The Grand Isla Navidad Resort

Email | Share |

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 Café, 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 Café - 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
Based on 596reviews
What to expect

TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Amazing 5 Star Resort
Danny P, Eastvale, California
Mon Jul 30 13:28:19 EDT 2018
This place is truly paradise! The grounds, the staff, the food everything is just top notch! There were a few of us that went and we all had an amazing time. We stayed for 5 nights and we had a great time staying around the resort because it is just amazing, soo much to do. Barra de navidad is just a water taxi away for 30 pesos. I cant wait ti go back with all of my family!!

Live the Splendour of a Great Spanish palace by the Sea
CarlosCli, Mexico City, Mexico
Mon Jul 02 18:29:53 EDT 2018
I've been to this beautiful resort for the last 4 years and I always go back with great anticipation and excitement. A magnificent property facing the Lagoon with a calm private beach, lush gardens and a main dinning room with awesome views. Rooms are spacious and elegantly furnished. Some of the suites face the yacht club and marina. Come to enjoy this lovely retreat for a rich experience of peace, fun and relaxation inside a Spanish Mansion Hacienda.

Comentario de Servicio
Sun May 27 06:42:40 EDT 2018
As part of a group attending to a wedding, I had the best service at La Plazuela restaurant by Gustavo Magaña. On the second day of luch, we were incorrectly informed about the a la carte menu. Gustavo was apologetic about the mistake made by another waitress and ensured we were threated with excellent service. He serviced our table more than one day during our stance at this resort, and he was "the best" in customer service. People like him makes you want to come back to this resort. A guest from California

Relax and enjoy the beauty
Thu May 24 19:27:50 EDT 2018
The hotel is beautiful! We drove in and got a bit confused driving through the Isla Navidad security gate. It confused us because on the outside it says "Grand Bay Hotel". The bell hops were very welcoming and offered us tips on the hotel grounds, restaurants in Barra de Navidad, and nearby beaches. After our welcome drinks, we headed to our room. The room was impeccably clean with fantastic views of the marina. The room had a coffee maker, water, mini fridge, TV, sitting area, couch, balcony, and a very comfortable bed. The spacious bathroom had a tub and shower, hair dryer, toilet and bidet. The rate included a buffet breakfast that had everything you can think of, including a smoothie bar. Our server remembered us from the previous morning (we stayed 2 nights) and knew which one of us wanted coffee served. He was very attentive and made his rounds to make sure we were still doing ok. There is a 24 hour ferry that takes you Barra and Colimilla and costs $30MN roundtrip. You pay on arrival. The restaurants in Colimilla close earlier than those in Barra. The offer jet ski rentals, canoes, and other water activities and tours, but we did not partake. They also have tennis courts, but I am not sure if they have rackets and balls to rent. Their beach area is very nice and we sat there one evening to enjoy the sunset. The only disappointment was the two girls at the reception desk who were completely useless. I can't remember their names, but one of them wore glasses. I asked them to please help with the Bancomer ATM machine (behind the bell desk and in front of the reception) because it wasn't giving me cash. She asked the bell hop to help out and he said he had no idea how that works. Why ask the bell hop? We finally figured out on our own that you have to request smaller quantities in order for the ATM to work. The following day, we wanted to go to the pool but the towel person had left. I went to reception, which was a closer walk than going to the room, again the two useless girls. The one in the glasses told me to get it at the pool and I told her that the towel person was already gone. Long story short, I went to my room to get the towels. Aside from that, a wonderful stay.

Beautiful Visit with slight dissapointments
Stephanie P, Calgary, Canada
Fri May 04 11:40:56 EDT 2018
We stayed April 4-11, 2018, first visit to the area. Sunwing reservation and trip. No issues with Sunwing flight. Transfer from hotel to resort. One stop at another hotel before departure to Grand Isla. Arrived at Isla and one luggage missing. After few minutes, concierge found that they dropped off in error at previous resort. Within two hours, luggage was returned. Excellent turn around and service on that point. We were appointed room 700 (smoking allowed). It was the top floor, far corner - perfect location with view of Marina and great sunshine. Large room, king bed, table, sofa, coffee machine and clean bathroom (large as well). With Sunwing, mini-bar not included (so be careful). They only provide 2 small bottles of water per day free of charge, if need to take from mini-bar (39 pesos). At the marina, they have a convenience store that sells 1.5 littres for 20 pesos (fyi). Wi-Fi very poor - hit or miss. Very disappointing. Adult pool, located 10th floor (back side of resort) has no bar (closed). This was a shame given it looked quite relaxing, but far from regular main pool bar to run and get drinks. Very few Canadian/US travelers while we were there - seems to be focused on Mexican families. Buffet Breakfast. Indicates 7am opening, but staff were not prepared to make you eggs at that time. We needed to request (another disappointment). FYI, even though you are on an all inclusive package, they provide you with a bill at the end of each meal for signing (with your names and room number printed). They don't charge in the end, but strange. No issues with this process given it's open to lots of different types of travelers (most are non-all inclusive). Food was good. Buffet is small (perhaps it was low season), but no concerns with choices or anything. Antonio's: Service excellent. Beautiful atmosphere (very rich). Great great food. Lamb out of this world as well as Angus steak. Ambiance very romantic. Tremendously enjoyed our dinners here. Thank you. Japanese Restaurant: Service extremely slow. It took 45 minutes after arriving and after having to ask where our entres were for them to be brought to us. Food arrived, no utensils. Main plate arrived (they didn't have what was on the menu so offered sord fish, which is fine) however it arrived tremendously undercooked. At that point, being very disappointed and hungry, we left and did not book any of our other reservations at that restaurant. Lobby Bar opens at 5. This is where my biggest disappointment lies. Staff unfriendly. Sit around playing on their phones (as a group - 3 or 4 huddled together) paying no attention to customers. I found this behavior unacceptable for an establishment that rates themselves as top notch. They see your all inclusive bracelet and you are done - terrible service and very unfriendly. The piano player plays, which is relaxing, but after 7 nights, you'd think they'd liven up the place. When he was not playing, music videos played on the TV behind the bar (not great music either). We asked for bottled beer and were told we were not allowed because we were on an all inclusive plan - only draft. So they open a larger bottle (same exact beer) and poor it into glasses - very strange. During our stay, it was extremely quiet. Very few people. Pool very cold - too cold to actually swim (my personal opinion). Weather however was absolutely fantastic (mid 40s entire week, not an ounce of rain). Checkout was smooth, except the bill we received. I understand the mini-bar thing (it was clear in Sunwing description), however charges (although small 42 pesos for Antonio's did not reside well). Didn't bother to mention anything, cause it was minimal, but none-the-less, bothered me. Reception/main attendant excellent service and behavior - Thank you. I will not likely return only due to the fact that I don't typically go back to same resort after I've been, however if you are looking for a quiet holiday, a chance to reconnect with someone and don't mind the solitude, then I would recommend this resort.

The comments and opinions on this Ratings and Reviews section of our website are the views and opinions of TripAdvisor members and AppleVacations.passengers. They are providied 'as is' and we accept no responsibility for any loss, injury, inconvenience or other damage resulting from this information. You should verify critical information (for example passports and visas, and customs) with the relevant authorities, and review our Fair Trade Contract and Things To Know Before You Go (including our Health and Safety Tips For Travelers) before you travel.
Be the first to know! Sign up for email deals. Subscribe