My wife and I just returned from a 2 week stay at the Grand Luxxe, NV. We were in GL Tower 3 on the 8th floor. I requested this reservation from Customer Service one week before arrival and was very pleased with the assignment. The resort was less than 30% occupied so we experienced no crowds at any of the pools, restaurants, shuttles or when walking about the campus. Only about half the restaurants were open and we had to make a reservation daily via the concierge; no walk-ins accepted. The former Punta Arana has been rebuilt and enlarged and is called the Puerto Majar, very nice. We asked the concierge to tell what restaurants were open each day to make reservations. Havana Moon is closed and being rebuilt. Tramonto was closed; Samba is only open til 6 PM. The beach area between the old Havana Moon and Puerto Majar is being reconstructed to create Salum but I don't think it will be as spacious as the one at MR.|
The pool at GL Tower 1 was closed, while the pool at GL Tower 4 was heated and had lots of chairs and chaises vacant. The "old" GL pool on the beach was renamed Beach Land and includes the Balche lunch and bar. Look for Alicia, a friendly GL attendant who will reserve seats, umbrellas and towels if you ask her. The large collection of connected Grand Mayan pools are open but not heated. There were lots of chaises around the pool and led water aerobics in the pool. The kiddies park at the end of the wave pool is closed and being rebuilt. The craft shops were all open beside the water slide.
Submitted by Bill Shannon