This will be my second trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico this year. I didn't make a blog post in May when we made our last trip out here as work and personal life have been sure keeping me busy, I'll be sure to post all about Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta this time around when I will be there next week.
Vidanta, is a hotel group of luxury resorts and vacation properties in 7 Mexico locations: Nuevo Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, Acapulco, Rivera Maya, Puerto Penasco, and Mazatlan. Founded by Daniel Chavez Moran a real estate developer that started the group opened the first luxury vacations club in 2010 with 5 brands in Nuevo Vallarta.
We first found out about Grand Luxxe Residence Club earlier this year when my fiance and I were looking at properties to visit using our timeshare and exchange network through Interval, much to our surprise, this hotel was also recently featured on the featured in 2017 season of ABC’s summer reality series, Bachelor in Paradise. It is such a beautiful property set on 2,500 acres that includes 4 other hotel brands: The Grand Bliss, The Grand Mayan, Mayan Palace, and Sea Garden. Grand Luxxe guests are able to access 27 pools, 40 restaurants, a Nicklaus Designed Golf Course, 2 spas (Brio & Spatium), Live music nightly at Santuario, and 9 miles of raised wooden pathways around the resort.
So now that we have been there before, what did we decide to pack when vacationing for a week at Vidanta's Nuevo Vallarta, Grand Luxxe Resort? Well the first thing you need to know about Grand Luxxe is the property is not easily accessible and you cannot drive to your building. Instead, there is a main drop off area for taxi's, shuttles, and an area to drop off your rental car (if you have one) and you drop off your luggage with the bellmen and you take a golf cart to your property building . It takes about 10 minutes to drive out of the property along a windy path through the golf course and a security entrance/exit. So Vidanta doesn't make it easy for those Walmart/Costco trips. Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta has a small grocery market which isn't expensive but its not cheap either located in the La Plaza which is centralized to nearly all the vacation properties. Knowing thisn now, we decided to bring some of our own goodies to this vacation. Here is what we decided to bring: