Really enjoyed this resort, will definitely stay here again. Rooftop views and sunsets and the rooftop bar are amazing. Stayed in the 2 bedroom, 3 bathroom suite, huge space, separate thermostat for each room so everyone can be comfortable. Huge balconies on the rooms in the tower. Very nice.
The 2 highlights of this resort:
#1: Activities with the coolest activity leader around, Erik! Kept us in shape with tons of volleyball on the beach and in the pool. Highly recommend kayaking with him.
#2: The Sky Lounge! Absolutely beautiful and the reason we chose this resort. The sunsets are AMAZING!! Nice lighting, good service, and great vibes.
The service here was good. Sergio, Pedro, and Angel (not sure about the spelling lol) were awesome! Super friendly and welcoming! Everyone was very kind and, even though they didn't all speak English, they were able to understand what we wanted and there was always someone around who could translate.
The food was hit and miss. Drinks were good. Room service wasn't the best though.
Concierge was super helpful. They offered us a timeshare presentation in exchange for a zipline tour and snorkle tour which was awesome.
On the last day the Bell Boys offered to hold our stuff so we could enjoy the pool and beach for the rest of the day after we checked out. They had a hospitality room for us to use after so we could shower before we left. Very accommodating.
Overall, it was an awesome experience! Some restrictions due to COVID, but it wasn't too noticeable. We were there for 1 week which was a bit long for us, but the activities kept us in shape and we had a great time!
I've been to this resort a few times. It's one of my favorites in PV. I like the food, tons of variety and flavor, better alcohol for drinks then most places which makes for less hangovers. Rooftop sky bar is our favorite, not something you see with many resorts
With COVID they have taken many precautions to make it very safe on the resort. Something i think we all think about when leaving home. The BIGGEST reason i love this resort is the staff. They make our stay so special. David the concierge manager chatted with me before i got there and answered my questions about upgrading to a large tower suite, then was awsome once we arrived making sure everything was petfect for us.
Fabriccio the bartender was THE BEST we were there for 9 days and he always went way out of his way to make our stay absolutely amazing, he'd run to the othe side of the resort to get the tequila we like if he was out at his bar. He'd help me learn some spanish during his down time. Bring us little peanut snacks from the bar. When id plan to travel outside of the city he'd tell me which areas are safe vs not quite. Of course all the wait staff were awesome but Fabriccio was just a really genuine person, looking to help anyone regardless of how much they tip. Not to mention his drinks were excellent! His English was really good he's a really personable and talented bartender. We'll for sure be looking for him next time we stay at the resort. Thank you to everyone for another amazing vacation. Te veo pronto!
My Wife and I have stayed here 5 different times. I cannot say enough about all of the staff who work there, they are so nice and friendly, try to accommodate all your needs. Location is great, about a 30 to 45 minute walk (along the waterfront or the road to downtown.
Breakfast is great at the restaurant and the snacks yo can order by the pool are great.
Regarding COVID-19, this resort takes it very seriously and everyone is masked up and hand sanitizers were readily available.
Farmacias' right across the road from main entrance as well as an OXXO where you can buy water.
There is also a liquor store about 100yds to the left of the resort.
Pool Bar waiters, Hector and Pedro speak excellent English and go out of there way to help you.
Cab ride into town for 4 people about !20 pesos.
Highly recommend this resort. Try to get a room in the Tower with an Ocean View and make sure you visit the Rooftop Bar to appreciate the sunsets.
My wife, brother, and two other couples recently returned from a ten-day vacation at the Plaza Pelicanos Grand. This was my family's second visit to the Grand, and our third visit to a Pelicanos resort. We utilized the "all inclusive" option.
We seriously considered cancelling the vacation because of COVID, but we concluded that it was relatively safe to visit Puerto Vallarta. The resort was cleaned and sanitized frequently, and social distance policies were in place. While there were some lapses in mask enforcement, we felt safe. I would have given a five stars review had management enforced the mask policy better.
My wife and I had two couples massages. The spa services are provided by accommodating professionals and are a real value.
The rooms and suites are clean and comfortable. Washers and dryers are available. Buffet breakfast, lunch, and dinner was consistently good. The Resort offers a dinner option at La Flor de Calabaza served by uniformed servers which is included in the all-inclusive. Presentation of the themed, five-star dinners was outstanding.
I made special arrangements for a birthday dinner that was served on the beach with all of the flourishes of an indoor dinner--only with an unforgettable sunset. All of our servers were fantastic. Martin was a real gem. Efficient and friendly, Martin's objective was to provide the best service possible. He and his colleagues exceeded that objective. Martin and Francisco were skilled at serving Spanish and/or Mexican Coffee.
Many of the staff remembered us from last year. We felt like family. The wait staff by the pool were a lot of fun. Pedro and Victor kept all of us laughing and well oiled during the day. The rooftop Sky Lounge offers breathtaking views of the stars, sunset, and pool. The bartender went out of his way to provide top notch service. One minor complaint is that the bars do not stock bourbon. Canadian Whiskey is an acceptable alternative (I guess).
We look forward to doing this again next year. We wholeheartedly recommend the Pelicanos Grand.