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Marival Distinct Luxury Residences & World Spa

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#2 of 9 all-inclusives in Nuevo Nayarit
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Our fusion of luxury and comfort makes you feel at home in a family atmosphere, with the addition of Four Diamond recognition. There is a gourmet meal plan and premium international drinks are All Included. We have 1 to 4-bedroom fully equipped spacious residences and we have many more options for all different needs and requirements: choose between Residences with outside demi-pool, or Penthouses and Villas with private pool. All this makes us the place where everyone wants to return with the quality of our service and 30 years of experience that provides you with the "home feeling" that distinguishes us. Enjoy a quiet atmosphere, full of luxury and details that make a difference. Make your wedding dream come true at Mozzamare or simply enjoy an unforgettable honeymoon with the best views and sunsets in an environment of luxury and sophistication. If you are looking for more, customize your experience with the amenities and benefits that our Family Emotion program offers you.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Diving
Babysitting
Secured parking
Wifi
Paid wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Rooftop pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Private pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Sauna
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Rooftop bar
Tennis court
Aerobics
Bicycle tours
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Tennis court offsite
Nightclub / DJ
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Salon
Steam room
Waxing services
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Convenience store
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
Doorperson
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Additional bathroom
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Iron
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Dishwasher
Microwave
Minibar
Oven
Refrigerator
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family Resort
Modern
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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MikeAdamsVT wrote a review 15 Apr
Woodinville, Washington3 contributions1 helpful vote
I have a big family (12 of us - my wife/me, 3 kids, 3 spouses, 4 grandkids) who vacation together. This was our first time staying at an all-inclusive resort. The things I really cared about the most was ease of enjoying the beach/ocean, the pools, the restaurants and bars together without having to split up or reserve cabanas or plan each minute ahead of time. Marival Distinct was perfect. There were always enough lounge chairs open on the beach. There were always enough by the pool. We got in to every restaurant we wanted, on the night we wanted, without reservation or waiting. The service was incredible. Elian at Lemongrass and the pool took great care of us. Felix got us whatever supplies or assistance we needed with umbrellas, sunscreen or whatever. Orlando made sure Lemongrass was always taking good care of us. Juan at the beach bar is a master mixologist, and Jose and Noemi provide great service… The food at Distinct is good, not great. If you like Applebees and Olive Garden, that’s the level. We had three suites on the top floor, and the rooms were fantastic. And room service was always quick, and always good. The beach is beautiful, the water warm, and the pools small but not crowded at all. Every one of us had a great time!
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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ro404040 wrote a review June 2023
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We just stayed at the Marival Distinct for 6 days and it was absolutely over the top. The food, the service and attention to detail make this a must visit. We’ve been to a few if not most of the high end resorts in the area and this visit is one for the books. We travelled with two kids both under 5. We opted for the first floor demi pool two bedroom. If you have toddlers I would highly recommend this location. Makes tanning, eating, drinking and keeping an eye on the kids easy. The Demi pool is ideal because the waiters are always walking around so you never have to wait long for food or drink. We had one waiter our entire time and he was fantastic. He was always within reach. I never had to wonder when he’d be around for a drink because he was always around. He was working three families near us and they were all very happy. The restaurant by the main pool has excellent food. We tried the full menu and can tell you that everything was delicious. The drinks are absolutely incredible. We tried the emotions resort and I can tell you with certainty that distinct is a far superior resort in all aspects, especially drinks. Pillow menus made this a great visit. I was finally able to get some good sleep at a hotel. Room service food was incredible. The restaurants were all very good. Insu was amazing and the restaurant on the beach, Mosamare, was very nice. Loved having breakfast there. The views are incredible. This is how you make up for not being right on the beach. Eventually they will need to purchase the empty lot behind the beach area. Cleaning service was also amazing. Never without clean sheets or snacks or drinks. They went above and beyond. They were also quiet when cleaning the rooms when our infant was sleeping. The kids club on site is very cool too. The two girls working it were fantastic and our oldest had a blast doing arts and crafts and they made her feel very welcome. I wasn’t worried about here being there playing by herself. They do offer a nannie service in case mom and dad want to get away for the evening but we didn’t try it this go around. As a visitor one thing to consider but shouldn’t discourage you from visiting is that this hotel is not on the beach but it does have its own beautifully lined private walkway to the beach that leads to a magnificent view and beach access for the hotel visitors. It’s a short 3 min walk so the older folk may have some difficulties getting there but if you take your time you will be fine. You can also request a golf cart give you a ride you just have to wait a few minutes for them to pick you up. Overall it was an incredible experience. Only a few things that can be better. After ordering room service the wait to have the dishes picked up was a little long even after we requested they come in. This is an easy fix. Have transport on standby to walk from the hotel to the beach. Having to wait a few minutes isn’t a huge deal but when you want to catch the sunset it’s nice to have immediate transport. I know, I know just leave a little sooner but this is a vacation. You shouldn’t have to plan ahead. You should just do. This I believe is also an easy fix. Also why were the bicycles locked up when you are in an enclosed resort. That’s just silly. One other thing is the deal with flamingos golf needs improvement. When I spoke to the concierge they gave me one set price for the entire day. If you play you kno proces change as the day goes on. It would be nice to have that diled in or have a deal available. If not there is nothing wrong in saying sir we don’t have a deal with them. We can facilitate the reservation but the price will be the same. I’ll edit this if I come up with other items but over all the resort is incredible and the service is above and beyond.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Joe wrote a review 13 Apr
Campbell, California1 contribution1 helpful vote
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What an incredible resort. One of, if not, the best vacations we’ve had. We took our kids (7 & 10) to Marival Distinct over Spring Break, 4/5 - 4/12. Hands-down the best All-Inclusive we’ve visited. The vibe was more reserved and relaxed, never felt crowded. The grounds were beautiful and their team was always working to keep the aesthetics of the resort at their best. We visited Marival’s sister resort, Emotions, to check out the water slides. Quickly realized Emotions was not our vibe and only stayed for a few hours. Emotions is much larger with a more classic All-Inclusive resort feel. LOTS of kids, very loud, felt crowded… This is NOT the case at Marival Distinct. Marival Distinct is more intimate, more chill. The jazz & longe music while you walk the property set the tone… Our room was top notch. The views were unreal, and the deck and room itself were spacious. Rooms were clean and well designed. Beds were pretty firm. They provide a pillow menu which I should have utilized. The food, for an All-Inclusive, was great. Desserts were so-so, but meals were always great. The hot dog at Lemmon Grass is not to be missed. Get the hot dog! Lemmon Grass (yes, spelled with two m’s) is the main pool-side restaurant. Choice of traditional sit-down or pool-side service. Staff was THE BEST. So attentive and the service provided was outstanding. One of our favorite spots at the resort. The large pool is shallower which our 7 y/o liked. Hot Tub, no kids allowed, is large and secluded. Loved it. My wife and I, and our 10 y/o, LOVED the beach club. Five minute walk through a beautifully landscaped pathway. Again, the jazz and lounge music lines the pathway. At the end of the path, you reach this glorious beachside oasis with a great restaurant, bar, infinity pool that overlooks the beach, cabanas and beach chairs. This spot is out of a dream. I want to go back and I just got home… Food/Drink service provided at your beach chair or cabana. The staff, again, were AWESOME. Great service!! The food was great!! The drinks were great!! The beach club area is truly special. The beach vendors are a little annoying but keep their distance and not as many as we encountered at Emotions. The water and waves were great, and the beach was clean. My wife and daughter loved boogie boarding in the waves. The sunsets… burned in my mind for eternity. Gods paintbrush… Incredible! I want to call out a number of staff members. These team members provided us with incredible service. And no matter which staff member we interacted with, no matter how small, the service was always top notch. Always “my pleasure…” Incredibly polite and always willing to help. To: Elian, Manuel, Sergio, Octavio, Abdi, Felix, Olga, Vanessa, Irvin, Miguel, Daniela, Vicki, Mario, Rodrigo and countless others… THANK YOU for making our vacation so special. Additional insights… Omaggio, restaurant near main lobby… The taco bar on weekends, near the hot tub, is not to be missed. Fresh tortillas. I’ll dream about this taco bar for years to come… I don’t understand why Emotions has a cocktail menu, but Distinct does not. That said, this creates conversations between guests and some wild discoveries. Do not miss the Dirty Monkey or Oaxaca! (1) dirty monkey + (2) Oaxacas and I’m in my happy place… in an infinity pool overlooking the ocean. Distinct is paradise! We didn’t use the kids club, but probably should have. We wanted time with our kids, honestly. Next time we’d explore. The kids we did see in the kids club looked to be having a blast. Don’t miss the Sky Bar. Main lobby elevator to the “T”op… Bring cash to tip. The service is top notch and these workers deserve tips. Iguanas. Can’t wait to go back one day…
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Kal-El V wrote a review 10 Apr
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Staff and overall experience surpassed my expectations. They were very friendly and courteous. Lamberto and the Lemongrass crew provided excellent service and made my experience memorable. I appreciate and recommend their services. I will definitely be coming back, and recommend Marival Distinct to friends and family. Thank you Marival Distinct!
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Alejandra L wrote a review 10 Apr
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The service with Lamberto at the Lemmon Grass Restaurant was excellent. He was so attentive to all our needs and was always getting what we need our food and drinks. Such fast and excellent service, always in a good mood. If you come always seek his services!
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Room Tip: Best would be to travel in low seasons since it is not as crowded.
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Gem H wrote a review 9 Apr
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We had a great time at Marival Distinct. Staying at an all inclusive resort maximized our relaxation. We were especially impressed with the friendly, fluent staff! We had easy access to the beach and its restaurant. It was a short walk back to the perfectly sheltered pool when the typical afternoon winds picked up on the beach. Pickleball was a bonus. The restaurants offered a nice variety and the food was great at all of them.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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GasMan wrote a review 5 Apr
Los Angeles, California6 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed here 10 years ago and remembered having a good time, except for some food quality issues and lack of beach access. We were hoping to see improvements and gave it another chance. Unfortunately, our stay was marred by the aggressive timeshare (“membership”) person who hounded us at check-in, trying to force us to attend a “90-minute” meeting the next morning. What kind of hotel does this?! Let us check in. Get a clue. As mentioned in numerous other reviews, the service in the restaurants was spotty. The lack of enthusiasm and attention to detail by many of the staff was palpable. Unfortunately, this is a sign of poor management and oversight. The best hotels have managers/captains/etc., always present and visible. This was not the case here. And because of it, the staff, many of whom are very young, chose to socialize with each other rather than focus on the customers. My children and I had a running joke about how many times we would need to ask for an item (e.g., water, coffee, etc.) before they would bring it. The record was SIX times for coffee. I realize that food taste is highly subjective, but the food here was mediocre to just okay. Closing Omaggio for lunch and Lemongrass for dinner was not okay. The highlight was the Mexican night buffet, which had some of the best Mexican food I’ve ever had. We also dined at Amalfi at the sister resort, and it was better than the Distinct options. Omaggio’s breakfast buffet was not good at all. The rotating dinner options were mediocre despite high hopes. Insu was good. The Mottomarre was beautifully done but the good was just okay, despite nice presentations. Drinks were horrible and had very little alcohol. Wow. The pool waitstaff was the highlight of the hotel. They were all very enthusiastic and timely. Bravo! The pool towel person, however, clearly needs to attend a class on customer service. The best aspect of the hotel is the huge rooms. This is basically the only reason to stay at this hotel if you’re a family looking to spread out. Lastly, being nickel-and-dimed to have a can of Pringles or our Nespresso pods replenished was completely unacceptable. Really? This will be our last visit to this resort.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Hagit G wrote a review 3 Apr
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This hotel is a big scam and their customer service is horrible! They advertise kids are FREE but they charge me extra $1400 for my son who turned 7 one month ago on top of the $5200 I already paid for 5 days. This is supposed to be All inclusive resort, yet the fridge was completely empty not even water. The phone on the room didn’t work so I had to go downstairs to complain 3 times. The phones were never fixed even thought they checked them 3 times. We didn’t have any curtains in the LR where my kids were sleeping so they couldn’t sleep because of the lights from outside at night and the sunshine in the morning. When you complain about it they tell you “ you booked one bedroom suite , it’s not big enough “ are you kidding me? This is 1500 sq ft suite, you advertise it fits 4 people, you charged me extra for the child and then my kids can’t even sleep comfortably because even the bed is a pull out sofa full size that breaks your back???? That’s a joke! Scammers all over this resort! After all the problems we had with the hotel, on the 3rd day the house keeper came in to bring towels as I asked her NOT to clean the room . Under my nose she stole my diamond wedding band that was part of a set. I immediately noticed it and ran to find her but she was already gone. I called the Carlos the manager and fined a complaint. They sent a crew to look at our room and our belongings , they even took apart the drain but couldn't find it. They said they investigated the maid and couldn't find anything. Oh well did you think a thief will admit that he was stealing??? I filed a report with the police but the hotel refused to take any responsibility. What a joke! This could have been a nice resort with great food but instead they are scammers with zero customer service.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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doc wrote a review 1 Apr
Hacienda Heights, California1 contribution
What can I say. Great time but my guy Victor at mozamare beach club with Victor jr. And Abraham are the best!!! Attention to detail. Every single order was delivered quickly and perfectly. My beer was always cold, my drinks were always perfect. The food was awesome for a beach scene. But what makes this place great is the people. Did I mention Victor. Don’t let my review sway you, go experience it for yourself
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Ana H wrote a review Mar 2024
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The service was amazing! They make you feel like royalty. Lamberto waited on us for 5 days of our 5 day stay. He is so friendly, and very funny. A++ Octavio also helped us poolside, and he is so fast and friendly. The Lemmongrass staff is a great team of hard working guys! We will be staying here again.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Room Tip: Very chill relaxing vibes. If you like partying, stay elsewhere.
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MexicoPacific CoastNayaritRiviera NayaritNuevo Nayarit
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Frequently Asked Questions about Marival Distinct Luxury Residences & World Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Marival Distinct Luxury Residences & World Spa?
Nearby attractions include Santuario de Cocodrilos El Cora (1.2 km), Scuba Steve (1.1 km), and Mini Market (0.08 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Marival Distinct Luxury Residences & World Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Marival Distinct Luxury Residences & World Spa?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Marival Distinct Luxury Residences & World Spa?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Marival Distinct Luxury Residences & World Spa?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Marival Distinct Luxury Residences & World Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Insu Sky Bar, Nicksan Nuevo Vallarta, and Piaf.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Marival Distinct Luxury Residences & World Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Marival Distinct Luxury Residences & World Spa have airport transportation?
Yes, Marival Distinct Luxury Residences & World Spa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Marival Distinct Luxury Residences & World Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Marival Distinct Luxury Residences & World Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Marival Distinct Luxury Residences & World Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
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