RIVIERA NAYARIT GRAND MATLALI HILLS
Our love for travel is touched by so many different experiences, such as this one time in Playa Del Carmen. The Grand Matlali Hills in the Riviera Nayarit, just north of Puerto Vallarta was next on the list. One thing we enjoy seeing and knowing is how areas develop and change over time. Puerto Vallarta is one of those places. Upon landing, we were able to see the differences, as well as the familiarity of this wonderful Mexican destination. The updates in the construction of the area, but also the familiar waterfront and Malecon area. So beautiful and culture-filled!
On this particular trip, we were headed south for the majority of our stay. Keep reading to learn more about this lovely stay.
RESORT LIFE AT THE GRAND MATLALI HILLS
So we mention the Riviera Nayarit AND Puerto Vallarta; are you confused yet? We were confused at first also, but putting our adventuring brains together, we were able to discern that we would be flying into Puerto Vallarta and then taking transportation to the resort, which is located in the lovely state of Nayarit. Keep this in mind when you decide to book this place!
Upon arriving at our destination, we were greeted with warm welcomes and a personalized check-in. Depending on where you are located at the resort, you will be driven by shuttle to your suite. There is an intense map provided to you as well as recommendations for activities to participate in. Most activities are all-inclusive, so don’t worry about being restricted from anywhere on the resort.
So many choices for relaxation! Within the resort, there are many pools to choose from. Only the main pool is reserved for all guests; all others are labeled as adults only. Two of our favorite areas were the natural pool and the adults-only soaking pools at the top of the hill. Don’t forget to spend time at the beach club also!
Pro tip: Be sure to book your ala carte restaurants early and up to three days in advance.
There was nothing short of super romance on this trip! There is something to be said about being surrounded by lush jungle, the natural music of said jungle, and the relaxing atmosphere of this property.
There was something for everyone! This resort caters to adults only and most of the areas on this property are labeled that way. So if you are looking for an adults-only resort in the hills of the Riviera Nayarit, this is your spot!
On this trip, we were able to enjoy the luxury spa located on-site. We opted for a soak in the therapy private pool, followed by a luxurious couples massage. The massage took place in a well cared for palapa suite and was conducted by masseuses that know their craft. Talk about ultimate relaxation in the middle of the jungle!
AMONG THE GREEN IN THE GRAND MATLALI HILLS
A neat part of this resort is that it is eco-friendly and set in the hills of Riviera Nayarit. The vegetation and surrounding fauna are not one to be missed. A driving force for this resort is how in tune with nature you can be. There is an abundance of walking paths and trails throughout the resort. Additionally, local animals and flowers can be seen as you enjoy the views.
PRO tip: This is one destination where you will absolutely want to bring bug spray or repellent.
EVA MANDARINA BEACH CLUB OF GRAND MATLALI HILLS
We have had the pleasure and luck of enjoying various beach clubs throughout Mexico, but this one was one of the best! A few highlights from this area of the resort were the bountiful menu, creative drink list, and live music! There were a couple of days where there was fresh barbecue and buffet-style fixings, which added to the vacation experience. Like clockwork, there was also the scheduled beach volleyball game.
Although this is in a more secluded area of Riviera Nayarit, there will still be the normal beach peddlers. No worries, as they are super nice and not pushy like in previous experiences we have had in Mexico.
WTW tip: When entering the ocean, use the far left of the beach, near the jutted-out area of land. The rocks are not so harsh on your feet!
ENDING YOUR DAY AT THE GRAND MATLALI HILLS RESORT
Overall, if you are looking for a relaxing experience the Grand Matlali Hills resort will be sure to meet these expectations. Plenty of time by the ocean, nurturing wildlife music and spa time has rejuvenated us and of course, bonded us closer together.
So for our readers, a question; what was your most relaxing travel experience? Share with us in the comments below!
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