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Marival Residences & World Spa - Riviera Nayarit, Mexico Luxury All-Inclusive

The luxuriously furnished, minimum 1,410 square foot residences, world-class spa treatments and pampering attention at Marival Residences & World Spa were indeed memorable, but the unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean from our private 7th floor Rooftop Terrace with our own private plunge pool were simply – unforgettable. We will likely never forget the imbedded vision of glorious sunsets each evening at either our own private Rooftop Terrace or the Insu Sky Bar atop the resort. Thank goodness!

 

Insu Sky Lounge and Infinity Pool @ Marival Residences

 

Marival Residences & World Spa is Nuevo Vallarta’s newest all-suite, all-inclusive luxury resort with only 162 generously sized suites. Located about 20 minutes from the airport and less than two minutes away from sister resort Marival Resort & Suites guests here have full exchange privileges with the original Marival, but not vice versa. Because Marival Residences & World Spa are upscale, deliver high caliber cuisine and beverages, outstanding attentive service and offer 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom suites with garden, pool or ocean views, plus seven private 3-bedroom villas up to 3,940 square feet, it is ideal for couples, families, groups, destination weddings and multi-generational families.

 

Marival Residences & World Spa has claimed the moniker “Seriously All-Inclusive”. What they must mean is that you will receive generously sized, luxuriously furnished accommodations; extensive menus with delicious cuisine; top shelf liquors which can be requested in advance and delivered to your suite prior to arrival; attentive service everywhere from restaurants, lounges, pool-side, and even the VIP Beach Club; and on top of that Marival will include one FREE tour and excursions including golf; and FREE Nanny Service. All of this delivered and a price well below what you should expect to pay – seriously.

 

Adult-Only Poolside Swim-Up SectionWhile Marival Residences & World Spa is not an adult-only resort it is designed for adults to enjoy freely and undisturbed by kids if they chose. Adults have their own infinity pool section, and of course by selecting a Rooftop Terrace you will enjoy your own private oasis far above the guests below, and have your own infinity pool. And of course, adults desiring privacy from their own kids have separate bedrooms and specialized Kids programs to keep them happily occupied.

 

Let’s address a major concern – Marival Residences and World Spa is not ocean front. Private ocean front homes separate the resort from direct access to the beach. By staying on at least the 3rd floor you will enjoy ocean view rooms. As you will see from our personal photos the Rooftop Residences deliver incredible ocean views. Guests are transported on demand to the sister Marival resort, about two minutes away, for access to an area reserved exclusively for Residences guests. At The VIP Beach Club you will receive uncompromising service – umbrellas adjusted to your specifications, any drink you wish delivered, meal and snack orders taken at your lounger and delivered hot and fresh to you. These Beach Butlers really deliver. When you are ready to return you can stroll back up the beach or of course be transported at your beck and call.

 

ULTIMATE CRUISE & VACATION highly recommends Marival Residences & World Spa for travelers who don’t like to downgrade when they vacation, or anyone celebrating a special occasion which requires special accommodations and service. Be sure to check out our personal photos and video to get the full picture of this amazing resort.

All-Inclusive Features

• 162 Suites
• A long snaking pool ranging from zero entry for kids to infinity view in the adult section
• A large fully equipped modern Fitness Center
• Gourmet specialties served a la carte
• Premium brand drinks at all bars and lounges, including Marival Resort & Suites
• 24 Hour Room Service
• Pool & beach waiter service
• Non-motorized water sports
• FREE Select Tour
• UNLIMITED Golf Green Fees
• $2,500 WEDDING package INCLUDED
• UNLIMITED use of services and facilities at Marival Resort & Suites – Transportation Included
• Residence Daily Turndown Service
• 1 Time Nanny Service for up to 8 hours FREE (min. 5-night stay)
• Complimentary water, soft drinks & beer in fridges
• Luxury bedding and Pillow menu
• Bath robes and slippers

Additional Facilities & Features

• 5 Star rating
• VIP Beach Club with Butler Service
• Spa
• Shops
• Laundry and dry cleaning
• Beauty Salon
• Babysitting service

Commercial Area
The adjacent commercial area houses the Spa, plus a world renown Sushi restaurant and a convenient Deli.

 

Commercial Area @ Marival Residences

 

Nicksan (extra cost)
Nicksan restaurant (not included) This world renowned restaurant offers sensational sushi at an additional cost. This level of sushi can not be experienced just anywhere. The quality of this sushi is selected not only for color but for consistency and flavor. Start with a California roll. Try the yellow-fin tuna; sashimi; or tempura. It will be a treat.

 

 

 

Delicatessen (extra cost)
Since Marival Residences are equipped with state of the art kitchen facilities some guest elect to use those amenities. Thus, the convenient Deli. This traditional Deli has about every gourmet snack you could require. Check out the Prosciutto, ravioli, biscotti, grab a picnic lunch for the day away from the resort. And peruse the selection of Pinot Noir, Merlot or Zinfandel with choices both international and national.

 

 

Fitness Center Gym @ Marival ResidencesFitness Center:
There is an extensive, well equipped fitness center adjacent to the World Spa with modern resistant and cardio vascular equipment – all included. Personal Trainers and Pilates classes are available at reasonable prices.

 

 

 

 

HONEYMOON & ANNIVERSARY BONUS
Once you see our photos you will probably want the best anyway. So reserve a Rooftop One Bedroom Penthouse for your honeymoon or anniversary and you will receive Marival’s best romantic package.


• Private, romantic, candle-lit dinner for two on the beach
• Chilled bottle of domestic champagne delivered to your room upon arrival
• Tropical flower arrangement in room
• Sunset souvenir picture of the two of you
• Romantically decorated Suite upon arrival
• Special in-room towel arrangement daily

* Please note: The anniversary package is offered exclusively within 30 days before or after your marriage date. Proof of marriage is required upon check-in.



Spa

Melange World Spa at Marival Residences is rather extraordinary. We can volunteer that the treatments we experienced here were well above average, even when judged against other 5-Star Adult-Only resorts – quite possibly the best spa experience we have encountered. Melange differentiates itself by offering nine distinct cultures re-created in nine unique environments, each representing a particular culture.

 

Melange World Spa lobby @ Marival residences

 

MEXICO • ITALY • JAPAN • TURKEY • RUSSIA • BALI • INDIA • THAILAND

Couples Massage Room @ Marival ResidencesWhile each individually designed treatment room represents a specific culture and offers a signature spa experience, any number of spa treatments may be enjoyed in any of these rooms. We have witnessed all of the unique rooms, including the couple’s room, and they are incredibly tempting, as our photos show.  The treatments are very generously priced in our opinion, especially compared to other resorts around the world 3-Star to 5-Star.

Italiam Theme Massage Room @ Marival ResidenceA sampling of treatments available include face and body revival treatments / Anti-Aging facial treatment / Moisturizing and deep-pore cleansing facials / Body treatments, wraps and exfoliations / Hydrotherapy, sauna, steam room. Hamman and cascade shower / Body specialty massages such as Swedish, deep-tissue, scalp, therapeutic, aromatherapy, sport, Thai, shiatsu and hot stone / hand and foot rituals like deluxe manicure and pedicure as well as anti-aging treatments for hands and feet / and fun spa treatments for young people.

 

 

UNIQUE SIGNATURE WORLD SPA TREATMENTS
MexicoAgave Experience; ItalyWine; JapanShiatsu; TurkeyHamman; RussiaBanya; BaliAromatherapy; IndiaShirodhara; ThailandBody Work.

Activities

FREE SELECT TOUR:
Your all-inclusive vacation at Marival Residences includes a FREE Select Tour and FREE Unlimited Golf, adding even more value to your stay here. The tour is FREE - all you have to do is consult and schedule with the Concierge and away you go. Additional tours can be scheduled with the Concierge at a savings compared to their regular price.

 

CATAMARAN
Relax on a modern catamaran as you cruise on the beautiful Bay of Banderas. This is a perfect chance to snorkel, dive, kayak or simply sunbathe on deck or on shore. 

Onboard you will be treated to a deli lunch and an open bar, served by the friendly crew.

SEA LION ENCOUNTER

This is a really fun way to encounter these friendly flippered friends in waist deep water. The Sea Lions will perform and frolic right beside you. You will have the opportunity to play, pet, shake a flipper or two and even receive a fishy kiss.

Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Minimum 4’ 5” height required.

 

SUNSET SAILING
Banderas is one of the most beautiful bays in the world to experience sunset. And you can do it FREE when you stay at Marival Residences. With a beverage of your choice in hand (wine, cheese, cold cuts and an open bar are available and included) marvel at the glorious sunset as you sail along side the Malecon and coast. You will have some amazing photo opportunities.

 

CANOPY LA LISTA IN VALLARTA
Feel the excitement of zip lining across the mountains with a fantastic view of the Bay of Banderas. What a winning combination! We will tell you that Vallarta is a wonderful to zip line. And it’s included.

These included excursions are subject to change without notice.

 

GOLF

Enjoy Unlimited Golf during your stay at Marival Residences at one of four courses which include the Vista Nicklaus and Vista Weiskopf, hosts of the 2002 World Championships and 2006 PGA Seniors Tours. *Some blackout dates apply and guests pay only the mandatory $49 cart fee per person (cart fee subject to change).


VIP BEACH CLUB
As we previously stated Marival Residences is not on the beach. It is across the street with a row of beach front houses separating it from the beach. On-demand golf carts and vans transport you the 2 or 3 minutes to Marival Resorts & Suites where Marival Residences guests have exclusive access to the VIP Beach Club.

 

VIP Beach Club Entrance @ Marival ResidencesSimilar to checking into a restaurant you will announce yourself to a host who will check your room number and away you go to a world of luxury on the beach. Stylish and comfortable Bali beach beds are available along with cushioned lounge chairs with umbrellas for optional shade. Beach concierges are on hand to wait on you literally hand and foot. Need the angle of the umbrella adjusted, a refill, snacks, lunch, suntan lotion, magazines, another umbrella in your drink? You name and they deliver.

 

The beach is spectacular and private from the Marival Resort guest area. If you like long walks, this beach goes on for miles. And location is central to Banderas Bay delivering spectacular bay views in each direction. If you stick around until sunset you will be rewarded.

 

Outstanding Beach area @ Marival ResidencesAlong with premium drinks and an outstanding menu, the VIP Beach Club has a massage area, light background music, towel service, an air-conditioned area, and showers. Believe us, it more than makes up for not having direct access, and 100% of our clients have agreed with us so far! We have not experienced another concierge beach service equal the one provided by Marival Residences.

 

SWIMMING POOLS
Marival Residences pool and exteriorMarival Residences has a long free-form swimming pool surrounded by gently curving sunning areas making up a large portion on the grounds, with the rest dedicated to delightful gardens and water features. Kids will enjoy the easy access zero-entry area, while adults will crave the infinity pool, Jacuzzi and four tented massage beds set aside exclusively for adults.

 

Comfortable loungers await each guest with properly folded beach thick towels while umbrellas allow for sun or shade according to your desire.

 

Marival Residences Zero-Entry pool *We and our clients agree that even in times of high occupancy it seems as though the resort is yours alone. We suspect that FREE unlimited tours and golf, residence’s rooftop plunge pools, and the VIP Beach Club keep guests well occupied during the day and the pool area yours to enjoy in uncrowded fashion.

 

BUG'S KIDS CLUB

Kid's Club @ Marival ResidencesBug's is a cool, entertaining and safe place to let your kids do their thing on occasion while you do your thing. The inviting room features wall paintings but it is the activities and toys that will keep them enthused, including reading groups, a marionette theater, a siesta corner and even a computer corner with X-Box.


ENTERTAINMENT
Marival Residences
is slightly more than a boutique hotel in a sense. They do not put on large shows in the evening. There are fit pits around the pool with international music filling the air. Insu Sky Bar, the rooftop terrace bar has a DJ and sports on TV’s; and this seems a pretty popular place for couples to chill. If you are looking for more action, then look no further than neighboring Marival Resort where Cesar’s Disco goes on all night and into the morning hours. It is free to Marival Residences guests.

Food/Drink

Omaggio Restaurant @ Marival Residences

OMAGGIO INTERNATIONAL RESTAURANT

Lobster Dinner @ Omaggio, Marival Residences
Located on the ground floor this restaurant is elegant and offers both inside and shaded patio dining. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Omaggio is a la carte and offers a rotating menu of international choices as well as an advertised special each evening, including lobster – when it is its turn.

 

LEMON GRASS CASUAL CUISINE
Located in an area central to the pool, Lemon Grass is open air with an overhead roof, full bar and an extensive menu of outstanding casual foods. It is also open most nights supporting a grill menu.

 

INSU SKY LOUNGE
This place is a treasure. Located mid resort on the 7th floor, Insu has a long infinity pool with spectacular views that lead directly to the Pacific Ocean. We highly recommend adjourning to Insu before sunset. The sunset views from this vantage point are astounding. They even have several pairs of binoculars for whale watching.

 

 

Insu Sky Lounge @ Marival Residences

 


Insu is a lounge but has a full kitchen that produces some of the tastiest Tapas you may ever know. You can make a meal off the diverse variety of Tapas on the menu, which features around 50 items from different areas of the world. And what deserts – simply delicious. We actually have made Insu our dinner. Insu is very popular for before dinner drinks and Tapas, never completely empties, and fills up again for drinks and snacks under the stars. This is an original idea and well delivered.

 

Brunello Wine Bar @ Marival ResidencesBRUNELLO WINE BAR
You can’t miss the eye-catching wine cellar as you enter this lobby wine bar. Brunello is a romantic, air conditioned and artsy place to enjoy a superb collection of wines from across the globe.

 

 

MARIVAL RESORTS & SUITES
There are several outstanding a la carte restaurants available to Marival Residences guests at Marival Resort. There are also plenty of lounges and the very popular disco as well.

 

24-HOUR ROOM SERVICE
Guests at Marival Residences have the privilege of 24-hour Room Service – and this is no ordinary, limited, or boring menu. Take a look at this.

Breakfast 7am – 12 Noon
Juices, bagels, pastries, smoothies, fresh fruits, cereals, eggs as you wish, steak & eggs, French toast, Belgian waffles, omelet’s, buttermilk pancakes, and coffee.

Lunch 12 Noon – 11pm
Soup, eggplant; capriccio; Salads galore – shrimp, Caesar, grilled chicken, cobb, etc; panini, burgers, pita pockets, chicken club sandwiches, chicken breast, rib eye steak, grilled beef medallions, bass, and a wide range of desserts.

All Night Menu 11pm – 7am
The same soups and salads available during the day; plus shrimp cocktail, pizza, eggs, burgers, rib eye, chicken club, and more desserts for late night sweet tooth’s.

Accommodations

162 luxurious residences and penthouses with one-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom options, all with large balconies or patios, all with garden, pool, or ocean views. Marival Residences even provides a one-time service of up to 8-hours of Nanny Service, with a minimum 5-night stay.

 

For even more luxury consider the seven private villas, each with its own private pool. These three-bedroom, one studio residences measure 3,423 square feet of luxurious designed seclusion.


Amenities
We will not mislead you – these residences are pure luxury – and large; with nothing smaller than 1,410 square feet. Complimentary bottled water, soft drinks & beer in fridges; Luxury bedding & pillow menu; Bath robes and slippers - all included. Our photos do not lie. And our clients have returned pleased beyond our lofty descriptions! Here is what you can expect in every unit:

 

Private Terrace: Open spacious, the balconies and patios (ground floor) measure the entire length of the unit (master bedroom and living/dining area) and equipped with table and chairs and a drink table between chairs.


Balcony of Rooftop Terrace @ Marival Residences

 

Fully-Equipped Kitchens: Lets start with the state-of-the-art stainless steel refrigerators, then tell you about the coffee maker, ample shelving with equipped with china, silverware and glassware. There’s also a microwave and a range on the island that separates the kitchen from the dining room. Three chairs line the island.

 

 

Fully Equipped Kitchen and snack counter

 

Dining Room: Not that you will need it at this all-inclusive resort (a few people opt to take the non all-inclusive option) but there is a full length glass dining table set for 8.  Of course, you could have the chef prepare a special meal in your room for you (additional fees applies).

 

 

View from Kitchen to Dining & Living Room
Living Room: All the comforts of home await you – full length couch with loads of pillows, an arm chair, ottoman, coffee table, Plasma 42” flat screen TV mounted on the wall, ceiling fans, floor-to-ceiling & wall-to-wall glass (including sliding glass door) for unobstructed expansive views. There are also telephones, high-speed Wi-Fi Internet access, and DVD play on request.

Contemporary Bathrooms: There is one bathroom for every bedroom. Each have a hair dryer, scale (but who looks?), bath robes and slippers, and a very nice amenity kit of everything you need for showers and skin treatment.

 

Spacious master bathroom with double sinks


Home Conveniences: Iron and ironing board, laundry room with washer & dryer, umbrella and safety deposit box.

 

 

One Bedroom -1,410 square feet plus balcony.
One Bedroom Residence @ Marival ResidencesThe master Bedroom has a King bed, bench at the foot, night stand with drawers on each side of the bed with a large alarm on one, phone on the other. The tile floors have rugs around the bed. With nightly turndown service slippers will be placed on each side of the bed. The room also has a waste basket, arm chair with table and reading lamp, a full dresser across from the bed, a 32” flat screen TV (remote on night stand), and full length mirror.

Bathroom & Bedroom separated by a frosted pane.A soaking tub (not a Jacuzzi) separates the bedroom from the luxury bathroom. A frosted glass partition can close for desired privacy. There is a large mirror, lighted make-up mirror, hair dryer, double sinks (something we appreciate), 2 glasses and 2 bottles of water, plus a glass enclosed shower.

The closet has 2 robes, a laptop-size safety deposit box, iron and ironing board, umbrella, multi-level hanging racks, and 2 suitcase stands.

 

2nd Bedroom Two Bedroom -  1,711 square feet plus balcony.
Same as the one bedroom, plus a second bedroom. The second bathroom is across the hall. The second bedroom has two double beds, one nightstand, lamp, clock, AC remote, and a closet with 2 suitcase stands, drawers, and a flat screen TV.

 

 

2 Bedroom Living, Dining & Kitchen area

Three Bedroom – 2,691 square feet plus balcony.
Same as the two bedroom except this unit has 4 bathrooms.

Four Bedroom – 2,798 square feet plus balcony
These residences have 4 bathrooms.

 

Rooftop Terraces
Private entry to Rooftop Terrace w/ Infinity PoolAnother luxurious feature of Marival Residences is the Rooftop Terrace option. This exclusive feature is the ultimate in privacy and privilege and is available in every size unit from the one bedroom up.

A private staircase from your residence leads you to the rooftop where you have your own private world of luxury on the 7th floor as you look down on the resort, pool and Lemon Grass restaurant. From here you can gaze out across the resort, past the private villas to the breathtaking Pacific Ocean.

pacific Ocean, Infinity Pool view from private Rooftp TerraceBehold the luxury of the rooftop terraces. The entire rooftop outdoor area is your and yours alone. A full length private infinity pool sits at the edge of the terrace with glass partition providing unobstructed views of the Pacific. Dine on room service or play cards at the wicker table complete with four chairs. Or lay back and bask in your glory in the two fully cushioned lounge chairs with a drink table to share.

 

Views of resort and Villas from Rooftop Terrace


The views from your private rooftop terrace are mighty impressive - all the way to each end of the 30-mile Banderas Bay taking in views of other hotels. Looking the other direction you can take in the mountain range.

 

Villas
Villa @ Marival ResidencesWhile the views from a Rooftop Terrace are incomparable, the private two-story Villas are the top category of luxury accommodations at Marival Residences. The 7 private Villas, 3,423 square feet each, are set apart from the resort on the perimeter of the pool. In addition to 3 full bedrooms the Villas also have a studio on the ground floor serving as an office if needed and another sitting area or salon on the second floor.

 

You will feel right at home the moment you enter the Villa and experience the warmth and contemporary décor this exclusive home offers. The open living area leads to sliding glass doors that open to your own private outdoor world complete with a private pool and generous terraced entertainment area. Each backyard is walled in with plenty of mature trees to ensure privacy.

The full, state-of-the-art kitchen can be stocked in advance of your arrival per your request. You can even arrange for the services of a private chef for a fee. Also on the ground floor is a bedroom that opens onto the terrace and pool area. A nearby studio can serve whatever purpose you desire.

Broad well lit stairs ascend to the second floor where you have another sitting rooms or salon. With its own wide-screen TV, it can be used for an entertainment area, or if needed, sliding wooden doors pull out from the wall to separate it if it is needed as an additional bedroom, with its own full bathroom.

 

A second bedroom is identical to the one below and has its own terraced balcony, while the large master bedroom is designed with a private balcony overlooking the interior garden. Full bathrooms are completely appointed with upscale amenities and accessories.

 

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