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 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
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
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:
Parrillada - Buffet
Blue Seagull - Buffet
Alfredo`s - A casually elegant la carte restaurant.
Sol Y Mar - Buffet and snacks
Café de la Place - 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
good time
EandRMission, mission
Tue Dec 12 19:21:55 EST 2017
We flew to this resort for 2 weeks in November. We have been going there for 20 years, and have always enjoyed our vacations at this resort. The food is plentiful, and the staff helpful, even if they speak very little English. But we do not speak very much Spanish, but we have always managed to get by. The grounds are beautiful and the pools tremendous. This resort is Mexican and gets very busy at the weekends. If you want a North American style resort, then do not go there, all you will do is complain.

Good resort for a family on a budget
Ian H,
Mon Nov 13 12:07:51 EST 2017
This was the second time visiting this place for me. It was called the Club Maeva back in 2000 when I last visited. This is a huge place with much for families and kids to do. There are multiple pools, a large kids play area, water slides, tennis courts and a soccer pitch! The layout is good and bad. The beach is on the other side of a highway, and is a bit of a walk to get there. They do have a restaurant and bar right there at the beach with reasonably good food. A few things to keep in mind, particularly if you are older or have mobility issues: The accommodations are anywhere from right at the main building, to up a steep hillside with a considerable incline and a long way from the amenities, furthermore, the accommodations all have stairs to negotiate. It was not an issue for us, but an older couple with one in a walker... they had a hell of a time. The beds were enough to make a Klingon proud. They were the worst... I mean aweful! The rooms were dirty with cigarette butts in the planters, the fixtures were very old and run down. We were moved from one suite to another half way through our stay due to some plumbing problem, and we were moved about as far from the amenities as you could get so we were not happy. The food was average for Mexican all inclusives, and there is an ala carte restaurant on site which was actually quite good. I was a little surprised to see that the majority of the clientele on this visit were far more local. There were only 12 couples from Canada and we were the only English Speaking customers out of thousands. The resort clearly caters more to the local customers as there were some staff who could not speak English. On my past visit many years ago, it was clearly catering more to Canadian visitors. Although it is silly to suggest that in visiting a foreign country you should be surprised to see anyone other than locals, the fact that we Canadians were so small in number at a resort that previously catered to Canadians, we felt a bit isolated and at times out-of-place. For me personally, it was a disappointing trip. The resort has aged considerably since my last trip, the atmosphere was completely different and the hotel section of the beach was so crowded, we ended up renting an umbrella and chairs a bit further down.... no regrets The one bright spot for us was an adult-only pool with its own bar. This was a fabulous place to relax and not feel crowded. This place is a solid 2-3 star destination, and if you keep that in mind, you will not be surprised or disappointed. If you are thinking of bringing your aged parents along, I would tend to suggest finding someplace better suited to someone with mobility issues! If you have kids and don't want to break the bank, I think this is a great option.

Beautiful Beach! True Mexican Experience
13TerBear13, Langley City, Canada
Sun Nov 05 08:14:08 EST 2017
The bed was firm, new and slept just fine. The room freshly painted. The bathroom needs a new sink & plumbing. Toilet in separate room & just fine. Shower was the best pressure & no running out of hot water & clean. No bug problems while anywhere in Mexico. Didn't use a spray once in 2 weeks. If you get a bad room, please call the front desk & get a new room. My brother had to do this & they sent the bus boy in his passenger truck & moved them right of way. Oh yeah, they don't retire the old trucks & pass them onto to maintenance! We saw a real classic jalopy, so funny! We enjoyed all the pools, but yes be careful of sharp & loose glass tiles. The pools are good size & have deep ones. Really enjoyed the pools, very clean! We met all the folks that came in on our sunwing flight for happy hour every day at the adult pool. The service was great & had so much fun. We also booked the Italian restaurant for a dinner with this gang of 15. The homemade pasta there is very good. My favourite dishes were in the buffet of Mexican food. The Pozole soup was delicious too. This resort was all about the beautiful Santiago Beach, morning & envening walks, lovely swimming & body surfing. Location of your Resort is everything to me. Just north is awesome snorkelling at the Aquarium! We didn't get to hire anyone for these trips as my parents live at Vida del Mar & we enjoyed excellent snorkelling there. The Santiago Saturday market is huge, good pottery plus there is a pottery store in town. We might have ventured off the resort more, but the resort has so much fun activities & really is the fun hub of this area so we didn't venture off too far and had the best vacation. I can see why people say their children cry when they have to leave. The service is 5 star, the nightly entertainment is 5 star & the workers so friendly & fun! We will return!

Worst hotel ever!
varonil161, New York City, New York
Wed Oct 18 14:24:58 EDT 2017
I booked this hotel on Expedia from Oct. 11 to Oct. 16, 2017 and i checked out of it the same day. Didn't even spend one night. Everything in the room was so nasty i didn't even want to seat and after 10 hours of travel from New York all i wanted was to rest, but could not do it. the sheets on the 2 tiny beds were very nasty and so were the towels. Nasty stains allover the room and it smelled terrible. Bugs, Mice drops, and no security at all. You could open the door to the room with a credit card (yes, i tried it). So, i decided right away i was not going to spend one single night in this place. Called a friend who lives in town and she took me to Barcelo Karmina and i ended up staying there rest of my vacation. I guess the people who give this place 2 stars or more have never been to a decent all inclusive resort.

Huge Resort
Angela H,
Tue Oct 17 16:28:09 EDT 2017
We stayed from March 3-10, 2017. Loved this huge resort. The adult pool bartenders Juan and Isiae were fabulous and spoke perfect English. This was our bit of paradise. Alfonso and Mikeya at the a la carte tended to our every need. Pedro, Moise and Franco were very attentive at the buffet restaurant. Salvador and Eduardo were friendly and most helpful at the front desk. Lily the massage therapist at the spa was an angel from heaven. We liked the bridge across the road to the beach club. The beach was covered in fool’s gold which sparkled in the sun. Our one bedroom villa was perfect with a terrace that we sat on every night. We are going back for two weeks this year.

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