Gran Festivall All Inclusive Resort
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A fairly basic but charming resort, the Club Maeva features villa accommodations. This hotel is a great place to meet Mexican travelers, many which are from Guadalajara. The great entertainment team keep guests active day and night. Request Villas #101-138, these ones are close to main area and the rooms are larger. This resort is more like an activity park with accommodations. A lot of walking around with the main area to beach being a good 10 to 15 minute walk. A large kids club makes this a great place for families.
This charming property on Mexico's pacific coast offers the contemporary comfort of spacious villas and facilities especially designed for a fun family vacation. Adults can enjoy a relaxing swim in a pool built exclusively for them while children are entertained at the Kids Club. The talented hotel animators will keep guests active with a wide variety of activities and sports... unless, of course, you prefer to unwind at one of the hotel's four bar or bask in the sun. Gran Festivall is an ideal choice for all.
Location: Overlooking Santiago Bay, across the street from Miramar Beach, 15 minutes to downtown, 25 minutes from the airport.
Stayed here along time ago as a kid and I always wanted to return. I didn't realize it had changed names from Club Maeva to Gran Festival. Growing up I had a blast at this resort. Not sure how relevant my review will be but I would definitely consider bringing my children on vacation to this resort. The staff was incredible and my sister and I spent hours going down the slides. Very memorable trip 20 years ago. Met alot of wonderful people at this resort. Loved the basketball and volleyball courts and the villa style rooms.
The place has a lot of potential, but it really sucks, I couldn't sleep because I had ants all over my bed, the air conditioner didn't work, the food sucked most of the times AND THEY DONT HAVE A FREAKING FIRST AID KIT FOR INSECTS BITE, the personal was really rude telling me that we should pay 400 pesos for the doctor to come over there plus the taxi. I do not recommend it at all.
I'm at the property right now and it is a nasty villa as they call it. Phone does not work blinds are all messes up we have ants where the toilet sits and its crazy crazy hot. Not a good hotel especially is you have young kids. No in room service the restaurant is too small for the vast amount of people and it gets crazy hot can't even enjoy your meal. My poor babies are hot they should not even say they have a/c. The phone does not work. Towels look filthy.
We visited Maeva 7 years ago, and I had loved my stay. Since then it changed owners and became Gran Festival, and it was said the place was not as well run anymore. I have to say, I loved it as much as the first time. Gran Festival is a very active resort. It is spread out over a large piece of land, and it feels like walking around a little village. We had a great room, all the way on top of the hill with a large balcony and a fabulous view of the beach. The room was simple, quiet and tempered. We arrived on Wednesday and the resort was fairly quiet. The food at the restaurant was plenty, with a great variety and nice waiters, especially the one that served us for breakfast. He was super friendly and very attentive. For breakfast, I loved the freshly cooked to order omelettes and all the fun fruit and vegetable juices. They filter their own water, so all the juices were safe to drink. The snack bar was open, as well as all the bars around. The adult pool is super cozy and private, and I love the beds. You can also get an onsite massage. We had a wonderful bartender, his name is Hektor. He was warm, very friendly, super cute and speaks English very well, which helped me a lot. :) he also served some wicked margaritas. Overall, I'd say this resort is mostly frequented by Latin families, so I am not sure how well the staff actually speaks English. My favorite place is Maeva beach. You can walk for a few miles either way. The waves can be wicked, extremely large and dangerous. I would say swimming in the ocean is not for the faint-hearted, but if you love the waves like I do, it is super fun.The water is warm and pleasant. Gran Festival offers a lot of activities for kids and adults. They have a children's pool, a large family pool, an adult only pool, water slides, a zip line and a large soccer field. Every day at 5pm they play Volleyball games on the cement court, however you can also play beach Volleyball on a sand court. In the morning they offer water aerobics and salsa lessons, all taught by fun, young and energetic staff. There is a different show every evening. The shows are very entertaining. Laced with a lot of sexy dancing and the special Mexican humor, they are fun to watch. After the show, they open the bar for dancing, and on the weekend, they also open the disco. Everything is within short walking distances, so you can have a lot of action without having to take a taxi anywhere. I also love the vendors across the street. They have some great souvenirs to take home. I preferred our time during the week, as it gets very crowded during the weekend. I have one negative, and that was the maid service. The lady was not very friendly, and even though we tipped her generously, she never cleaned the room, she neglected to leave water and overall did a very lousy job. This is my reason for only giving the four stars. But overall, it was an amazing vacation - fun, relaxing, active and entertaining.
When we were booking our trip the reviews for this resort weren't as great but after our 7 day stay there we believe it should be 10 stars not just 3.. The kids were sad to leave and began crying. There's everything one could need on a vacation all in the resort, and even though you are able to leave and explore the city. It's very organized, safe and always a great time, whether it's 11 am or 8 pm. We became friends with many of the other tourists that were visiting from many places and even the workers! It feels like a home and you never feel uncomfortable there. It was one of the best trips we've ever been on and we would come back here in a heart beat. The room was great, always clean and smelt great always. The only downfall would be that there isn't wifi everywhere around the resort and the mosquitos (which you can't control) but this is a trip of a lifetime. There was never a dull moment, even with me being a single dad with 5 kids on this trip.. The crew was very helpful, even sunwing representatives were great as soon as you arrive! We can't wait to come back! Everyone should be choosing this resort as their number 1 vacation place.
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
- A la carte dining w/reservations
- Domestic drinks from 11am-2am
- Introductory scuba diving & snorkeling lesson in pool
- Rock climbing
- Spanish lessons
- Daily activities program
- Nightly entertainment
- Entrance to Disco, drinks included
- 450 villas in eight 3-storey buildings
- 5 Restaurants including, Italian a la carte restaurant
- Snack bar
- 4 bars
- Disco (including a disco for families)
- Pools including 1 for adults only
- Water slides
- Tennis courts
- Non-motorized watersports (fee)
- Adventure activities
- Paintball (fee)
- Currency exchange
- Laundry service (fee)
- Medical service (fee)
1-Bedroom Villas include:
- 1 queen or 2 single beds
- Ceiling fan
- Living area w/2 single sofa beds
- Cable TV
- In-room safe
- Bathroom with shower only
- Balcony or terrace
- A staircase leads from the living area to the bedroom
2-Bedrooms Villas include the same as above but with a 2nd room on the mezzanine.
Kids Deals - Kids 5 & under stay and eat free when sharing a room with paying adults; pay a special rate on airfare & transfers only. Kids 13-17 pay the teen rate.
For the Kids - Kids 2-12 can enjoy supervised activities at the Kid's Club, Kid's pool, Kid's entertainment, Kid's disco and Kid's pool. Babysitting subject to availability (fee).
Golf Bonus - Special golf prices available. For more details, please inquire.
Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.
Resort Location Map
Gran Festivall All Inclusive ResortManzanillo,Mexico
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Km 12.5 Carretera Manzanillo, Manzanillo 28200 Mexico
Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.
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