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Now Amber Resort and Spa

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Our Opinion

The Now Amber is a new resort located close to the Malcon in Puerto Vallarta. The rooms are hightlight of this resort, modern, clean and with room service included as an all-inclusive feature! An upgrade to a swim-out suite is well worth the cost. A good choice for a higher-end family option in Puerto Vallarta.


Overview

Perfectly situated within close proximity to the historic sights and sounds of downtown Puerto Vallarta, Now Amber welcomes couples, singles, friends and families with all the privileges of Unlimited-Luxury. Each suite, finely-equipped with quality amenities and contemporary decor will showcase stunning golden sand beaches and picturesque bay views. Select suites offer direct swim-out access to a crystalline, private pool.

Location: 15 minutes from the airport and 5 minutes from downtown Puerto Vallarta and romantic zone of Old Town and Cuale River walking shore.


Highlights
  • Great room, especially the swim-out suites.
  • Friendly service, especially the staff in the buffet.
  • Room service included as an all-inclusive feature.
  • Close to the airport for short transfer times.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Bucklebear : Creve Coeur, Missouri
Annual Girls 4-day Weekend Getaway

It's impossible not to compare this all-inclusive with the only other one I've been to. There are things I like better about NOW Amber and some I like better about Royalton Riviera where we stayed in Cancún this time last year. I'd call them both a pretty even, solid 4 Stars.The Good Things: All of the employees we encountered were friendly and professional. We fell a bit in love with Ephram. He sells tequila and works in the Mexican restaurant. He's a charmer. Always remembered our names. The room was clean and nice. We had an ocean view that was really worth any extra. They have some super fancy rooms, but we basically sleep there and hang out on the balcony listening to the waves. The rest of our time is spent in the pool or having drinks in the lobby overlooking the ocean. The pools were very nice as well. To be honest, we sneaked over to the Secrets which adjoins the NOW Amber property. Their pools are adult only. Nobody seemed to mind too much. The bathrooms near the pool deck are far superior on the Secrets side, too. The beach is beautiful. The waves were really high when we were there. It was like watching a show. We'd watch the waves while swimming in the pool. Perfect.We got so lucky considering all the hurricane activity this month. Our weather was hot and sunny every day, making the pool the best place to be. It would rain for a bit each evening, then go back to clear skies for the nighttime. The Less Good Things: The food is just okay. The Mexican food and the hibachi restaurant were the best meals we had there. Nothing was bad, but nothing was spectacular. You can't eat at the Secrets restaurants without a reservation, but the menus are practically identical to the NOW restaurants. As with ALL all-inclusives, they water down the alcohol. I am fine with that. I don't need to be dead of alcohol poisoning at 11 a.m. That being said, if you do sneak over to the grownups side, ask Octavio at the swim up bar to make you a Spiderman. ;-)I expected some decent bath products so I didn't bring my own. The shampoo was a shampoo/conditioner combo that made my hair feel like straw when I got out of the shower. Their shower gel was okay. I didn't use their lotion. If I were to come back to this property, I would bring my own shampoo and conditioner.Another small gripe is that the pillows were really lumpy. Both beds had lumpy pillows. Hardly a deal-breaker, but it detracted from my comfort. The entertainment was quite less professional than the entertainment we saw in Cancún. I don't exactly register this as a complaint though because watching the Mime was probably the most unintentionally hilarious experience of my life. I highly, highly recommend the Comedy show, especially if you're a little tipsy. Despite the small complaints, this is a very nice property, beautifully situated, with outstanding employees. I would recommend it to anyone, especially people traveling with families.

  • senorablanco : pleasanton, CA
Middle of the road - Go with Preferred Club if you do go

We just returned from a 4-day trip with several couples celebrating a 40th b-day. First, if you are traveling with adults only go to adjoining Secrets property. It has a much better vibe, service is a step up, experience just better. We ended up negotiating day passes for our entire stay so we could hang by the pool at Secrets, use restaurants, etc.You can make reservations for Secrets restaurant before 3 p.m. We had our entire group at Oceana one night in the upstairs area and it was amazing. Like being in our own private home.As far as NOW Amber goes, we have traveled to several all inclusives in Nuevo Vallarta (Nayarit), Cabo and Puerto Morelas near Cancun as well as Jamaica. This was meh. Would I return? Only if I went next door to Secrets for the adult only short trip.CHECK INSeamless and quick; greeted us with drinks - again the Preferred Club seemed to b the way to go. We booked through Costco and honestly, didn't even realize we had the preferred club but was glad we did!!ROOMSBeautiful, we had Preferred club ocean view and this was great. We were in a separate tower which had food in the lounge area pretty much all day and a bar on the 2nd floor that made great Cadillac margaritas - thanks Eduardo! He was great. The rooms had jacuzzi tub on the lanai/patio as well as inside. The rooms were way nicer than the Riu Palace where we stayed in the summer with family but we really didn't spend much time in the rooms. Preferred Club comes with free entrance to the spa Hydrotherapy treatment which is cool - also with ironing, golf and other things we did not use.BEACHGross. Period. Could have been the storm but it was brown foamy. My husband went in and there was garbage like plastic bags, etc. floating in the sea. The beach was very rocky and we are not wimps. We usually love boogie boarding and swimming. I felt like I would have gotten a staph infection.POOLSWe were there over Mexican Independence Day weekend which could be why it was so crowded but it was packed. People claiming chairs way early, kids everywhere, pool near the swim up bar was super dingy by the end of the day. RESTAURANTSMeh. I have never in the ten years we have been visiting all inclusive resorts had to wait for the breakfast buffet. As in they had a 15-20 minute wait. Same with the lunch restaurant which had a 20 minute wait when we got there and was so tiny. The day we arrived we ended up eating in the Preferred lounge. Umm no. Once we got our passes we went next door to Secrets Day 2-4 and it was a much better experience. Breakfast Buffet was fresh and less crowded/better quality of food, got lattes delivered to our table, service great. Oceana and Himitsu were good - not great, but okay.NIGHTLIFEDidn't really see any shows perse when we were there. We did hit up the nightclub - which was in the teen kids club area because Desires was being renovated. It was fun, dj music and dancing - who doesn't have a party when you have 14 people! Third night they had set up in the convention center which was not perfect because of all of the fake smoke machines pumping in there. Couldn't breath so left.FITNESS CENTERThe biggest and best fitness center I've seen at an all inclusive resort - also on the Secrets side near the spa. Plenty of free weights, machines, stairs, elipticals, bikes, etc. stretching area with balance balls, mats, etc.We had a great time but it would have not been so great had we not been able to use the Secrets side of the resort. I don't think I we would come here with our kids (12 and 15) either because of the beach, the slow restaurants and the crowds. I'd recommend Nayarit for better swimmable beach area.

  • Jeff N :
Best hotel in Puerto Vallarta

My girlfriend and I recently stayed at Now Amber for a week and couldn't have asked for a better stay. From the minute we showed up to when we left, the customer service was unbelievable. Every single employee from waiters, housekeeping staff, the concierge, and bartenders were friendly, helpful, and went out of their way to ensure we were enjoying our stay. In particular Jose Maria in the preferred club bar was fantastic and one of the best bartenders I've ever been around. The hotel felt very new and was remarkably clean. The food was also great and much better than what we were expecting. Would absolutely come back here to stay anytime.

  • theHalt : Los Angeles, California
Now Amber

I enjoyed Now Amber with my husband and daughters. My favorite part was the tennis with Salvador, the tennis instructor! He really improved my tennis form. I am not crazy about the hotel's fake grass court and it would be better if it was asphalt, but at least the hotel has tennis. I have been to many other all inclusives that don't have a court or if they do, no one is there to offer clinics and instruction. Salvador's expertise and teaching style give me reason to come back... and I will! I will bring my tennis friends with me!

  • Pinxto : Colorado
Gorgeous property, delightful staff, and an absolutely perfect family vacation.

When I originally booked an all-inclusive resort, my husband was skeptical to say the least. On the last day he said (& I quote) "I would come back here just because of the people." We had an absolutely FABULOUS time at the NOW! Amber in Puerto Vallarta. From check-in to check-out we had nothing but incredible service. Every restaurant had delicious food, the waiters at the pool, especially Fernando & Juan who absolutely made our days perfect, & our son really enjoyed the kids club. The day before our last day Fernando made us feel so special with a "Have a Nice Trip" dessert surprise because our true last day was his day off. Then, on the morning of our last day, Juan brought out my husbands favorite tequila & popped a bottle of champagne to celebrate along with our son's favorite (Shirley Temples). I cannot put into words how much the service of the pool staff (Fernando, Juan, Daniel the bartender, Israel, Carlos, and Iorge) made our trip the absolutely perfect family vacation. With a 4 year old it doesn't matter how hot it is or if there's a rainy day - all he wants is to go down the slide over and over and over again. Between Juan and Fernando - mommy and daddy were happy all day long as well!! Be prepared to dress a little more formally for dinners in the hotel restaurants - most require men to wear long pants and a nice shirt. Our son loved looking "handsome" and eating sushi each night & then he would go to the Explorer's Club for the evening movie. Claudia was so kind & our son just loved spending some of his time there. It was really nice to be able to take him & pick him up whenever worked with our schedule. We decided to vacation during "rainy season" in Puerto Vallarta. Although some families were unhappy that we had two days that drizzled rain, we were totally content. We left the property twice & felt safe the entire time. I recommend this resort for a romantic vacation as well as a family vacation, and going in rainy season was delightful. There were less people at the resort & we never had any waits plus the waiters became our friends by the end of the week since it was their "low season."

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

  • 3 meals daily plus snacks
  • Unlimited natural fruit juices and soft drinks
  • Unlimited international and domestic premium brand alcoholic beverages
  • 24hr Room service
  • Kids Club (3-12yrs)
  • Daily activities
  • Golf driving range
  • Non-Motorized water sports
  • Snorkeling
  • Beach volleyball
  • Water trampoline
  • Ping pong
  • Water polo
  • Boogie boards
  • Euro-bungee
  • Beach soccer
  • Jungle trekking
  • Bingo
  • Kayaking
  • Movies on the beach
  • Dance classes
  • Badminton
  • Inflatable iceberg
  • Kite flying
  • Evening entertainment
  • 327 spacious suites
  • Restaurants that include 1 buffet, 4 a la carte, grill, cafe and at least one 24 hour option
  • 4 Bars
  • 3 Pools
  • Spa (fee)
  • Fitness centre 
  • Jacuzzi
  • Giant movie screen
  • Shops
  • Conference facilities (fee)
  • Business centre (fee)
  • Internet/WiFi
  • Laundry services (fee)
  • Horseback riding (fee)
Junior Suites include:
  • One king or two double beds
  • A/C with in-suite control
  • Hair dryer
  • Turn down service
  • DVD player
  • Work table with phone extension 
  • WiFi
  • Full bathroom with shower and Jacuzzi
  • 24-hour room service
  • Slippers and bathrobes
  • Scale
  • iPod docking station
  • Vanity mirror and double sinks
  • Armoire
  • Daily refreshed mini-bar with water, juices, soft drinks and beer
  • Alarm clock
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Electronic safe
  • Satellite cable TV
  • 582.65 sq. ft.
  • Occupancy: maximum 2 adults
Preferred Club suites offer:
  • Private Preferred Club Lounge
  • Preferred status and amenities
  • Concierge service
  • Daily continental breakfast service in the lounge
  • Afternoon hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, exquisite desserts, and fine liquors in the lounge
  • Pillow Menu
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Complimentary internet access in-suite
  • Complimentary computer access in Preferred Lounge
  • Upgraded mini-bar service
  • Upgraded bath amenities
  • Books, DVD's and CD's available
For the Kids - Kids Club Ages 3-12, featuring: Spanish lessons, face painting, sand castle competitions, play performing at kid's theatre, playground area, Xbox video games, art & crafts, weekly campout adventures on the beach and more. Core Zone for teenagers Ages 13-17 Hours of Operation 09:00-24:00: Late night disco mixers, Weekly bonfires on the beach, Snack bar serving non-alcoholic drinks and snacks, Plasma television, Wii, Xbox and Playstation III, Internet corner (fee), Pool, air hockey and foosball tables.

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.

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  • Now Amber Resort and Spa
    Puerto Vallarta,Mexico

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Now Amber Puerto Vallarta
David Alfaro Sisqueiros 164 Col. Zona Hotelera Las Glorias, Puerto Vallarta 48333 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.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. Escapes.ca cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules.

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