This is a guest post by my very good friend, FlyingDetective.
The Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta is a beautiful resort. I went at the end of August and booked a club room – I don’t have Hyatt Diamond status. I greatly enjoyed my stay and I believe it being slow season made it even more enjoyable.
What All-Inclusive Means and Club Room
My room was spacious and well stocked with about anything you could want, including a hot tub on the balcony overlooking beach and ocean.
Hyatt Ziva resorts are “all-inclusive” and that even includes the in-room mini bars, which is restocked daily and upon request. Sounds nice? Well, then how does full room service being included sound? Yes, that’s free as well and available 24 hours.
The Ziva Puerto Vallarta has two towers, one is for “club” rooms and the other for standard rooms. The club is well stocked with alcohol and foods until about 10:00 pm.
The location of the Club lounge was perfect, as it was on the way from the pool bar to the in-room mini bar. No chance to get parched 😉
Marijuana Dealer on Beach
Also overall, the property is well laid out and is unique in that the beach area is only for guests of the Ziva. Both ends of the beach are bordered by rocks which naturally limit access to the beach to Ziva guests only. However, I did see local vendors hawking their goods on the beach that obviously were not Hyatt-sanctioned. One offered cigars, marijuana and cocaine – although I only saw cigars displayed. I should mention that this was one vendor who was off on the far end of the beach near a water inlet. I asked if his goods were included and he denied it. Still, I wonder if a drug dealer at the Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta beach explains the popularity of this Hyatt property.
Restaurants and Resort
There are several restaurants on the property, one is a buffet style and there is an Asian, Mexican, and Italian themed restaurant as well as a grill. The food at all the restaurants was extremely well prepared, plated, fresh, and presented with great care. It was delicious. I did not have one bad item while I was there.
There are several pools on the property in case you don’t want to venture into the ocean. One is reserved for adults. Of course there is plenty of alcohol or any other kind of refreshments you may want near each pool.
The resort even had night shows and activities but I did not get to see any during this trip. They also offer daytime activities such as parasailing and jet ski rentals – all on site.
The spa is very well equipped and includes a full gym and massage services. When you purchase any service you can use the spa amenities all day long. This is nice because the spa is on the entire third floor. The spa comes with a private pool and sun deck complete with hot tubs. The only disadvantage of the spa level is that there is no way to get drinks on the third floor.
Overall I have to give the Hyatt Ziva PV high marks in just about every category. The food, cleanliness, friendliness of staff, amenities, and anything else you could want were perfect. Of course, I will have to stop in again to see if anything has changed and report back. Until then, I leave you with a few more photos.
– TFD (The FlyingDetective)
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