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February 13, 2017
Security is a major concern for resort management. An incident involving a golf cart crossing Blvd. Nayarit and a taxi could have been serious. As it turns out, according to one person familiar with the incident, no one was injured. Everyone dodged a bullet, as we all know how fast cars and trucks move on Blvd. Nayarit during the day and at night.
That said, members of Vidanta get the feeling that management unwittingly or knowingly tries to restrict their freedom to leave the property on foot. There are many attractions in the Marina Nuevo Vallarta area that guests frequently like to visit. (Please tap the photo below to enlarge, and tap your browser's back arrow to return to this page.)
Are restrictions relaxing? Read what this Aimfair member, who is there now, had to say about his party's recent experiences leaving the property on foot:
Well, we went to Porto Bello and Blue Shrimp over past 2 nights. Had no trouble walking out over golf bridge at sunset. Both restaurants were busy. Both had good service and good food. Took a cab home.
Are restrictions loosening? Management seems to be listening, and leaving the property on foot may be a new reality. Stay tuned....
February 10, 2017
Moons have been given a number of names over the years. The moon we saw last night and this morning is called the "Snow Moon", and, according to the Farmers Almanac, the name came from native Americans. Evidently, they named all the moons in order to keep track of months and time.
Of course the Snow Moon would look beautiful in a snowy setting. But, then again, who wants to be in the snow when you can see this when you get up to start you day full of golf, pool side reading and beach walking?
Maybe we should start our own naming system....Beach Moon 1, Beach Moon 2....No? Not very creative? OK, you win....we will forget that idea.
It certainly is wonderful having photos like this one sent often from Nuevo Vallarta. Thank you, and keep them coming...
January 27, 2017
We learned from The Mexico Report that the AAA has named its list of Five Diamond Hotels and Restaurants for 2017. There are four hotels in Riviera Nayarit that are on the list. These include:
- The Grand Luxxe Nayarit (2014)
- Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit (2007)
- Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, Mexico (2001)
- The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort (2009)
That said, there are issues we would like management to reconcile. These include:
- Return the ability for guests to leave the property and return by foot. There are ways to do this surreptitiously. But that is not what we all want to do. A shuttle to the old entrance and a short walk over Blvd. Nayarit on the cart bridge could resolve this issue.
- Open the northbound access road to Highway 200. Although there appears to be a cloverleaf in place, there is word that a turn-around across the bridge and near the Starbucks Coffee shop is the project underway that will enable travelers from the Vidanta property to head north.
- Resolve the reservation system.
- Improve shuttle service around the property.
- Noise on the property is intrusive and should be reduced out of respect to guests on the property.
- Although concierges are friendly and accommodating, they are not well equipped to provide reliable services to guests who expect Five Star levels of service.
Congratulations for retaining the AAA Five Star status in 2017. Let's keep improving!
December 22, 2016
The Holiday Season is wonderful. Youngsters are wide eyed. Teenagers still enjoy the mystery of what's coming next. Friends and couples share good times. Families with grand parents, parents, partners and children come together to share gifts, laughter and fun together. Its that way for us anyway....
Its that way in Nuevo Vallarta too. Look what we found - Santa is there in person:
Then there is this very heartwarming and conceivable story:
We originally came to Neuvo Vallarta to gather memories. And gather them we have. With nine grand children and ten children and spouses, the memories abound. We anticipate they will continue, too, with all the additions to the property and apparent willingness to go the extra mile, so to speak.
There is no question that the company is in the real estate business, and the sole purpose of the business plan is to sell its product. That said, it is a very quality product and the grounds are second to none.
So, it is with great pleasure that we wish all our new found friends who are Aimfair members or maybe not, company employees or maybe not the happiest and most memorable Holiday Season, and a healthy, prosperous, fun filled 2017.
Cheers! To fond memories and good friends!!
December 17, 2016Action! Taking place in Nuevo Vallarta next to Highway 200 just north of the Ameca River bridge. This is a very big development.
Here is a view of the property in July, 2016 as seen on Google Earth (Tap the image to expand, tap your browser's "back arrow" to return.):
What we see in the above image is only part of the proposed park. Do you see the driving range in the lower left side and corner of the image? It is said that the Nicklaus Academy and Driving Range will also become part of the Theme Park. If so, it will consume the area that extends to the Jarretaderas access road.
Here is a recent view from the ground of the construction activity (Contributed by an Aimfair supporter and member.):
Can you imagine the number of guests that will be required to insure the success of this venture? It has been said in different places that there will be up to 5,000 per day and maybe more. This estimate puts those of us who own right to use contracts in an interesting spot. Will it be too crowded for us to enjoy a peaceful vacation....or....will it be exciting to be part of such a dynamic venue? Who knows.....we will all just have to...