Our View of the Grand Mayan Vacation Club

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October 5, 2013 - Grand Mayan Under Construction.
October 5, 2013 - Grand Mayan Under Construction.

Welcome the newest Grand Mayan - Puerto Penasco - Opening Mach 1, 2015
Tap here to view photos taken by Lyn on Octobder 5, 2013

Grand Mayan Resorts followed the success of the Mayan Palace.
According to WikiBin and Mayanresorts.info (The link is no longer available.), Grupo Mayan Resorts began operations in 1975 with its first property called Pariso Mazatlan. A second property followed in 1979, which was called Pariso del Mar, also located in Mazatlan. In 1984, the then fledgling Grupo Mayan Resorts inaugurated its third property in Mazatlan, which the company called Costa Brava Hotel (Brave Coast Hotel). This hotel is located only a short walk from the Paraiso del Mar. Later, Costa Brava Hotel changed its name to Vidafel Mazatlan, which later was changed again to Sea Garden.

The next moves for Grupo Mayan were significant. Consider the following activity:
Year Comments
2003 First Grand Mayan opens at Riviera Maya in October, 2003.
2003 The second Grand Mayan opens at Acapulco in November, 2003.
2004 The third Grand Mayan opens at Nuevo Vallarta in October, 2004.
2007 The fourth Grand Mayan opens at San Jose del Cabo in October, 2007.
2015 The fifth Grand Mayan will open on March 1, 2015 at La Jolla de Cortes (Puerto Penasco).

In October, 2008 we learned through a fellow member that 1) Vedanta Capital Group owns the Grupo Mayan brands and 2) Mayan Palace is included in the brands owned by Vedanta Capital Group.

This was news to us especially since we purchased our Grand Luxxe units at Nuevo Vallarta in December, 2007 and heard nothing of these events.

Since then, we have learned more about the Grand Mayan. It is a highly regarded resort in the travel industry and is very popular among the many Canadians, Americans and Mexican Nationals who spend annual vacations at one of the beach side locations.

Although many owners of Grand Mayan rights to use contracts have upgraded, there are many more who are very satisfied with the accommodations they have access to through their contract rights.

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Based upon personal experience, we like the Grand Mayan units as they provide hotel like accommodations on beautiful properties.

Note: All Grand Mayan rooms are configured in the same way at each Grand Mayan Resort location. Only the structure of the resort complex might be different.

Below is the layout of the Grand Mayan Master Suite:

The Grand Mayan Master Suite Floor Plan
The Grand Mayan Master Suite Floor Plan

To provide you with a glimpse of three of the four Grand Mayan resorts, we found on You Tube three excellent videos that were shared by a very informative website called RCI Vacations. RCI is one of the timeshare industry's largest exchange companies and is owned by Wyndham Worldwide. Grupo Vidanta, now operating as Vida Vacation Club has a long standing operating relationship with RCI.

Enjoy the following videos. They were produced in 2017.

Enjoy these informative videos:

Grand Mayan Resorts - Acapulco Video (Published on Dec. 8, 2017 - You Tube and RCI Vacaions)

Grand Mayan Resorts - Nuevo Vallarta Video (Published Nov. 2, 2017 - You Tube and RCVacations)

Grand Mayan Resorts - Riviera Maya Video (Published Dec 15, 2017 - You Tube and RCIVacations)

Grand Mayan Resorts - San Jose del Cabo Video (Published Nov. 30, 2017 - You Tube and RCIVacations)

Photos of the resort at Nuevo Vallarta are presented below:

Grand Mayan - Nuevo Vallarta

Thanks for sharing your photos Scott

(Grand Mayan at Nuevo Vallarta - Nov 10, 2010)

(Grand Mayan at Nuevo Vallarta at dusk - Nov 10, 2010)

(Grand Mayan Suite Kitchen Area)

(Grand Mayan Suite Living Area)

(Grand Mayan Suite Bedroom Area)

(Grand Mayan Brio Spa - Outside Hot Tubs)

(Grand Mayan Lazy River Jan 8, 2010)

(Grand Mayan Kiddy and Wave Pools - Jan 8, 2010)

(Thanksgiving at the Grand Mayan Nov 26, 2009)

Where Are The Grand Mayan Resorts?

Following is a list of Grupo Vidanta / Mayan Resorts Properties and our understanding of the status of the Mayan Palace on each Property:

Property Resort Status
Acapulco1 Open and operational all year. (September 19, 2010)
Nuevo Vallarta2 Open and operational all year. (September 19, 2010)
Puerto Penasco Scheduled to open March 1, 2015
Riviera Maya3 Open and operational all year. (September 19, 2010)
San Jose del Cabo4 Open and operational all year. (September 19, 2010)

1 Thanks to RCITV.Com and Google YouTube for brining these videos to our attention.
2 Thanks to RCITV.Com and Google YouTube for brining these videos to our attention.
3 Thanks to RCITV.Com and Google YouTube for brining these videos to our attention.
4 Thanks to RCITV.Com and Google YouTube for binging these videos to our attention.

Buildings With Uncertain Designation

Puerto Penasco
Grand Mayan or Grand Bliss? - March 1, 2015 - the building opens as a Grand Mayan
Email announcment of the opening on March 1, 2015 confirms the new building will be a Grand Mayan Vacation Club resort.

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Resort Updates

Please email us at [email protected] if you have photos and other information to share.

Agreements for Lodging Rights and Services plus any accompanying addenda define the terms of use of the Grand Mayan Vacation Club units as well as the terms of sale.

The Grupo Vidanta International Sales organization creates many ways to configure offers to sell Lodging Rights agreements to prospective buyers. Generally, in addition to identifying the Member's names, the agreements specify the type of unit, registration numbers, Classification and Type of use.

Addenda specify additional benefits buyers may negotiate to include in their Lodging Rights agreements and can be valuable.

Terms of sales change with changes in the demand for and supply of the different levels of accommodations that become available to sell.

Please Note:
The information presented above is provided by Aimfair.com, which is a website that two Grand Luxxe Residence Club owners formed to provide information and create a way for other owners to connect and exchange information with each other.

Such information may or may not be accurate and should not be relied upon in any way.

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