The Grand Isla Navidad Resort

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Luxury and service tie the knot in a dramatic resort setting nestled on the glittering Pacific coast. Grand Isla Navidad Resort is located about 32 miles northwest of Manzanillo Airport, amid 1,200 acres on the exclusive Isla Navidad Peninsula.

Experience the luxury of modern conveniences complemented by the charms of Old Mexico against a soaring mountain backdrop. Gorgeous plant life laurels this milky-white palace, where shimmering ocean waters glisten every step you take. Striking architecture is resonant of a peaceful Moorish village, reflecting the rich heritage of Mexico with vibrant color, flowing fountains, and beautiful gardens.

Soak in the warmth of the sun on the beach, located in a sheltered freshwater lagoon, a refreshing alternative to the surf of the Pacific. Occupying a private marina that glistens in light each morning, the resort enjoys a most magnificent sunrise. Enjoy snorkeling, wind surfing, and kayaking. For a more relaxing endeavor, bob in a waterslide-equipped swimming pool or the twisting waters of an outdoor whirlpool.

Explore beautiful Manzanillo and its surrounding villages as you tour the Sailfish Capital of the World. The resort features two marinas, lit tennis courts, and a 27-hole championship golf course located along a lagoon and the shimmering Pacific.

In a relaxing environment, guests will sample some of the world's finest cuisine in comfortable lounges and unique dining establishments. Dine beneath a vaulted ceiling or on an outdoor, ocean-view terrace at Grand Caf, or enjoy classic continental techniques and bold local flavors at Antonio's. La Plazuela, a relaxing poolside restaurant serving a mouthwatering lunch menu, is another fantastic option.

199 air-conditioned rooms all offer a private balcony or terrace. Grand Isla Navidad Resort provides a stunning backdrop for a romantic walk on the beach or your special wedding.
This property is located on the Pacific coast between Acapulco and Puerto Vallarta, 50 minutes away from Manzanillo and 25 minutes from the Manzanillo Airport.

Local Phone: 011-52-315-35...
Fax: 011-52-335-56071
Barber / Beauty Salon
Car Rental
Currency Exchange
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Physician on Call
Shopping Mall Nearby (45 minutes)
Number of Pools: 3
Outdoor Pools: 3     
There are three outdoor swimming pools, one of which has a swim-up bar.
Isla de Navidad - 5 minutes
Isla de Navidad is a 27-hole championship course designed by Robert Von Hagge. Located along the lagoon and the ocean, its design afords a wonderful mix of challenge and beauty.
Holes: 27
Green Fees: $120
Number of Courts: 3
Lighted Courts: 3
Court Fee: 12.00/hour
Water Sports on Site
Scuba: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Additional Charge
Wind Surf: Additional Charge
Health Club / Spa
Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
Sauna: Additional Charge
Steam Room: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
The Wyndham Grand Bay Hotel features an architectural style reminiscent of a Spanish/Moorish village. This luxury beachfront resort offers 200 air-conditioned rooms, each with abalcony and two doubles or one king bed. This resort reflects the rich heritage of Mexico with its refined architecture, flowing fountains and abundant gardens Amenities include a 27-hole championship golf course, two marinas, and three nova grass surfaced, lighted tennis courts. Beach: The tranquil beachfront is perfect for sun worshippers.
Total Rooms: 199
Year Opened: 0 Credit Cards: Visa, American Express
Located on the upper floors, these spacious rooms include one king bed or two double beds, a full bathroom with a separate shower and tub, and a private balcony with beautiful views of the marina or bay. European Plan (EP) included.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
Room includes one king bed or two double beds, a luxurious marble bathroom with a separate shower and tub, and a private balcony with mountain or pool views. Room also features turndown service, a minibar, and more. All Inclusive (AI) plan included.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
Room includes one king bed or two double beds, a luxurious marble bathroom with a separate shower and tub, and a private balcony with mountain or pool views. Room also features turndown service, a minibar, and more. European Plan (EP) included.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
Located on the upper floors, these spacious rooms include one king bed or two double beds, a full bathroom with a separate shower and tub, and a private balcony with beautiful views of the marina or bay. All Inclusive (AI) plan included.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
The Grand Isla Navidad Resort features 2 meal plan options:
No Meals
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 3 Restaurants at The Grand Isla Navidad Resort:
Antonio`s - Offering innovative New World cuisine by intermingling classic continental techniques with bold local flavors.
La Plazuela - A relaxing poolside restaurant open for lunch.
Grand Caf - The casual Grand Cafe serves breakfast, lunch and dinner beneath a vaulted ceiling and on an outdoor terrace with dramatic sea views.
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Golf, Tennis, Fitness Center.
The hotel offers a Kids Activity Center for ages 3 to 12 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.
Applicable Ages: 3 to 12 years old.

Babysitting Fee: $10.00/hour

TripAdvisor Web Reviews
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What to expect

TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Elva S,
Fri Jan 04 11:30:52 EST 2019
Got to the hotel at 2pm, stood in line for half an hour and checked in but was told that room would not be ready till 3pm. Came back at 3pm was told I had to stand in a longer line and then was again told my room would not be ready till 3:30 and that I again had to stand in line later to see if my room was ready at 3:30 the least they could have offered to do was bring my key to me so I don't have to spend hours in line, bad business practice!!

Colonial style Hotel very elegant but famly friendly
Tue Dec 18 08:21:27 EST 2018
Great location, beautiful views and great settings driving through a very large well-maintained golf club getting there. Rooms are in a colonial style and we had a very specious suite. Downside the today inclusive package is very restrictive in the choice of food and quality of service. Once we took off our bands (all Inclusive) the service was much better. Wine is extremely overpriced even if you compare to 5 stars Hotels in major cities. But we would recommend this property and surly will come back.

Would never return
drewtayord, Vancouver, Canada
Thu Dec 06 08:03:34 EST 2018
If you are looking for a beautiful oasis to relax in Barra, steer waaay clear of this place. Set on a gorgeous, sprawling property with multiple pools and comfortable rooms, Grand Isla is host to a horrifying clientele. We could not find one hour of peace during our five night stay. The sound of children playing is always enjoyable, and we are pretty easy going, but children being allowed to spend hours on end SCREEEEEAMING at the very top of their lungs in the pool, in the lobby, in the halls, even the restaurant, unchecked by parents or staff was beyond outrageous. The wifi, which was unsecured, was pathetic even by 1995 standards. It worked well in the lobby though if you could put up with the drunk family of 15 watching “the game” in the adjacent bar SCREEEEEEAMING as loudly as possible for the entire duration because, you know, the loudest one wins. If you want to lie by the pool, which is nice, be prepared to roast as there is no shade except for the odd small patch, both of which are commandeered by the same loud groups mentioned above by 9 am and protected for their exclusive use till sunset. We generally would go down to the beach cabanas and walk back up for our swims. Alas, the screaming carries quite well to that area as well. The breakfast buffet was good and the staff were generally friendly and helpful but this stay will go down as our biggest, and most expensive vacation mistake. We couldn’t wait to leave. It was absolutely horrifying.

Tears in my eyes!
112Commander, Jasper, Ga.
Thu Dec 06 06:50:21 EST 2018
This is a difficult review for me. My wife and I would celebrate our anniversary there for several years. The place was relatively new when we started going there and it was owned my a family from Guad. The grounds, then and still are, "are to die for". A meandering pool system with waterfalls and pool swim up bar. quite lagoons and water sports. The twenty-seven hole golf course is wonderful and well kept. The rooms were well appointed. Having said all this it is my opinion that a solid 5+ hotel resort has been down graded, at best to a 3+. Not because of age but the little things. Food in pool restaurant is bad lights in corridors out, sewage smell in the rooms, etc. Worth going to just to enjoy the grounds. Keep the visit short.

Disappointing Birthday Vacation
Carol P, Ajijic, Mexico
Sun Dec 02 10:49:23 EST 2018
After reading other reviews of this resort we decided to give it a try for my 60th birthday. We have lived in Mexico for eight years and travel throughout the country. We checked in Monday, Nov. 26, 2018. We were upgraded to a room on the 9th floor due to being low season and the hotel only had approximately 40 guests. When we arrived in our room, the ceiling fan would not work nor the telephone. We notified maintenance then ate lunch at the restaurant beside the pool. The food is expensive. We order two margaritas. When the waiter delivered them he informed us they used Siete Luguas tequila without asking. This is expensive tequila and should have been asked prior as to our preference of tequila. Not off to a good start. We had one order of fish tacos, one order of nachos, four margaritas (the next two with less expensive tequila) and the bill totaled almost $50 USD. First and last time we ate at the hotel with the exception of breakfast which we had included in our package. Upon returning to our room I unpacked while waiting for maintenance. He tried for a long time to repair the fan to no avail. We were then told we could move to a room on the 8th floor. Therefore, unpack, repack and we had to move ourselves. The air conditioner did not work in this "new" room, the patio door was stuck and would not open plus a light bulb was out in the bathroom. After notifying the desk about the problems they promptly sent someone to the room. It took him 30 minutes to get the air working and finally got the patio door open. After requesting the replacement of the light bulb which was over the sink and makeup mirror four times during the evening and next day it was finally replaced. Had it been anywhere else it would not have mattered. Wednesday it rained all day due to a tropical storm off of the coast. Problems we ran into then was all of the floors of the hotel were wet and slippery due to being tile. There was standing water in places we had to walk in which the water almost came over the top of our shoes. Water was leaking in the hallways from the ceiling, walls and electrical outlets, and I do not mean on the top floor. A little disconcerting to say the least. Thursday morning around 4:00 a.m. the power went out in our room. We assumed they would get it repaired and went back to sleep. We awoke at 6:30 still without power. My husband called the front desk to inquire about the status. They said all power was back on. My husband had to tell them they were incorrect, we were on the 8th floor and still no power. They ultimately had no clue we were without power. My husband opened the door to our room and you could immediately tell there had been an electrical fire somewhere close due to the acrid odor. We did not see a fire, nor was there a fire alarm of any kind. Upon the arrival of maintenance they were concerned. In the meantime my husband had walked down to the lobby to request a room for us to get ready to go to the golf course. We are on the 8th floor in a separate building from the 6th floor down. You have to take two elevators and a bridge to get to this part of the hotel. He had to find an alternate route to take to the lobby. The room they offered us to use was on the farthest end of the hotel from where we were on the 2nd floor. Remember the hotel only has approximately 40 guests. We would have had to try to gather our toiletries in the dark then walk to the other end of the hotel and back. I declined and used my phone flashlight to wash my face, brush my teeth and put a hat on my head. When leaving for the golf course the front desk told us we would have to move to another room when we returned. The electrical problem could not be repaired. When we returned they were relocating us to a room on the 6th floor. Third move in four days. My husband was not feeling well so he went ahead to the "new" room. I told the desk I would need help in moving and to please have someone come up right away since it would not take me long to repack. I had to use my phone flashlight to pack out toiletries. Forty five minutes later I was still waiting and still smelling the fumes from the fire. Contacted the desk and they finally sent someone to help me. In our third room, several drawers of the amoires would not open and the TV picture was more snow than picture. I tried tightening the cable only to figure out the problem was in the wall, on the other side of a built in armoire. By this time I am exhausted, discouraged, deflated and in tears. My husband went down to speak with the manager of the hotel and explained our problem. We decided to cut our trip short and return home Friday morning instead of Saturday. The hotel gave us two nights refund. The hotel was built in 1992. At one time you could tell it was a beautiful and grand hotel. But throughout the years and lack of maintenance it has gone downhill dramatically. There are cracks and broken concrete throughout the hotel, half of the lights in the hallways do not work, water leaks from the ceiling air conditioning system and also from the light fixtures in the lobby where it drips on the furniture and people trying to relax in the area. We have stayed in much older hotels throughout Mexico that are in much better shape. I am not speaking of the hotel decor which is stuck in the early 90's and never been updated, just overall structural issues. Lack of general everyday maintenance has ruined this grand structure. We walked throughout the hotel and the deterioration is disheartening. We will not return. Our vacation and my 60th birthday celebration, which was Friday the 30th, was a total disaster.

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