Food was very good. 40 min. walk to Bucerias (10 min cab $85 pesos $6.25 US) 40 min. cab ride to downtown PV. Great beach, soft sand, good beach to access ocean. 2 Happy Hours /day. All rooms have at least a kitchenette.
This was our second stay at estancia...we are looking forward to the next!!. The staff were excellent with many recommendations both on and off the property. Felix the pool concierge was a true joy and looked after us every day. The rooms were spacious balconies even more so. We highly recommend this property to individuals looking for a quiet get away
Located in Nuevo Vallarta on the shores of Banderas Bay, this hotel is a 2 km (about 1 mi) stroll on the beach from …More
Overall, we were delighted. Check-in was pleasant, with paperwork and everything brought to us while we sipped our "welcome" beverages in the lounge. We went with our children--ages 10, 7, 4 and 1--and they loved it. The zero-entry pools are great for little people, and the roof-top pool was my 4-year-old's favorite, plus there is a playground if you can withstand the heat. At first, I thought the Resort might have been more family-friendly, but the pools over there were crazy busy and the DJs were blasting music. At the Residences, we had soothing music and a spa getaway atmosphere, as opposed to the party atmosphere at the Resort. Food was fantastic, with lots of options to eat healthy or indulge. Fruit variety could have been better (same selection over and over), but at least it was there. We really appreciated the VIP beach area for guests of the Residences, as it was nice to have a quiet area set aside just for us. Having access to all the food at the Resort was great as well, since the buffet was a great option when we were anxious to get the kids fed quickly. Service at the Residence restaurants was definitely done in "tiempo latino" without the usual American hustle to which we are accustomed. Big bonus: we were NEVER solicited to buy a timeshare. I saw the office that offered tours and ownership, but no one ever called us or approached us about it. Coordinate airport transfer with the hotel! We traveled with Gray Line and paid 4X what a taxi would have cost.
We have stayed at a lot of places in Mexico, but this was the most relaxing 5 days we have ever had on vacation! It felt like we had the place to ourselves. Staff was the best and offered some great advise on where to eat in Le Cruz. Best food I have had in Mexico! My 16 year old daughter and her 16 year old friend were with us and loved the relaxed feeling and great service. The beach is not close, you need to take a shuttle, but the view is still a good one!
This was our first experience in Punta de Mita, and my girlfriend and I didn't know what to expect, oh what a great surprise the hotel is located in a imaculate perfect private beach, the suite was very large and expacious soo confortable we wanted to stay longer.
We definately be back soon.
This hotel looks right out on a great surf break that is perfect for beginner/intermediate surfing and SUP. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful with all kinds of recommendations and the room/view was amazing! Quaint little town with great restaurants but if you want night life this is not the spot.
John from San Francisco
Hotel des Artistes located in the Punta de Mita Beach Club and Spa- is a new five star boutique luxury beachfront Hotel …More
I have stayed at 13 all-inclusives in MX & Punta Cana. This resort was one of if not the BEST. It was myself, husband & 3 YO daughter for 6 nights. 2 bldgs are private owned condos (mostly empty) & rest is the resort. Check-in was ~5 min. Concierge always friendly and helpful (Alexandria). Rooms were clean & spacious. Balcony was huge. We got a rollaway for our daughter w/ no issues.
Food quality was Amazing. No reservations required. We went b/t 6:45 & 8 each night and no wait. Drinks were tasty (ask for top shelf liquor) and good variety. Entertainment & bartenders could have been more personable/friendly. We tipped, very few did.
Pools were nice and cool but need to play MUSIC. We brought our ipod. There were barely enough chairs. Like others said, they are stringent about drinks around the pool. Ocean and sand are rough. We played blackjack, beach volleyball and boogie boards and did hair braiding on the beach.
Kids club was Awesome & 1 reason we picked this resort. There were hourly activities/events & they give a cell phone for peace of mind. Worked out great. Loved Francia.
As it was late, we only watched 1 show (Circus), it was pretty good. I have seen at other resorts that having the show away from the main lobby area tends to reduce attendance. People get settled after dinner & don’t want to move. Riu resorts have this figured out & get good participation.
GREAT RESORT. Family/couple oriented / Quiet. Don’t look to party-harty here.
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