|Grand Velas Nayarit Pool // Photo by Grand Velas Puerto Vallarta via flickr|
Many destination resorts along the Riviera Nayarit in Mexico are offering new vacation packages this spring season.
The Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita offers contemporary Mexican beach home accommodations, and provides activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing and golf. This spring, the resort’s Ultimate Tequila Tour allows guests a private helicopter to tour of the Jose Cuervo distillery, including a tequila tasting and gourmet lunch served with live local music. During May and June, guests will receive their third night free, after two paid nights. Blackout dates apply.
Travelers seeking a fine dining experience this spring should look at the St. Regis Punta Mita Resort. The Carolina restaurant serves both regional and international cuisine, including a signature dish of duck pozole; a confit of duck breast and leg with braised corn, foie gras, garlic chips, oregano and black truffle. Guests can also try the St. Regis’ signature cocktail, the Mita Mary, which has a combination of clam juice, tequila, avocado and coriander. From April 30 through June 30, the fourth or seventh night free is for travelers.
At Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta, guests can dine on a variety of culturally diverse cuisine, and create their own guestroom music playlist with The Sound of Your Stay program. Travelers can receive up to a 40 percent discount on stays from April 5 through August 22 when booking by March 31. Also a $1,800 Limitless Resort Credit is available.
Families and nature lovers should check out the Hotel Boutique Marina Banderas Suites. Located in Nuevo Vallarta, the hotel offers guests access to a dolphinarium, a variety of water sports, horseback riding and shopping boutiques. During the month of April, children under the age of 12 stay free, and a special floral arrangement is created for Moms who stay with their children at the property for Mother’s Day in May. Guests can also stay in a four person suite for three nights, with two people staying for free, and
Dads can receive free meal for Father’s Day in June.
The Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit offers yoga, the Aqua Bar, and flyboarding. Accommodations include the Parlor Suite with a private terrace, and the three-bedroom Imperial Spa Suite that includes an 80-minute massage per person per day. VIP guests can receive a personalized monogrammed pillowcase to take home as a memento of their stay. From April 12 to December 19, guests can stay for a starting rate of $303 per person per night, a 10 percent discount off regular prices.
Known as the Little Hotel of Dreams, Hotelito Los Sueños provides guests with a relaxing setting in Sayulita, offering yoga classes, fresh fruit smoothies and surfing. The hotel is focused on protecting the environment, and uses high quality solar panels to reduce its electricity by 40 percent. This spring, guests can stay four days for $288 per person until September 15. The package includes one yoga class per day per person and a smoothie made fresh every morning. Blackout dates apply, and the promotion is subject to availability.
Located in the Sierra Madre Mountains, Villa La Estancia Riviera Nayarit allows guests interested in regional cuisine to participate in a cooking class taught by the hotel’s executive chefs. An off-road caravan ride or a hike through the jungle is also available, and includes waterfalls and private swimming holes. Guests that book a stay by April 15 receive a 35 percent discount on stays until June 30. Also, one $25 spa credit per person and a 10 percent discount on food and beverages during their stay is provided. Double occupancy rates start at $215 per night.
At Bel Air Collection Resort & Spa Vallarta, the All Gourmet Experience Standard package includes a la carte breakfast, lunch and dinner; snacks, access to the swim up bar, and sushi and martini bar, with double accommodations. The package is available from April 6 through July 10, and rates begin at $78 per person per night.
The Marival Hotels, which include Marival Residences Luxury Resort Nuevo Vallarta, Marival Resort & Suites, and Rancho Banderas All Suite Resort, provide activities like “Rhythms of the Night,” where participants are taken on a cruise to Las Caletas for a private dinner and theatrical performances. Guests who book an all-inclusive room or suite from April 13 through December 15 receive a free $250 airfare credit. When traveling with the whole family, kids stay free in a Two Bedroom Suite with two paying adults. Promotion must be booked by April 30.