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If you expect the very best in accommodations but prefer not to spend a fortune on them, we have two perfect options. Grand Bliss is one notch above Grand Mayan for just a little more money. A bit bigger, quieter, and better amenities. Grand Luxxe is the top of the line Mayan resort brand with all the service and amenities and room you could hope for.

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Excellent Vacation thanks to John and Linda. We were extremely last minute in booking a 1br at the Grand Mayan Riviera Maya for Spring Break. Less than 3 weeks before departure and John came through with a reservation.Having already known the lay of the land we were crossing our fingers and hoping for the best. Well thanks to John our accommodations Were Superb!! Building #2 with membership bracelets to the exclusive Luxxe beach club. Awesome! I have already begun referring Mayan Rental to friends and family. Without a doubt we are satisfied clients!!
Rosie  Mineola, NY  April 22, 2015 4:16 am
We just returned from a 1 week vacation at the Grand Luxxe Riviera Maya. We stayed in a 2 bedroom villa and we all hated to leave and can't wait to return again next year. When I was looking around the intenet to rent a unit I had read a few horror stories where people had booked on line and got scammed out of their money. With my scepticism I had contacted John several times to ask him questons and asking for proof he was legit. John had me contact the management at the Grande Luxxe and they assured me that they knew Mr Jameson and that I indeed had been booked into a 2 bedroom Villa. I was so nervous giving my money to a complete stranger in another country. Well I can honestly say that my family had the best holiday that exceeded our expectations 10 fold. We had stayed in the Grand Mayan before but never at the Luxxe. From the minute we arrived and I had a mimosa in my had in the lobby at the check in desk, I knew i did good. We had a 'platinum package' with our unit that include 16 rounds of golf, 2 massages and free internet. It also included transportation from the airport and a private butler to assist us in anyway. We could have pre selected our pillow type and even had groceries prebought and waiting for us. Our suitcases could be unpacked and packed for us. Even ironing was included. Shoe shining available. We could have even made reservations for golf, tennis and restaurants before our arrival. We were treated like royalty and we felt very 'special' We had never been treated with such attentivness and courtesy in our lives. Another luxury of being at the Luxxe included the fantastic burgers at the Luxxe pool and the new pool area called the Beach Club. The food at the resort is all amazing no matter where you go. The shuttles were always immediately called for us wherever we wanted to go. The pools are incredible, the food is incredible and the staff are incredible. The excursions dept helped us to ride camels and go ATVing and speedboating at Maroma Beach. They also booked our seats for Cirque du Soleil. My daughters and my free massages were by far the best we have ever had. And my husband and son loved the free golf. Our villa was huge and simply incredible. The grounds are immaculant and the gardens breathtaking. My hat goes off to you and I thank you Mr Jameson for your professionalism and helping us to have one of the best famiy vacations we have ever had. We will not hesitated to use your services again and can't wait to return next year. Thank You!!!
Denise D'Arcy  Calgary  March 30, 2015 9:43 pm
Our family had a wonderful Christmas vacation at The GrandLuxxe Riveria Maya . The resort is Five Star decadence. Looking forward to next year.
The Costigans  Kinston Ontario Canada  January 12, 2015 10:43 am
Stayed in the Grand Mayan in Riviera Maya Christmas 2014... This is the second time I worked with John. In one sentence: John takes care of everything for you. He is professional, timely, doesn't spam your inbox or chase you. its one phone call, one payment and you're done. I couldn't ask for an easier process. Thank you and goodluck in 2015! Sammy
Sam Mosseri  Brooklyn NY  January 6, 2015 1:19 pm
Our stay at the Grand Mayan exceeded all of our expectations! We had a wonderful time with our extended family. We plan to come back soon!
Z. and I. Koren  Amherst, MA  December 29, 2014 12:40 pm
Thank you John - It was a great room very close to the huge pool. Room was well equipped and well maintained. There were eight (8) of us and everyone had a great time. You helped to make it happen. Thank you for great memories.
Doug & Lupe Bowling  Virginia, U.S.A.  September 27, 2014 3:57 pm
We made and excelent choice, the Hotel and the service were what we expected for.
Gearardo Parés  Guadalajara,Mex.  August 4, 2014 8:06 pm
I just want to tell you that we had the most amazing time. I'm so pleased with the service we received from you regarding our past booking at the Grand Mayan. It was wonderful! There were no surprises and you represented everything accurately. Thank you so much.
Kathy Abbott  New Lenox, Illinois  February 4, 2014 7:43 pm
We had a fantastic time staying for one week at the Grand Luxxe in a studio. It was our first trip to the resort and we were very pleased with our room which was very large with a stunning view of the resort and the bay. We enjoyed several rounds of golf, the pool, the beach and the food at the resort was also very good. We will come back to the resort.
Sue Armbruster  Annapolis Maryland  January 20, 2014 9:45 am
Wonderful experience. Most beautiful beach in the world, Acapulco. First class hotel. Great! I want to go back as soon as possible.
Maria Virginia Mathus Torre  Estado de mexico  January 12, 2013 9:58 pm
Our family had a fabulous time at the Mayan Palace, Mayan Riviera. Thebuildings are quite spread out, so requesting units 1-8 ahead of time is helpful as they are closer to the beach and pool area. We enjoyed the restaurants. golf course and resort trips! Plan to return next year.
Sue Stevenson Brown  Calgary, Canada  January 12, 2013 5:29 pm
We spend our new years vacation is grand mayan at riviera maya. The resort is spectacular, the hotel is great (great service althought it was full). And very happy that our friends from maya rental delivered exactly what they promised.
Victor Moreno  Puebla Mexico  January 7, 2013 11:28 am
Just spent the Christmas holidays at the Bliss Resort which is next to the Mayan Palace. This building is very new it is not even on the map. It was a beautiful one bedroom, very spacious. This resort is very big but has everything for the perfect beach holiday. The pools are the nicest I ever seen and I agree with all other comments about the staff at the resort, they were wonderful. Would definitely go back. Thank you John for your very competent help.
Andree Piche  Turks and Caicos  January 5, 2013 6:37 am
We spend a wonderful vacation at the Grand Bliss Puerto Vallarta, the room with an spectacular ocean view on a 7th floor was just fabulous, sunset at the terrace with a glass of wine was great. The food in all the restaurants, specially at the Mexican Restaurant "Epazote" in the Grand Luxxe was great. The people working at the pools, restaurants and bars, always extremely friendly and courteous providing a great service. Nevertheless, a few things to remark, water temperature in all the pools except the ones located at the Grand Luxxe were cold, for some reason (I guess to save money) they only heat a few of them. Transportation was a real problem, the electric golf cars were insufficient to transport all the people and sometimes we needed to wait long 15 minutes.
Francisco R Franco  Houston TX  January 3, 2013 10:06 am
My thanks to John and Linda for their attention to detail in regards to my trip to Grand Mayan Acapulco.Ocean view ,room and personal service gets a 10/10 as does Mayan Rental.Cheers !
Glenn  Qatar  September 27, 2012 9:39 am
I am so grateful to the Lord for crossing paths with John and Linda , your services are great! We did not have any problems at all at Ck-in. We rented 5 -2 bedroom units for a large family, as my nephew got married at the Grand Mayan Riviera Maya in Cancun and it was GREAT!! That's been the Best Vacation we've ever had. The resort was beautiful and amazing with great pools and restaurants, we stayed in Building 6 and it was perfect, we love to walk and we enjoyed the nice walkways, even though their Transportation would pass by every 10-15 min, we preferred to walk. The Staff was marvelous, they made you feel like royalty, it was unbelievable! We enjoyed every minute of it. We can't wait to go back!! What a Blessing, for such a great vacation and great weather! God Bless You John & Linda!!
Gladys Cantu  Wisconsin  September 21, 2012 2:22 pm
Our trip to the Riviera Maya several weeks ago was fabulous. My siblings and our parents took the trip to celebrate our parent's 60th wedding anniversary. The Grand Mayan two bedroom suites were perfect, food was beyong fantastic, and staff at the resort very accomodating and helpful. John and Linda of Mayan Rental took care of every detail. Thanks for a great family vacation. We will be back to use Mayan Rental again!
Mary Zoet  Michigan  September 5, 2012 6:21 pm
We speand our time at the gran mayan in riviera maya in 2 units of 2 rooms. Was a great experience and the service from mayan rentals was perfect, adecuate and suportive. Thanks
Luis Prieto  Monterrey, Mexico  August 29, 2012 11:21 am
The Grand Mayan in Riviera Maya - what a fabulous place! Wonderful facility & staff! After experiencing 7 tropical resort vacations in many different locations, the food here was by far the best! Our family had a marvelous time at The Grand Mayan!
Cahoon  Plainwell, MI USA  August 28, 2012 8:36 pm
Hi John We had a great time at Puerto Penasco Mayan Palace not problems with the reservation, our one bedroom suite was great, perfect ocean view excellent service everything went very well. Thank you John
Octavio Lopez  Ontario California  August 3, 2012 3:13 pm
Hi John, Everything went really well on our vacation. We were in building 2, close to the pool and restaurants! We appreciate your help with our reservation and the tips regarding transportation and timeshare presentations. Thanks again,
Darlene Stutts  Beverly Hills, CA  July 31, 2012 4:35 pm
Had a Great time at the Mayan Palace. No problems with the reservation. The room was Great and the service was outstanding. Thanks John!! Dave
Dave    April 19, 2012 9:05 am
We've never had any problems finding accomodations at the Mayan Resorts with JOhn. For us holidays in Mexico in this Resort could not be any better. We own weeks at the Grand Luxxe but whenever we need more time to accommodate the family here is when John comes in. Thank you John and LInda. It's been a pleasure dealing with you guys always.
Maria  calgary - AB Canada  January 23, 2012 1:19 am
Hello John, Everything went well at the Mayan. They had our reservation and we didn´t have any problems. I would certainly recommend your website here in Mexico. Best Regards, Max
Max Jinich  Mexico City  January 8, 2012 8:02 pm
We booked 4 rooms from Mayan Rental for Christmas break 2011 at the Grand Bliss. What a great experience! The rentals went smooth, and the property was absolutely amazing! The rooms could not have been nicer, the facilities more beuatiful, or the vacation so hassle free. We will definately book through Mayan Rental again in the future!
Joshua Kahn - Chicago  Rental for Grand Bliss - Nuevo Vallarta  January 6, 2012 11:13 am
We stayed for New Years week at the Mayan Palace. The resort is really nice, although almost at full occupancy we allways found a shaded spot by the pool. The rooms are great, much bigger and nicer than expected, the back and forth transportation to the Grand Mayan beach front is excellent ans runs every 5 minutes. My two children had a great time. Family activities by the pool and by night are run constantly, bingo, loteria, aqua aerobics were a lot of fun. Prices at the restaurant and shop are ok. Only one but, the cleaning lady does not do the dishes, so I did my share of dish washing during the whole week, since I had borught food for breakfast and snacks.
Gabriela  Mexico  January 6, 2012 10:12 am
We had excellent vacations at the Mayan Palace Acapulco. Everything went smooth as promised and we all enjoyed the different activities the resort offers. I highly recommend this services and I expect to book with you next year... Thanks!
Oliver  Mexico  January 5, 2012 9:48 pm
We got in Bldg 5 which wasn't as close as we'd hoped to the pools, etc. The resort is beautiful, but a bit too large for us.....we frequently got lost. We would have liked more signs around to help us navigate and more information about restaurant hours etc. The excursions were very good and the discounts we got from Vidante made the 3+ hour presentation worth it (not quite the promised 90 minutes!) Overall a good experience and we were very glad to have the one bedroom with kitchenette! Thanks much!
Jill Hodges  California  December 4, 2011 2:07 pm
We had a GREAT experience renting at the Grand Mayan in Riviera Maya. Our experience with Mayan Rental was exactly as advertised. I would rent through you all again, and have already suggested friends to talk to you. Even when we had a small miscommunication about registration, you guys cleared it up quickly and satisfactorily. Thank you so much!
Tim Stevens    November 5, 2011 2:47 pm
as always,excelent vacation and fun,congratulations and thanks
Juan Carlos  San Luis Potosí  August 30, 2011 10:37 am
Thanks to John and Linda for making our family vacation the best one. I highly recommend booking through them. They are great giving you all the information you want and need. Thanks again
Laura Schleusz  San Francisco, CA  August 28, 2011 10:31 pm
We had a lovely time at the Grand Mayan. We got a room in Bldg 2 and it was very clean. The people were very friendly and the excursions from the hotel were excellent.
Maureen Northrop    August 28, 2011 8:18 pm
Nuestras vacaciones fueron increíbles. Instalaciones excelente para todos los gustos. Se recomienda el Grand Mayan a Nuevo!
Ana Fernanda Sandoval  Guadalajara  August 17, 2011 11:19 pm
Gracias John estuvo excelente el servicio del hotel; calificación 10. Saludos Juan Paulo
Juan Paulo  San Luis Potosi, Mexico  August 17, 2011 8:18 pm
The best is the cordiality from John and Linda, Thanks for your help. We really recomended booking with them, very kind people. The hotel is amazing and Nuevo Vallarta is gorgeous. The room, the pool, tobogan, river, service, everything was perfect. Best sunset in the world. Visit Nuevo Vallarta Mexico and book with John and Linda. Go to paradise.
LEONEL MEDINA  MEXICO  August 17, 2011 11:13 am
Thank you again John. This is the third time that we have booked. We have not been disappointed. We highly recommend the services of the Mayan Rental. We have recommended and our friends have used the services as well.
Denise  Canada  July 27, 2011 7:37 pm
This trip was amazing!!!! Thanks to John and Linda for making all the arrangements.. 2 weeks at the Grand Mayan was GREAT!!! Our other Guest that also arranged their booking throug you guys were taken care of as well. The Gran Mayan was a very luxurious place the people took care of us no problem... pools open 24hrs the kids had us going.. Resturants were great.. Can't wait till next year... Thanks From all 12 of us...... John, Elsa, Joleen, Celeste Sanchez Maria, Daniela, Itzel, Gonzales Brenda and Edgar Canales I have a picture i would like to post of you give us a chance.... John Sanchez
John Sanchez & Family  Los Angeles (San Fernando Valley)  July 21, 2011 4:55 pm
The Grand Mayan was Awesome.! We spent a week with four other families, and we had a fabulous time. There was something for everyone! The little kids loved painting and swimming while the older kids loved the pools, beach and activities. All of us spent hours on the lazy river laughing and splashing away. When the evening meels seemed to be catching up with the ladies, the daytime water aerobics felt great. The staff is friendly, the restaurants are great and the atmosphere is festive. This is the best family-oriented resort that we have visited in Mexico or Hawaii. Fun, fun, fun!
Corinne Isaak  Coulee City, WA  April 22, 2011 10:28 am
My wife and I had a very enjoyable two weeks at the Grand Mayan Riviera Maya. Everyone at the Grand Mayan were very helpful and friendly. The pool area was great as well as the poolside restaurant. We really enjoyed all the activities and sites in the area. John and Linda were wonderful to deal with in booking our stay.
Floyd Monen    March 28, 2011 4:05 pm
Mayan Palace in Riviera Maya just okay. Large pool maid service great. It is just very far from everything. Need a cab for everything which runs approx, $20.00 each way.
Carol McGowan  USA  March 28, 2011 9:01 am
Grand Mayan in Playa del Carmen area was excellent. No problems with the water, great food, biggest pool we have ever seen, excellent staff and the rental is a great price compared to a hotel. Will be going back. Place is big, but does not seem crowded, very limited waits and lots of choices. MayanRental is super efficient and there are no problems renting from them. Top shelf people all the way and I am super picky and a snob!
Marc Gouran  Hastings on Hudson, NY  March 27, 2011 9:36 am
We had a great time. Room was beatiful, maid was service was great. The entire staff could not have been more friendly. 85 & sunny every day. I wish I was there now.
John Dunfee  Milwaukee, WI USA  March 27, 2011 7:26 am
Grand Mayan accommodations were very good value, pools are terrific, restaurants and weather were also very good. The condo pitches are oppressive. The 'one hour' presentation lasted 4.5. Hours and they stiffed us in the discount for listening. Left a bad taste in my mouth for the whole experience, since the resort is very nice.
R.c. Wallace  Seattle  February 13, 2011 10:12 pm
You will notice we lost all June to November 2010 Guest book entries when our webhost went out of business. Back up. Back up Back up !!!
Mayan Rental Note  All Over mexico  January 5, 2011 7:46 pm
I just wanted to let you know that my family and I had a great time at the Grand Mayan in Nuevo Vallarta. The resort was great and the staff was very accommodating. We are thinking about Aruba next winter. Do you have properties there? (Note: from MayanRental: Thanks Susan !! Unfortunately, we are only doing Mayan Resorts at the moment , but new ones are coming in Buenos Aires and Dominican Republic, so stay tuned)
Susan Coby  Rye Brook, New York  January 5, 2011 7:44 pm
Just spent Xmas week at the Grand Mayan and had a fantastic time. The staff and rooms were fabulous. The new restaurants were delicious and we cannot say enough nice things about the pool. This is our 3rd time back with our family of 5. The rooms are spacious, kitchen is convenient, and our Walmart run made this vacation even easier and super affordable. We did every excursion possible and can't wait to go again.
Linda rosen  California  December 30, 2010 1:20 am
John was able to book us a unit @ Mayan Palace for Dec 2010 Christmas week at last minute when our previous Christmas vacation plans fell apart. We were skeptical at first but turned out to be the BEST vacation of our life and the most luxurious resort we have ever stayed at. Our children were highly impressed too. They loved the pool at Mayan Palace and the beach is great for surfing. We rode horses in the sand. Staff was excellent, location heaven on earth. If you have never been to Acapulco you must stay at Mayan. Thanks again John!! Kudos to YOU! We had the vacation of a lifetime!!! If you want to see our pics we are on facebook Feel free to email us it you have questions ccgerber@yahoo.com
Christine Gerber  USA  December 29, 2010 9:02 am
We own property at this resort. We were happy to leave Martinsville, Va.!!! This resort is my favorite. We have visited Mexico three times. Great resort, super staff.
Linsey / Mary Farris  USA  December 23, 2010 1:28 pm
I toured this resort with a very nice young gentleman named Seth, and while it may be a top notch facility, I gotta tell you I smell a rat. I was offered $200. cash, a box of cuban cigars, and two bottles of tequila, none of which did I receive. I got back to my resort and found owners who said they NEVER have been paid rent on a unit they did not use, which was a big selling point for the resort. My advice is to stay away...
Scott  USA  May 25, 2010 8:01 pm
Hi John, Just wanted to drop a quick note to say Thank you so much for a great vacation at the Grand Mayan Nuevo Vallarta! Also to mention it "worked in our favor" by checking in on Monday instead of Sun. We thought the room we would get would NOT have the view that we hoped for, boy this time it really worked! We got the TOP FLOOR! So very happy about that! Great resort kids loved the water slide, wave pool, lazy river etc! Great time had by all! Thanks again for ALL your help! We would use you again for sure! Thanks!
Ilene & Bob  Lemont, IL  May 14, 2010 1:28 pm
The Grand Mayan is FABULOUS! The rooms, service, food, and spa were off the chain! I have never experienced anything like this place before and I plan to be back next year!
Lisa  US  May 5, 2010 10:15 am
I wanted to say thank you for the rental of the beautiful Grand Mayan Riviera unit. The resort is absolutely beautiful and we really had a great holiday. Staff is wonderful and grounds and rooms very lovely. Thanks again! Kellie & Ron Neuenfeldt and Family
Kellie Neuenfeldt  Port Coquitlam, British Columbia , Canada  April 13, 2010 9:29 pm
We certainly had a great three-week vacation this year once again. This is the second time we go to Mayan Palace Riviera Maya and it is really good. We never want to return home. Hospitality there is to be pointed out as impossible to be improved, people there are lovely. Regarding the rooms, they are always very tidy and there is always somebody checking if everything is correct. Restaurants such as Tramonto and Gong are unbelievable, their decoration is nice and the food very good, especially the basket of bread at Tramonto, though wines are a bit expensive. Talking about the pool, we had very good time in it, at a certain time it was a bit cold, in February some days were no so warm to enjoy cold water. All in all , we enjoyed our holidays there and we're planning to know how Mayan Palace looks like in Nuevo Vallarta or Acapulco. Thank you for your interest in asking about our vacation. We look forward to being sending our next booking request.
Graciel Giglio  Argentina  April 9, 2010 9:05 pm
I spent a week in February at the Grand Mayan in Riviera Maya with my family in honor of my husband's "special" birthday. Our rooms were next to each other in a good location. The food was exceptionally good and the staff very friendly. Lots to do in the area. Would definitely do it again!
Felice Wyloge    April 1, 2010 3:55 pm
Wanted to let you know what a wonderful vacation we had at the Grand Mayan in Nuevo Vallarta again this year. We were there the last week of January and had friends with us who loved it also. The weather was spectacular, the resort so well maintained, great food and everyone was so friendly. My only recommendation would be not to rely on directions from the hotel staff. We got lost several times in trying to find restaurants by car. We declined attending a timeshare presentation and was never asked again. I will be anxious to see once the construction on the new buildings is completed. It certainly is a resort that has something to offer for everyone. Thanks, John, for all of your help.
Pete and Cindy Wolowic  Spring Grove, IL  March 31, 2010 5:09 pm
Hello John. Yes we enjoyed our vacation in Nuevo at the Grand Mayan. The grounds and the units themselves are top notch. We always enjoy Mexico, the weather the people and the culture in most aspects are second to none. We would like to Thank You for taking advantge of the oppertunity to provide a service like this for all invloved. Even though we are Mayan members and can't get in for various reasons we still have this option of purchasing weeks diirectly from the owners through you. Once again Thank You John, and all the best..> Rod
Rod W.  Alberta  March 30, 2010 7:56 pm
I just wanted to say that John was wonderful to work with booking our vacation to Mayan Palace..We have been many times before so we new that we would love the resort... Best resort in MX in my opinion. A few panics right before the trip and John was WONDERFUL and even called on a non work day to clarify and make sure it was correct. THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH. I would highly recom. this rental agency to anyone at anytime! Very pleased and will use you again. Thanks again for a great vacation.
Marc/Lisa  Boston MA  March 30, 2010 9:47 am
Thank you for the best time ever in Mexico. Your process is the best and the Mayan resorts are great!
Chris    March 29, 2010 11:02 pm
Real good time had by all. We'll be back.
Pete  Connecticut USA  March 27, 2010 10:58 am
Just wanted to say that our month at the Mayan Palace--Marina, Puerto Vallarta, was a wonderful vacation. The facilities were very good, and the staff as always, were excellent. This was our fourth year at this resort,and we look forward to returning in 2011.
Monika Perugini   Northern Ontario Canada  March 21, 2010 7:03 pm
We have just returned from our trip from the grand mayan in nuevo vallarta. What a beautiful place. Would recommend to anyone. People are very friendly, service is extraordinary, view is spectacular. Thank you so much for the use of your time share. Joanne and Bob Forget
joanne forget northern ontario canada    February 11, 2010 8:05 pm
Once again, a great trip to Mayan Palace Puerto Vallarta. It was nice being able to stay in a 2 bedroom this year. I will send friends your way in the future.
C Rogge, Tomah, WI, USA    February 3, 2010 12:51 pm
Hi John: Our holidays were fantastic. We got both weeks rooms with ocean views which was very nice, specially because the Grand Mayan in Nuvo Vallarta is all under construction. It was pretty messy but the Grand Mayan areas, all the pools, the service, amenities etc were as always superb. I would love to keep receiveing your newsletters and updates on the resort. Truly I think is one of the best time share resort we have ever been. We sure plan to return in the near future. OUr friends were totally impressed. Thank you so much John. Maria P aytlf
Maria Calgary Ab Ca    January 31, 2010 4:14 pm
Hi, this is a great website and service. We are Grand Luxxe owners with an A profile which means we can reserve 12 months in advance. We have 2 + 2 with lock off privileges at Grand Luxxe. What is the process for getting on your owners list to offer our unused weeks for rent? Thanks, Brenda Hagman
Brenda Hagman, Cross Plains Wisconsin    January 29, 2010 12:55 pm
Just wanted to thank you for arranging such a wonderful vacation for the six of us. The accommodations were terrific…..and of course we were able to get ocean front views at the Grand Mayan. We’re hoping to repeat this for next year….but the first two weeks of Feb. I might want a second week in the two bedroom suite so I can bring my family. I know this is rather early to discuss it but I want you to be aware of our intentions. Hope you and Linda had a lovely holiday and New Year….. Our best, Ellen & Warren Regent ps……I gave your name to several people….both owners and potential renters.
Ellen Regent, Hastings on Hudson    January 25, 2010 7:32 pm
Our family just returned from a fantastic week at the Grand Mayan in Riviera Maya. Thanks so much for helping make this such a great vacation. A week in the sun is key to stay sane during the Boston winters. Hope all is well.
Andy Fine, Boston MA    March 24, 2009 8:13 pm
We are back from our vacation. The resort was fabulous. It was quiet and safe yet offered plenty of activities for those interested in something other than soaking up the sun. The restaurants were very good and the sushi/crepe place was very good and very reasonable. We were happy with the service personnel too. At one point, my husband gave me some cash (about $100) and left it on the dresser. I failed to get it in my purse and it was left there during the maid service. I had also left a daily tip and when I returned, the $100 was still there. Pretty impressive! As for violence, didn’t notice anything out of the ordinary. I’ve been to Mexico often and found that the number of heavily armed police was much higher in Cabo and Mazatlan. That being said, the traffic and the navigating of the city was troublesome. We did arrange for a personal driver and used someone personally recommended to us. We had a group of 25 (15 of which were kids who thought they were adults) at the Mayan Resorts and this driver’s company included a large suburban plus a couple of cabs. Drivers were all members of his family. We even hired him for a tour of the city where he took us around to the typical sites as well as those sites not generally included. Our tour included his recommended restaurant (fabulous). He picked us up at 4:00; toured us until 6:30 where he dropped us off for a sunset and dinner. Then, he picked us up again and took us to an evening show of the cliff divers. We returned at 10:00 p.m. and his fee was $25 per person excluding dinner. It was great. We also hired the drivers to take and retrieve our kids from the clubs – generally a midnight to 5:00 a.m. stint. I would have been much more nervous had the kids had to get cabs after clubbing every night. So, if your potential guests are worried, I’m very comfortable recommending the resort, the city and especially this driver. The driver information is as follows: edel_genchi@yahoo.com
Linda, Kalamazoo, Michigan    March 17, 2009 8:15 pm
Hi John. I just wanted to thank you. I had another excellent time at the Grand Mayan in Nuevo Vallarta and they were able to combine my two reservations to get a two bedroom suite. Thanks again for everything. I will continue to recommend you to all my friends as you always providing the best service. :-)
Joey Olvera, Carol Stream, Illinois    March 7, 2009 2:17 pm
Thanks John, we're back now and everything went well. No problems. The resort was again great and the new pool area for the Grand Mayan Riviera Maya was quite beautiful. We even happened upon the new suites at the Grand Luxe, they look lovely. Have you seen them? Hope you had a great holiday and thanks for helping make our trip away from the snow so nice.
Ann Hunka    February 8, 2009 3:56 pm
Thank you for making our vacation a wonderful experience, like always the service at Mayan Palace and the Grand Mayan Acapulco (we had guests at both) was excellent, I wish you all the best for the New Year and hope we stay in touch for the next season.
Guenther Weswaldi, Austria    February 5, 2009 12:49 pm
Hi Guys, The Grand Mayan was great!!!! The transportation and check in was perfect!!!! We had a great time. Thanks for your help.
Dan Isdaner, Florida    February 5, 2009 12:46 pm
Just a note from the owner of this guestbook. You will notice a big break in the dates. We had a webhost from May 2008 to Jan 2009 that didn't allow us to have a guest book. We have sent out notices to guests that the guest book is available again. Entries should resume in February 2009, so you can again see how people have enjoyed their Mayan vacations
John Jameson    February 4, 2009 6:52 pm
Hi John: I just got back last night from our trip to the Grand Mayan Resort in Nuevo Vallarta and wanted to thank you for all your help . Our accomodations were just like I expected, the check-in was easy, our stay was fantastic, and everything went smooth at check-out time. There was a mixup with the taxi on one occasion and we were delivered to the wrong place, had to get two more taxis, and were very frustrated by the time we finally got on the boat to take us to our activity. I complained to the Bell Captain, and he was very very helpful and we got a complimentary delivery to the airport for our departure to make up for the prior mess. I was pleased with all he did to accomodate us. All in all, we had a most memorable time and will enjoy reliving the week for a long time. Thank you again for helping to make this week possible.
Jan Hubbard, Eureka, CA    May 15, 2008 3:51 am
Hi John: I have meant to email you prior to this, but I want to tell you that we absolutely LOVED the Grand Mayan Riviera. All the details worked exactly as you had specified. We were able to stay in Building 1, 2nd floor. The service was awesome and the girls (all seniors) were enamored with the facility, pool and beach. We would all return and definitely use your service! When I asked the girls what some of the week's highlights were, they replied, "EVERYTHING!" The rooms were spacious and gorgeous and the maid even picked up after the girls and hung their clothes each day--something they NEVER get at home! (We did tip heartedly for their "over-the-top" attention!) From our perspective as moms, it was a great spring break option. Since it was NOT "all-inclusive," I think healthier decisions were made and it was away from the daily action in Playa and Cancun. There are only a couple things we noted in our evaluations of the property. It would have been nice if some of the nightly entertainment went past 10:00 for the girls--a dj, band or something--about the only thing they could do later in the evening was meet other kids down by the pool. The other thing is that the shuttles around the property were few and far between. They also "color-coded" their shuttles, so often the ones that did come by were not the ones needed. We all thought that a "Disney" approach where the shuttles ran continually to all locations would be beneficial. If people are assigned to buildings 8+, they would have had a completely different experience than we did since the pool, beach and rest of the facilities were quite a hike from those locations. I don't know if the facility looks for your input, but these things would be worthy of attention. Thank you again for helping us through the process and for all of your input and arrangements! Hopefully, we will be able to contact you again soon!
LG, Eden Prairie, Minnesota    March 3, 2008 2:50 am
I've stayed at the Grand Mayan (Cancun) now twice and the Acapulco property once. Each time gets better and better. Between the pool, long walks on the beach and relaxing in our home away from home...what a great way to relax. In Cancun the close proximity to Playa del Carmen and downtown Cancun make it a great half-way point. We have also found some great local restaurants were we had 3 course meals, beer included, for 2 people came to $20. True Mexican flavor
Lisa , Palm Beach, Florida    January 15, 2008 2:46 am
We are owners at Grand Mayan and just finished our first visit to Acapulco. We are also owners at Marriot Grande Vista in Orlando and were amazed at the 5 star beauty and treatment we received at Grand Mayan. The food was superb and well priced, the place was spotless, and the airport is only 5 minutes away.The private small pool on our balcony was so delightful each evening at sunset. The view took our breath away!
Thomas Shanahan, Springfield,Illinois    August 8, 2007 3:47 am
We have just stayed at the Grand Mayan resort 5/19-5/28. The hotel was extremely gorgeous with the Mayans in the entry way was breataking. This was our 1st time in Nuevo Vallarta. The pool view was fantastic. The room was great and spaciouos. However, we did have some complaints regarding shuttle. We were NOT happy that we had to take a taxi to get out of the property or walk to the front gate to grab a bus which we had to pay for. I feel that "if" we come back that would be a priority to us that Shuttle service needs to be included. We visited alot of timeshare presentations and alot of them provided shuttle service to town, Wal Mart, El Centro. Also, we had an issue with towels for the pool. We had to argue many times to get towels just because we didn't have the "card towel", you would think if your wearing a braclet that says the Grand Mayan you should be able to get towels with out having to use a "card towel". We had hard times sleeping also with the bed being as hard as it was. We loved the arts & crafts and activities by the pool. Love the idea you can swim drink & eat while in the water. We were wondering why the Mayan Palace provides Parasailing & the Grand Mayan did not? We wanted to give the highest Thanks to the maids that cleaned the room and ladies that did our laundry, they were very helpful and friendly. Taking in the Wal Mart & a bus ride experience was something to look forward to. Overall we had a great time!
David, sacramento, california    May 5, 2007 3:49 am
I just wanted to drop you a quick note and let you know how much we enjoyed our vacation at the Grand Mayan in Cancun. I want to thank you for all your help in booking this vacation. Before we left for vacation, I had checked the comments on RCI. The complaints were totally unjustified. The resort was beautiful & the nicest resort that we have ever stayed at. Workers were consistenly working around the resort and we were spoiled with both day and night maids. We had huge beautiful rooms and daily access to the spa and fitness center. Resort staff bent over backwards to be helpful. Thanks again! Gail
Gail Wohlscheid, Ionia, MI    May 2, 2006 3:50 am
I took my first vacation to P.V. Mexico this past December 2005. Mexico was really not my first choice of vacation places but I soon found out how wrong I was in not considering Mexico before. We stayed at the Grand Mayan Palace in Nuevo Vallarta for the first 7 days where we enjoyed the fabulous GM Palace grounds, restaurants and pool area, the downtown P.V. shopping (especially the River area shops and all that silver jewelry!!) The grocery chopping at Walmart in P.V. was a surreal experience that is certainly a "must do." We really enjoyed an evening tour to the Las Caletas. The 1 hour boat trip there and back was a blast with rum punches and singing and dancing to the oldies. As we approached the Las Caletas beach we were greeted by a quiet, isolated beach with torches and linen draped tables dotting the beach and hills above. After a exhibition of ancient Mayan dance and drums we enjoyed a fabulous meal under the stars. Later in the week we drove to the "Canopy" zip lines, south of P.V. What a blast....a real "must do" too. The "Canopy", highly recommended to us over the Vallarta tour zip lines, proved to be all it claimed. After our glorious seven days in luxury, we checked out of the GM Palace and drove "to the mountains" to visit San Sebastian. This quaint Mexican village is still authentic and mostly untouched by tourism (which I am sure is soon to come to San Sebastian). We stayed at a lovely inn right on the town square with views of the cobble streets, town gazebo, and village church steeple. We awoke to rooster crowing throughout the village, farmers walking their oxen out to pasture, and children playing in the square. The real treat of this adventure was witnessing a Christmas posada on the night of Dec 16.....where the village children walk the streets signing Christmas songs, and carrying candles, as they go from door to door looking for room in the inn.....just as Mary and Joseph did so many years ago in Bethlehem. This was probably my favorite memory. I also enjoyed Sayolita, a hippy type town, north of Bucerius that boasts great artists, Mexican crafts and folk art, great restaurants and shopping. Overall a great 10 days.....fun, sun, great margueritas,unbelievable food every place we ate, excellent travel partners,and new adventures. Thank you John for arranging such a wonderful vacation....one that I will always remember. Mary
Mary, Michigan    March 1, 2006 2:50 am
LEONEL, LOS MOCHIS SINALOA MEXICO    January 31, 2006 2:51 am
We were a little apprehensive about our first trip to Mexico, but John made the whole process worry-free. The Mayan Palace Cancun is spectacular, and truly deserving of it's 5 star rating. If you're considering a trip to the Riviera Maya,I would strongly encourage you to use John and his service!
John Uplinger, Grand Rapids, MI    January 11, 2006 2:52 am
As Mayan Owners and clients of John's we have made it a point to try and visit the properties a least twice a year.We like to stay current with property upgrades as well as new developments. We have enjoyed all of our visits to Acapulco,Riviera Maya, Puerto Vallarta, Nuevo Vallarta and Mazatlan. We look forward to visitng Puerto Penasco & Cabo San Lucas Mayan resorts. We really like Mazatlan as the staff and people are so very friendly it feels like home. The best Bass fishing in Mexico is a 90 minute drive from the Sea Garden Resort.The Guides are knowledgeable and very helpfull. The beach is beautifull and the meals outstanding. Cuddels to the Panama Restaurant, Angelos at Pueblo Bonito, Casa Country etc etc etc. Oh yes Mazatlan is the Shrimp Capital of Mexico Enjoy ! If you want a relaxing holiday in Mexico just book with FUNSUN Mexico. Heather and David 705-687-3749
Heather & David MacDonald, Gravenhurst Ontario    December 21, 2005 2:54 am
The Grand Mayan in Nuevo Vallarta is AMAZING! We had a two bedroom and a 1 bedroom. John made the rental process a snap. My husband and I took our 3 teenagers and their 3 friends. There was something for everyone! The service and staff are outstanding! (we didn't attend the time share presentation, and were told some people were there up to 3 hours so beware) We went off the resort for a couple of dinners, for a $3.00 cab ride to the Fajita Plantation where they make your dinner at the table the food was very good, and to La Laguna excellent local style seafood. Our favorite restaurant at the resort was the Green Break. We plan on retuning to the Grand Mayan.
Laurie, Walnut Creek, CA    August 9, 2005 3:55 am
The Mayan Palace is a beautiful place to stay. They have a three-tiered pool which is larger than a football stadium and the most gorgeous setting of our whole trip. It is close in proximity to Playa del Carmen which is probably the nicest spot in the area. If you like snorkeling, Cozumel, Playa del Carmen, or Xcaret are the best nearby. Also, you can stay on site and pay a little more and they will take you. Skip Cancun! It is a tourist trap. You can take a shuttle to Playa del Carmen and stay there (best beach around!), ferry to Cozumel, or go a couple of miles south to Xcaret - excellent EcoPark. The Mayan Palace has a nightly entertainment venue which rivals cruise ship entertainment. The room service was the best and probably most affordable way to go. We particularly like their pizzas ($15 for a 16" and feeds family of 4) and breakfast ($6 - $7 each)! My brother and his friend stayed with us one night and then moved on to their week reservation at Casa Maya, a timeshare property in Orlando. They said their was no comparison. The Mayan Palace beat them at everything! On a sad note, we had our backpack stolen on a tour NOT arranged by the Mayan Palace and my husband stopped at the Casa Maya to take care of it. They gave us very bad advice and wasted his time. The concierge at the Mayan Palace gave us much better advice on his return and handled everything (helping us cancel credit cards, call the consulate, etc.) So for piece of mind in any event, they will take care of you! They also have a security box on site, but we never had anything missing from our room. This is our 2nd stay at the Mayan Palace, so from experience, I would never consider staying somewhere else.
Anna Peabody, Fridley, MN    August 8, 2005 3:55 am
Dear John! It was a pleasure to make business with you. What a good deal! A good price, for a very nice place! I already gave your address to some friends and I told them about the good service I received from you. One of them already booked for Mayan Palace with you. Best regards Sergio
Sergio, San Andres Cholula, Mexico    August 8, 2005 3:53 am
We all really loved our vacation week in Mayan Palace Acapulco. Not only was the weather perfect, also the hotel complex was extremely satisying and luxurious. The facilities were clean and in best shape, the restaurants formidable and the pool simply great. Of course, the beach with pure white sand and nice hotel staff taking care of our needs was also fantastic. The only thing we did not really like was the noise from the construction right next to the appartment.
Udo    July 8, 2005 3:56 am
Hi John, Well, I do have a comment for you. We had a great and very relaxing vacation and we will do it again!
Peter    June 15, 2005 3:57 am
We spent the week before Easter at the Mayan Palace in the 2 bedroom suite. There were 6 of us 4 adults and 2 17 year old boys. The boys had a great time around the huge pool and what made it better was that the Hawiian Tropic Models 40 of them were staying there and they had several pictures taken with them. We spent most days enjoying the pool and walking the beach while taking part in the many activites that were going on during the day. Every night we went out to dinner in Playa Del Carmen or Puerto Morales you must explore both towns. Hope we can make it back next year,this is our second time to the Mayan Palace and 7th time to the Playa Del Carmen area. Found John's website while looking for rooms at the Mayan Palace, he was able to get us our Easter week vacation which are hard to find and was able to book it Friday to Friday. I would recomend you rent a car while down there you will have more freedom to explore. Also check out locogringo dot com it has a great picture from a plane of the Mayan Palace and you can see how vast this property is Thanks again John we all had a great time
Scot & Norma Eastwold, Andover, Minnesota    March 31, 2005 2:57 am
We had a fantastic time during our holiday at the Mayan Palace. John made booking our stay easy and gave us lots of useful tips as far getting there and what to expect and do in the area. Our suite was perfect for our family. Our daughters, aged 7 and 9, loved having their own room and the kitchenette was great for making breakfasts and a few other easy meals - although the food at the Mayan was hard to resist. We ate at a couple of the restaurants as well as poolside and everything was excellent. (It was also nice not have to have to carry cash around with us and just bill everything to our suite!) The biggest hit was without a doubt the swimming pool. It is something to behold! The girls created a loop that they would do every morning and it took them over half an hour to complete it! We never had any problem finding loungers and the staff were extremely attentive as far as getting us anything we wanted to eat or drink - it was wonderfully relaxing. The girls also enjoyed body surfing - there is a really nice little bay just down the beach a bit that we would walk to - as well as looking for treasures in the rock pools. We even saw a sea turtle while out snorkelling one afternoon! I highly recommend this resort to anyone looking for an indulgent and stress-free holiday. It was amazing!
Fiona McBride, Mississauga, Ontario    February 18, 2005 2:57 am
Before we left we talked about the reviews my sister found on the internet. Well we experienced the opposite. Our trip to the Mayan was simply amazing! They were so helpful in everything, from checking in way earlier (and not charging us) to letting us stay a day later (and not charging us) to the staff of all the activities and the cleaning staff. I can't even put into words how much fun our family had. My 2 older girls (age 19, 17) made friends with all the activity staff and have stayed in touch. In fact, when we went to the house we rented in Playa for the 2nd week the 2 girls would jump a bus and head to the Mayan to visit with all their friends. Thank you so much for trusting us to book the suite and pay with a cheque in the mail. that was very kind of you. if we ever go again to mexico which I hope we do real soon, I will def be writing you to find out about staying at the mayan Thanks again
Monica, Edmonton, Alberta    February 12, 2005 2:58 am
The Mayan Palace Nuevo Vallarta was fantastic. We loved every moment of it and plan to return every February from here on. The hotel more than met our expectations, with lots to do, so much that we rarely left the resort. Also the food was excellent as well as reasonably priced. They've opened a fantastic new restaurant, which is not only visually stunning (the marble Mayan temple), but the buffet was exceptional. The best parts of the resort, however, were the huge pool and the over 1 mile of white sand beach. The pool is not heated, but we found it to refreshing after mid-morning. There were also extensive organized activities so much our day was spent in aquatic exercises, stretching, volleyball, and other just walking along the water's edge. In summary, we really enjoyed our relaxing week and plan to return yearly!"
Ken, Carlsbad, California    January 19, 2005 2:58 am

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We bought a Mayan Palace timeshare during a family vacation on the Mayan Riviera. Soon, other owners at the Grand Mayan and Mayan Palace (and later Grand Bliss and Grand Luxxe) resorts saw our website and asked us to rent their weeks as well. So, now we connect you directly with owners, so you can rent a week at any of the owner exclusive Mayan Resorts for surprisingly low rates.