaurant. There I recommend ordering the fish on a bed of spinach. The only thing for me which was hard was walking to the beach which was across the road by way of an overpass. I have a bit of trouble with my hips so I only ventured there twice. We took a bus into town which worked out very nicely and cheap. All in all it was a good trip. Very relaxing but near the end of our two weeks we were ready to come home. If you have mobility issues, you may find it difficult. This is an older place which needs some work but good for the value.
Kevin D, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Fri May 01 14:36:27 EDT 2015
I went to this hotel about 2 years ago. Nice hotel overall. Has air conditioning, buffet, several swimming pools and pretty much everything you need. This hotel is more a family style hotel not really a spot for young adults but if you enjoy more of a relax setting then this is the spot for you. The beach has at times pretty strong waves and the beach itself is nice with long chairs for you to sit. There are beach venders who sell jewelry, shirts and cigars. They will tell you its cuban cigars but they are not and will try to charge more on the other ideams especially if your a foreignner. Never agree to the first price but talk them down to a price you feel is reasonable is really the way to go not only at this place but pretty much all of mexico. They due offer at the beach jet skies if your into that for about 700 pesos. Other then that , I had fun and I will go back again.
Great Value for Families
Thu Apr 30 12:26:31 EDT 2015
Reading the reviews I was a bit worried after I had booked this trip through SunWings but we had a great vacation. The resort is huge and in need of a facelift (they were repairing and painting when we were there) but there is plenty to keep entertained. We went for spring break with co-incided with spring break in Mexico so the resort was full but it never seemed so until it was time to eat or at the nightly show. We were one of very few Canadian families staying at the resort and met many Mexican families. Speaking spanish is definitely an asset but not completely necessary. My boys played with the other children regardless of the language barrier.
The food was decent enough and there were hotdogs, hamburgers, pasta, cereal, fruit and such my boys survived on for the week. The room was clean and yes, we had ants but they seemed to stay in the closet. In such a lush environment I'm glad it was only ants in our room and not the two iguanas we saw on the property. Our key card reader stopped working at times, but maintenance was there to fix it and we learned that if you banged it with a rock it would work and saved us the long walk back to the lobby.
The entertainment crew did a great job and the nightly shows were packed. I would recommend bringing bug spray to the shows. The mosquitos seemed to come out at night.
With our boys aged 4 and 7 there wasn't much in the way of paid excursions that we could or would do. Day long adventures off the property seemed too daunting with two kids complaining how hot it was all day long. But we did go into town on the bus (an adventure of it's own) and the boys got to go horseback riding along the beach (200 pesos). Kids club had it's own pool and lots of activities unforunately my kids did not want to stay there without us.
Going through SunWing we didn' t have to worry about getting from and to the airport - it was all taken care of. The SunWing rep was in the lobby at a set time daily to answer any questions or concerns.
We've stayed at higher end resorts in Mexico before but we would stay at Gran Festivall again given the value for the dollar. If you can survive the first day and get over the little quirks you'll have a great time.
Wrong place at the wrong time
partiof1, Vancouver, BC
Sun Apr 19 23:07:03 EDT 2015
The price was so reasonable that we did not go with high expectations. That said,
this was just the wrong place for us. It does cater to families and there are lots of activities for children. Unfortunately, we were there during Easter as a couple and the noise level was unbearable. We had to escape to Comala for a few days just to get some rest. Definitely recommend a trip to the Magic villages and the volcanos.
Everyone keeps talking about the advantage of being in the 100's series of rooms but be aware that these rooms (other than 133-138) are closest to the loudspeakers and you will also be subjected to never ending noise starting at 7:00 AM and the booming base of the disco until at least 2:00 AM. We were startled awake each morning by bad Muzak versions of "Raindrops keep falling on my head" at full volume.
I would definitely recommend being further away from the restaurants and pools. The 500's are best. Just a short walk away.
The resort itself could certainly use some upgrades. The screens are in bad shape and the bugs are hungry and numerous.Bring bug spray! Lots of it.
The staff, on the other hand is wonderful and a special thank you to Doctor Efraim who was extremely kind and helpful with a medical issue we had.
The adult pool (Solarium) is like an oasis, however, depending on who was tending bar, we would sometimes be subjected to loud hip hop and Salsa which detracted from the serenity. The food was okay - nothing special but, when you have a resort that size it's difficult to maintain quality over quantity.
We called the Gran Festivall portion of the beach "the ghetto". A bunch of broken plastic chairs, garbage everywhere and the occasional waft of sewage.
We changed rooms in week two to escape the noise and were in the nose bleed section, however, it is unfortunate that those rooms are so neglected (no fridge) which you really need in that climate and being that far from the restaurants. The view was spectacular. We had a beautiful terrace but the room was in truly dire condition. It's a shame, really but at least we got some rest.
The beds are like cement and the pillows equally hard. May as well sleep on the sidewalk.
Also, be aware that you are nowhere near Manzanillo centre. The nearest town is Santiago which is a few kilometers away.
Overall, if you have children, they will certainly be entertained.
Certainly, the price is right. I would like to extend my thank you to all the wonderful staff.
My advice -Upgrade the rooms in the nosebleed sections! You'd be surprised how many people would happily trade proximity to amenities to have a private terrace with a beautiful view. They also need to do something about the "beach club...just saying...
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