Monday, September 24, 2012

A Brief Overview Of Grand Luxxe Nuevo Vallarta Resort

By Patrice McCoy

Grand Luxxe Nuevo Vallarta is an exclusive resort that runs parallel to the Ameca river. It's close to the Sierra Madre mountains and has miles of sandy beaches facing the pacific ocean. Among its range of amenities are a health spa and fitness center, gourmet restaurants, nightclubs, and a world-class golf course.

Accommodation at the resort has been designed to provide visitors with the utmost in style and convenience. It consists of villas and apartments that are equipped with the latest in luxurious fixtures and fittings. Fully equipped kitchens with granite counters and stone floors give an idea of the level of decor that is provided.

The golf course was designed by Jack Nicklaus and fills an additional role as a nature reserve. It is surrounded by jungle and has views of the Ameca river, the Sierra mountains, and the ocean. Both group and individual coaching is available from the resident professionals, the club also provides the kind of services (shop, rentals, etc) that the well-to-do sports-person expects.

The resort also has a large spa and fitness center. The Brio spa offers a range of beauty treatments in a chic, relaxing atmosphere designed to cater to up-market tastes. The range of treatments available include massage, pedicure, manicure, hair care, and facials.

A full range of fitness equipment and services are also available. These include world class gym equipment and a range of classes including Pilates, yoga, zumba, aqua spinning and stretching. After working out, clients can enjoy a steam sauna, cold pool, hot tub, hydro tub, or simply take a shower.

The resort has a plethora of options for fine dining. Mexican, Asian, Caribbean, Cuban and Italian cuisine are available, and are within walking distance of the accommodation. Some establishments offer buffet style dining and there is also the option of room service. The beach runs the entire length of the resort and offers miles of pristine sand. The ocean has a moderate temperature and is suitable for year-round bathing.

Visitors venturing outside of the resort will find nearby Puerto Vallarta offers an abundance of shops, cafes, nightlife, and other attractions. A major resort destination, it is the sixth largest city in the state of Jalisco and combines a cosmopolitan atmosphere with an old-world charm.

Visitors can absorb the vibrant, newer areas of the city or take in the cobbled streets of old Vallarta. The ancient quarters of the town, with their beautiful pueblo buildings have a fascinating cultural history. The Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe is perhaps the city's most precious landmark.

Shoppers venturing outside of Grand Luxxe Nuevo Vallarta will discover the city has a variety of retail outlets. Newer shopping centers and up-market shops are to be seen along with smaller, local shops. Puerto Vallarta has also been attracting skilled artisans for some years. Here they make and sell every kind of handicraft one can imagine. Leather, glass, and wooden goods are sold alongside art, jewelery, and other items.

Nature lovers are also well catered for, with many providers offering whale, turtle and bird watching eco-tours. One can also swim with dolphins and enjoy other nature-related adventures. Sports and adventure operators are also plentiful, offering activities like canoeing, jet skiing, scuba diving, and off-the-beaten-track excursions.

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