Manzanillo

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 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.
HOTEL LOCATION
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.
Address: BARRA DE NAVIDAD
JALISCO
JAL

MX
Local Phone: 011-52-315-35...
Fax: 011-52-335-56071
HOTEL FACILITIES
Barber / Beauty Salon
Car Rental
Concierge
Currency Exchange
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Physician on Call
Shopping Mall Nearby (45 minutes)
Pools
Number of Pools: 3
Outdoor Pools: 3     
There are three outdoor swimming pools, one of which has a swim-up bar.
Golf: NEARBY
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
Tennis
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
HOTEL DETAILS
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
ROOM TYPES
DELUXE RUN OF THE HOUSE GRAND
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
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
Satellite
DELUXE RUN OF THE HOUSE
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
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
Satellite
DELUXE RUN OF THE HOUSE
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
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
Satellite
DELUXE RUN OF THE HOUSE GRAND
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
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
Satellite
DINING
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:
Grand Café - The casual Grand Cafe serves breakfast, lunch and dinner beneath a vaulted ceiling and on an outdoor terrace with dramatic sea views.
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.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Golf, Tennis, Fitness Center.
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
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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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Excellent Resort
Bernard W, Phoenix, Arizona
Wed Oct 03 17:22:56 EDT 2018
We stayed for a week beginning September 15 through September 22. We were fortunate to be upgraded to a Parlor Suite by the hotel based upon our status with our online travel agent. Overall, I would give four stars for this resort. The grounds and rooms are excellent but have to deduct a star since the property and rooms could use some renovations. The lobby shows a plaque which I believe commemorates the opening of this hotel back in 1992. Based upon the set up in the rooms, I can see that the design and technology is from that era. There were a lot of dings and scratches on the doors and furniture, along with some minor things, such as light bulbs not working, a pillow smelling very damp and somewhat moldy or one of the TV remotes not working. That said, those things didn’t detract from our stay, and would still highly recommend this resort. Our Parlor suite was a one-bedroom suite with a living room, a bedroom, two full baths and a kitchen nook. The master bath had a separate shower and large bathtub with dual sinks. A separate room had a toilet and a bidet. The handle for the cold water on the bidet could not be turned, only the hot. The kitchen nook had nothing except a locked honor bar refrigerator. I echo the thoughts of a past reviewer that the use of the refrigerator should be open to all. You can go down and put a deposit on your credit card to get someone to unlock the refrigerator. If you do not take any of the drinks you are not charged. It shouldn’t be this difficult. The grounds and the Marina were excellent, except there were two boarded up half abandoned buildings by the tennis courts. There are three small main pools with two slides connecting them. Don’t get excited about the slides, they are short and need more water to push you. There is the adults pool up on the highest level by the Presidential suites. There is also a small hidden pool at a lower level by/behind the marina stores. There was no one in either pool. Wifi was not available in our room, available in the lobby and bar area. To our surprise the wifi worked by the main pool across from the bar which in reality was 2 floors right below the lobby. One of the reasons we really enjoyed our stay was that it was low season. No exaggeration, from Monday through Friday, this 199 room resort probably had about 20 guests. It was almost kind of spooky like a warm version of “The Shining”. A large resort with almost no one around. But that also made it so peaceful for us. During the week there were only a few of us at breakfast, if not just the two of us and there might have been only 6 people in the three pools the entire afternoon we were there a few days during the week. Eighty percent of the time it was just us two guests in or around the pool with 2 or 3 workers at the bar, about 5 people in La Plazuela and 1 or 2 people at the towel desk. I really think there were more people working there than guests. Weekends there were more from nearby areas who checked-in. A downside was that although they had a small building (approaching the ferry dock) touting their available watersports, there was never anyone in that building. We could see the wave runners, sailboats and kayaks beached on the lagoon, but no one seemed responsible for them except on our last day, a person at the pool towel hut asked us if we had any interest. Although I am fairly certain that had we asked, they would have found someone. Another downside to the low season was that basically it was only La Plazuela restaurant that was open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. During the weekend Grand Café was also open. We only did breakfast at the hotel since it was included in the package and it went from 6am to noon. On the weekends, there was a good breakfast buffet in the Grand Café, while during the week our breakfast was ordered off a menu with about 12 items which was excellent. Would say that the buffet was 4 stars, while ordering off the menu was 4.5 stars. In terms of service, the people were generally very friendly. No one I can remember was dour. Would say service was very good to excellent, nothing I can think of was negative, from the front desk, wait staff, housekeeping, pool personnel and the boat shuttle attendant. It is a short 30 peso roundtrip ride to Barra, maybe two minutes across. Although there is a small convenience store in the marina, their prices are somewhat higher, but in US dollars a one liter bottle is maybe 50 cents more than in Barra. Would recommend, Simona’s and El Manglito in Barra for food. Pancho’s for a cheap drink and snack for sunset viewing. Overall would highly recommend, but can’t give it more than four stars as it could use a refurbishment and update.

Exceptional and secluded Resort and Marina on the "cheerful coast (costa alegre)" Mexico
Jon H, Mazatlan, Mexico
Sun Sep 30 11:27:01 EDT 2018
Hard to imagine anything, anywhere, better than this! A moderately priced top class Resort in the most beautiful coastal area imaginable located 35 miles north of Manzanillo. Three swimming pools, tennis courts, a gym, 27 hole championship golf course, wonderful service, and excellent food, amid a secluded and breath taking setting. Catch water taxi's (they come into the Marina every 5 minutes), for a short ride across the estuary to Barra de Navidad, and experience true Mexican coastal town living, where buses (local and long distance) will take you anywhere you wish to visit in Mexico.

nice place
Igor S,
Sat Sep 29 04:54:57 EDT 2018
Nice resort. Little bit hard to get to, but once you there you relax. The rooms are well decorated with a view of the marina. The food was good. Breakfast selection could be better, since its 4 Diamond property. One suggestion , We only stayed 1 night, I live near by, and often stay for 1 or 2 nights in near by resorts, you should consider the access to the Antonios restaurant regarding the length of stay. Right now you have with 2 nights minimum. When you arrive at 4pm and your check out is at 12pm next day, the last thing you want to hear is this is not included, room service is an extra charge, some seafood and steaks are extra charge, since I selected All incluisive package. Other than that is a nice resort.

Hidden Gem on the pacific coast of Mexico
Corinne B,
Thu Sep 06 09:04:15 EDT 2018
This hotel is absolutely beautiful, the staff is exceptional and the surroundings make you feel like you are part of the rich and famous. The little beach towns in the bay make up for the fact that this resort has a small beach. The little town of barra is magical with food and music at every turn and the people are fabulous. I could live here forever.

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!!



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