Hotel Overview

2019 Resort Added Values
Golf: Unlimited golf at Flamingos Golf Course (restrictions apply; mandatory golf access fee additional, valid through December 15, 2019).
Free Weddings: Restrictions apply - see
Honeymoon: Chilled bottle of domestic champagne, chocolate covered strawberries, guaranteed king bed, romantically decorated suite upon arrival, and special in-room towel arrangement daily (restrictions apply*).

Marival Distinct Luxury Residences combines luxury accommodations and services, over-the-top included activities, and unsurpassed value in Nuevo Vallarta. Far more than a hotel, this is your "home-away-from-home", where your every need is right at your fingertips.

There are 162 spacious, elegantly-appointed Residences & Villas with fully equipped living, dining, and kitchen areas, one to four bedrooms, and 1400 to 3900 square feet of comfort. Stylish bedrooms provide the perfect resting places with fine linens, pillow menus, and marbled bathrooms. Multi-bedroom residences feature bathrooms in every bedroom. Comfortable living rooms with full entertainment centers are great for watching the big games. The fully equipped kitchen and dining rooms are perfect when staying home, indulging in the extensive 24/7 room service menu, or arranging for the chef to come to you and prepare dinner. Complimentary water, soft drinks, and beer are stocked in the fridge.

Marival Distinct Luxury Residences features an all-inclusive package with all meals served a la carte, featuring gourmet specialties for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner, and national and premium brand drinks. Enjoy the Brunello International Wine & Lobby Bar, and the Insu Sky Lounge on site. In addition to everything offered by Marival Distinct Luxury Residences, guests have full access to Marival Emotions Resort & Suites, including shuttle service. Enjoy unlimited/no reservations ˆ la carte dining at specialty restaurants (three on-site plus six at nearby Marival Emotions Resort & Suites).

Enjoy a free tennis clinic, then let yourself go into a world of relaxation at the spa, with an international menu of nine World Spa treatments from Bali to Turkey! Find yourself on a blissful and sensual journey to total rejuvenation. At night, enjoy the private Beach Club on the most beautiful beach in Nuevo Vallarta. Enjoy a quick golf cart ride or short stroll to your private ocean-side world featuring fine cuisine, exotic beverages and service extraordinaire!

Marival Distinct Luxury Residences offers world-class spa treatments and unlimited golf. Indulge yourself! Enjoy this luxury getaway located in Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit.

*Proof of marriage is required at check-in. The anniversary package is offered exclusively within 30 days before or after marriage date. The honeymoon package is offered up to 30 days after marriage date. Rooming List must be remarked as Honeymooners or Anniversary.


Riviera Nayarit - Beachfront
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico - Gustavo Diaz Ordaz (PVR) : 15 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 2009
Floors: 6
Total rooms: 169


Hotel Details

Onsite Dining

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General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies: Check-in Policy:
Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy:
Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy:
This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

Transfer Policy:
A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information:
Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price. Minimum night stay restrictions may apply. Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel. Rates are exclusive to US residents.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 star tripadvisor rating 3030 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Wonderful time at Marival Residences

    The grounds are lovely and well kept. The rooms are really like small apartments. They do smell a bit musty, which is understandable because it's so humid there. The washer and dryer worked perfectly; do be sure to bring your own detergent and dryer sheets. No coins are necessary. The bed was very comfortable; apparently there is the opportunity to request a particular type of pillow, but we had brought our own. It's super sweet that they have a couple cans of 7up, club soda, and pepsi lights, as well as, some small bottles of Corona beer the fridge which they will replenish daily if you like. They also provide purified water. They offer a turndown service and bring a little cookie for each occupant. The food is very, very good. I must mention a few of the servers...Angela Jimenez was just the most delightful gal. She made her special cappuccino for me each morning. She was usually paired up with Fernando. These two became a sort of comfort zone for us. I asked to be seated in their zone each time I was there. She and I would both light up when we saw each other! Now, I must say that I love chiliquilles! and they have many on the menu, but the best to me was making my own at the station outside!! In addition to all the lovely things on the menu and at the buffet area (you can do both at breakfast!!) Pilar Flores was such a little bit of sunshine. Nearly each morning she was stationed at the quesadilla making station. I enjoyed her chicken and poblano quesadillas, but more that that, I enjoyed seeing her around the hotel, hugging her, and waving at her daily. Elena Perez who also served us, has the sweetest smile. Benjamin, might be in training, but he was so sweet and eager to help. Carlos, the chief concierge, was such a comfort to us. He happened to ride with us on our bus from the airport to the hotel. He answered all my ridiculous and many questions. I felt so much more prepared after hearing his good advice. When I would see him at the hotel I felt I could ask him anything. He never seemed too busy to listen. Keep in mind that this was an all-inclusive resort, and the workers are surely aware that we will be tipping them, so perhaps their kindnesses were due to that. Still, maybe Marival Residences has chosen some people who have a gift at being helpful and sweet. Be prepared to tip. Dollar bills are very valuable to have on hand, though having the ability to charge tips to your room is also handy. all in all, this is a great place to vacation. Keep in mind that the sister resort is literally moments away. The shuttle runs regularly. There are great places to eat there too. Mozzamare...yes you need reservations...Make them! It's very good. The beef carpaccio is beyond delicious. They even made me a blue hawaii :) Julio was just a sweetheart. He and Pedro, who served our table took such good care of us...helping with recommendations. It was super fun to go there. By the way, lunch at Mozzamare the next day with Ricardo and his recommendations was awesome! Oh I must say that at the insurance sky bar, Gabriel had such a gentle way about him. We felt really well-cared for. The bartender at Insu was so eager to make me the very drink I wanted. He made a lovely mango martini with something like tarjin around the rim. Juan Carlos served us at the pool more than once. He was very attentive without being under foot. Oscar (or Carlos?) also at the pool, was just a fun guy! He served us really well. Swimming in the pool, or really walking in the pool was so nice, the water is a perfect temperature. Going to the gym each morning was perfect!! The man who works there is easy to be around and helpful when it's needed. There's a super sweet guy who walks around with the hawk that keeps the birds at bay...he's pretty easy to chat with. We made some memories there at Marival Residences, and enjoyed it very very much. It costs some money, but it's nice and relaxing. Be prepared for extreme heat and humidity. The rooms are cool, and that's a wonderful thing, for sleeping is easy there. Getting to the beach is a snap, and the water is warm. The lounge chairs and umbrellas are plentiful and available for free. The lobby gift shop has a great gal who helped my husband pick out cigars :) A taxi ride to the airport was 12 dollars plus tip, we were told that Uber can't pick you right outside the hotel. The taxi was perfect. There are lime scooters for rent and bikes to check out for free. Have fun!

    Nov 13, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Wonderful Resort!

    Great hotel, with really spacious suites and excellent food quality. Outstanding service in all restaurants, especially Wenceslao and Lamberto from Lemongrass!! Made us feel at home and they were attentive to cater us at every moment. Loved it!

    Nov 12, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating

    I believe I have reviewed the Marival in the past but this latest experience came seven years after our last one. There were many reasons that brought us back to the Marival once more other than the fact that this resort is definitely amazing! My father passed away a few months ago and would have turned 93 on November 2nd. When he passed, I wanted to celebrate what would have been his birthday in the place my parents loved the most in the world, the Marival. Additionally, my husband had been wanting for us to have a family vacation down south with our grown children. What I did not know is that the 'Day of the dead' is celebrated in Mexico between October 31st and November 2nd and is a huge celebration. This was synchronicity as my father was born on the official 'Day of the dead' and the staff who have known my parents for many many years, honoured my dad at the hotel altar. This to say that this gesture speaks to the personal attention this Hotel gives to their clientele and never forget their repeat customers and ALWAYS make them them feel special and as if the Marival is their home away from home. No request is too much or too big. The staff is trained in the highest level of customer service and the Management staff are the most amazing role models for the personnel on the site. The new addition for us this year was the private beach on the premises and the fabulous restaurant and bar the 'MozzaMare'. All I can say is WOW! Congratulations on this fabulous brainchild which the whole staff took on heart and soul to the clientele's delight! America, Carlos, Jorge and, pardon me for not mentioning everyone, gave us personalized service and made us feel special every single day. All of the staff at the pool, the bellboys, Jerry, who was particularly polite and professional, went over and above for us everyday. Daphne is the General Manager and runs the place with an iron fist in a velvet glove and although she works very hard, she looks younger and as energetic as ever. Reggie is a fireball of inspiration and delight who knows all the clientele by name and does not hesitate to come to the rescue when needed. Carlos is the consummate concierge, calm and efficient and has a fabulous back-up in Jennifer who I foresee having a bright future in the tradition of the Marival. I cannot say enough about our last visit except that we were off season and did not have access to the LemmonGrass for evening meals which considerably reduced our evening meal options as the MozzaMare was not open every night but this should not be an issue for travellers that are in-season. Thanks to the Head Chef of all resorts, Alfredo, whose inspiration and creativity guarantees that your palate will dance with pleasure and delight! I would like to extend a personal thank you to the whole team for making this particular holiday memorable and we look forward to coming again soon!

    Nov 11, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great hotel, Great Service

    Stayed a week at Marival Distinct and loved the property and the service. Octavio is the best poolside waiter, he was always prompt and took great care of his customers. Loved our ocean view room and the convenience of having multiple restaurants to have meals.

    Nov 10, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Service second to none

    Just spending another week at this amazing resort and were instantly reminded of the reason we came back. The staff are amazing, they treat you like family and keep you coming back. From the moment you arrive you are greeted by Tony and his team and everything is promptly taken to your room. The servers at the restaurants are so attentive and friendly. Olga at Omaggio is incredible, and who could forget the smiling faces of Fernando and Guillermo. Guillermo is an absolute gem and makes you feel like royalty every time you pass him. At the beach club we were waited on the hardest workers at the resort. Jorge was relentless in his pursuit of comfort for us. Victor and Ernesto, what can anyone say about these two? It’s absolutely amazing how quickly and efficiently they can bring you drinks and food. They are blazing up and down the sand in blistering sun and never miss a beat. Victor absolutely astounded us this time with his speed and pleasant manor. Can’t wait to come back again!

    Nov 09, 2019
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